My journey into Microstock July

July was a god month in my Journey into Microstock.

I hit 2 milestones at Shutterstock, 504 accepted images and my first payout ( shutterstock can be paid out at $75)  This is good considering that most of the people on the forums say that July is historically a bad month due to holidays in the Northern Hemisphere.

I have some sales with sites that have not sold before, but Shutterstock is still my big seller.

My own on-line Symbiostock stores, peopleimages.grsphoto.ca and stockimages.glennspecht.com/wp/ are seeing increases in traffic, but still no sales.  I hope that I can make a breakthrough here some time soon.

I have no goals for August, there is just too much going on with travel and other commitments to try and make goals that will be impossible to meet.  I would like to continue with having 100 images accepted at Shutterstock, but,if this happens,it will liely be towards the end of the month when things will, hopefully, settle down for me.

 

# accept Stock editorial Jan Feb March April may June July RTI
Shutter Stock 504 257 247 $8.50 $4.50 $14.74 $7.88 $10.01 $17.76 $16.48 $79.87 0.1585
25.51% 0.0800 0.0340 0.0285 0.0406 0.0327 54.57%
iStock 154 151 3 $3.14 $6.26 $1.40 $2.52 $26.75 $2.93 $0.84 $43.84 0.2847
7.79% 0.0200 0.0300 0.2450 0.0105 0.0056 29.95%
123rf 369 352 17 $0.43 $3.29 $0.44 $0.22 $0.95 $1.93 $0.70 $7.96 0.02
18.67% 0.0052 0.0020 5.44%
Canstock 173 173 0 $0.75 $1.75 $1.00 $1.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $4.50 0.03
8.76% 0.0050 0.0058 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 3.07%
Dreamstime 172 172 $0.35 $0.70 $0.00 $0.00 $2.34 $0.00 $3.39 0.02
8.70% 0.0050 0.0000 0.0000 0.0136 0.0000 2.32%
fotolia 34 34 0 $0.25 $0.25 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $2.05 $2.55 0.08
1.72% 0.0603 1.74%
bigstockphoto 111 92 19 $0.50 $1.00 $1.25 $2.75 0.02
5.62%
Deposit Photos 112 105 7 $1.50 $1.50
5.67%
1976 1683 293 $13.07 $16.40 $18.28 $11.62 $38.21 $25.96 $22.82 $146.36 0.07
percentage of total income 8.93% 11.21% 12.49% 7.94% 26.11% 17.74% 15.59%
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