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  1. I'll just answer a few questions, I'm sure other forumites will answer more. I've never used, and never will, use a keyword generator. A human is better than a computer. Yes, some buyers search very vaguely, some are more specific. If your image for that search isn't on the first 2 or 3 pages, well, it probably won't get seen by the buyer for that search. Don't bother trying to reach 50 keywords for each pic, totally unnecessary. However, 10 supertags are important, as is filling in the Optional page. Your Road Trip band pics will probably turn up in searches for an actual road trip, road repairs, a road disappearing into the distance, someone tripping over, etc. It's what happens, unfortunately.
  2. Yep. Looking at the first page of your port shows you have far too many similars. One pic of pumpkins would suffice as all three look pretty much the same. Additionally, the pics are very flat with colours which don't 'pop'. The singing dancers is the same - too many pics, as are the band, stars and stripes and football match. No wonder you have such a big port in such a small amount of time! Cull, cull, cull!
  3. Photographed this on a whim yesterday. Result! https://www.thesun.ie/news/4560941/ireland-beef-protests-restaurant-warning/
  4. My three My dog, Archie 2019 Birmingham Paddy's Day Parade Knife Angel at Coventry Cathedral
  5. A bunch of Alamy moon pics here: https://www.thesun.ie/tech/science/4547318/rare-full-micro-moon-seen-across-the-uk-as-it-falls-on-friday-the-13th-for-first-time-in-13-years/
  6. I've some tattoo/people being tattooed pics on my port which have been there a year and not one has been even looked at or sold...
  7. Happens most months. I'd rather get the sales earlier in the month but, alas, it doesn't happen like that.
  8. Well done! I was 400 pics before I made my first sale. Hopefully it'll be the first of many for you.
  9. Possibly the quickest sale I've had at the beginning of the month - 1/4 $$ Country: Worldwide Usage: Editorial Media: Editorial website Industry sector: Media, design & publishing Image Size: Any size Start: 02 September 2019 End: 02 September 2024 Editorial - websites, apps, social media and blogs (excludes advertising). Worldwide for 5 years
  10. Sales were OK with 12, but revenue was pretty poor with a mere €339 gross. However, I'm staying positive and looking forward to whatever September brings! 😁
  11. My revenue is down on last year, which upsets me greatly! I'll never be able to match 'the big boys' (I include you in that), but I will persevere.
  12. Mid $$ Country: Worldwide Usage: Educational book, editorial print + digital use, inside, one time use only Industry sector: Media, design & publishing Start: 30 August 2019 End: 30 August 2029
  13. Thanks folks, although when I had budgies, they didn't have cuttlefishes which looked like that!
  14. That's amazing - you've been here 2 years less than me but have a lot more images, sales and sales value than me - well done!
  15. A Live News sale, one of 10 sales which dropped in today for high $$
  16. One sale appeared this morning for €119 - but that's not the positive bit. I've matched the sales I did for the whole of last year. With 4 months of the year left, I'm excited!
  17. I still actively go out looking for pictures, but then photography is my full time job. I spend €60 per week on diesel and am averaging 1000km in the week, that includes personal trips too. I mainly shoot news and submit to Alamy, my county rag and 2 Cork based papers, one of which is a national. I'm actually making a decent living from photography - I do news, commercial, events (have an event printer) and I teach. Obviously everything could be a little better, but I'm never happy lol.
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