Friday, October 2, 2009

September 2009 earnings




September was a new BME and for the first time my microstock earnings (minus referrals) were above $500 which was initially my goal in 2009. SS had a BME this month (with 2EL and 9 OD sales) , the first one since June 2008 but IS is still number one this month (with 1EL sale), beating SS by only $1...

Another BME to report at BSP with a first EL sale and another BME at SCP with just regular sales which is quite encouraging. Amongst the newcomers, 3DS had a noticeable slow down this month with only two sales and Veer earnings graph is desesperatly flat.... No sign of life at YAY and Cutcaster either...

Luckily, sales at Panthermedia and SmugMug brought my monthly earnings just above the $600 mark.


As I mentioned in my previous post, I started contributing to footage agencies in September by sending HD clips to Shutterstock, Pond5, Revostock, Clipcanvas. My application is still pending at Istock and AlwaysHD. I immediatly wrote off Fotolia from my uploading list due to their low price policy. I will start disclosing my footage stats only next month since a lot of my clips are pending approval at the moment.
The Isyndica platform was very useful to upload these huge HD clips and I can still decide to distribute them later on in few clicks to Stockxpert and Canstock if their footage sales are taking off.

Will October will be another BME? I hope so and you will find daily updates on my Twitter account.




6 comments:

Peter Kremzar said...

Cool. That's a huge step forward for you isn't it?

Laurent said...

Are you referring to footage? Otherwise a lot of people are making more than $500 a month, $1000 is the new target, hopefully footage will help....

Peter Kremzar said...

Yes, I've hird that some people earn lots more. Like a few thousand $ or even $10 thousand what Yuri said.

But it's good to see a progress. In your case your sales increased a lot in the last few months :)

Luis said...

congrats for the 500$ :)

cheers!

Laurent said...

Thanks:) hopefully this trend will continue...

Peter Kremzar said...

My experience is quite similar as yours. I'm quite new at the stock photography business now. I was more in beauty photography. ShutterStock is my best cash generator right now. Fotolia. Well. I sell something, but it can't compare. I think Fotolia is a good performer for Yuri, because you can upload large amounts of photos and with a portfolio of more than 20 000 photos as Yuri has you can also earn some money.