20 May 2007 Microstock Earnings Report April 2007
In line with my recent post considering why doesn’t anybody show their microstock earnings online I’ve decided to start a monthly post showing and discussing my earnings for the previous month. Despite the fact we’re already more than half way into May, I’m going to post my April results now. In future I’ll post my results on the first of each month.
So, here is my earnings report for April 2007:
All microstock agencies performed in their usual order and each one was down on last month. I did zero uploading during April due to major life events. Due to the near-passive nature of stock photography, I still got paid a little.
This chart shows more graphically how my earnings were down for April at each agency. April wasn’t a great month compared to March, but as you can see from the dotted moving average lines, we’re still coming out of a slump that started at the end of 2006.
This is actually a cropped chart as I estimate earnings for the current month which I had to strip off the right side. This is why StockXpert and LuckyOliver appear in the legend even though we didn’t sign up with them until May.
The pie chart in the top-left corner represents the portion of total earnings since we first started. Obviously iStockphoto dominates, but we have been with them longer than any other website and have the largest portfolio with them.
May is already looking like a much better month based on extrapolated daily averages, and we’re already experiencing some early results with our new registrations. The good part about posting April’s results so late in May is that there’s not long to go before the next update!
How were your earnings in April?