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I just overtook last year's total number of sales. But the average fee per licence is one fifth of last year's. That took me aback.

 

Global, or just me?

 

Alan

 

I have also just overtaken last year's total volume of sales but total income is only 3/4 of last year's.  I haven't worked out the average sale price for each year - I suspect that would be rather depressing.

 

Pearl

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I just overtook last year's total number of sales. But the average fee per licence is one fifth of last year's. That took me aback.

 

Global, or just me?

 

Alan

 

I have had my best year for sales numbers (since 2002) and the average fee was within a whisker of last year. But is is half each of my best three years.

 

That said my numbers are such that it is not statistically meaningful to draw any conclusions. :(

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I just overtook last year's total number of sales. But the average fee per licence is one fifth of last year's. That took me aback.

 

Global, or just me?

 

Alan

 

Alan, do you really mean one-fifth?  Or one-fifth down?  My figures for sales volume are headed for slightly up on last year but my income will be down; but it's not a fifth of last year, more like three-quarters, i.e. down by about 25%. 

 

It feels like I'm taking two small steps forward (more submissions, improved keywording, etc.) but one giant step backwards (lower prices).  For what it's worth, I am not in the newspaper scheme and I only signed up for distribution to a limited number of territories: ones in which I have had decent sales in the past, so I think this will have helped my price per image figure.

 

I try not to get depressed about it: looking at your avatar, perhaps you need a new one ;)

 

Chris

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The situation is even worse if I go back to 2013 - I'm almost at the same volume but revenue is less than 50%. However I had two very large sales that year.

 

Pearl

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Just to change the tone a bit, sales and revenue already well up on last year's totals. Average licence fee up by 10%. I'm sure I'm not alone.

 

Alex

 

 

Your not alone, for me it is good too.   150% of 2015 sales at this point. and 196%!! of total revenue of last year.

 

Perry

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With less than 3 years data I can't really give a definitive answer but I've well exceeded both numbers sold and gross revenue between 2015 and 2016.  Average gross per image is a bit lower this year than last - $25.2 against $31.2 - but higher than during my first year with Alamy in 2014.

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98% of last year's sales for 74% of the revenue. Potential increase in annual sales maybe commensurate with increase in portfolio size, but I don't keep records.

 

Mind you last year's revenue was skewed by a 4 figure sale in October, while I haven't seen a 3 figure sale this year since, I think, May.

 

In the news today, Mail group newspapers seeing a drop in advertising revenue and redundancies resulting - maybe they shouldn't have pushed for Brexit......

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So far, 104% of last years sales (good), and 100% of last years gross revenue (OK).

 

Thing is, the last few years weren't great.  Compared to 2012, so far I have 57% of the sales and 60% of gross revenue.  Not exactly progress considering I now have twice as many images.

 

edit: four sales dropped in today for $300 total.  Unexpected.

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Overtook numbers last month, average down a quarter.

I too hope Inch means DOWN a fifth, not TO a fifth.

 

Sadly I meant exactly what I said. To be precise, this years average is 21% of last year's. I have had nothing but low-value sales this year, after 7 years of fairly decent licences.

 

Alan

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I'm seeing a similar increase in the number of sales but a steady decrease in revenue per image.

 

As of today the number of sales is up 125% over 2015

Revenue is 75% of last year

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