Overall August 2012’s income report is holding steady and shows a slight increase.
The book sales are going well as are the stock photos (with 17 sales). While this may seem small, it is steady which is encouraging. One thing to keep in mind with stock photography is that once your photo is in the system, it has the potential to keep on earning income month after month. You need to keep feeding your portfolio, but as it grows, so do your sales.
The top stock photo sale this month was once again the food photo of the blueberry muffins.
Food is a really popular genre for stock photography and really easy to take. We have to eat several times a day, every day. The problem is that most of us are eating on the run. It means that you have to have your camera at the ready so that you can seize moments whenever you can. One problem with Shutterstock is that you don’t get paid until you reach $75 in sales (NOTE: That has changed now and is lower.). This proved to be very frustrating as I’d see sales made but wasn’t able to access the money (as small as it was). Just something to keep in mind:)
Another surprising note this month is the European market sales of my cookbook. It’s neat to be able to reach an international market! Here are the numbers:
Income Report for August 2012:
CreateSpace: $41.92; European Market: €1.49 ($1.62 US dollars)
Total Income for August 2012: $50.57