Michael Ventura

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just had a $160 sale drop in

its been awhile for me to get $$$ sale, so a nice start to December and hopefully finish with a bang :D

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I've just had a second sale reported this evening. Not a huge amount, but it reminds me why I do this, after the slap in the face today from Alamy. 

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A couple of sales yesterday took me to a new high regarding annual sales quantity. This exceeded last years 'record'. Income is another subject!!

 

Jim ;)

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Sticking to positive!!

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Two $100 + sales dropped in yesterday.  Good news in the midst of the gut punch news from Alamy yesterday. 

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On 05/12/2018 at 06:48, Avpics said:

I've just had a second sale reported this evening. Not a huge amount, but it reminds me why I do this, after the slap in the face today from Alamy. 

 

know what you mean- but also i do it for 50% and dont do it for 40%

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Two $175 sales invoiced today -- some good news midst the bad.

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I've finally finished reading all the posts in the 'commission changes' threads, (I expect a higher % as compensation for effort and time expended).

 

Too exhausted to actually post anything, though and long ago emptied my quiver (arrows). 

 

Off to solve Brexit now. Expect world peace imminently.

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Quite ironic really that with such bad news I've started off this month with 5 sales over the 7 days. Bitter sweet.

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9 minutes ago, Sultanpepa said:

Quite ironic really that with such bad news I've started off this month with 5 sales over the 7 days. Bitter sweet.

Yes, six in seven days here. Most consistent start to a month for a long time

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11 minutes ago, Avpics said:

Yes, six in seven days here. Most consistent start to a month for a long time

Would you say this may be deliberate? I have a suspicious mind.

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6 minutes ago, Sultanpepa said:

Would you say this may be deliberate? I have a suspicious mind.

I'm not sure how that would work bearing in mind customers need to buy the images

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1 hour ago, Sultanpepa said:

Quite ironic really that with such bad news I've started off this month with 5 sales over the 7 days. Bitter sweet.

 

Same for me

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9 hours ago, losdemas said:

I've finally finished reading all the posts in the 'commission changes' threads, (I expect a higher % as compensation for effort and time expended).

 

Too exhausted to actually post anything, though and long ago emptied my quiver (arrows). 

 

Off to solve Brexit now. Expect world peace imminently.

 

They're the inspiring words I've been wanting to read all along.

A doff of the cap to yer.

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1 hour ago, Sultanpepa said:

Quite ironic really that with such bad news I've started off this month with 5 sales over the 7 days. Bitter sweet.

 

Same here. 4 sales, including one for $250, which is the highest value sale I have made on Alamy. Glad to get that one in while still in the 50% zone!

 

Keith

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Hey where do I join this bonanza? November was good, but so far this month - nothing. Do I need to post on the I'm thinking of leaving threads?

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1 hour ago, Russell said:

Do I need to post on the I'm thinking of leaving threads?

 

No, I have posted very little....tho I am upset and sadden, like all the rest, but have 4 sales so far this month with 2 over $100 each!

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As I type, I'm getting a fancy new telephone pole installed in the back lane with all the new technology. In the next week or two, my internet provider will be upgrading my connection to fibre optics.

So now I can lose money in stock photography even faster! Pretty cool, eh?

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Another $$$ direct sale was invoiced today. That's three in a row. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. 

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1 hour ago, John Mitchell said:

Another $$$ direct sale was invoiced today. That's three in a row. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. 

 

Its been a pretty solid start of a month for me too!!  Two more sales today with one $$$!

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6 hours ago, Michael Ventura said:

 

Its been a pretty solid start of a month for me too!!  Two more sales today with one $$$!

 

Yes, it has been a solid month so far. Glad to hear you're continuing to do well.

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7 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

Another $$$ direct sale was invoiced today. That's three in a row. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. 

 

Nice to get these in before the 20% haircut!

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8 minutes ago, njene said:

 

Nice to get these in before the 20% haircut!

 

The thought did cross my mind...

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Just sold tonight a pic for $$$ RF. It has never been zoomed/sold here nor in the other big agencies where it's available.

This again let me think about the recurrent topic of not publishing pics here and in other agencies (competing against myself); it really seems that higher prices are not affecting an Alamy buyer who wants really buy an image here (may be don't have time to search elsewhere or don't have a sub plan on other agencies).

I believe that things will start to change in the next future since many of you exclusive contributors here are planning to upload to other agencies as well after Alamy commissions cut, am i right? (not the proper thread though)

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In other news..

My library photo is on the Alamy homepage!

Who would have thought?

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53 minutes ago, Rico said:

In other news..

My library photo is on the Alamy homepage!

Who would have thought?

 

Really good image, pity the layout person didn't like books.

And a pity it's still not clickable in any way. Nor is the Info button. No links.

This way the contributor doesn't really profit from it or at least it's pretty hard.

 

wim

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