A rather lacklustre performance across the board for August.
As usual Shutterstock came out on top with 114 downloads ($56.39). A disappointing five seperate days with zero sales didn't help matters here.
Dreamstime produced 12 downloads ($14.14) with some prolonged periods of no new sales.
Istock saw 10 downloads ($8.49) with a further 8 PP sales netting $2.24.
Bigstock had 10 downloads ($6.66). The new subs packages seem to be taking off there with an increasing number of $0.38 commissions being seen. On the other hand, one sale produced a worthwhile $3 commission.
123rf produced 8 downloads ($4.68).
Yaymicro finally saw a sale - the first since April - with one download netting 0.75euro.
Cutcaster produced a rare (for me) sale with $0.46 for an image of musician Phil Lynott.
Surprisingly, nothing at all from Fotolia in August.
Uploading for me was very limited this month due to two visits to the Eastbourne airshow and spending a lot of time working on my new Greek islands blog (as previously posted). A couple of images that did get uploaded were Greek as well! Looking down into Yialos harbour on Symi island and the harbour on Skopelos island.
Hopefully, the slow days of August are now past and I'll start to see a pick up through September. We will see. Regards, David.
Back in the Seventies and Eighties I founded and ran several Fleet Street photo agencies specialising in stock images of celebrities from pop stars to politicians. These were syndicated to the National and International press and Television. These days I am active in the Microstock world and this blog charts my journey as well as, hopefully, providing inspiration and ideas to others. Image buyers should also find this blog useful with links to my portfolios and regular updates on new uploads. Unless otherwise stated all images are my copyright and may not be reproduced or copied. Comments are very welcome but will be reviewed before publication. Enjoy your visit. Regards, David.