The biggest painful incident in February was closing of one of the best microstock sites – Stockxpert. It has quite a big impact on my microstock earnings. Most of the buyers from Stockxpert were moved to iStockphoto, so maybe that’s the reason why I had the BME (Best Month Ever) on iStock.
What are the most popular images and videos on microstock? You can find them in the lists on nearly each microstock agency (on some agencies you have to register to display the list). Sometimes they offer also overview of most searched keywords, which is very useful for the contributors.
First month of the year is over and my microstock earnings report is here again. The slump after Christmas season was not so big as I expected. Even better – the numbers are much higher than previous year – check the last graph in my article.
The year 2009 is over and it is time to put here some information about the earnings in December and also compare the whole year 2009 earnings with the previous year.
Well I did it again! November was again my Best Month Ever (BME) in microstock industry. The earnings were so good, that I had BME on every microstock agency, where I’m submitting my images.
The best improvement was on Fotolia – check the graph – the earnings are 4× bigger than they were in summer.
September was the Best Month Ever (BME) for me in microstock. And I’m awaiting that another BME will be in October and also in November, because in those months are the microstock earnings the highest for every year (you can check it on my last graph in the article). I had also the BME on Shutterstock and Dreamstime.
August was quite a weak month – my sales drops to the March level. And it looks like August was weak month also in previous two years (in 2008 it was because my account on Shutterstock was disabled for several days). The sales went down on all my accounts, except Fotolia.
Well this is another article about iStockphoto application quiz (check the quiz for vector illustrators and for photographers) – this time for flash developers. The quiz is really easy and consists of four questions only. Don’t forget to read the Stock Flash Training Manual before uploading your flash files (it will save you some rejections).
In July, there was not any surprise in the overall earnings for me – July 2009 was just a little bit worse than June – it is very similar as in the previous years in microstock – check the last graph in the report, where you can compare the earnings since 2007. Only on iStockphoto I had the BME (without any extended licence) – last image was added to my iStock portfolio in May!