200 Sales and counting .. a few thougths and stats

posted on 3rd of february, 2011

I had planned on writing a 200 sales blog for a while now however it has come and past so this will have to be for 235 sales.

My first 100 images took 422 Days to achieve which was for a portfolio of 271 images (each image online for an average of 251 days).

My second lot of 100 images took only 98 Days which was made up of 359 images (each image was on average online for 321 days from when I first joined)
Of the searches to find images resulting in sales - 20% were keyword searched to find places, while 60% there was no search recorded (either found on categories or partner websites I presume).
The average number of credits spent is 2.2
The total number of credits is 533
Just under half of the sales were subscription sales

With so few images online I need to stop trying to understand the patterns however in a geeky way they are interesting to review. Some days I have 6 (rare) while other weeks I have none at all. I have stopped to trying to project sales as every time I do the pattern reverses however I will keep looking.
What I have learnt though, is that for me it is best to just shoot what I encounter in my travels and to find and take advantage of opportunities where I am at any time. I have a decent compartment in the base of my laptop bag so my camera comes with me everywhere but I still don't get it out enough. I have a long way to go technically but find a lot of joy in the learning. Given the category scale for sale price my thoughts are the sooner it is online the sooner it will go up in base price and the sooner my portfolio will have images that can start to generate some money. I think the flaw to taking this too far is not to take care in producing unique images or at least competitive.
Best luck everyone with your sales.

Couple shots from my current trip

Comments (18)

Posted by Skynavin on February 16, 2011
Posted by lzf on February 15, 2011
nice pic. keep on good job
Posted by Joe1971 on February 05, 2011
Posted by Scottysally2 on February 05, 2011
Congratulations, and good luck with sales. :)
Posted by Gennaro86 on February 04, 2011
Great shots! Congratulations!
Posted by Mariaam on February 04, 2011
Nice portfolio! Congrats! :)
Posted by Bevanward on February 04, 2011
Thanks everyone for the comments. Wish you all a high level of sales. Happy shooting
Posted by smartview27 on February 04, 2011
Great shots! Congratulations!
Posted by FabioConcetta on February 04, 2011
Congratulation,good luck for your sales!
Posted by Alieska84 on February 04, 2011
Good job, congratulations!
Posted by Picstudio on February 04, 2011
Congratulations! nice portfolio.
Posted by Meryll on February 04, 2011
You have a nice gallery, congrats!
Posted by Defess on February 04, 2011
Great portfolio, good work. Well done!
Posted by Py2000 on February 03, 2011
Posted by Haslinda on February 03, 2011
Congrats! Great pictures and wishing more sales your way.
Posted by Gmargittai on February 03, 2011
Nice portfolio, good work.
I thought I traveled a lot but compared to you I am just a beginner.
All the best.
Posted by Egomezta on February 03, 2011
Congratulations.... Well done... I wish you many more sales...
Posted by Arim44 on February 03, 2011
Well Done,congratulations!

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Photo credits: Bevanward.

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I moved to Adelaide, Australia in 1978 from Auckland, New Zealand, as a child. Raised in Townsville, North Queensland, I left home to work in Central Australia where I first became interested in photography as a field geologist. From there I took a role in Johannesburg, South Africa, returned to Australia to marry, moved to Santiago, spent five years there in the capital of Chile and since have moved back to Brisbane, Australia where I am now based. I live with my wife of eight years and our three year old son. I have spent the past 10 years travelling all over the world and as part of my trav... [Read more]

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