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$

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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?

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