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Mid Season Sales Tally

Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 12/11/2012 - 3:33 PM

The Holiday Season sales are upon us. Wishing you'all many sales so far and onwards. As an inspiration to all, let's share what we've sold since the last paycheck on Nov. 15th. If you haven't sold anything so far, stay positive, there's still alot of Holidays to go. Cheers!

Holiday Sales since Nov. 15th

Prints = 31
Greeting Cards= 13



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Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 12/11/2012 - 4:49 PM

What's your secret Wings? which are your most popular items? I might as well be selling snow in blizzard...


Posted by: Diane Daigle on 12/11/2012 - 4:51 PM

A few prints and a few originals (via fineartamerica). :>) Nice paycheck Wings!!! hehe :>)


Posted by: Isabella F Abbie Shores on 12/11/2012 - 4:53 PM

1 metal print


Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 12/11/2012 - 5:01 PM

Thanks Diane, yes the paycheck will be very welcome.

RJ, the secrets which are really no secret, have been discussed before. Basically, good tags, marketing outside of FAA, and probably one you won't like, quality in quantaties. Most prints I sell are in the areas of cityscapes, transportation, and pop/kitsch. Usually subjects that have a mass appeal. My slogan, "For $4.3 million you can get a Gursky. For $43 million you can get a Lichtenstein. And for just a tad under $120 million, you can get a Munch. Luckily for everyone else, there is Wingsdomain Art and Photography! "

Beth, one is better than none, and again, there is alot of Holidays left in the Season. Best of luck!



Posted by: Mel Steinhauer on 12/11/2012 - 5:03 PM

Way to go, Wings !

Sales since Nov 15 = 20 prints
2 boxes 25 cards
1 single card


Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 12/11/2012 - 5:05 PM

Ok, was hoping JC and Mike and others would share their numbers too...come on, don't be shy!



Posted by: Tara Turner on 12/11/2012 - 5:05 PM

23 prints and 1 greeting card......this is an unusual high volume for it's all smiles over here :)


Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 12/11/2012 - 5:05 PM

That's going to be a very good payday too, Mel and Tara, congrats!



Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/11/2012 - 5:11 PM

i was waiting for other answers....

48 prints
6 cards.

up to today at this moment, maybe i'll get something else later i hope.

i might have missed counted because i removed the cards after i added it up, so the prints might be a little higher.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: JC Findley on 12/11/2012 - 5:12 PM

After my final so later....


Posted by: Heather Applegate on 12/11/2012 - 5:18 PM

7 prints/canvases
1 pack of 10 cards

All since Thanksgiving. Considering that works out money wise to be more than I've sold since I joined a year ago, I'm pretty darn happy.
Hoping to sneak one or two more in before the 15th!


Posted by: Joann Vitali on 12/11/2012 - 5:18 PM

That's awesome Wings! Since Nov.15 it's 4 prints and 2 boxes and that's much better than last year at this time which was 0.


Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 12/11/2012 - 5:18 PM

Ah, Mike, now those are numbers to shoot for!

JC, we will be waiting anxiously for your numbers and see if you or anyone else can unseat Mike!

But regardless of how many you'all sold, please share them, it's good to get a gauge and understand how productive FAA can be.



Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/11/2012 - 5:20 PM

i did better than last year, but my best two months to date were jan and feb oddly enough. then tax season came and it just kind of stops for a while then.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Peter Chilelli on 12/11/2012 - 7:13 PM

6 prints
1 metal print

Buy hey I'm just a mere mortal "decorative" artist :::pun intended::::



Posted by: Andrew Pacheco on 12/11/2012 - 7:24 PM

1 print

2 greeting cards

Just after Thanksgiving. My first sales so far here at FAA.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/11/2012 - 9:39 PM

sold another card if that means anything. though it was an abstract, so i'm getting up there with that word.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 12/11/2012 - 10:05 PM

That's the way I look at card sales, it helps your ranking, I think it carries equal weight as selling a print. -W


Posted by: JC Findley on 12/11/2012 - 10:59 PM

Naw, can't touch Mike....

Since size does actually matter in art, here is my break down.

1 – 48 inch (If you include the 14th)
6 - 36 inch
2 - 30 inch
2 - 24 inch
3 – 20 inch
1 – 16 inch
1 – 14 inch (son’s image actually and his first sale)
7 – 8/10/12 inch prints
1-card 25 pack
8 - Single cards

So, 23 prints since the 14th. (One was my son's)

I have found people are buying larger sizes from me this year.


Posted by: Laura Brightwood on 12/12/2012 - 8:33 AM



Posted by: Ricky Barnard on 12/12/2012 - 8:40 AM

12 prints, so far(wishful thinking). My personal BME(best month ever) so I am happy. =)


Posted by: Bill Cannon on 12/12/2012 - 8:46 AM

37 Prints and 7 Cards....


Posted by: Hill and Dale Photography on 12/12/2012 - 8:54 AM

Two boxes of 10 cards, 15 boxes of five cards sold this month. Another order for four or five boxes of ten coming in tonight.

Not from here though.


Posted by: JC Findley on 12/12/2012 - 10:47 AM

It is worth noting that this is my third holiday season as a "professional" photographer.

The first one I was only on Etsy. I sold three prints (same image and one sale was two prints) Last Christmas I sold a lot more images than this year BUT most were small (including a lot of cards in a single sale.) This year every month has been better than the prior year and usually by a between x2 and x10. Income for the year is up 300% so far.


Posted by: DM Werner on 12/12/2012 - 11:15 AM

I have not had the time to devote to my art the way I should , so I cannot complain about zero sales since i joined F.A.A.
I made some major life changes back at the end of Aug, that will allow me to go back into the artworld.

Just wanted to say thanks to those of you who share your sales information as it is an inspiration to many of us!

Starting mid Jan, I will have 3 to 5 hours per day to work on my art.
That includes both the field work and the post production and wet lab darkroom work.

Just wondering about averages on time spent on artwork and posting images to your site.

per day? per week?

Thanks again for sharing your ideas and information !
I hope to be able to post sales figures next time this post goes around!


Posted by: Sheena Pike on 12/12/2012 - 11:36 AM

5 Prints
2 Canvases
1 Metal Print
1 Greeting Card

@DM Werner.......I am new to the site been here since Oct 30 far I have A LOT of work to do myself to get a better variety added to my galleries....I have been trying to add new artwork every 3 days or so and also just bought myself a new and better camera to do some photography as well. The number of hours I would have to say it depends on the piece I am working on but on average 2 hours a day drawing....I am new and in no position to give you advice but wanted to answer your question I am still figuring everything out right now ....good luck with future sales.


Posted by: Loree Johnson on 12/12/2012 - 12:01 PM

Only one print so far, but it was a big one so I'm not complaining!


Posted by: Paul Ward on 12/12/2012 - 12:01 PM

Just started in May of this year:
mid year tally:
Prints 22
Cards 05


Posted by: Sebastian Musial on 12/12/2012 - 12:06 PM

After 11/15

1 30x20
1 20x13
1 10x6
3 12x8
1 8x6

1 card

and this huge pano at 60 x 15! So far my largest print sold.
Photography Prints

One metal print, few framed, and rest just prints on paper.
Much better than last year.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/12/2012 - 12:21 PM

time spent varies - actual work time verses simply being distracted with everything here and so forth. i'm on the computer for like 12-15 hours, but i might be working on promoting or making new stuff for maybe 5-8 of those hours. it really depends on the subject and if i have to research anything.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 12/12/2012 - 12:21 PM

Awesome, everyone! Those large size sales are surreal, I sold a couple of 60"ers recently and 2 thoughts went through my mind, first, that's a damn big cha-ching! lol. Second, that's going to be a damn large canvas on someone's wall! And I visualize what that large size must look like relative to the space in my own living room, and I think again, damn, that's a large canvas! lol.



Posted by: Peter Piatt on 12/12/2012 - 1:51 PM

12 sales since 11/7/12

Metal Prints 1
Acrylic Print 1
Canvas Print 2
Greeting Card 1
Paper Print 2
Paper Print with Frame 5

Popular items ---- Cars

40 in all this year on FAA only + 137 outside of FAA

Last day for Holiday shipments, 12th ground and 18th for overnight. But that doesn’t mean sales will stop.


Posted by: Peter Piatt on 12/12/2012 - 2:00 PM

Way to go Sheena for only being here a month and 12 days, some are lucky to get 9 in a year.


Posted by: Barbara McDevitt on 12/12/2012 - 2:06 PM

As of yesterday 13th sale since November 15th. One pack of 25 cards, the others just prints and some framed and matted none on canvas. Best month I've had on FAA and very happy. I think I only missed one month this year without a sale. Looking forward to 2013.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/12/2012 - 3:56 PM

add one more poster to mine.

add in another 2 posters.

edit. later on
add another 2 posters

so today that makes 5 more total... yay... happy dance.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 12/13/2012 - 1:36 AM

I'm assuming when you say "posters" you mean that z site. I just sold 4 "posters" there too. I don't usally see much action there, but I guess 'tis the season!



Posted by: Christine Till on 12/13/2012 - 1:46 AM

Oh, you're counting all sales of all the sites you're participating in and not just FAA alone ??? !!!
Good to know. That changes the overall picture a lot.


Posted by: Joann Vitali on 12/13/2012 - 3:20 AM

So if you're including Z then add a couple of posters in the past 2 days.:))


Posted by: JC Findley on 12/13/2012 - 7:45 AM

Four more prints and a card for me yesterday. That was the ground shipping deadline BTW so it may slow a touch now.


Posted by: JC Findley on 12/13/2012 - 7:46 AM

(I am not including other venues myself.)


Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/13/2012 - 8:39 AM

it's harder to count zazzle since partly the sales vary so much there, and many cancel out as well. i only included here, so the current total for me is:

53 prints
6 cards

as of right now.

edit: and one pack of 10 cards

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Christina Rollo on 12/13/2012 - 9:40 AM

1 print
3 greeting cards


Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 12/13/2012 - 10:10 AM

I didn't count z in my initial post and wasn't intending to count z at all, but thought Mike's reference to "posters" meant z, and I coincidentally had a few sale at z that same day so thought I'd share too.



Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/13/2012 - 10:37 AM

posters - prints, i lump them together to mean the same thing. zazzle is a separate thing, and considering how cheap the posters are there and how little i get, mentioning how many i sell there is almost moot. the cheapest print i sell here is like the most i may ever get at zazzle and that's like a miracle sale because it wasn't on sale or anything.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Michelle Calkins on 12/13/2012 - 10:59 AM

16 prints
1 card



Posted by: Natalie Kinnear on 12/13/2012 - 11:02 AM

2 prints
1 canvas
1 card

This is just from FAA since 15 Nov

... and this IS my day job! For health reasons can't go out to work, so am now concentrating on my photography and design work ... really REALLY need to get those sales figues UP :)


Posted by: Peter Smith on 12/13/2012 - 12:21 PM

Well I'm kinda new and have no sales so far however I'm in for the long haul and would hope to have some sales to brag about this time next year :) Congrats to all those 'sales'.

Onwards and upwards I can only go in one direction :)



Posted by: Wingsdomain Art and Photography on 12/14/2012 - 12:08 AM

just sold two more tonight. good luck everyone!



Posted by: Sheena Pike on 12/14/2012 - 12:08 AM

Awesome congrats Wings!


Posted by: DM Werner on 12/14/2012 - 6:17 AM

@Sheena- thanks for the info- it kelps me to keep things in perspective, I know the few hours a day I put in are not enough-and starting mid Jan- I will be able to devote more days and time to my art.

@ Mike-- darn Mike when do you sleep? eat? grocery shop, cook?

Thank you both for the imput- I now know what is expected if I am to be a sucessful business owner.

I should have known this by watching my neighbors.
They owned a business and would work 10 to 12 hours M- F and they would both work 6 hours on Sat and Sun, one would work the mornings and the other the afternoon shift.
They would take seperate vacations - which consisted of maybe 3 or 4 days off, and never far from home, maybe 3 hour drive-so they could make it home in a hurry if they needed to. In 8 years, I only know of one time they took a 2 week vacation and went together. They had 4 locations and maybe 5 employees.

Many of us artists run a solo shop. When you love what you do, the day flies by so quickly.
I sometimes tend to let the household chores pile up a tad bit too much.
Time to read up on family life and maintaining a balance.
I think structure and set work hours at the studio may be necessary, coupled with a heap of flexibilty !


Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/14/2012 - 7:47 AM

@dm - sleep, etc? no, staying awake is for champions... well anyway, i work on stuff and just keep uploading, the stuff i have i've been making for years. though i think after christmas i may also go into imagekind, some of my stuff anyway. give it a shot.

so current tally

55 posters
7 single cards

1 pack of 10
1 pack of 25

as of this morning

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Natalie Kinnear on 12/14/2012 - 7:48 AM

@Mike Savad WOW those sales figures are awesome - please please give us a TOP TIP for such success :)


Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/14/2012 - 8:42 AM

there are really no top tips. just keep pushing work and always upload your best - whatever it is. chances are whatever you like other people like. and be sure to splash your name everywhere.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: David Lane on 12/14/2012 - 8:45 AM

to lazy to breakdown types but 6 prints and a card or two


Posted by: Natalie Kinnear on 12/14/2012 - 8:49 AM

@Mike Savad - Thanks! The beauty of it all is how much I LOVE what I do. I feel that I have the absolute perfect job so, yeah, I'll keep on keeping on :)


Posted by: Ronald T Williams on 12/14/2012 - 8:54 AM

So far..
No hits, no runs, no errors
Just keepin truckin :) the hat!


Posted by: Mike Savad on 12/14/2012 - 9:30 AM

apparently i'm part of a clique now, so i have to do what we all seem to be doing. it's hard to do the handshake since i have no hands online. so i'll wear the hat even though i'm not of that religion or really any.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Barbara McDevitt on 12/14/2012 - 7:20 PM

Print # 14 for the holiday period of 11/15 - 12/15.....still doing the happy dance..


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