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How was your August 2019?

 

NOT SAYING!

 

Allan

 

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On 05/09/2019 at 19:16, Cryptoprocta said:

Still while seriously concerned that only six files I've uploaded there out of 66 since I restarted reloading there in Jan have sold, not one of a couple of hundred I've uploaded here in that time has sold.

Still, who knows what's round the corner?

Who indeed? My first sale of the month popped in and it was one I'd taken this year after the Alamy social meetup in Edinburgh. 🙂

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On 03/09/2019 at 18:43, geogphotos said:

 

 

Well I do need to apologise. I have obviously misunderstood the purpose of these monthly Alamy sales threads. I had thought that it was an opportunity to make a brief post so that we could compare numbers and work out something about what was going on at Alamy. 

 

But clearly I am wrong. So I apologise.

 

That what i thought this thread was for too 

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On 03/09/2019 at 19:06, Robert Convery said:

 

People should be encouraged to post on the forum, only a tiny number contribute.

 

It's easy not to click on the link in Brazilnut's post.

 

hardly the point is it

 

why not include links to Premier league results or latest Brexit news 

 

in fact we could all include links 

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17 hours ago, Colblimp said:

I said I had no sales up until about the 28th of the month.

 

Wow, you had a lot come in last min. good for you!

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14 hours ago, Marb said:

 

Wow, you had a lot come in last min. good for you!

Happens most months.  I'd rather get the sales earlier in the month but, alas, it doesn't happen like that.

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15 hours ago, Colblimp said:

Happens most months.  I'd rather get the sales earlier in the month but, alas, it doesn't happen like that.

Doesn't happen at any time of the month  for me anymore. Its pants.

 

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17 hours ago, Marb said:

Doesn't happen at any time of the month  for me anymore. Its pants.

 

 

Marb, might be worth going back through all your keywords, I had a quick look at the first page or two of your portfolio and some obvious keywords are missing. I'd include the latin names of plants or animals as in your frog photos T084W7 and T0NNTM, and in TRCMT4 and TRCMTG it should be 'loaves' rather than 'loafes'.

 

regards

Alan

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12 hours ago, AlanW said:

 

Marb, might be worth going back through all your keywords, I had a quick look at the first page or two of your portfolio and some obvious keywords are missing. I'd include the latin names of plants or animals as in your frog photos T084W7 and T0NNTM, and in TRCMT4 and TRCMTG if should be 'loaves' rather than 'loafes'.

 

regards

Alan

Thanks Alan, will check that but I do tend to add all keywords to my plants when uploading. I really don't think keywording is the issue causing the poor sales slump though, especially when I was getting better sales in previous months with less images..

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On 03/09/2019 at 11:58, Brasilnut said:

 

Alamy doesn't exist in a vacuum in this industry.

 

In other words, what's going on elsewhere, including microstock-land, has a direct impact on results here. 

 

I do occasionally read your blog and find it entertaining. At times it feels more like "The Rose tinted guide to microstock photography" but maybe that is more of a reflection of how I currently see this industry. You certainly have amazing enthusiasm and work very hard for modest returns.

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New here hoping to make some sales of my 40,000+ portfolio. I have to go through them all. I have most of my photos on my Smugmug backup site. Mostly sport action and Special events in the Wisconsin area. 

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On 10/09/2019 at 15:27, andremichel said:

 

I do occasionally read your blog and find it entertaining. At times it feels more like "The Rose tinted guide to microstock photography" but maybe that is more of a reflection of how I currently see this industry. You certainly have amazing enthusiasm and work very hard for modest returns.

 

Thanks! I try to spice things up with the "Turd Agency of the Month Awards". 

 

Alamy has so far escaped this coveted club....

 

Agree about the modest returns 😕 I'm cautiously optimistic on the 4K video sales.  

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