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« Reply #125 on: April 24, 2016, 04:09 »
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Congrats on the 2k sale!  Was that RM?

I only have RF on Alamy, and usually sell pretty well there this month so far zero sales.  It has never happened since I started there in more then 5 years that I had a no sale month.
If you mean Dumc it was 200$ not 20000$
Alamy is rubbish for me this month too.  5 sales but only 62$ total.

Atleast you got 5 sales.. I am use to 0 sales a month now :)
« Last Edit: April 24, 2016, 22:30 by Artist »


« Reply #126 on: April 24, 2016, 04:20 »
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Congrats on the 2k sale!  Was that RM?

I only have RF on Alamy, and usually sell pretty well there this month so far zero sales.  It has never happened since I started there in more then 5 years that I had a no sale month.
If you mean Dumc it was 200$ not 20000$
Alamy is rubbish for me this month too.  5 sales but only 62$ total.

Atleast you got 5 sales.. I am not use to 0 sales a month now :)
I guess so but by the time they take their cut from the 62$ I won't have made much more than you.

« Reply #127 on: April 24, 2016, 08:02 »
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Congrats on the 2k sale!  Was that RM?

I only have RF on Alamy, and usually sell pretty well there this month so far zero sales.  It has never happened since I started there in more then 5 years that I had a no sale month.
If you mean Dumc it was 200$ not 20000$


Oh, oops!  Thanks for clearing that up.  Still beats me.  I finally had 3 $10 sales netting me a grand total of $15 for April on Alamy.  Meh.

ShadySue

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« Reply #128 on: April 24, 2016, 08:42 »
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Congrats on the 2k sale!  Was that RM?

I only have RF on Alamy, and usually sell pretty well there this month so far zero sales.  It has never happened since I started there in more then 5 years that I had a no sale month.
If you mean Dumc it was 200$ not 20000$


Oh, oops!  Thanks for clearing that up.  Still beats me.  I finally had 3 $10 sales netting me a grand total of $15 for April on Alamy.  Meh.

<Pollyanna mode>The month isn't over yet! </>
I'm on 5 sales, two distributor, netting $57.72 so far in April. Proportionate to size of port, that's actually currently beating iS credit sales for $$, which have sunk almost without trace (for me) this month. Who will crawl past the month's finishing line ahead?
Congrats to Dumc: it's a very long time since I've netted $200 on Alamy (best, $300 net, was years ago), and a pretty long time since netting >$100.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2016, 08:46 by ShadySue »

« Reply #129 on: April 24, 2016, 09:40 »
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8 sales in April, so far, netting $352 (616 photos online)
Nice, but far form Alamy #2  ???

« Reply #130 on: April 24, 2016, 14:29 »
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8 sales in April, so far, netting $352 (616 photos online)
Nice, but far form Alamy #2  ???

Oh please, that sad face is just unappropriate  ;D ;D your digits look beautiful   ;D

« Reply #131 on: April 24, 2016, 14:33 »
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8 sales in April, so far, netting $352 (616 photos online)
Nice, but far form Alamy #2  ???

Oh please, that sad face is just unappropriate  ;D ;D your digits look beautiful   ;D

??? That's not a "sad face"! That's a "Huh?"!
This is a "sad face":  :(

I could also use "shocked"  :o when it comes to Alamy #2  ;)

 ;D
« Last Edit: April 24, 2016, 14:37 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #132 on: May 23, 2017, 21:46 »
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My sales at Alamy are very poor, anyone seeing progress?

« Reply #133 on: May 24, 2017, 13:58 »
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Downward progress. Years ago i would make 500 or so per month. Sometimes a grand. Today i am lucky to make 200 but i usually make 25-75 nowadays.

« Reply #134 on: May 24, 2017, 23:06 »
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After a year plus with Alamy they started to throw rare but attractive sales at me (between 40-80$ each, gross), better than what I get at dt, 123 and BS anyway. I have about 550 files (250 are with "poor discoverability"), more zooms lately and my ctr is higher than before, although i'm not sure whether it affects anything

« Reply #135 on: May 24, 2017, 23:49 »
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No single sale for three months now.


« Reply #137 on: October 12, 2017, 01:37 »
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Alamy is absolutely awfull for sales. Once in a blue moon, and those blue moons are getting fewer, with more images added and less pay for any sales I do make over time.

« Reply #138 on: October 12, 2017, 02:06 »
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Get multiple sales every month and this year is better than last year :)


Brasilnut

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« Reply #139 on: October 12, 2017, 06:40 »
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Alamy is absolutely awfull for sales. Once in a blue moon, and those blue moons are getting fewer, with more images added and less pay for any sales I do make over time.

They're a predominately editorial agency, so the usual stock stuff on micros won't cut it on there. They also have some keywording particularities.

« Reply #140 on: October 12, 2017, 12:57 »
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Alamy is absolutely awfull for sales. Once in a blue moon, and those blue moons are getting fewer, with more images added and less pay for any sales I do make over time.

They're a predominately editorial agency, so the usual stock stuff on micros won't cut it on there. They also have some keywording particularities.

I have submitted a lot of what I think are good editorial images with all the relevant keywords. All to no avail.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #141 on: October 12, 2017, 13:22 »
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I have submitted a lot of what I think are good editorial images with all the relevant keywords. All to no avail.

I would recommend posting on their contributor forum and they'll be happy to give you some tips.

They're generally a friendly bunch (as long as you don't mention Microstock).  :D

Quasarphoto

« Reply #142 on: October 12, 2017, 15:17 »
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Lukewarm, although I started to upload only this year the chunk of my portfolio. 4,000 files now. In order to achieve 'green' status for a photo requires almost 50 keywords, which in case of some photos is just about pushing it to marginal keywords.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #143 on: October 12, 2017, 15:57 »
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Lukewarm, although I started to upload only this year the chunk of my portfolio. 4,000 files now. In order to achieve 'green' status for a photo requires almost 50 keywords, which in case of some photos is just about pushing it to marginal keywords.
There is absolutely no need to go green. If a file only needs ten keywords, that's all you should put.
It's a stupid thing they've introduced, with no evidence shown (via their forum) that there is any advantage in going green, as with quite a few of their introductions over the years.
But the so-called 'discoverability' thing is really encouraging spam, so has to count as one of their most stupid moves.

Quasarphoto

« Reply #144 on: October 12, 2017, 17:52 »
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Lukewarm, although I started to upload only this year the chunk of my portfolio. 4,000 files now. In order to achieve 'green' status for a photo requires almost 50 keywords, which in case of some photos is just about pushing it to marginal keywords.
There is absolutely no need to go green. If a file only needs ten keywords, that's all you should put.
It's a stupid thing they've introduced, with no evidence shown (via their forum) that there is any advantage in going green, as with quite a few of their introductions over the years.
But the so-called 'discoverability' thing is really encouraging spam, so has to count as one of their most stupid moves.
Good to know as it's quite annoying reaching the green light. I did some photos then gave up. The photos are brought up by their search engine anyways. Alamy seems to be more comprehensive and their search is way better than SS. The sales are low though, even compared to Dreamstime.

« Reply #145 on: October 13, 2017, 03:05 »
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I have submitted a lot of what I think are good editorial images with all the relevant keywords. All to no avail.

I would recommend posting on their contributor forum and they'll be happy to give you some tips.

They're generally a friendly bunch (as long as you don't mention Microstock).  :D

On the contary, I find a lot of them sardonic and clicky. One or two helpful though.

Quasarphoto

« Reply #146 on: October 13, 2017, 07:54 »
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I have submitted a lot of what I think are good editorial images with all the relevant keywords. All to no avail.

I would recommend posting on their contributor forum and they'll be happy to give you some tips.

They're generally a friendly bunch (as long as you don't mention Microstock).  :D

On the contary, I find a lot of them sardonic and clicky. One or two helpful though.
Just like on this forum.

« Reply #147 on: October 13, 2017, 09:11 »
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Get multiple sales every month and this year is better than last year :)

Multiple means "more than one". It's so vague that it's not very helpful.

Can you be more specific? Tens? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands?


 

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