Passive Income and Microstock Earnings for May 2012

Great month! I’m back, or at least I was this month. It was my 2nd best earning month ever. Hopefully, the trend continues. Here’s the breakdown:

Clipartof led the way again with 32% of my earnings. Shutterstock was a distant second with 15%, and my own site was a close third at 14%. GL snuck into 4th which I’m not sure if they have ever been that high on the list. They just beat out Dreamstime, 123RF and Canstock. Finally, I sold a couple more files on Toon Vectors, so it’s nice to see them getting some sales.

Aside from my earnings, the stock companies seemed to be throwing a lot of money around this month. Shutterstock announced an IPO, Fotolia sold part of their company and Getty is possibly up for sale. I’m not sure what any of that means, but I’m sure somebody (other than me) will make a ton of money off of it all.

  1. benchart

    Hello Cory,

    may was allright for me too. My best month ever since i started microstock (with several EL, so june should be a bit less)

    BTW, do you still upload on vectorstock site ? I decided to try them, but knowing it’s a low earner and i don’t like very much the upload system (thumnail of 380×400 image jpeg)…
    Did you also try panther media ?



  2. Cory

    I closed my account at Vectorstock. I can’t say anything too bad about the site. They got a steady stream of sales and I made decent money there every month. I just thought selling my files at their lower prices wasn’t the direction I wanted to go in, so I left.

    Oh, and congrats!