Last 3 months of year 2011 were a bit better than recent trend.
I had a record result on Fotolia in October, so it’s now ahead of iStock, at the 3rd place.
Shutterstock still occupies first place.
Thus October 2011 became the Best Month Ever in terms of sales, since the beginning of my microstock career. It was about 11% better than the previous BME – February 2011.
Monthly income chart + averaged progress line. / 3 months / after the vertical red line
The end of year was packed with multiple jobs and trips so my portfolio sizes did not change.
Total income chart below contains now CanStockPhoto and StockFresh earnings, although they aren’t included in monthly chart above and they have no impact on the red progress line. Also earnigs going to StockXpert account (from Thinkstock) aren’t listed here.
I’ll probably include them into monthly chart starting with January 2012.
Income structure chart since February 2009
PS. I forgot to update Zazzle earnings on this chart, next time
As we have a brand New Year, new resolutions has been made. Two most important are: remove all unnecessary tasks from the timeline and put whole power to processing graphics and photos.
My new task manager – Wunderlist – is really helpful. It’s very easy to use, fast and gives me the access from mobile phone or PC. So any thought and idea I have is now immediately put on the list, no more paper stickies.
Also I finally finished the Photo A Day project for 2011 and won’t start another at the moment, because I didn’t just took a picture and share it… Most of 365 photos was invented and processed, which took a lot of time. But I gained many new ideas, solutions and tens of own Lightroom filters.
I hope I’ll stay on course and wish You all the same.
In that period my average portfolio grew up by 75 photos. The red progress line went a bit down, although it should go up in the next report. I suppose sales slowed down due the holiday season and the fact that most of those 75 photos was an editorial.
That peak on July 2011 was only -2,90% far from the Best Month Ever so it’s not that bad.
Drawing a support trending line (from the stock market technical analysis) for the progress line suggests it’s still in the typical range.
Monthly income chart + averaged progress line. / 4 months / after the vertical red line
Still results of CanStockPhoto and Stockfresh are not included in that chart nor monthly calculations and Zazzle results are shown only on the second chart.
A main surprise is 123RF photo agency which moved ahead of BigStock. And no surprise that the best stock photo agency is Shutterstock.
Agencies compared by amount of income. Since February 2009
Yes, there is no doubt I had some other jobs running and haven’t been focused on submitting photos though. Well, it won’t change until the end of 2011.
A part of my timeline is available in pictures on my Project 365 page which ended nicely on 2011.
See, in pictures, what took my time on: September 2011 •August 2011 • July 2011 • June 2011
That was one of biggest time eaters, but I’m extremely pleased I took that challenge and finished it. I have many strong resolutions for 2012 and they should show up soon here and there.
Best regards to my followers, to everyone who started or finished own 365 project and to all microstock fellows.