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Microstock Earnings January 2009

January has been an interesting month.  It started out with better downloads and a renewed commitment from me to keep more pictures uploaded consistently.  I did pretty good for about a week!  Actually I’m still trying to get into a routine of regularly shooting and uploading.  My goal is to ten a week, but I’ve really only done that one week in January.

We just got back from a long weekend where I was doing a bunch of shooting.  The down side is that it was at the beach and those shots are tough to get approved and selling.  I doubt I came up with anything real original.

I did add another agency this past month, BigStockphoto, and I’ve actually had a couple downloads already.

Site Portfolio Size Downloads Earnings Comments
Fotolia 164 1 $0.99
IStockPhoto 100 0 $0.00  
Crestock 21 0 $0.00  
ShutterStock 131 18 $4.50  
Stockxpert
177 3 $0.90  
Dreamstime 39 0 $0.00  
123RF 206 4 $2.08  
BigStockPhoto 19 2 $1.50 New one in this month
Totals Avg.107 28 $9.97  

I’m glad to see I kept my average the same while adding a new site.

Here’s a couple other blogs I follow that report their earnings:

Microstock Diaries
Nil to Mil
Pixels Away

Allen

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by astoner - February 2, 2009 at 10:11 pm

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Microstock Earnings December 2008

December was really busy with Christmas and everything so not much happened.  I hope people don’t find my numbers discouraging, especially since I don’t.  I’ve not really been putting much time into this endeavor.  I’m doing it more to learning something new and get better at photography.

Site Portfolio Size Downloads Earnings Comments
Fotolia 155 0 $0.00 Added one file, but no sales
IStockPhoto 98 0 $0.00
Crestock 21 0 $0.00
ShutterStock 111 11 $2.75
Stockxpert
152 2 $0.60
Dreamstime 39 0 $0.00
123RF 174 1 $0.36
Totals Avg.107 23 $3.71

Here’s a couple other blogs I follow that report their earnings:

Microstock Diaries
Nil to Mil
Pixels Away

Allen

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by astoner - January 1, 2009 at 9:28 pm

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Microstock Earnings November 2008

Well it looks like around $10/month seems to be right about where I’m stuck on my microstock earnings.  Last month I was disappointed with my earnings but this month I’m figuring that unless I step up my dedication and picture taking that’s about where I’m at.  In November I got a total of 3 pictures added to Shutterstock and that’s all the new content I got added.

I didn’t even get any other posts made here, although I do have a couple more that I want to make.

Site Portfolio Size Downloads Earnings Comments
Fotolia 154 0 $0.00
IStockPhoto 96 0 $0.00
Crestock 21 0 $0.00
ShutterStock 109 27 $8.43
Stockxpert
152 2 $0.60
Dreamstime 38 0 $0.00
123RF 164 1 $1.20
Totals Avg.104 23 $10.23

Here’s a couple other blogs I follow that report their earnings:

Microstock Diaries
Nil to Mil
Pixels Away

Allen

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by astoner - November 30, 2008 at 8:16 pm

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Microstock Earnings October 2008

OUCH!  Last month I thought I did okay while not getting much work done on adding photos.  Well this month I’ve done more to get pictures uploaded, but did quite a bit worse.

I think the next thing I need to work on is actually doing a shoot specifically for stock.  Right now I’m taking opportune shots but not doing the work to do a shoot that ‘tells a story’ or is specific ‘concept’.  Today I think I got some good fall decoration shots, but it’s really too late in the year for them to be of much value this year.  Should I wait until next summer to upload them?

I did hit one of my goals of getting 100 images in my ShutterStock portfolio.  I was hoping to get it done on IStockphoto as well but they’ve been so slow at reviewing I haven’t made it.  And it has seemed that most of my images have been getting rejected anyway by IS.

Site Portfolio Size Downloads Earnings Comments
Fotolia 154 1 $1.65  
IStockPhoto 93 4 $5.55  
Crestock 21 0 $0.00  
ShutterStock 106 18 $4.50  
Stockxpert
152 0 $0.00  
Dreamstime 38 0 $0.00  
123RF 164 0 $0.00  
Totals Avg.104 23 $11.70  

Here’s a couple other blogs I follow that report their earnings:

Microstock Diaries
Nil to Mil
Pixels Away

Allen

3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by astoner - November 1, 2008 at 10:17 pm

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