andremichel

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  1. So how is your 2018 going, eh?

    Total sales in 2017 were 191, currently have 105. Total revenues in 2017 were $6060 gross and currently at $3152 gross for the first 6 months of 2018. So a little ahead of 2017 but with a great deal more images. 4% increase in revenues from maybe a 30% increase in images? Zooms are also way down from their peak of 95 in November 2017 for the rolling month, compared to a current total of 60.
  2. How was your June?

    Average month. 18 sales for $514 gross.
  3. I was optimistic

    You say you above that you keep uploading but your profile states: Stock photography is now no longer profitable and a waste of my time so i shall not upload anymore. End of story .
  4. Street art/mural confusion

    I keep getting sales reported long after the deletion.
  5. So how was your May, eh?

    Been having a disappointing 2018 generally, but May has turned out to be the best month of the year for revenues and second best for number of sales. 22 sales for $759 gross. Zooms and CTR still dismal though. Also 1 refund for $52 sale that I didn't count in above figures.
  6. May Challenge TWILIGHT

    OK I got the image addresses via AIM. I didn't know I could do that. Fishing boat Norwegian coast Surfing runs into water at Byron Bay with Full moon overhead. Cruise ship passes Sydney Opera House
  7. May Challenge TWILIGHT

    So many amazing images submitted. Has Alamy changed something or am I losing my mind? I am having trouble selecting the image address to post here. When I click on it, it now says 'save preview image' and downloads it to my mac instead of giving me a menu to copy the address.
  8. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    I would prefer this one: Current Cleared Balance: $6140 We'll pay you on 01 Jun 2018.
  9. Slow/disappointing month

    I had 7 today so there appears to be a last minute spurt in reporting sales.
  10. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    You are still relatively new to Alamy. With the determination you are showing I think it is only a matter of time before more regular sales come your way.
  11. Hi, For medical reasons I haven't shot any new stock for a couple of months nor submitted anything to Alamy. Over this period my zooms have been in freefall. I don't know if that is a coincidence or not. How is everyone else's rolling zooms total for the month? Are they going strong or are you seeing a significant drop also? I may be wrong but I suspect Alamy may have implemented something that aggressively pushes you back in the search order if you slow or stop submissions. My zooms peaked in October 2017 at about 95 for the month (at the time I had been submitting heavily for several months). They have now just touched a pathetic 41 this month, with no zooms at all the last few days. Andy
  12. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    Just to add, I seem to get more sales when I forget about Alamy and focus on other things. When I get obsessive and keep checking, sales seem to dry up.
  13. My zooms are plummeting since I paused submitting

    Thanks everyone. Maybe there is no correlation after all. Maybe generally zooms are down across the board regardless of whether you are uploading or not.
  14. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    I am having the opposite experience. My zooms and CTR are still going in the wrong direction but my sales are doing relatively well. I had 6 sales in last 3 days, including one for $143 and one $130. Pleased with that considering I've not done anything with Alamy for last two months.
  15. The size of your portfolio when you made your first sale

    Joined Alamy on 3rd February 2010 and had to wait until 25 October 2010 for my first sale for $150 gross. By then I had submitted 1857 images. I must have been a very patient person in those days! In year 1 I ended up with only 2 sales. But things started picking up in year 2 with 41 sales.
  16. My zooms are plummeting since I paused submitting

    Maybe I need to do the same, i.e. go back through my old images and submit a few every week.
  17. Images sold in May (one per day per contributor)

    Lord Mayor's show 2010, and now it finally sells:
  18. April up or down?

    Only small value sales last month. 15 sales for total $364 gross. 2018 continues to under perform 2017 even though I have thousands more images on sale.
  19. No sale!!

    I am asking so I can better appreciate what you are advising. Are you unable to illustrate what you say with one or two of your own images? I am not challenging anything of the sort.
  20. Very disappointing

    An average of 4083 images per year. So (if I've understood correctly) you appear to be saying that you've had very few sales this month from the 40,000 images submitted in the last 10 years, with the bulk of your sales coming from the 9000 images loaded prior to 2008.
  21. Hi All, How do restrictions on selling photographs on POD (Print on Demand) sites compare to the restrictions of licencing images for either commercial or editorial? Would I face the same problems with recognisable people, property, logos etc.? Thanks Andy
  22. No sale!!

    Can you refer us to some of your images that illustrate your point?
  23. You get what you pay for?!!

    My wife's niece got married recently and they were OK with paying £1300 for their photography. She said that was one of the cheaper prices she came across. She and her new husband are young professionals.
  24. Very disappointing

    That is extraordinary. How many images have you added in the last 10 years?
  25. No sale!!

    Your photos look good to me. Many strong images. They are dominated by London which is a highly saturated subject area with 4.8 million images on Alamy. You need a strong rank to compete on the better known sites, so if the last re-rank did affect you negatively even slightly, it might have been have been enough to impact sales. I too am having a disappointing start to 2018, failing to keep up with 2017 with 1000s more images.