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« Reply #75 on: March 22, 2017, 15:40 »
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Wow, my earnings down 34% over Jan.  A sh!t load of .08 centers.  Volume is up though, which means they are either attracting more sub buyers or converting existing credit buyers to subs and they are downloading more freely.
 

I haven't checked my individual sales.  Not up for the kick in the teeth.   But my total is exactly 35% down on January too.  Wonder if this is coincidence or the average  loss  for indies.


« Reply #76 on: March 22, 2017, 15:51 »
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In January I have a big block on the bar chart for "royalty free stills" and for February there is nothing at all under this heading. Anybody know what it is? Are other people missing it?
I have this same issue except this block shows exactly 10% of what I made in January, they left off a zero. Missing about a 1/3 of my normal income, hope its a glitch.

« Reply #77 on: March 22, 2017, 23:47 »
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Does anyone know if the PP's from December have been reported already?

I think I had PP sales on my January statement for sales made in December. Is that what you meant?

I just checked my January statement - it does have several sales from December, but most of them show 0.00 commission (and I don't want to know what it is), but I don't think they are PPs, more looks like the missing December subs.






« Reply #78 on: March 23, 2017, 02:28 »
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50% down on Jan.
OK, stopped uploading last summer but still......

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« Reply #79 on: March 23, 2017, 05:50 »
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I too can confirm that January and February totals were higher for me than previous months.
I have not uploaded anything since November.
I am waiting for March results and will do decisions after that.

Also I noticed many people complain that February was bad compared to January. But they did not compare to previous months (under the old royalty structure)

drd

« Reply #80 on: March 23, 2017, 07:44 »
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I too can confirm that January and February totals were higher for me than previous months.
I have not uploaded anything since November.

Do not open the champagne yet!

drd

« Reply #81 on: March 23, 2017, 07:51 »
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Why is this happening, was there a price change in February?

It's the changeover from the old model - where independents could earn up to 20% to the new one where it's a flat 15% for all indies. As they had "grandfathered" rates for several years, I was still getting 18% (which is still pathetic) even though I'd removed most of my portfolio in 2013. Not sure what the rate was for the person posting the chart but you get the idea

Thanks. I thought the changeover happened on 1st of January?

« Reply #82 on: March 23, 2017, 07:57 »
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Does anyone know if the PP's from December have been reported already?

I think I had PP sales on my January statement for sales made in December. Is that what you meant?

I just checked my January statement - it does have several sales from December, but most of them show 0.00 commission (and I don't want to know what it is), but I don't think they are PPs, more looks like the missing December subs.

Did you have any ThinkStock sales? Depending on how you tracked things in the past, you may not have realized that those were previously lumped into PP by IS. So that may be where most of your PP sales came from in the past.

« Reply #83 on: March 23, 2017, 08:32 »
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I too can confirm that January and February totals were higher for me than previous months.
I have not uploaded anything since November.
I am waiting for March results and will do decisions after that.

Also I noticed many people complain that February was bad compared to January. But they did not compare to previous months (under the old royalty structure)

January stats included some unreported December sales. When I removed them my totals for Jan and Feb are lower than every month in the previous year.
No more uploads from me!

« Reply #84 on: March 23, 2017, 09:54 »
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Does anyone know if the PP's from December have been reported already?

I think I had PP sales on my January statement for sales made in December. Is that what you meant?

I just checked my January statement - it does have several sales from December, but most of them show 0.00 commission (and I don't want to know what it is), but I don't think they are PPs, more looks like the missing December subs.

Did you have any ThinkStock sales? Depending on how you tracked things in the past, you may not have realized that those were previously lumped into PP by IS. So that may be where most of your PP sales came from in the past.

True, I have a few thinkstock sales from December, so then here they are my December PPs, very few

« Reply #85 on: March 27, 2017, 11:42 »
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Good News, Bad News. 

The bad news is I just took a look at the detailed sales figures for Jan & Feb.  For the most part sale prices are WAY down, with a couple of $0.16 sales which nets $0.02 for me at 15% (non-exclusive), and I have no idea what their pricing structure actually is.

The good news is that overall sales are pretty decent for those two months, up 84% and 95% compared to Jan & Feb last year.  Feb was my highest month at Getty/iStock since March '16.  February actually beat Shutterstock for the first month that has happened since 2012 (mostly because SS has sucked this year so far, but still).

So, I will stick it out for awhile longer.  I hate ESP and the changeover was simply awful.  As usual, us non-exclusives are the last ones to hear anything or get responded to.  Making them 10's of thousands over the years means nothing, apparently.

« Reply #86 on: March 29, 2017, 15:03 »
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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

I think it's just another of their eff ups.

Mine says Exclusive as well, but (a) the rate shown is 15% and (b) last month's said Non-Exclusive, so I think they know my status and just made an error in preparing the statements

Ok, so it's not just me. I was already imagining how they sue me about this  ;D

« Reply #87 on: March 29, 2017, 23:50 »
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My total sales are 10-25% of what my monthly totals were in the months before all the changes.

I stopped uploading when they announced the changes.  I won't be uploading more.

And to think I had thought of becoming exclusive before they pulled this because my sales were so much better there.   That is the key----were.  Seeing how they treat contributors, I would never go exclusive now.  I do not trust them.  Too much lack of transparency.  Lots of things.

Not sure if I will close it or not but won't be adding more thanks to above and seeing the 2 cents sales.




« Reply #88 on: April 20, 2017, 15:22 »
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Why are many of you still with Istock? No use complaining. Get out. Close your account.  I closed mine in the beginning of this year and  I  feel a LOT better ever since!

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« Reply #89 on: April 20, 2017, 21:49 »
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They are very shady ... I don't know why people are staying with them.


 

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