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  1. Finally after weeks with no sales, a couple popped in this morning. This one was an educational editorial use for high $$. The other was a low priced Germany distro sale.
  2. OK, I'll call it! 😉😆 3 for 19. The best (ironically) being a non-exclusive presentation! Aside from actually having sales, things are trending ever-lower. Trying to laugh. 😅 On the plus side (I think?!), views, zooms and CTR have risen quite a bit. Not sure if this is to do with the retirement of the UKNS as was, or that my images are now being sought by lots of up-market book publishers, advertisers & TV producers who are dying to get their hands on my work. Probably the latter, eh? 🤣 I know that quite a few contributors are mentioning increased sales a
  3. Editorial, Germany, newspaper, distributor sale middle $$ - why is Germany always distributor sales? - thought there was a German office? H.C. Ørsted Power Station in Sydhavnen,South Harbour, Copenhagen, Denmark. A DONG Energy combined heat and power plant - DONG now renamed Ørsted / Orsted
  4. Mixed! 7 sales for $200 gross with one high $$ (textbook) and a couple of low $$ but the rest all low single $ personal and web use. Views and zooms well down but then the last 2 weeks of December can be written of in UK.
  5. Sorry to hear that. I'm still in the same leaky boat re CTR. It ended the month at 0.24 (only 10 zooms for the entire month), the lowest numbers that I can remember. Somehow, though, I managed a decent number of sales. Let's hope that there is reset of some kind in January.
  6. On the same AIM subject, I have noticed over the past week or so that in 'Your Images' my zooms have completely dried up. Also the total zooms against searches seem to be unusually low. This may just be coincidence or a case of 'this is how it is' over the period. I normally have around 20 to 30 zooms per month on a regular basis. I'm just curious - has anybody else noticed a drop off in this area? Jim
  7. All things considered, 2020 was better than expected. I didn't license as many images as in 2019, but 2020 was my second best year for total number of sales. Income is another story, though -- down 20% from last year and down 30% from my best years. Two disturbing trends for me in 2020 were declining zooms and a scary drop in CTR during the last quarter of the year (what goes down must go up, I'm hoping). Best of luck in 2021, everyone.
  8. Below average with 23 sales for $361 gross / $179 nett. 55 zooms for CTR of 1.05. Decent payout of $407 to end the year, Overall, not too bad.
  9. 14 sales, which was the second highest of the year, for $157, which was the second lowest of the year. Views way down and zooms low too. CTR is 0.83. Payment on the last day doubled the amount I will get this month. Onwards and upwards for 2021!! John.
  10. 14 sales for $448 gross, including one $$$, which is above my average. However, my zooms were very low, and CTR was the lowest of the year.
  11. I would consider a tear sheet over showing your port. I chose one specifically that had the full name credit... it wasn't my first choice because there are perhaps more pertinent or convincing publications but unfortunately they are either bought through distribution (so not even a credit to alamy, let alone me) or just credit alamy alone. Ironically, the tear sheet I use was one of my first sales. Depending on the kit you carry also, and to a certain degree your demeanour, will be enough. when I'm out with both bodies (camera, that is!) slung over my shoulder particularly with one of them bea
  12. Japan Book high $$ - but distributor. Marimekko shop with logo and signature clothing line. Helsinki wim edit: this image is behaving weird: when the window is made narrower, the image is not squished but gets cropped. size 1000x735; Keep original aspect ratio box ticked. Probably a glitch.
  13. Probably still the squishing problem. Go back to your images for a moment, double click on each and check the box Keep original aspect ratio. That way they won't appear squished anymore. From the November Challenge: <> just here in the Reply to this topic. AKA Submit Reply box on this forum. So go back to your original post. Click Edit. Double click on each image and tick the box Keep original aspect ratio. Click save. Done. Why? Dunno. Sometimes an image comes with that box ticked but from some places it comes not being tic
  14. In the past one could use one pseudo for generic images and one for images that would be likely searched for with one or very few keywords. Plus possible hero images. That worked remarkably well. However because someone's rank got higher in the course of the year much was done by Alamy to quell that, because it was seen as cheating or gaming the the system. So after each re-ranking my #1 pseudo rose, but after each re-jigging of the ranking algorithm my #1 pseudo fell considerably, to rise again after a few re-rankings. (I am a tiny contributor btw, but with nice sales.) So in stead
  15. Not sure what's happening, but my last sale was in 05 Aug 2020. After that, radio silence....... Anyone?
  16. Hi Alamy community! Some of you may have recently seen or responded to my questions in the question forum! I've joined Alamy a few years back, uploaded 90 images (I don't recall one being rejected!), and haven't been very active in a few years! (Although I have made some sales:) I am currently on a year off from work and have just under 10 months remaining. One of my goals was to focus on growing my photography/writing business and to get much more involved with uploading stock images to Alamy. I have images from around the world, and am also from a special part of Canada
  17. Good (mostly) article, and the "gist" is right on... I don't think anyone would decry you for stopping to take a few snaps while out on a walk. It might be harder to justify for those of us going out to take specific photos for Alamy stock or live news, especially those of us who don't hold an NUJ press card or the likes, than those who are "professional" in the more traditional sense of having direct assignments. For that reason I carry a tear sheet with me and a copy of the regulation at all times should the need arise to justify that I am working. There are inaccuracies in the a
  18. I'm amazed at some of the poor quality pix that (some) estate agents use for sales literature. The last time I sold a property I did the pix myself...
  19. You've got some great stuff there and you obviously know how to make the most of documenting your part of the world. One thing to bear in mind is that while it's good to have a speciality, it will be a niche interest for buyers too. So if your 100,000 images of the rest of the world are as good as these then you should start submitting as fast as you can. Get as much variety into your portfolio as possible and you will make sales without a doubt. But to sell regularly you need several thousand at least, so get cracking! Alan
  20. Since you asked/demanded this information. Look at the STRATEGIC REPORT then right near the start REVIEW OF BUSINESS '.........coupled with a stronger performance in secondary rights income'. 'Profit for the financial year was......., driven by a change in the commission model in addition to reduced....costs relating to the Videoloft loan.' More positively the increase in headline revenue was 'attributable to a significant improvement in commerce sales'. More of that please!
  21. Cheers Steve, the same image used again today ! Times online 14th Law Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK. 1st September, 2020. A lady looks at properties for sale in an Estate Agents window in Maidenhead as her dog looks less than impressed. Maureen McLean/Alamy Live News - Image ID: 2CEG81E � HM Courts & Tribunals Service Court Bailiff serving eviction Warrant notice in evicting tenant from home flat house. UK - Image ID: EJGDW0 Iain Masterton Police arrest - can't find it Business Mark Fagelson Honda Factory Swindon UK Honda
  22. Happy new year, everyone! Congratulations to the ones with sales. And good luck to all rest of us who are yet to make one this month. 😃
  23. Second worst month of the year for me. Just 3 licences for $$. Views consistent but zooms down almost 50%. Jim 😏
  24. Let's get the inevitable ball rolling. My stats for 2020 compared to 2019: Sales volume: +16.67% (best year ever) Gross revenue: + 1.96% (5th best year) Net revenue: -4.18% (5th best year) Average image price: 25 # images uploaded: 1,361
  25. Even if it costs you 50% of your DACs royalties? I keep a rolling year on year spreadsheet of found books/magazines and add new ones as I find find them. That way it only takes an hour or two to update the DACs claim. You should also bear in mind that image sales from other agencies can't be claimed for by Alamy so if you do sell images elsewhere i.e. other agencies/commisioned work Alamy can't claim for those so you lose out.
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