Microstock Earnings Report November 2008

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Earnings were down in November for a few reasons: there were five full weekends, only 30 days, more negative economic news and the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. I personally did almost no uploading or shooting during the month, reinforcing the ‘part time’ status of my microstock endeavor. So here’s the November results for a part-time microstocker.

Microstock Earnings Report

Agency Earnings US$ Portfolio Size Return per Image
STR %
iStockphoto 158.70 777 0.20 74
Shutterstock 174.71 870 0.20 93
Dreamstime 118.17 758 0.15 65
Fotolia 98.08 644 0.15 48
StockXpert 40.00 341 0.12 39
BigStockPhoto 10.50 449 0.02 29
123rf 10.68 361 0.03 17
Crestock 4.42 370 0.01 27
Total: 615.26
Total: 0.89
Avg: 49

Microstock Earnings Chart - November 2008

I only sold a single Extended License again this month, this time at Dreamstime.

Other microstockers have experienced a similarly slow month which is not surprising given the factors I mentioned above. Microstockers with Christmas themed images would have offset the negative effects to some degree this month.

December is always been lower than November for me and I’m not expecting this year to be any different.



Posted December 1st, 2008 by

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