2010 Income Tax Deductions for Micro Stock

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February 10, 2011 - 4:33 PM

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February 27, 2011 - 6:51 PM

Todd - Nice list – there are a few in there I hadn’t even thought of, like paypal fees. Tax time is coming very soon, I need to start working on the return (ugh)

February 27, 2011 - 6:59 PM

Melissa King - Yes tax time is coming fast! I am still waiting for some Tax papers from a few stock sites. Than I have to start getting it all together and organized. Don’t ya just love tax time?? LOL

December 31, 2011 - 8:05 PM

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March 6, 2012 - 9:47 AM

Karen - Hi Melissa,

Help! any other stock shooters being audited by CRA??! Up until now, I have written off 100% travel, modeling, etc Now the CRA says that I can claim 0% andI am having to take them to court to challenge this decision. Have you heard of any other photographers that write off travel costs? modeling? if so, how much? where did you get your information for your fact sheet? to build my case, so that other photographers aren’t gouged by the tax system, I need as many examples as we can to prove that this is an industry standard. Any help you can give, is appreciated.

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The Happy Couple

Here are some photos from a photo shoot last summer in New Brunswick.  My brother and his wife to be!   They are getting married in Newfoundland this summer and will make a very cute couple. View full post » The Happy Couple

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February 3, 2011 - 8:08 PM

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January 2011 Micro Stock Stats

January month was ok! I have been working hard to create more stock images, Overall I created about 100 new images this month.  I have uploaded all those to my ShutterStock gallery and I will upload them to all my galleries soon.  I need to find a better system for uploading to many sites.   All my work this month is paying off and I have seen a increase in ShutterStock sales.   Overall I am UP 3.44% total across all sites. My goals for this year are to upload more and start using my Blog more as well and so far I am off to a good start.   Fotolia had a drop again this month DOWN –4.00% .

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February 2, 2011 - 8:12 AM

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February 2, 2011 - 9:31 AM

Tyler Olson - MicrostockGroup - Hey there,

nice graphs :) It is nice to see the increase / decrease graphed as a bar graph. I might have to start doing that as well. It makes it quite clear who is performing and which sites are loosing steam.

February 2, 2011 - 9:39 AM

Melissa King - Thank you! Yes I like to see the difference from month to month! Gives me a idea of where to spend my time. :)

February 2, 2011 - 10:38 AM

Melissa King - Thank you! Yes I like to see the difference from month to month! Gives me a idea of where to spend my time. :)

June 23, 2012 - 3:18 PM

Stu - Hey Melissa! Two questions: it sounds like there’s a lot of effort required to upload your images to all the various sites, have you ever considered building your own site and selling D2C? Secondly, which wordpress theme is this? :)

July 5, 2012 - 6:00 AM

Melissa King - Hi, Thanks for the comment! There is effort in the uploading but then all the marketing is done for you.. The stock companies already have buyers on there sites waiting for new photos to be uploaded. I have not uploaded in a few months now and I am still making money off the photos which I have already uploaded even 5 years ago.


July 5, 2012 - 6:04 AM

Melissa King - The Theme is From Prophoto 4 called Sunny California :)

Model Release Form for Microstock

I get asked where people can get model release forms to use on Microstock sites all the time, so I decided to post one for everyone to download.

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February 6, 2011 - 1:56 PM

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May 17, 2011 - 11:01 PM

Cristy Cross Photography - How generous of you, Melissa! This will be very helpful, especially for photography newbies.

May 24, 2011 - 11:53 AM

Melissa King - Your very welcome Cristy! Thanks for visiting my site!

February 17, 2014 - 4:52 AM

Krisztina Vajda - Like Cristy Cross Photography said, as a microstock (and photography) newbie this release template is extremely helpful for me – not wanting to fill in a release for each and every mictostock site… So, many many thanks to you Melissa!! :-)

October 19, 2014 - 3:30 PM

jrivalta - Thank a lot, is exactly what i was looking for.