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« on: March 20, 2017, 15:28 »
+7
So, it's out and we got so close to giving our assets for free. How about a license fee 0.00612 USD and a gross royalty of 0.00092 USD per image? Got 10 such sales... Laugh or cry?

Of course, it could be always a mistake, as usual with iStock, but something tells me it's not...


« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 17:46 »
+18
I could have wept when I saw this sh-it

115 sales 59 of which were under 28 cents

I made a grand total of $40

Some of the glorious royalties
0.015
0.0375
0.03834
0.03993
0.04614
0.04792
0.0585
0.0585

I actually sold more files than Jan but made 50% less in revenue

The closure of account request has just been sent!

 >:(
« Last Edit: March 20, 2017, 17:56 by Sammy the Cat »

« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 17:54 »
+1
I noticed some January Sales on this new statement too. why is that? Am I missing something?

« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 17:58 »
+6
I noticed some January Sales on this new statement too. why is that? Am I missing something?

Why is that ? God knows these people are completely and utterly up that creek without a paddle!
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 00:46 by Sammy the Cat »

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 18:55 »
+3
Lowest commission is 3 cents. The sales revenue is 30% of what it used to be, I didn't even make the payout treshold.

« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 19:30 »
+16
I don't know whether I'm more upset by getting 15% of a 45 cent license (0.0675 cents) or 15% of a 25.698 sale (not sure what that was, but It's an essentials image) $3.8547  That's just crazy.

I can't license the iStock images anywhere else, but I'll have to rethink leaving images there. Who'd have thought that a Thinkstock sale at 28 cent royalty could look good???

Tossers!

« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 20:12 »
0
While everything said is true, 15% is a robbery, and i have many 3 4 cent...my february was my best month ever in istock in the last years, near ss payout for february more than 4 times fotolia and dreamstime. At least they promised more sales and is true, if they can keep paying evermonth this sum i will begin uploading again. At the end i care of my total earning from micro end of month.

« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 20:17 »
+9
Are you shittin me?

Mexico 100.00% iStock 0.42 15.00% 0.06

6 f-u-c-k-ing-cents? I think this is the end, they are driving all independents out with the insulting and repulsive commission. Two months to report that they just screwed us?

« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 21:43 »
+2
Are you shittin me?

Mexico 100.00% iStock 0.42 15.00% 0.06

6 f-u-c-k-ing-cents? I think this is the end, they are driving all independents out with the insulting and repulsive commission. Two months to report that they just screwed us?
And exclusives as well!

« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2017, 23:32 »
+4
I got a 2 cent commission. I told myself after looking at January's numbers I would give them two months, just in case January was a fluke. This month 46% of my sales were under $0.25, which is making it hard to even want to stay for month number two.

« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2017, 23:33 »
+2

I can't license the iStock images anywhere else, but I'll have to rethink leaving images there. Who'd have thought that a Thinkstock sale at 28 cent royalty could look good???

Tossers!

Why can't you license iStock images elsewhere?

« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 23:33 »
+3
Does anyone know why in my statement it says "exclusive" in the column for exclusivity? Did I forget to tick something somewhere during the transition? :o

« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2017, 00:13 »
+6

I can't license the iStock images anywhere else, but I'll have to rethink leaving images there. Who'd have thought that a Thinkstock sale at 28 cent royalty could look good???

Tossers!

Why can't you license iStock images elsewhere?

It's just these specific images.

They were shot at an iStockalypse and part of the agreement I signed as a participant was that I would only license images shot there through iStock. At the time I was exclusive and didn't see a problem with agreeing to that. I doubt anyone would come after me if I broke the agreement, but I wouldn't do that regardless, so these particular (about 100) images I left at iStock when I removed the rest of my portfolio in early 2013 (the Getty-Google fiasco)

« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2017, 00:45 »
+7
That's it done I stopped uploading last June to see which way this would go.

As a result of this I sent the request to delete my account.


« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 00:50 »
+4
While everything said is true, 15% is a robbery, and i have many 3 4 cent...my february was my best month ever in istock in the last years, near ss payout for february more than 4 times fotolia and dreamstime. At least they promised more sales and is true, if they can keep paying evermonth this sum i will begin uploading again. At the end i care of my total earning from micro end of month.

Yeah you keep uploading for your 15% good for you; I am sorry you think your work is worth so very little

Thats the reason Getty and eventually all the microstocks will end up throwing a few peanuts around and why royalties are so pitiful.

To many producers happy to take a pittance because ooh a sale is a sale.

« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2017, 02:49 »
+1
Does anyone know why in my statement it says "exclusive" in the column for exclusivity? Did I forget to tick something somewhere during the transition? :o

Mine says the same and I don't remember ticking anything :(

outoftheblue

« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2017, 02:54 »
+2
While everything said is true, 15% is a robbery, and i have many 3 4 cent...my february was my best month ever in istock in the last years, near ss payout for february more than 4 times fotolia and dreamstime. At least they promised more sales and is true, if they can keep paying evermonth this sum i will begin uploading again. At the end i care of my total earning from micro end of month.

Me too. But we need to carefully investigate why iStock is earning more. If they are stealing sales from better paying sites (almost everyone), our total earning end of month may actually be lower.

« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2017, 03:04 »
0
is it possible to see only subscription RPD on todayis20 ?

« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2017, 03:16 »
+1
Some of the glorious royalties
0.015
0.0375
0.03834
0.03993
0.04614
0.04792
0.0585
0.0585

With all due respect to your glorious royalties, be thankful for what you get. Look at my originating post, I've got commission with 3 (three) zeros after the delimiter, i.e. less than a cent by a gross margin. =)

Keep hoping that this March (for February) statement is a gross mistake, as some people on IS forum complained that their statements included a lot of obvious mistakes (e.g. sales for January, or a grand total being equal to the previous reporting month, etc.).

« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 03:25 »
0
Does anyone know why in my statement it says "exclusive" in the column for exclusivity? Did I forget to tick something somewhere during the transition? :o

Me too and dont know why

« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2017, 04:15 »
+1
Some of the glorious royalties
0.015
0.0375
0.03834
0.03993
0.04614
0.04792
0.0585
0.0585

With all due respect to your glorious royalties, be thankful for what you get. Look at my originating post, I've got commission with 3 (three) zeros after the delimiter, i.e. less than a cent by a gross margin. =)

Keep hoping that this March (for February) statement is a gross mistake, as some people on IS forum complained that their statements included a lot of obvious mistakes (e.g. sales for January, or a grand total being equal to the previous reporting month, etc.).

I saw and read your post that's what prompted me to stay up late and work through my own.

I don't think  0.00092 is right any more than 1.5 cents its all digusting
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 04:19 by Sammy the Cat »

« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2017, 05:05 »
+2
Some of the glorious royalties
0.015
0.0375
0.03834
0.03993
0.04614
0.04792
0.0585
0.0585

With all due respect to your glorious royalties, be thankful for what you get. Look at my originating post, I've got commission with 3 (three) zeros after the delimiter, i.e. less than a cent by a gross margin. =)

Keep hoping that this March (for February) statement is a gross mistake, as some people on IS forum complained that their statements included a lot of obvious mistakes (e.g. sales for January, or a grand total being equal to the previous reporting month, etc.).
Sweet JC. That isn't a royalty it's a rounding error!

« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2017, 05:06 »
+6
While everything said is true, 15% is a robbery, and i have many 3 4 cent...my february was my best month ever in istock in the last years, near ss payout for february more than 4 times fotolia and dreamstime. At least they promised more sales and is true, if they can keep paying evermonth this sum i will begin uploading again. At the end i care of my total earning from micro end of month.
Have you ever considered that this attitude is why you can't make a decent living doing this (and keep complaining about it)?

« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2017, 05:38 »
+1
I still can't find the answer why my total $ for credit pack sales on ESP statement is about 15% less than on the old IS statistics chart!?
Do you have the same difference for Jan and Feb?

« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2017, 07:09 »
0
Hi...I would like to know why in the Total Net Earnings the credits sales are not present. Why Getty?!?


 

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