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A customer buys an image licence for USD 100 through a distributor.

Distributor's commission is 40% - minus USD 40.

Left is USD 60.

Alamy's commission is 60% - minus USD 36,

Left is USD 24.

JP Morgan Bank deducts USD 15 on each transfer to my bank in Europe.

Left is USD 9.

My bank takes USD 3 for each incoming transfer.

Left is USD 6.

The local tax office takes at least 30% - minus USD 2.

Left is USD 4.

This does not even cover the cost of Internet connection needed to transfer the images to Alamy.

 

 

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52 minutes ago, H Kotowski said:

A customer buys an image licence for USD 100 through a distributor.

Distributor's commission is 40% - minus USD 40.

Left is USD 60.

Alamy's commission is 60% - minus USD 36,

Left is USD 24.

JP Morgan Bank deducts USD 15 on each transfer to my bank in Europe.

Left is USD 9.

My bank takes USD 3 for each incoming transfer.

Left is USD 6.

The local tax office takes at least 30% - minus USD 2.

Left is USD 4.

This does not even cover the cost of Internet connection needed to transfer the images to Alamy.

 

 

Those transfer fees are only valid if it's the only sale you make that month.
But still, it's a small percentage left.

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not too difficult to see he is Henryk Kotowski in Poland. He is describing the worst case scenario, but, yea too many slices of the cake can leave the photographer with just crumbs. When I was actively promoting and selling my work Internationally, minimising charges and commissions and withholding taxes was very much part of the game

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5 hours ago, H Kotowski said:

A customer buys an image licence for USD 100 through a distributor.

Distributor's commission is 40% - minus USD 40.

Left is USD 60.

Alamy's commission is 60% - minus USD 36,

Left is USD 24.

JP Morgan Bank deducts USD 15 on each transfer to my bank in Europe.

Left is USD 9.

My bank takes USD 3 for each incoming transfer.

Left is USD 6.

The local tax office takes at least 30% - minus USD 2.

Left is USD 4.

This does not even cover the cost of Internet connection needed to transfer the images to Alamy.

 

 

 

Alamy will only pay you once at the start of each month, and only if your cleared balance is above $50, so you'll only pay the $15 bank charges when that happens, which helps a bit. Other than that you need to change bank and internet provider. Selling the same image multiple times also helps offset the cost of shooting and uploading.

 

Mark

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