I don't know if the stock photography market is getting worse or not, but for myself, I've been getting better. I've been selling images here for 6 months and I've made more money each month. Adding average 120 images online each month, right now I have totally 840 images online. Last month I've made $120. I am making 15% to 20% more money each month. Going this trend, I will be able to make a about $200 per month at the end of a year. That means I will probably be able to make $500 per month 5 years later. To me that is GOOD!
The especially encouraging information I want to share with you is that I've had very big credit sales for the last 3 months. In January, I had my first single 50 credit sale and created $20.93! Here is the image on the right.
Then following with this 19 credit sale on the left.
Then in February, this image gave me another surprise. It is another 50 credit sale!!
Then when sales seemed slower this month, another 25 credit sale thrilled me up!
If you just look at this 4 images, you realize subjects don't matter that much. I mean, any subject can sell, and sell well! So, stop dreaming about having beautiful models and making popular shots! You know you are not getting! Stop dreaming of traveling to the jungles and make the best forest images, you know it is going to take a very long time for it to happen. What should we do meanwhile the earth is not turning our way? we should run our way! Do what you can control of. Don't worry about the market which you can not control of! And enjoy the process!