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Sales approximately half of the total for last year so on track, although I've added a few hundred pictures to my portfolio... I've already made 3/4 of last years revenue though, so that's pretty good.

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I'm doing quite well compared to last year, but I think it's pretty meaningless to compare to the full-Covid year.

 

Compared to an average of 2017-2019, I have a little more than half of sales and a little less than half of revenue.

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2020 was kinder to me than 2021. I’ve sold more in 2021 but revenue for first half of 2020 was better.
Average per image sold for 2020 was $57.75

Average for 2021 is $42.52

in 2020 I had one for $245, and two for $125

 

in 2021 I had one for $125, nothing higher.

Race to the bottom.

By the way, the $245 was for a dessert I made! 😁 I just added more dessert images. Not on sale, yet

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Much better than 2020, which was my worst year ever. At the halfway point in 2021, number of sales is 88% of what they were for the entire year of 2020 and revenue is 331% of last year. 

 

Average price per sale $74, well ahead of the past few year's average price per sale, even with a couple of $5 sales thrown in. Three $170 sales (one exclusive) in January helped a lot. My best sale in 2020 was $85 (later reversed), so actual highest was $45 - and average last year was $19.88 lowest ever - as I said, 2020 was dismal.  

 

 

 

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On 23/06/2021 at 10:57, Betty LaRue said:

2020 was kinder to me than 2021. I’ve sold more in 2021 but revenue for first half of 2020 was better.
Average per image sold for 2020 was $57.75

Average for 2021 is $42.52

in 2020 I had one for $245, and two for $125

 

in 2021 I had one for $125, nothing higher.

Race to the bottom.

By the way, the $245 was for a dessert I made! 😁 I just added more dessert images. Not on sale, yet

 

interesting to see how we each fluctuate from one year to another, and not just because we might be uploading more and that Alamy has more images year on year

 

2017 has been my best ever year for revenue and income with Alamy, 2018,2019,2020 all showed a decline in income from that year- and now 2021 is reversing that downward trend and could end up being my best year ever. When I look at averages per image sold as you have done Betty I see

 

2016-35.10

2017-36.20

2018-25.56

2019-25.46

2020-15.10

2021- 43.10

 

clearly worst average was 2020 - yet that year I sold far more images than any other year

just goes to show its not a predictable industry

 

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Unpredictability is certainly the name of the game here. At the halfway point in 2019, I expected it to be my best year ever, then the second half of the year most sales were $, so you can never predict how the year will go. Gross sales beat 2018, 2019, 2020 already and net is roughly even to 2018 & 2019, with half a year to go. If sales continue apace it will be a good year. 2020 was my worst year since 2009 when I joined.

 

2015 was my best year for revenue, wiith 2017 and 2018 just behind (~$100 less gross ~$50 less net). This year could beat them. But I'm not counting my eggs before they hatch. 

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According to the graph my revenue has just surpassed last year's, but I only got properly going about this time last year.

 

With the 150+ deletions in order and the contract changes I suspect next year won't be as thrilling, but it will be earnings for work already done so that's something I suppose.

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Oddly enough, down on volume but well up on average and already 65% of last year's revenue.

Of course the commission grab will put paid to that. Good job the other gig is out performing Alamy by 6x.

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