Stock photo earnings September 2009

September 2009 – the seventh month of my microstock activities  (previous: August earnings).
It was a second month without submitting any images. Just in last 3 days I’ve added some photos thus these don’t count at all. I’ve changed slightly the chart for proper display (corrected the total agencies count (factor from 5 to 7) throughout the whole period).

Chart of  photo sales

Monthly Income Chart
with averaged progress line (September)

First lines -  September to August (+7.09% – 6th month in plus):

Shutterstock (SS)

  • +41% downloads (DL), +65% in $
  • +18% to best month (BME – best month ever)
  • average all time DL value =  $0.31 ( per single image of all downloaded )

Fotolia

  • +216% DL, +50% in $
  • -6.75% to best month
  • average all time DL value =  $0.72

Dreamstime

  • -25% DL, -15.6% in $
  • -15.6% to best month
  • average all time DL value =  $0.83

StockXpert

  • +30% DL, +51.65% in $
  • +11.96% to best month (BME)
  • average all time DL value =  $0.48

iStock

  • +33% DL, -40.85% in $
  • -40.85% to best month
  • average all time DL value =  $3.16

BigStockPhoto and 123RF differences to small to mention

Microstock agencies chart

Overall result comparison since February 2009

Overall chart

Summary earnings increase
month by month

Few additional thoughts

Well, the bestsellers are my illustrations, on each site You can sort by most popular and it’s clearly visible. I still shoot photos but will have to focus again on concept  graphics.

Vacation period wasn’t a disaster as many people said.
Uploading almost zero images through about two months didn’t  caused any harm to my earnings, altough it  probably caused smaller earning dynamics.

September was first month of polish version of this blog.

So that’s it, if You have some thoughts or reports to share – please comment. Thanks for watching

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