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37 minutes ago, Phil Crean said:

Here's an interesting comparison with a UK based POD:

"In the last 365 days we have paid out £180,155.49 in commissions, with 8,208 sales"

That = 21.95 Average Commission per sale in the last year!

 

Phil

 

 

On the flip side, that is only 157 sales per day total across several thousand of their contributors. A few people make regular sales, but not many. I don't think it's an undiscovered pot of gold waiting at the end of a rainbow.

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21 minutes ago, Joseph Clemson said:

 

On the flip side, that is only 157 sales per day total across several thousand of their contributors. A few people make regular sales, but not many. I don't think it's an undiscovered pot of gold waiting at the end of a rainbow.

I wasn't suggesting that it was a pot of gold! Just pointing out that better averages are possible.

And suggesting that Alamy are possibly not getting the best that they could especially in the area of PU usages!

Phil

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Yup! I have had four sales to date with that POD site for an average of £19/sale. Joined them Christmas last year.

 

Only 344 pictures with them too. Not put any photos with them for some time now. Must get going again.

 

Allan

 

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Joined late 2008 and nothing till 2011 then.

 

               Gross average/image

2011            $36.81

2012           $23.56

2013           $68.72

2014           $46.67

2015           $45.71

2016           $39.76

2017           $20.15

2018          $21.03

2019          $21.64

2020         $36.68

2021          $19.74

 

Allan

 

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3 hours ago, wiskerke said:

 

Also an interesting number.

So mine is $52.69

This year however: $30

And this (admittedly pretty good) month: $26.65 which is almost 50%: 50.58 % to be precise.

All gross.

 

wim

My average this year, 2021, is $34.26. so lower than my all-time average of $40.48.

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On 26/11/2021 at 22:45, geogphotos said:

If the mean sale fee is being maintained at $30 over the last few years then I can't see any point in offering bulk sales for 18 cents. 

 

And.. where did the sudden pressure to reduce the commission paid to contributors from 50 to 40% come from...

 

Mark

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Year   Sales  Revenue*   Average $

2015   1       56              56

2016   10     503            50

2017   14     344            25

2018   51     1046          21

2019   51     774            15

2020   69     855            12

2021   93     1679          18

 

*Gross revenue

Aside from commission, stats are improving this year for me...

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11 hours ago, M.Chapman said:

 

And.. where did the sudden pressure to reduce the commission paid to contributors from 50 to 40% come from...

 

Mark

 

The Board of Directors!!

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2 hours ago, geogphotos said:

 

The Board of Directors!!

 

Yes they wanted to bring Alamy contributors in line with other agencies.🙄

 

Allan

 

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Here is my per sale average over the years. Not what used to be, but still holding well compared to others. Total average of my entire alamy "career" = $66.67, exactly 2/3 of a Benjamin. 😎

 

Year Average
2008 $200.33
2009 $166.25
2010 $175.75
2011 $115.07
2012 $93.41
2013 $104.41
2014 $97.04
2015 $93.38
2016 $66.63
2017 $69.00
2018 $54.37
2019 $47.40
2020 $46.29
2021 $46.74
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High $111 (2011), low $24 (last year), this year $32, lifetime (since 2009) $42. Till this year it had been declining about 15-20%/year since 2014.

I am now pretty much ignoring my income from Alamy as it is down to 15% of turnover. It occasionally pays for a small beano.

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Year     Average

2007    $0

2008    $36

2009    $90

2010    $59

2011    $41

2012    $35

2013    $41

2014    $50

2015    $49

2016    $24

2017    $24

2018    $28

2019    $25

2020    $26

2021    $18

 

Lifetime average $30

 

John.

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its interesting isnt it - ive only looked at my most recent years, 

 

21 year to date          $ 30.75

2020                           $ 15.10- record year for number of sales but so many low ones

2019                           $ 25.40

2018                            $25.56

2017                            $ 36.13

2016                            $ 35.10

 

my expectation going forwards is holding an average gross of $30 is the best i can expect- hence why my uploads have declined somewhat

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