Independent 2016 Microstock Survey


A survey for anyone involved in the microstock industry during 2016


  A note on privacy
This survey is anonymous.
The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it. If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.
 

General Info


* Are you male or female?

* Your age?

Each answer must be between 0 and 99
Only integer value may be entered in this field.

* How many MONTHS have you been involved in microstock?

Only numbers may be entered in this field.

HelpHow many months ago did you submit your first file to microstock?
* Do you consider yourself a full time microstock artist?

General Questions


* What types of media do you submit to microstock agencies?

Check any that apply
* Are you exclusive to iStock for any type of media?
* Do you feel the future of the microstock industry is positive for artists?

* Do you feel the future of the microstock industry is positive for the agencies?
* On average, how many hours a week do you currently spend on microstock?

Only numbers may be entered in this field.
Each answer must be between 0 and 140

* Do you have full or part time employee's (or work as part of a team or with a partner)?
* Do you outsource any part of your workflow?

Microstock Earnings


* Was microstock your primary source of income (over 50%) last year?

* How much did you spend on hardware and software last year?

Only numbers may be entered in this field.

HelpAnswer in US $.  This could be computer equipment, photography equipment, software such as Adobe products, or other hardware.
* How much money did you gross from microstock last year (USD)?

Only numbers may be entered in this field.

HelpFeel free to round the number to the nearest $10, $100, or $1000 - depending on what fits.
answer in US $
What percentage of your total income is earned from microstock?
Only numbers may be entered in this field.

HelpOptional!  round to nearest 5%
Self Hosted


* Are you selling any media on a self hosted platform?
Final Questions


* Given the constantly changing microstock marketplace - how do you keep yourself updated (pick all that apply)

Check any that apply
* Did you take part in this poll last year?

Choose one of the following answers
Is there a question you wish had been asked in this survey?

* All things considered, which agency are you most excited about?
Choose one of the following answers

HelpIf you care to comment why, feel free to do so.
All things considered, which agency are you most frustrated / irritated / fed up with?
Choose one of the following answers

HelpFeel free to add a comment if you wish.