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  1. Not looking forward to making all my locations searchable again, one by one, because "Location" that I already added manually, has been disabled. Did anyone ever say WHY it was eliminated, as it was used for an example in one of the sales videos, how people found images for a sale, by searching locations? Reminds me of Description which I used for specifics and some people added a page from the encyclopedia. So Alamy disabled it and I had to move all that data, one by one, over to Comprehensive. (which was hidden at the time.) Oops, now Main is hidden and Comprehensive is shown.
  2. We have a Symbiostock site, and on that site we have placed both micro and higher priced images. Alamy sell files at a very wide variety of prices, as do the micros, and as does G, so why shouldn't Symbiostock? Remember, Sym was launched through MSG, so for now almost everyone on the network is a micro shooter. The only way to change that is for non-micro shooters to get involved. Photoshelter isn't the same at all, as it doesn't involve linked sites. The site search on Photoshelter is almost useless for stock, as it all gets buried under event photography. Photoshelter costs $30 per month
  3. More sales for less return on more images online, the usual story.
  4. Number of sales are about the same. Gross down ~10%, net down... never mind, don't want to know.
  5. What do you have to lose? Do you think the people that generated your sales on Alamy don't know that there are microstock agencies out there where someone could buy image licenses for less? The market is what it is. With SY you can demand the prices you think your images are worth. You don't have to fight the cheapest contributors. If you don't mind, I'll send you a link to my own SY site by PM. Maybe you can see the potential.
  6. June brought us 130 sales for not bad $$ (average seems to be creeping up) from 14,500 images. First 6 months $net revenue up on 2012 despite the cut in direct & distributor commission rates (so technically greater than +20%). In the Newspaper Scheme but not in NU. J
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 7 sales from 2000 which is good but gross just over $200 which is not so good.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. Alamy's cut drops to 30% but the distributor gets 40%, leaving us 30%. I've had three such sales for about $15 net.
  14. 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
  15. 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!
  16. "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
  17. When I made my first sale! Nearly 12,000 images and several thousand sales later, We're still going strong! This was my first sale Country: Worldwide Usage: Non-Editorial Electronic and web uses Media: Web - editorial Industry sector: Non Profit/ Education Sub-Industry: School/College Placement: Secondary screen Image Size: up to 1/4 screen Start: 20 June 2003 End: 20 July 2003 $ 99.70 While that was a nice way to start, what really got my attention was my 5th sale a few weeks later Country: United States Usage: Consumer goods Media: Packaging - boxes and containers Industry sector: Cars/Com
  18. 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
  19. yes correct, I clicked more sales but I have about double the images, so in real terms I'd say about the same or slightly less
  20. It really depends on how you calculate it. While some of us have reported an increase in sales as well as net income, many of us also have more images online than we did a year ago. The number of images I have online increased by approximately 1.59 during 2013 but my net incoming during the first six months of the this year only increased by 1.145 over last year. If we were to base this survey on $ per image I'm sure the figures would be quite different.
  21. If you don't mind some counting, you could use Track submissions (http://www.alamy.com/royalty-free-images-my-submissions.asp). ( -royalty-free-images ? - must be a very old part of the system ) wim Didn't think of that... So a quick calculation shows a 12% increase in images from Jun to Jun. So am I right in saying that I should expect a 12% increase in sales by number of images? Or is there a different calculation I should use?, maybe somehow factoring in the fact that the images were added gradually? Any statistics experts care to comment? Phil
  22. Numbers of sales over three times more this year than last. Yet the gross income is significantly less and the net more so.
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