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One of the bogus Personal Use I busted just coughed up. $210!!

It paid off to double-check if I could find it. Chuffed.

 

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Reached the $ 5,000 (gross) bar for the first time (with an average sales volume, meaning prices have gone up) and the month isn't even over yet  :)

Thanks Alamy  ;)

 

Cheers,

Philippe

Oh my, what I'd give to achieve that kind of monthly income from Alamy!

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1000 sales 

 

So after just over ten years with Alamy I've just had my 1000 sale.

​The royalties earned have more than payed off my small mortgage that I took out ten years ago to fix up my new house, thanks Alamy.

 

For those starting out, I think this way...I don't believe you need tens of thousands of images to get a regular income.

Too many people keep on about the numbers, it's not the quantity it's all about the quality. I don't upload tons of similars, just the best shot from a shoot.

I recall Alan Capel saying you can earn just as much with a tightly edited collection of 200 images as with 2000 of soso quality.

I'm from far the best photographer here, but after 10 years I do know what sells.

I try to keep my small portfolio tightly edited, I only upload if that image has a chance to compete with what's already available.

 

 

Tony

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Very impressive, Tony, and such good advice. I took a quick look and all your images are quality images. I'm sure you are right that it has paid off to edit your images very tightly.

 

Paulette

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Very impressive, Tony, and such good advice. I took a quick look and all your images are quality images. I'm sure you are right that it has paid off to edit your images very tightly.

 

Paulette

 

Hi Paulette many thanks

 

I see you like your animals!

And you're not fallen into the trap of uploading loads of similars.

Hope you make lots of sales

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A sale came in today that nudged me over the $60K total gross earnings bar. It took me more than eight years. I've always been a slow earner. B)

 

Merci beaucoup, Alamy.

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Not sure if you guys are inspiring me or depressing me. Hope I get to that point some day!! I apparently have no natural talent at anything, so everything I do seems to be a struggle. But I refuse to give up this photography thing. It's about the only passion in life I have left these days.

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Not sure if you guys are inspiring me or depressing me. Hope I get to that point some day!! I apparently have no natural talent at anything, so everything I do seems to be a struggle. But I refuse to give up this photography thing. It's about the only passion in life I have left these days.

 

Don't fret Carl it's early days yet, your passion will help, just get out and take photos wherever you can.

It took me years to get the hang of it, especially photoshop, which I'm still learning!

I can honestly say I've never ever taken a photograph that I'm 100% happy with. 

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A sale this morning makes my 2016 volume total a record high. Revenue, however........er.......I'll keep it positive.

 

Steven

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Just had a sale drop in for $52, not a lot, but it keeps me enthused and wanting to do more.  What's even better is, the picture was essentially a snap/grab shot with no planning involved at all!  I'm feeling great!!! :D

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I can honestly say I've never ever taken a photograph that I'm 100% happy with. 

 

As long as the buyers are, I'm not too fussed.

It doesn't have to be 100%, just enough to pay up.

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I can honestly say I've never ever taken a photograph that I'm 100% happy with. 

 

As long as the buyers are, I'm not too fussed.

It doesn't have to be 100%, just enough to pay up.

 

 

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

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I can honestly say I've never ever taken a photograph that I'm 100% happy with. 

 

As long as the buyers are, I'm not too fussed.

It doesn't have to be 100%, just enough to pay up.

 

 

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

That's a relief, I take that many a year.

Hang on though, it took me 20 years to take the first 10,000...............

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For the first time (that I can remember), my Alamy account balance is over $1,000. It looks rather nice! And with over $650 cleared, I'll get a nice pre-Xmas payment.

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Perhaps now so impressive, but still a positive result for me: after being an Alamy member for 1 year + 1 month (and starting to lose hope), I've got my first sale! $20 is not much, but still better than $0 :-)

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Perhaps now so impressive, but still a positive result for me: after being an Alamy member for 1 year + 1 month (and starting to lose hope), I've got my first sale! $20 is not much, but still better than $0 :-)

 

For being 1 year and having 256 images having first sale is good result.

 

Mirco

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Perhaps now so impressive, but still a positive result for me: after being an Alamy member for 1 year + 1 month (and starting to lose hope), I've got my first sale! $20 is not much, but still better than $0 :-)

Congratulations, that's fabulous news! My first sale came after 4 months and a couple of hundred images, and was for a measly $10.68, but it was still a sale and I was thrilled! Hopefully your sale will encourage you to shoot more stock, upload it and achieve more sales! Well done again.

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Just doubled my 2015 sales for 2016.
Gross income just $50 away from doubling also.
Very happy.
Things have grown nicely over the past three years.
Thankyou Alamy

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Perhaps now so impressive, but still a positive result for me: after being an Alamy member for 1 year + 1 month (and starting to lose hope), I've got my first sale! $20 is not much, but still better than $0 :-)

 

For being 1 year and having 256 images having first sale is good result.

 

Mirco

 

Oh, yes - I've noticed that already!

Borys

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Perhaps now so impressive, but still a positive result for me: after being an Alamy member for 1 year + 1 month (and starting to lose hope), I've got my first sale! $20 is not much, but still better than $0 :-)

Congratulations, that's fabulous news! My first sale came after 4 months and a couple of hundred images, and was for a measly $10.68, but it was still a sale and I was thrilled! Hopefully your sale will encourage you to shoot more stock, upload it and achieve more sales! Well done again.

 

Thanks! Indeed, that is the best incentive.

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For the first time (that I can remember), my Alamy account balance is over $1,000. It looks rather nice! And with over $650 cleared, I'll get a nice pre-Xmas payment.

 

I hope I get there one day!!  :)

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WOW! My first sale!! RM, 85$ gross, Educational book :)

Very happy with this, keep uploading...

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My first $100+ sale in over two months popped up today. Whoopee!

 

P.S. Actually, make that "Hallelujah!"

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