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  1. Thought I had a couple of sales today until I looked closer--refunds of sales from May and July of 2020. Both were cleared about a month after sale, and subsequently paid to me. As with the last time this happened, this has thrown me into a negative cleared balance. Oddly, the Usage detail in the sales history names the buyer company, which is the same for both sales/refunds and still seems to be in business.
  2. Thanks. I am getting pretty picky these days about what I upload, which has the advantage of keeping my collection tight. But as Ian and Chuck point out, this is not necessarily an advantage as it keeps my collection smaller, so I'm missing out on sales by having a smaller collection. Agreed on being able to delete at least 25% of my collection and not affecting sales, but as others have pointed out, which to delete?? I've had some photos sell that I don't think are particularly good. I think I'm a bit more picky these days though because I don't want to go to the effort of uploadi
  3. Hi John, last year averaged 5.25 sales per month, this year so far 5.71 sales pm maybe an increase because I had a push to upload more at the end of last year and the first few months of this year....here’s hoping.
  4. Yes, some buyers will always find ways of gaming the system. As I'm sure you remember, before PU and presentation sales were introduced, it was "spot use," the cheapest licensing option available at the time. I used to see quite a few of those types of sales.
  5. I totally get the frustration about PU. I feel like I'm in another world though. So far this month, out of 11 sales, two PU sales for $15 and $20 gross, are by far my highest prices. Sad.
  6. I'm tempted to make the analogy of virtual particles popping in and out of existence to PU sales that subsequently get refunded..... 😝
  7. Hello, I found this forum while looking randomly for some of my pictures on the internet. The forum shows that one of my pics identified by its ID code was sold in September 2020 with my name and the website where it was published. Yet, my personal dashboard did not track that sale more than 6 months later. So it seems that some people manage to track all sales by Alamy every month, and I'm just wondering how you make it. Can somebody explain please ? And help me find my own sales and the websites where I was published ? Many thanks. Iacob
  8. I just wanted to share some pix with you all along with the exciting news that I was a finalist for the 2021 Lawrence Salley Award, sponsored by the African American Men of Westchester, ArtsWestchester, and the Salley Family. There are some wonderful photographers and I’m really honored to be among the finalists. Here’s a link to the virtual show that started streaming last week. Check out their work: http://artsw.org/lsalleyaward Love to know what you all think of it. I've been concentrating more on fine art since Covid and am getting some traction. I've got to drop
  9. A number of $$ sales recently including this one today. Always have your camera ready when flying. Not that I’ll be doing much of that soon.
  10. In 2020 I was averaging 16 sales a month with 8,490 images...but this year I am averaging 20 per month...no real increase in gross money per month earned I guess that means about 1.8 sales per month per 1000 in 2020 and so far in 2021 it is about 2.3 per month per 1000.
  11. Betty. I have a confession to make.... ...I sold my first picture of the month yesterday. But a distro bulk discount to a Turkish newspaper. So nothing to write home about! My zooms have been really good though. Hoping for a sales surge later in the year... 🤞
  12. Okay thanks, probably best stop the discussion there if it doesn't involve Alamy. A user has an image of mine that they tell me was licensed through Reporters. I don't see the image listed in my overall sales spreadsheet from all agencies. So it either hasn't been reported, wasn't actually purchased, or I have made a cock up! Not betting on which horse is favourite.😊
  13. That's a pretty good average by the looks of it, given your relatively small collection. I often wonder if after a certain point, uploading a lot of new images actually becomes counter-productive. I'm sure that I could safely delete at least 25% of my collection and still make the same number of sales, perhaps even more, who knows.
  14. I was supposed to receive my first payout from Alamy by now. The amount was transferred to my account on the 4th of January, but no money was deposited from Alamy to my bank account since then. I have emailed contributors@alamy.com , but did not received any response either. Balance brought forward: $56.14 Total sales: $0.00 Commission / charges: $0.00 Total payments to you: $-56.14 Balance carried forward: $0.00
  15. That's an impressive number of presentation sales alright. However, could the the popularity of virtual meetings -- e.g. Zooming -- during the pandemic not account (in part anyway) for the increase in presentation licenses?
  16. Last year, I averaged 17 sales a month with roughly 22,000 images. So far this year, it looks like the average is 18 per month.
  17. Last year, as a very rough average, I had 1.56 sales per month per 1,000 images
  18. Over half way into January, I am surprised no "Positive result 2021" thread yet. So I'll get it going. Two sales from the same subject at $135 each for post card. Happy New Year!
  19. After only two small sales so far this month, a $$$ one was invoiced today. Time to break out the balloons. 🎈
  20. I think you’re right about what’s coming. A new video I watched last evening talked like there might bring two 24 inch iMacs announced on the 20th, different specs. Everything is speculation, but clues are speaking to that fact. What I’m leery of is this. Apple will introduce the 27+ iMac M1X with 16GB RAM. Not ever upgradable. I buy it. A year or two down the road they introduce a new model with 32GB RAM and M2 I’m chewing nails. After all, it’s all about making sales, and a lot of that is deliberate marketing strategy. I hate it. I’m hearing of a huge chip shortage that’s affecting
  21. Hi, on Alamy since May 2019 but no sales, my portfolio is rather small but still any help or advice how to do photography and/or descriptions better will be highly appreciated, thanks
  22. Hi In June I started uploading part of my portfolio to Alamy . I signed up many years ago but for some reason never had uploaded anything So far with more than 3000 photos I've had 31 zooms and a CTR of 0.54. But only 3 sales and all of them of the same topic (editorial portraits of people in Cuba). This sales amount to a net income of $30. So I guess I'm doing something wrong because there's no logic in spending the time to upload and tag 3000 photos if sales are so rare. I'd really appreciate your advice
  23. Hello everyone. I have nearly 800 photos on my profile https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/215526.html and just 5 zooms for last 3 years. Are my photos just bad, not sellable or am i doing something else wrong. Thank you in advance
  24. Had the most odd experience today, I had eight views with three zooms on my own name! The only images of mine to show containing my name were eight live news images, has anyone else had this happen or think of any explanation?
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