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« on: June 17, 2009, 16:33 »
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It took me one year from getting accepted. I stopped uploading for while cause my upsizing efforts were miserable. Now, after camera upgrade,  I started uploading again. It's better but still many unexpected rejections. I just stopped worrying about that.



lisafx

« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 16:35 »
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Congrats on the sale!

Out of curiosity, was it for over $100?  Most of mine are for less than $100 before their cut.  Which was a bit of a disappointment to me.

« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 16:38 »
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It was actually 688 x 459 pixels for $50. I just wonder why they ask for 48MB files if they sell only post stamp size images :-)

LSD72

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2009, 16:39 »
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Tell me...does it feel better than making sales on a Micro since it's more money? Congrats on it! Can't wait for my first one.

« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 16:42 »
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Congrats!  I'm still waiting for my first sale, but then I have uplaoded so little there yet.

Milinz

« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2009, 16:51 »
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Tell me...does it feel better than making sales on a Micro since it's more money? Congrats on it! Can't wait for my first one.

Well... Micros make similar sum in just a day or two ;-) So, I believe it is OK to have Alamy as outlet for LCV or rare images - but microstock is microstock!
« Last Edit: June 17, 2009, 16:54 by Milinz »

« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2009, 16:56 »
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Congrats on your first Alamy sale :-)

It's a good feeling and will encourage you to upload more. My average is just over $300 per sale before their cut. Which is a nice addition to micro income and a good outlet for RM images.

« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009, 17:01 »
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Out of curiosity, how many files do you have with Alamy? And congratulations with the sale.

« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2009, 17:09 »
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It was actually 688 x 459 pixels for $50. I just wonder why they ask for 48MB files if they sell only post stamp size images :-)

You will eventually see sales for all sizes. My best was for $640 for a full size RF. Not sure why such a high price for RF but I wasn't going to call and argue about it.

« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 17:12 »
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I got 51 files uploaded in one year. 20 from my old camera, then I stopped for half a year. Since I got new camera I got 31 online. I am glad that now I am downsizing for Alamy :-)

« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2009, 07:30 »
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Congrats!   I'm  still waiting for my first sale, with over 300 images.  :-\

Never had any problem with their QC, except for some upload file errors.


« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2009, 13:14 »
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I've got about 200 images, with 2 sales so far totalling $82.  At this rate, I should hit the payout in April...2012

No wonder I focus on the micros...

WarrenPrice

« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2009, 13:37 »
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Congratulations on that first sale.  I'm still working up the courage to give Alamy a try.  I assume that your stuff there is unique ... nothing that you have already uploaded to micros???


« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2009, 15:49 »
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Congratulations! Wish you many more in future. :)

I'm still waiting for my first sale, but I also need to upload there more actively. Hearing about someone making a sale is always encouraging.

RacePhoto

« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2009, 14:32 »
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I've got about 200 images, with 2 sales so far totalling $82.  At this rate, I should hit the payout in April...2012

No wonder I focus on the micros...

Just so it doesn't get missed by people who may be reading this thread and don't contribute to Alamy or maybe do read all the fine print. Commissions of $250 before they issue a payment. I'm still waiting to make the quota, but when I do, I'll be happy with the one big check, instead of the dribbles of Micro credits. Each one has it's advantages and detraction's.

$50 payout selling 200 photos at 25c each or $250 minimum, selling four photos at $80 each?  ;D

dbvirago

« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2009, 20:12 »
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Just got my first check - took a year. Lately, they have gone back to the 1 rejection and the whole batch is rejected.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2009, 21:10 »
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I've got about 200 images, with 2 sales so far totalling $82.  At this rate, I should hit the payout in April...2012

No wonder I focus on the micros...

Just so it doesn't get missed by people who may be reading this thread and don't contribute to Alamy or maybe do read all the fine print. Commissions of $250 before they issue a payment. I'm still waiting to make the quota, but when I do, I'll be happy with the one big check, instead of the dribbles of Micro credits. Each one has it's advantages and detraction's.

$50 payout selling 200 photos at 25c each or $250 minimum, selling four photos at $80 each?  ;D


Does that math really work for Alamy? How much in microstock dribbles have you made while you've been waiting for your first $250 Alamy payout?

« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2009, 23:09 »
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Does that math really work for Alamy? How much in microstock dribbles have you made while you've been waiting for your first $250 Alamy payout?

It can work, but not for the same style of image. Although Alamy makes some good sales of commercial images, the bread and butter tend to be more editorial in nature, at least for me. You know the ones, "not suitable for stock".

« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2009, 03:26 »
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WOOO! Congrats! I wish you many sales in the future! :)

RacePhoto

« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2009, 13:24 »
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I've got about 200 images, with 2 sales so far totalling $82.  At this rate, I should hit the payout in April...2012

No wonder I focus on the micros...

Just so it doesn't get missed by people who may be reading this thread and don't contribute to Alamy or maybe do read all the fine print. Commissions of $250 before they issue a payment. I'm still waiting to make the quota, but when I do, I'll be happy with the one big check, instead of the dribbles of Micro credits. Each one has it's advantages and detraction's.

$50 payout selling 200 photos at 25c each or $250 minimum, selling four photos at $80 each?  ;D


Does that math really work for Alamy? How much in microstock dribbles have you made while you've been waiting for your first $250 Alamy payout?

Different photos, different market. I have only one photo on Alamy that's also on Micro (different size), under 100 RF images on Alamy, over 1200 images total on Alamy, 100 to 200 average on each Micro site. What I get from DT, FT, SS, IS, BS, and 123 is truly "dribbles". Now and then an EL but mostly under a dollar sales on Micro. 30c subs, IS is the best sale price most of the time. BS has higher numbers, but less sales. Panther has gone from hopeful to no views, no sales. Of course SS makes up for the price, with the most sales. Same stuff we've been reading here for years, it doesn't actually change. There are two sites, IS and SS, all the rest are dribbles in comparison.  :D

Yes, SS for 25c a photo until one reaches $500 in sales is real. I don't have $500 in total sales yet. That would be 2000 licenses if I ignore the $28 ELs that come now and then.

Hey aren't you an IS exclusive? You do a great job there, which beats all the rest combined. Last I looked, you had under 300 photos in about a year and a half, and had passed someone with 1000 photos that's been on IS since 2005.

What's that all about? Quality sells. My dribbles come from snapshots and hobby work. My more serious efforts are images up on Alamy. To each their own. I know someone who at last count had everything he could upload on over 28 micro sites. You do fine as an exclusive, he's happy with a shotgun, I'm target shooting.

As the Admiral said... whatever floats your boat.  ;)

Good luck with the new quarterback, the CenDiv is going to be interesting this year.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2009, 13:37 by RacePhoto »

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2009, 20:08 »
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I've got about 200 images, with 2 sales so far totalling $82.  At this rate, I should hit the payout in April...2012

No wonder I focus on the micros...

Just so it doesn't get missed by people who may be reading this thread and don't contribute to Alamy or maybe do read all the fine print. Commissions of $250 before they issue a payment. I'm still waiting to make the quota, but when I do, I'll be happy with the one big check, instead of the dribbles of Micro credits. Each one has it's advantages and detraction's.

$50 payout selling 200 photos at 25c each or $250 minimum, selling four photos at $80 each?  ;D


Does that math really work for Alamy? How much in microstock dribbles have you made while you've been waiting for your first $250 Alamy payout?

Different photos, different market. I have only one photo on Alamy that's also on Micro (different size), under 100 RF images on Alamy, over 1200 images total on Alamy, 100 to 200 average on each Micro site. What I get from DT, FT, SS, IS, BS, and 123 is truly "dribbles". Now and then an EL but mostly under a dollar sales on Micro. 30c subs, IS is the best sale price most of the time. BS has higher numbers, but less sales. Panther has gone from hopeful to no views, no sales. Of course SS makes up for the price, with the most sales. Same stuff we've been reading here for years, it doesn't actually change. There are two sites, IS and SS, all the rest are dribbles in comparison.  :D

Yes, SS for 25c a photo until one reaches $500 in sales is real. I don't have $500 in total sales yet. That would be 2000 licenses if I ignore the $28 ELs that come now and then.

Hey aren't you an IS exclusive? You do a great job there, which beats all the rest combined. Last I looked, you had under 300 photos in about a year and a half, and had passed someone with 1000 photos that's been on IS since 2005.

What's that all about? Quality sells. My dribbles come from snapshots and hobby work. My more serious efforts are images up on Alamy. To each their own. I know someone who at last count had everything he could upload on over 28 micro sites. You do fine as an exclusive, he's happy with a shotgun, I'm target shooting.

As the Admiral said... whatever floats your boat.  ;)

Good luck with the new quarterback, the CenDiv is going to be interesting this year.


Maybe you can get Favre back.  ;)

RacePhoto

« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2009, 10:21 »
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Maybe you can get Favre back.  ;)


Don't want him, he retired two or three times already.  ;D Damaged goods. I'd only look forward to him going to the Viqueens so we can kick their butts with him as QB. At least with the Bears there's a long historic rivalry and some respect from both sides.

I always wanted to go shoot a pro game, just for the experience. Never begged for credentials or tried to pull favors. I have shot college and enjoyed it very much.

« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2009, 19:16 »
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FINALLY! Been there for a year, almost gave up uploading because of no sales but maybe I'll focus a little more effort there after a $225.00 sale from a picture of Wild Lettuce flowers. ;D Didn't even notice I had a sale on July 1st until today! Only have 114 images online. Would love to know the name of the magazine. Probably gardening or something like that.

Here's the info from the sale

Country: United States
Usage: Editorial
Media: Consumer Magazine
Industry: Retail books/magazines/newspapers
Sub-Industry: Miscellaneous
Print run: up to 2 million
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/4 page
Start: 24 August 2009
End: 31 August 2009
« Last Edit: July 20, 2009, 19:36 by epantha »

« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2009, 19:25 »
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Congrats!

vonkara

« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2009, 20:59 »
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I'm lucky. With exactly 100 images I had 2 sales. First of something like 24$ after cut and second lately at 80$. It have been sold for like 170$. The last one was one of my traffic light image


 

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