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collis

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« on: February 28, 2012, 20:44 »
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It's been seven months since we launched PhotoDune out of private beta, and I'm excited to announce today that we have now passed a million photos on PhotoDune.

When we set out to create PhotoDune, our intention was always to build a viable option for purchasing photos for our existing buying community. A big part of that goal is having enough depth for buyers to find what they need. While there's nothing specifically magic about a million photos, it feels like a solid indicator that our library is getting to a good size.

Sales on the site have grown since I last posted in November, but the growth hasn't kept pace with the breakneck library expansion. This of course means there's been some sales dilution. This is a normal part of growing a photo library, and not an unexpected one. From here our next focuses are on image quality, more development of the marketplace featureset and lots of sales growth. I'd also expect a slowdown in library growth rate as we certainly aren't planning on making a run on any of the big photo libraries for sheer size!

I'd like to thank all the photographers who've had the confidence in us to upload over the last seven months. It's been an enlightening experience building this marketplace, and I'm looking forward this year to applying a lot of our learnings from PhotoDune back on the rest of our network of marketplaces.

As many of you know PhotoDune is just one of nine Envato Marketplaces and while we've seen some good growth, it's still a tiny fraction of the overall ecosystem. We're close to pushing past 1.5 million members which is pretty amazing since it was only four months ago that we passed a million. Sales growth across our network of marketplaces also continues to climb really, really fast. With PhotoDune having a firm spot in the line-up, it's a stronger group of marketplaces than ever before!

Thank you again to all our photographers who've helped make PhotoDune a success! We'll be working hard to improve and deliver more and better value back to you in the coming months and years! We really appreciate your faith in us!


lisafx

« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 13:22 »
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Congratulations Collis!  Getting to 1 million so fast represents a lot of work on the part of your inspection team!  And you have managed to do it while maintaining good sales for your contributors, and raising royalty levels.  Quite a laudable accomplishment :D

wut

« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 13:32 »
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We should celebrate! A raise for contributors is in order, I think we all agree on that ;)

« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 14:05 »
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We should celebrate! A raise for contributors is in order, I think we all agree on that ;)

Yep, that would be great! ;)

lisafx

« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 16:41 »
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We should celebrate! A raise for contributors is in order, I think we all agree on that ;)

While I would never turn down more money, they did already give us a raise just a couple of months ago. 

wut

« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 16:42 »
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We should celebrate! A raise for contributors is in order, I think we all agree on that ;)

While I would never turn down more money, they did already give us a raise just a couple of months ago. 

I know, let's not loose the momentum ;)

« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2012, 07:12 »
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Sales on the site have grown since I last posted in November, but the growth hasn't kept pace with the breakneck library expansion. This of course means there's been some sales dilution.

I have seen my sales going down somewhat after February while maintaining consistent uploads.

« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2012, 15:53 »
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+1 on increased royalties.  The low prices are my only real objection to PD, and the main reason I stopped uploading.  I'm not getting any large-format sales here and 33 cents wasn't ringing my chimes. 


 

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