Alex Ramsay

Dry January

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A quiet month - just 3 small sales on the 2nd, and nothing since. As they used to say in the movies of my childhood - "It's quiet out there, Carruthers, too damned quiet"

 

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It's only January 11th. Take heart!

 

Paulette

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So far all I have is a -$62 refund.  So much for the reduced commission rate being made up for by volume.  Bad start to the year.

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Honestly, I don't understand all these posts, month after month, where lots of people is complaining about a "dry month", "slow month", etc. 

Especially, when you discover, then, in the "how was your month" posts, that the month was ok or great for the majority of members!  :huh:

 

It's only Jan. 11th today, guys! Let's wait a couple of weeks more before giving a final verdict about how really was the month! ;)

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3 minutes ago, stipe said:

Honestly, I don't understand all these posts, month after month, where lots of people is complaining about a "dry month", "slow month", etc. 

Especially, when you discover, then, in the "how was your month" posts, that the month was ok or great for the majority of members!  :huh:

 

It's only Jan. 11th today, guys! Let's wait a couple of weeks more before giving a final verdict about how really was the month! ;)

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It's a dry year!

;-)

It's not a dry month btw. Just business as usual.

You know the one about buses, right?

 

wim

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My first sale of 2019 was my image PW0XRK  sold for Presentation or newsletters, Use in a presentation/talk. A panoramic image for such use! Yeah, sure, presentation or talk!!! 
If only I could opt out from this authentic scam called "PU"! :(

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This title of this thread actually made me laugh. I have to conclude that Alex Ramsay usually has lots and lots of sales. I will take that as good news.

 

Paulette

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48 minutes ago, Reimar said:

 reduced commission rate being made up for by volume. 

Hasn't happened yet.

Nothing but tumbleweed here since the 19th either.

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1 hour ago, NYCat said:

This title of this thread actually made me laugh. I have to conclude that Alex Ramsay usually has lots and lots of sales. I will take that as good news.

 

Paulette

 

I wish!

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Alarmingly titled thread. Not that but nowt since the 19th.

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When I read the title, I thought that this must be the January hangover thread. B)

 

Average month for me so far -- five sales and a small refund.

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What I need  right now is the weather to go downhill ..grey skies, no wind, mild temperatures and flat sea doesn't work for dramatic news pix.

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No sales since Oct/ Nov.  One zoom in January.

 

But, then again, I make more from one direct sale than an entire year on Alamy.  With the latest commission debacle, it's become clear that Alamy will only ever be pocket money and (more importantly) free promotion.  So not crying into my cornflakes about it all.

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It started to drizzle for me with a couple of sales yesterday so that's a start for 2019. Unfortunately one was a distributor sale through a bulk discount scheme which might just buy me half a cup of coffee.......;)

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This month will probably be like the rest for me - nothing until the last 2 or 3 days of the month and then a bunch of sales drop in.  Fingers crossed.  I'm not depressed, yet...

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There are different ways to measure a 'good' month.

A bit disappointing so far for sales but my 'current cleared balance' is already more than I got last month. 

 

(and yes, it is only the 12th)

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If its any consilation I had a £92 sale of an image right of the begining of Jan and I am the king of complainers. So anything is possible and yes, I might become more possitive. 

 

The 3 ghosts did it all in one night!

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On ‎12‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 09:02, Simon said:

What I need  right now is the weather to go downhill ..grey skies, no wind, mild temperatures and flat sea doesn't work for dramatic news pix.

Absolutely flat calm sea may get the odd decent sunset or sunrise but nothing like a good storm and somebody else misery to get some news pics. 

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4 hours ago, aphperspective said:

Absolutely flat calm sea may get the odd decent sunset or sunrise but nothing like a good storm and somebody else misery to get some news pics. 

Can’t wait for the return of the Beast from the East ;)

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First sale ... long time coming .. 

Image: JGFNKW

Royalty-free

6 MB

1800 x1200 px

NU editorial website and app multiple use, in perpetuity

$1.23  !!!!!

Methinks this is really not worth the effort.

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4 hours ago, Sally said:

Can’t wait for the return of the Beast from the East ;)

A nice decent gale would do right now. I can throw a stone into the Atlantic from where I live and today the ripples would reach the states.^_^

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My dry season started last September. Everything stopped totally, zooms and sales.
My sales were evolving quite nicely but after  September just drought.
I emailed to Alamy to ask some question of this. All I got was automated replies. Are there any living souls left there...

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16 hours ago, aphperspective said:

 but nothing like a good storm and somebody else misery to get some news pics. 

Ooh, stop teasing me! :lol:

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16 hours ago, Sally said:

Can’t wait for the return of the Beast from the East ;)

 

Snow forecast for Glasgow this week apparently. :)

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4 hours ago, Pekka Liukkonen said:

My dry season started last September. Everything stopped totally, zooms and sales.
My sales were evolving quite nicely but after  September just drought.
I emailed to Alamy to ask some question of this. All I got was automated replies. Are there any living souls left there...

 

 

 

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