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« on: November 23, 2016, 06:34 »
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Nice email received today and nice to see it's genuinely "exciting" news they dropped the payout threshld from $75 to $50 :)

Good to see an agency still thinks of their contributors

"We'd like to pay you more frequently so we're changing the minimum payment threshold from $75 to $50. You don't need to do anything, the changes

will take effect from the next pay run. "


Just wish Dreamstime would do that too  :(


« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 06:37 by Teddy the Cat »


« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 06:52 »
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Look in dictionary what DREAMS means.
Joke  ;)

« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 07:01 »
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The payout threshold has never bothered me but its another nice gesture.  I upload a lot of images exclusively to Alamy, even though they don't pay more for exclusive images.  It just feels right to help a site that is so contributor friendly as much as possible.  If everyone got behind Alamy and the few other sites that pay us 50% and did something positive to help them, I think we would be much better off than spending all out time complaining about sites that don't deserve our images.  Not that I don't enjoy complaining about sites that treat us appallingly, venting is good but doing something positive is better.

« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 07:05 »
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Nice move by Alamy, thanks. Dreamstime, Istock are the last remnants.

« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 07:06 »
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It's a nice gesture, but I wonder if it means that there are a lot more people who cant even make payout.  ???

« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 08:21 »
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It's a nice gesture, but I wonder if it means that there are a lot more people who cant even make payout.  ???

I have had the same reaction.
For me this means that less people can reach the payout, and it is not a good sign from my point of view

« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 09:17 »
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It's a nice gesture, but I wonder if it means that there are a lot more people who cant even make payout.  ???

Or they are going to lower commissions, making it even harder to make payout. ;)

« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2016, 10:20 »
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I did not get any e-mail from Alamy about payment threshold changing (and I did check my spam folder), so I went to look on the site to see what I could find.

The legal stuff hasn't changed (still $75) but it mentions "...or such lower amount as is published on the Alamy website from time to time". Where would this lower amount appear on the web site? I figured my contributor dashboard would be a good place to find any notice I'd missed, but I can't see anything.

I can see a notice of a new blog post that they're about to roll out the new image manager - 50 tags max (no deletions for existing images), only one group of keywords, but you can designate 10 supertags (not sure how). You can enter multi-word keywords (not sure what that means for existing images where they broke up multi-word entries on upload, but I'm guessing we'll have to fix manually).

And editorial comes to RF images!!

http://www.alamy.com/blog/introducing-the-new-alamy-image-manager

Roll out beginning this week, but apparently it's not happening for everyone at the same time.

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2016, 11:02 »
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It's a nice gesture, but I wonder if it means that there are a lot more people who cant even make payout.  ???

Well, the average net sale for me in 2008 was $109 and this year it has dropped to $14, so yes, it's becoming more difficult to receive a payout every month. Over 60% of my sales are under $10, and I license a good number of images per month on average.

In fact the net sale last year was $24 so I'm seeing an almost 50% drop in the average sale value in one year.

« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2016, 14:20 »
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It's a nice gesture, but I wonder if it means that there are a lot more people who cant even make payout.  ???

Never look  a gift horse in the mouth  :D

« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2016, 05:59 »
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:( 
I wish we could choose the level at which we get payout......
Diddling around with the accountant and taxman for every 50$ is a right royal pain and costs money...


 

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