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« on: June 22, 2017, 14:43 »
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Today I received a nice surprise check  from Getty.  I have not uploaded there almost a year. (Istock).  Anyone else received funds from I stock today?


ShadySue

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 15:11 »
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Yes, the regular monthly payment.

« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 00:45 »
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Not a surprise for me and not all that pleasant.  Half what I made this time last year and about 1/8 what I averaged on IS per month in the good old days.  :'(

« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 00:46 »
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Yep!  I had counted them out and left them for dead and then I recieve one of the largest payouts in 12 years time! into a 5-figure amount. Guess I start uploading again there.
Could it be that they somehow are staggering back and its weakening SS who according to lots of fairly big contributors in their own forum is just terrible. I dont know but something is cooking.

« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 00:55 »
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Yep!  I had counted them out and left them for dead and then I recieve one of the largest payouts in 12 years time! into a 5-figure amount. Guess I start uploading again there.
Could it be that they somehow are staggering back and its weakening SS who according to lots of fairly big contributors in their own forum is just terrible. I dont know but something is cooking.

Five figures? Meaning $10,000.00 or more???!!!!  For May.  From Getty/Istock.  Seriously???

« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 01:07 »
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Yep!  I had counted them out and left them for dead and then I recieve one of the largest payouts in 12 years time! into a 5-figure amount. Guess I start uploading again there.
Could it be that they somehow are staggering back and its weakening SS who according to lots of fairly big contributors in their own forum is just terrible. I dont know but something is cooking.

Five figures? Meaning $10,000.00 or more???!!!!  For May.  From Getty/Istock.  Seriously???
0.0001 is a five figures number too

« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 02:40 »
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Yep!  I had counted them out and left them for dead and then I recieve one of the largest payouts in 12 years time! into a 5-figure amount. Guess I start uploading again there.
Could it be that they somehow are staggering back and its weakening SS who according to lots of fairly big contributors in their own forum is just terrible. I dont know but something is cooking.

Five figures? Meaning $10,000.00 or more???!!!!  For May.  From Getty/Istock.  Seriously???

yes but I guess I had a bit of luck its obvious the same buyer downloaded 11 ELs etc and two huge  GI Rm sales. I helps.

« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2017, 07:52 »
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Yep!  I had counted them out and left them for dead and then I recieve one of the largest payouts in 12 years time! into a 5-figure amount. Guess I start uploading again there.
Could it be that they somehow are staggering back and its weakening SS who according to lots of fairly big contributors in their own forum is just terrible. I dont know but something is cooking.

Five figures? Meaning $10,000.00 or more???!!!!  For May.  From Getty/Istock.  Seriously???

yes but I guess I had a bit of luck its obvious the same buyer downloaded 11 ELs etc and two huge  GI Rm sales. I helps.

That's awesome. Congrats.

« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2017, 08:30 »
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Yep!  I had counted them out and left them for dead and then I recieve one of the largest payouts in 12 years time! into a 5-figure amount. Guess I start uploading again there.
Could it be that they somehow are staggering back and its weakening SS who according to lots of fairly big contributors in their own forum is just terrible. I dont know but something is cooking.

nice!

« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2017, 01:12 »
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Yep!  I had counted them out and left them for dead and then I recieve one of the largest payouts in 12 years time! into a 5-figure amount. Guess I start uploading again there.
Could it be that they somehow are staggering back and its weakening SS who according to lots of fairly big contributors in their own forum is just terrible. I dont know but something is cooking.

That's a great surprise. I haven't had one of those in a long time but I remeber my largest one with them long time ago close to 30k. Unfortunatelly all those magic vanished too quickly.
I hope that your thought of the weakening of SS could come true. On the contrary that the majority of the contributors here I blame SS to the rapid demise of the industry.....more so that the one that everybody points fingers at. Not that I want to defend Getty because I think they suck contributors blood everytime they can. But it was who SS implemented the ultra low subscriptions. Getty at least tried with Vetta/Agency, mantained RM, defended only credit sales, and had decent prices for a while till it was not more feasable with the breath of SS on their necks. Now we are in this crazy battle of ultra low prices where nobody wins but the customers.

The fact is that SS is loosing steam. Getty cannot get the content they want because the kind of content they want is not feasable anymore with those prices. Adobe is slowly crawling up in the game.....and all the others are lingering........ lets see how everything goes in the next future.......
« Last Edit: June 24, 2017, 01:18 by everest »

« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2017, 02:10 »
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Yep!  I had counted them out and left them for dead and then I recieve one of the largest payouts in 12 years time! into a 5-figure amount. Guess I start uploading again there.
Could it be that they somehow are staggering back and its weakening SS who according to lots of fairly big contributors in their own forum is just terrible. I dont know but something is cooking.

That's a great surprise. I haven't had one of those in a long time but I remeber my largest one with them long time ago close to 30k. Unfortunatelly all those magic vanished too quickly.
I hope that your thought of the weakening of SS could come true. On the contrary that the majority of the contributors here I blame SS to the rapid demise of the industry.....more so that the one that everybody points fingers at. Not that I want to defend Getty because I think they suck contributors blood everytime they can. But it was who SS implemented the ultra low subscriptions. Getty at least tried with Vetta/Agency, mantained RM, defended only credit sales, and had decent prices for a while till it was not more feasable with the breath of SS on their necks. Now we are in this crazy battle of ultra low prices where nobody wins but the customers.

The fact is that SS is loosing steam. Getty cannot get the content they want because the kind of content they want is not feasable anymore with those prices. Adobe is slowly crawling up in the game.....and all the others are lingering........ lets see how everything goes in the next future.......
I blame the "professionals" who flooded a marketplace intended for small players and amateurs with images......well actually I don't blame anyone anymore than I blame the moon for the tide coming in.

« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2017, 03:04 »
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Yep!  I had counted them out and left them for dead and then I recieve one of the largest payouts in 12 years time! into a 5-figure amount. Guess I start uploading again there.
Could it be that they somehow are staggering back and its weakening SS who according to lots of fairly big contributors in their own forum is just terrible. I dont know but something is cooking.

That's a great surprise. I haven't had one of those in a long time but I remeber my largest one with them long time ago close to 30k. Unfortunatelly all those magic vanished too quickly.
I hope that your thought of the weakening of SS could come true. On the contrary that the majority of the contributors here I blame SS to the rapid demise of the industry.....more so that the one that everybody points fingers at. Not that I want to defend Getty because I think they suck contributors blood everytime they can. But it was who SS implemented the ultra low subscriptions. Getty at least tried with Vetta/Agency, mantained RM, defended only credit sales, and had decent prices for a while till it was not more feasable with the breath of SS on their necks. Now we are in this crazy battle of ultra low prices where nobody wins but the customers.

The fact is that SS is loosing steam. Getty cannot get the content they want because the kind of content they want is not feasable anymore with those prices. Adobe is slowly crawling up in the game.....and all the others are lingering........ lets see how everything goes in the next future.......
I blame the "professionals" who flooded a marketplace intended for small players and amateurs with images......well actually I don't blame anyone anymore than I blame the moon for the tide coming in.
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Yes well if anyone is to blame its ourselves! we have showed we are like a pack of lemmings and showed them no matter what we come back for more. We all stood for it falling prices and less commissions and still came back for more. Surely they must look upon us like a bunch of imbeciles throwing us a bone or something and we chew!...haha! sounds crazy doesnt it. SS was the goodie two shoes for years but that was all on top and business is business I suppose. They have however a big part in the falling commissions and pricing.

« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2017, 03:12 »
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As far as I know the %age paid out by SS has remained the same. Its not really in their interest to force down prices any more than us....so I blame Capitalism and market forces ;-)

« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2017, 04:13 »
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As far as I know the %age paid out by SS has remained the same. Its not really in their interest to force down prices any more than us....so I blame Capitalism and market forces ;-)

True, market forces made what happened unavoidable.....sooner or later we would arrive at this point. In any case, pros are flooding the market now more than ever to stay just afloat and amateurs are making much less than they used to. This are the facts we all know.....tomorrow might be better for all of us.......I would say the odds are that it is going to be even tougher....

« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2017, 04:34 »
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As far as I know the %age paid out by SS has remained the same. Its not really in their interest to force down prices any more than us....so I blame Capitalism and market forces ;-)

True, market forces made what happened unavoidable.....sooner or later we would arrive at this point. In any case, pros are flooding the market now more than ever to stay just afloat and amateurs are making much less than they used to. This are the facts we all know.....tomorrow might be better for all of us.......I would say the odds are that it is going to be even tougher....
I don't see anything to improve things just a question if you can surf the wave of  decline profitably or come up with something innovative.

« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2017, 13:05 »
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Yep!  I had counted them out and left them for dead and then I recieve one of the largest payouts in 12 years time! into a 5-figure amount. Guess I start uploading again there.
Could it be that they somehow are staggering back and its weakening SS who according to lots of fairly big contributors in their own forum is just terrible. I dont know but something is cooking.

Five figures? Meaning $10,000.00 or more???!!!!  For May.  From Getty/Istock.  Seriously???

yes but I guess I had a bit of luck its obvious the same buyer downloaded 11 ELs etc and two huge  GI Rm sales. I helps.

Wow!  Congrats!

I think this is probably like finding a unicorn tho.  I don't think it's a sign things are turning around on IS in general.  Would love to be proven wrong...


 

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