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  1. Amazing the same happens with my shots too. One thing I've found is that photos I kind of added just because they were nice, but not the ones I thought were going to sell best, have sold. And a couple that I thought would be a hit, have no sales... So to be honest, I can only answer you after the fact what has sold, and I'm not very good at predicting what buyers want. I assume the question was based on "what should I shoot" to sell here on Alamy, not really "What Sells" which is more of the kind where what sold last week, might never sell for another year. Look at searches keywords a
  2. I just do nature these days (because I enjoy it) and use Alamy and 2 specialised sites. Alamy does the best out of the 3. BUT theres not a lot of activity in "nature" IMHO. Most of my sales are from older "concept" and "travel" style images.
  3. Only 12 sales for $864. Any month of less than $1000 gross is a fail for me. I used to be able to do that with half my current images.
  4. 5 sales, $156.74 gross, out of 1,300 images. Happy with the number of licenses, which follows a strong increase in the No of zooms. Average gross price could be better, looking at some other posts.
  5. 31 sales in a 30 day month. Nice to average more than one a day. Best month for over a year both for sales and money.
  6. Best month in a long time with loads of $180 textbook sales. Average sales for the month over $150 each. I'm glad prices are going up! Tina
  7. 7 sales from 2000 which is good but gross just over $200 which is not so good.
  8. June 2013 19 images licensed Gross: $877.39 Net: $423.98 For the next two months, I'm planning on going a shooting and scanning binge. We'll see if it helps goose these sales.
  9. I can't speak for specialist sites, but in my experience nature shots do not do all that well on Alamy. I revamped my portfolio into four psuedonyms at the start of May, and put my nature/wildlife shots into one of them. Since then, the other 3 psuedos have a ratio of around 1.5 views per image. My wildlife pseudo has a ratio of 0.3 views per image.
  10. A bit like Michael: 20 for $1487.96 $ 74 average -but the average is skewed for 1 substantial distributor's sale. If I discard that and the 3 Novel Use sales the average is $33. That can mean sales prices are falling; it can also mean there are more sales (to new clients?) but those are for lower fees. wim
  11. June had a slight up tick in sales but the price per image continues to drop so my gross is average. 19 sales for $1664 Average price per image $88
  12. June saw a massive increase in my views, zooms and sales. I guess anything more then zero was going to be good lol Adding 400 images in June did help, 1 sale, an increase of 900 views, and 3 zooms. It's a step in the right direction. I'm only really starting out.
  13. Hi Andrew, I'm interested to know if those Live News images were from June submissions and they were reported straight away or were they older ones just getting reported? I had two sales late in the month similar to losdemas so a slow and steady increase on the previous months No, one took a year to report and the other six months. Andrew
  14. 279 gross from 2 sales so quite pleased... Lots of zooms too
  15. Alamy's cut drops to 30% but the distributor gets 40%, leaving us 30%. I've had three such sales for about $15 net.
  16. Hi Andrew, I'm interested to know if those Live News images were from June submissions and they were reported straight away or were they older ones just getting reported? I had two sales late in the month similar to losdemas so a slow and steady increase on the previous months
  17. My first two sales brought in $126.10 gross. Not in NU or UK newspaper scheme. Very pleased at a good start: now I've just got to keep it up!
  18. I'll start - not too bad. 6 sales for $270.85 gross. 1 distributor but that was my second highest grossing image even after the decuctions. John.
  19. "Twas brillig and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the Wabe..." Thanks so much for taking the time to give the keywords the once over. Comments noted and acted on. So, pending further observations, off to continue research into other reasons why my sales are so cruddy (home made word). nj
  20. I know the importance of this area having contributed my thoughts in the past.But...do I really?? I have just spent several gleeful hours revising them after a helpful article in the latest Freelance News courtesy of Alamy. Maybe I AM doing it all horribly wrong and MAYBE (ha!) that is why my sales are so, well, not really! Has anyone got the inclination to give JNJ a very quick once over? If not, I do so understand. But if you do you'll have a new welsh friend.
  21. Welcome, Marc. I hope you enjoy being a part of Alamy and sales eventually come to you. Don't expect sales immediately. With millions of images on Alamy, your few will be lost until you build up a healthy portfolio. Just keep plugging away, do your best work, and celebrate when your first sale comes in!
  22. As has been repeated many times - anything can sell - but I do feel that a reality check is sometimes needed for people who are new to the stock industry - and that is the odds factor. You really have to add this little thought - Alamy has 36 MILLION images in its catalogue - the subject range is massive, if you have a few hundred, or even thousand images available it is rare indeed that you will be the only image covered by a search term. Have a look at what you are up against, and while I do not say that you should not add to oversubscribed subjects - just be aware of the odds that are
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