Income – $575
February saw a noticeable increase in sales. $575 is great, but still off of my goals. The biggest upside is that this is over 2X growth from February last year. In one year sales went from $180 to $575.
February saw 22 downloads – an all-time high. 18 unique clips were sold, also an all-time high. Return per download was $25. Average return per download was $26 which isn’t amazing but not bad.
This was a better month towards the 2018 goals, but still a long way to go.
Pond5 kept improving as well. Just like last month, new clips sold, which is always great news, as clips that sell once almost always sell again over several months in Stock by Numbers’ portfolio.
Read on below for clips sold, gear used, and other statistics and information from February:
There was a big shift in February from blogging to uploading. I got all of the clips in my portfolio uploaded to Adobe Stock, but haven’t yet submitted them all.
I’ve also started uploading to Videohive.net. Really excited about this, as after doing some research it seems like a great option.
New Clips Created
Production time unfortunately wasn’t possible in February because of a rough work and travel schedule.
Still not giving up on the goal of 800 unique clips, just going to have to backend things a bit.
50 Clips on Adobe and about 50 on Dissolve this month. Will keep everyone posted if they start to sell.
A lot of the same clips sold, so the RED’s are still here. Great news was that a few of the clips from a shoot I did largely with the DJI Osmo X5R starting selling.
Like I mentioned last month – none of this gear is worth buying new in 2018, but used RED cameras are still worth considering for one main reason: The R3D codec.
Other than the amazing data rates and workflow with R3D, the Black Magic Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K accomplishes the same quality of footage in a more well contained and affordable package.
Fortunately, while capturing this footage five years was fairly expensive, the best cameras available in 2018 are able to duplicate these results at a fraction of the cost and with much lighter and faster gear.
I have still yet to do exhaustive tests, but just based on practice, I think the Black Magic Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K exceeds the dynamic range of the RED Scarlet-X and Epic-X.
For clips sold, check the updated live sales list on the right side-bar of the page.
Again – Adobe Creative Cloud was the major expense, but I think still worth it as I use it for so much other work.
Fees and Dues
Adobe Creative Cloud – $50
No purchases this month, so expenses are relatively low.
February, 21st – $148
Updates on Tests
Pond5 continued to roar back to life in February.
Still anecdotal, but it seems the “how much should you charge on Pond5” test might be working.
Will keep updating as the test progresses.
February was a great month, but the most exciting thing right now is that I’ve just averaged $100 / day to start off the first three days of March.
Stock Performer projections are to be taken with a grain of salt, as I have never reached them, usually I come in around 50% of the projection. But since it is projecting $2,000 for March, I’m optimistic this will be a good month.
Videoblocks has still remained silent unfortunately.
Thanks for reading and I would love to hear how your month went if you’re open to sharing!