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« on: May 04, 2014, 23:51 »
May I know how many % commission can I get through the 123RF API Partner Sites if I sold 1 photo? Is it worth?

« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 00:19 »

That post says 50% but since then 123rf implemented a graduated royalty scheme where you make different percentages based on your last 12 months' sales.

The trick is that you have no idea what the items are sold for or what 123rf gets from the total. And as explained there they refuse to make a list of the sites included in the partner program. As far as I know you can't see from your downloads report whether a sale is from a partner or 123rf - you just see a number.

I opted out because I don't like my work being spread around to random sites without me knowing where they're going.

« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 00:40 »
I'm just confusing about the last 12 months' sales, I just joined 123RF since Oct 2013, so my last 12 month's sale is count from Oct 2013 to Oct 2014? or Jan 2014 - Dec 2014?

« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 01:29 »
It's a rolling 12 month count, so as of May 1st, for example, you'd count April 2013 to April 2014 - and you'd have 0 sales for April 2013 through September 2013. See the answer to Question 1 at the bottom of this page:


« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 10:15 »
I opted out as well.

On the one hand 123RF does not seem to have a contributor-friendly approach. I don't understand the rationale behind the hair-brained graduated royalty scheme - because its not the contributor but the agency that's responsible for generating sales!  Their search functionality has a major impact on what sells, to my understanding.  So DIS-incentivising contributors for lower sales is unacceptable.

Secondly, after the DP- Shotshop experience I did very much want to regain control of my work as much as possible.  I therefore opted out of API/ partner/ reseller sales from 123RF and some other agencies.


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