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Two zooms. Two sales reported, at least the other image published on-line already in early September. Net $ 3.6. Still holding to my day job.

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11 sales for $517. Zoomwise good.

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9 sales which appears to be my upper limit as usual 🤔

 

$100.84 nett two of which were $1.09 each :(

 

On track to make pretty much the same as last year and the year before that

 

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6 sales for $99.27 gross, $49.65 net.

6 sales is about average for me, but the revenue/sale continues to decline

I made the almost same net sum from a 10x smaller test portfolio which I setup elsewhere following Alamy's commission cut.

 

On the bright side, Alamy zooms are going well with CTR 0.84% last month and I received a slightly larger direct claim DACs payout (£158) than last year.

So overall not a bad month at all.

 

Mark

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70 sales for a gross of $2239. 4 in $$$ territory, best was $300 of an image taken in the US, for a US calendar.

 

Zooms reasonable at 239; CTR 0.65

 

Kumar

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Dreadful. Still not yet up to half last year's revenue.

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5 sales for gross $86. Could be better (or worse I guess!) I need 10 more sales this year to beat last year, although my revenue is down somewhat on last year - probably because I haven't had a $$$ sale this year....

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Absolutely awful October, 1 sale for $14. My total sales, for 2019 are - so far - down on last year and the year before by about 65% and 55% respectively.

I was contacted by another contributor (and a really good pro photographer), to ask about my experience, as he had sold only 1 or 2 images all year. He wondered if there had been changes to Alamy's Algorithm. I don't know about that, but I do know I'm disappointed.

Last year I made 88 sales ($2500 revenue). This year, so far, I have made 30 sales ($875, my lowest since 2013). Alamy removed me from submitting to the news feed, saying that I had not made any news sales in 2018, when I had actually made about 30 sales as a result of contributing to Live News. But, my sales figures don't agree.

 

After I made a complaint, I was allowed contribute "reportage" (immediate acceptance of the images), but not the news feed. it seems to have had a big affect on my overall sales, so far.

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55 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Dreadful. Still not yet up to half last year's revenue.

 

See my post above.

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6 minutes ago, Steve Valentia said:

 

See my post above.

I can't say I'm pleased it's not just me, but you know what I mean. Mine isn't down to loss of news access though. I've fewer same-year sales presumably due to putting up many fewer images, but that doesn't account for much of it either.

It's certainly a disincentive- I'm a month behind with my usual September travel batch, even though I have some new places to put up. But with one rental business client last month bringing in twice my Alamy revenue for the year so far, I have better uses for my time.

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3 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

I can't say I'm pleased it's not just me, but you know what I mean. Mine isn't down to loss of news access though.

 

I'm not sure mine is either, to be honest. Probably just crap images! (No, I don't really believe that). I worry about Alamy. Just seen the Light-box for the IOM in October and they look like they've been selected by people with no understanding of photographic technique. Yep, sour grapes but I think I have a point.

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9 minutes ago, Steve Valentia said:

Just seen the Light-box for the IOM

Where's that?

Ok found it, thanks.

Hmm.

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7 for $154. 

average sales and although a low average price, a big improvement on last month.

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Congratulations to those who've done well - and commiserations to those who've had less financially healthy returns.

 

Pretty good month for me with 36 sales for $639 gross (all direct and exclusive).  Healthy DACS income via Alamy of $219 which, in turn, has generated my highest month's payout so far of $429. Looking forward to seeing that in my bank account next week.  91 zooms for CTR of 1.12 so good prospects for the future.  

 

Having said that I'm only at 86% of last year's total revenue despite already exceeding last year's volume by 12%.  Average prices are certainly declining and that impacts us all.

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2 minutes ago, John Richmond said:

 

Having said that I'm only at 86% of last year's total revenue despite already exceeding last year's volume by 12%.  Average prices are certainly declining and that impacts us all.

 

This more or less reflects my own stats. 12.5% and 87% respectively.

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1 for $179

Zooms in September were an all time low, which flipped around in October and they're now healthy again.

Last six months sales volumes:

6

5

4

3

2

1

I think I spot a trend! 🤣

I have seen one or two of my images in 2020 calendars tho' (unsure if via here) so things may be picking up?

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11 sales for $312, lowest of the year, none over $100. No surge, no wave, just trickle...

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No sales but given the size of my portfolio thats not a huge suprise but I've had a flurry of zooms come in which hopefully is a step in the right direction

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Zooms and views okay, but no sales this month for the first time this year. 
DACS payment was $20.

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2 sales for Oct with total of 29.89 !

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23 sales... not too bad.

 

But with some really paltry microstock type licencing fees.

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