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Welcome to the November 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly dystopian times. Just when things seemed to be going back to relative normal we receive some bad news with this new variant. Anyway, lets try to be optimistic and hope you enjoy this Brutally Honest Earnings Tale for November!

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/12/01/november-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

How did you do in November?

Stay tuned as Ill be presenting a year-end 2021 recap with goals for 2022 in a few weeks with loads of stats.

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Welcome to the October 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly normal times (on the surface at least).

In addition to the earnings report, check out a summary of a super useful/interesting chat with Nash Mascaro, Sales Director at Arcangel who served me a large portion of humble pie and valuable tips on improving my approvals/sales over at Arcangel.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/10/31/october-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

Hope you had a good month and keeping healthy.

Alex


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Welcome back to the September 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times. Hope your stock business isnt proving to be too much of a tough climb

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/09/30/september-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

Alex


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Welcome back to the August 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times. Hope that your summer has not been a wash-out in terms of sales and travel plans.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/08/31/august-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

All the best - Alex

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Welcome back to the July 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gammawe might run out of Greek letters soon!

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/07/31/july-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

Hope you had an excellent month.

Alex

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Welcome back to the June 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times!

In addition to my monthly earnings, I discuss my first experience with capturing and uploading drone footage.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/06/29/june-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

How did you do this month?

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Welcome back to the May 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times!

April was a real stinker at $546, surely I managed to surpass that...

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/05/31/may-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

Alex


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It's that time of the month again and welcome back to the April 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times!

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/04/30/april-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report/


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Welcome back to the March 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times!

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/03/31/march-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report/




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Interested to know your thoughts if you believe that there's any reason to be optimistic in regards to the future of the microstock photography industry as a viable business opportunity.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/03/18/7-reasons-why-microstock-photography-is-probably-a-waste-of-your-time/

Just checked my February 2021 iStock earnings results making me even more pessimistic.

Looking forward to a fruitful discussion.

Best regards,

Alex

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Continuing on with the Stock-Wizards interview series, today Im pleased to share with you an interview with Dmitry Budnikov, Co-Founder & Lead Developer of Stocksubmitter, an app that completely automates your microstock workflow: filling, translating and storing metadata, uploading and submitting your content to dozens of microstock agencies at the same time.

https://www.brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/03/14/interview-with-dmitry-budnikov-founder-of-stocksubmitter/

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Welcome back to the February 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times! At least there appears to finally be light at the end of the tunnel. Seems like most of us will be able to travel relatively freely from the summer, Im already making plans!

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/02/27/february-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

All the best,

Alex

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Welcome back to the January 2021 detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times!

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/01/31/january-2021-brutally-honest-earnings-report-nice/

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Is Microstock still worth it in 2021?
I can categorically say no, its not worth it unless those consider it some sort of hobby. In my case, Ive relegated this side-hustle to a sort of a fun past-time to upgrade some gear once upon a time as discussed above and if theres a bit left over to spend on travel (whenever possible, hopefully soon).

Theres more money to be made picking up loose change in supermarket shopping carts or turning cans/bottles over to recycling centres for a few quarters.

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Alamy.com / "Alamy Live News" took me 16 hours to respond
« on: January 20, 2021, 12:04 »
From applying and getting the green light, was 16 hours. By then it's pretty much old news.

How's your experience been uploading as "Alamy Live News"?

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With another year / decade gone by Im happy to share with you my first monthly report for 2031 Special Edition, straight from idyllically-tropical island of Fernando de Noronha, 350km off the coast of Northeastern Brazil, where Ive been living for the past two years!

Ive decided to stay as far away from civilization as possible with no regrets. Things started to get increasingly chaotic and dystopic especially with the new Covid strains, civil uprisings, nuclear strikes, etc.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/01/18/january-2031-brutally-honest-earnings-report-special-nuclear-edition/

Happy reading and stay safe!

Alex

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2020 is officially over and its finally time to publish a comprehensive review of the extraordinary (un)forgettable year that was, while provide a glimpse forward to the new year.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2021/01/01/2020-year-end-review-good-bad-and-ugly/

Hope you find it an enjoyable read and useful for your own stock business.

Alex

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General Stock Discussion / November 2020 Earnings Report
« on: November 30, 2020, 13:49 »
Welcome back to another detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times! Link to the blog post:

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2020/11/30/november-2020-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

Hope you're getting a-head in this industry with all the curve balls these agencies are throwing at us.


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Welcome back to another detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times! To recap, September proved to be a terrible month as the travel industry (my niche) fails to recover. Let's see if things improved in October...

Finding motivation can be difficult but we must keep looking around for opportunities as there plenty if you know where to look.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2020/10/31/october-2020-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

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Welcome back to another detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times! August proved to be a terrible month but can be somewhat forgiven for traditionally being a holiday month, as well as everything else thats going on.

Let's see how I did in September...

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2020/09/30/september-2020-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

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Bigstock.com / Bigstock Bullsh*t Earnings
« on: September 24, 2020, 03:54 »
"How to earn less than $1 a month on 3,870 images" by a donkey BigStock contributor

Sept 2019, I earned a relatively high $24 on 3,667 images.

Have your sales also collapsed?

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Ive always liked Alamys business model. For years theyve worked hard to keep license fees relatively high by carving out an editorial niche in a crowded marketplace. Their commission levels continue to be one of the better ones within the major agencies, at 40% for non-exclusive and 50% for exclusive. In addition, they have top-notch contributor customer services.

However, for the past year Ive noticed within my port, reduced sales and low low prices. Easy to blame Covid but Ive noticed this trend long before March 2020. So lets dig deeper at whats going on at Alamy! Be warned that this way a a very stats-based post.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2020/09/13/i-love-you-alamy-but-im-breaking-up-with-you/

How have your sales at Alamy been for the past year?

Alex

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General Stock Discussion / August 2020 Earnings Report
« on: August 31, 2020, 11:48 »

Welcome back to another detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times! July proved to be a great month only due to some impressive book cover salesat micros, its been extremely frustrating. Lets see if August saw an uptick on sales

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2020/08/31/august-2020-brutally-honest-earnings-report-some-brutal-stats-inside/

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General Stock Discussion / July 2020 Detailed Earnings Results
« on: August 01, 2020, 08:24 »
Welcome back to another detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times!

Contributors, including myself, are upset at Shutterstocks shocking new earnings declinebut with some stats to analyze, lets see how much different they were from pre-June days. However, I would suggest to develop a positive mentality to look for profitable opportunities elsewhere and trust me there are many

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2020/08/01/july-2020-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

Alex

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General Stock Discussion / Selling Book Covers Blog Post
« on: July 10, 2020, 14:28 »
Hey all,

After many years of trial and error, I'm finally having some success with selling book covers at Arcangel.

Happy to share with you my latest post, which includes tips on what makes a good book cover and my latest sales:

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2020/07/10/tips-on-making-money-with-book-cover-photography-update/

Book covers, as a niche, certainly make a great alternative to diminishing returns on micros.

If it's something you're interested in, please get in touch and/or comment below or within my blog post.

Best regards,

Alex

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Welcome back to another detailed monthly report during these increasingly strange and desperate times!

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2020/06/30/june-2020-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

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