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  1. LOW AS WE CAN GO?

    Is this as low as we can go - I have had some cheap sales but these take the biscuit - I have had 3 sales today all with the following details: Country: United KingdomUsage: EditorialMedia: Magazine - print, digital and electronicPrint run: up to 500,000Placement: InsideImage Size: 1 pageStart: 01 December 2018End: 01 December 2023Duration: 3 months. Any placement: Inside or cover. Full page - not sure where - it says placement: inside then lower down it says 3 months inside or cover. Magazine for five years, full page, so are these newspaper sales? I did think only personal use could have such a low price (all 3 for same price just over $6 each gross).
  2. Sales on Nov

    Hello, I am sure this question was asked before, but just in case Just got a new sale: $ 1.24 (Rights Managed) Country: WorldwideUsage: EditorialMedia: Editorial websiteIndustry sector: Travel & tourismImage Size: Any sizeStart: 12 November 2018End: 12 November 2023NU Editorial website and app multiple use, in perpetuity Question : is this a joke?
  3. Where can I see the price of my image? I don't find it.
  4. Prices levelling stats

    My sample size is small compared to the Alamy pie - but i wanted to share my stats between 2016 and 2017 - i have now sold the same number of images in the 10 months of 2017 as I did in the 12 months of 2016 - gross income now beg the same but for $11. Whilst prices aren't what they used to be - i am pleased that at least in my small sample - average sale price is holding firm between the two years - and 2016 was a good year for me
  5. About Vector files

    Hello guys, im a new contributor on Alamy. Hope sales have been good for you all. As a illustrator that works with vector mostly i was quite surprised to see that they sell all vectors for 9.99 as opposed to photos/illustrations where there are alot of pricing options. So my question is - for a contributor, whats the advantage of uploading the vector file instead of only the jpeg? It seems like uploading the vector file will limit the amount of money he can make with the sales. Would love to read your opinions on this before uploading my work.
  6. Image Search Position - Price Paid

    Has anyone done a study on the relationship between image position in the search, and the price paid for the image? It would seem logical that a client looking for one $10 image would only look at 1 or 2 pages of images. It would not be worth the time to wade through 30 pages of images for an unimportant usage. However a client looking for a $500 image, for an important usage, should be willing to look much further. Even if their final selection turned out to be on the first page. This would mean that Alamy’s advice, to only keyword well, could work for the photographer. Work for the photographer, because it would save the photographer valuable time. If the above is true, then concerning yourself with BHZ, checking the position of your images in the search, or even gaming the system, has a time cost that might be better spent on producing more and better images.
  7. How to make big sales?

    I see a lot of people talking about have sold a picture for $100, $200 and so on. I was wondering, how can I sale my pictures for more then only $0,90?
  8. New (lower) minimum price?

    Hi on Alamy's home page alamy.com it says "Pricing from £15", but if you look at an individual image, no matter if RF or RM, the pricing officially starts at £ 9.99. Wasn't it £15.00 or £14.99 before, consistent with the statement on the home page? Edit: I think the "Marketing package: Small business" price has also been lowered, but I'm not totally sure.
  9. Omg, what is wrong with earnings this year? I see huge differences in prices. Last year I had pretty nice sales (net) for 50, 100, 200$, ... One by one, almost no distributor com. This year I get sales for few $: 4, 6, 8, 10 max... What's wrong with Alamy? I sell RF and RM and the prices are the same. This is really discouraging Is it microstock now? Or is it just my bad luck, bad year?
  10. Hello, Maybe someone can help with that. For the second time, I have sold a picture at a price under the value displayed on Alamy’s tool “custom pricing” The difference this time is so huge that I really have doubts. I sold a picture with the following licence conditions: Country: World Excluding USA Usage: Editorial Media: Magazine - Print and App Print run: up to 5 million Placement: Inside Image Size: 1/4 page Start: 01 January 2014 End: 01 February 2014 One-time, world rights (excluding U.S. English) It’s sold for 300$ But, when I check the same picture with the same licensing condition on the “custom pricing” tool online on Alamy website, the price should be 490 $. The difference is huge and even at a special discount, it looks like there is an issue here. Why my picture is sold at such a discounted price ? Did anyone experienced the same issue with pricing or are the prices online with the custom pricing tool inaccurate ? Another problem I have, is the currency used. I live in Europe and I have sold an image in Germany but the amount appears in $. I have sold an image in the UK and again the amount was in $ at half the price it should have been (in any currency). Customers buy in Pounds or Euro and the amount is changed to $ ? Why ? It seems to complicate the all process plus adding exchange rates discrepancies while the original amounts were in local currencies. Many thanks for your help Hello, Maybe someone can help with that. I have sold a picture at a price under the value displayed on Alamy’s tool “custom pricing” Licence conditions: Country: World Excluding USA Usage: Editorial Media: Magazine - Print and App Print run: up to 5 million Placement: Inside Image Size: 1/4 page Start: 01 January 2014 End: 01 February 2014 One-time, world rights (excluding U.S. English) Sold for 300$ But, when I check the same picture with the same licensing condition with the “custom pricing” tool on Alamy website, the price displayed is 490 $. From 490 to 300: a huge difference. Is there an issue there ? Did anyone experienced the same issue with pricing or are the prices online and the custom pricing tool inaccurate or just guidelines without any guarantee ? Another question I have, is the currency used. I live in Europe and I have sold an image in Germany but the amount appears in $. I have sold an image in the UK and again the amount was in $ (at half the price it should have been again using the custom pricing tool). Customers buy in Pounds or Euro and the amount is changed to $ ? Why ? It seems to complicate the process plus adding exchange rates discrepancies while the original amounts are already in local currencies. Many thanks for your answers and help, I am a bit at a loss here
  11. I've been with alamy for 8 years now and I see a drastic reduction in the fees paid for my images. Just sold yesterday an RF image (Alamy Ref CY2NJY) with these terms: Country: Worldwide Usage: Editorial Media: Textbook - print and e-book Print run: Unlimited Placement: Inside Image Size: 2 page spread Start: 01 January 2014 End: 01 January 2039 All terms and rights granted as per the Alamy Preferred Vendor Agreement dated 26th January 2010 prevail. Flat rate per image, license period 20 years. Calculator price: $1970 Paid $180. After commission, only $90 Happened 5 times this and last year with huge 90%+ discount.. literally lost thousands of dollars in the last 2-3 years due to this pricing structure. Communicating with Alamy about this issue generates only standard responses about clients, discounts, and hope you understand followed with thank you for being a loyal contributor... (BS) Either there is some meaning the calculator or not. Why not inform the photographer of the deep discount and supply some kind of logic to the way Alamy is pricing our images and can anyone explain what does "All terms and rights granted as per the Alamy Preferred Vendor Agreement dated 26th January 2010 prevail. Flat rate per image, license period 20 years." means......
  12. Just thinking about how all the big sales do not get reported on the forum because that person would then be breaking their cover and have people copying their style, topic, or whatever reason people think the sale arose. Perhaps Alamy could divulge the top ten monetary sales each month? Just the monetary amount. Would that be an encouragement? Give balance to the low pricing topics? Make people despair, as they are not earning the same? Simon
  13. There's an interesting discussion on a post in Let's Talk About Pics regarding whether we should or should not discuss image pricing on the forum. It's buried in the July Comp thread. The debate is interesting so i thought it warrants its own thread. I haven't yet formed a view. But the way I see it there are two significant opposing reasons relating to the issue. There may be more. 1. Some could claim that free speech is being stifled were such behaviour to be banned (but remember it is Alamy's forum). And that it's useful for contributors to see what others are getting for their images - it provides comparative data. 2. But by posting low prices for images we could be damaging ourselves. Consider a buyer seeing prices that are currently much lower than they pay. Would that not be a significant lever for the buyer to attempt to get lower pricing when next negotiating their supply contract with Alamy? The danger being that it becomes a steadily decreasing spiral across Alamy's customer base. I'm mainly talking here about buyers with large usage needs. But it could also be a turnoff for any buyer. There are lots of peripheral issues involved I know - image usage, qty discounts, what other agencies are doing etc. But the potential danger is that we exacerbate the problem. As a general principle should we or should we not post on the forum, actual image pricing received?