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iam in this site more than 2 and half years. stil no proper sales yet. not showing my photos in serach bar too. how can i improve my sales?

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50 minutes ago, Yazir Zubair said:

iam in this site more than 2 and half years. stil no proper sales yet. not showing my photos in serach bar too. how can i improve my sales?

 

Sorry to be so curt but...upload some photos! I haven't even bothered looking at your port - they could be the best in the world, but it's irrelevant.

 

66 images is nothing on Alamy: according to the homepage today, you are competing with 168,289,010 images. With just 66, you'll be lucky if your grandchildren see a sale here.

 

EDIT: OK, just taken a very quick look at your port.  You need to address your captions and tags (keywords).

 

E.g. R8K29R: 'one of the beautiful bird in this world', is not a useful caption to anyone, nor are 'animal head', 'animal wing' or 'beak' useful tags - unless you have concentrated your photo on that part of the bird.  What is the bird and its Latin name?  Compare your pictures of these subjects to others and consider how they have captioned and tagged their images, then address how you can improve yours.  Aside from all this, wildlife is extremely well covered here, with some world-class shots, even if you 'repair' your captions and tags, you'll need 000's more images and a year or two more to compete.

 

Good luck.

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Those are quite nice photos but there are only 66 of them. Mostly they are Natural History; there are a lot of Natural History specialists so you have a lot of competition. Generally, it seems that a portfolio should be at least 1,000 to start to see regular sales.. Of course, there are exceptions when a few photographers see sales with less than 1,000.

 

so, best advice: submit a lot more photos!  (Danny got in first)

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Yes, images of birds, animals, etc are hard subjects to sell because of competition. Yours are very nice. Caption and tag the common name and the scientific name.

For instance:

 common name, scientific name, perched on a “common name”, “scientific name” tree in “name of your area”, country. Use this for caption and repeat those tags in the tag body.

Also, don’t take a lot of common birds animals, but seek out and photograph the ones that are harder to find. It’s ok to shoot the common ones for representation, but a sale will be more likely from the hard to find ones.

 

For instance, one of my captions.

Northern Cardinal female, Cardinalis cardinalis, perched in a crabapple tree, Malus, in Oklahoma, USA

 

If that bird was in a different situation, the caption might be:

Northern Cardinal female, Cardinalis cardinalis, perched on a bird feeder eating seed. Oklahoma, USA.

Betty

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And try to avoid euphemisms - birds and animals "mate" they don't "make love"

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I endorse all the above and would add my portfolio was 694 varied pictures when I made my first sale. Get your captions right and ten times more pictures and Alamy won't be so frustrating. Good luck.

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Just as an example, R8K29R doesn't give the name of the bird in the caption or its scientific name. Then the keywords include numerous different locations. If your images are not appearing in searches it is because you have not provided captions and keywords that describe the image. 

 

Paulette

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Another vote for varied pictures.  I've yet to license a person doing something photo, which is the classic editorial photograph, but I have licensed a photo of a gutter full of water and one of Mexican oregano against a wall.

 

Also, more keywords -- and I also need to do more of those, too.

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Well that's the Mexican oregano market sown up...

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