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Brasilnut

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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2017, 05:08 »
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Thanks Brasilnut! I have already checked your website and it's really a gold mine on information about microstock... Congratulations!


Thanks :) I try to update it as much as I can.

Today I'll make a post about a new reality TV show who are calling for European photographers to apply for a new series. The show is called Master of Photography on Sky and have really enjoyed watching.

http://masterofphotography.tv/en/enter-now/

I'm going to apply and blog about it. Wish me luck!


« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2017, 05:18 »
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you should know about September sales only "in the month following", that is November...

That's correct. Next month I should receive a sales report, considering that my total net earnings were above GBP 100 (which I assume they would be or I'll be depressed) :)
Good luck! But guess you might be depressed... I joined Robert Harding recently like you and got my first report after last quarter. Half of the sales were for less than 1GBP... Not even 1 big sale. But heard big sales take longer to report, so still have some faith ;) Oh sales report came by traditional post together with a check, need to contact them to change my payout method...

« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2017, 07:25 »
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If your going exclusive, why wouldnt you prefer say, Stocksy over RH?
Or am I missing something obvious here?

« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2017, 07:29 »
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Yes, the obvious thing is to not go exclusive with anyone unless you have a unique, personal relationship with the site owners, meaning they will very actively promote your assets.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2017, 07:31 »
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If your going exclusive, why wouldnt you prefer say, Stocksy over RH?
Or am I missing something obvious here?

I would prefer Stocksy and have applied. Whether I'm accepted remains to be seen.

« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2017, 14:25 »
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you should know about September sales only "in the month following", that is November...

That's correct. Next month I should receive a sales report, considering that my total net earnings were above GBP 100 (which I assume they would be or I'll be depressed) :)
Good luck! But guess you might be depressed... I joined Robert Harding recently like you and got my first report after last quarter. Half of the sales were for less than 1GBP... Not even 1 big sale. But heard big sales take longer to report, so still have some faith ;) Oh sales report came by traditional post together with a check, need to contact them to change my payout method...

Well, sales for less than 1GBP are numbers of microstock. But at least in microstock you don't have to be exclusive. Also, if the minimum payout is GBP 100, could takes a very long way to reach it.
Anyway, it's strange because many pictures are selled on RH site in a price range for 70 to 590. Since the standard commission for contributors is 30%, you should at least earn 21. By maybe your sells are made by other agencies that marketed RH pictures (Alamy, Fotolia) and so there are other commissions...
I'm really looking to know about Brasilnut sales report... for sure I will not upload anything on RH to earn less than 1GBP!

« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2017, 17:48 »
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you should know about September sales only "in the month following", that is November...

That's correct. Next month I should receive a sales report, considering that my total net earnings were above GBP 100 (which I assume they would be or I'll be depressed) :)
Good luck! But guess you might be depressed... I joined Robert Harding recently like you and got my first report after last quarter. Half of the sales were for less than 1GBP... Not even 1 big sale. But heard big sales take longer to report, so still have some faith ;) Oh sales report came by traditional post together with a check, need to contact them to change my payout method...

Well, sales for less than 1GBP are numbers of microstock. But at least in microstock you don't have to be exclusive. Also, if the minimum payout is GBP 100, could takes a very long way to reach it.
Anyway, it's strange because many pictures are selled on RH site in a price range for 70 to 590. Since the standard commission for contributors is 30%, you should at least earn 21. By maybe your sells are made by other agencies that marketed RH pictures (Alamy, Fotolia) and so there are other commissions...
I'm really looking to know about Brasilnut sales report... for sure I will not upload anything on RH to earn less than 1GBP!
Had 1 direct sale, rest was through distribution channels. Unfortunately some big distributors, like Getty, do whatever they want and can sell the same photo for a price starting from cents ending on hundreds/thousands... So far to be honest I do not see much difference in prices between premium agencies and microstock...

« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2017, 01:11 »
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you should know about September sales only "in the month following", that is November...

That's correct. Next month I should receive a sales report, considering that my total net earnings were above GBP 100 (which I assume they would be or I'll be depressed) :)
Good luck! But guess you might be depressed... I joined Robert Harding recently like you and got my first report after last quarter. Half of the sales were for less than 1GBP... Not even 1 big sale. But heard big sales take longer to report, so still have some faith ;) Oh sales report came by traditional post together with a check, need to contact them to change my payout method...

Well, sales for less than 1GBP are numbers of microstock. But at least in microstock you don't have to be exclusive. Also, if the minimum payout is GBP 100, could takes a very long way to reach it.
Anyway, it's strange because many pictures are selled on RH site in a price range for 70 to 590. Since the standard commission for contributors is 30%, you should at least earn 21. By maybe your sells are made by other agencies that marketed RH pictures (Alamy, Fotolia) and so there are other commissions...
I'm really looking to know about Brasilnut sales report... for sure I will not upload anything on RH to earn less than 1GBP!
Had 1 direct sale, rest was through distribution channels. Unfortunately some big distributors, like Getty, do whatever they want and can sell the same photo for a price starting from cents ending on hundreds/thousands... So far to be honest I do not see much difference in prices between premium agencies and microstock...

It could be useful if you can tell us some details about your sales: how many pictures you have on RH and how many sales. My point is to understand if it's really worth. Because, for example, if you have 150 pictures and 10 sales in a quarter (and many of them under 1GBP), well, I'm pretty sure that microstock is better. There isn't exclusivity and also payout threshold is easier to reach.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2017, 18:58 »
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Just spotted one of my pics from Dubai on the Financial Times via RH. Going out to print too and huge circulation.

https://www.google.it/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/f0b8a1d4-a9b1-11e7-ab66-21cc87a2edde

I wonder how much I'll get.

« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2017, 00:54 »
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Congratulation! :)
For sure the nice thing about images selled on RH is that you could found them on important journals, magazines, books ecc.

ShadySue

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« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2017, 01:42 »
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Just spotted one of my pics from Dubai on the Financial Times via RH. Going out to print too and huge circulation.
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I wonder how much I'll get.
I wonder too, I wonder if they've got a deal like the UKNS on Alamy, or the one the Thieving Muddle have got now with SS.
Hope you'll let us know when you find out.

Brasilnut

  • Author of the Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2017, 09:18 »
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Congratulation! :)
For sure the nice thing about images selled on RH is that you could found them on important journals, magazines, books ecc.

Thanks. Yes, we live in such a superficial world that it helps to mention some of the big name publications that my image has been licensed (even if it sometimes it's only for a few dollars but they don't need to know that). Better than the mom blogs on shutter, no offence to moms :)

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I wonder too, I wonder if they've got a deal like the UKNS on Alamy, or the one the Thieving Muddle have got now with SS.
Hope you'll let us know when you find out.

What is encouraging is that it went direct with Robert Harding. I think they're too small to sign up to these types of schemes. Interestingly, very few images are licensed directly with them. Hope for a nice payout, at the very least 35% of 100 euros for editorial usage. Will update as soon as.


« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2017, 12:04 »
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And in the end, you'll get like 3$, same as on Alamy for that Rio image.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2017, 12:10 »
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And in the end, you'll get like 3$, same as on Alamy for that Rio image.

See attachment.

« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2017, 12:30 »
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See what? 20$ +6$ gross sales. Pretty much exactly what I said.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2017, 16:46 »
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See what? 20$ +6$ gross sales. Pretty much exactly what I said.

Yea, that was UKNS licensed to the Guardian (cover too).

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/apr/24/10-top-tips-from-our-rio-de-janeiro-correspondent

Just enough to buy a few caipirinhas and pao de queijo. :/

« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2017, 20:19 »
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I recently joined them too. Not sure about the future

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Brasilnut

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« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2017, 03:25 »
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I recently joined them too. Not sure about the future

Good luck :)

« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2017, 09:34 »
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I just looked at their contributor FAQ and it says they pay 30% - the same percent as with an Alamy distributor sale.

Thanks for sharing your experiences.  Based on your actual results and their $100 minimum payout I'm not convinced it's worth the extra hassle, but will wait to see if you get a better return in the future.  Thanks again for sharing and providing the info.


 

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