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10 hours ago, Dave Richards said:

Gross for the month $393.

Maybe things are looking up; hopefully will keep Gold status for the year.

 

Don't worry, you're Gold already, unless you get loads of refunds.

"If you sell more than $250 gross in 12 months with us, then you’ll stay on Gold."

https://www.alamy.com/blog/new-contributor-commission-structure

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October was a very slow month for me until the last couple of days.  Final total eight licences for  $250 gross and $96 net.  C.B stood at $11 until the 30th when it jumped to $120.   Number of zooms dropped dramatically. . . .

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Strangely, for me, CTR has stayed stable over the last few months, no sudden drop. Seems to be jumping around less too as the collection gets bigger.

Steve

 

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Oct 21 was OK, the number of licenses keeps high, but as almost every month this year I am

concerned about low license fees, although they seem to be improving a bit?

 

OK month with 11 licenses for $300 and change.

 

Chuck

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On 31/10/2021 at 10:45, John Mitchell said:

Barring any last-minute 'trick or treat' goodies, October will be an average month for me with 14 sales for $517 gross ($196 net). ūüéÉ

 

 

 

hey i also living in Vancouver, i was offline for few years now i am back no sold yet

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15 hours ago, anna182016 said:

hey i also living in Vancouver, i was offline for few years now i am back no sold yet

 

If you would like suggestions that might help bring some sales, you could always make a post in the "Portfolio Critique" section of the forums.

 

Best of luck.

 

 

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Well, sales on Alamy has been poor to very poor for me. In the whole of 2021 upto 6th Nov, I have had a total of 10 sales adding up to USD 134. And I have 4000+ images. Not sure what is not working for me. 

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As I audit my photos for the year I am faced with the reality that this is not sustainable.

 

I had 3 October sales averaging 3.95. Submitted approximately another 100 photos but cannot justify keywording all of them right now.  The average for this month is not normal for me by any stretch so major changes have occurred. 

 

Here is to hoping all of you are doing much better than I did last month and this month (0 sales thus far in November).  I am currently numb to it and still processing what to do moving forward.  Like others have stated, many of us have lost interest.  For me, all interest.  I have lived around the world and just last month I had my storage containers from different places delivered to my current location.  Hundreds of thousands of photos but with the changes I cannot see going through them now.  Maybe in the future.  As for going out with the camera, I haven't since the changes went into effect and well before that because of the pandemic.  I have lost hope, interest, and faith that hard work pays off. 

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Terrible month. A couple of piddly $ sales.  To the UK, so maybe next year's DACS will help. 

 

Ironically, had an  RM image licensed in perpetuity while an RF image was licensed for 5 years. I'm just so sorry I bought into the RM is better concept since it keeps me from licensing them elsewhere. 

 

I get that microstock and the move to an RF model by competitors puts pressure on Alamy's licensing scheme, but it's just so discouraging. 

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12 hours ago, Marianne said:

Terrible month. A couple of piddly $ sales.  To the UK, so maybe next year's DACS will help. 

 

Ironically, had an  RM image licensed in perpetuity while an RF image was licensed for 5 years. I'm just so sorry I bought into the RM is better concept since it keeps me from licensing them elsewhere. 

 

I get that microstock and the move to an RF model by competitors puts pressure on Alamy's licensing scheme, but it's just so discouraging. 

I personally think that the point of difference between Alamy and the others is that they have been known for their editorial photos which most are photos that cannot be retaken as they are taken at certain points in time.  As they move to compete with microstock they are going to lose their identity.  I think the other sites are pretty well established in terms of the types of photos they offer and Alamy used to be known for their editorial photos.  attracted both buyers and contributors who want this type of photography.  If they turn to the RF model what is going to stop the other sites from stepping in and grabbing a higher share of the editorial photography market.  As we know, it is their company thus it is up to each of us contributors to decide where, and if, we fit into the established micro model which can be found in more established RF focused sites.

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