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Following my best year ever last year and a solid 18 sales in January I have yet to make a single sale this month. Views are ok, zooms are down CTR is dire.

 

Anyone else struggling or is it just my turn for a bad month. I am aware that sales can be quite volatile at times but nothing after 2 weeks is almost unknown for me

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21 minutes ago, David eastley said:

Following my best year ever last year and a solid 18 sales in January I have yet to make a single sale this month. Views are ok, zooms are down CTR is dire.

 

Anyone else struggling or is it just my turn for a bad month. I am aware that sales can be quite volatile at times but nothing after 2 weeks is almost unknown for me

Zooms and CTR are well below normal (<.50) and sales a bit on the low side. Early days yet, don't want to be too pessimistic but ask me again in 10 days! ;-)

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Mine would be dire except for a known printed article in October, using 4 images from a set. Just now reported 4 months later when I was about to send an email inquiring about.
That said, the prices were dismal at $13 each, my share $5 something. For a set that easily illustrates a haunting article, I would think they’d have brought a higher amount.

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4 hours ago, David eastley said:

Anyone else struggling or is it just my turn for a bad month.

Hope everyone starts getting more sales soon Nothing since November last year for one picture for just over $5 gross Over $2 net but still have to get my own numbers up to be able to get more sales Feel like quitting 

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Sales numbers and zooms are on track this month but decidedly unexciting prices -- all in the $ to low $$ range so

far. I don't envy anyone just starting out. It's brutal out there. Good luck.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

I don't envy anyone just starting out. It's brutal out there. Good luck.

I am one of those people starting out for over a year and a half of uploading off and on I agree with you it is going to be rough 

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12 hours ago, David eastley said:

Following my best year ever last year and a solid 18 sales in January I have yet to make a single sale this month. Views are ok, zooms are down CTR is dire.

 

Anyone else struggling or is it just my turn for a bad month. I am aware that sales can be quite volatile at times but nothing after 2 weeks is almost unknown for me

David,

 

Feb 2022 has been slow for me, only three licenses as of 15/02...

 

Not too concerned, the last six months have been very good and last

year was the most licenses in my ten years, but fees are lower than I

would like to see.

 

Chuck

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Strange the way these things go. In 2020 and 2021 I had shockingly bad starts to the year but this year is numerically my best ever start with 12 to date (5 Jan, 7 Feb).

 

I didn't get to 12 until July last year.

 

It is almost pushing me to start uploading again.

 

At least until the next $0.89 sale comes in!

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I am struggling from lack of sales too. If this keeps up and I am demoted to 20% of income from my images I will have to remove my port from alamy as it will not be worth staying on.

 

Allan

 

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Things are slow with just one tiddler so far this month. Getting plenty of views and have noticed what may be a few promising zooms.

Only halfway through the month so staying optimistic for the time being.

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10 hours ago, Doc said:

So far in February sales numbers are acceptable but prices are not

 

Kumar

 

I get the impression that Alamy is increasingly wooing editorial websites with bulk deals. This is good in a way because it seems that images that have been lying around gathering dust are being looked at and licensed. However, prices are really low, in the $ and low $ categories for the most part.

 

 

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If live news licences remain at these tiny levels I can foresee some contributors maintaining their licence number of sales levels but by the end of the year falling under the $250 threshold. Dropping down to 20% its not even worth carrying on.  

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On 15/02/2022 at 07:04, David eastley said:

Following my best year ever last year and a solid 18 sales in January I have yet to make a single sale this month. Views are ok, zooms are down CTR is dire.

 

Anyone else struggling or is it just my turn for a bad month. I am aware that sales can be quite volatile at times but nothing after 2 weeks is almost unknown for me

My best year was in 2018. In spite of having 50% more images uploaded than I did then, my sales have dropped each year since. I've had 0 sales so far this year.

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Yes,  after a record year in 2021,  this year has, so far  gone badly, with low sales numbers combined  with  ridiculously low micro stock prices too!  

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On 15/02/2022 at 16:43, Alexander Hog said:

I am one of those people starting out for over a year and a half of uploading off and on I agree with you it is going to be rough 

Forgive me for a suggestion - just glanced at the first two pages of our portfolio and don’t think there is a single person in any of them. Empty streets mostly. Photos with people are, I think, more likely to be used editorially. Mind you….I don’t need the competition….😏

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1 hour ago, Sally said:

Forgive me for a suggestion - just glanced at the first two pages of our portfolio and don’t think there is a single person in any of them. Empty streets mostly. Photos with people are, I think, more likely to be used editorially. Mind you….I don’t need the competition….😏

 I don't really like shooting with people in the picture I have been shouted at in the past and some were deleted as they asked me to do I do agree with your suggestion There is some with people in the picture but are a distance away(but only a few)

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