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  1. Hi, Four small sales today pushed me over the big 1000 sales milestone on alamy. I joined Feb 2010, so it took me just under 8 years and 7 months to get there. How long did it take you? Andy
  2. When I read threads about how few zooms turn into sales, I’m confused. A big percent of my zooms turn into sales. Sometimes a certain month is less, but on the whole, zooms bode well for me. Of my last 12 sales, 10 were zoomed. Its harder to evaluate looking at the zooms showing on my page right now because many times the sales take awhile to show up. All I can do is look at my sales and notice the ones that were zoomed. For me, the statements I often read here about how few zooms translate into sales makes me scratch my head. Am I alone here? Betty
  3. I see that some of this is being reported in the 'slow month' thread, but I think it deserves its own thread. So I'll start. I only just noticed that May was my lowest month for $$, for at least twelve months - but April was the highest! June has perked up again, 10 sales, c$120 net. Means that not counting last years' catch up of 22 back sales, I'm just over half last year's earnings, with fewer sales, over the first six months. I've resumed uploading at a 'reasonable' (?!) level over the last seven months; the sales were: 5xB, 1xC, 1XD, 2xF, 1xJ. It's surely a waitin
  4. Last year i was optimistic that things turned around. I had 50 sales. But we are now half way thru 2018 and my sales are way way down and maybe no more for the year than in 2009. And yes, i keep uploading. I think that some of the other agencies have dropped their prices? Wondering if that is taking sales from alamy? I do know that AGE has dropped their prices a lot from this time last year.
  5. Hi, I've been a contributor now for around 12 years but only started really 'going for it' about a year ago. I've gone from 2,000 images last year to 7,200 images now and have not really seen an increase in either the volume or frequency of sales. Can anybody put any science around this or am I just expecting too much from an already saturated marketplace? Am I shooting the right range of stuff? Does anybody have a similar story to this? Thanks, Steve ( Steve Hawkins Photography)
  6. Dear All, I am very new and gave only 3 photographs for sale.After 2 days I find that my images are on sale with Poor Discoverability! How do I increase or covert it to Good or Optimized? Would be grateful if I get the advice! Thanks in advance Best Abhijit
  7. Unlikely enough I am starting this topic. Usage: Newspaper Editorial print and digital use.
  8. I can't seem to get any sales, how can I start to get sales?
  9. I don't have many images here yet, but I have already made 2 sales, which was probably more due to luck than anything! As expected, since then I have not made any further sales as of yet. My question is: do sales get affected by how active your account is? In other words, do you have to keep adding images to get more exposure or are search results not affected by your account activity? Theoretically, if you uploaded "the best" image of a particular subject, would it continue selling or would it get relegated to the bottom of search results as time goes by? T
  10. Hi Everyone Can anyone please take a look at my portfolio and just give me some idea where im going wrong. Ive been submitting now for 2 months and not had one single sale. I sell to other microstock sites and do ok, why I am not getting sales here. Is my portfolio just not good enough or is what I photograph more related to microstock and shall I stop wasting my time submitting here Thank you in advance - Steve
  11. To better understand RM vs RF battle i'd like to share my 2018 sales: - $$$ RM sales: 35% of total year revenues - $$ RM sales: 60% - $ RM sales: 5% I just started to sell RF on Alamy so i dont't have any sales at the moment . What's yours?
  12. That's a nice way to start the weekend Next target, half million..... km
  13. Following one of the Twitter advice on #Alamypicneeds this weekend i did some shots and sent by LiveNews. Got published in a few hours. Now is there a way to let buyers i followed their request and gain some sales ? Niche shots actually
  14. I read that the expected rate of return for a good, relevant portfolio to be around 1 US dollar per photo per year - regardless of the agency or license scheme. A portfolio of 1000 pictures should yield one thousands dollars. (Out of a thousand photos, one is lucky to sell 50 (5% of your portfolio) and it is likely that out of those 50, 10 (1% of your portfolio) will generate the bulk of the revenues. What do you think of this equation?
  15. I have been submitting RF images to Alamy and other agencies for past few months... Images that were sold on other agencies ..none of them did on Alamy.. Beginning to wonder if Clients check to see if the same image is available in other agencies for a lesser price. Anyone had such similar experience... I would like to think these are non subscription based clients. The one's who are on the subscription model, may not care if the same image is available elsewhere coz they have already paid a subscription fee and therefore price does not matter.
  16. Here is a question that may have been asked before, but not finding it, I will risk asking it again. For contributors averaging 5 or more sales a week, what was the number of images you had uploaded before sales became steady? I see people with 5 or 6 thousand images who seem to be doing steady sales, but that many images would probably be on the low side. I'm taking into consideration that not all portfolios are equal, quantity aside, as some photographers will produce images that sell better than others, and some are just better photographers. Just trying to get some round numbers in my head
  17. From your personal experience on Alamy can you say what is the relationship of sales to zooms. To date I have 1 sale but it was never zoomed and many zooms that never made a sale. What do zooms actually tell us. Thankx
  18. Since 1/7/2017 until now I have had 50 zooms and 20 sale but only one of my sales has originated (although I cannot be sure of this as it could be a coincidence) from a zoom. Does this mean that zooms are actually irrelevant? Does it also mean that Alamy is short changing us by including CTR as one of the criteria for ranking? Kevin
  19. Hi! I've been on Alamy for only three months with about 60 approved images. No sales yet and I'm wondering if I'm missing a step or doing something wrong. Is there any way to generate more sales? Or is it sheer volume and I just need to upload a lot more images? I'd appreciate any suggestions for selling some stuff! Thanks!
  20. This is probably a massively basic question (but I checked the FAQ etc and couldn't see it) but could someone tell me if the sales numbers shown in My Alamy are the amounts that I will receive, or the amounts that the pictures sold for, of which I would receive only a percentage? Many thanks.
  21. Good morning to you all Reading the forum and the various topics I read unstated sales, sales that do not appear in the contributor profile. How is it possible to understand when I made a sale and was not declared to me?
  22. It's nice that you can upload with keywords and potentially get a sale the day after QC but how often does this happen? I still get the feeling my pictures need to "mature" before they can be bought and in 242 sales have only one instance of a sale within three months of uploading. All the others seem to be at least a year after upload or more. When I started it took 18 months to get a sale - which the forum at the time agreed was par for the course but surely, statistically, I should expect with an established "rank" that I get the occasional one that is of a recent p
  23. Hello! So I have had several photos on Alamy for around a year now and even though all of them are on sale and optimised, I still don’t get much exposure at all and no sales. Does anyone have any tips for people like me or could help my photography get noticed? Thanks, -Dylan
  24. 5 sales on this months statement for $9.16….. Country: United KingdomUsage: EditorialMedia: Magazine - print, digital and electronicPrint run: up to 500,000Placement: InsideImage Size: 1 pageStart: 01 January 2018End: 01 January 2023Duration: 3 months. Any placement: Inside or cover. Seriously? UK sale for magazine, all formats available inside or cover… is this a joke? My cut, for an image that could be placed on the cover of a UK magazine is approximately £3 ? how can Alamy justify this? Ive been a contributor since day one, but things are really getting
  25. Since 1/7/2017 until now I have had 50 zooms and 20 sale but only one of my sales has originated (although I cannot be sure of this as it could be a coincidence) from a zoom. Does this mean that zooms are actually irrelevant? Does it also mean that Alamy is short changing us by including CTR as one of the criteria for ranking? Kevin
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