Monday, April 2, 2012

March Totals

Record moth with total commissions at $60.61, helped by a sale on Alamy. Dreamstime is my best site apart from Alamy, although 123reg has started to pick up. Also had a few sales from isign.

I found out that my images are not for sale with extended license on Fotolia, I'm stuck on an asking price. I'll have to ask in the forums and see what the going rate is.

I'm consistently missing my upload targets. I'm just going to try and get as many as possible so as not to get too down hearted. I have to be realistic with work and other responsibilities. On Dreamstime, which is pretty average as far as acceptance goes, I'm averaging 21 uploads a month. Well below my 80 target. I'm going to stay positive and as long as the commissions are increasing I'm at least happy.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January Totals

January, the first month of my new resolutions. For the most part I stuck to my regime. I've process 72 photos and uploaded to all the sites I'm submitting to. A mixture were accepted/rejected so I think across the sites all 72 appear somewhere. I'm quite happy about this effort and will get down to business again in Feb.

Earnings down this month to $22.84, although the last two months were skewed by extended license sales. I think this is a good progress. I'm hoping to build on this in Feb with my new images online.


Monday, January 9, 2012

New Years Resolutions!

Following slack uploading and picture taking in the last couple of months of last year, I have made some New Years targets. Armed with a diary and plan of 20 shots per week uploaded, I am going to try to get a 1000 images by the end of the year.

I've learnt the need to be more systematic and to plan the shoots before had. I'm going to list 52 subjects to shoot twice a week, uploading, hopefully, 10 from each session. I'll plan these a few weeks in advance to give time to get props and learn the techniques needed, and try to keep the pace throughout the year.

So far this year, having a couple of weeks off of the day job, I have been able to complete three shoots uploading around 30 images, all of a decent standard.

I also have the goal of joining Shutterstock, so far I have been refused 3 times. With the new shooting schedule I'm hoping to have enough new and quality pictures to be accepted by them.

Lets see what happens.......

December Summary

December saw only modest uploads. A mixture of work and the holiday season meant I didn't get around to taking many pictures. I did however have a surprisingly good month (for me). Down on last month but another Alamy download of $21 gave me a Dec total of $36.97.