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Microstock in March

The good thing about microstock for me is that I see the result each time I am starting to put more efforts. I mean when I start uploading 80-100 pictures a month my sales start to grow. Unfortunately I haven’t been able until recently to keep up the pace. Microstock is my part time activity and there has always been some other priorities emerging…

Now I keep the pace for 3 months and it works well: February was my BME in microstock in general and in iStock, thanks to several EL sales at IS and good sales at Alamy. Now March is closing tonight – it is not my BME in general but it was a good solid month with BME in Dreamstime.

So my 2 short-term objectives are to keep the pace of uploads and to go beyond 100 photos/month mark.

One picture from my last session:

Young woman with face paint

My blog has moved

My blog is moved successfully to my website. I will not update it on Blogger anymore, the version you see on miklav.com is completely separate instance. It is running on WordPress, it is integral part of my website, and I have full control over it.

It didn’t take long to customize WordPress layout to fit with my website. I still need to do a few minor adjustments, but most of the work is completed.

I have also made a few minor adjustments to miklav.com website content and design.

Moving my blog…

Just installed WordPress on my site. I still need to fine-tune it, and I’ll need to transfer the posts from my old standalone blog…

Microstock in February

I should have posted it earlier…

February, 2011 was my Best Month Ever (BME) on microstock. I started to put more efforts in that business a couple of months ago and it started to pay back. Very nice indeed.

What is very surprising is that it was my BME on iStock despite lower commissions and my non-exclusive status.

Also Alamy was performing nice in February. The sales there are irregular, but I see them more and more often as my portfolio grows.

One very important thing with microstock for me is that I do see the result every time I am starting to put more efforts. Every time I start shooting and uploading more actively I start see increase is sales very quickly. That is indeed a good motivator 🙂