Monday, January 2, 2012

End of Year Review

As 2011 is now at a close, its time to reflect on the past year.  Several things have changed over the last year in the stock photography industry.  Everything from the several pay cuts/ changes at Fotolia, user fall out at iStock, to the new up and coming sites like PhotoDune and DepositPhotos.  Over all the year was down for me compared to last year, but I continue to grow that image count on several sites.  Hopefully 2012 will be a big year of uploading as I have several images backlogged from several trips.  So here is to 2012 everyone and let the charts begin.

Actual dollars received (does not reflect money still locked in accounts due to payout minimums) compared to 2010.

Snap shot of sales through the last 12 months, December was the lowest month of the year.

Total percentage of sales per sites for the last 12 months.  The top sites that ranked for the last year is as follows: Dreamstime (22% or 34% if you include referrals), 123RF at 11%, VEER at 11% (large extended license skewed them for the year), Shutterstock at 9%, Fotolia at 8%.  Both Deposit Photo's and PhotoDune showed the largest increase in sales.

Snap shot of the number of live images at all the sites that I am active with right now.