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Author Topic: Users reporting falling incomes at Alamy ... from 20 to 50% in 2011 !  (Read 10312 times)

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ShadySue

« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2012, 06:22 »
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Alamy is selling images cheaper than any Micro I'm in, if we exclude the subscriptions. I have almost a hundred sales below $28 and a lot for $3 or $4 (my cut).



they already have subscriptions too, for instance their deal with UK newspapers like Daily Mail, Guardian, Telegraph, etc .. that means 5$/photo if you're lucky for web size (RM or not).


That's true. I've got about 50 sales under $10 (gross), being half of them about $3 (gross). In these latest I get $1.85 / $1.90 per sale.

And being the RM images included in the deal is just awful. Some of the RM licenses given to clients are so broad in spectrum and duration that they basically RF.

And I'm not even in the NU program.


I specifically avoided the NU program for the low price, I guess we can enable it now anyway?

Indeed; but not if one is iStock exclusive, so someone was told by CR.
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=71526&page=1


Wim

« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2012, 06:26 »
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« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2012, 11:13 »
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XPTO - IF the Newspaper Scheme is where those dozens of small sales are from, have you considered opting out of it?

Especially since I have such a small port (400+ images, all of NY, mostly RM), I'm in neither Newspaper Scheme nor NU. I feel it's preferable to risk losing small sales rather than losing a big sale where client needs right image with "less complicated" sales history.

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they already have subscriptions too, for instance their deal with UK newspapers like Daily Mail, Guardian, Telegraph, etc .. that means 5$/photo if you're lucky for web size (RM or not).

That's true. I've got about 50 sales under $10 (gross), being half of them about $3 (gross). In these latest I get $1.85 / $1.90 per sale.

And being the RM images included in the deal is just awful. Some of the RM licenses given to clients are so broad in spectrum and duration that they basically RF.

And I'm not even in the NU program.

XPTO

« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2012, 12:33 »
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XPTO - IF the Newspaper Scheme is where those dozens of small sales are from, have you considered opting out of it?

Especially since I have such a small port (400+ images, all of NY, mostly RM), I'm in neither Newspaper Scheme nor NU. I feel it's preferable to risk losing small sales rather than losing a big sale where client needs right image with "less complicated" sales history.

Maybe I should consider it. I think I've missed that we could opt out of the newspaper scheme.

The problem is that many of these sales come also from distributors and I don't want to start disabling sales for all the countries that make big discounts. If I did that I would be missing larger sales as well.

It's a complicated situation.


 

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