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4 hours ago, Marb said:

Well it looks like a blank month it is. Absolutely diabolical returns here now. With the 40% cut making it even more bleak. 

 

You haven't had a commission cut if you haven't made any sales.

Were you unable to go exclusive then?

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On 2/18/2019 at 13:17, Marb said:

Just so depressing after a reasonable last couple of months. I pretty much have lost all incentive to upload here much anymore. Unsustainable!!!

Whereas I've had a really depressing last couple of months, and this one is looking MUCH better. 

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3 hours ago, Marb said:

It's a terrible month on all sites. What's to be positive about ?

It'll probably be worse next year? :lol:

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All my photos are green. Sales are very low, almost nothing. Have no idea why and what to do next. Feel rather demotivated. (

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My theory of FEB low month for sales is that not just Measures had issues but something else which affected images visibility.

I read many had great sales so it could be just me and few others. Also, this month sales could also be images put on lightboxes some months ago then bought this month.

It's just a theory of course, Alamy didn't clarify in details what happened.

Views, Zooms are back to normal btw

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20 hours ago, Colblimp said:

But it's not the end of the month yet - stay positive!

 

Yep, I got a tiny $12 sale. 

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2 hours ago, Marb said:

 

Yep, I got a tiny $12 sale. 

 

That equates to 600 sales for a starter on a popular microstock site... so not all bad! :)

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48 minutes ago, Matt Ashmore said:

 

That equates to 600 sales for a starter on a popular microstock site... so not all bad! :)

 

Not everybody has a sense of humour and irony. I smoothed it out :)

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6 minutes ago, Niels Quist said:

 

Not everybody has a sense of humour and irony. I smoothed it out :)

 

Thank you.. I think I'd have to give up on life if I took everything too seriously.... not everyone get's my sense of humour though.

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21 minutes ago, Matt Ashmore said:

 

Thank you.. I think I'd have to give up on life if I took everything too seriously.... not everyone get's my sense of humour though.

Flippin' Red Arrows again, I've shot down a couple more for you.

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6 hours ago, KODAKovic said:

My theory of FEB low month for sales is that not just Measures had issues but something else which affected images visibility.

I read many had great sales so it could be just me and few others. Also, this month sales could also be images put on lightboxes some months ago then bought this month.

It's just a theory of course, Alamy didn't clarify in details what happened.

Views, Zooms are back to normal btw

 

My theory is that bad news is reported more readily than good. In any month. ;)

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15 minutes ago, losdemas said:

 

My theory is that bad news is reported more readily than good. In any month. ;)

Absolutely somebody else's misfortune is always handy for live news.  

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40 minutes ago, aphperspective said:

Absolutely somebody else's misfortune is always handy for live news.  

Yes, peace and happiness are bad sellers. :-)

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3 hours ago, Matt Ashmore said:

 

That equates to 600 sales for a starter on a popular microstock site... so not all bad! :)

Greenie for you, Matt.

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5 hours ago, Marb said:

 

Yep, I got a tiny $12 sale. 

Told ya!  $12 is better than no dollars...

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8 hours ago, Matt Ashmore said:

 

That equates to 600 sales for a starter on a popular microstock site... so not all bad! :)

 

At least one MS site is 10x more lucrative than that, even to a starter, but that's still 10-100x lower than typical fees than Alamy (on a per sale basis only).

 

Mark

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I know how Marb felt as I also have no sales in Feb. Perhaps the forum magic might work for me too!

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On 2/27/2019 at 05:41, Hellonearth said:

I know how Marb felt as I also have no sales in Feb. Perhaps the forum magic might work for me too!

Blow me down with a feather if the magic hasnt worked! Sale of image today for $19.95 gross. 

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2 months here - 1100 photos online - 0 sales :) 

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3 hours ago, peter_m said:

2 months here - 1100 photos online - 0 sales :) 

 

Nice photos.  You need to give it much more time, some buyers are on a cycle where sales are not reported for months.  1100 seems like a lot but you will need more these days!

 

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20 hours ago, peter_m said:

2 months here - 1100 photos online - 0 sales :) 

 

Peter you had nice image, so time will tell.  I've had 2 sales so far in 3 months (half your portfolio size), the nice thing commission on those 2 sales, equals the 100 download at another MS where you are also board member :-)  

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14 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

 

Peter you had nice image, so time will tell.  I've had 2 sales so far in 3 months (half your portfolio size), the nice thing commission on those 2 sales, equals the 100 download at another MS where you are also board member :-)  

 

 

18 hours ago, Michael Ventura said:

 

Nice photos.  You need to give it much more time, some buyers are on a cycle where sales are not reported for months.  1100 seems like a lot but you will need more these days!

 

 

Thanks. I just can't understand about sales reported. I read a lot of forum here but ... One user tells me that if i have sale today - i will see this tomorrow. But another say that if i have sale i will understand this after 1,2,3 months ... For payment i understand that must wait more after sales reported.

 

B.t.w. for 2 months i have 612 views and 5 zooms. More than average CTR.

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8 minutes ago, peter_m said:

Thanks. I just can't understand about sales reported. I read a lot of forum here but ... One user tells me that if i have sale today - i will see this tomorrow. But another say that if i have sale i will understand this after 1,2,3 months ... For payment i understand that must wait more after sales reported.

 

B.t.w. for 2 months i have 612 views and 5 zooms. More than average CTR.

It does seem very confusing at first.  It varies according to the buyer.  Some sales - for example those for personal use, where a buyer has purchased an image using a credit card on line show almost instantly.  Business users will often have an account with Alamy and then sales will take some time to show.   These links hopefully explain it more clearly than me :)

https://www.alamy.com/contributor/faqs/sales/?section=7

https://www.alamy.com/contributor/faqs/payment/?section=8

Good luck, Kay

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22 hours ago, peter_m said:

2 months here - 1100 photos online - 0 sales :) 

You need to improve your captions, 'Small chapel in the mountain' doesn't tell a picture editor anything at all.

- What is the chapel called

- When was it built

- What mountain

- Who built it

- Why is it there

- What time of day

- Year

- Month

-Location

etc, etc, etc

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