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RacePhoto

« Reply #225 on: February 26, 2013, 11:46 »
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Thanks. Just can't wait for my first Quarter to come rolling in the door.  ::)

This will be fun to watch, and personally I don't give a *. They aren't making me anything and I only kept BS because it was a Sister site to SS. Leaving won't hurt them or me. I'm just waiting, to see how the story ends.


Can someone clear this up for me? I didn't see the announcement and have not found a post quoting the specific plan.

Bridge people get 38 cents until the end of June, and then go into the program at whatever 12 month download rate?

The rest of us are all on the last 12 months download total effective now?...

Yep, that's right. Non-Bridge users like you and me are already at our 12-month rates, which is especially ridiculous since those rates are being based on 12 months in which subscriptions didn't exist, so there's no way we could possibly have any substantial sales volume to hit a $0.31+ rate.


« Reply #226 on: February 26, 2013, 11:53 »
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Hello Mike,

Thanks.  The team will be monitoring subscription volume and usage on an ongoing basis.  Bridge to Bigstock contributors are guaranteed the highest subscription download royalty of 38 cents per download for six months.  Changes can't be guaranteed, but the team is sensitive to contributor royalties. If any changes are expected based on how Bigstock customers are responding to subscriptions, they would be communicated in advance during that time period or at the end of the six months.  The goal is to have both fair and competitive rates while also minimizing the possibility of having to adjust rates in the future.

Best,

Scott 
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« Reply #227 on: February 26, 2013, 13:10 »
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Had my first $0.25 download yesterday.  Ironically, the same image also sold on BS yesterday for $1.00.  It'll be interesting to see if the dollar sales disappear and the subscription sales take over.

« Reply #228 on: February 26, 2013, 15:09 »
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This will be the worst month for me at BS since Nov 2011.  I am 50% down but, hey, I have plenty of subs this month.

« Reply #229 on: February 26, 2013, 16:01 »
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Strangely enough, my StockXpert (deceased) income has been more than double my income on Bigstock and Depositphotos the last two months . . . .

« Reply #230 on: February 27, 2013, 07:42 »
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Strangely enough, my StockXpert (deceased) income has been more than double my income on Bigstock and Depositphotos the last two months . . . .

hahahahahahahha I didn't think to compare those numbers but I am nearly even steven between a defunct site and BigStock....oh man I need another beer...and it's 4:42 a.m. 8)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2013, 18:06 by Mantis »

RacePhoto

« Reply #231 on: February 27, 2013, 12:18 »
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Strangely enough, my StockXpert (deceased) income has been more than double my income on Bigstock and Depositphotos the last two months . . . .

Your ThinkStock downloads for 25 cents are more than both those places put together? Too bad you don't have all those files on IS, it would be paying 28 cents.

And here I am thinking of how 28 cents beats 25 cents? It feels ridiculous.

I'll guess that you and most of us will be getting 25 cents at BS. What do subs at DP pay?


« Reply #232 on: February 27, 2013, 12:21 »
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Strangely enough, my StockXpert (deceased) income has been more than double my income on Bigstock and Depositphotos the last two months . . . .

Your ThinkStock downloads for 25 cents are more than both those places put together? Too bad you don't have all those files on IS, it would be paying 28 cents.

And here I am thinking of how 28 cents beats 25 cents? It feels ridiculous.

I'll guess that you and most of us will be getting 25 cents at BS. What do subs at DP pay?

I get .31 at DP. So far today my DP is beating my SS and as for BigStock......whatever

RacePhoto

« Reply #233 on: February 27, 2013, 12:26 »
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Strangely enough, my StockXpert (deceased) income has been more than double my income on Bigstock and Depositphotos the last two months . . . .

Your ThinkStock downloads for 25 cents are more than both those places put together? Too bad you don't have all those files on IS, it would be paying 28 cents.

And here I am thinking of how 28 cents beats 25 cents? It feels ridiculous.

I'll guess that you and most of us will be getting 25 cents at BS. What do subs at DP pay?

I get .31 at DP. So far today my DP is beating my SS and as for BigStock......whatever

Thanks, interesting. StockXpert beats DP and BS added together, and your DP beats SS. Let me guess, SS and BS didn't take most of your files that are selling on DP and StockXpert?  ;D

« Reply #234 on: February 27, 2013, 12:34 »
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Strangely enough, my StockXpert (deceased) income has been more than double my income on Bigstock and Depositphotos the last two months . . . .

Your ThinkStock downloads for 25 cents are more than both those places put together? Too bad you don't have all those files on IS, it would be paying 28 cents.

And here I am thinking of how 28 cents beats 25 cents? It feels ridiculous.

I'll guess that you and most of us will be getting 25 cents at BS. What do subs at DP pay?

I get .31 at DP. So far today my DP is beating my SS and as for BigStock......whatever

Thanks, interesting. StockXpert beats DP and BS added together, and your DP beats SS. Let me guess, SS and BS didn't take most of your files that are selling on DP and StockXpert?  ;D

nope I have 4400 vectors on SS and I'm bridge on BS :) 

« Reply #235 on: February 27, 2013, 12:37 »
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nope I have 4400 vectors on SS and I'm bridge on BS :)

Awesome portfolio in my opinion.

« Reply #236 on: February 27, 2013, 12:44 »
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nope I have 4400 vectors on SS and I'm bridge on BS :)

Awesome portfolio in my opinion.

Thanks... I've always thought your work was awesome!

« Reply #237 on: February 28, 2013, 17:03 »
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Credit sales for $1-$2 are being replaced by subscriptions sales for 25c, if my account is any indication. As we all expected. There are no "new" buyers, just buyers converting to the All You Can Eat Buffet.

When I hit payout, the account gets closed. Hopefully I'll be completely out of microstock by this time next year.

« Reply #238 on: February 28, 2013, 20:55 »
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I've had 9 downloads over the past 2 days on BS, and of those 6 of them were 27 subs downloads. How is this any better than StinkStock? I'm still burning from the injustice of receiving a lower royalty simply because I was already on BS when SS initiated the 'Bridge to Bigstock' program. I'm so disgusted that I'm considering closing my account, but I don't want to do anything in anger that I'll regret later. Although if my BS earnings there go much lower I won't have much of anything to lose...

Poncke

« Reply #239 on: March 01, 2013, 05:51 »
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I found out they wont delete your files when you ask them to close your account. I closed my account last year June or so, and when I emailed them last month a few weeks before the RC scheme came in place if I could be bridged with SS, they cold me they could reinstate all my images. I was quite surprised. So now I demanded all images would be deleted from all BS servers and they confirmed. But I dont trust them for one bit. Most agencies are out to scam and squeeze the photographers it seems these days.

RacePhoto

« Reply #240 on: March 01, 2013, 17:05 »
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nope I have 4400 vectors on SS and I'm bridge on BS :)

Awesome portfolio in my opinion.

And that might be an understatement.  :)


 

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