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About Squigle

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    23 Jan 2015
  1. I don't like to consider my images just 'pretty pictures', but challenging, beautiful, compelling work. But I get your point, and I took a look at what sells. Yep, as you noted customers have quite specific needs - it was kind of an eye-opener for me. Much of the sales are, to be as equally honest as you, awful from an artistic standpoint - not challenging, dull to look at, almost painfully dull. There was some craftsmanship, but most of the pics were devoid of anything personal, and tend not to have depth (there is a reason we skip ads!). But what sells seems to be informative - the i
  2. Hi all, Thank you all so much for your replies - it has been very helpful, and given me a lot to think about. I especially appreciate the people who shared their experience - that gives me/us something concrete to consider. There are various solutions and strategies proposed here, which are helpful. Thanks!
  3. Hi All, I've just started with Alamy and am wondering about the number of pics one should put up and the possible revenue stream for long time Alamy contributors. Its been 15 years since I was part of a stock agency - then I had only 20 images (yep, just twenty) with the agency and these earned a little over $1,000 per year for me after taxes. Not a lot, but it paid for gas/energy expenses each year. I thought if I posted a solid 200 shots here, I could earn the same helpful revenue stream. Although I don't have all 200 pics up, I've been surprised by not having a single sale - or eve
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