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« on: November 21, 2020, 20:57 »
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With peoples latest reports on sales on Alamy, all I'm hearing about is very low prices these days. And I had two sales there recently myself. Both of them were fairly low. Are the big sales becoming an extremely rare occurrence? I admit I'm reluctant to put the work in and submit on a regular basis because sales in general are very rare. And it seems that these days, if you are lucky enough to have a sale, it's likely that it's just going to a few dollars.


ShadySue

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 03:09 »
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There are still big sales, mainly for live News, but sometimes/occasionally for general stock. My own sales tend to be lower value, though.

« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 03:32 »
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Define "big sale", bigger than $50/100/1000? Ive got a $120 last month ($48 net), but my sales are mostly below $20

« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 09:10 »
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Just often enough to keep me there.

Their opaque methods of reporting earnings galls me, but, once I sort out what they actually are, it's decent.


« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 09:41 »
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This year on A Ive had Many low $X sales, they comprise the majority of my sales this year. I havent had a single $XXX sales this year, whereas last year and previous Ive had a handful each year
However Ive also had several $XX sales in between - which honestly in this market is still descent and makes A worthwhile

couple years ago I did have an $XXXX sale - but those are very rare, but its always possible and a nice surprise if/when it happens

So all in all, A is still worthwhile for me and certainly a lot less disappointing than having penny sales from the likes of SS - which Ive deactivated since June

« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 09:44 »
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2 months ago I had a 365$ one and it cleared but these are an exception nowadays.

« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 09:54 »
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I had 300$ sale in August, and 119$ + 50$ (if you consider that a big sale) in September - gross amounts ofcourse, but mostly under 50$ mark and lots of sales under 10$, especially those distributors sales.

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2020, 09:57 »
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NO

« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 17:27 »
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I took a look, and the last big sales at Alamy were in January 2020 - one for $250 and one for $292 (gross). For the rest of the year they've all been under $50 (gross) with a low point of $3.11 in October :(

« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2020, 18:25 »
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I had a $190 sale in August, that was refunded on Nov 4, and repurchased for $50 same day. That $50 sale was then refunded on Nov 5, and then repurchased again for $50 also on the 5th. The terms appear to be the same.

« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2020, 00:02 »
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My last three were for $9, $62 and $119 gross, all within the past month.  The lowest in the past 3 months was for $3.  About half have been RM exclusive so I got 60%.  Still very sporadic but nice when they come.

« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2020, 08:09 »
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Just often enough to keep me there.

Their opaque methods of reporting earnings galls me, but, once I sort out what they actually are, it's decent.

Agree with this. My sales trickle in at $5-20 then I get the occasional $100-$200 sales.  The last few months have been fairly good where I have $250-$500 a month before my cut.  AMAZINGLY....I had a video sale there last month for 50 some odd dollars.  I have some of my clips there before they stopped accepting vids.  I think they are doing something to get back into video, but not sure what that is.  But I'd hardly consider one video sale in four years a winning site for that kind of asset.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2020, 09:06 »
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NO

And NO!

Not like I have different images, and in fact I have uploaded more. Biggest net this year was $10, but I made more from DACS than that. I stay because I've done the work and I make payout, at least once a year. The good sales $200 have gone away.

« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2020, 09:58 »
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A few days ago:

« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2020, 10:46 »
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So, alltogether it seems like the income from Alamy goes down.
At Shitterstock it fall down for the most dramaticly. (If I am not wrong, Adobe went down too, but not that much.) Istock did not change that much. And all the others no big difference, cause also low RPI.

Conclusion: Alamy actually is number 5, sometimes 4 on the TOP TIERS, because others income went down more dramaticly, so that from the whole income Alamy looks better than before, even it is not.

Could I am right with that conclusion?


« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 14:47 »
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last 3 sales were $$ range.. 3 sales $$$ this year. all RM $$ and RF $ range.. I like alamy.. at least more than microstock I mean- SS

Brasilnut

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« Reply #16 on: Today at 09:32 »
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All I see lately are suspicious low-priced personal usage licenses.

« Reply #17 on: Today at 09:36 »
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With peoples latest reports on sales on Alamy, all I'm hearing about is very low prices these days. And I had two sales there recently myself. Both of them were fairly low. Are the big sales becoming an extremely rare occurrence? I admit I'm reluctant to put the work in and submit on a regular basis because sales in general are very rare. And it seems that these days, if you are lucky enough to have a sale, it's likely that it's just going to a few dollars.

Last three $75, 30 ,12 minus Alamy cut and just 2x $17 just right now
« Last Edit: Today at 09:41 by fotoroad »

« Reply #18 on: Today at 10:12 »
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All I see lately are suspicious low-priced personal usage licenses.
That will be the trend, thanks to the low prices of the microstock. I think so!


 

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