Cutcaster 2009 in Review

Cutcaster had an amazing second year!!!  Here is a quick recap:

January

  • Hired two more software developers to improve site performance.
  • Cutcaster goes bi-coastal with offices in New York and San Francisco.

February

  • Started major changes in the way our search engine works.
  • Added 800 photographers and over 45,000 photos and vectors.

March

April

May

June

  • Increased site speed.
  • Sales grew over 60% from May.

July

  • Hired a new Creative Director.
  • Started editing and refining the entire collection.

August

  • Introduced our premium Crescendo Collection.
  • Made further improvements to the search engine and site speed.

September

  • Hired another software engineer to re-structure our database.
  • Sales increased 30% AGAIN this month!
  • Spoke at an ASPP event in Boston in front of many buyers on stock licensing.
  • Made huge changes to the photo search engine.
  • John got married ;-)

October

  • Focused on featuring our photographers in specialized clipfolders.
  • Attended PictureHouse, introducing Cutcaster to hundreds of new photo buyers.
  • Halloween sales were way, way up!

November

  • Spoke at the 6Sight conference about photographers making money off their photos.
  • Grew to 400,000 images strong
  • Added 600 corporate accounts

December

  • Celebrated a year of growth and success on our second year!
  • Made big plans for 2010!
  • Had a few big orders at the end of the year. Best month ever at Cutcaster. Looking forward to keeping the momentum going into 2010
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5 thoughts on “Cutcaster 2009 in Review

  1. Lee Torrens

    Cutcaster is off to a great start in a difficult market. I think the site performance is fine and those two developers could be better used on providing new (and much needed) functionality to make the site more sticky to buyers and more straight-forward to contributors.

    You also missed off the most exciting part of 2009 for Cutcaster. You know what I’m talking about! ;)

  2. Microstock Posts

    Great to see your progress detailed. I didn’t realise that you were doing as well as you are. I sold a few images on Cutcaster in 2009, which brought me a payout, which ain’t bad considering my small portfolio size.

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