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May in Microstock off to good start!

  Immediately after I published my previous post on April’s earnings.  I went to check my email and found that I had a sale on Fotolia.  It could be a good month!  It was a XS but a sale none the less.

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Microstock April 2008 Update

April was a really busy month but I still got to do some shooting and uploading. Even got a couple more added to most of the sites. I got a good jump in my average portfolio size, but I’d really like to do something like Lee Torrens’ Shoot Daily and Contribute Nightly or Matt Antonino’s April 450 – monthly microstock goal . Both of which are very ambitious but not really an attainable goal for me right now.

GravelHad an interesting experience with my best sale from last month. It was just a simple shot of some gravel I took while watching one of my boys baseball practice. That is what I’m working at getting better at, having the camera with me and seeing the opportunity to take a shot that is a good microstock shot.  The shot is the picture to the right.  Makes me think if you can get it past the review process, it may well sell on Microstock, within reason.

My average portfolio size is currently 52 up from 43 images. It looks like that will take a hit along with my total balance when Lucky Oliver goes away in May. I did sign up for 123RF last month but need to submit my first batch of images there too, probably use the same batch I use for ShutterStock.

I should point out that these numbers are my career TOTALS not just the totals for April. When I get some more consistent downloads and earnings I switch to monthly numbers.

Sites Portfolio Size Downloads Balance Comments
Fotolia 112 12 $7.59 Sold one
Lucky Oliver 98 2 $1.20 Guess I’ll have to say Bye-Bye to my $1.20.
IStockPhoto 34 5 $4.56 Good month here
Crestock 9 0 $0.00
ShutterStock 0 0 $0.00 Got the notice that I can resubmit #5 but haven’t had time.
StockXpert 0 0 $0.00 Need to get my second attempt together
Dreamstime 8 0 $0.00
Totals Avg.52 19 $13.35 Hopefully I don’t see this number go backward with the loss of LO

Here’s a couple other blogs I follow, hopefully someday my earnings will rival some of theirs:

Microstock Diaries: Microstock Results for April 2008
Nil to Mil: April Earnings and Portfolios
Pixels Away: Microstock Photography Earnings Report for April 2008

Allen

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