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I'd like to sell my alamy archive of over 400 images which since 2008 has produced over $5000 in sales. I would be willing to discuss how much.

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Thanks, but no thanks. Interesting concept though. 

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Hi Pixiebully

 

I'm not in a position to buy your stock but looking through your portfolio and keywords has certainly given me food for thought.

 

Good luck with your sale.

 

John

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Hi Pixiebully

 

I'm not in a position to buy your stock but looking through your portfolio and keywords has certainly given me food for thought.

 

Good luck with your sale.

 

John

 

Kind of what I thought earlier. I mean no offence when I say this, but Pixiebully, you've kind of just told us how to make $5000 from this type of stock. Not that I would do it. 

 

Is this sort of thing allowed on Alamy anyway? 

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I think if i was going to take a serious punt at this (which i am not), I would only be interested in buying the images that have given you your best return 

over the 5 year period. At the same time i would have to take into account the drop in prices and the 50/50 Alamy cut that is now active, which would probably

end up with quite a low valuation on your portfolio. I think you would be better leaving it active and adding more images.

 

 

Regards

Craig

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I would be willing to discuss how much.

 

How much?

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I'll start the bidding. 5p...

Is that per image John?

 

Regards

Craig

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I'll start the bidding. 5p...

 

Just looked at what is on offer. My bid 2.5p...(the lot)

 

Allan

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"Just looked at what is on offer. My bid 2.5p...(the lot)"

 

Allan, that sounds suspiciously like "Novel Use."

 

Pixelbully, why not just keep the images where they are and let them continue generating some income? They seem to be doing quite well. There are probably plenty of other abandoned collections on Alamy still making money for their absentee parents.

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If the figures are correct, you can simply apply the standard formula for selling a business - between 2.5 and 3X net annual earnings. So if you have made $1000 a year from the collection, it has a value of around $2500-3000 - but that would require projected earnings to be continued for a reasonable period (most businesses are based on an assumption of growth or long-term viability). Stock collections tend to rely on some element of fresh input.

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Hey, I don't like to diss anyones's work, but are you by any chance having a laugh? 5 grand? sorry........

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Hey, I don't like to diss anyones's work, but are you by any chance having a laugh? 5 grand? sorry........

It doesn't seem at all improbable to me. The Banksy pics, the flags with data streams, the crime charts, for sale and sold boards -  all look like targeted stock.

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Based on how well my Alamy sales are going compared to all my other platforms I could only offer $100. If they were on a different platform I'd be open to negotiation

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Interesting thought.

 

How much did the archive generate over the last 12 months?

 

Are you selling with full transfer of copyright?

 

Assume that the $5,000 is gross turnover.

 

A few more details would be helpful.

 

 

dov

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I wondering how to legally transfer cpoyright. It presumably requires some sort of agreement to be written up. How much would that cost?

 

Edit: BTW I'm not the OP. Just interested in how this works. If it cost a couple of hundred dollars to legally transfer I think that would be a significant fraction of the going price. IMO

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Hi

 

I'd like to sell my alamy archive of over 400 images which since 2008 has produced over $5000 in sales. I would be willing to discuss how much.

 

A small portfolio with many similars, a few locations, mostly london, it would be very easy to replicate this entire collection, sounds like the whole things a joke.. (why am I wasting my time even answering ?)

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Hi

I'd like to sell my alamy archive of over 400 images which since 2008 has produced over $5000 in sales. I would be willing to discuss how much.[/size]

 

A small portfolio with many similars, a few locations, mostly london, it would be very easy to replicate this entire collection, sounds like the whole things a joke.. (why am I wasting my time even answering ?)

I have to agree on your analysis Gary.

 

But, in case the poster is serious, then some serious additional information is needed to seek any bids. As far as how to legally transfer copyright goes, it should be a fairly simple agreement so see a solicitor to word it for you. It should only cost you a couple of hundred dollars or so. Your challenge is to see if you are likely to get bids that leave you with some return. In other words, do you really think it is worthwhile given the size of the portfolio?

 

Sorry if this seems such a negative post, but you asked for input, so that is an opinion.

 

Ken

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Hey all - what an amazing amount replies.

Firstly, thanks for the good advice from the majority of you, it has raised the debate though, of the transferring of ownership - one which i think is a little too complicated for me. My only reason for wanting to sell is because the place I work now is a little strict about other income and I don't want for the income from Alamy to become a conflict of interest. (I work as a photo editor).

The majority of the stuff in the collection as you say is 'reactive stock' - I'm not a great photographer but from working for 10 years in the national press (where I first heard of Alamy) You get a feel for the stuff that people want - Alamy isn't a place a photo editor FIRST comes for great travel, news etc - you go to Alamy for the stuff that no one else has - for cutouts and montages, for the photo of the letterbox, street sign or pub garden.

Interesting thoughts about my work though - ill go check your stuff out

thanks all

 

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What are the main reasons you would not FIRST go to Alamy? I know News is a new thing at Alamy, so I can see why regarding News, but would be interested to hear about the other types of photography.

 

Since you are a photo editor, it would be interesting to get your view. Most of my sales come from photos of places that are not commonly available, so you are spot on there.

 

I realize that this is a bit off topic.

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Hey all - what an amazing amount replies.

 

Firstly, thanks for the good advice from the majority of you, it has raised the debate though, of the transferring of ownership - one which i think is a little too complicated for me. My only reason for wanting to sell is because the place I work now is a little strict about other income and I don't want for the income from Alamy to become a conflict of interest. (I work as a photo editor).

 

The majority of the stuff in the collection as you say is 'reactive stock' - I'm not a great photographer but from working for 10 years in the national press (where I first heard of Alamy) You get a feel for the stuff that people want - Alamy isn't a place a photo editor FIRST comes for great travel, news etc - you go to Alamy for the stuff that no one else has - for cutouts and montages, for the photo of the letterbox, street sign or pub garden.

 

Interesting thoughts about my work though - ill go check your stuff out

 

thanks all

 

 

Interesting the part about Alamy not being the first place you go to, but its where you look for the stuff other people haven't got.

 

Sounds like Alamy gets people out of a hole, surely people are willing to pay a premium for specialist pictures than run of mill stuff. USP?

 

Just out of interest, mentioning no names, what sectors do you work in?

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Hey all - what an amazing amount replies.

 

Firstly, thanks for the good advice from the majority of you, it has raised the debate though, of the transferring of ownership - one which i think is a little too complicated for me. My only reason for wanting to sell is because the place I work now is a little strict about other income and I don't want for the income from Alamy to become a conflict of interest. (I work as a photo editor).

 

The majority of the stuff in the collection as you say is 'reactive stock' - I'm not a great photographer but from working for 10 years in the national press (where I first heard of Alamy) You get a feel for the stuff that people want - Alamy isn't a place a photo editor FIRST comes for great travel, news etc - you go to Alamy for the stuff that no one else has - for cutouts and montages, for the photo of the letterbox, street sign or pub garden.

 

Interesting thoughts about my work though - ill go check your stuff out

 

thanks all

 

 

 

 

An interesting perspective - thanks for that.

 

dov

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Just an observation, but does the OP's forum name say something?

 

Ken

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my thoughts too! but then, there are quite a few forum nom-de-plumes look dodgy where they seem to turn out OK. It's not a game I play or even begin to understand.

 

Robert

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Just an observation, but does the OP's forum name say something?

 

Ken

If you look at the avatar photo on the left - you can see what images the person has, so you can tell if that person is an Alamy member or not

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