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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.

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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: November 24, 2020, 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

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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2020, 09:32 »
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All I see lately are suspicious low-priced personal usage licenses.

« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2020, 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: November 25, 2020, 09:41 by fotoroad »

« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2020, 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!

« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2020, 01:14 »
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In 2020 clearly less XXX sales, but also I do see less X sales since July and a delightful amount of XX sales. XX sales for me are on the increase and overall 2020 is my best year on Alamy.  I add images regularly,  many only on Alamy, and have said goodbye to sites like SS and IS.
I understand the frustration with PU and that's something Alamy should look into. On RM you can disable that, but this feature should be offered for RF also. RF images are normally sold by size anyway and not by use.
Would like to ask those who upload the same photos on SS or DT - why should Alamy pay more?

« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2020, 02:57 »
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No, my last sale was in March


« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2020, 06:28 »
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Define a "big sale"?

I got a couple of $150 RF sales a couple of weeks ago, but that's an exception.

« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2020, 09:06 »
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I see "Recommended" before RF license in Alamy manager, is it new or I have not noticed yet?

« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2020, 14:45 »
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I just got two last week , one for $ 80 and the other for $ 200....I get in that range most months.

« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2020, 01:09 »
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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


 

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