Stock Photography Journey – July 2012

Not exactly on time, here are the July 2012 statistics. July was not as strong as June, but still not a bad month especially considering I have not had time to upload new images for a very long time. Shutterstock with $11.02 and  Dreamstime with $8.85 were once more in the lead.

To summarize, I have images offered through 23 stock photography websites at this time, even though I am considering not maintaining all of them – time will tell (links to most are offered on the right side of the page).

The twelve (12) websites with sales this month were:










Deposit Photo

Crestock – First sale

Here are the sites that had sales previously but none in May 2012:


Yay Micro

Most Photos


And here come the monthly charts… (click on each for larger view)

The Bottom Line – Total Revenue

This includes income from image sales and any other bonuses and referral revenue. What is the bottom line for July 2012? The total comes to $37.33.

Number of Image Downloads

Total of 46 downloads this month – down from 66 in the previous month. This is the absolute number of downloads. One would expect this number to go up over time as more images are added to the portfolio (which I have not done for months 🙂 ).

Earnings from Image Sales

Total of $36.87 this month down from $62.69 in the previous month.  Absolute earnings from all images available for sale.

Portfolio Size

This is the total count of images available for sale. The variances in the size of the portfolio is mostly due to the speed with which various stock photography websites process uploads and how strict they are in their acceptance criteria. As you can see, I have not been very good at expanding my portfolio lately.


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