Stock Photography Journey – August 2012

All right – I am officially late again! I did a lot of travelling and shooting over the summer so hopefully I’ll get more disciplined with posting the stats from now on. Here are the August 2012 statistics. August  was comparable to July – perhaps buyers take vacations in the summer, too. I have a lot of images to process and upload – seems to me like that my be a wintertime activity for me. Shutterstock with $13.01 and  Dreamstime with $13.03 were very even this month.

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).

Shutterstock

Dreamstime

123RF

Fotolia

CanStockPhoto

PhotoDune

BigStockPhoto

Sign Elements (formerly iSignStock)

Veer

Deposit Photo

Crestock

Alamy

Yay Micro

Most Photos

CutCaster

Zoonar – first time sale

Scandinavian Stock Photo

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 August 2012? The total comes to $36.90.

Number of Image Downloads

Total of 56 downloads this month – up from 44 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 $34.49 this month even with $34.50 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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