My microstock earnings approached $800 for the month of December. Earnings for the year amounted to just over $12,000 (or $1,000 per month). This represents a decline in earnings relative to last year of more than $1,300. This decline would have been even greater if I hadn't added Fotolia into the mix this year.
It's the first time that my annual stock earnings fell year over year--and that's despite an ever growing portfolio. More than anything, this speaks to the state and future of microstock photography. Supply continues to outpace demand when it comes to stock photographs.
Following is a summary of my monthly earnings to date: