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« on: December 21, 2022, 15:14 »
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Just curious about this. Has anyone ever made a >$1000 sale?

I had two $150 (net) sales last year and they're the biggest I made so far. But this year nothing was over $100.
Started in 2017


« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2022, 04:12 »
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Sorry to change the subject a bit I couldn't find the Alamy thread about sales for cents.
Having received another apologetic email from Alamy a couple of weeks ago along with a promise to pay a 100% commission on the Chinese distributor sales which they acknowledged shouldn't have happened in the first place due to being opted out, Alamay have sold another 17 of my images on 28/12/2022 for a grand total of $1.10. (gross)
How many more times will we have to go through this until they fulfil their promises to respect our choice to opt out of such sales.

« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2022, 06:14 »
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Sorry to change the subject a bit I couldn't find the Alamy thread about sales for cents.
Having received another apologetic email from Alamy a couple of weeks ago along with a promise to pay a 100% commission on the Chinese distributor sales which they acknowledged shouldn't have happened in the first place due to being opted out, Alamay have sold another 17 of my images on 28/12/2022 for a grand total of $1.10. (gross)
How many more times will we have to go through this until they fulfil their promises to respect our choice to opt out of such sales.

Same here  >:(

Right a few days after I got the email from them telling me I would be paid 100% >:( >:( >:(

"Hi Sebastian,

 

After working with the distributor and as a gesture of good will, we are now going to rebill these images as a top up payment in your account, with the sale price being slightly higher than previously. These arent new licenses but are top up payments and you will see this reflected in your account over the coming days. This top up payment will also include the 100% commission that we were due to pay back to you from the corresponding sale(s) in September. Once again were sorry that this happened and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Many Thanks

Louise"



How can we have even a little trust in such companies?? Basically they are liars with no respect for our work!

 >:(



« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2022, 06:56 »
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Sorry to change the subject a bit I couldn't find the Alamy thread about sales for cents.
Having received another apologetic email from Alamy a couple of weeks ago along with a promise to pay a 100% commission on the Chinese distributor sales which they acknowledged shouldn't have happened in the first place due to being opted out, Alamay have sold another 17 of my images on 28/12/2022 for a grand total of $1.10. (gross)
How many more times will we have to go through this until they fulfil their promises to respect our choice to opt out of such sales.

also concerning are reports on their forum they sold images to their parent company for 6 cents who then syndicated the articles with image hundreds of times with no additional payment

« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2022, 06:58 »
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Looks like I may have jumped the gun a bit. Having just looked again the sales are now shown as the top up amount. Having just looked back through my Alamy sales sales and there appear to be about 38 more such sales for which I have not yet been compensated.

« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2022, 07:32 »
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Happy that I quitted them years back. Earning $0.01 for my hard work will not even buy a day coffee.

« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2022, 09:12 »
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I had 57 downloads for pennies. They all have commissions removed so these are new, not the original garbage from 4-5 months ago. I guess their "technical" problem is either not fixed on purpose or the I.T. employee needs to be fired.  I emailed Alamy but they aren't back in office until Jan 4th.  Will be interesting to see how they spin this mess.

« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2023, 05:10 »
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Responses are totally on-topic, lol.

« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2023, 03:51 »
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I've had a few large sales on Alamy even this month 251,17 usd but checkout the Alamy Commission 80% 200,94. At least they give you the facts.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2023, 05:52 »
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My largest one-off sale on Alamy was $113 net

« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2023, 03:43 »
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I haven't had any for $1000+
My best was $400 in 2015.
Best this year in January 2023 was $250.

« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2023, 08:09 »
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My best this year was last week: $292
Below is my Alamy Top 5.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2023, 08:22 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2023, 06:34 »
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A nice surprise this morning: 4 sales for a $694.22 total (gross), 40% mine. First time it happens all in one day (Champagne !!!)  ;D
SS would give me $0.40 and keep the rest
« Last Edit: March 25, 2023, 06:36 by gameover »

SVH

« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2023, 12:31 »
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A nice surprise this morning: 4 sales for a $694.22 total (gross), 40% mine. First time it happens all in one day (Champagne !!!)  ;D
SS would give me $0.40 and keep the rest
Nice, congrats! Good start of the weekend :)

« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2023, 16:17 »
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A nice surprise this morning: 4 sales for a $694.22 total (gross), 40% mine. First time it happens all in one day (Champagne !!!)  ;D
SS would give me $0.40 and keep the rest
Nice, congrats! Good start of the weekend :)
Thank you! A good start indeed   :)

« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2023, 07:15 »
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A nice surprise this morning: 4 sales for a $694.22 total (gross), 40% mine. First time it happens all in one day (Champagne !!!)  ;D


Woah, that is awesome!

« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2023, 14:22 »
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A nice surprise this morning: 4 sales for a $694.22 total (gross), 40% mine. First time it happens all in one day (Champagne !!!)  ;D


Woah, that is awesome!
8)  ;D

« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2023, 14:42 »
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A nice surprise this morning: 4 sales for a $694.22 total (gross), 40% mine. First time it happens all in one day (Champagne !!!)  ;D
SS would give me $0.40 and keep the rest

Congratulations  ;D ;D, I would prefer this to champagne:

https://www.vladi-private-islands.de/en/

 ;)

« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2023, 15:19 »
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A nice surprise this morning: 4 sales for a $694.22 total (gross), 40% mine. First time it happens all in one day (Champagne !!!)  ;D
SS would give me $0.40 and keep the rest

Congratulations  ;D ;D, I would prefer this to champagne:

https://www.vladi-private-islands.de/en/

 ;)
mmm... interesting... maybe a second thought after the next 2,000,000 photos sold  ;D

« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2023, 03:11 »
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Just ticked in. Friggin' distributor sales..

Well, 57.69$ are also money. Once the payment gets cleared in 2024 or so.

« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2023, 05:45 »
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My largest one-off sale on Alamy was $113 net
Is net what Alamy paid you?

« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2023, 06:31 »
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after 5 years i deleted all my content on Alamy when they started giving away my work for 1 or two cents,and i also don't like waiting months to clear my balance,i don't care if I can opt out or not,this really shouldn't exist because I work hard and can't see my content going away for a penny.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2023, 11:51 »
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Just ticked in. Friggin' distributor sales..

Well, 57.69$ are also money. Once the payment gets cleared in 2024 or so.

Here's a real treat:
    4 MB
1414 x 942 pixels
150KB compressed
China,Editorial website; Top-up amount for Jun-Aug sale    
$ 0.03

Here's the actual sale:
4 MB
1414 x 942 pixels
150KB compressed
China,Editorial website    $ 0.05

The images are there, they are out and in the wild, I'll take what I can get for work that's done in the past.

« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2023, 14:00 »
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Just ticked in. Friggin' distributor sales..

Well, 57.69$ are also money. Once the payment gets cleared in 2024 or so.

Here's a real treat:
    4 MB
1414 x 942 pixels
150KB compressed
China,Editorial website; Top-up amount for Jun-Aug sale    
$ 0.03

Here's the actual sale:
4 MB
1414 x 942 pixels
150KB compressed
China,Editorial website    $ 0.05

The images are there, they are out and in the wild, I'll take what I can get for work that's done in the past.

yes of course I understand your point of view,work is done,so why not?instead me I've lost my patience when I saw so much content go away for nothing,the fact is that unfortunately even if I think my reaction is more correct in the face of such rubbish,at the end of the day is useless and unproductive.Sad but true!

« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2023, 15:15 »
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My largest one-off sale on Alamy was $113 net
Is net what Alamy paid you?

The green is what the buyer paid Alamy, the 2 red numbers are what Alamy got and what the distributor got, leaving 57.69

I have always maintained that the distributors are doing Alamy's job, so their take should come out of Alamy's cut. If they made assets and keyworded and uploaded them to my account, their take should come out of my cut. Sadly Alamy doesn't see it my way.


 

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