Passive Income and Microstock Earnings for January 2011

By Cory • Mar 1st, 2011 • Category: Business of Illustartions

This was definitely a strange beginning to the year. My overall total was decent, but how I got there was a little different. Most of my normal high earners were down, but all my up-and-coming agencies had record months. Congrats to Canstock for kicking down the door and saying I’m here.

Here’s the breakdown:

Company
Portfolio Size
% Income
Earnings
Shutterstock
6230
20%
$531.35
iStockphoto
2330
17%
$430.32
Can Stock Photo
2825
15%
$384.31
myStockVectors
3055
13%
$350.00
ClipArtOf
2777
13%
$332.50
Dreamstime
3048
7%
$194.57
Fotolia
1
3%
$77.92
VectorStock
1190
3%
$75.90
Veer
1356
2%
$56.35
123RF
1511
2%
$49.81
Affiliates
-
2%
$46.27
Big Stock Photo
2385
1%
$39.00
Graphic Leftovers
2792
1%
$26.00
Zazzle
274
0%
$7.16
Stockfresh
1007
0%
$1.00
Crestock
104
0%
$0.25
   
Total: $2602.71

I made the decision to delete my portfolio at Fotolia. After 3 years in a row of lowering royalty rates, it just didn’t seem to be a place I wanted to be partnered with anymore. I’m not too pleased with the recent trend of agencies cutting into the royalty rates of contributors. Hopefully, they will figure out that it isn’t in their best interest to shaft their suppliers. Anyway… feel free to post a link to your results in the comments.

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