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About FCUM

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  1. Whilst I had a fantastic year last year for the size of my port, with some great sales and a huge increase in sales and revenue. This year has started off very disappointing. So far this month, Ive had 9 images licensed, for a combined net value to me of less than $50. 2 of those were PU and Id love to know why someone would buy a photo of the inside of an EasyJet plane for personal use! The highest of those sales was for $25 for an internal decor. Now what I dont understand is why this value is so low. I work for a print business and I regularly buy images from Alamy t
  2. Thank you very much Aiden. I wont complain about them using my photo from Disneyworld, in an article about Disneyland!
  3. Had nothing all month until the 20th, and was starting to get concerned, then had 15 sales over the following week so reasonably happy. Some low values though and a couple of presentation licenses which seem ropey.
  4. 6 sales for $677 gross. Probably my best '$ to sales' average ever.
  5. Ha ha! I keep trying for the big one, but as it stands, Im still going into work in the morning!
  6. More positives, on Wednesday I had my second largest sale of $600. Happy!
  7. Lowest month in terms of sales this year. Only 2 sales but $257 gross so cant complain too much.
  8. Sorry, not music related, just wanted to add to my personal 2018 good news. Had 2 three figure sales reported in the last two days. One was over $300 which is my biggest sale for years. With those and a few others I've now almost doubled last year's revenue. Definitely lots to be positive about. Andy
  9. Last year I had 42 sales. This year Ive already had 54 and revenuw is up over 50% so Im happy...for now.
  10. To be honest John, its not something I had ever noticed before, and looking back through my sales, I dont think Ive had any PU sales for a long time. I only sell around half a dozen images a month but one day in June, I sold 20 images over a 2 day period, all shot in the same location, and all for PU licenses. A month later I sold another image of an unrelated subject, again a PU license. So I hoping its not going to be a regular thing, but clearly these 20 images were all bought by the same buyer trying to get them for the lowest rate. Ive emailed Alamy and they have asked for the references
  11. Yes thanks John, I didnt realise. Just looking through a few now. Seems Im not the only one. So is there now an option to prevent just PU without stopping distributor sales? Andy
  12. Oh really, I didnt know that. But then would I be doing myself out of th 14 sales? Dilemmas!
  13. Hi all. Recently I noticed a huge amount of my sales are going under personal licences for $20. In fact, 14 of my last 22 sales have been bought under this license. Now, call me cynical but who buys a photo of a shopping centre for personal use?? I work for a sign company, and we print custom wallpapers, using Alamy as one of our sources of images. When I buy a license to use an image in this way, it costs us in the region of £300. Now, if I was less honest, I could quite easily buy a cheaper license, use the image for what I intend, charge my customer full whack, and p
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