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March 5, 2014
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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How did the iStock collection develop in 2013?

Based on a forum thread, I started to investigate the growth of the iStockphoto collection of files in recent years myself. As iStock has removed any reference to library size, queue length or anything else (by itself already a sign … 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

July 25, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Fotolia counters iStock with lowered prices

Yesterday, I received an email from Fotolia which confused me because my first images are now about six months old, and the newsletter was telling me some news regarding those files I did not know before. Price change announcement with … Continue reading

July 9, 2013
by Michael Jay Fotograf
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Setting goals for the second half of 2013

The first half of 2013 has passed, and so did the first half year of my independence. I have summed up my experiences of those six months in a separate blog post last week. Now it’s time to draw some … Continue reading

Devaluation - (c) 2013 MichaelJay

January 30, 2013
by MichaelJayAdm
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Loss in royalties

I have been making good money on iStockphoto for quite some time. Never enough to make a living but that hasn’t been my goal nor did I have (or take) the time – until recently. So whenever I am talking … Continue reading