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Comapring Stock Sales: May 2012 and May 2011

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Comapring Stock Sales: May 2012 and May 2011

In this post I will compare my sales of May 2011 and May 2012 on Shutterstock, Vectostock and iStockphoto. I will also add a comparative table with the Shutterstock sales for the last 5 months. Press “Continue Reading” to find out more:


Although I was on a vacay and wasn’t drawing anything for half a month, I am still glad to see a stable growth in sales for all of three microstocks.

As I mentioned before, since summer 2011, I started contributing to quite a few other microstocks. So I am adding the sales from those to the graph too. The microstocks marked red (“Other stocks”) on the table below are Depositphotos, 123rf, Dreamstime, Fotolia and two print selling websites Zazzle and Redbubble:

Although iStock and Vectorstock showed a bit of a decrease in sales comparing to previous 2 months, in general this May was very good! Shutterstock hit the record in sales, which made me extremely happy:

Which trends in sales have you guys noticed? Would you like anything to be added to my statistics? Please share your ideas in the comment section below:)

You can have a look and purchase some of my images following these links:

my Shutterstock portfolio,

my iStock portfolio,

my Vectorstock portfolio.


If you are not contributing to any of Photobanks but would like to, read this article and use the links below to sign up:
Shutterstock.com (sign up manual here);

iStockphoto.com (sign up manual here);

Vectorstock.com (sign up manual here);

Depositphotos.com; (sign up manual here);

Dreamstime.com (use this link to sign up);

Fotolia.com (sign up manual here):

123rf.com. (sign up manual here).


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Anastasiia Kucherenko

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