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2017 performance review of Bible Cartoons


Posted 11 Jan 2018

Time for a review of how we did in 2017… this rolls around very quickly – was it really a year ago that I did this last time?!

I’d like to thank all our wonderful customers for supporting Bible Cartoons in 2017 – you are the best!

Here are a few facts and figures to help define how we did in 2017, our most successful year to date – praise the Lord!


Most Popular Bible Cartoons (by views)
Our most viewed Old Testament Bible Cartoon was 1 Samuel 17 – David and Goliath – Scene 08 – Saul’s armour, with 1632 Unique Page Views.

Our most viewed New Testament Bible Cartoon was Luke 01 – Births foretold – Scene 01 – Luke writing, with 544 Unique Page Views.


Highest Old Testament viewing figure from 2010-end 2017
Our most viewed Old Testament Bible Cartoon was Exodus 08 – the ten plagues of Egypt – Plague of frogs with 8,696 views, on the BC website itself.

We also display Bible Cartoons on Flickr!, Pinterest & in other social media locations.
Our most viewed Old Testament Bible Cartoon (on the Flickr! BC website) was Exodus 08 – the ten plagues of Egypt – Plague of frogs with 16,897 views.

Highest New Testament viewing figure from 2010-end 2017
Our most viewed New Testament Bible Cartoon was Matthew 04 – The temptation of Jesus – Scene 05 – Mountain with 2807 views, on the BC website itself.

Our most viewed New Testament Bible Cartoon (on the Flickr! BC website) was Luke 01 – Births foretold – Scene 01 – Luke writing, with 13,760 views.


SALES of Bible Cartoons
We managed to sell more Bible Cartoons in 2017 than we have in any year since the website went live in 2010 – woo hoo! We started 2017 with just over 6,500 Bible Cartoons sold since 2010… we ended 2017 with 8100 Bible Cartoons sold (actually achieved that on 31st Dec!); a staggering increase of nearly 1,600 BC’s sold in 2017.

We sell individual cartoons, but also groups (or sets) of related cartoons, with a discount applied for bulk purchase. We started selling sets of BC’s in 2014 & have had year-on-year increases in sets sales since then.

We sold 48 High qlty Bible Cartoon sets, & 39 Med Qlty Bible Cartoon sets in 2017, more than in any year since 2014 – Hurray!

This year I’ve been assessing how each month’s SALES VALUE *1 of Bible Cartoons compares to all months in all previous years’ records. I can report that 4 of the 12 months in 2017 produced sales values of Bible Cartoons higher than any corresponding month since records began in 2010 – wow!

In terms of NUMBERS *1 of Bible Cartoons sold each month, 6 of the 12 months in 2017 produced sales of Bible Cartoons higher than any corresponding month since records began in 2010 – double wow!

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Most Popular OT Bible Cartoon, by sales figure.
Exodus 08 – the ten plagues of Egypt – Plague of flies, sold 16 times.
(Rest of 10 plagues sold between 13-15 times)
1 Samuel 17 – David and Goliath – Scene 10 – Goliath falls, sold 11 times.

Most Popular NT Bible Cartoon, by sales figure.
Luke 15 – Parable of the prodigal son – Scene 03 – With the pigs, sold 12 times.
Matthew 07 – Parable of wise & foolish builders – Scene 05 – Swept away, sold 10 times.
Luke 15 – Parable of the prodigal son – Scene 04 – Return home, sold 10 times.
Ephesians 05 – The Armour of God (Roman Soldier) , sold 11 times.


Bible Cartoon Maps
In March 2017 the BC Maps pages went live, which show a variety of locations mentioned I the Bible.
I managed to sell 7 Maps in all in 2017… a slow start but I hope they will become more popular over time.


Gospel Illustrations & Meta4 pictures
We sold 28 Gospel Illustrations & 5 Meta4 pictures in 2017.


CUSTOMERS
We had 145 new customers in 2017, more than in any other year ever… news about Bible Cartoons must be getting around!

48 from UK — 33.10 % of Total
60 from USA — 41.34 % of Total
3 from Canada — 2.06 % of Total
15 from Australia & New Zealand — 10.33 % of Total
8 from Europe — 5.51 % of Total
11 from Rest of the World — 7.57 % of Total

54.5% of all sales in 2017 were to customers who have bought Bible Cartoons at least once before (Returning Customers), so we have a very loyal band of people who keep coming back to get more pictures – thank you all!

We had our first ever customers from the state of Maine in USA in June 2017. I’ve been praying fo a customer from that state for a while now – hurray that someone is now on-bard with us! We now have customers in 43 of the 59 States/Districst of the US now – go America!

We had our FIRST EVER CUSTOMERS from Malta & Poland (in March 2017), from Finland (in May 2017) & from Brazil, South America (in July 2017)… welcome aboard!


MOST POPULAR Free download pages from the BC website.
FREE Nativity sheet downloads = Spot the difference 01.jpg, with 32,471 downloads in 2017 (150,330 in total since 2010).

FREE Colouring sheet downloads = Matthew08 – Jesus calms a storm.jpg, with 4,655 downloads in 2017 (46,961 in total since 2010).

Free Black & White Cartoons inspired by Olympics 2012 = Isaiah 40 – Run & not grow weary.jpg, with 1,251 downloads in 2017 (9925 in total since 2010).


MOST POPULAR YouTube video.
The Story of Jonah, with 832 views in 2017 (24,537 in total).


How productive was I in 2017?
I managed to draw, colour and upload 85 new Bible Cartoons in 2017.


You can see all of these drawings by following this link:
Bible Cartoon by year – 2017

Currently there are 640 Bible Cartoons on the website, of which 555 (86.72%) have sold at least once.
85 Bible Cartoons (13.28%) have never sold.


Additional Notes.
At the end of October 2017 I started to edit the signature & watermark that I put on every single Bible Cartoon, & re-upload them to the BC server. This is a MASSIVE job, since there are 640 cartoons to alter! To date I have managed to alter 33% of the Bible Cartoons. I think this will probably take me another 4-6 months to complete!




Footnotes
*1
SALES VALUE = the amount of money produced by the sale of Bible Cartoons.
NUMBER = the actual number of Bible Cartoons sold.
Since I offer High & Medium Quality BC’s, the NUMBER of BC’s sold doesn’t correspond to Sales Value.
eg 10 x Medium Quality BC’s sold at £1 (GBP) will produce £10 (GBP) Sales Value, whereas 10 High Quality BC’s sold at £2 (GBP) will produce £20 (GBP) Sales Value – hence NUMBER & SALES VALUE aren’t always the same figure.

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