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January 4, 2017
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Tax Forms W-8BEN at Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Fotolia or Dreamstime

Every contributor faces this at the start, and many will have received a new message to renew it these days: The tax forms at the big US based microstock agencies. So let’s have a quick look at how to fill … Continue reading

October 21, 2015
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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The Mobile Stock experiment continued

Two weeks ago, I decided to test the waters in “mobile stock”. What I call “mobile stock” is any kind of image licensing platforms that are mainly supplied through apps on my iPhone (or Android phones, of course). So let us take … Continue reading

November 18, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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October Sales, Royalties, Downloads

The partner program numbers from iStockphoto were added early in the month, so I have now a complete overview of my monthly returns. As I had already reported in my preliminary report for October, the month has set a new … Continue reading

November 4, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Stock Photography October Sales Report

Overall summary for October 2013 October was a brilliant month for me in sales overall. As can be easily seen from the graph above, the royalties earned were far higher than in the months before, actually beating every month for … Continue reading

October 3, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Detailed microstock report for September and the third quarter of 2013

End of September means three quarters of the year are over. Time once again to take a closer look on my development as a microstock photographer this year. Uploading new images to microstock agencies In the third quarter, I re-started … Continue reading