NomisH Posted September 23, 2021 Share Posted September 23, 2021 I was very upset when Alamy took away exclusivity as a meaningful option other than to the few whales who actually make real money on the platform. I personally felt that exclusivity was a good deal for a 50% split and felt that Alamy benefited by attracting a loyal, diverse and eclectic "exclusive" group of hobbyists and amateurs. I'm definitely not in this for the money - I know I'm mediocre at best - but the fact of a photo selling (for whatever price) drives me on. It's like a game. So I unchecked "exclusive" on all my photos and then started uploading to SS. And with less than 20% of my small portfolio uploaded to SS (since June of this year, 800 images) I have already sold 31 images compared to 26 sales on Alamy since July 2017. (Obviously there is no comparison with regard to money but I can't imagine Alamy is not heading in the same direction as SS with regards to contributor payments.) My point is that by removing the exclusivity of their images, Alamy seems to have removed a big incentive for it's customers to pay a premium for an image. Why would a potential buyer, having found an image they like on Alamy, not look elsewhere to see if they can find the same image for less? 1 4 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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