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  1. About 70% of my sales this month have sold before, but I call proper repeat sellers those that sell again and again and again. Those tend to be images of things that remain newsworthy over a long period of time.

    There are some newspapers for example the Guardian and the Mail which often re-use the same images to illustrate their articles - sometimes they refer to the images as "stock images" -- obvs. they are, but in those cases I think they are referring to them as images which they now have in their stockpile. Of course they don't sell for very much each time but assuming they are RM, it all adds up!


  2. On 23/09/2020 at 13:46, Ed Rooney said:

    I am. And shamefully so. I'm going to stop shooting for a week or more and spend some time catching up with my tagging. 


    I do captions and tags after QC passes my images. I do it that way because it feels unnatural for me to work on visual things and language at the same time: left brain, right brain. This is probably a neurotic of me, but that's been my pattern. 


    Stay safe, people.





    I do the same Edo - always have. It is probably not the most efficient way of doing it, but I find it easier to do in AIM, and I am not selling my images through any other outlet so that benefit of tagging before uploading is not relevant to me



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  3. 12 hours ago, rickygui said:

    Truly amazing! Did you even set a goal or visualise this will happen?  

    One lesson we all can take back is to keep shooting and posting up. Hard work eventually pay off, seen a few here gave up halfway when they are only just months into it.

    Not at all, but I started back in 2004 and have over 26K images on sale now. 


    At the start things were slow, but I did get some sales and was determined to not give up. I was inspired by others who had already done well, particularly the sadly late Keith Morris (RedSnapper) who many on the forum will know, who famously used his Alamy income to pay off his mortgage/buy his house. 


    Gives you something to aim at! 


    Very much more difficult now, if starting relatively recently, It is very much a numbers game, though decent images and particularly good keywording is also very important!


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  4. Colin - really sorry to hear this news. Hope things turn out OK - they often have a habit of doing so.


    Here's my three;


    1. Broken down safari vehicle with a pride of lions not far off!





    2. Broken Sainsbury's supermarket (sign)





    3. Old broken rusting cars in the rainforest, Guatemala





    Best wishes



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