01 May 2009 Microstock Earnings Report April 2009
It has been seven months with effectively zero uploads to my microstock accounts. I expected my earnings would have dropped significantly after such neglect. But no, some agencies continue sending me more and more earnings each month.
My total earnings were down this month, primarily due to a big dip at Shutterstock – a dip I expected five months earlier. Other agencies were mixed – some up and some down.
Mid-month my total earnings at Shutterstock reached $10,000 which qualified me for the top commission bracket at 38 cents, up from 36. Shutterstock generously calculate total earnings using all sources, including referral earnings. My earnings from selling photos are still under $6,000.
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- CanStockPhoto produced a new record high earnings. The chart shows solid and consistent growth for the recently salvaged microstock agency.
- Total earnings were lower than last month, but not disappointing. Last month set a new record, and relative to the past year, April’s total earnings were relatively high. Particularly in the context of no new contributions for so long.