10,000 Downloads from iStockphoto
I started my adventure with microstock photography with submitting pictures to iStockphoto in November 2007 and, later, to other agencies. Today, I just reached the golden canister level at iStock. The picture below crossed that milestone of 10,000 downloads.
Nowadays, iStock dominates my microstock sales providing more than 40% of earnings with a portfolio of ~1300 pictures.
I am getting more upload slots, 25 instead of 20 per week, which is nice. I don’t think that I am really ready to upload more pictures to iStock, but the process will be more convenient. I am not sure if there are any other benefits of reaching the gold level in my case, i.e., not an exclusive photographer.
Some milestones in my iStock performance during last 2 and half years:
|November 15, 2007||my first picture online|
|March 4, 2008||100 images accepted and $50 earnings|
|March 22, 2008||first $100 of earnings and payout|
|June 10, 2008||250 downloads (bronze canister level)|
|September 30, 2008||500 downloads|
|April 16, 2009||1000 downloads, 653 pictures online|
|August 15, 2009||2500 downloads (silver canister level), 840 pictures online|
|May 25, 2010||10,000 downloads (gold canister level), 1303 pictures online|
Microstock Earnings – First 30 Months