Subscriptions? Yes, thank you!

posted on 29th of may, 2008

Sometimes I happen to read posts on the Message Boards talking about subscriptions and the disappointment of seeing your own image sold at only 0.30$ or 0.36$. I always consider every sale with satisfaction, like a personal success – my picture was chosen among 3.000.000 of images online! From this point of view it doesn’t matter if it’s a “normal” sale or a subscription.
I sold many images via subscription and I want to point out the usefulness of these sales with an example.

This illustration is online from 23rd of November 2007. It became level 2 the 14th of April 2008 thanks to subscriptions too. From then I sold it 7 times:

16th of April 1.20$
17th of April 1.20$
23rd of April 3.00$
25th of April 1.80$
29th of April 1.80$
6th of May 0.36$
20th of May 1.80$

So... The “moral” ;-) is: subscriptions are useful also to reach a higher image level, and consequently more sales and more earnings...
Bye, Rob.

Comments (15)

Posted by Phakimata on April 24, 2009
Subscriptions are definitely a good thing. I know there's about a 3 fold difference between a $1 sale and a $0.30 sale, but at these amounts it doesn't really matter. In fact, if you allow subscriptions you make create more chance for sales, thus make more money -> isn't that what a business is about?
Posted by Roberto1977 on April 24, 2009
Thanks Wayne, Gokhan and Woo Bing for your comments.
I always consider subscription sales like a bonus, so if I sell a level 5 (eps) for 0.42, well... I'm 0.42$ richer. ;-)
Posted by Billysiew on April 24, 2009
If your image is assignment file which is the maximum level 5. Then, what is your point of view if that image has many subscriptions sales?
Posted by Gokoroko on April 24, 2009
Rob, I agree with you completely...
Posted by 70sphotography on September 11, 2008
One of my images was upgraded to level 3 yesterday by a subscription, :)
Posted by Roberto1977 on July 04, 2008
Thanks Chaka!
Posted by Chaka on July 04, 2008
i like your pic.Good luck with your sales.
Posted by Roberto1977 on May 31, 2008
Thanks. I appreciate very much your comments.
Bye, Rob.
Posted by Morgancapasso on May 31, 2008
i agree with you

Posted by Minpin on May 30, 2008
Now that is a very common sense, optimistic attitude and you are to be
commended for pointing it out to those who are less favorable to
subscriptions - every sale is one more opportunity for success!
Posted by Roberto1977 on May 30, 2008
Thank you for all your comments!
Bye, Rob.
Posted by Sophiesourit on May 30, 2008
Yep? I dream to be be agree with you....that is true but not enough...I perfectly understand the different interrest of subscription, truly, but youp...when all the sale of a day is 0.3$,0.3$ ect ...it hearts me bit, sorry to be honnest
Posted by Myper on May 30, 2008
"TUTTO FA BRODO".... Azathoth973 you are the God!!
Posted by Rebeccaosborn on May 30, 2008
i agree, that any sale is good!! cute image too! out of all of them, the little girl in the purple dress is the most like me!!!
Posted by Indos82 on May 30, 2008
Rob, I agree with you completely. Any sale is pleasure and comprehension, that work has not passed for nothing.

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