Posts Tagged ‘Stock Images’
Here is my all-time top-5 run-down… (I’ve had a massive stock break, not uploaded anything in about 2 years! *which also means I’ve been brewing for 2 years!)
This shows which my consistent sellers are at the main stock sites. (Grunge ahoy!)
In at number one is ‘Black Photocopy background Texture’ selling 164 times, 5093 and earning $268.68
At number two is ‘Coffee Cup coaster ring stains’ selling 119 times, 4092 views and earning $119.06
At number three is ‘CT Scan Skull Slices’ selling 116 times, 25345 views and earning $59.52
At number four is ‘Acorns from an Oak tree’ selling 111 times, 4388 views and earning $131.53
At number five is ‘Paper Airplane’ selling 97 times, 5494 views, and earning $177.12
In at number one is ‘Canvas texture Element’ selling 49 times, 1900 vies and earning $60.32
At number two is ‘Cup Stains Set’ selling 48 times, 2138 views and earning $58.92
At number three is ‘Photocopy Texture Element’ selling 39 times, 2150 views and earning $80.29
At number four is ‘Paper Airplane’ selling 35 times, 54239 views and earning $59.89
At number five is ‘Cup Stains set’ selling 33 times, 1342 views and earning $41.13
I’d do Shutterstock & Fotolia too but they don’t give image specific stats, I could do Fotolia sales and views but it doesn’t show the image earnings.
You can sort by ‘downloads’ at my Fotolia Portfolio to see the current sales & view stats and see the most popular downloads from my Shutterstock Portfolio.
Just done a bit of Google Image Search trawling… found a couple of things.
My view of Amsterdam again:
And a shot of a sign post near Haworth:
Damn! a stock related topic with no beer!!! Whatever next!!!
With brewing, and learning more about brewing coupled with mortgage / house extension plans I’ve had no time what so ever for stock. Not even picked up the camera for something creative since about October last year, shocking I know!
Here, go click the referral link http://yaymicro.com/register.action?referredBy=pdtnc
Stock Photo: Light at the end of the Tunnel, old railway tunnel, natural lighting from tunnel entrance.
Just a quick note to say that my Mostphotos.com portfolio is now deleted.
It seemed a waste of space, I rarely checked the site and never sold anything, better to delete my account. At least Yaymicro has sold 1 image.
Its taken a while but I just made my first sale at YayMicro.com may there be many more!
Title: Scooter in Amsterdam Street
Date sold: Mar 4, 2009
red, scooter, street, light, headlight, wheel, windshield, handlebars, amsterdam, vesper
Its pretty cool to find your stock photos in action, I spotted this one from the sale details on Fotolia and a little Google (other search engines are available) and I found this http://www.fredolsencruises.com/destinations/northern-europe/netherlands/amsterdam
Here’s the original file at Fotolia
Amsterdam, barge, boats, canal, city, clouds, holland, netherlands, nl, roof, roof-tops, rooftops, sky, skyline, trees, views, water
Lookstat have released another feature:
“We just released a new feature that allows you to view thumbnails of all the images that sold over a particular time period, from all the microstock sites we support. You get to the feature by clicking on the ‘Earnings’ link on the Dashboard above the Top Earners thumbnail strip.
You can filter the list by site and you can click on any image to get that image’s sales history. It’s a simple addictive feature and we hope you enjoy using it. Feedback, as always is welcome.
(Also, we hear you loud and clear re: getting more sites into the system. Fotolia is coming soon!)”
I’ve merged the first two pages of image thumbs to make the image below, looks pretty cool…
Pretty funky stuff guys, things can only get better with more agencies added
*note: looking at the thumbnails its pretty easy to see that there are a few image matching problems across the sites*
January’s been pretty good, a couple of nice surprises in the form of a $100 referral and $25 Extended license at Dreamstime, and January as a whole feels to have been a busy sales month.
CanStockPhoto has had some Fotosearch sales, one nice ‘Fotosearch regular sale’ brought in $19.80 and a trickle of subs sales from Fotosearch… looking more promising that CSP has for ages! (ever before!)
I’ve actually managed some uploading, and I’m still at it, I’m going to have to do some overnight (un-metered) uploading or I’m going to bust out of my ISP’s 15Gig/month limit an I’ll start getting charged more (£1/Gigabyte).
Considering that I’ve got myself a new project, of Beer brewing, I’ve done quite well with the keywording and editing this month, I have a batch of 103 waiting to go up to a couple more of the sites and lots of already approved images at Stockxpert though iStock have rejected quite a few of the first 20. Also I have another batch of 28 which is edited, keyworded and ready to go, iStock is going to take a while at 20/week in the queue and I notice that Dreamstime has set a 25/day limit on adding to the inspection queue too.
I’ve stopped uploading to Mostphotos and YaY Micro for the moment as its going to be counter-productive if nothing actually sells there!
Here’s the Lookstat graph:
Lookstat’s new feature is pretty cool, its an image specific stats function that lets you drill down through an individual file and check out its sales over time. Obviously this is only across iStock, Shutterstock and Dreamstime at the moment but from what I read over at their blog we’ll soon have Fotolia too… Quite an exciting prospect being able to cross-reference the sales of a particular file on all these sites and see their true full earnings, fingers crossed for Stockxpert next
All in all I have cashed-out $483.30 in January, which is above my current average of $401.65, not a bad first month to say we are in this (bogus) Recession!
We would be creeping out of recession if people would just start to spend again, so come on folks go buy the thing you were thinking of buying but just holding off to wait and see what the financial climate does. Spend wisely and save, but remember to spend, pay off those debts too!
Though I do like the USD-GPB exchange rate at present, watching the exchange rates can net you a few extra monetary units in PayPal with a bit of balance swapping or cashing out