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Uncle Pete

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« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2023, 13:42 »
The results are roughly what I expected.

I created a series of 52 instructional videos in the late 1990s.  I was hoping for "make once, sell forever" products. Basically a video form of microstock (a decade before I started with microstock). 

Sales were great at first, and then tapered off.  What I found was that every time I put out a new video, it not only started selling the new videos, but it ALSO kicked up the sales of older videos.  Basically, the new videos brought in new buyers, who then liked them and went back to buy older ones in the same series.

I stopped making videos after 9/11. I had an artist that was supposed to fly in from London for a shoot that day, and all planes were grounded. We lost momentum, and then decided it wasn't worth the effort we were putting in. Thus, we had a distinct cut-off date for new videos.

Sales followed the lines very similar to this study. A bit of a peak after I announced no new ones would be coming, as old customers came back to fill in their collections.  Then fewer and fewer every year.  Our last sale was in 2018, where we sold a grand total of 2 copies (1 each of two videos to one individual).

Are you saying that your videos had a strong following and most of these people downloaded everything, one time, and when they had that, since 2018 there is no new demand? Are the videos that time sensitive for content? Or did some many newer videos start to cover the same subject and you have been surpassed by newer content?

The whole no sales since 2018 is really hitting a wall, isn't it. Unfortunate


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« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2023, 14:15 »
Yes, I'm here! I don't come here anything like as often as I used to. I've got photos to work on and social media stuff to do!



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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2023, 06:45 »
What's in a name? Since you asked, with respect, the name of the thread is ridiculous and arrogant.

Who wants you to tell them when their images will stop selling, as if you even could. For this reason, I'm not even reading.

Steve is more gracious than I, but one can read into his response just above mine. Did he ask you to do this? Did you ask him?

P.S. They will NEVER stop selling.

Good day.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2023, 07:01 by cboswell »

« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2023, 09:38 »
I think most photographers are JEALOUS of his success. Take it or leave it.


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