Henrik Lehnerer
Stock Photography Info

Stock Photography Sales Statistic January 2013

last update February 04, 2013

This is my stock photography sales statistic for January 2013. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for January 2013:

January was a disappointment with a decrease of 37% compared to December, and a 21% decrease compared to January 2012. It was the best month ever for Shutterstock, and Aboutpixel.



(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic December 2012

last update February 04, 2013

This is my stock photography sales statistic for December 2012. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for December 2012:

December was very good month with an increase of 22% compared to November and an 80% increase compared to December 2011. I am also very happy with the development of the Year 2012. The year 2012 had an increase of 36% compared to to the year 2011. Hopefully this trend will continue! It was the best month ever for Mostphotos, Alamy, Zazzle, Stockfresh, Cafepress, and Artflakes.



(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic November 2012

last update February 04, 2013

This is my stock photography sales statistic for November 2012. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for November2012:

November was still a good month, but the start of the holidays it had a decrease of 7% compared to October and an increase of 18% compared to last year November. It was the best month ever for Fine Art America, and Foap.



(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic October 2012

last update November 02, 2012

This is my stock photography sales statistic for October 2012. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for September 2012:

October surprised me with a strong increase of 29%. It also showed a good increase of 26% compared to last year October. I also finally passed the income form last year. It was the best month ever for Shutterstock, Dreamstime, and Foap.

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(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic September 2012

last update October 04, 2012

This is my stock photography sales statistic for September 2012. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for September 2012:

With September I was hoping more for an up then a down. :( But it was a decrease of 10% compared to last month, and an increase of 18% compared to September 2011. No best month ever for any of the agencies, but as always a good month for Shutterstock and DepositPhotos.


(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic August 2012

last update October 04, 2012

This is my stock photography sales statistic for August 2012. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for August 2012:

  • Shutterstock
  • Zazzle
  • DepositPhotos
  • Photospin

August still had its up and downs. Some agencies the usually have good results where still down. Hope they are back to normal next month. Overall I was happy with an increase of 8% compared to last month, and an increase of 59% compared to August 2011. It was the best month ever for DepositPhotos.

(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic Juli 2012

last update October 04, 2012

This is my stock photography sales statistic for July 2012. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for July 2012:

  • Shutterstock
  • DepositPhotos
  • Zazzle
  • Photospin

There is the summer hole, but July has only a decrease of 2% compared to June. Compared to June 2011 I had a increase of 28%. It was the best month ever for DepositPhotos and Photospin.


(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic June 2012

last update October 04, 2012

This is my stock photography sales statistic for June 2012. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for June 2012:

  • Shutterstock
  • Alamy
  • DepositPhotos
  • iStockPhoto

This maybe the start of the summer hole. June had a decrease of 5% compared to May. The better news is that I had a increase of 42% compared to June 2011. It was the best month ever for BigStock, Cafepress, and Photospin.



(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic May 2012

last update October 04, 2012

This is my stock photography sales statistic for May 2012. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for May 2012:

  • Shutterstock
  • DepositPhotos
  • Zazzle
  • Veer

May was better again with an increase of 13% compared to April, and a 42% increase compared to May 2011. It was the best month ever for Featurepics, DepositPhotos, Pixmac, and Photospin.
 

(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic April 2012

last update October 04, 2012

This is my stock photography sales statistic for April 2012. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.



These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for April 2012:

  • Shutterstock
  • Zazzle
  • DepositPhotos
  • Dreamstime

April was very weak with a decrease of 27% compared to March, and only a 2% increase compared to April 2011. It was the best month ever for Stockfresh, and Photospin.



(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic March 2012

last update April 01, 2012

This is my stock photography sales statistic for March 2012. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.
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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for March 2012:

March was an outstanding good month with an increase of 48% compared to February, and a 79% increase compared to March 2011. It was the best month ever for Shutterstock, iStockPhoto, Veer, Stockfresh.

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(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic February 2012

last update April 01, 2012

This is my stock photography sales statistic for February 2012. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.
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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for February 2012:

February declined by 21% compared to January, but still had a small increase of 11% compared to February 2011. One of the reason that the income was stagnating was, that I spend much time on promoting my Zazzle store and referral network through my Pinterest profile and my new blog Amazing Zazzle. It was the best month ever for Dreamstime, DepositPhotos, and Stockfresh.

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(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic January 2012

last update February 07, 2012

This is my stock photography sales statistic for January 2012. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for January 2012:

It look like January come along and we are back on track. Everyone is back from vacation. This leaded to an increase of 42% compared to December and an increase of 46% compared to January 2011. It was the best month ever for Clipdealer.de.

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(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic December 2011

last update January 03, 2012

This is my stock photography sales statistic for December 2011. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for December 2011:

As I was suspecting it (vacation drop), December had a decrease of 20% compared to November and an increase of 21% compared to December 2010. Comparing 2011 to 2010 I had an increase of 26%. It was the best month ever for Pixmac.
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(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic November 2011

last update December 03, 2011
This is my stock photography sales statistic for November 2011. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

November 2011
These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for November 2011:

  1. Shutterstock
  2. Zazzle
  3. DepositPhotos
  4. Dreamstime

November was a good month with a small decrease of 1% compared to October and an increase of 51% compared to November 2010. Again it was an excellent month for DepositPhotos! It was the best month ever for PhotoDune, Stockfresh, and Superhug (if you sign up, please use referral "hlehnerer").

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(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

 

Stock Photography Sales Statistic October 2011

last update December 03, 2011
This is my stock photography sales statistic for October 2011. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

October 2011

These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for October 2011:

  1. Shutterstock
  2. DepositPhotos
  3. Zazzle
  4. Alamy 

October was a good month with an increase of 20% compared to September and an increase of 64% compared to October 2010. Again it was an excellent month for DepositPhotos! It was the best month ever for PhotoDune, Pixmac, and Stockfresh.

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(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

 

Stock Photography Sales Statistic September 2011

last update October 13, 2011

This is my stock photography sales statistic for September 2011. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for September 2011:

I am so happy to see that all is back to normal! September had an increase of 30% compared to August and an increase of 14% compared to September 2010. It was the best month ever for PhotoDune and Photokore. Again I have to mention DepositPhotos! Only those months that they paid for uploading are now better, but I had over a 100% increase at DepositPhotos compared to the month of August. That is impressive!

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(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic August 2011

last update September 02, 2011

This is my stock photography sales statistic for August 2011. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for August 2011:

I expended to have a drop in August, but the drop was much softer with only 11% compared to July. And an increase of 23% compared to August 2010. It was the best month ever for Dreamstime. At this point I also like to mention DepositPhotos. If I don't take in account the first view month where I received the promotion to get paid for upload, then August 2011 would have been the best month ever for DepositPhotos. DepositPhotos has shown a constant increase of sales for several month.

(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic July 2011

last update August 04, 2011

This is my stock photography sales statistic for July 2011. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.


These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for July 2011:

Last month I asked "Has the summer hole started?". Well, good question. July is 9% up compared to June, but slightly down compared to last year July. Looking at the development of 2010 then it looks more as a plain. When comparing 2011 to 2010 then I already reached 79% of last year and we are only halfway into the year. So overall 2011 is hopefully a good year! None of the agencies had a best month, but the four agency named above in the list where strong this month.


(This statistic include referral earning at the different agencies)

Stock Photography Sales Statistic June 2011

last update July 03, 2011

This is my stock photography sales statistic for June 2011. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for June 2011:

Has the summer hole started? I had an increase compared to last year but a 19% decrease of income compared to May. Not really a best month for any of the agencies. But there are two agencies I like to point out, because they have a continues increase of sales Graphic Leftovers and MostPhotos.
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Stock Photography Sales Statistic May 2011

last update June 01, 2011

This is my stock photography sales statistic for May 2011. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

05 2011

These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for May 2011:

May was an OK month it had a decrease of 18% compared to April. But then April was a very good month. It was the best month ever for Shutterstock, and Clipdealer.
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Stock Photography Sales Statistic April 2011

last update May 02, 2011

This is my stock photography sales statistic for April 2011. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

March 2011

These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for April 2011:

April was a good month with an increase of 28% compared to March. It was the best month ever for Dreamstime, Can Stock Photo, and Zazzle.

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Stock Photography Sales Statistic March 2011

last update April 03, 2011

This is my stock photography sales statistic for March 2011. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

March 2011

These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for March 2011:

March was a good month with a small decrease of 8% compared to February. It was the best month ever for Zoonar.

Timeline 03-2011

Stock Photography Sales Statistic February 2011

last update March 02, 2011

This is my stock photography sales statistic for February 2011. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

February 2011

These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for February 2011:

  1. Shutterstock
  2. Alamy
  3. StockXpert
  4. Can Stock Photo

February was a good month with a 4% increase compared to January. It was the best month ever for Alamy, Featurepics.

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Stock Photography Sales Statistic January 2011

last update February 01, 2011

This is my stock photography sales statistic for January 2011. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.
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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for January 2011:

  1. Shutterstock
  2. Veer
  3. Alamy
  4. Can Stock Photo

January was a good month with a 7% increase compared to December. It was the best month ever for Alamy, Veer, and Clipdealer.

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Stock Photography Sales Statistic December 2010

last update January 02, 2011

This is my stock photography sales statistic for December 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for December 2010:

1. Shutterstock
2. iStockPhoto
3. Fotolia
4. Can Stock Photo

Surprisingly the income remained constant in December compared to November. I expected to have a big decline in December, the same as the years before.

2010 was a good year for me. The income in 2010 climbed by 60% compared to 2009. This was way above my hopes. My goal for 2011 is to achieve a gain of 20%.

It was for none of the agencies the best month in December, but it was a good month for Shutterstock, Zazzle, iStockPhoto, Can Stock Photo.

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Stock Photography Sales Statistic November 2010

last update December 04, 2010

This is my stock photography sales statistic for November 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for October 2010:

1. Shutterstock
2. iStockPhoto
3. Fotolia
4. Dreamstime

It was an improvement of 7% compared to October, but worries me is, that it was a decline compared to last years November. Shutterstock is continuing for me to slow down. I hope that this is only because I am uploading less as my focus is on Zazzle in the moment. Yes Zazzle is not and stock agencies, and that is why it is not listed in the best four. But many stock photographer also use Zazzle and that is why I include it in my statistic. November was the best month ever for iStockPhoto, and Zazzle.

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Stock Photography Sales Statistic October 2010

last update November 01, 2010

This is my stock photography sales statistic for October 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.
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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for October 2010:

1. Shutterstock
2. iStockPhoto
3. Fotolia
4. Dreamstime

For the last view month it is just an up and done. I haven't had much time to upload many images, maybe this is on reason for it. October had a decrease of 24% compared to last month. October was the best month ever for iStockPhoto.
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Stock Photography Sales Statistic September 20101

last update September 04, 2010

This is my stock photography sales statistic for September 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.


These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for September 2010:

1. Shutterstock
2. Fotolia
3. Can Stock Photo
4. iStockPhoto

Looks like the summer hole has ended. September had an increase of 39% compared to last month. September was the best month ever for iStockPhoto, Can Stock Photo, and Zoonar.

Stock Photography Sales Statistic August 2010

last update September 03, 2010

This is my stock photography sales statistic for Augutst 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for August 2010:

1. Shutterstock
2. Veer
3. Fotolia
4. iStockPhoto

I was prepared for a big dip after the excellent month of July, but -32% was not to bad (hitting the summer hole). August 2010 was compared to August 2009 much better, and I reached in August finally the total income amount of last year. August was the best month ever for iStockPhoto, Photocase, and Veer.

Stock Photography Sales Statistic July 2010

last update August 02, 2010

This is my stock photography sales statistic for July 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for July 2010:

1. Shutterstock
2. 123rf
3. Fotolia
4. Zazzle

July was my 2nd best month of all time with an increase of 111% compared to June. June was the best month ever for Shutterstock, 123rf, PantherMedia, ClipArtOf, Zoonar, and Zazzle.

Stock Photography Sales Statistic June 2010

last update July 02, 2010

This is my stock photography sales statistic for June 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for June 2010:

1. Shutterstock
2. Fotolia
3. ClipArtOf
4. Dreamstime

June was a good month, but with small decrease of 11% compared to May (beginning of summer low?). Maybe it was also do to my effort for my iPhone App "Photo - Infos". This reduced the time I spend on creating and uploading new images to the agencies. June was the best month ever for Zoonar.

Stock Photography Sales Statistic May 2010

last update June 02, 2010

This is my stock photography sales statistic for May 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for May 2010:

1. Shutterstock
2. Fotolia
3. Zazzle
4. Can Stock Photo

Yes, Zazzle is not a stock agency, but many stock photographer use their stock images there to create Zazzle products. I had some sales in January and February there with only a few images online. Then I was reading that some of my friends started to have more sales there. So I decided to start uploading to them. With first no sales in March and April, May turned out to be a good month. The next few month will show if my time was good invested. Overall May was a good month with an increase of 21% compared to April. May was the best month ever for iStockPhoto, Vivozoom, Alamy and Zazzle

Stock Earnings Timeline 2010-05

Stock Photography Sales Statistic April 2010

last update May 02, 2010

This is my stock photography sales statistic for April 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.
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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for April 2010:

1. Shutterstock
2. Fotolia
3. Dreamstime
4. ClipArtOf

I was very busy with other things in April. I only uploaded a few images this month. This is and the end of the promo program at DepositPhotos is probably the reason for a decrease of 50% compared to March. It was the best month ever for Photocase, PantherMedia, and Zoonar.
Stock Earning Timeline 2010-04

Stock Photography Sales Statistic March 2010

last update April 01, 2010

This is my stock photography sales statistic for March 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.


These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for March 2010:

1. DepositPhotos
2. Shutterstock
3. Fotolia
4. Dreamstime

March was an OK to good month, but with an decrease of 22% compared to February . It was the best month ever for iStockPhoto, YAYmicro, GraphicLeftovers and Zoonar. DepositPhotos is still my best earner and there is an increase in sale, but more then 90% of the income with DepositPhotos is through the referral and affiliate program.

Stock Photography Sales Statistic February 2010

last update March 01, 2010

This is my stock photography sales statistic for February 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

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These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for February 2010:

1. DepositPhotos
2. Shutterstock
3. Fotolia
4. The 3D Studio

February was a good month with an increase of 31% compared to January. It was the best month ever for Fotolia, Scandinavian Stock Photo, The 3D Studio, and DepositPhotos.

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Stock Photography Sales Statistic January 2010

last update January 01, 2010

This is my stock photography sales statistic for January 2010. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.


These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for January 2010:

1. DepositPhotos
2. Shutterstock
3. Cutcaster
4. Fotolia

Well, January was a good month with some surprises, but ... most agencies were only even with December, but still lower then last November. The two agencies that mad January to a good month were DepositPhotos and Cutcaster. DepositPhotos pulled up to the first rang because of its promotion and affiliate program, and Cutcaster came in with two extended license sales. It was the best month ever for Cutcasterr, DepositPhotos, Graphic Leftover, and Zoonar.

Stock Photography Sales Statistic December 20099

last update January 01, 2010

This is my stock photography sales statistic for December 2009. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

December 2009 Stock Photography Statistic
These are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for December 2009:

December had as always a decrease to November, but this year it was higher with 41% compared to November. Overall 2009 was a very good year with more then doubling the revenue compared to 2008. It was the best month ever for Scandinavian Stock Photo, Graphic Leftover, and DepositPhotos.
December 2009 Stock Photography Statistic Timeline

Stock Photography Sales Statistic November 2009

last update December 01, 2009

This is my stock photography sales statistic for November 2009. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.
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This are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for November 2009:

November was a excellent month with an increase of 33% compared to October. It was the best month ever for Shutterstock, YAY Micro, and Clipdealer.
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Stock Photography Sales Statistic October 2009

last update November 01, 2009

This is my stock photography sales statistic for October 2009. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

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This are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for October 2009:

  • Shutterstock
  • Fotolia
  • StockXpert
  • ClipArtOf

October was a very good month with an increase of 3% compared to September. It was the best month ever for Shutterstock, Big Stock Photo, and ClipArtOf.

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Stock Photography Sales Statistic September 2009

last update October 29, 2009

This is my stock photography sales statistic for September 2009. You can find a complete list of stock photography agencies that I work with here.

Statistic September 2009

This are for me the best 4 performing stock agencies for September 2009:

September was a very good month with an increase of 5% compared to August. This is adding up to three month of increase in a row. It was the best month ever for Big Stock Photo, Featurepics, and Veer Marketplace. Veer Marketplace surprised this month with a sale of an Extended License.

Timeline Statistic September 2009