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I'm curious about just how large different contributors' ports were when they made their first sales on Alamy. I keep hearing that you need a huge number of images before you can make any sales on this platform. And I guess that's mostly true. For me, I had accumulated 113 photos after several months when I made my first sale here. 

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You cannot really compare. But I may have had about the same number of images on Alamy at the time - in January 2010. An editorial image of a demonstration at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen December 2009. Magazine, print only, duration  one month. The total number of images on Alamy was a fraction - and the contributor percentage was 60% of $245 - which was closer to an average price than a high price at the time.

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I joined Alamy on 18 April 2006 and had my first sale almost exactly one year later on 19 April 2007, for $152.50. At that time I had the grand total of 15 images on sale.

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First licences......Back in early 2005, after 5 months and 50 or so photos in the library, I then had two in a month. An $85 and a $350. But that was then, this is now...

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I'm still relatively new here.

 

I started uploading in July 2016 and had my first sale with around 200 images in my portfolio in January 2017. It was for a nice $120 and was a good motivator to continue. :)

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3 months, about 500.

When the same image sold again for the same licence in the same paper 4 years later, the price had fallen 65%.

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Made first sale 18th Feb 2011 with 481 images up.

 

Allan

 

 

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From memory I think I had 60 photos up for sale, but it took a while, about a year, after joining.

 

From the database, my first 4 sales were for $42,  $320,  $400,  $341 - those were the days!

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First sale in Sept 2008 with 266 images uploaded from Jan 2007 - so 19 months until my first sale!!!

 

John.

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1 hour ago, Stokie said:

First sale in Sept 2008 with 266 images uploaded from Jan 2007 - so 19 months until my first sale!!!

 

John.

 

I can beat that John, it was 26 months to my first sale from joining.:wacko:

 

Allan

 

 

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Ten months and 650 images online before the first sale, which was refunded, then sold again.

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