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« on: October 16, 2014, 12:50 »
Hi, I started with photography in January 2014 and have a very little experience with stockphoto's.

Here is the issue:

When I check my portfolio when not logged in, I can see the price is different for every format.
At their manual they tell you will earn like $ 0,21 for 0-249 downloads. But that is for every 1 credit or every download?

The website is not clear in that IMO.

« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 13:21 »

What you earn is shown in this chart - a fixed amount for each subscription sale and a percentage of what the buyer pays for credit sale. In the latter case, the percentage is fixed but the royalty amounts vary quite a bit. Buyers pay varying amounts based on how many credits they buy.

The 21.6 cents is for a subscription download, as the top row of the chart indicates.

« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 13:27 »
Well, thanks for explaining Jo Ann. My English may be bad, but I still don't understand.

Will I earn more if they have to spend 5 credits, in stead of 1?

EDIT: Oke, sorry, I didn't understand. So if they spend credits, a % will be payed. Can we know what % this is?

Also: What will a buyer get if they have a subscription? For example: a full size TIFF format for just $  0,21?
« Last Edit: October 16, 2014, 13:32 by dijkcity »

« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2014, 13:55 »
The percentage is in the chart I linked to - 30% to start. So for a 5 credit sale, you get .30 x buyer's price per credit x 5

We have been told in the past that the minimum price per credit for the purposes of calculating royalties is 40 cents. So for you, that means the smallest amount you could get for a 5 credit sale would be 60 cents.

What is included in subscriptions is listed here:


So TIFF can only be had via credit sales, but they can get XXL JPEG with a subscription.


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