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How is your month stacking up ?

Was looking forward to a great last month but sadly its horrible out there for me 😊

Was up on $$$$ for the year and just needed a couple more sales to match last year.

 

Onwards ....

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This has been an unusually quiet month but the wall with nice sales today.  Other than that, it's been all tiny sales.  I too need a few more in both volume and $$ to just meet last year's totals.

 

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Yes, been very quiet the last couple of months. Yesterday I finally matched last year's number of sales, and am still about 2% behind on revenue. But way too many personal/presentation sales--it's easy to get the feeling that PU sales are replacing some regular sales.

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Down to a trickle and lower values than August to November, but I think I'm finally seeing the benefit of shovelling 21,000 fairly varied images on Alamy for sale in that the counter ticks over quite frequently now.

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And not a creature was stirring...

 

December has been slow, but sales trickle in, seven so far, which is somewhat below average for this time of the month.

 

I'm well above last year's totals for both sales and revenue so very pleased with 2019 overall.

 

 

 

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It's not been a bad month so far for me but what I find strange is that all my licensed images were closeups. ??? Like >

 

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The answer is blowing in the wind ....

 

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Middelgrunden Offshore Wind Farm outside Copenhagen, Denmark. DONG and Middelgrundens Wind Turbine Cooperative. DONG is now Ørsted, Orsted

 

Brazil - book print and/or e-book. Quarterish $$

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1 hour ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

It's not been a bad month so far for me but what I find strange is that all my licensed images were closeups. ??? Like >

 

 

 

Now that you mention it, six of my seven sales so far this month were closeups.

 

Like this one...

 

geraniums-on-a-windowsill-of-an-old-bank

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8 hours ago, Bill Kuta said:

Yes, been very quiet the last couple of months. Yesterday I finally matched last year's number of sales, and am still about 2% behind on revenue. But way too many personal/presentation sales--it's easy to get the feeling that PU sales are replacing some regular sales.

 

I exceeded last years sales by 30% and my revenue is $68 less than last year :(

 

the low value stuff is really getting to be a joke now :((

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This month I haven’t made any sales...

last month was only one ☝️ sale...

However October was a great month and I exceeded last year’s sales. 
I hope that I have several sales before new year.  

Or everyone is on vacation?!

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Twas the week before Christmas and nothing was stirring, not even an alamy.🤣

 

Allan

 

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All has gone quiet here now, that's for sure.

 

And to all a good night...

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Still eerily quiet here. Looks like 2019 may be going out with a whisper.

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1 hour ago, John Mitchell said:

Still eerily quiet here. Looks like 2019 may be going out with a whisper.

It's the same here - no sales since the 20th. Still, there's one more day to go - maybe there'll be a last minute rush!

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1 hour ago, VbFolly said:

It's the same here - no sales since the 20th. Still, there's one more day to go - maybe there'll be a last minute rush!

 

Same here -- last one was a small sale on the 20th. I guess everyone must have Boxing Day fatigue. 🤨

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I'm certainly hoping for a last minute rush - even a mini rush - tomorrow.  I only need one more sale to achieve a personal goal of a sale for every day of the year.  Currently on 364 so fingers firmly crossed*.

 

*When they not untwined to refresh the sales report, of course. 😊

 

Update:  Two in this morning.  I've achieved my goal for 2019 😁

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Very slow November and December. I’ve had a handful of searches where my image was the only one zoomed. Makes me wonder what is being stolen, not bought.

Betty

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Nothing new under the low standing sun. It has always been a slow period around Christmas and New Year for me. There are seasons for planning and production of media which are not around the obvious holiday periods.

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Well... One sale this month, slowest month of the year! And one of those random coincidences, despite expanding my portfolio with a few hundred images, I sold 51 photos last year and 51 this year too. Gross revenue is down $300 though... Here's to a rash of sales in January and a successful 2020. Happy new year everyone!

Steve

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45 sales in December so far and there are still a few hours to go, that is equal to the highest number of sales in a month this year BUT it is the lowest revenue month by more than $100 gross and I've had some pretty poor months in 2019. So many low value sales with no decent sales to compensate.  Getting very demoralised - I made more money in 2010 and every year since until this one.

 

Pearl

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Well, I'm currently not winning any awards for sales at Alamy, but had two sales in the last week before Xmas, with the last on Christmas Eve.  Earlier this year I photographed a portion of my book collection (never get rid of a book), thinking it was kind of silly, but gave me something to do in bad weather.   In fact I've had several of these images sell.  For Christmas, someone got a pic of a fairly obscure book by Reinhold Niebuhr, and I got  50% on $70, so hopefully we're both happy.

 

Michael

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7 hours ago, MilesbeforeIsleep said:

Well, I'm currently not winning any awards for sales at Alamy, but had two sales in the last week before Xmas, with the last on Christmas Eve.  Earlier this year I photographed a portion of my book collection (never get rid of a book), thinking it was kind of silly, but gave me something to do in bad weather.   In fact I've had several of these images sell.  For Christmas, someone got a pic of a fairly obscure book by Reinhold Niebuhr, and I got  50% on $70, so hopefully we're both happy.

 

Michael

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It can be surprising what can sell. Well before I signed up with Alamy I had an image of a long closed book shop's paper bag used by the guardian on-line, lifted from Flickr. I was persistent but eventually was paid. Much more than I would have received if submitted and sold now under the UKNS.

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