I am so pumped for 2012. This is going to be a great year.
Don’t get me wrong — Breakfast Stock Clubbers accomplished a lot in 2011. Dozens of readers wrote in to celebrate their first time submitting to an agency and their first stock photo sales. If you were one of them — congratulations, that’s huge! And if you still haven’t made that first step, I have something in store for you that will get you up and running in 30 days or less. More on that soon. Now it’s a whole new year and I’m more excited than EVER to take and sell stock photos with you in 2012. This week I took a look back at my stock photo progress. Here’s what I found: • In 2010 (the year I started) I made 217 total sales across agencies. • In 2011, I made 848 total sales. Which means that now I’ve made over a THOUSAND sales — woo hoo! Since I uploaded more photos and learned more through the year, my total sales in 2011 went up nearly 300% above 2010. Keep in mind, I’m doing this all in my spare time (which is in short supply), and I’m not doing anything you can’t do.And since I plan to upload and learn even more this year… I’m hoping it’ll go up another 300% or more in 2012. My new goal for 2012: Make it to 4,000 total sales. Here’s to more fun, more sales, and more income in 2012. Happy New Year! P.S: My other goal for 2012 is to take you with me. The more fun we have learning and improving together, the more sales we’ll make. Let’s make 2012 our first BIG year in stock. Become a Breakfast Stock Club Premium member now and make it a lot easier! Join in on the monthly Challenges, video lessons, feedback, and get that extra push you need to really DO it this year!. Your Weekly Breakfast Dish The latest from your Breakfast StockClub Facebook Page On the Breakfast StockClub Facebook page, I asked Breakfast Stock Club members, “What’s your stock photo goal for 2012?” Here’s what they said: From Della Kurtz: Actually get started!!!!! lol From Peter Harklau: I second that! From From Hope Gold: figure out how to price my photos and who will purchase them From Sharon Russell: Works for me. From Kinne Bassett: Getting more than the one photo I have on stock! From Tammy Winand: making my first sale! I am very new at this! From Kelli Knapp-Brito: make my first stock sale… and my 100th! From Ian Clark: First one! From C Bob Hendley: Personal sales and stock sales. From Sue Stevenson: Like Hope, pricing and customers will be my focus… I have probably taken 1500 photos in 2012 so far, which I am pleased about… of big surf, beach, sun and snow scenes… a lot of fun! From Martha Albanese: Take at least one pic every day, so far so good… then make my first stock sale. From Caroline Maryan: Get back to uploading!!! Then, have a large enough portfolio to receive a monthly check from each site! (Whew… saying that took courage!) I better get to work!!! From Elizabeth Coughlan: Concentrate on building my stock portfolios, and submit travel photos to magazines.