Marianne Posted April 28, 2017 Share Posted April 28, 2017 With around 1,000 images I'm seeing >1 sale per 1,000 per month, and they have been a mix of tried and true past sellers as well as some rather obscure news/reportage images - all but one are places or events in the US (the odd one out being a concept image sold as PU). Best price was $95 to a German magazine for 3/4 page/5 years via a distributor, the rest have all been either PU or Powerpoint. $-wise I'm behind last year (about 33% of last year so 66% down) despite more sales number-wise., due to them mostly being PU/PP. I'm hopeful this will improve since my zooms have been excellent and I've had 1-2 photos out of 2-3 zooms for a few obscure parks and beaches in the US. I often sell this sort of thing both via Alamy and off my own (Photoshelter) website - and I think people look at Alamy & PS for those lovely travel photos of hard to find places, so I'm hopeful I'll see these sales pop up this summer. I found two such sales made via Alamy on a realtor website in Connecticut for a lovely but tiny town where I have the only images. They were sold around the same time as a California web designer approached me via my site for one of the same images for a local insurance agent. So having these little niches can be helpful, especially when a sleeply little town starts getting trendy. I used to get a fair number UK newspaper sales - mostly re-sales of the same images or similar images of more well known travel spots in the US with an occasional sale of one of my Scotland photos, but haven't in over a year. As I'm finally starting to recuperate from vertigo which started in November, and the weather has turned lovely, I hope I'll be motivated to shoot more and plan to give myself some processing/upload goals for my backlog. Right now, motivation is low, so I can sympathize with the OP, but if I don't double my portfolio by next year, I am afraid my earnings will not budge. 2016 was the first year earnings dipped (very slightly) instead of rising, and I know I need to "feed the beast" if I want them to rise in 2017. Too bad I've been unable to do anything for most of the past several months. A lot of catching up to do! Motivation also down due to the new system. Uploaded 2 photos (for the latest monthly challenge) and they've been processing for over 40 minutes. Doesn't bode well. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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