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« Reply #75 on: January 04, 2012, 14:58 »
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From what I understand about a thread on SS about it back in I think November is it's because the buyer had a discount.


« Reply #76 on: January 04, 2012, 15:08 »
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Silly Shutterstock. They will soon learn like Istock did that this business model is unsustainable.

« Reply #77 on: January 04, 2012, 15:16 »
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Silly Shutterstock. They will soon learn like Istock did that this business model is unsustainable.

not following.. what are you talking about? increase in prices?

SS is keeping the subscription model and will never drop (I guess), many and myself report higher sales on OD and SOD, so I believe if they can bring more clients into paying a little more why not? we are also talking about different clients/needs
« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 15:30 by luissantos84 »

wut

« Reply #78 on: January 04, 2012, 17:16 »
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From what I understand about a thread on SS about it back in I think November is it's because the buyer had a discount.

Wow, I didn't know that was possible, I certainly never got less than I was supposed to, no matter what the type of purchase was (OD, EL...). I just hope they don't give in these kind of discounts we often see at IS. Well it would make sense to promote a new product for a month or so, so that buyers notice it and start using it and more importantly, that they get a larger customer base, take more market share, especially from established credit based agencies. I'd sure like to start getting those at the pace I'm getting OD's, My earnings would increase over 50% in that case (for most months anyway, if I get a lot of ELs it wouldn't make such a big difference procentually)

« Reply #79 on: January 04, 2012, 17:33 »
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Don't quote me on this but maybe in order for SS to entice the single image buyers, possibly in certain markets,  in is with a discount.  Some have seen it right off the first month that they implemented it.  I've only ever gotten 3 and haven't seen a discounted one yet but that doesn't mean I won't in the future.

« Reply #80 on: January 04, 2012, 17:36 »
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Silly Shutterstock. They will soon learn like Istock did that this business model is unsustainable.

not following.. what are you talking about? increase in prices?

SS is keeping the subscription model and will never drop (I guess), many and myself report higher sales on OD and SOD, so I believe if they can bring more clients into paying a little more why not? we are also talking about different clients/needs

Graduated increase in royalties based on sales. Soon everyone will be at the 30% mark, which will be unsustainable. It was a joke.

« Reply #81 on: January 04, 2012, 17:38 »
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wut

« Reply #82 on: January 04, 2012, 17:43 »
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Silly Shutterstock. They will soon learn like Istock did that this business model is unsustainable.

not following.. what are you talking about? increase in prices?

SS is keeping the subscription model and will never drop (I guess), many and myself report higher sales on OD and SOD, so I believe if they can bring more clients into paying a little more why not? we are also talking about different clients/needs

Graduated increase in royalties based on sales. Soon everyone will be at the 30% mark, which will be unsustainable. It was a joke.

I hope soon there'll be a 35% level:). I still have to get to the 30% first, but the way sales are going (for a lot of ppl), it won't take long ;)

« Reply #83 on: January 04, 2012, 17:51 »
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Silly Shutterstock. They will soon learn like Istock did that this business model is unsustainable.


not following.. what are you talking about? increase in prices?

SS is keeping the subscription model and will never drop (I guess), many and myself report higher sales on OD and SOD, so I believe if they can bring more clients into paying a little more why not? we are also talking about different clients/needs


Graduated increase in royalties based on sales. Soon everyone will be at the 30% mark, which will be unsustainable. It was a joke.


I hope soon there'll be a 35% level:). I still have to get to the 30% first, but the way sales are going (for a lot of ppl), it won't take long ;)


there isnt a % on SS, only the SOD and the footage too I guess.. the max for SOD is 30% (over 10k $)
http://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings_schedule.mhtml
http://www.shutterstock.com/buzz/updated-royalty-schedule

wut

« Reply #84 on: January 04, 2012, 18:47 »
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Silly Shutterstock. They will soon learn like Istock did that this business model is unsustainable.


not following.. what are you talking about? increase in prices?

SS is keeping the subscription model and will never drop (I guess), many and myself report higher sales on OD and SOD, so I believe if they can bring more clients into paying a little more why not? we are also talking about different clients/needs


Graduated increase in royalties based on sales. Soon everyone will be at the 30% mark, which will be unsustainable. It was a joke.


I hope soon there'll be a 35% level:). I still have to get to the 30% first, but the way sales are going (for a lot of ppl), it won't take long ;)


there isnt a % on SS, only the SOD and the footage too I guess.. the max for SOD is 30% (over 10k $)
http://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings_schedule.mhtml
http://www.shutterstock.com/buzz/updated-royalty-schedule


I meant 35% for SODs. ODs have a percentage, they just didn't write it in the chart (but you can easily calculate it). But there are levels, unlike when it comes to the flat rate ELs

« Reply #85 on: January 04, 2012, 18:52 »
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I meant 35% for SODs. ODs have a percentage, they just didn't write it in the chart (but you can easily calculate it). But there are levels, unlike when it comes to the flat rate ELs


are you reading what I am posting? :D

the max for SOD is 30% (over 10k)

wut

« Reply #86 on: January 04, 2012, 18:54 »
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I meant 35% for SODs. ODs have a percentage, they just didn't write it in the chart (but you can easily calculate it). But there are levels, unlike when it comes to the flat rate ELs


are you reading what I am posting? :D

the max for SOD is 30% (over 10k)



I missed the 30% at the end, but you've missed the whole point of my post ;D

« Reply #87 on: January 04, 2012, 18:58 »
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no I havent, of course I know SS work on a level ranking, how can us contributors dont know our royalties?

Uncle Pete

  • Evidence please...

« Reply #88 on: January 05, 2012, 01:48 »
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no I havent, of course I know SS work on a level ranking, how can us contributors dont know our royalties?


If I understood the question, it would be easier to answer?

Do you mean we don't know how much credits cost? or what gem we are or maybe that photos have changing prices? (down without notice) Oh wait, that's a different site. OK maybe the place where when you get close to the next payment rate, changes that based on redeemed credits, adds new rules, lowers commissions or sends your photos off to another site for 28 cents downloads? Oh wait, that's a different place. Or maybe one where they cut commissions and just forgot to tell people. Or sends your photos off to the free section without notice?  ;D

Royalties? I know mine and I know everyone's, they pay in dollars and cents, no magic and mirrors. No moving targets, changing rates, credits, or a carrot in front of the donkey's nose, when we try to reach a level, they change it. SS just pays money.

Is this what you were looking for?

http://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings_schedule.mhtml

« Reply #89 on: January 05, 2012, 08:30 »
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oh boy what . is going on here?

this topic is going on other direction and total confusion!

the only thing was the 35% of the SOD which wut said 2 times, but like I have said the max is 30%, end of story

I have posted that link before Race, everybody knows their royalties on the different agencies, if not I dont know what they are doing in stock photography :D

Uncle Pete

  • Evidence please...

« Reply #90 on: January 05, 2012, 10:59 »
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oh boy what . is going on here?

this topic is going on other direction and total confusion!

the only thing was the 35% of the SOD which wut said 2 times, but like I have said the max is 30%, end of story

I have posted that link before Race, everybody knows their royalties on the different agencies, if not I dont know what they are doing in stock photography :D

Yeah, glad you understand me, I was totally lost.  :)

"how can us contributors dont know our royalties?"

Now I'm beginning to think you meant, "How can we contributors not know our royalties?" Because it's right there and clear?

I think I get it now...

Noedelhap

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« Reply #91 on: January 14, 2012, 09:59 »
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I have yet to get a Single Image download. Is it taking off at all?


« Reply #92 on: January 14, 2012, 10:04 »
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I haven't seen any yet.

wut

« Reply #93 on: January 14, 2012, 10:54 »
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It took off for me this month. ODs are getting better and better too, I guess they come from falling IS sales.

« Reply #94 on: January 14, 2012, 10:56 »
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I had two yesterday which added $11.40 to the increasing ODs and subs.  Still waiting for the return of the crazy ELs!  ;D

« Reply #95 on: January 14, 2012, 13:10 »
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never got 1 too

« Reply #96 on: January 14, 2012, 13:24 »
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I've had 3 so far.  Hope they pick up, like the on demand sales have.

« Reply #97 on: January 14, 2012, 13:39 »
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I average 420-460  downloads a month with lots of ELs and ODs but not one single image download yet..
Denis
« Last Edit: January 14, 2012, 13:42 by cybernesco »

« Reply #98 on: January 14, 2012, 13:50 »
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I contribute on SS for 2,5 months , i have an average of 250 sales/month ... and only ONE file sold; that was in early December. I think they are rare as extended licenses on DT.

« Reply #99 on: January 14, 2012, 14:03 »
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I've had three so far: one in October, one in November and one a few days ago.  I'm guessing the vast majority of existing customers are regular purchasers of subscriptions or OD packages.  It could take time for new customers to discover the site and try out a new option.

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