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« on: August 06, 2013, 17:53 »
When did 123RF start giving 18 cents for earnings on small size credit sales? I had three of those today. Yesterday, I had a small credit sale and earned 39.6 cents. I'm on Level 4.


« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 17:56 »
Let me dig that email up from 123RF as I had the same thing. Second


« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 17:58 »
Thank you for your email.

As for the earnings, there are a few factors that determine the amount you receive from your sales.

   Your tier level ( currently you are at level 2 )
   Price per credit used to acquire your content

(price per credit X your TIER % ) Credits worth for your Content = What you get

Eg: Price per credit = 0.68 USD, Your TIER = Level 3 @40% , Size purchased = M (2 Credits worth)
Calculation: (0.68USD X 40%)2 = 0.544 USD

Hence with the calculation, how would you know whether the calculation is correct? Why the earning is so low compared to the other?

Sometimes, in order to remain competitive, we have to give certain amount of discounts to the client. However, when it comes to your earning, we have a price threshold that we will not go below. Anything below will be absorbed by 123rf to maintain the threshold earning to be paid to you.

You could do a reverse calculation to check:

Your earnings / Content Credits Worth = earning Per Credit. Then, use the threshold chart to compare.

Earning for a M size Image = 0.544 USD

Reverse Calculation:-
0.544 / 2 = 0.272 per credit

Please check these threshold based on the chart:-


** your per credit should be above your threshold based on the chart above.
** IF you found any irregularity on the threshold figure , please email us at [email protected]

Your earning for image #14xxxxxx in S size, is $0.217.
This is above the Tier Threshold of $ 0.14.

Hope this clarifies.

« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 18:31 »
A while back 123rf said that 40 cents per credit was the minimum price for royalty calculations. At 45%, that's 18 cents per credti

« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 19:41 »
So someone bought some credits in bulk to get a cheaper per credit rate, which in turn affects how much I get paid? Is that what all that means?


« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 19:41 »
Look on the bright side once you make level 10 you will get a whopping 33% increase which is $.24  ;)

« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013, 20:30 »
So someone bought some credits in bulk to get a cheaper per credit rate, which in turn affects how much I get paid? Is that what all that means?

Yes. Almost all the sites do this (give a percentage of the price actually paid, net of discounts). It means that we "share" in any discounting they do. I think at iStock the lowest anyone has so far seen was a 7 cent royalty for an XS sale :)


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