Suddenly: no more sales in Stock photography discussion and contributor experience Posted Tuesday at 02:35 On 08/11/2019 at 20:05, pierre rochon said: I'm wondering what is happening with the "productivity" of my portfolio, and I'd like to know if any of you is experiencing a similar sudden drop of sales. Here are my numbers for the last two years: 2017: 41 sales for $1527 2018: 57 sales for $2003 Everything was going well in 2019: I had 31 sales for $1615 at the end of August . My last sale appeared in my account on August 23. Since then I had zero sale, and my CTR has been continually decreasing since May. It usually was around 60 and it is now hovering between 35 and 40. I kept uploading images regularly until the end of September, but I kind of lost interest and haven't uploaded since. All my pictures are exclusive to Alamy. It surely has something to do with the millions and millions of pics available on Alamy, but I expected to keep selling more than what I'm selling now... I haven't been on the forum board for quite awhile but due to having the same experience of a major drop in sales I came to see if anyone else was having the same issue. Your scenario is very reflective of mine. I had 34 sales for $1909. Then a couple months ago things just stopped. I had a couple $ photos (I am not in the distribution scheme so these $ were direct sales including one that sold three years ago for a high $$$ and last month sold for enough for 2 cups of coffee) but other than that nothing. Everything seemed to have stopped. It is the first time since my first months with Alamy that I have not had a sale in over a month and to top it off not enough in the pipeline to have any payout. I cannot recall the last time I didn't have a monthly payout. As my focus is on news and was dropped from contributing to live news, I see that as part of the problem but it is what it is. Reportage is not the same and the photos aren't pushed into the google search engine like the live news ones were. The photos I submitted used to show up on google pretty regularly and now never. I cannot recall the last time I saw a new photo I submitted to Alamy that shows up when I google my name with Alamy. The constant addition of my photos to the Google searches stopped following the live news cut-off. I am having to make a difficult decision as I have invested nearly 3 years of my life into this and now seeing zero returns. As I have been at it for three years (which is not long for many contributors), I see this as more than a minor hiccup. It has been a gradual drop since March/April when the live news stopped. I have over 1000 photos approved photos sitting in waiting in my image manager but the motivation has slowly decreased month by month to the point where I am at now. Anyways, I hope that things look up for you and others who also stopped having sales. Feeding the machine can only go on for so long before one realizes their time and effort no longer pay off.