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alno

« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2016, 06:34 »
+1
September 2016 was simply our best sales month ever.


Will you accept video FTP upload soon? Sending HDD seems to be like 1990's.

« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2016, 06:44 »
0
I have read on the Alamy forum that video is no longer accepted.
Is that true?
Too bad if it is

« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2016, 06:57 »
+21
4000 images online, and one sale back in July.  Not much success here so far.

« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2016, 07:00 »
+11
4000 images online, and one sale back in July.  Not much success here so far.

Almost same here..
Over 3300 files, 5 sales but very very low revenue...  :-\ (less than 20$ net for all five)

lemonyellow

« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2016, 07:11 »
+7
Dear Alamy, a long time ago we heard about a new improved submission method coming soon*.
As a mid earner Alamy may be worth, if only submission was a bit simpler.
Any news, please?

*soon adverb (sooner, soonest) 1 in a short time from now or from a stated time. 2 quickly; with little delay. 3 readily or willingly.
[The Chambers Dictionary]

« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2016, 08:30 »
+2
4000 images online, and one sale back in July.  Not much success here so far.

Pretty much the same for me.  Any sales I get seem to be the cheap $6 ones. Last two months no sales at all.  Alamy may be doing well but I think they are like any other agency in terms of over supply and the contributor feels the pinch. Still support them, though. Fair trade pretty much.

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2016, 08:59 »
+6
4000 images online, and one sale back in July.  Not much success here so far.

That would make total sense with the overall subject matter you shoot.With no disrespect, your work is really predictable and set up. I don't think Alamy is the agency that is really known for that type of work. Or put another way, it would make very little sense for me to submit to Stocksy as my work is not along that overall subject matter. I think it makes sense to know your agencies strengths and weaknesses and submit work that is appropriate to the corresponding agency. Good work sells but it won't sell on the wrong agency. I don't mean any disrespect to Alamy either. But what they excel at and what you excel at is like chalk and cheese.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2016, 09:01 by Rose Tinted Glasses »

ShadySue

« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2016, 09:15 »
0
My September was my best month for a while, with some larger than recently-normal sales, same so far in October.
Sadly, overall rpd and revenue lower than other years, and still proportionately less revenue overall than I make at iStock (taking into account size of ports - different files on each, all RM on Alamy); but a positive move in September compared to earlier months this year, and last year as a whole.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2016, 10:04 by ShadySue »

« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2016, 09:28 »
0
September was a good month for me on Alamy. Thanks!

gyllens

« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2016, 10:26 »
+2
Some 90% of sales are editorial. Creative content stand little chans at Alamy. Pity.

« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2016, 10:30 »
0
Ooh, what a surprise!  :o
So... it is not March nor May, as some members of this forum believe, based on those tampered poll results!

On the other hand, even if my Alamy BME was not September, but July '16, I'm happy to see healthy growth in 2016, overall.

« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2016, 10:32 »
0
I am reasonably happy with Alamy.  I have only 54 images on line and started with them in January on an experimental basis.  Only one sale-but it was for a nice return and I plan to increase my uploads to them.  The one I sold was editorial relating to the US presidential election.

ShadySue

« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2016, 10:38 »
+2
Some 90% of sales are editorial. Creative content stand little chans at Alamy. Pity.
Is that 90% of your sales, or have you some sort of official inside information?
Although most of my content is editorial (either needs releases or doesn't need releases but is still aimed at editorial markets), I get a surprising proportion of non-editorial uses (even with indicated unreleased images. I hope the buyer assumes any risk with these.)

Personally, I think it's good when agencies are different, otherwise there would be little to distinguish them but search and price, and there isn't a general agency which has really cracked search. However, Alamy seems to be improving search results recently (compared to their previous results) with some way to go; iS was by far the best search results for a while, but definitely not now that they don't seem to be inspecting keywords, and SS has lost the edge they acquired when iS 'fell', apparently for the same reason.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2016, 11:12 by ShadySue »

« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2016, 12:35 »
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4000 images online, and one sale back in July.  Not much success here so far.
Give them time and I'm sure you will do well.  My microstock portfolio does OK, it took time for sales to become more regular and I think its important to get the keywords right.

« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2016, 12:37 »
0
Some 90% of sales are editorial. Creative content stand little chans at Alamy. Pity.
Not my experience, I sell lots of non-editorial.

« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2016, 13:02 »
+1
4000 images online, and one sale back in July.  Not much success here so far.

That would make total sense with the overall subject matter you shoot.With no disrespect, your work is really predictable and set up. I don't think Alamy is the agency that is really known for that type of work. Or put another way, it would make very little sense for me to submit to Stocksy as my work is not along that overall subject matter. I think it makes sense to know your agencies strengths and weaknesses and submit work that is appropriate to the corresponding agency. Good work sells but it won't sell on the wrong agency. I don't mean any disrespect to Alamy either. But what they excel at and what you excel at is like chalk and cheese.

No, I didn't expect much, as from what I read, most sales are editorial, walk around, event type photos from mainly the UK.  I did hope there was an underserved market for simple advertising stock, but I guess Alamy isn't the UK go to for that.

Rose Tinted Glasses

« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2016, 13:31 »
0
4000 images online, and one sale back in July.  Not much success here so far.

That would make total sense with the overall subject matter you shoot.With no disrespect, your work is really predictable and set up. I don't think Alamy is the agency that is really known for that type of work. Or put another way, it would make very little sense for me to submit to Stocksy as my work is not along that overall subject matter. I think it makes sense to know your agencies strengths and weaknesses and submit work that is appropriate to the corresponding agency. Good work sells but it won't sell on the wrong agency. I don't mean any disrespect to Alamy either. But what they excel at and what you excel at is like chalk and cheese.

No, I didn't expect much, as from what I read, most sales are editorial, walk around, event type photos from mainly the UK.  I did hope there was an underserved market for simple advertising stock, but I guess Alamy isn't the UK go to for that.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You can't win them all.

« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2016, 13:51 »
+2
Congratulations to Alamy on a good September.

I saw 2 September sales, which sounds awful but as the net to me was (will be once the balance clears) $97.50, it's worthwhile to me.

I don't do editorial (I will put my small collection of editorial stuff there once they do RF editorial), but I also don't do classic stock setups either, so I think Alamy can be a useful outlet for some of us.

Tror

« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2016, 13:53 »
+1
Congratulations!

However, for me as a photographer it was another very bad month on Alamy. Do you plan on any measurements to make life easier for photographers? For me it got almost pointless to upload since the lack of sales (in the past I had plenty).

« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2016, 14:39 »
0
September was the first month this year that I didn't have a sale there. With 900 images regular monthly sales are usually a given. Sales every month but September this year, ranging from $7 to $250, with the average price at $60 (50% to me so average return per sale is $30). They've licensed concept images for me in the past, and UK images, but so far this year (Jan-Oct 2016) all my sales have been US travel images.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2016, 16:32 by wordplanet »

« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2016, 15:06 »
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« Last Edit: October 14, 2016, 15:31 by hellou »

ShadySue

« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2016, 15:58 »
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4000 images online, and one sale back in July.  Not much success here so far.

That would make total sense with the overall subject matter you shoot.With no disrespect, your work is really predictable and set up. I don't think Alamy is the agency that is really known for that type of work. Or put another way, it would make very little sense for me to submit to Stocksy as my work is not along that overall subject matter. I think it makes sense to know your agencies strengths and weaknesses and submit work that is appropriate to the corresponding agency. Good work sells but it won't sell on the wrong agency. I don't mean any disrespect to Alamy either. But what they excel at and what you excel at is like chalk and cheese.

No, I didn't expect much, as from what I read, most sales are editorial, walk around, event type photos from mainly the UK.  I did hope there was an underserved market for simple advertising stock, but I guess Alamy isn't the UK go to for that.
Your content and style, in general, are much more geared to the US market.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2016, 16:44 by ShadySue »

« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2016, 18:01 »
+1
Alamy are perennial bottom feeders of the editorial world. They take the same approach of many agencies, which is quantity over quality.

PaulieWalnuts

  • On the Wrong Side of the Business
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2016, 20:34 »
+4
I like Alamy and am glad they're doing well. I just don't think my work is right for the buyers they have. With 600 images I'm pocketing about $10 per month. Thats an RPIPM of .01 cent. Not a profitable use of time unfortunately.


 

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