Leapdragon 2016 - Aron Hsiao Was Here

the microstock report  §

So far, with a (very generous) average of 86 photos for sale over the last month, I’m netting about $0.58 per photo per month. It doesn’t sound like a lot, except when you realize that these are photos not intended for this market, more or less casually shot over seven years, and then you do the math:

$0.58 * average of 86 photos = $49.88 per month (so far)
$0.58 * (a hypothetical) average of 1000 photos = $580.00 per month
$0.58 * (a hypothetical) average of 5000 photos = $2900.00 per month?!!??

Does it scale? Hard to say, but it’s interesting and it makes me want to keep shooting, because if I could make a living by shooting photos that I like while in every other way being an utterly worthless simpleton, I’d do it immediately, no questions asked.