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Canva / Re: Canva Sales for Multi-Use License
« on: August 16, 2018, 14:43 »
So far this month, I have 8 multi-use sales and 100 single sales. Most are backgrounds.

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Alamy.com / Re: Some questions regarding Alamy
« on: April 09, 2018, 14:55 »
You can certainly fix the CROWN.
For many years you had to indicate whether an image had been digitally altered or not, but now that option doesn't exist, at least for 'normal' uploads (haven't uploaded Live News for years, that maybe different (?).
In any case, you could remove dust spots, so why not CR.
Thank you!


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Alamy.com / Re: Some questions regarding Alamy
« on: April 08, 2018, 03:03 »
Got my first sale after three months at Alamy. $12 for an RF editorial that I also have got some sales from at other sites. But another picture taken at the same time and place, which is my very best seller among editorials, wasnt approved at Alamy due to chromatic aberration. I have uploaded some three hundred pics there and only two have failed the QC, unfortunately that one. Would it be worth it to try to fix the aberration, is that allowed for editorials?

I also wonder if you use their Stockimo-app and if you have any success selling phone-photos there?

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Had several sales the first year, then nothing for two years. Last year one, this year one so far. I have earned more from paintings than from photographs.

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Canva / Re: Canva
« on: March 26, 2018, 13:48 »
Is Canva worth it? They keep inviting me to be a contributor and I can't figure out how they work. And they look very low on the earnings survey totem pole.

Edited to add: I read through some of the thread and it doesn't sound worth it. I knew there was a reason I didn't respond to their invites.
Depends on your portfolio. Canva is my very best earner. The only site I get payouts from every month (I am a hobbyist).

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Pond5 / Re: Is it worth it to upload photographs to Pond5?
« on: March 01, 2018, 11:46 »
Thanks. I uploaded a part of my portfolio some years ago and have had two sales...so I never bothered to upload more.

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Pond5 / Is it worth it to upload photographs to Pond5?
« on: February 28, 2018, 15:38 »
?

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Alamy.com / Re: Some questions regarding Alamy
« on: February 15, 2018, 15:08 »
I think I'm the one that reported that I couldn't find any evidence of an Alamy buyer searching elsewhere (which is not the same thing as proving it!). Here is my latest set of analysis on the topic:

https://www.backyardsilver.com/2018/01/selling-image-alamy-agencies/

Alex also did some analysis and had a discussion with Alamy's content manager here:

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2018/02/06/do-alamy-buyers-search-elsewhere-answers-from-alamy/

The end result - I submit all my images to all sites now, but editorial and commercial and use RF on Alamy.

Steve
Thank you! Now I have got a lot of information from this thread, thank you all...but I have two more questions:
If you decide to only upload to Alamy, is it better as RM or as RF?
What about illustrations on Alamy?

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Alamy.com / Re: Some questions regarding Alamy
« on: February 14, 2018, 15:11 »
Congrats! I don't do editorial but I hear they are good for that.

Alamy is my lowest earner ...
Thanks!

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Alamy.com / Re: Some questions regarding Alamy
« on: February 14, 2018, 15:10 »
You might lose some sales from images that are on Alamy and the micros - that is they might sell for cents instead of $$. Of course if you just leave them on only the micros, they will never sell on Alamy instead of maybe sell a little less than if they were only on Alamy. Is it worth the trouble to upload your micro images there - I don't know, that is something you must decide based on how well you think your images might do and how long it might take to upload them there. Sales on Alamy for me seem to be a pretty random event and I have no ability to predict what might or might not sell - so I would have no way to decide which images should go to Alamy instead of the micros if I thought that having them in the micros would sabotage sales at Alamy.

Also the Alamy license might be closer to an EL at some places, so take that into consideration when comparing sales.
Thanks! In a way Alamy could be a way to get better sales elsewhere... I realize I need to check and see what happens, and to find out what is valid for my kind of portfolio.

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Alamy.com / Re: Some questions regarding Alamy
« on: February 14, 2018, 15:07 »
Congrats on your acceptance!

I sell both RM and RF on Alamy and don't really see much difference in price between the two, however, while I have a few similar images on both the micros and Alamy, most of my portfolio there is different than what I have on the micros.

I just wrote a series of articles that were published over the past few weeks specifically directed at people like you who are new to Alamy but who have been on the micros, and it includes examples of some of my moderate-sellers on there as well. You can find the articles here:

https://www.greatescapepublishing.com/articles/breakfast-stock-club/selling-stock-photos-alamy-part-1/

https://www.greatescapepublishing.com/articles/breakfast-stock-club/selling-stock-photos-alamy-part-2/

https://www.greatescapepublishing.com/articles/breakfast-stock-club/selling-stock-photos-alamy-part-3/

I hope you find them helpful. Your question was perfectly timed!  8)

EDIT:
As Shady Sue said, typing at the same time as I was, the jury's out on whether or not you should upload all your micro images to Alamy. I've lost sales because the images were on the micros and Alamy, and I've sweated it out worried about a refund when one of my photos that was on both the micros and Alamy went for $200 or above, so I keep my portfolios separate. But others swear it makes no difference. Ultimately you have to make a choice and not second-guess yourself. I wasted a lot of time trying to decide where to upload certain images and worrying I'd made the wrong choice, until I decided that I'd stop second-guessing myself.
Thank you, very interesting read, so perfectly timed! I have to think this over but I think I might upload my best editorials as RM to Alamy and see what happens. And maybe skip the backgrounds...Canva is my very best earner, and there I mostly sell backgrounds.

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Alamy.com / Re: Some questions regarding Alamy
« on: February 14, 2018, 14:59 »
Recently joined Alamy and got accepted at first try. I am a hobbyist but have been into microstock for some years now. I have checked the Forum but still have some questions:

Microstock pictures that are not editorial, do they really sell as RF on Alamy if also available at other sites? Is it worth the effort to upload?
Jury's out. Some people have reported that they've had files searched on Alamy then selling on micros, at least one person has reported they have not seen that. Might be a case of suck it and see.

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Editorials that are not news but rather pictures from big cities etc, is it better to sell them exclusively as RM on Alamy or RF at Alamy and SS/DT etc?
Again, reports are varied, suck it and see, or make a personal choice.

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Alamy is quite high in the poll. You who sell well there, is it from RM?
I sell only RM there, but I'm probably more like 'average' there.
I have a higher rpi/total but much lower rpd on iS.
Everyone will have a different experience, depending on their content and other decisions. I really don't think you can second guess it. And once you've decided, you can't possibly know if the other choice would have been better.

Not very helpful, sorry; but this has been chewed over endlessly and the results are totally inconclusive.
As are reports there about RF sales. Rather suprisingly, the RF sales $$ which have been reported are not much higher (if at all) than RM sales, which is contrary to expectation. Sadly, that's probably the way things are going.
Thank you, I realize that I need to do some trial and error...

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Alamy.com / Some questions regarding Alamy
« on: February 14, 2018, 13:35 »
Recently joined Alamy and got accepted at first try. I am a hobbyist but have been into microstock for some years now. I have checked the Forum but still have some questions:

Microstock pictures that are not editorial, do they really sell as RF on Alamy if also available at other sites? Is it worth the effort to upload?
Editorials that are not news but rather pictures from big cities etc, is it better to sell them exclusively as RM on Alamy or RF at Alamy and SS/DT etc?

Alamy is quite high in the poll. You who sell well there, is it from RM?

Thanks.

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Canva / Re: Canva extended license
« on: February 09, 2018, 16:21 »
Anyone of yall had any EL sales yet? I haven't.
I have got three, all in december.

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Canva / Re: Canva
« on: August 21, 2017, 07:53 »
Never got an EL. Several 10-pack sales, four of them so far this month. Canva is my very best seller, saw a huge increase in sales from January this year. I am a hobbyist with a quite small portfolio, but some of my images sell very well there, mostly backgrounds.
Do they accept backgrounds? I thought they don't as well as seamless patterns.
My backgrounds are photographs and scans, many of them of my non-digital art. I dont do vectors.

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Canva / Re: Canva
« on: August 21, 2017, 06:34 »
Never got an EL. Several 10-pack sales, four of them so far this month. Canva is my very best seller, saw a huge increase in sales from January this year. I am a hobbyist with a quite small portfolio, but some of my images sell very well there, mostly backgrounds.

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The old Canva thread is just sooooo long now, isnt it time that Canva gets its own section here? There are so many different topics in the old thread now, and therefore people often come up with the same questions because the similar ones often are hard to find in that long thread.

Canva isnt new anymore, and they are my best earner.

But I am still very glad for this forum! Thanks Leaf! And thanks to all contributors that answers questions and gives so much good information! I do appreciate what you do!

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Canva / Re: Canva?? Need your opinion
« on: August 26, 2015, 09:38 »
Read the existing very long Canva thread.
It would be better if Canva was added as its own category on MSG, as the other agencies, instead of having all about Canva in one thread. Canva is not that new anymore.

I'm not saying everything about Canva should be in one thread, but that that one thread has the answers the OP is looking for.
I understood that and I agree with you! Your post just reminded me of what I have thought for a long time, that it would be better with different Canva threads for different topics, it is not that easy to find information in that long thread now.

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Canva / Re: Canva?? Need your opinion
« on: August 26, 2015, 09:04 »
Read the existing very long Canva thread.
It would be better if Canva was added as its own category on MSG, as the other agencies, instead of having all about Canva in one thread. Canva is not that new anymore.

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Canva / Re: Canva
« on: August 13, 2015, 08:01 »
Maybe a stupid question - but how do you know if you've got an image in a 'for-sale' layout?
On the list of sales it says you got a sale of "your image id" via "Canva layout id".

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Canva / Re: Canva
« on: August 13, 2015, 04:30 »
Interesting.  I have an image in a "for-sale" layout, I guess, and my sales chart marks those sales as coming from that layout.
https://www.canva.com/media/MABW1Fi6PLA
I have got three of my images in their "for-sale" layouts, which probably is part of the reason I get BME almost every month(even in July) and that Canva is my very best earner today. Way ahead of my second earner Shutterstock.

I thought Adobe taking over Fotolia could be good for my kind of portfolio because I do well at Canva, but while I get sales on Canva every day, even in the weekends, I have not got a single sale on Fotolia all summer. Not one!


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Canva / Re: Canva
« on: July 13, 2015, 13:32 »
Anyone else getting error when trying to see their photos, like www.canva.com/brandname  ?


If you use a link like https://www.canva.com/sales you get an error, but if you first log in on https://www.canva.com you can get the sales, portfolio etc.

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Finally got accepted at SS
« on: July 10, 2015, 13:47 »
Congratulations!

I got accepted at my second trial at SS, but it took me some years to get accepted at IS. Finally made it last year. I know the feeling.

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Canva / Re: Canva
« on: July 09, 2015, 14:43 »
I have already uploaded about 1800 images, most of those looks they are in pending cut-out situation (what ever it means?). About two three weeks ago I first time checks out my online images and there was 880 and now 871 images.

At the moment I do not upload any more, I wait, what's going to happen for cut-out and online images.
Pending cut-out means they are in a long queue of images where Canva intends to cut-out the background.

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