Broad Norfolk

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  • Alamy URL{7BC4CC8C-EA19-4A43-B9E3-ED00F7D1ED61}&name=Jim+Laws
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  1. Odd Alamy Measures

    Same here.
  2. Thanks Doc, Allan and Mick for sharing the information. Jim
  3. How was your January?

    Sort of average start to the year for me. 6 for $252 for which one was $$$ - I'm holding my breath!! Views up at 6497 and zooms at 25. CTR crashed at the end of the month due to all embracing search words covering my key area - as many views here as I've had for complete months in the past! Jim
  4. Submissions

    Just had one received for a 'pass' on the 28th Jan. Jim.
  5. Upload from Saturday now passed ok.
  6. Ditto. Waiting for Saturday upload to be processed.
  7. Are Your Zooms Falling?

    Zooms stand at 15 for me for month to date so far. This is about my average if not slightly above.
  8. Dry January

    It started to drizzle for me with a couple of sales yesterday so that's a start for 2019. Unfortunately one was a distributor sale through a bulk discount scheme which might just buy me half a cup of coffee.......
  9. Images sold in January

    That's great observation, Wim! Jim
  10. How many did you upload in 2018?

    1,010, which is around average me. Will probably be lower this year as I try some different approaches. Jim
  11. How was your 2018 (and December!)

    Same here, Bryan!! December was disappointing with just 2 sales. Views were 3726, zooms 15, and CTR at 0.40. 2018 produced a new record sales quantity beating last years record by 1!! Income, however, was down 20%. All this despite uploading another 1K+ images. Time to do something different in 2019!!
  12. Has the last day of the month 'surge' been and gone ?

    Nothing here since 5th Dec (2018).
  13. BIG Sale....refunded after 3 weeks...

    A month or two ago I had my biggest sale for a number of years. Unfortunately it lasted 9 days before the refund appeared. A short while after a similar shot sold for around a tenth of the first. I don't know if there was any connection or not but it's annoying as well as disappointing. I wish this wouldn't happen. Jim
  14. I appreciate that this may not work for everybody, but thanks Alamy, it fits in with my work process.
  15. Commission change - James West comments

    Further to my comment above I must add that I too am not happy with 20% reduction in commission. Like many contributors, I run a small business of which income from Alamy represents around 5% of my income. I wish it was more! On average I upload around 70 images per month on a regular basis. My downfall is probably that I just like making images. In the light of the proposed reduction in commission one has to consider reality as I have a business to run as well as Alamy. I kept faith after the last reduction to 50% but this, together with overall price reductions, meant that the rest of my business has been subsidising my Alamy contributions. This obviously cannot continue. My own answer I guess is rather simplistic. I just adjust the way I do things and put emphasis into other areas. In particular print sales, which I will describe as 'exhibition' quality and usually command $$$ prices. These particular images would never go into stock because of the anticipated low prices they are likely to realise which I consider would be an undervaluation of my work. I only need to sell one of these per month to exceed the income I get from stock. The current situation has now got me to thinking why on earth haven't I done this before? If the commission remained at 50% I would probably grin and bear it as it's an outlet for my obsession of making images!! Jim.