01 Nov 2008 Microstock Earnings Report October 2008
Total earnings were down around $100 on last month despite three of the top five agencies earning more. My uploading was almost non-existent this month which surely contributed to lower earnings. Some technical bugs at StockXpert, coupled with no uploads there either, produced the largest drop as you can see in the chart. Additionally, the Extended License fairy was working for someone else in October.
Microstock Earnings Report
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I only sold a single Extended licenses this month (at Shutterstock). And unlike the last few months there were no new records set. Historically for me, November has always been worse than October, so I’m moderating my expections for the coming month.
Despite the drop in earnings, I’m optimistic about my microstocking future. Meeting with so many successful microstock superstars in New York last week was extremely inspiring. I got lots of advice and general photography tips, especially when I spent part of one day shooting with Andres Rodriguez around New York!
Additionally, I upgraded my camera. I now have twice the megapixels and a much more modern model. I’m already impressed with the difference in quality the new camera is producing. So now I have inspiration, extra tips and a new camera. The only missing ingredient is the shooting!