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One sale for $117 gross. I seem to be getting off to a rather slow start, but it's probably never to late to learn patience.

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One pattern I have been noticing for months is the growing percentage of sales I am getting from recently-taken images.

A disproportionate amount of money is coming from the images I have taken in the last 12-18 months.

Is this the market or Alamy's search engine? I don't know, but I think the best way to get new sales is to upload new images.

 

I think so.  I mainly use Alamy to license old material that still has saleability.  The ratio of sales to numbers has been good (considering the age of many of the images) and my ranking was ok as far as I could tell - bhz somewhere on page 1 most of the time, if that means anything.  A few rankings back, my bhz image disappeared.  I searched back a few pages and couldn't find it.  Eventually I replaced it with a much more recent image and it not only appeared on page 1 but its position was improved.  I experimented with a few more images, old and new, and got the same result.  I had planned to digitize quite a lot of old material, but won't bother now - a good result really, since now I haven't got any excuse not to spend time on the lucrative activities, rather than getting lost down memory lane. And if I do continue to use Alamy I won't be basing anything on how my bhz or monthly pocket money is doing - probably just personal work here from now on.

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After a few better than average months, back to earth with a bump.

3 sales, total net $8.91. (Actually all repeat sales of the same pic).

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One pattern I have been noticing for months is the growing percentage of sales I am getting from recently-taken images.

A disproportionate amount of money is coming from the images I have taken in the last 12-18 months.

Is this the market or Alamy's search engine? I don't know, but I think the best way to get new sales is to upload new images.

 

Me too. I was accustomed to pix not selling till they'd been online for 6 months (though I never knew why); now I'm getting sales from recently uploaded pix. And I still don't know why...

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4 sales....1 refund...gross $432.18

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Only one, but a nice textbook sale.

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"all inside non-cover uses @$312-$625 net each, why they get that & Alamy doesn't, I don't know..."  JG

 

I've been getting book licenses in that range from one supplier, although on distribution - nothing like in your quantity though Jeff.  However it's in New York, it's edited, it's specialist, and books are their speciality.  I doubt if you would get those prices in the UK, even at a top specialist agency.  It's those damn crowd  sourcing sites that did the market in here.

 

No ... hang on ... thay are US based aren't they?  Aren't they?

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One piece of free advice - try to get lots of photos of unknown backbench politicians who nobody has heard of but who will be given big important jobs a year later after a leadership election.

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One pattern I have been noticing for months is the growing percentage of sales I am getting from recently-taken images.

A disproportionate amount of money is coming from the images I have taken in the last 12-18 months.

Is this the market or Alamy's search engine? I don't know, but I think the best way to get new sales is to upload new images.

 

Me too. I was accustomed to pix not selling till they'd been online for 6 months (though I never knew why); now I'm getting sales from recently uploaded pix. And I still don't know why...

 

 

I'm still finding that it is my older (and old) "bread and butter" images that are keeping me afloat on Alamy. Of the rest, however, recently uploaded images do seem more likely to be zoomed and licensed than ones that inhabit the great in-between. Perhaps this phenomenon has something to do with the "new" button. It must help buyers weed through the overwhelming number of images that come up in many search results.

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Musn't grumble. Well, I could, but I wont.

 

Let me do it for you, then! ;)

 

0 for $0

 

Really don't know what I'm doing here anymore.  Getting more from DACS than Alamy.

 

 

Hey, at least you're consistent. There's something to be said for that.

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One pattern I have been noticing for months is the growing percentage of sales I am getting from recently-taken images.

A disproportionate amount of money is coming from the images I have taken in the last 12-18 months.

Is this the market or Alamy's search engine? I don't know, but I think the best way to get new sales is to upload new images.

That would be a great pity because I would think that the way to make money on Alamy is the ''long tail'', on other words, images from the past continuing to sell in the future. If images nowadays are only selling for a couple of years or so, that would seriously reduce income in the long term. 

 

However, the 'stats breakdown for October images found' thread gives a bit more hope! 

 

Edit: where's that thread gone? Surely I didn't imagine it! 

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Second best month ever for volume with 11 for $296 gross after a very slow start to the month. By the 26th I only had 2 sales but a flurry of newspaper and other sales boosted to 11 by the end of the month. Income a little below average, due to the newspaper sales, as I have been averaging $40 per image.

 

Volume and revenue also overtaken last years figures, in fact revenue has gone up every year for each of the 8 years i've been with Alamy.

 

Zooms equalled best ever rolling monthly totals and CTR above average.

 

I haven't found that recently taken images are selling. I've uploaded 455 taken in 2015 and non of them have sold so far.

 

All in all i'm happy with Alamy.

 

John.

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Crawling back from black hole.  8 sales. So i am happy, however very small income per image.

 

Perry.

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Hi All

 

2 this month for $45.00.

 

Double the sales this year but half the revenue .

 

What has happened to the CTR since the new thumbnails mine is zero for October will this affect rank??

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14 sales

 

$573

 

Good

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1 sale but best month ever for zooms.  Just exceeded last year's revenue but then again, statistically speaking, my portfolio isn't exactly significant. Onwards...... :(

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I don't mean to sound negative, but judging from the monthly gross incomes being reported here, the average price per image (PPI) does appear to be declining (only $37 PPI for me in October).

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Seven images for $201, with four of those being 'live' images - an area I've particularly been aiming to build on.

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I don't mean to sound negative, but judging from the monthly gross incomes being reported here, the average price per image (PPI) does appear to be declining (only $37 PPI for me in October).

 

Us Forum people must be doing something wrong here..... Alamy state that the average licence fee is $90.

 

http://www.alamy.com/contributor/why-alamy/how-much-money-can-i-make/

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