50+ sales!

posted on 19th of november, 2010

My sales have slowed down significantly recently. But you've gotta love when those little surprises occur! Ever since I made my first sale, I made at least one sale per month. Lately, I feared I would break that trend, but I still got barely one sale per month. This month was just as uneventful, that is, until this week. A couple days ago, I was surprised by a nice income sale on an image which had never been sold before. I took it last spring near Denali Nat'l Park.

A backhoe was widening the area around the track, and the train was lined up, waiting to be filled. I named it "Alaska Railroad" because I like how it combines the train with Alaska's scenery. Yes, I know, it's rather brown, but at least it complements the train's color! :)

Yesterday, I made two subscription sales: 1 was that same train photo again! The other was one of my best sellers. Now I have two images that are one download away from Level 3! This image marked my 50th download. My paycheck is almost in reach!

The moral of the story: Don't despair when things are going slowly. You just might get a pleasant surprise!

Comments (12)

Posted by Elimitchell on November 23, 2010
Thanks Suebmtl!
Posted by Suebmtl on November 22, 2010
Stunning images!
I wish you many more.
Posted by Elimitchell on November 20, 2010
Thanks for the comments, Egomezta, Thanatonautii, Fiifre, Stephanuk, and Davulcu! Actually, I just got another sale today, making the count 52, and setting my record for most sales in one week!
Posted by Egomezta on November 20, 2010
That's great, congratulations, well done.
Posted by Thanatonautii on November 20, 2010
Astonishing pictures you have in your portfolio! Congratulations for your milestone!
Posted by Fiifre on November 20, 2010
Congratulations, 51 sales is not bad at all ! I'm still stuck at 1, but good advice, I'll await the surprise :-)

Very nice pictures btw
Posted by Stephenuk on November 20, 2010
Congrats, and thanks for the story, fabulous pictures. :)
Posted by Davulcu on November 20, 2010
Congrats ... wish you many more sales my friend.
Posted by Elimitchell on November 20, 2010
Thanks for your comments!
Posted by Mary981 on November 19, 2010
thanks for the inspirational story, love the train picture!
Posted by Youths on November 19, 2010
Beautiful scenery!
Posted by Arim44 on November 19, 2010
Great images, congratulations !

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