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Well my first sale today netted me 40% of the sale price. 

One positive: Alamy gave me the push to spread out to other sites.  In the end I expect I'll at least double my income.  Thanks Alamy.

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I'm sitting at 0% today.

 

Have to admit that I'm not looking forward to seeing that first 40% sale.

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14 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

 

Have to admit that I'm not looking forward to seeing that first 40% sale.

 

Well, if it's a few bucks sale you'll not notice the difference that much 

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24 minutes ago, stipe said:

 

Well, if it's a few bucks sale you'll not notice the difference that much 

My only sales through Alamy so far have been for under $5 - of which I get $1 for each of them (distributor) so you are absolutely right I will not notice the difference on any more of those lol.

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6 hours ago, Reimar said:

One positive: Alamy gave me the push to spread out to other sites.  In the end I expect I'll at least double my income.  Thanks Alamy.

 

Same here. Not their smartest move IMHO.

 

Mark

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I think I'll be a mix moving forward.

 

I have another agency that accepts editorial, so they will get first dibs on some (some will only ever go straight on here)

 

For content on here, I am going to experiment with a mix of RF and RM - all editorial as RM.

 

But any content I put as RF, I don't think I will mark as exclusive. And those RF files will find a broader distribution, probably including micro, so losing a little on them won't make much difference.

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As far as 50% goes there is a slight change.

When the price totalled odd pennies the contributor used to get the odd penny.

Now it seems that alamy get the odd penny.

 

I am not quibbling about this just that it is an interesting point.

 

Allan

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

As far as 50% goes there is a slight change.

When the price totalled odd pennies the contributor used to get the odd penny.

Now it seems that alamy get the odd penny.

 

I am not quibbling about this just that it is an interesting point.

 

Allan

 

Many a little makes a mickle.

 

Last time Alamy changed this when it came up in the forums.

 

Niels

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Just now, Niels Quist said:

 

Many a little makes a mickle.

 

Last time Alamy changed that when it came up in the forums.

 

Niels

 

I thought it was "Many a mickle makes a muckle".:mellow:

 

Allan

 

 

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14 hours ago, M.Chapman said:

 

Same here. Not their smartest move IMHO.

 

Mark

Here too - and I agree not the smartest move

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8 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

 

I thought it was "Many a mickle makes a muckle".:mellow:

 

Allan

 

 

 

Obviously this has changed from the time of my old dictionary - seems to be various editions of the saying, thanks. I am only Danish, so "mange bække små gør en stor å."

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31 minutes ago, Niels Quist said:

 

mange bække små gør en stor å.

 

Google translates this to "many bays small make a great oh":(

 

Thanks Niels and please let me say you are not "only Danish", you are Danish.

 

Allan

 

 

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1 hour ago, Allan Bell said:

 

I thought it was "Many a mickle makes a muckle".:mellow:

 

Allan

 

 

 

True... but have you seen the mickle/muckle exchange rate lately? No wonder money's so tight right now...

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It's certainly worth going through to check for those exclusive images. I had one today for $119 which I had managed to get round to, so I got the 50%

 

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On 21/02/2019 at 14:56, Reimar said:

Well my first sale today netted me 40% of the sale price. 

One positive: Alamy gave me the push to spread out to other sites.  In the end I expect I'll at least double my income.  Thanks Alamy.

 

If you avoid microstock, are there many other non exclusive traditional stock libraries out there that are successful?

 

I have struggled in the past to find good ones, with the ones I joined being rather disappointing so far. 

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16 minutes ago, andremichel said:

 

If you avoid microstock, are there many other non exclusive traditional stock libraries out there that are successful?

 

I have struggled in the past to find good ones, with the ones I joined being rather disappointing so far. 

My experience is the same. 

So I'm going MS, much as I hate the idea.  The one site I started with looks like it will match my Alamy income in short course.

As an aside, now that Alamy doesn't even require model releases on file, what a contrast with MS sites that require soooo much information in the uploaded MR that I've mostly given up.  My existing MR's are so simple.

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22 minutes ago, Reimar said:

My experience is the same. 

So I'm going MS, much as I hate the idea.  The one site I started with looks like it will match my Alamy income in short course.

As an aside, now that Alamy doesn't even require model releases on file, what a contrast with MS sites that require soooo much information in the uploaded MR that I've mostly given up.  My existing MR's are so simple.

 

Are all your images RF? Most of mine at RM. 

 

I don't talk from experience, but I would have thought just the "Tier 1" MS site would significantly beat your Alamy income all on it's own. 

 

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On ‎21‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 21:07, M.Chapman said:

 

Same here. Not their smartest move IMHO.

 

Mark

The headline figure on the homepage has continued to fall from 155 million images to 153 million. If they are cracking down on the "agencies" that upload thousands of images and then fail to do any real keywording, so much the better. But if they are losing quality content, which is more likely, then they have shot themselves in the foot. Though that would be consistent with Alamy's apparent desire to drive away their best contributors.

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40 minutes ago, andremichel said:

 

Are all your images RF? Most of mine at RM. 

 

I don't talk from experience, but I would have thought just the "Tier 1" MS site would significantly beat your Alamy income all on it's own. 

 

Many but not all of my images are RF.  At this point in time I am not going to worry about RF/RM or commercial/editorial.  I have to work withing the guidelines of each site.

Yes, Tier 1 is probably the way to go.

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15 minutes ago, Reimar said:

Many but not all of my images are RF.  At this point in time I am not going to worry about RF/RM or commercial/editorial.  I have to work withing the guidelines of each site.

Yes, Tier 1 is probably the way to go.

Would that be the Microstock site that feels the need to put a link to the Modern Slavery Act on their homepage?

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13 minutes ago, Reimar said:

Many but not all of my images are RF.  At this point in time I am not going to worry about RF/RM or commercial/editorial.  I have to work withing the guidelines of each site.

Yes, Tier 1 is probably the way to go.

 

If I was to consider MS, I was just wondering if I can submit my existing RM images (on Alamy and elsewhere) to MS as RF without first changing them to RF on Alamy etc.

 

Or I might just give up on Stock photography altogether. I don't feel particularly motivated currently. Too much work for too little reward. 

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On 22/02/2019 at 17:29, andremichel said:

 

If I was to consider MS, I was just wondering if I can submit my existing RM images (on Alamy and elsewhere) to MS as RF without first changing them to RF on Alamy etc.

 

Or I might just give up on Stock photography altogether. I don't feel particularly motivated currently. Too much work for too little reward. 

 

No you will not be able to do that the licenses have to match across sites.

 

So if you want to sell RM Alamy images elsewhere you'd have to change them to RF on Alamy. 

 

 

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I've had two $$$ sales this month, and volume is up during the first two months of 2019, so I'm not planning on making any big changes at the moment. Alamy continues to work well for me. Hopefully the move to more exclusivity will increase sales volume over the next few months. If not, then I imagine that more of us will start re-evaluating our situations. Have to say, though, that despite recent events, my experiences at Alamy remain far better than those at other places I've dealt with.

 

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1 hour ago, Phil Robinson said:

Would that be the Microstock site that feels the need to put a link to the Modern Slavery Act on their homepage?

I don't think so - at least I haven't found that.

Or are you pulling my leg? (English humor sometimes escapes me)

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