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« Reply #175 on: January 01, 2015, 04:51 »
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This garbage is getting way out of control. Really frustrated with these partner programs and API distributions recently.

I'd say this is the single most damaging practice going on in stock today. It's also the biggest motivating factor in my goal for the year of starting to expand my work outside of microstock. Forget the pricing "race to the bottom", 15-20% royalties, even the getty embeded viewer, I think this right here is where it's at when we're talking about industry killers. These programs have already proven to be capable of reducing our royalty percentages to single-digit figures. Not to mention what other nefarious things could be going on, like sales going completely unreported (which I suspect is highly likely).

Oh yeah...sales going completely unreported!
Time for BOYCOTT?


« Reply #176 on: March 30, 2015, 03:51 »
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I'm not sure if I added it before but you can add Rusmediabank to 123RF distrib.

« Reply #177 on: September 14, 2015, 14:00 »
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Can someone please explain me how this partner programs works?

« Reply #178 on: September 14, 2015, 15:04 »
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Can someone please explain me how this partner programs works?

Agencies do deals with companies that want to offer stock images but don't have any relationship with suppliers (i.e. us). They offer their library and there's a split of the money the buyer pays between the partner/distributor company and the agency that accepted our uploads.

Some agencies share the money they receive from the parter according to their royalty schedule. Alamy's like that. Buyer pays distributor $150; distributor pays Alamy $90; Alamy pays contributor 50%, same as always, but it's 50% of $90 ($45) not 50% of what the buyer paid ($75).

Some agencies (like Veer) pay you a fixed amount per download regardless of what the partner charged the buyer, which is sometimes a lot more than the price paid via Veer. Veer also won't give contributors a list of the companies they partner with or let contributors opt out of partner sales  (why I left Veer. IMO it's a terrible arrangement for contributors).

Some, at least until they get caught (Deposit Photos) let a distributor pay a subscription price (and give the contributor a subscription royalty) and the distributor charges a substantial credit price, pocketing a huge amount for themselves.

One of the scenarios that seems too bizarre to be real was where 123rf had its own parent company, Inmagine, hosting images as a "partner" site - they had some claim that it was because of the way the two businesses were structured. Bottom line is they got to keep more of the buyer's money and pay us less. They do at least let you opt out (which I did).

Some agencies, like Dreamstime, handle the partnership arrangements via an API that's live - if you opt out of partnership sales, your images are immediately removed from sales with their partners. Some agencies take up to 90 days to remove images after you opt out. Alamy only lets you opt out once a year (in April, I think).

There are virtually no rules - the agencies make up whatever terms they like. They'll tell you it'll increase your sales, but in the internet age, it's hard to fathom why this practice continues other than to siphon off some of the money a buyer pays to a business that does virtually nothing to earn what they keep. In the case of Alamy, they get 40% of what the buyer pays and the contributor gets only 30%.  I'm guessing, but we never get to see these deals in detail, that if there are fees paid to the agency we upload to as part of the creation of the deal, contributors see no part of that money (as it's not a sale of an image license, just a fee for a deal).


« Reply #179 on: September 18, 2015, 16:58 »
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Hello ... im new here can some one do me favor and discuss how this work? i really interested in increasing my revenue 

« Reply #180 on: September 18, 2015, 17:07 »
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Hello ... im new here can some one do me favor and discuss how this work? i really interested in increasing my revenue

Jo Ann just explained it. You don't have to do anything, the agencies do all the dirty work for you.

« Reply #181 on: September 25, 2015, 04:36 »
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canstockphoto--> Agefotostock
Depositphoto-->  Glowimages

Maybe we all togehter should update this great thread?

« Reply #182 on: November 09, 2015, 09:27 »
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Depositphoto --> Photogenica.pl

« Reply #183 on: February 27, 2016, 01:46 »
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good job.

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