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« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2014, 18:40 »
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Rimglow, are those your net earnings, or gross sales figures?  Either way impressive, but want to know if we are comparing apples to apples.

They are GROSS earnings only. As all Alamy contributors know, all their reporting and figures are presented as gross figures (before they take 50% or 70% for a distributor sale) which makes no sense at all to me. Maybe it's a subconscious way of making the figures look better than they actually are


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« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2014, 18:43 »
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Rimglow, are those your net earnings, or gross sales figures?  Either way impressive, but want to know if we are comparing apples to apples.

They are GROSS earnings only. As all Alamy contributors know, all their reporting and figures are presented as gross figures (before they take 50% or 70% for a distributor sale) which makes no sense at all to me. Maybe it's a subconscious way of making the figures look better than they actually are

Apparently that was how sales were reported in traditional RM companies, but I can't vouch for that.
It's also how most on the forums report their monthly earnings, which can lead to unrealistic hopes from newbies going in from micro.  ;)

« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2014, 23:09 »
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Rimglow, are those your net earnings, or gross sales figures?  Either way impressive, but want to know if we are comparing apples to apples.

They are GROSS earnings only. As all Alamy contributors know, all their reporting and figures are presented as gross figures (before they take 50% or 70% for a distributor sale) which makes no sense at all to me. Maybe it's a subconscious way of making the figures look better than they actually are

I guess I haven't seen that graph on Alamy.  I keep my own records and only consider to have made what I actually took home, so if I see somebody made 10k, I assume they got 10k, not half that.  Pardon my confusion.

Edit - I found the graph.  Turns out I grossed around 9k the same year, but on more than twice the # of pictures, and my falloff is much sharper in 2013 and down to now.  So Rimglow is still doing very well in my book.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2014, 23:24 by PixelBytes »


 

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