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« Reply #100 on: October 24, 2015, 18:22 »
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I put up a few unique images on Alamy, mostly RM stuff. I think 2 of them sold. I should probably upload a few more, but I have a hard time motivating for the limited sales. Certainly I have had better return on my time putting my microstock stuff up there. I'd probably have a better return on my time making more micro stuff than doing Alamy specific things. Still, I'll be traveling this winter and I'll probably try to get some market and other shots w/ people for Alamy that wouldn't be accepted at most micros.


« Reply #101 on: October 24, 2015, 19:12 »
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I removed my work from micros last year finally (slow process started in 2013 and even late 2012), some useless files left on SS.
Now I upload only to macro agencies, self pricing agencies, my own website (direct sales) and POD sites and I set up my pricing up to $300. Do I regret? Have no reason as I doubled my income in the first 6 months after the change! I sell less, but I'm more happy with results...

As Paulie said, micro was good to learn the base elements.

Self pricing agencies? Who are these?? And about your own web, are sales better than what you get combining all ms agencies you submit to? I'm just curious cause soon i'll be leaving ms too.


died from overdrawn

authenticcreations

« Reply #102 on: October 25, 2015, 03:52 »
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I put up a few unique images on Alamy, mostly RM stuff. I think 2 of them sold. I should probably upload a few more, but I have a hard time motivating for the limited sales. Certainly I have had better return on my time putting my microstock stuff up there. I'd probably have a better return on my time making more micro stuff than doing Alamy specific things. Still, I'll be traveling this winter and I'll probably try to get some market and other shots w/ people for Alamy that wouldn't be accepted at most micros.

About images being accepeted on micro. All images that you can make for Alamy are getting accepted now on most Micros as editorial. General images with people on the street, people doing shopping, people at a park are accepted on SS, IS, 123RF, DP and DT without problem.

Mirco

« Reply #103 on: November 01, 2015, 15:46 »
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I did quit too, same story.


 

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