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« Reply #100 on: June 14, 2010, 01:05 »
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I can't really understand what kind of strategy istock want to sell same thing in 2 prices.

That's exactly what most of us - as contributors - are doing by selling pictures at a number of sites, at different prices - and buyers don't seem to care too much

I suppose IS is doing the same: increasing market share

Except that it is not IS. It is Getty trying to break into the subscription business of the sites like SS. And doing so without worrying much about IS. The way they are trying to do this should be of great worry to those relying on this business.


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« Reply #101 on: June 14, 2010, 07:15 »
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I can't really understand what kind of strategy istock want to sell same thing in 2 prices.

That's exactly what most of us - as contributors - are doing by selling pictures at a number of sites, at different prices - and buyers don't seem to care too much

I suppose IS is doing the same: increasing market share

Except that it is not IS. It is Getty trying to break into the subscription business of the sites like SS. And doing so without worrying much about IS. The way they are trying to do this should be of great worry to those relying on this business.
Right - I meant Getty as a group.
And as a non-exclusive with portfolio at many subscription sites, I am afraid I can't say anything against subs in general. Except of course that I would prefer a tiered price structure starting from $.25 and going up (with lifetime achievements as in SS, and/or with picture size) instead of starting and ending at $.25
« Last Edit: June 14, 2010, 07:31 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #102 on: July 26, 2010, 13:28 »
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I haven't noticed anyone posting that TS earnings have been posted. It seems to take longer every month!

WarrenPrice

« Reply #103 on: July 26, 2010, 14:43 »
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I haven't noticed anyone posting that TS earnings have been posted. It seems to take longer every month!

Are you talking about July Earnings?  I'm pretty sure June was posted already?

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« Reply #104 on: July 26, 2010, 14:52 »
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I haven't noticed anyone posting that TS earnings have been posted. It seems to take longer every month!

Are you talking about July Earnings?  I'm pretty sure June was posted already?

TS/StockXpert (Hemera) June earnings have been posted.
TS/IS June earnings not yet.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2010, 00:33 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

« Reply #105 on: July 26, 2010, 15:05 »
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I can't really understand what kind of strategy istock want to sell same thing in 2 prices.

That's exactly what most of us - as contributors - are doing by selling pictures at a number of sites, at different prices - and buyers don't seem to care too much

I suppose IS is doing the same: increasing market share

Except that it is not IS. It is Getty trying to break into the subscription business of the sites like SS. And doing so without worrying much about IS. The way they are trying to do this should be of great worry to those relying on this business.

For the moment, judging for what is read at the forums about sales at SS and for the notorius fall in downloads  at my own por at IS, I think that what they are getting is to transfer istock custumers to TS without even making a small dent in SS sales.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 15:39 by loop »

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« Reply #106 on: July 26, 2010, 22:31 »
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it's finally started!

for what it's worth, the ts buyers are just lapping up my formerly zero download files. however, lately,  the is credit buyers are reviving a lot of these old files too, forcing me to remove them from my ts arsenal.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 22:38 by ap »

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« Reply #107 on: July 27, 2010, 00:34 »
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TS/StockXpert (Hemera) June earnings have been posted.
TS/IS June earnings not yet.

Update: June earnings posted tonight.

« Reply #108 on: July 27, 2010, 06:13 »
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My one months earning on Thinkstock is about the half of what I earn on SS... on a single day. This is NOT promising. I don't mind if they sell images for cents while they sell them in volumes - like SS does.
Ok, I know they just have started. I give them another 6 months to significantly raise the monthly income. I they will not I'll remove my portfolio.

« Reply #109 on: August 15, 2010, 06:31 »
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Any body sales at Thinkstockphotos in July?

Dook

« Reply #110 on: August 16, 2010, 00:58 »
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No report on StockXpert yet. Last month it was around 20th, so I don't expect anything sooner this month.

« Reply #111 on: August 27, 2010, 02:07 »
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earnings are posted again

« Reply #112 on: August 27, 2010, 03:24 »
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STILL I haven't enabled Thinkstock at StockXpert. STILL I keep getting those $0.25 sales, they're selling my images without my approval. I now have enough of these $0.25 sales for a payout.... sigh

« Reply #113 on: August 27, 2010, 03:26 »
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Does anyone know if they will stop selling my images if I close my account after I get my payment ? Or are they going to keep selling them but without having a place to post my commissions?

This iStock/StockXpert thing still confuses me.

« Reply #114 on: August 27, 2010, 04:38 »
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Interesting. I have 969 files on thinkstock, last 3 earnings have been $33, $64 and $104. I chose to opt in through stockxpert as I really do think they will grow and become a big player like it or not. I'm also hoping they will bring in a pay structure similar to shutterstock. Mmmmmm! But regardless here in the uk some big players seem to have signed up. I'm still on the fence royalty wise seeing what happens over the next year. 

« Reply #115 on: August 27, 2010, 06:45 »
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Does anyone know if they will stop selling my images if I close my account after I get my payment ? Or are they going to keep selling them but without having a place to post my commissions?

This iStock/StockXpert thing still confuses me.
Delete all your images then ask them to close your account.  I did that and have nothing on thinkstock.

« Reply #116 on: August 27, 2010, 06:54 »
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Interesting. I have 969 files on thinkstock, last 3 earnings have been $33, $64 and $104. I chose to opt in through stockxpert as I really do think they will grow and become a big player like it or not. I'm also hoping they will bring in a pay structure similar to shutterstock. Mmmmmm! But regardless here in the uk some big players seem to have signed up. I'm still on the fence royalty wise seeing what happens over the next year. 
Why on earth would they bring in a pay structure similar to shutterstock when they can get away with paying $0.25?  I think it is far more likely that shutterstock will see this and decide to pay a flat rate $0.25, as will all the other sites that pay us more for subs.  I wouldn't mind so much if they charged the buyers less and had more sales volume but they don't, they just pay their contributors much less commission than shutterstock and several other sites despite having lower costs with no reviews.

« Reply #117 on: August 27, 2010, 11:34 »
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earnings are posted again

Thanks for the update I was able to get a payout and already recvd the money.

« Reply #118 on: August 27, 2010, 11:47 »
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Does anyone know if they will stop selling my images if I close my account after I get my payment ? Or are they going to keep selling them but without having a place to post my commissions?

This iStock/StockXpert thing still confuses me.
Delete all your images then ask them to close your account.  I did that and have nothing on thinkstock.

Hey Sharpshot,

Delete the images where?

« Reply #119 on: August 27, 2010, 12:53 »
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Pathetic results again :-( StockXpert was much better.

« Reply #120 on: August 27, 2010, 13:38 »
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Does anyone know if they will stop selling my images if I close my account after I get my payment ? Or are they going to keep selling them but without having a place to post my commissions?

This iStock/StockXpert thing still confuses me.
Delete all your images then ask them to close your account.  I did that and have nothing on thinkstock.

Hey Sharpshot,

Delete the images where?
Delete them on the StockXpert site, if you can still log in.  If they are only on istock, you can opt out.

« Reply #121 on: August 27, 2010, 14:53 »
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Does anyone know if they will stop selling my images if I close my account after I get my payment ? Or are they going to keep selling them but without having a place to post my commissions?

This iStock/StockXpert thing still confuses me.
Delete all your images then ask them to close your account.  I did that and have nothing on thinkstock.

Hey Sharpshot,

Delete the images where?
Delete them on the StockXpert site, if you can still log in.  If they are only on istock, you can opt out.

If you don't want your images on Thinkstock, close your StockXpert account. As far as opting out at IS...I WAS opted out, but there were reports today on another thread that the opt out button doesn't stay checked. I have been opted out for a long time but a. my images STILL went to Thinkstock AFTER I deleted my images on StockXpert and closed my account when the whole sale of StockXpert first went through and b. my opt out button was unchecked when I just went and checked a few minutes.

I am going to send an email to support at IS right now and complain about that opt out button being unchecked.

« Reply #122 on: September 06, 2010, 03:50 »
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Thinkstock earnings for August(!) have been posted at StockXpert last night.

So apparently it is possible to crunch the numbers and transfer them to another database in less than four weeks - let's see how long it's going to take IS until they show sales from August...  :D

Dook

« Reply #123 on: September 06, 2010, 07:37 »
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Thanks for the info! I usually open StockXpert by the end of the month.

« Reply #124 on: October 12, 2010, 11:44 »
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Is the forum gone on the StockXpert-site? Or did they put some place where I can't find it?  ???


 

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