The King is Dead! Long Live The King.

I’m going through my financials for this year and there is a very disturbing trend…  Sales on Pond5 are slowly dying.  My overall sales for this year are down from last year. Even worse, my August payout is the worst payout I’ve had since January of 2010.  Now part of […] Read more »

Finally! Pond5 allows direct photo uploads.

It’s been over a year since Pond5 announced they were adding photos.  They started out with importing millions of photos from 123rf.com in a partnership and promised that we’d “soon” be able to directly upload and submit photos. Finally, they’ve opened up submissions. But is it too late?  By importing […] Read more »

Pond5 releases Adobe Premiere Plugin

Pond5 finally did something this year…  Still no updates on their web site, but they created a plugin for Adobe Premiere CS6 users that allows them to browse/search for stock footage from within their Premiere projects.  If they can roll it out to a lot of users, it should make […] Read more »

Long slow year, mostly…

It’s mostly been a long slow year for my MicroStock portfolio.  My Pond5 sales are down by 30% from same month sales last year. I know there’s a lot of infighting on the Pond5 forums about pricing, but when I slugged through the numbers I found a direct correlation between […] Read more »

A look back at 2011

With the sad death of iSyndica, it’s just too difficult to pull together the small details in numbers for 2011.  But the overall numbers show a growth in sales for me, which is a good thing. But there’s a bit of bad news mixed in with the good.  Sales on […] Read more »