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« on: March 25, 2018, 20:32 »
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I started about 6 months ago there and have zero sales so far.


« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 20:55 »
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You've answered your own question!

« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 23:03 »
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I started about 6 months ago there and have zero sales so far.

I started 6 years ago and have the same number of sales as you.

« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 00:59 »
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Fine Art America is a site for "Artists".
Are you an "Artist"?

« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 04:01 »
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18 sales in 5 years so a nice bonus once in a while.

« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 06:11 »
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2.2% of my total, in 2017. And I'm not an artist!  ;)
« Last Edit: March 26, 2018, 08:58 by Zero Talent »

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 11:22 »
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I started about 6 months ago there and have zero sales so far.

I started 6 years ago and have the same number of sales as you.

I'm doing the same but I didn't pay for display which means I only have 24 somewhat artsy images. I suspect that some of the people there, not those here who work and have made sales, are using FAA as a fulfillment printer for contract work or their own sales. There was one guy who had plenty of sales, dogs, abstract, which were a different dog every time I saw a sale.  So buy one of my works of "Art" and make me wrong.  ;D  https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/pete-klinger.html

Now that I look, I could easily move out five, filler near the last, for something a little more likely to hang on a wall someplace. The Buffalo National River is absolutely flat, nothing, no interest, boring.

« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 11:56 »
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I did reasonably well in the first few years. In some lucky days, I could even make over $1000 in a single day. Usually I had sales every month.

However, since it became pixel.com and started to carry products, my sales have gone downhill. Last year, I only made 3 sales. This year, none so far.

I hope it could focus on the fine art side of the business because it was its strength, and not get distracted by products which have not likely been sold in big volume as its owner had hoped, I suspect.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2018, 15:13 by Orchidpoet »

« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2018, 13:57 »
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Had several sales the first year, then nothing for two years. Last year one, this year one so far. I have earned more from paintings than from photographs.

« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2018, 18:01 »
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I made two sales in March so far this year

« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2018, 22:15 »
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I make double on FAA in comparison to Shutterstock per month, admittedly i don't submit anything to SS (or micro) these days. Spend my time working on RM while preparing for the oncoming blockchain stock disruption - creativechain.org | photochain.io | stockblock.io | kodakcoin.com | tge.selfllery.com
« Last Edit: March 26, 2018, 22:30 by jorgophotography »

« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2018, 16:15 »
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This is my first year and maybe last. We will see. Paid my 30 bucks or so to be on site. Have about 1300 hundred images and have made two sells so far. Sells totals 8 bucks to me so far....

« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2018, 09:31 »
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Four sales in about 4 years with the 25 photos (free plan) . About 200 $, total.

« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2018, 16:43 »
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I used to sell regularly there, a few every month with 500 images.  No more.  They're busy bringing in big corporate sellers like Conde Nast and Getty, and a bit player like myself is buried deep. Their keyword search is a dumpster fire, and the site pushes products like phone cases and shower curtains. 

2 sales so far this year.

Unless you have your own marketing campaign, or a very successful keyword niche, I'd say FAA is just another waste of upload time.

« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2018, 07:24 »
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I've been there for a few years and have made enough to cover the cost of membership for the foreseeable future. I went through the whole of 2016 without a sale, then made almost 300 with five sales last year.  Nothing so far this year. I've got nearly 900 images there, including some medium and large format black-and-white film which sometimes sell, so it's a place where I can put some of my more experimental stuff.
Looking back, I see I made almost $600 in 2012, so that was pretty good.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2018, 07:28 by BaldricksTrousers »

« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2018, 18:21 »
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I've had around 70 sales since I joined in 2012, some were cards and pillows and the like, but most are still prints. Even with piddly amounts such as $7.00 return on a shower curtain, my return per sale this year is above $100 per, as print sales usually bring in somewhere between $100-300 per sale, so a handful of sales every month or so makes the $30/year worthwhile.

I'm a tiny seller and my stuff is drowned out by the Conde Nasts, etc. so I have no clue what a top artist makes there. I have just over 575 images and get a few sales a month most of the time, but  sometimes it can be very quiet with nothing but maybe a pillow or greeting card. Someone bought three large framed prints of my work on one day about a month ago (I assume it's the same person all three sales were from the same small town), so that was a good day.

My last 11 sales were travel scenics. Travel seems to be my best seller there, the sales preceding those were seasonal greeting cards - New Years in fact, rather than Christmas.  I sell a decent number of black and white prints, although I sell more color.

I wish I knew what the top artists made, but I don't think Vincent Van Gogh is telling.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2018, 18:24 by wordplanet »

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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2018, 10:13 »
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Finally got my first sale on FAA today...this is after 1 year!


« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2018, 01:49 »
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Finally got my first sale on FAA today...this is after 1 year!

Congratulations! So, is 10 - 15% the normal mark up? I have no idea what to add to their prices.

I've had around 70 sales since I joined in 2012, some were cards and pillows and the like, but most are still prints. Even with piddly amounts such as $7.00 return on a shower curtain, my return per sale this year is above $100 per, as print sales usually bring in somewhere between $100-300 per sale, so a handful of sales every month or so makes the $30/year worthwhile.

$100-300 per sale is fantastic! Your art is obviously beautiful!

Brasilnut

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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2018, 04:21 »
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Congratulations! So, is 10 - 15% the normal mark up? I have no idea what to add to their prices.


Master Steve has some useful tips on pricing at FAA:

http://www.backyardsilver.com/2013/01/fine-art-america-a-new-way-to-earn-cash-from-digital-photos/

As well as some follow-up articles.

Hope that's helpful.

Alex

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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2018, 07:16 »
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I make double on FAA in comparison to Shutterstock per month, admittedly i don't submit anything to SS (or micro) these days. Spend my time working on RM while preparing for the oncoming blockchain stock disruption - creativechain.org | photochain.io | stockblock.io | kodakcoin.com | tge.selfllery.com

You win the "Shoehorn of the Day" award.

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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2018, 22:18 »
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I can't find the more recent stats Sean at FAA posted. Here's an article from 2012 with $5M in annual revenue.

"Our best-selling artists are in the range of $5,000 to $10,000 a month. That is a small number of artists."

Their 2017 revenue was $25M so not sure if the top artists are earning 5x 2012 stats.

http://www.sramanamitra.com/2012/03/26/doing-5m-a-year-with-3-employees-fineartamerica-ceo-sean-broihier-part-5/

« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2018, 02:28 »
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Their 2017 revenue was $25M so not sure if the top artists are earning 5x 2012 stats.

They won't be. The butter will have become more thinly spread as more people join up. Even so, the best of them might have increased sales significantly over the past six years. The fall-off in earnings between the best seller of all and the tenth best - or even the second-best - is probably huge.

« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2018, 05:47 »
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10 sales this year, so far.

« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2018, 07:59 »
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I make double on FAA in comparison to Shutterstock per month, admittedly i don't submit anything to SS (or micro) these days. Spend my time working on RM while preparing for the oncoming blockchain stock disruption - creativechain.org | photochain.io | stockblock.io | kodakcoin.com | tge.selfllery.com

You win the "Shoehorn of the Day" award.

My SS earnings are very low, so will have to abdicate that shoehorn your way ;)
« Last Edit: April 07, 2018, 08:02 by jorgophotography »

« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2018, 09:30 »
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Spend my time working on RM while preparing for the oncoming blockchain stock disruption - creativechain.org | photochain.io | stockblock.io | kodakcoin.com | tge.selfllery.com
An article i wrote on this topic ;)
https://medium.com/@CryptoBlockBits/stock-photography-the-blockchain-revolution-7d5e0a7f42d9
« Last Edit: April 07, 2018, 09:33 by jorgophotography »


 

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