Three awesome years of picNiche-ing

Well a couple of months behind schedule on this post (been working like crazy on picWorkflow lately), but picNiche was three-years old on June ’11 and I just wanted to give myself a little pat on the back and share some stats for the last 3 years:

  • Almost half a million picNiche queries
  • Around 5000 photographers have run the picNiche microstock contributor toolbar (approx 1500 use it daily)
  • 300+ referred photographer accounts on the main microstocks
  • Roughly $7000 earned in photographer referrals (more would have been better, but still growing thankfully)
  • 6 minor sites and about 15 tools (apps, toolbars and plugins) created under the picNiche banner.
  • The successful launch and ongoing growth of picWorkflow microstock workflow tools
  • Loads of new friends and colleages in microstock industry 🙂
  • and a never-ending flow of new ideas 😀

picNiche never achieved the referral earnings I was hoping for when I started, but I’ve learned a lot, and had so much fun doing it that I’d never have thought it would be so awesome. It’s always nice to hear someone say “thanks, saves me tons of time” or “gave me some great ideas” or even once “boosted my earnings five-fold” 😀

Huge thanks still go out to all these guys and to everyone reading the blog/using my tools 🙂

What would you like to see from the next three years of picNiche?

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  1. Posted August 24, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Thanks i used your contributors toolbar every day great

  2. Posted August 24, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Thanks to you as well, I am probably one of those who use your toolbar on a daily basis. Keep up the great work.

  3. Posted August 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Greatest toolbar for every microstocker! thanks.
    Hope it will be updated soon.

  4. Posted August 24, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Happy Birthday PicNicheBob!
    And thanks 🙂

  5. Dzinnik Darius
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Permalink


  6. Posted August 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Excellent work Bob. I love the “ding dong” sounds every time I have a sale or an image is accepted. Except for when my doorbell rings and I rush to my laptop instead of the door. 🙂

  7. Posted August 24, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    When I saw that post title, I was going to ask: does it earn? (as the main target are photogs which already have an account) but than I saw the numbers… looks good 😉 Thanks for that tool!

  8. Posted August 24, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    I am using it everyday. It’s a great tool. Thank you for spending your time for this project.

  9. Posted August 24, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Well done and thanks!

  10. Posted August 25, 2011 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Thanks for all the effort. I use the contributor toolbar every day and it definitely saves me a load of time. Picworkflow is equally awesome so hats off. Cheers.

  11. bobbigmac
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    Thanks everyone. Glad to know it helps 🙂

  12. ventura
    Posted September 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Thanks a lot for contributors toolbar – it’s great tool that I use every day. Good luck !

  13. Posted October 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Keep up the good work Bob!

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