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  1. My first - from April 2008. Look what Newspapers paid at that time! Country: United Kingdom Usage: Editorial Media: Newspaper - national Industry sector: Media Industry Sub-Industry: Publishing Print run: up to 1 million Placement: Inside Image Size: 1/2 page Start: 25 April 2008 End: 26 April 2008 $ 172.05
  2. My best year yet on Alamy. Quite pleased with the revenue side helped by some $$$ sales. 2019 - 53 sales for $1976 gross 2018 - 41 sales for $ 743 gross
  3. I've been with Alamy for 14 years now and business was slow until four years ago. Since then sales and revenue have, on average, increased quite significantly. This year to date my sales are up 29%, revenue up 152%, and average sale price per image has doubled over the previous year. This is my best year yet. Whether or not it will continue is another matter. I do note in the various threads that there are other contributors who are experiencing increases in sales and revenue so all cannot be doom and gloom. And, yes, I too have had some of those 'won't buy a coffee' type sales which I don't like either, but conversely some good higher prices have crept in this year. jim
  4. Only 3 sales in November but that's one more than November last year. For year to date it's my best yet - up on both sales and revenue. CTR and zooms down a bit and views holding steady. Jim
  5. Middling sort of month. 4 sales for $105 gross including one disappointingly low editorial website item. Views and zooms both down slightly.
  6. It's this age stuff, Bryan! I have had problems with back and upper body and I made a conscious effort to lighten the load. I bought myself a light EOS M which I carry on longer treks and the tripod, lenses and all the other gear are locked in the car boot and only come out on the shorter runs. Needs a bit of planning but I found it helps. Jim
  7. A couple of good points! I've been doing stock since 2005 and have kept going mainly because I love photography. I haven't got as many images as some but should crack the 10K by the end of this year. And yes, I shoot what interests me, including some oddball stuff, and after all these years the last four are now providing some fair returns. I always had a sort of target to make one sale per week and this year so far I'm slightly ahead. So, in my case, it's been a patient game and I guess, as geogphotos says, just keep going at it. Unfortunately success isn't always instant but, hey, enjoy what you're doing! Jim
  8. Arrived back from the north of the UK on Thursday night and only discovered this tragedy yesterday. I am still shell-shocked. I'm sort of an Alamy oldie and have always taken note of his very good advice and comments over the years. For those who are familiar with his words and philosophy it would be a nice tribute to move forward with these in mind to help make us all better Stock photographers. My sincere condolences to his family and close ones.
  9. Not a bad month for me. 6 sales for $214 gross. Zooms and views still maintaining a fairly high level. CTR knocked for six on one day with around a thousand views in my 'specialist' area where, of course, you have to include the location anyway otherwise no-one will find them. Hope some sales result from this.
  10. Well done, Paulette. Would you believe I've also reached the same number of sales today as I had all last year too! Bit more successful on the revenue front - I'm already up around 40% thanks to a few $$$ sales creeping in. Jim
  11. Another septuagenarian at 74! Started photography in the early 1950's when I ran around with my Kodak Brownie 127 and have been obsessed ever since. After a reasonably successful career in the oil industry I took early retirement at age 52 and worked my way into my own small photography business which is something I always wanted to do. Stock eventually became a part of it and I just caught the tail end of good prices when I joined Alamy in 2005. Have achieved some 'letters' and have managed LRPS, CPAGB, BPE3 and AFIAP with the last two being the result of entering National and International Salons which I still enjoy. Retirement on the business side may be looming again!! Jim
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