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Only six RM licenses for $265, which was better than Jan. and Feb., but well below last year's averages.

 

The first quarter of 2015 was one of my worst on Alamy. Zooms remain healthy, though.

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Better than average in terms of sales and revenue. Chasing some unreported uses now. 

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7 Zooms, best month so far for them...

0 sales- gutted. 

Still so far 2015 is looking good. hopefully past zooms = April sales

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Four sales for $505 gross, a below average month. First time for long time, I didn't get a paycheck this month. Cleared sales didn't get over $75, due to poor sales in Jan and Feb. 

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17 for $369, good number (best to date) but relatively poor return per sale.

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No sales, few zooms.  Couple with the REF number, so hopefully those are future sales. I know of one sale not yet reported, but not counting that. I assume it will show up in April.

 

Jill

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3 sales for $69, so not great. But my consistent sellers over the last 6 months are nearing their sell by date, so I need to find something else to replace them!

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first since November, for just $22. Some spotted, waiting for them to appear so looking up.

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9 for $381.

 

Lowest $6.02 highest $165

 

Regards

Craig

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No sales in March.  However someone recently paid up and I'm getting an April payout.  Yay, it's been a while.

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No sales in March.  However someone recently paid up and I'm getting an April payout.  Yay, it's been a while.

 

The limping loonie helps too -- you'll get at least an extra 20% $ CAN when you convert.

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BME in terms of number of sales, 11...but 9 of them were for single digit prices (net)!! Didn't realize I was selling RM microstock. At least having sales may boost my rank to allow for some "real" sales.

 

Jamie

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17 sales but some low prices and a refund on a decent priced sale from feb.

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BME in terms of number of sales, 11...but 9 of them were for single digit prices (net)!! Didn't realize I was selling RM microstock. At least having sales may boost my rank to allow for some "real" sales.

 

Jamie

Unfortunately rank is also influenced by the value of sales so lots of little ones are better than nothing but not great.

 

Pearl

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Two sales for a total of $60, but increased zooms. Still pretty miserable.

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13 sales, most pretty small but boosted by one sale of $175 and another of a whopping $375!!! Haven't had a sale that big since the age of the dinosaurs...... :o) More please.........

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Out of hundreds of sales reported, only one half decent one of $375.  What happened to all those clients that Alamy wanted to attract via creative searches?  At this stage of the game sales of $500-$1500 should be occuring regularly in samples of this size.  That a lot of work is 'editorial' rather than 'commercial' is immaterial.  Images that are ostensibly editorial are used all the time in high end projects.

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March of 2015 was not good (1 license on Alamy). While I do not blame Alamy,  I've been with all the majors and

am still with one other.  I now make more in an hour as a working photographer (corporate) 

then I do from stock in a month.  Keep in mind that all the images that I have in stock are images

that I've already worked for or been paid to create.

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Out of hundreds of sales reported, only one half decent one of $375.  What happened to all those clients that Alamy wanted to attract via creative searches?  At this stage of the game sales of $500-$1500 should be occuring regularly in samples of this size.  That a lot of work is 'editorial' rather than 'commercial' is immaterial.  Images that are ostensibly editorial are used all the time in high end projects.

 

Good question, but I guess we have to consider that we only hear from a very small fraction of Alamy's 30K+ (or whatever it is now) contributors on this forum.

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March of 2015 was not good (1 license on Alamy). While I do not blame Alamy,  I've been with all the majors and

am still with one other.  I now make more in an hour as a working photographer (corporate) 

then I do from stock in a month.  Keep in mind that all the images that I have in stock are images

that I've already worked for or been paid to create.

Currently for stock, my ballpark figure per image is £100.  That's what I calculate I can earn under present conditions for new work, mainly still life, cgi or a mixture.  But that's not here.  I also do quite a lot of personal work where the options for monetising it are fairly open ended.  I don't have any ballpark figure for this, but see it as being very long-term as far as stock sales go.  Even with this kind of work, earnings per image are much higher than what I would expect at Alamy - last month had a sale for $1032.  In this respect Alamy isn't even a player as far as I am concerned.  So good news and bad news.  Good news: the differentials between self-assignment work and commissioned work aren't that great.  Bad news: Alamy is falling a long way behind the current industry leaders - big and small - in respect of potential photographer earnings.

 

And last month here? Two sales for a total of $19.44.  That's £6.50 net, enough to buy a bun and a cup of tea on my next trip.

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Some giant copyright sales for, 16450 bucks all in all, not too bad.

Alamy sales? Wow.

 

Nope!  private sales!  from my own humble little RM outlet.

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Forgive me if Im wrong but I was under the impression that this thread was for reporting Alamy sales, otherwise it's difficult for those of us without other outlets to get a perspective.

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Currently for stock, my ballpark figure per image is £100.  That's what I calculate I can earn under present conditions for new work, mainly still life, cgi or a mixture.  But that's not here.  I also do quite a lot of personal work where the options for monetising it are fairly open ended.  I don't have any ballpark figure for this, but see it as being very long-term as far as stock sales go.  Even with this kind of work, earnings per image are much higher than what I would expect at Alamy - last month had a sale for $1032.  In this respect Alamy isn't even a player as far as I am concerned.  So good news and bad news.  Good news: the differentials between self-assignment work and commissioned work aren't that great.  Bad news: Alamy is falling a long way behind the current industry leaders - big and small - in respect of potential photographer earnings.

 

And last month here? Two sales for a total of $19.44.  That's £6.50 net, enough to buy a bun and a cup of tea on my next trip.

 

 

Thought - for the sake of perspective - I would take the liberty of replying to my own post.  After all, quoting figures is an easy and somewhat lazy way to score a point.

 

In fact last month was the worst by a long way.  For example back in June had five sales including two textbooks.  I currently have 1294 images on sale (the other 117 marked for deletion with restrictions applied).   I haven't placed any new work for nearly a year and most of what I have here is pretty old.  So not too bad.

 

As far as I see it, Alamy is fine for assignment and other work etc already paid for.  As it is for newsy snaps.  But many photographers (like painters and composers a few centuries ago) now want to be independent producers rather than tradespeople, and a few stock agencies, alongside fine art galleries and specialist dealers, have been servicing this trend.  The crowd-sourcing model - whether Alamy, Shutterstock or FAA style - is never going achieve that for anyone.

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March was good 2 for $430, and the $250 one was highest in a while.  April starting good with 2 small ones. :)

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