Microstock Anniversary 2019

I am a little late this year, posting my annual review of my Microstock analysis.  This year marks 5 years since I started out in microstock photography and is also the year that I put the least amount of time, effort and energy into specifically creating stock. Life was busy this last year, and so I had to prioritise my time and the effort I put into things, so most of my time went into creating for myself and not for a purpose.  In the process if what I created was good, then I put it online.  Surprisingly this has not made a huge difference to how much I have earned.  It also means that the content I am producing is no longer primarily focussed on food photography, which used to be the majority of my portfolio.  Most of the images I have created in the last year have been outdoors, capturing life, nature and landscapes as a way of having some creative time.  This is reflected in my top earners this year.

Annual Best Sellers

 

Favourite Images of the Year
I would have to say, this year my favourite images were from my trip to China.

Sales Statistics

Company: % of income % of sales
Shutterstock
iStock Photo
Fotolia (Adobe)
Bigstock
Deposit
Dreamstime
123RF
Canstock
40%
25%
15%
4%
3%
5%
3%
4%
47%
24%
11%
5%
5%
3%
4%
1%

Milestones & Highlights

– Getting over 50 videos online
– Attending another Getty Images Photo Hui (lots of fun and learning to be had)
– Going on my first photography focussed trip (China)

Other Posts on Microstock
Microstock Inspiration & Research
Book Review: Taking Stock
Microstock Statistics and Refinement
Microstock Anniversary 2015
Microstock Anniversary 2016
Microstock Anniversary 2017
Microstock Anniversary 2018
Microstock Tips

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