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« Reply #125 on: April 24, 2018, 08:43 »
+9
Terrible month on 123RF as well, plus the fact that the review of editorial pictures has stopped almost 3 months ago... I'm starting to wonder if there's still somebody behind the website, or if rats are deserting the ship...


« Reply #126 on: April 26, 2018, 14:02 »
+4
Sales drop month by month.....soon be back to Level 1.
Guess that's what they want. :(

« Reply #127 on: April 27, 2018, 07:28 »
+1
Finally, it's official:

https://www.123rf.com/contrib_structure.php?utm_source=0418contributorannouncement&utm_medium=cta01&utm_campaign=EDM#contributorannouncement

I find this a complete disgrace since practically none of my sales follows their commission model. At 40% size L should yield 2.4 credits yet I get 1.236. Another L sale gets me 1.032. Size M should yield 1.6, I get 0.576 instead. I dare anyone to look through their sales and find one that reflects correctly their contributor level.
And btw another feature I have recently noticed: the majority of my portfolio is invisible in the search. No wonder sales have dried up

« Reply #128 on: April 28, 2018, 03:59 »
+6
In february I sent them two emails asking about commission changes. No response.
So I deleted my portfolio 10 days ago.. A week later I received 2 message saying that they apologize for late response and good news for contributors are coming...
I feel much better not contributing to this pitiful site.

« Reply #129 on: April 28, 2018, 04:23 »
+3
Terrible month on 123RF as well, plus the fact that the review of editorial pictures has stopped almost 3 months ago... I'm starting to wonder if there's still somebody behind the website, or if rats are deserting the ship...
I didn't realise my editorials are sitting in pending ;-). Don't suppose its lost me many $$. Gone from a reasonable middle tier earner to also ran for me. Though thats pretty true of all "middle tier" really.

« Reply #130 on: May 02, 2018, 06:41 »
+1
Terrible month on 123RF as well, plus the fact that the review of editorial pictures has stopped almost 3 months ago... I'm starting to wonder if there's still somebody behind the website, or if rats are deserting the ship...
I didn't realise my editorials are sitting in pending ;-). Don't suppose its lost me many $$. Gone from a reasonable middle tier earner to also ran for me. Though thats pretty true of all "middle tier" really.

Videos are even worse, they have not been reviewed for almost half of the year now.

« Reply #131 on: May 02, 2018, 11:44 »
+5
Deleted my pending editorials which had been sitting there since December. I stopped uploading anyway after their latest commission cuts and I'm just waiting for $5 to reach payout then it's goodbye 123rf. There clearly is no "good news for contributors" coming as they stated.

On a related note (which nobody has mentioned I think) their sister company - macro agency Inmagine has closed down as a separate site with buyers being re-directed to the Evo (premium) collection at 123rf. This might be another reason for low sales as Inmagine had a Value RF section populated with 123rf images. I have no idea how many sales came through that but it must have an effect - not all Inmagine buyers would just automatically start buying through 123 instead. Whether this move was cost cutting or streamlining is open to speculation.

« Reply #132 on: May 02, 2018, 14:51 »
+5
I pulled the plug on my content at the site last week.

« Reply #133 on: May 05, 2018, 08:54 »
+5
I stopped uploading months ago but after getting two sales for $0.15 and 0.17 yesterday (the $0.15 was for "super" resolution) whatever that means, I have decided to close my account if I ever reach payout again. which is very unlikely given the pathetic sales over the last year.

« Reply #134 on: May 05, 2018, 10:54 »
+7
I too have stopped uploading and am slowly removing images while waiting for the last $5 to go to my final payout. No point in feeding abusive crooks.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #135 on: May 10, 2018, 04:59 »
+5
123RF has become total crap. I even got kicked back a level because sales are dwindling. Not my fault, they are to blame for the lack of sales. All the while SS and FT/AS are going better than ever.

« Reply #136 on: May 10, 2018, 07:40 »
+1
My sales drops like crazy, about -60% -70% nowadays :( :(
hope everything will be okay

« Reply #137 on: May 10, 2018, 11:37 »
+3
I haven't heard any good news from them since before they decided to go with the credit scheme. They dropped me a level and moved into the "don't upload here anymore" camp. I think I get the lowest for sub sales there now. They might move into the "remove images" camp soon.

« Reply #138 on: May 10, 2018, 14:29 »
+1
My sales drops like crazy, about -60% -70% nowadays :( :(
hope everything will be okay

To paraphrase Winston Churchill

A microstocker is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.  ;D

« Reply #139 on: May 11, 2018, 09:22 »
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« Reply #140 on: May 11, 2018, 09:52 »
0
Just got this email:

Dear 123RF Footage Contributors,
 
Effective June 1st, 2018, we will be unifying tiers 1, 2 and 3 under the
new footage pricing structure, thus saving you the hassle of deciding on a price
for every footage file you upload onto 123RF.com.

This new implementation will also eliminate any confusion that our clients may have in the past about complicated pricing, and facilitate in faster and better decisions when it comes to purchasing your footage.
 
Check out 123RFs NEW FOOTAGE PRICING STRUCTURE below :

 
IMPORTANT: Let us know if you want to be included in the new pricing structure by May 15, 2018.
Your consent and understanding is important for us to continue our collaboration in the long run
.

« Reply #141 on: May 11, 2018, 10:11 »
+1
So what was the good news that was supposed to be announced? Not being sarcastic. I just don't remember seeing what the whole deal was other than new levels.

« Reply #142 on: May 12, 2018, 01:55 »
+1
what? I just had a sale for 15 cents for a large file download!!

Thats just disgusting. 

« Reply #143 on: June 28, 2018, 08:14 »
+1
The commissions reducing is disgusting indeed but for the past 3 months,
tons of my images won't show up in the search.
It didn't matter if I tried 2-3 keywords or the whole title, zero results :|

Sales tanked badly and coupled with the lower commissions, the recipe for disaster was completed. :(
I contacted the support and they're "working" on it, that was 2 months ago.
Pure bs agency, next step is deleting my account :|


« Reply #144 on: June 28, 2018, 17:25 »
0
They've even stopped reviewing my pics, about 80 going back at least a month. On the bright side I had 3 sales this month for a total of $1.73.

« Reply #145 on: June 28, 2018, 18:58 »
+3
Let's face the truth. 123 is struggling and needed to find a way to claw back royalties, Period. There never was/is any "grand plan" just there never was a grand plan when they went to the RC system, like Istock's many "we expect your sales to grow" lies.


 

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