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April Good or Bad?

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Murdock2013
My story so far…
I have mixed feelings about April, I was getting very disillusioned until the last week I had only just equaled March Figures of 5 sales, Until suddenly in one day I sold 3 images as usual 2 of them were subscription ones. The next day followed with another sub sale and yesterday being the last day of the month I ended on a high with my largest sale of 9 credits on a level one sale which gave me 4.66 dollars. I was terribly disappointed with my first two months of acceptance ratios and as a Newbie and a typical Taurean I rushed into uploading images and had many disappointments. I sorted myself out for April and these were my April figures.
Online 36 Refused 6 A.R 84.2% (Well happy)
10 sales 13.30 Dollars and a terrible RPD of 1.33 per image.
How did your April go?

I wish everyone a very successful May!
Edited: 05/01/2013, 02:34:49 AM
Mgkuijpers
About half the amount of money i made in March. Strange how it always fluctuates. But new month, new chances !
Nikon D3,D300,D810 lenses from 14mm to 600mm
Posted: 05/01/2013, 02:15:22 AM
Bogdan
April was the best month ever in terms of image sales. This was because a bunch of credit sales, while the total number of downloads is around the monthly average.

Bogdan
Canon EF-S 60mm/f2.8 USM Macro ¦ Canon EF-S 10-22mm/f3.5-4.5 USM ¦ ...
Posted: 05/01/2013, 02:34:52 AM
Vincentho
My earnings halved this mth but happy to see some new uploads.
Edited: 05/01/2013, 02:36:00 AM
Baldas1950
Less sales but higer income. The number of subscriptions sales decreased and the credit sales increased.
Nikon D90 Gimp 2.6 Adobe Photoshop
Posted: 05/01/2013, 03:35:38 AM
Lfmpereira
It was an excelent month, for me. I've sold 70 images. There were days that i've sold none, but in other i've sold 4, 5, and 6 images.

I even won a prize, with this image:
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It was published in the "O Mundo da Fotografia Digital" magazine and i won a camera.

Oh, but here, in DT, i've sold zero in April. It seems like my images, even the new ones, the ones that sell pretty well somewhere else, are dead in the water, here.
But i've uploaded 32 images here, in April, which was a record, for me. Not all is bad.
I still come here every day, but only to see if my pending images were accepted. I dont have expectations about the sales anymore. It seems DT is miles away from the capability of other sites, in what concerns to sales.
I say this because it's the same images. And they get seen and sold, but just not in DT.
Nikon D3100 Nikon 18-105 Sigma 50mm f2.8
Edited: 05/01/2013, 04:35:13 AM
Gbfoto
BME for me with a RPD of $3.30 so I am happy :)
Canon EOS, some glass and a speedlite!
Posted: 05/01/2013, 05:07:11 AM
Amilevin
Mine was really horrible (4 subs in almost 3 weeks).
The only thing I found comfort in is that I had an AR higher than 95% this month so hopefully the upcoming months will be better.
16-35 F 4 VR Nikon 70-200 F 2.8 VR Nikon 85 F 1.8G Nikon 50 F 1.4D...
Posted: 05/01/2013, 05:42:07 AM
Achilles
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FTR - April 2013 has +70% more uploads than last year and "only" 40% more submissions. Which means we get more and better images (we see higher ARs). Submissions improve and competition increases.
Posted: 05/01/2013, 07:12:39 AM
Daddiomanottawa
April worked out pretty well for me.
Especially the last few days of the month where i got lucky and scored several nice credit downloads for between $6 and $9 bucks each.
I began in Feb of last year and only really started showing any sales until April 2012 (pretty small, just started). This April had 7.5 X more downloads and 22.5X more $ earnings than prior. Not near enough to retire on, lol, but based on my goals, satisfying.
This April was also a couple of dollars more than my BME. The months fluctuate.
Additionally, in the first four months of 2013, My earnings have already doubled that which i made all of 2012.

Murdoch2013, give it time.
You're only three months into this. It ain't a fast train in the beginning. As I have experienced, and so many have said here before, it can take quite some time for your images to get noticed.
If you'd like to know how a fellow newbie feels about starting out, check out my blog at
http://blog.dreamstime.com/2013/04/24/for-those-about-to-stock-we-salute-you_art38939

Don't get frustrated and keep going!

Panasonic G3/G6 and some nice Panny lenses.
Posted: 05/01/2013, 07:49:32 AM
Suyerry
I did better this month, I doubled my sales from last month...14 Sales. :-)
Nikon Equipment, Nikon Lenses, Professional Photo Software
Posted: 05/01/2013, 09:00:28 AM
Digikhmer
This month is my best month ever since my photos are listed on DT.
Inspirations and opportunities ...
Posted: 05/01/2013, 09:35:58 AM
Sml
I thought April was going to be a bust, but alas yesterday I sold 2 and upload more images and improved my AR rate. Spring is here, wishing everyone great sales.
Nikon D7000, Nikon and Tokina lens, iMac, CS5
Posted: 05/01/2013, 09:48:16 AM
Pindiyath100
BME for us in every aspects!!! Thanks to the buyers and of course DT!!! :) :) Glyn, hang in there. Increase your submissions to reach good Portfolio exposure and you'll have steady income. :)
Canon EOS 6D, Nikon D7100, Nikon D90 & D70
Posted: 05/01/2013, 10:00:12 AM
Lenutaidi
For me good,I could say.Considering that competition is becoming more,14 sales is good for me:)
Posted: 05/01/2013, 10:36:53 AM
Celiaak
I have sold half than last month, 25 images with only 1.38 RPD.
Uploaded 31 images, and I guess having sold only 5% of my portfolio in one moth means I have to work more, better and diversify more.
Congratulations Lfmpereira on you prize, what is the month of the magazine so I can check it out?
Nikon D3100, Inkscape, Imagination, Hands
Edited: 05/01/2013, 11:21:07 AM
Angelaravaioli
For me it went really bad! Hopefully in May. ...
canon 90-300usm, Canon Powershot G15. ...
Edited: 05/01/2013, 12:27:41 PM
Positiveflash
April was a average month for me in terms of sales, but for earnings it was a big month as I had a tiff sale and several other credit sales.

Looking forward to May.
Canon EOS 6d, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Posted: 05/01/2013, 13:07:38 PM
Lfmpereira

Originally posted by Celiaak:
Quoted Message: I have sold half than last month, 25 images with only 1.38 RPD.Uploaded 31 images, and I guess having sold only 5% of my portfolio in one moth means I have to work more, better and diversify more.Congratulations Lfmpereira on you prize, what is the month of the magazine so I can check it out?


The month is May. :)
Nikon D3100 Nikon 18-105 Sigma 50mm f2.8
Posted: 05/01/2013, 13:24:48 PM
Murdock2013
Thanks George and Sanjay for your encouragement. I will certainly hang on in there. The ending to April doubled my sales which I was happy about, and suddenly one of my images in close to level 3 which I expect will get there soon. I know its only time until these images start making some decent money. I seem to have fantastic placings on most my images which I am delighted about. So lets keep our fingers crossed that May will be a fantastic month for us all. Good luck Guys and Girls and thanks for sharing your thoughts... x P.S George, I will have a look at your blog. thanks
Edited: 05/01/2013, 14:59:03 PM
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