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« Reply #75 on: April 19, 2020, 08:23 »
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If their "double earnings" are meant only for subs, we're doomed. No sales since 5th of april. Not something, I'm used too.
Unless most of our earnings are now transferred to subs, if that's the case we'll only know on the 8th-10th of May :-/
Correct, the majority of earnings have been transferred over to subs since April 6th. I know it's not ideal that there's no real time reporting for subs. We wanted to launch ASAP, this is something we're keen to look into in the future.

And just to reiterate what's already been posted here, the guarantee applies to your total earnings, it is literally "make at least 2x what you made in March", as long as you don't remove content.

I don't understand the real reason of this sudden charity


« Reply #76 on: April 20, 2020, 11:46 »
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I don't understand the real reason of this sudden charity

My understanding is that they are throwing all our images into an all-you can eat buffet of a cheap sub plan. They fear many of the better producers would pull their ports to avoid this. They are guaranteeing $ doubles for 6 months to get us to stay and they at least think their profits will go up enough to support this action.

It will be interesting to see if everyones sales are exactly double meaning that Canva is putting up their own money to meet this guarantee or if they are something a bit over that, and of course what happens in month 7.

I am guessing this plan has been in the works for a while, as sales might be lower than they expect due to economic downturn. But they take 65% of every sale, so if it was business as usual doubling our take still leaves them with 30%.

I think That Canva has a very rough ability to control if the sales come from paid downloads (our images) or Getty images for which they pay ? and we get less, or from free ones (either wholly owned content or the free sites they own). So they can somewhat push sales from either source via the search results. (This is something I think, I don't have any hard evidence or proof of it).

PZF

« Reply #77 on: April 21, 2020, 11:54 »
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Certainly non-subs have fallen off a cliff..... :(

« Reply #78 on: April 22, 2020, 08:47 »
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I wonder what will happen with the doubled money for the Canva sales from my Getty portfolio?!

« Reply #79 on: May 01, 2020, 03:51 »
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Sooooo. May is here, I hope this worked out for them because looking at April numbers other sales have fallen off a cliff.

Looking forward to my double March earnings.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #80 on: May 01, 2020, 04:53 »
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Non-sub sales have indeed been reduced to about 25% of what it normally should be. If it's going to be exactly double the amount of March, then I know enough: subs revenue won't be able to outweigh the drop in regular sales, and Canva is topping it up for 6 months...After which Canva can happily sit back and see subscription revenue flowing in, while contributors can once more eat dust.

« Reply #81 on: May 01, 2020, 05:08 »
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May 1st.
It's time to see if promises will be kept...

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« Reply #82 on: May 01, 2020, 05:26 »
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Excited to see the results of the exciting news

Mir

« Reply #83 on: May 01, 2020, 06:47 »
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I had the worst month which makes me wonder what will happen after 6 months.

Microstock Man

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« Reply #84 on: May 01, 2020, 08:30 »
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May 1st.
It's time to see if promises will be kept...

Will be a few days yet I think.

« Reply #85 on: May 02, 2020, 07:23 »
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Results from sub sales are usually shown about at 10th of the month.

« Reply #86 on: May 08, 2020, 23:55 »
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they recently 'deactivated' my acct for uploads due to 'quality issues' while no change in images compared to the 50K they've accepted -fine, their loss. but they also cut off access to current sales stats and refuse  to issue a report for the IRS for taxes (un-necessarily) withheld for 2019 sales (just a way to keep my money for longer)

fwiw their idea of 'guideline' for quality is a link to a  bunch of feelgood images - not even a minimal desc of standards

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« Reply #87 on: May 09, 2020, 14:07 »
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they recently 'deactivated' my acct for uploads due to 'quality issues' while no change in images compared to the 50K they've accepted -fine, their loss. but they also cut off access to current sales stats and refuse  to issue a report for the IRS for taxes (un-necessarily) withheld for 2019 sales (just a way to keep my money for longer)

fwiw their idea of 'guideline' for quality is a link to a  bunch of feelgood images - not even a minimal desc of standards

And I was disappointed when they wouldn't accept me?  ::) I remember when they first opened and anyone could upload. Then they started "standards" and a different direction. Some people had images removed. But account closed for quality issues? What's that? Too many rejections, or someone decided that your collection wasn't their style?

It just seems unusual for any agency to close an account like that.

« Reply #88 on: May 10, 2020, 03:05 »
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I had the worst month which makes me wonder what will happen after 6 months.
March is my BME, and April is my WME.
So you can imagine why I'm happy about that (I mean to be paid on the basis of March earnings).
But we are the 10th and I still don't see anything happening.
In fact, if I look at my April subscription earnings, they are no longer pending, the figure shows $0.00

« Reply #89 on: May 10, 2020, 05:36 »
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It's Sunday

« Reply #90 on: May 11, 2020, 00:26 »
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« Reply #91 on: May 11, 2020, 03:01 »
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Why do they need so much time lately to calculate and pay our earnings?

« Reply #92 on: May 11, 2020, 03:01 »
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It wasnt yesterday

« Reply #93 on: May 11, 2020, 11:30 »
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Why do they need so much time lately to calculate and pay our earnings?

We're all eager to see the magic number of our new earnings.... last month I received the stats on the 8th. I should be coming any day now... I hope.

« Reply #94 on: May 11, 2020, 12:38 »
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Probably still counting all the money, that's flooding in.

« Reply #95 on: May 12, 2020, 02:30 »
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You guys are like kids before Christmas  ;)

« Reply #96 on: May 12, 2020, 09:15 »
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You guys are like kids before Christmas  ;)
The only issue is that we don't know what date is Christmas this year  ;)

« Reply #97 on: May 12, 2020, 21:58 »
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I received the black an white answer from Canva, which is surprisingly satisfying for me and will clear any doubts. I edited out the USD number:
Hey Patrick,

Thank you for your response.

We are positive about how Photos Unlimited subscription worked out that we know that including contributor (premium) content in the Canva Pro subscription will yield you better earnings. Canva Pro has far more subscribers which is why we feel confident that you would (at least) double your total net earnings as this starts.

So if you received say roughly the same amount for you March sales - USD$X000 (which should come out by today, the 15th of April), we expect this to be at least double for your April sales (which will be released by May, 15th at the latest). This inclusion to the Canva Pro subscription started on April 6 (SYD) when we sent out the email. The amount is based on your total net earnings - individual license purchases, Canva Pro subscription earnings, and Photos Unlimited subscription earnings.

I hope this clears it up. Let me know if you need anything else.


Voila!

They said May 15th at the latest. Let's all hope they keep their word.
But even if they don't - is there any liability?

« Reply #98 on: May 13, 2020, 01:41 »
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I received the black an white answer from Canva, which is surprisingly satisfying for me and will clear any doubts. I edited out the USD number:
Hey Patrick,

Thank you for your response.

We are positive about how Photos Unlimited subscription worked out that we know that including contributor (premium) content in the Canva Pro subscription will yield you better earnings. Canva Pro has far more subscribers which is why we feel confident that you would (at least) double your total net earnings as this starts.

So if you received say roughly the same amount for you March sales - USD$X000 (which should come out by today, the 15th of April), we expect this to be at least double for your April sales (which will be released by May, 15th at the latest). This inclusion to the Canva Pro subscription started on April 6 (SYD) when we sent out the email. The amount is based on your total net earnings - individual license purchases, Canva Pro subscription earnings, and Photos Unlimited subscription earnings.

I hope this clears it up. Let me know if you need anything else.


Voila!

They said May 15th at the latest. Let's all hope they keep their word.
But even if they don't - is there any liability?

There are two categories of people I no longer believe a word they say:
- Politicians
- Microstock sites' owners

« Reply #99 on: May 13, 2020, 10:27 »
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There are two categories of people I no longer believe a word they say:
- Politicians
- Microstock sites' owners

That's why I asked if there is any liability? Do they have "skin in the game"? What happens if they don't deliver?


 

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