Subscriptions? Yes, thank you!

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.

Photo credits: Roberto Giovannini.

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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?

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. ;-)

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?

April 24, 2009


Rob, I agree with you completely...

September 12, 2008


That's a good news... Good luck! Bye, Rob

September 11, 2008


One of my images was upgraded to level 3 yesterday by a subscription, :)

July 04, 2008


Thanks Chaka!

July 04, 2008


i like your pic.Good luck with your sales.

May 31, 2008


Thanks. I appreciate very much your comments.
Bye, Rob.

May 31, 2008


i agree with you


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!

May 30, 2008


Thank you for all your comments!
Bye, Rob.

May 30, 2008


You're right!!I've sold some images at these prices too.

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 hearts me bit, sorry to be honnest

May 30, 2008


I agree with you! You're completely right!!! :))
I love your illustration, no wonder why it is so successful! :)

May 30, 2008


"TUTTO FA BRODO".... Azathoth973 you are the God!!

May 30, 2008


Yes, it's true!!!! Any sale is good! ;) Congrats Rob for your wonderful illustration! ;)

May 30, 2008


I agree with you! I'm happy for any singol sale! :)

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!!!

May 30, 2008


Rob, I agree with you completely. Any sale is pleasure and comprehension, that work has not passed for nothing.

May 30, 2008


I Agree.... only 0,30.... but with ENORMOUS satisfaction!! Someone takes OUR images among MILLIONS of images! that's great!

in Italy we say that "tutto fa brodo"... you may translate it as " Everything is good" :-)


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