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« on: May 20, 2016, 20:39 »
Each stock photographer knows the life cycle of a photo. The sales may initially be strong and then gradually become less and less. So I was surprised, when some of my older photos have started a new life cycle in recent months. It is as if I have re-uploaded these pictures. And if I look back, I also have a few pictures that sell consistently, it means, these images have no cyclic period at all. What are youre expierences?
« Last Edit: May 21, 2016, 05:14 by roede-orm »

« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 20:43 »
I have some that still sell consistently since they were uploaded in 2009. This includes some editorial images that I never expected to license past the first year. Some of these are editorial and travel images I took as early as 2006.
I don't shoot a lot of lifestyle images, but I have some from 2012 that are still being licensed too.

« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 01:49 »
I like new sites because those old images become new again.  Some I did in 2006 sell well with Canva.  My best selling photo currently on SS is 3 years old but shows no signs of slowing down.  I've had a few photos stop selling because I came up with a good concept that was copied to death.  I don't bother doing that now.

« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2016, 04:17 »
When I went indie, many of my older files found a new life on new agencies. Just shows that a good concept is a good concept and will keep on selling if customers can see it.

Copy cats are a huge problem, but now that I upload a bigger variety of styles and download numbers are mostly removed from agencies, it is a lot better, because it is hard to guess what is actually selling in my port.

« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2016, 09:23 »
Just looking at Dreamstime, of the last 20 images that I sold 7 were uploaded between 2006 and 2007.


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