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Title: March STATEMENT
Post by: vladimir on April 06, 2017, 04:04
hi, I have not received March STATEMENT (not payment ). I recently logged in to ESP and I maybe missing something here. All I can see are january and february statements. Is it just me ? Is it a bug ? anyone having this issue ? Even if i did not make any sale isnt there supposed to be a STATEMENT ?
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: Microprog on April 06, 2017, 04:18
As I understand the statement for the previous month, so in this case march, will not be available until the 20th of the following month, which is the 20th of april. Then payment happens on the 25th of april (for march)
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: ShadySue on April 06, 2017, 04:19
The statement for each month doesn't appear until the third week of the following month, as was the case with Jan and Feb.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: vladimir on April 06, 2017, 04:42
I wonder why are they doing it this way....anyway thanks for claryfing the situation
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: ShadySue on April 06, 2017, 06:24
I wonder why are they doing it this way....
officially 'Unification' with the Getty mothership, aka obfuscation aka FUD.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: photorobot on April 19, 2017, 14:53
March statement is now available.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: alexzappa on April 20, 2017, 04:00
600 images portfolio.

Jan: 23 sales for 5$
Feb: 12 sales for 3$
Mar: 6 sales for 0.83$

I guess it's time to close my account before I have to pay for them hosting my pictures.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: Zalee on April 20, 2017, 04:23
600 images portfolio.

Jan: 23 sales for 5$
Feb: 12 sales for 3$
Mar: 6 sales for 0.83$

I guess it's time to close my account before I have to pay for them hosting my pictures.

Did you download your royalty statement? Those are not your only sales are they?! I have less than 600 images and have more sales than that.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: alexzappa on April 20, 2017, 06:20
600 images portfolio.

Jan: 23 sales for 5$
Feb: 12 sales for 3$
Mar: 6 sales for 0.83$

I guess it's time to close my account before I have to pay for them hosting my pictures.

Did you download your royalty statement? Those are not your only sales are they?! I have less than 600 images and have more sales than that.

My portfolio is mainly travel/nature/wildlife, thus I'm not expecting big figures...but the trend is something to worry about, especially for the average 0.14 RPD and low volume
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: photorobot on April 20, 2017, 06:27
I started use it in December and have portfolio of 123 photos and here is sales dynamic:

Jan 2 sales - 0.97$
Feb 4 sales - 0.98$
Mar 7 sales - 1.93$

It seems soon I will be rich )

(and yes, i am not photorobot on istock)
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: Pauws99 on April 20, 2017, 06:36
My income is pretty much in line with my 12 month rolling average
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: Zalee on April 20, 2017, 06:45
600 images portfolio.

Jan: 23 sales for 5$
Feb: 12 sales for 3$
Mar: 6 sales for 0.83$

I guess it's time to close my account before I have to pay for them hosting my pictures.

Did you download your royalty statement? Those are not your only sales are they?! I have less than 600 images and have more sales than that.

My portfolio is mainly travel/nature/wildlife, thus I'm not expecting big figures...but the trend is something to worry about, especially for the average 0.14 RPD and low volume

I have a little bit of everything also, I'm still surprised that is your only sales, including subscriptions, Getty, etc. I only get a handful of credit sales each month.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: dwdailypics2017 on April 20, 2017, 07:15
Im have 1,75$ for this month and im happy with that

for is that they sale and that's for me most important how much i don't care

Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: alexzappa on April 20, 2017, 07:22
600 images portfolio.

Jan: 23 sales for 5$
Feb: 12 sales for 3$
Mar: 6 sales for 0.83$

I guess it's time to close my account before I have to pay for them hosting my pictures.

Did you download your royalty statement? Those are not your only sales are they?! I have less than 600 images and have more sales than that.

My portfolio is mainly travel/nature/wildlife, thus I'm not expecting big figures...but the trend is something to worry about, especially for the average 0.14 RPD and low volume

I have a little bit of everything also, I'm still surprised that is your only sales, including subscriptions, Getty, etc. I only get a handful of credit sales each month.

and if I don't count Thinkstock sales, it's 4 iStock sales at RPD 0.06$ (0.26 total)
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: qunamax on April 20, 2017, 08:26
Around 150 photos online, March - 13 sales for $7.21
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: cobalt on April 20, 2017, 09:50
4000 files, 72 dollars. Below payment Threshold.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: Freedom on April 20, 2017, 10:45
There is a white bar for "royalty free still". What does it mean?

My March is slightly better than the previous months.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: PixelBytes on April 20, 2017, 11:04
4000 files, 72 dollars. Below payment Threshold.

OUCH!   That's terrible!  Especially knowing the quality of your portfolio.   I haven't checked mine yet, but not too hopeful if this is what you got.  Really does look like the end is near for istock.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: cobalt on April 20, 2017, 12:30
Keep in mind I hardly ever upload there. But still...i have agencies with 700 files where i earn more.

It was around 120 sales, so 60 cents on average.

Loads of ultratiny sales.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on April 20, 2017, 12:58
About 100 files... $66 so far.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: qunamax on April 20, 2017, 13:03
About 100 files... $66 so far.

How many sales is that, considering you only have videos, would be interesting to know if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: Zalee on April 20, 2017, 23:53
4000 files, 72 dollars. Below payment Threshold.

OUCH!   That's terrible!  Especially knowing the quality of your portfolio.   I haven't checked mine yet, but not too hopeful if this is what you got.  Really does look like the end is near for istock.

I'm also shocked! With under 500 files I made half of what you did and I only have an average port. I also average 60c per download. I've only been contributing for 14 months so that must have something to do with it. I'm not saying my earnings are good... far from it.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: cobalt on April 21, 2017, 00:08
I have probably uploaded 50 files in the last 12 months, so I am not that surprised. And the 2 cent downloads dońt motivate me to upload more.

All agencies prefer the active uploaders.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: Zalee on April 21, 2017, 00:30
I have probably uploaded 50 files in the last 12 months, so I am not that surprised. And the 2 cent downloads dońt motivate me to upload more.

All agencies prefer the active uploaders.

I have also stopped uploading. I noticed a 1c sale in the latest report!! Although they usually just beat SS for me.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: PixelBytes on April 21, 2017, 08:49
I have probably uploaded 50 files in the last 12 months, so I am not that surprised. And the 2 cent downloads dońt motivate me to upload more.

All agencies prefer the active uploaders.

In theory I would agree that agencies would prefer active uploaders, but in practice I stopped uploading across the board well over a year ago and haven't noticed a difference from when I was uploading.

 My income was declining when I was uploading, and it has continued to decline at exactly the same rate since I stopped.  If active uploading really mattered I woul think the rate of decline would be increasing.  It hasn't.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: zimmytws on April 21, 2017, 11:05
My statement shows a negative amount for "Royalty Free still". How can I have negative number, does anyone else have this???
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: cobalt on April 21, 2017, 11:48
Customers can give files back. Sometimes years later...this is deducted from your income. And if you have a negative balance you have to wait until they cover the refund.

Other macrostock agencies do this too.

But I have never seen this anywhere else on the micros. Maybe some do, I donīt know.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: zimmytws on April 21, 2017, 12:33
The amount is $60+ dollars, seems like a lot for returns. I only make a few hundred a month from iStock

Customers can give files back. Sometimes years later...this is deducted from your income. And if you have a negative balance you have to wait until they cover the refund.

Other macrostock agencies do this too.

But I have never seen this anywhere else on the micros. Maybe some do, I donīt know.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: ShadySue on April 21, 2017, 12:48
The amount is $60+ dollars, seems like a lot for returns. I only make a few hundred a month from iStock
Maybe you got lucky and had a big sale a while back which has been returned?

Why not take out a support ticket and ask them for their explanation?
You might have to wait a while (several weeks), or you might get lucky and get a reasonably quick answer.
You might even get an answer which makes sense or even which resembles the truth.


Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: zimmytws on April 21, 2017, 14:28
Thanks, I will open a ticket and see what they say.

The amount is $60+ dollars, seems like a lot for returns. I only make a few hundred a month from iStock
Maybe you got lucky and had a big sale a while back which has been returned?

Why not take out a support ticket and ask them for their explanation?
You might have to wait a while (several weeks), or you might get lucky and get a reasonably quick answer.
You might even get an answer which makes sense or even which resembles the truth.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: wordplanet on April 23, 2017, 03:29
So can you only download a txt file with your royalties now or am I missing something?
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: mojaric on April 28, 2017, 03:53
my royalty free stills are near ZERO this month  :-\ pretty weird
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: wds on April 28, 2017, 08:09
The amount is $60+ dollars, seems like a lot for returns. I only make a few hundred a month from iStock

Customers can give files back. Sometimes years later...this is deducted from your income. And if you have a negative balance you have to wait until they cover the refund.

Other macrostock agencies do this too.

But I have never seen this anywhere else on the micros. Maybe some do, I donīt know.

If you make a few hundred $$$ a month, then the $60 returns should clear out pretty quickly.
Title: Re: March STATEMENT
Post by: ShadySue on April 28, 2017, 08:24
So can you only download a txt file with your royalties now or am I missing something?
Or a pdf, which is slightly easier to work out.
Then you can choose to load your text file into TodayIs20, which is better still; though still nowhere near the info I'd like.