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Microstock Earnings through June

July 21, 2017 - My monthly microstock earnings came in at $807 for June. Overall, earnings are on a downward spiral. My Shutterstock ear...
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It's a Triple Play!

July 10, 2017 - On June 7th, my photograph of a mural in Austin, Texas sold three times within a five minute time period. It's a triple...
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In the Eye of the Beholder

June 26, 2017 - You never can tell which pictures will sell. Yesterday, a buyer paid $120 for a digital download of one of my photograph...
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Microstock Earnings through May

June 22, 2017 - My monthly microstock earnings came in at $921 for May. Fotolia earnings exceeded $100 for the fourth consecutive month.
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Learning to Make Money From Your Photos

June 12, 2017 - Each month, I share my microstock earnings in this blog. As a result, I receive many questions from photographers asking...
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Microstock Earnings through April

May 23, 2017 - My monthly microstock earnings came in at $938 for April. Fotolia earnings exceeded $100 for the third consecutive month...
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Microstock Earnings through March

May 23, 2017 - My monthly microstock earnings once again exceeded $1,000. Fotolia earnings exceeded $100 for the second consecutive mon...
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Dome Day

April 30, 2017 - Yesterday, all of my Shutterstock sales were photographs of domes! It must have been Dome Day...or more precisely, State...
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Microstock Earnings through February

March 21, 2017 - This morning, iStock reported earnings for February. So, I've updated my earnings report through last month. My monthly...
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African Wild Dogs Go Wild on Microstock!

March 18, 2017 - Yesterday, one of my African wild dog photographs sold under Shutterstock's "On Demand" category. The photographer usual...
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Microstock Earnings through January, 2017

February 22, 2017 - Earlier this month, I posted a blog entry about how the timing of the reporting of microstock earnings has changed. Now...
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Microstock Earnings Through January

February 01, 2017 - Moving forward, I will be posting my monthly microstock earnings later in each month. Beginning this month, iStock stopp...
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Microstock Earnings through December

January 01, 2017 - My microstock earnings approached $800 for the month of December. Earnings for the year amounted to just over $12,000 (o...
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Microstock Earnings through November

November 30, 2016 - My microstock earnings approximated $1,350 for the month of November. November was my strongest month of the year (by mo...
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Microstock Earnings Through October

October 31, 2016 - My microstock earnings surpassed $1,000 for the month of October. This was the seventh month of 2016 in which earnings e...
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Microstock Earnings Through September

October 01, 2016 - My microstock earnings fell just under $900 for the month of September. iStock surpassed the $10,000 milestone in lifeti...
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Microstock Earnings through August

September 01, 2016 - Microstock earnings bounced back a bit in August. Monthly earnings exceeded $1,000 for the first time since May. My port...
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Microstock Earnings Through July

August 01, 2016 - Microstock earnings continue to plummet--falling to under $800 for the month. This is the lowest amount of revenues that...
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Fotolia

July 11, 2016 - I decided to submit some images to another microstock agency-- Fotolia by Adobe. From what I can gather, Fotolia doesn't...
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Microstock Earning through June

July 01, 2016 - My microstock earnings amounted to $804 for the month. This was the lowest amount of monthly revenues for the year. This...
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Microstock Earnings Through May

June 01, 2016 - My microstock earnings exceeded $1,000 for the fifth consecutive month. Shutterstock earnings reached the $40,000 milest...
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Microstock Earnings Through April

May 01, 2016 - My microstock earnings came in at just over $1,150 for the month of April. Following is a summary of my monthly earning...
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Microstock Earnings Through March

April 01, 2016 - My microstock earnings came in at just over $1,050 for the month of March. Following is a summary of my monthly earning...
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0 for 52

March 11, 2016 - As I've mentioned in previous blog entries, it takes a lot of downloads for the sales to amount to much money. During ma...
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Microstock Earnings Through February

March 01, 2016 - My microstock earnings came in at just under $1,150 for the month of February. Following is a summary of my monthly ear...
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Presidents Day

February 16, 2016 - Yesterday, I noticed that one of my pictures was getting a lot of attention through the Shutterstock microstock agency:...
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Microstock Earnings Reach $50,000!

February 01, 2016 - My microstock earnings just surpassed $50,000 since inception! When I started uploading images to the agencies a few yea...
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Dome Day II

January 16, 2016 - Earlier this month, I posted a blog entry about a number of photographs of domes selling early one morning. This morning...
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It's Dome Day!

January 04, 2016 - Each morning, I log into my Shutterstock account to see which of my images are selling. This morning, nine of the first...
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2015 Microstock Earnings

January 01, 2016 - My earnings from microstock downloads finished the year at just over $13,500. That's an increase of about $1,400, or 12%...
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Microstock Earnings through November

December 02, 2015 - During November, my monthly microstock earnings rebounded from October and surpassed $1,200 for the fourth time this yea...
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Microstock Earnings Through October

November 01, 2015 - During October, my monthly microstock earnings dropped below $1,000 for the second time this year. The October earnings...
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Microstock Earnings through September

October 01, 2015 - During September, my monthly microstock earnings exceeded $1,000 for the 8th time this year. The September earnings came...
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Streak Snaps at Seven

September 01, 2015 - During August, my monthly microstock earnings dropped below $1,000 for the first time this year. The August earnings cam...
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Microstock Earnings Through July

August 03, 2015 - During July, my monthly microstock earnings exceeded $1,000 for the seventh consecutive month. It takes a lot of downlo...
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Microstock Earnings Set a New Record!

July 01, 2015 - During June, my monthly microstock earnings set a new record. The June earnings reached nearly $1,500 and the annual ear...
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99% Acceptance Rate

June 26, 2015 - After returning from my brief photography trip to St. Louis, I decided to submit 110 of my images to Shutterstock (a mic...
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Microstock Earnings Through May

June 01, 2015 - During May, my monthly microstock earnings reached the $1,300 level for the second time since I started uploading images...
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Microstock Earnings Surpass $40,000!

May 01, 2015 - During April, my monthly microstock earnings reached the $1,100 level for the fourth consecutive month. Since inception,...
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Microstock Earnings through March

April 01, 2015 - During the month March, my microstock earnings surpassed $1,200. This is the third consecutive month that profits have e...
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Microstock Earnings Through February

March 01, 2015 - During the month February, my microstock earnings surpassed $1,200. This is only the third time since I started submitti...
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Riding the Wave

February 23, 2015 - A photograph tends to sell more often through stock agencies if the subject is more newsworthy. So far, I've visited 39...
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Mount Rushmore (x15)

February 17, 2015 - I have a large portfolio of images available for download through photography stock agencies. On a typical day, 20-30 im...
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Back on Track

February 01, 2015 - In December, my microstock earnings dropped to $756...the lowest monthly sales for 2014. My average monthly revenues cam...
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A Day in the Life of Stock

January 05, 2015 - To sell images through microstock agencies, I find that it's best to keep my portfolio updated with fresh pictures. Some...
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A New Monthly Record!

December 02, 2014 - A few years ago, I began submitting images to microstock agencies. Unfortunately, I missed the glory days of photography...
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The Mystery of Stock

November 15, 2014 - With stock photography, you never quite know what will sell. I've been selling images through microstock agencies for a...
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Microstock Status

November 01, 2014 - Once I return from a photography trip, I usually submit a good number of images to the microstock photo agencies. Althou...
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$30,000 and Rising!

July 14, 2014 - This afternoon, my cumulative earnings from microstock sales hit a milestone by exceeding $30,000! When I first started...
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Featured Photographer

July 10, 2014 - This morning, I discovered that I am the "Featured Contributor" for Dreamstime! Dreamstime is a microstock photography...
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Happy Days Are Here Again

July 01, 2014 - After six consecutive months of microstock earnings over $1,000, revenues dropped to about $900 last month. But, sales b...
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Microstock Sales Set Record for April

May 01, 2014 - My microstock revenues set a monthly record during April. Sales exceeded $1,200 for the first time. As always, Shutters...
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Selling Images of Iconic Subjects

March 21, 2014 - During my road trip from Chicago to Seattle, I drove through South Dakota. My plan was to spend a day or two in Badlands...
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Microstock Earnings

March 01, 2014 - I don't shoot with microstock in mind. When I return from a photo shoot, I add keywords to certain photos and then uploa...
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2013 Goes Out With a Bang!

January 01, 2014 - When I started submitting images to microstock agencies, I hoped to gain some valuable feedback about my pictures from t...
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Microstock Earnings for November Set Record

December 01, 2013 - For the first time since I started submitting images to microstock agencies, my monthly earnings surpassed $1,000 in Nov...
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Microstock Earnings through October

November 01, 2013 - During September, my microstock earnings set a monthly record. The earnings exceeded $900 for the first time ($976). In...
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Microstock Earnings Surpass $20,000!

October 01, 2013 - A few years ago, I submitted some photographs to microstock agencies. My goal was to see if the inspectors would find th...
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Microstock Earnings Set Monthly Record in August

August 31, 2013 - For the first time since I started submitting images to microstock agencies, monthly earnings exceeded $800. Shutterstoc...
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Microstock Earnings through July

August 08, 2013 - Monthly earnings for July amounted to $750, with $546 coming from Shutterstock. Last July, the earnings were $538--so th...
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Gettysburg Trip Adds to Microstock Portfolio

July 20, 2013 - After returning from my trip to Gettysburg, I submitted 157 images to Shutterstock. So far, the inspectors have reviewed...
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Microstock Earnings Through June

July 06, 2013 - Monthly earnings for June amounted to $640, with $534 coming from Shutterstock. Last June, the earnings were $603--so th...
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Monthly Record for Microstock Earnings

May 31, 2013 - During the month of May, my earnings from Shutterstock as well as my overall stock earnings set a monthly record. Monthl...
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56 in a Row

May 29, 2013 - When I first started submitting images to microstock agencies, my acceptance rate for submissions was much lower than it...
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Microstock Earning through April

May 01, 2013 - Microstock earnings exceeded $600 for the third consecutive month. And, year-to-date revenues are up 23% over the same p...
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#2,000!

April 26, 2013 - About three years ago, I decided to try selling some images through microstock agencies. At first, I submitted images to...
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Microstock Earnings through March

March 31, 2013 - March was a good month for microstock earnings. Earnings for the month fell just short of $700--the second highest month...
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Microstock Earnings Through February

March 01, 2013 - My microstock earnings amounted to $475 for the month of February. This is my lowest monthly earnings since April, 2012.
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Shutterstock Gives Me a Raise!

February 13, 2013 - As time goes on, the supply of digital images continues to increase at a pace that exceeds demand. As a result, microsto...
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Microstock Earnings through January

February 01, 2013 - It's realize that trying to make money selling images through microstock agencies isn't easy these days. It's even harde...
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More Stock Sales with Nikon D800

November 08, 2012 - The larger files generated by the Nikon D800's sensor can be advantageous for selling images through microstock agencies...
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Daily Record

September 27, 2012 - When I first started submitting images to micro-stock agencies, my expectations for sales were quite low. I only upload...
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Shutterstock Leads the Way

August 02, 2012 - In a recent post, I celebrated hitting the $10,000 mark in microstock photo commissions. To generate revenues, I submit...
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Microstock Sales Pass the $10K Mark

June 28, 2012 - A couple of years ago, I uploaded some of my photographs to a few microstock agencies. Customers can download images fro...
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