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About Duncan_Andison

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  1. I couldn't quite place it to begin with... I knew I'd seen something very similar then it came to me.... Inov8 Running Gear. They use a lot of that green with a similar style website.... not just green but..... GREEEN Edit... the footers look very similar. When I'm on the Alamy page now, it keeps reminding me I need to buy some more merino wool Inov8 running socks.
  2. 9 sales.... of very little value. To be honest, I can only think of one agency that has lower value licences than the ones I've had here this month. I don't know. It maybe a quiet spell although it's been very busy elsewhere but hopefully they'll pull it around. Alamy and Corbis were my 1st two agencies... Corbis swallowed up by Getty and now Alamy falling in on itself. Come on Alamy, get a grip, you can do it!
  3. Mostly. It used to be exactly the same but I realised sometime ago that time spent here wasn't really profitable. Does it bother me? Well, I'd prefer to see better sales here but, it doesn't worry me either as I don't find Alamy that important in my overall business model. They used to be good for better £ sales but they've now matched Micro value but without the volume. In fact, I routinely have sales of £40-£60 (net take) in places we can't mention. In Alamy money that's $140 plus. It's just sad to see a once great place reduced to this.
  4. Normally I'd have about 10-20 sales a month here.... this month 1 (one). Bearing in mind that the normal monthly volume of sales here at Net $ represents about 1 days earnings at my main agency. This months sale is nearly worth 1 hours sales at my main agency 🤣
  5. Alamy maybe the name above the door but this isn't the Alamy that was. Think back to the last time this happened. Alamy would have replied by now providing some sort of response... nothing this time. Things aren't going to change this time around. That said, what changed last time was the offer of exclusivity... and we know how that has worked out. For me, exclusivity is something I would give as a reward rather than a response to a threat of reducing commission. People working on stock as a full time job need to look at their strategy to protect themselves for life aft
  6. Given the chaos early last year from covid it's hardly a surprise 😂 As for the changes here, not much change for those who didn't go chasing after the exclusivity bone that was chucked around last time. I do still submit some stuff here when I get time but in all honesty, Alamy is only $2.5k for me and my efforts are elsewhere... I can get that from one agency in less than a month. I'll not be jumping through hoops here to increase it by a few cents.
  7. Not a single sale since the 25th Feb. It's been 8 years since I went a month without a sale. Glad I don't rely on Alamy for sales 😂
  8. Sadly, not here. I remain at the two steps forward, one back position. Past payout etc but still a large amount waiting to be paid.
  9. Well, I'd made progress in the last week or so. An additional $50 cleared ($200+ still waiting) .... yay. Today, $31 disappeared from cleared funds, no additional refunds listed etc, just disappeared 😡 If the other agencies paid as fast as this I'd be out of business by now... thankfully they only represent <3%.. but, $200 would still be useful given the current climate. Yes I know this is how they roll but it doesn't make it any less frustrating. There is no way I could get away with this when paying other people.
  10. I've had a couple of sales this month, more refunds though (the duplicate purchase refunds Alamy advised of). Just seems Alamy has stopped chasing money owed. I know some business will be struggling.... just like the photographers who took the photographs for them to use. Edit... Not all agencies are hitting slowdown. There is one I use that returned a near BME last month and this month won't be far off either. I guess it depends on who your client base is etc.
  11. I've had a few of those duplicate refunds this month... cleared balance is moving very slowly here as well. Still over $200 waiting for payment. Cleared balance did go up $1 the other day, first for a while.
  12. It could be good, it could be bad and only time will tell. But it is one of the few reasons I would not go exclusive.
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