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« on: September 10, 2008, 12:45 »
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It took me a lot of time but I did it finally... 165$ comission.

Cleared balance is still 0. Do I need to wait until the money is available?

I didnt worry about alamy payments since now. I have read that there are 2 ways cheque or bank transfer. No paypal :(
Wich one is the best way? (I imagine that I would have to pay a comission to my bank)


« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2008, 12:53 »
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I have realised that I have to reach 250$ first  :D

j2k

« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2008, 13:24 »
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Congratulations :) So if it goes well just one more sale to go before payout.

We sure would like to see the lucky photo :)

« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2008, 13:25 »
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Congratulations, Trebuchet!  That's a nice sale  ;)

« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2008, 13:29 »
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2008, 16:02 »
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Excellent!  More and more I'm thinking of dropping microstock and putting everything I have on Alamy and whatever I can get approved at PSC.  I'm pretty fed up with inconsistent reviewing on the micros.  However, I do like the instant gratification of seeing sales everyday even though they're minute compared to Alamy sales.  :D

Stunning image or not, it was worth a fair amount in the buyer's eyes!

« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 16:40 »
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Nice photo - love the little rainbow on the screen.

That's got to be a pretty good ego boost getting $165 for one photo!  ;D

« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2008, 16:17 »
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Just got my first sale at Alamy :-)

I started uploading a few weeks ago with still only a fairly small number of images there. I sold an image for a calendar inside page for up to 50,000 copies. The sale was $400 and after $120 commission and $20 account fee, my payment was $260.

After the demise of the Photoshelter Collection I still have hopes for some consistent sales at Alamy. If you are thinking about sending some images that way, my advice would be to do so :-)

« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2008, 16:59 »
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Excellent. Wish I could get accepted.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2008, 19:47 »
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Excellent!  More and more I'm thinking of dropping microstock and putting everything I have on Alamy and whatever I can get approved at PSC.  I'm pretty fed up with inconsistent reviewing on the micros.  However, I do like the instant gratification of seeing sales everyday even though they're minute compared to Alamy sales.  :D

Stunning image or not, it was worth a fair amount in the buyer's eyes!

Not so sure I'd be dumping micros for Alamy. I saw quite a few posts over there that $1 per image per year is a good rule of thumb for earnings. I'm sure a lot of people make more but that's not real promising if that's accurate. It's also probably why submitters over there say you need a few thousand images to start seeing decent results. Micros seem to average about $1 per image per month.


« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2008, 19:57 »
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Not so sure I'd be dumping micros for Alamy. I saw quite a few posts over there that $1 per image per year is a good rule of thumb for earnings. I'm sure a lot of people make more but that's not real promising if that's accurate. It's also probably why submitters over there say you need a few thousand images to start seeing decent results. Micros seem to average about $1 per image per month.

I've been thinking about just this situation. I was focusing a lot of energy uploading to Photoshelter and Alamy for awhile, giving them some of my best shots, but then Photoshelter went down and there have been no sales on Alamy for months. So what makes sense? I should be focusing my best efforts on the agencies that are making me money NOW, which is IS mainly and DT, FT and SS secondarily. I will continue to upload photos to Alamy to build a portfolio there when I have the extra time or inclination.

« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2008, 23:43 »
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Micros plus Alamy is a perfect combination. I mostly upload editorial RM to Alamy, but also some more or less unique RF photos.

Had my first sale at Alamy yesterday btw., after almost a year there. The sale was $524 and $336 to me after commission and fees, so it was worth the wait   :)
« Last Edit: September 17, 2008, 23:46 by epixx »

« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2008, 03:34 »
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Is it possible to open RM account like Alamy if you have some RF accounts open!?

I heard that they don't want anybody with RF accounts...

« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2008, 05:38 »
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Is it possible to open RM account like Alamy if you have some RF accounts open!?

I heard that they don't want anybody with RF accounts...

You've heard wrong. You can also sell RF as well as RM at Alamy, and obviously RF anywhere else. What you can not do, is sell images as RM at Alamy if they are sold as RF elsewhere, but that's standard procedure for all agencies.

« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2008, 14:02 »
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Thanks!

« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2008, 11:10 »
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Micros plus Alamy is a perfect combination. I mostly upload editorial RM to Alamy, but also some more or less unique RF photos.

Had my first sale at Alamy yesterday btw., after almost a year there. The sale was $524 and $336 to me after commission and fees, so it was worth the wait   :)

awesome, congrats!
still waiting for that first sale, while uploading and uploading, luckily their reviews are quick
how large is your portfolio after 1 year?

« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2008, 12:44 »
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awesome, congrats!
still waiting for that first sale, while uploading and uploading, luckily their reviews are quick
how large is your portfolio after 1 year?

480... 500 from tomorrow, but most of them are uploaded the last 6 months. Hopefully, I'll reach 2-3,000 within the next 12 months   :)

« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2008, 21:29 »
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Excellent!  More and more I'm thinking of dropping microstock and putting everything I have on Alamy and whatever I can get approved at PSC.  I'm pretty fed up with inconsistent reviewing on the micros.  However, I do like the instant gratification of seeing sales everyday even though they're minute compared to Alamy sales.  :D

Stunning image or not, it was worth a fair amount in the buyer's eyes!

Not so sure I'd be dumping micros for Alamy. I saw quite a few posts over there that $1 per image per year is a good rule of thumb for earnings. I'm sure a lot of people make more but that's not real promising if that's accurate. It's also probably why submitters over there say you need a few thousand images to start seeing decent results. Micros seem to average about $1 per image per month.



A pro at Alamy posted a few days ago that he earned over $24,000 with a port of 500 photos on ALamy during the last 12 months. One sale was for $8000 He said they weren't his best pics.  Getty gets those.  I'd like to know what he made on Getty.

« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2008, 02:27 »
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A pro at Alamy posted a few days ago that he earned over $24,000 with a port of 500 photos on ALamy during the last 12 months. One sale was for $8000 He said they weren't his best pics.  Getty gets those.  I'd like to know what he made on Getty.

Weird. I thought Getty asked for exclusivity.

« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2008, 04:56 »
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A pro at Alamy posted a few days ago that he earned over $24,000 with a port of 500 photos on ALamy during the last 12 months. One sale was for $8000 He said they weren't his best pics.  Getty gets those.  I'd like to know what he made on Getty.

Weird. I thought Getty asked for exclusivity.

He has different exclusive pics on Getty. 


« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2008, 05:14 »
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He has different exclusive pics on Getty. 



Got it, thanks :)

« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2008, 17:09 »
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A pro at Alamy posted a few days ago that he earned over $24,000 with a port of 500 photos on ALamy during the last 12 months. One sale was for $8000 He said they weren't his best pics.  Getty gets those.  I'd like to know what he made on Getty.

Any chance for a link? I missed that thread

« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2008, 17:12 »
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http://www.alamy.com/forums/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=3065

Don Farrall's post on page 4 of the thread.

« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2008, 07:02 »
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Had my first RM sale today for 90$ to a national newspaper in UK, few months short of my goal (first RM sale within a year since I held my first camera, which was in Feb). I have about 130 images online.
Can't hide that it really feels good. Still a long way to making 24.000$ a year but it's a start :D

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2008, 07:27 »
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Congrats Fran. I haven't made a sale yet but I only have 30 images over there.

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