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Uncle Pete

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« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2020, 08:46 »
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no sales for 2 months, this month a $50 & $125

when sales are this infrequent it's difficult to draw any conclusions other than they don't sell mass quantities

I think that covers it. I get a variety of values from Alamy. The sales are unpredictable. There never was a volume of sales, just sporadic, highly varied amounts.

This year for me:

Editorial website = $1.80 commission @60% of $3
to
Magazines and books = $22.83 (affiliate sale for $52)

DACS $10.42 for doing nothing, residual income.
DACS Germany is still to come, but will be about half of that.

Last sale over $100 commission was last year. After SS and Adobe, I make more on Alamy each year,  than all of my other small Microstock sites, added together. Not saying much, but Alamy is #3 for me.  :)


« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2020, 05:32 »
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Waht does DACS means?

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2020, 07:16 »
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Uncle Pete

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« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2020, 09:04 »
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Waht does DACS means?
I googled and found: https://www.dacs.org.uk

I got an error message, I assume temporary?

Waht does DACS means?

Pretty easy, sometimes complicated. You register at that site, you fill out an application, you list every photo and video that has been licensed in the UK, with proof showing your name or artists name, and submit. Or for someone lazy, I let Alamy file for me.

You'll make more if you file yourself.

How do you find your works as licensed in the UK? Here's one way. https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=photo+

Add your name after the + sign. That's a UK book search on Google.

You'll see something like this:

Quote
Found inside Page 32
... 27 wheels, 6, 23, 25 IndyCar, 56, 9, 2527 lap, 1415, 1718, 21, 23 PHOTO ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Image credits: Action Sports Photography/Shutterstock.com, p. 4; HodagMedia/ Shutterstock.com, p. 6; Ev. Safronov/Shutterstock.com, p.

Then you'll need to get the ISBN number and add it to your application.

Once an image is added, you don't need to add them again, every year. (If I understand that right) but you must apply every year, by the deadline. At the time I was starting with DACS, they only sent money via bank transfer, which cost me $15 of the amount.

I need to check again and start filing for myself again, with everything that is not from Alamy.

Thanks for asking and the reminder.

"Established by artists for artists, DACS is a not-for-profit visual artists rights management organisation. Passionate about transforming the financial landscape for visual artists through innovative new products and services, we act as a trusted broker for 100,000 artists worldwide."

Try this when they start operating again:  https://www.dacs.org.uk/for-artists/payback/frequently-asked-questions

« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2020, 15:22 »
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Oh I see!
Didnt know yet about it.
Thanks a lot for detailed answer.

Still little bit confused, but tomorrow I will check the links to inform me deeper.
Good night.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2020, 16:11 »
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Oh I see!
Didnt know yet about it.
Thanks a lot for detailed answer.

Still little bit confused, but tomorrow I will check the links to inform me deeper.
Good night.

Hopefully their site will be up and working. There are many more details there and I can't come close to explaining how they actually work. Find your images in use in the UK, document that, register those with DACS.  :)

Thank You

« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2020, 05:02 »
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Last month I have one 125$ sale. But I am new on Alamy.

« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2020, 09:09 »
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In the past year, 7 sales in lower third of $xxx (gross). 36 smaller sales. Portfolio of 5679 RM.

« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2020, 14:22 »
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Another walking zombie. Consolidation is accelerating. They were always quite nice to contributors in the past although they did not escape from cutting contributors commissions. There are only a few agencies left where it is worth to contribute from a business point of view.

In the past year, 7 sales in lower third of $xxx (gross). 36 smaller sales. Portfolio of 5679 RM.

« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2020, 17:14 »
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It's hard to judge any sites this year with Covid, but I've seen an uptick at Alamy this month, with 6 sales all $xx, the highest $85, so not "big" but decent.

It's been about a year since my last $xxx sale there; they used to come more regularly. So, no big sales on Alamy this year, but it's a been a tough year all over.

« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2020, 20:42 »
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Another big one!
Same price and same usage as the previous big one, shown above, on the 1st page  ;D


« Last Edit: December 02, 2020, 20:45 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2021, 05:34 »
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I see "Recommended" before RF license in Alamy manager, is it new or I have not noticed yet?
The latter. It's been there for quite some time.

To my experience RM and RF sell equally well, and I'm placing most of my new work RM.


 

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