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Hello all J,

 

I am submitting to Alamy but also microstocks.

 

First of all microstock relies also on editorial. Actually now a very important stream. From 7 micro agencies i deliver 6 have a large editorial collection. And it are the same kind of editorial as here on Alamy.

 

To give some experience about price differences. The comment of saying that micro is cheaper is for a part misleading. You also have to check what you get from the license. An Alamy RF license in general has for example a much higher print run limit then a standard micro license. If you need the same license as on Alamy you will need an extented license what is often even more expensive there.

 

I got recently a situation that i encounter few times. Got a abo sale on large microstock agency. Very small amount but also very limited license. The same image sold the next day on Alamy for 189 dollars brutto. It can not be a coincidence since the sale happened in the same country so i can conclude it is from the same customer. I checked on the micro agency how much the same licencse would cost and i came to an amount of 210 dollars. I think here the customer bought the „simple“ license first to test and be sure and bought the extended one on Alamy since it is cheaper. As you see the otherway happens also that micro customer buys on Alamy instead. It depends on the use of course. Images for an article i would guess for most the micro agency is cheaper since they are customized for this kind of use and therefore pay less.

 

Mirco

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Goede middag Phillipe,

 

I am not changing sides. I am just on multiple places. Tried out some directions. We are not living forever. I just dont know what is more important now... changing the underwear or sides???? :blink:

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On 17/03/2017 at 09:26, GS-Images said:

I agree with most the points regarding Microstock and other things. I don't agree that you have to have huge numbers of images though. Of course the more you have, the more likely to sell. You can have a small port though and still have regular sales, and new members shouldn't be put off by the huge number of images available here.

 

I only have about 2500 images at Alamy, and have uploaded 5000 in total since I started here. I've removed most the rubbish, and what remains is fairly good and of mixed stuff that's keyworded well.

 

I've had a payment from Alamy every month since August 2016. If that isn't evidence that a small port can do well, I don't know what is. You just need to do a good job and take topical images, do lots of concepts that stand out, and be imaginative but accurate with tags.

 

Geoff.

Hi Geoff,

I came across this old thread from a link Wim posted earlier and began stalking your port!!.. as you said this "I've had a payment from Alamy every month since August 2016".

I am still on a mad hunt for figuring out this algorithm and so, I picked at least 10 random photos of yours and am intrigued. They turn mostly on page 1 sometimes out of 100,000 photos. So I am happily confident that you have something figured out. I assume you have a 3 star ranking?

 

Can I pick your brains for keyword, caption tips please?

 

Thanks

Elaine

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1 hour ago, efk11 said:

Hi Geoff,

I came across this old thread from a link Wim posted earlier and began stalking your port!!.. as you said this "I've had a payment from Alamy every month since August 2016".

I am still on a mad hunt for figuring out this algorithm and so, I picked at least 10 random photos of yours and am intrigued. They turn mostly on page 1 sometimes out of 100,000 photos. So I am happily confident that you have something figured out. I assume you have a 3 star ranking?

 

Can I pick your brains for keyword, caption tips please?

 

Thanks

Elaine

 

I think Geoff is taking a bit of a break form the forums... you might be in for a bit of a wait I'm afraid.

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Thank you.

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16 hours ago, Matt Ashmore said:

 

I think Geoff is taking a bit of a break form the forums... you might be in for a bit of a wait I'm afraid.

 

I do not think you will ever see Geoff back on the forums.

 

Allan

 

 

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I do not think you will ever see Geoff back on the forums.

 

Alamy forum is like Hotel California, "you can checkout anytime you like, but you can never leave!"

 

He'll be back soon as we have a friendly wager on who will get to 10k images first. 

 

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2 hours ago, Brasilnut said:

 

Alamy forum is like Hotel California, "you can checkout anytime you like, but you can never leave!"

 

He'll be back soon as we have a friendly wager on who will get to 10k images first. 

 

Care to make the same wager with me too? 😀

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6 hours ago, Brasilnut said:

 

Alamy forum is like Hotel California, "you can checkout anytime you like, but you can never leave!"

 

He'll be back soon as we have a friendly wager on who will get to 10k images first. 

 

 

 Geoff is ahead of you with 6359 images.

 

Allan

 

 

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> Hotel California

What if he started selling after quitting here?

;-)

 

wim

 

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 Geoff is ahead of you with 6359 images.

 

Goes to show that spending too much time on this forum harms productivity!

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Is there a facility where I can message Geoff directly ? thanks :(

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15 minutes ago, efk11 said:

Is there a facility where I can message Geoff directly ? thanks :(

No.

Alamy stopped PMs here a few months ago .

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On 14/01/2018 at 13:53, Brasilnut said:

 

Goes to show that spending too much time on this forum harms productivity!

 

I'm with you there.

 

Allan

 

 

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