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Title: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: offisapup on May 29, 2020, 12:05
Now if only they make more sales, they would be the perfect agency. How can you not love this agency though. What a lovely gesture...

https://www.dreamstime.com/blog/dreamstime-love-54073 (https://www.dreamstime.com/blog/dreamstime-love-54073)
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: cobalt on May 29, 2020, 12:06
What a wonderful supportive move! Thank you Dreamstime!

Will upload tonight!

Thank you!
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on May 29, 2020, 12:11
https://twitter.com/joannsnover/status/1266416370943574021

I haven't uploaded there in ages as sales were so weak, but I'll be uploading this weekend - and I'd encourage anyone on twitter to retweet their announcement. They are at least trying to help, unlike the fat cat tossers at #Shutterstock...
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: panicAttack on May 29, 2020, 12:12
very nice move

My dreamstime is not getting down at all. Passed 123rf and deposit in last few months.

thank you dreamstime team!
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: trabuco on May 29, 2020, 12:13
Uploading now.

Good movement.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: mj007 on May 29, 2020, 12:16
Dreamtime is the winner of the day....SS sucks big D's......
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Clair Voyant on May 29, 2020, 12:19
Adobe... Please take note!
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: marthamarks on May 29, 2020, 12:20
I gotta say… for me Dreamstime has been "hot" (relatively speaking, of course) of late.

THREE ELs in the last months at DT. They don't pay nearly as much as SS used to, just $13, but if enough of them come in it's a lot better than $.36 at SS with almost no ELs in sight.

And I get a lot of $2 sales at DT, also.

So overall, I've been happy to have a portfolio there. And I definitely will keep building it going forward.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Desintegrator on May 29, 2020, 12:37
If only video prices were higher... for 4K downloads they pay around what other sites pay for HD...
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: angelawaye on May 29, 2020, 12:45
Love DT!
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: cobalt on May 29, 2020, 12:50
https://twitter.com/joannsnover/status/1266416370943574021

I haven't uploaded there in ages as sales were so weak, but I'll be uploading this weekend - and I'd encourage anyone on twitter to retweet their announcement. They are at least trying to help, unlike the fat cat tossers at #Shutterstock...

Put it all over public social media, not just twitter. Also all private stock groups and circles. And recommend them to customers.

They are a small agency, so giving us more money must really hurt them, but they are doing it anyway to give us hope.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: DallasP on May 29, 2020, 14:53
https://twitter.com/joannsnover/status/1266416370943574021

I haven't uploaded there in ages as sales were so weak, but I'll be uploading this weekend - and I'd encourage anyone on twitter to retweet their announcement. They are at least trying to help, unlike the fat cat tossers at #Shutterstock...

Put it all over public social media, not just twitter. Also all private stock groups and circles. And recommend them to customers.

They are a small agency, so giving us more money must really hurt them, but they are doing it anyway to give us hope.

They WERE doing quite well back in like '14
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: jjneff on May 29, 2020, 14:59
Great move!! Thank-you so much!
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Mantis on May 29, 2020, 15:07
I still upload there even though sales have been low because DT has always been relatively fair. They purposefully cycle their search to ensure a fair shake for contributors. So for a week I get a lot of $2-5 dis and then that is followed by subs. I used to make $200 a month there but now I am * lucky to make $30. I wish they had better video pricing too.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Chichikov on May 29, 2020, 15:08
A noble and appreciated marketing action, but still a marketing action
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Thomas Dutour on May 29, 2020, 15:10
Smart move by Dreamstime! They say they want to help during this pandemic trying times but I feel it is more a response to Shutterstock new earning structure. Hopefully more agencies will act fast to destabilize Shutterstock even more.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Firn on May 29, 2020, 15:13
This is really a great move, but am I the only one who finds the timing incredibly....convenient? Shutterstock announced a cut of our royalities and two days later Dreamstime announces a rise in royalities? Does seem a bit like an attempt to gain some publicity and customers and attrackt as many contributors who are possibly leaving Shuttersock at the same time?
Either way, I am not looking a gift horse in the mouth (too closely) and am happy about the increase in rocalities either way, whatever the motives.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: dk on May 29, 2020, 15:16
Great news! When the pandemic started i was expecting agencies to react with some sort of bonus to contributors. Hopefully more will follow DT's example.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Mimi the Cat on May 29, 2020, 15:16
A noble and appreciated marketing action, but still a marketing action

Never  look  a gift horse in the mouth  ;D

Considering that shuttersucks never gave us a raise and neither did isuck/getty any increase is welcome
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: marthamarks on May 29, 2020, 15:24
I just had the fun of deleting on my profile here the link to my SS account and adding a link to my DT account.

Adiós, Shutterstock! Don't let the door hit you!
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: PhotoBomb on May 29, 2020, 15:25
I never stopped uploading to DT. Though sales aren't what they used to be glad I stayed with them.

Great Move DT.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Dodie on May 29, 2020, 15:27
Nice move, thank you DT.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Roscoe on May 29, 2020, 15:32
A lot of sympathy for Dreamstime here. My favorite underdog agency.
However sales are really slow compared to the bigger ones, at least they give you a respectable RPD with lots of 2$ or more commissions.

I hope they can survive and increase their market share.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: PZF on May 29, 2020, 15:37
Nice!!!  :)
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Pauws99 on May 29, 2020, 15:40
Always had a soft spot for them. They seem to sell more of the images I like myself rather than my tawdry "me too" pot boilers ;-)
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: marthamarks on May 29, 2020, 15:43
This is really a great move, but am I the only one who finds the timing incredibly....convenient?

Who cares???
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Roscoe on May 29, 2020, 16:03
Dreamstime announces a rise in royalities? Does seem a bit like an attempt to gain some publicity and customers and attrackt as many contributors who are possibly leaving
Can you remember any agency announcing a raise in royalties recently? Because I don't.
Dreamstime is a small fish in a rough ocean, but at least one that's swimming against the stream, and actually showing some appreciation for their contributors.

Let it be an inspiration for others agencies.

I wish them a steady influx of high quality contributors and even more important, more market share with customers wanting to support sustainable business models.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Mrblues101 on May 29, 2020, 16:05
I start with them

If they keep working hard and improve them plataform design, they can take bigger portion for stock market

I will re-start upload with them
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: ShadySue on May 29, 2020, 16:19
A noble and appreciated marketing action, but still a marketing action
Like SS jumped in with a scheme for former iS exclusives getting their files onto SS easily at the time G screwed iS.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: DallasP on May 29, 2020, 16:24
A noble and appreciated marketing action, but still a marketing action
Like SS jumped in with a scheme for former iS exclusives getting their files onto SS easily at the time G screwed iS.

Convenient timing indeed but, what does it matter? It would be terribly uncompetitive to not take advantage of their largest competitor. (now, if AS would offer exclusive  ... )
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: scribble on May 29, 2020, 18:13
I've kept uploading to DT, even though they were not a big earner for me.  The upload process was so easy, it was effortless to keep a portfolio.  Also, although they had a $100 threshold, I could cash out as soon as I reached the amount.  I did not have to wait for the threshold AND the end of the month.

In the last six months, DT exploded for me (relatively speaking).  Four of the last six months were my BME's.  Since I put a halt on uploading to SS, DT will be getting more exclusive photos.

Thank you DT for treating your contributors better.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on May 29, 2020, 18:26
I FTP'd some uploads up this afternoon and was very pleasantly surprised by

1. How much simpler they've made the submission process and

2. How quickly the images were approved (I'm guessing they had hoped this might be the result of their royalty increase)

I thought I should tweet about the new uploads to continue to raise awareness of their 10% royalty increase - and am now using #SupportDreamstime as well as #BoycottShutterstock in the tweets (along with the agency names)

https://twitter.com/joannsnover/status/1266509975955755008

I realize that their big problem is sales (lack thereof) but given how rare it is for an agency to reach out a helping hand to contributors these days, I think it's right to give them lots of public "thank you"s
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Atomazul on May 29, 2020, 18:45
Amazing. Dreamstime was the first company to accept one of my photos many years back. I've stuck with them ever since, and right now I'm really glad I did. This was a classy af move. Thank you, Dreamstime. FU Shutterstock.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: DallasP on May 29, 2020, 19:35
I've kept uploading to DT, even though they were not a big earner for me.  The upload process was so easy, it was effortless to keep a portfolio.  Also, although they had a $100 threshold, I could cash out as soon as I reached the amount.  I did not have to wait for the threshold AND the end of the month.

In the last six months, DT exploded for me (relatively speaking).  Four of the last six months were my BME's.  Since I put a halt on uploading to SS, DT will be getting more exclusive photos.

Thank you DT for treating your contributors better.

I've been doing some 3D stuff and mostly just putting them on AS because it's a super easy export from Premiere but, this is looking like imma ditch some stuff.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: leremy on May 29, 2020, 20:31
Anyone with a website should start linking to Dreamstime. Let's give them our support.
Come to think of it, Dreamstime has been the fairest agencies so far. I can't remember they ever decrease our commission or playing tricks with affiliates.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Pauws99 on May 30, 2020, 00:50
This is really a great move, but am I the only one who finds the timing incredibly....convenient? Shutterstock announced a cut of our royalities and two days later Dreamstime announces a rise in royalities? Does seem a bit like an attempt to gain some publicity and customers and attrackt as many contributors who are possibly leaving Shuttersock at the same time?
Either way, I am not looking a gift horse in the mouth (too closely) and am happy about the increase in rocalities either way, whatever the motives.
Why wouldn't they try and gain publicity and customers? Name a business that doesn't do that.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Artist on May 30, 2020, 01:27
This is really a great move, but am I the only one who finds the timing incredibly....convenient? Shutterstock announced a cut of our royalities and two days later Dreamstime announces a rise in royalities? Does seem a bit like an attempt to gain some publicity and customers and attrackt as many contributors who are possibly leaving Shuttersock at the same time?
Either way, I am not looking a gift horse in the mouth (too closely) and am happy about the increase in rocalities either way, whatever the motives.
Why wouldn't they try and gain publicity and customers? Name a business that doesn't do that.

Yes, there is difference between publicity and opportunity.

I am with dreamstime here as they have taken a good decision in this pandemic.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Mimi the Cat on May 30, 2020, 02:18
A noble and appreciated marketing action, but still a marketing action

Never  look  a gift horse in the mouth  ;D

Considering that shuttersucks never gave us a raise and neither did isuck/getty any increase is welcome

I stand corrected Photobomb advised that shutterstock did give raises up until 2008
 

...12 years ago
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Pauws99 on May 30, 2020, 02:41
This is really a great move, but am I the only one who finds the timing incredibly....convenient? Shutterstock announced a cut of our royalities and two days later Dreamstime announces a rise in royalities? Does seem a bit like an attempt to gain some publicity and customers and attrackt as many contributors who are possibly leaving Shuttersock at the same time?
Either way, I am not looking a gift horse in the mouth (too closely) and am happy about the increase in rocalities either way, whatever the motives.
Why wouldn't they try and gain publicity and customers? Name a business that doesn't do that.

Yes, there is difference between publicity and opportunity.

I am with dreamstime here as they have taken a good decision in this pandemic.
They are linked closely though...thats why TV manufacturers launch sales campaigns before world cups....any decent agency is going to look how to react to Shutterstock's move. I fear some might see it as a signal to further drop commissions others to boost their image bank.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Red Dove on May 30, 2020, 04:12
my first post for two and a half years....I'm here for the Dreamstime announcement
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Noedelhap on May 30, 2020, 04:44
That's a nice move, DT! I don't care if it's opportunistic, as long as we're getting rewarded for our hard work, every royalty increase is more than welcome.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: ravens on May 31, 2020, 07:40
Great move. I started uploading again to Dreamstime. If an agengy actually increases contributor pay, you just have to support them!
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Horizon on May 31, 2020, 10:29
Oh come on people this is an agency which hardly sell anything at all and now because of the SS scam they are increasing royalties. Well I be damned!...whats next? Adobe increasing royalties and Depositphotos increasing royalties?  dear me!
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Jens G on May 31, 2020, 11:15
It is a good move that Dreamstime increase royalties, but as long as their sales are as low as they are for me, it doesn't really matter.
10% of almost nothing is still almost nothing.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on May 31, 2020, 11:24
Oh come on people this is an agency which hardly sell anything at all and ....

Anyone who's been with Dreamstime a long time knows of their problems (I've been there since 2004) but that's not the point. The fact that they don't sell much or that me uploading to them again won't increase sales are also not the point.

Take the time to celebrate a small positive move in support of contributors in a sea of totally unhelpful or outright hostile agencies. As they say with presents, it's the though that counts :)

Edited to add that I received a download this morning for one of the files I uploaded yesterday - I understand it's not significant, but it feels like a lovely counterpart to Dreamstime's kind royalty increase starting tomorrow.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: douglas on May 31, 2020, 17:35
Oh come on people this is an agency which hardly sell anything at all and now because of the SS scam they are increasing royalties.!

In the last couple of months my sales on DT have gone from practically nothing to a very small bit of something. Similarly, their contributor UI has improved dramatically - I rarely have to change the automatically suggested categories and all the information I want is easily found. Can I say the same about Shittystick? Nope. Interface has not improved, sales have gone down.

Relatively speaking, DT is a small agency: that's why it doesn't sell a lot. I uploaded 300 images tonight which were on SS and not DT. If everyone disabling their portfolio does the same, then it's not such a small agency and the results could be good for all.

Almost every company was a small business once. There is no reason they have to stay that way.   
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: KeremGo3D on May 31, 2020, 20:00
I used to work exclusively with Dreamstime - I'm contributor there since 2014. And I kept my exclusivity until they stopped paying upload bonuses to contributors who have more than 10.000 images on their portfolio. I also stopped submitting my work there since then but perhaps its a good time since they are more supportive during all this crazy times.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: wordplanet on June 01, 2020, 13:42
Nice move on their part.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Julied83 on June 02, 2020, 06:17
I had my first june sale but no extra $
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Desintegrator on June 02, 2020, 09:39
Same here, 2nd of June, still getting the same amounts as before
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: blue on June 02, 2020, 09:52
I got 2 subs sales on June 1st, each for 0,38$ (0,35$ +10%)
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Desintegrator on June 02, 2020, 09:53
I got 2 subs sales on June 1st, each for 0,38$ (0,35$ +10%)

I got the usual .35
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: blue on June 02, 2020, 11:29
I got 2 subs sales on June 1st, each for 0,38$ (0,35$ +10%)
I just got a new sale for 0,35$... Don't know what to think ::)
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Brasilnut on June 03, 2020, 06:36
They give with one hand while they take with another. Some people have short memories!

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2017/06/28/why-dreamstimes-royalty-free-limit-free-is-bad-news-for-contributors/

Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: ravens on June 03, 2020, 06:56
But Shutterstock is take, take, take all the time. In addition to that, don't forget the "free SS images without watermark" sites and their lax attitude to fix things.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: LouisPhotos on June 03, 2020, 07:23
so bad  this change anythink. no more sell loll thank you nice try
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: cristianstorto on June 03, 2020, 10:43
My June sales are not affected by this increase. Still $ 0.35 or $ 2.00
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Desintegrator on June 04, 2020, 04:19
4th of June, still getting regular royalties, no increase...
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: KeremGo3D on June 04, 2020, 14:44
They give with one hand while they take with another. Some people have short memories!

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2017/06/28/why-dreamstimes-royalty-free-limit-free-is-bad-news-for-contributors/

Thank you so much for reminding this!
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: mj007 on June 04, 2020, 15:57
I just got a $2.00 and $13.34 sale on Dreamtime today. At the rate SS is going for me that will be three weeks total  sales on SS.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Firn on June 04, 2020, 16:08
I also did not get any 10% increase on my sales. Looking at the forum it seems to be random. Some people get them, some don't, some get them on some sales, but not on others. A mod there told people to write them with the image ID if they did not get the extra 10%, so maybe some of you want to do that. It's does not seem worth the hassle for 3cent.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Desintegrator on June 04, 2020, 16:18
I also did not get any 10% increase on my sales. Looking at the forum it seems to be random. Some people get them, some don't, some get them on some sales, but not on others. A mod there told people to write them with the image ID if they did not get the extra 10%, so maybe some of you want to do that. It's does not seem worth the hassle for 3cent.

I'll wait a little, maybe it's a delay in their reporting system. At Dreamstime it happens a lot the time my balance increases and the time a sale show in the list is very different (but actually this delay is never 4 days long, usually about 1 day)
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: EIPHOTO on June 04, 2020, 16:29
does anyone know if sales increased over there the past few days? have they picked up more clients as a result of the increased number of people mentioning they will upload there?
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Mantis on June 04, 2020, 20:44
I never received the email nor have my royalties gone up.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Firn on June 05, 2020, 12:55
Just saw this on Dreamstime's forum:

Quote
Clarification: The announcement we posted says that all purchases made beginning June 1st will award the increased royalties. This means that all plans purchased as of this date will give you +10%. Keep in mind that plans purchased prior to this date may still be active and used by our buyers and for those downloads, you will receive regular royalties. This is why for some sales you have increased royalties, for others not yet. In time, as the current plans get used up, all your sales will show the updated royalties. I hope this clarifies.

So, that explains why none of my sales there this month have earned me any additional 10%.

So this promised increase not only came at a very convinient time, but they also left out a quite important detail from their mail announcement.  ::)
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: emjaysmith on June 05, 2020, 12:59
Working fine for me just now. Submitted 6 images an hour ago, reviewed and online already.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: douglas on June 05, 2020, 13:05

So, that explains why none of my sales there this month have earned me any additional 10%.

So this promised increase not only came at a very convinient time, but they also left out a quite important detail from their mail announcement.  ::)

Och, yer jaw’s trippin’ you! You’ve been negative about everything all week. Lighten up, it’s the weekend and this is a rare bit of genuine good news. I don’t claim to know how Dreamstime code their application but, from the way I would do it, applying a commission change to an existing plan would be a nightmare. They are already paying considerably more than DT, albeit with low volume sales, so look forward to the bonus as you move images across to them. If you already have all your SS images there, what difference does it make to you?
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Firn on June 05, 2020, 13:18

Och, yer jaw’s trippin’ you! You’ve been negative about everything all week.
I wonder why, with what's going on....  ;)

But I shall say no more.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: marthamarks on June 05, 2020, 13:22
I just tried to process on DT some images that I uploaded about 2 weeks ago but never formally submitted.

No go! I got this message in red at the top of the page:

Error: Due to the massive uploads, you can only make 7000 submissions per week. Please continue the upload process after 7 days have passed since your first submission.

Well, golly gumdrops, I haven't come anywhere close to 7,000 submissions this week. And just a few days ago they accepted a couple dozen that I processed in just a few hours.

DT must be seeing a MASSIVE SURGE in uploads right now.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: rinderart on June 05, 2020, 13:23
Good Move from DT. agree with JoAnn. been there since Day one. very slow the last few Years But I didn't give up Like Most of the others.. good Move for them and best of Luck.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: alexdarm on June 05, 2020, 22:16
Got some 0.38 sales there yesterday. yay! they DID increase royalties  :D
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Asthebelltolls on June 05, 2020, 22:36
Dreamstime was the first agency I joined more than a decade ago. I've always felt that I've been treated fairly. It's always felt like a partnership since day one.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: marthamarks on June 05, 2020, 22:53
I just tried to process on DT some images that I uploaded about 2 weeks ago but never formally submitted.

No go! I got this message in red at the top of the page:

Error: Due to the massive uploads, you can only make 7000 submissions per week. Please continue the upload process after 7 days have passed since your first submission.

Well, golly gumdrops, I haven't come anywhere close to 7,000 submissions this week. And just a few days ago they accepted a couple dozen that I processed in just a few hours.

DT must be seeing a MASSIVE SURGE in uploads right now.

Just to follow up… I went back tonight and without incident got all my newest images submitted and approved in record time.

Seems like the bottleneck has ended.

I also had a sale today for $4.12, which is an odd royalty that I don't recall ever seeing there before. That's on top of three ELs over the last month, which also never happened to me there before.

Something seems to be happening at DT, and it looks good from where I sit.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Chichikov on June 06, 2020, 02:18
During the whole year I read only quite negative comments about Dreamstimes...
And suddenly it would have become the best microscock agency in the world...
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: KeremGo3D on June 06, 2020, 12:36
During the whole year I read only quite negative comments about Dreamstimes...
And suddenly it would have become the best microscock agency in the world...

Couldn't put this better myself. I love and support that agency, its my first. I was exclusive till they cancelled paying upload bonuses. I still like them but sales there are slow.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Dave on June 06, 2020, 23:18
I have been with Dreamstinme since the early 2006, I have had images withy other sites that promised the world and delivered nothing.
My images from that time are still being licensed, they pay on time and if the images you have with them are exclusive you get a better %.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: pucko on June 08, 2020, 07:02
does anyone have descent monthly income from DT e.g. minimum 300$ or more, just asking
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: EIPHOTO on June 08, 2020, 15:03
id be very curious to know that as well
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Mantis on June 08, 2020, 15:07
does anyone have descent monthly income from DT e.g. minimum 300$ or more, just asking

Not only no but kcuf no. I have about 4500 images there. I make $10-30 a month there.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: EIPHOTO on June 09, 2020, 10:24
how is the uploading process there compared to other agencies? Can you caption and keyword the images in the actual file in photo mechanic and then just simply submit them?
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Pixart on June 09, 2020, 12:31
To be the 10,047th person to say this, (but the first in this post.... ) now if they would only lower payouts.  There was a time when I could get a couple $100 payouts a month, but now it's about twice a year.

I had a of the yummy sub sales today, three at $2.20 and one at $2.     That little increase of 60 cents on top of the old price sure beats 6 sub sales at SS.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: AnS on June 11, 2020, 08:40
Some recent sales of mine appear to have the increased royalty too: 2,20$ instead of 2$ and 0,38$ instead of 0,35$. It's a little "step", but a step in the right direction at least.

About the monthly income, with ~900 vectors I earn around 20-40$/month, so it's not much, but I choose to contribute as I like their system (highest RPD across all agencies), feel respected and treated fairly.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Uncle Pete on June 12, 2020, 09:27
Now if only they make more sales, they would be the perfect agency. How can you not love this agency though. What a lovely gesture...

https://www.dreamstime.com/blog/dreamstime-love-54073 (https://www.dreamstime.com/blog/dreamstime-love-54073)

While I did + this, I'm looking at the announcement as 1) offering me a much bigger share of nothing, and a 2) nice move on DTs part to capitalize on the SS dissatisfaction and bring back or invite people.

Whether it really makes more for any of use, it's still welcome.

Myself, if something WAS rejected by SS and Adobe, I'd then upload as exclusive to DT. At this point that's going to be, if something is rejected by Adobe?  ;)

During the whole year I read only quite negative comments about Dreamstimes...
And suddenly it would have become the best microscock agency in the world...


Yeah, odd how that swinging door works in Microstock.  ;D Until the SS announcement, people were putting down Adobe as not being the answer, and called out for saying Adobe had the best future. That swung too?

DT makes me very little. I hardly upload anything. See above, what I do is images I think have potential and are worth the extra time to put on DT as Exclusive. A couple of them have worked, I'm happy. I don't intend to say that the new plan will add more income and volume is pretty low.

I won't say anything negative about any increase?  8)
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: candidcruiser on June 13, 2020, 07:57
If DT wanted to do something useful, they would lower their minimum payout.  With all the competition, $100 is too high.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: noodle on June 13, 2020, 08:21
If DT wanted to do something useful, they would lower their minimum payout.  With all the competition, $100 is too high.
WAAYYYY too high
They should switch it to $25 with the volume of sales they produce
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: cascoly on June 13, 2020, 16:00
I FTP'd some uploads up this afternoon and was very pleasantly surprised by

1. How much simpler they've made the submission process and

2. How quickly the images were approved (I'm guessing they had hoped this might be the result of their royalty increase)....



i had the same reaction - i had stopped uploading til someone here mentioned the process had been streamlined, so i've returned, too
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Noedelhap on June 24, 2020, 07:58
I'm getting more and more sales on DT than ever the last couple of days (according to StockSubmitter), but for some reason my DT statistics page doesn't update...Anyone else who has the same problem?

Edit: never mind, it's a server delay according to the DT forum admin.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: jasonlee3071 on June 25, 2020, 18:07
That's good news for me too as I have over 200 files there right now.  :)
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Lukeruk on July 01, 2020, 15:51
Lots of sales in last 4-5 days, like in the old days. Still far from covering SS lose, but atm it looks promising.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: EIPHOTO on July 01, 2020, 20:16
are lots of others experiencing any increase in sales from DT do to the amount content shifting over to there?
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: marthamarks on July 01, 2020, 20:37
Lots of sales in last 4-5 days, like in the old days. Still far from covering SS lose, but atm it looks promising.

I've noticed that increase in sales on DT, too. (And actually, the same is happening with my portfolio on AS.)

Fingers crossed for the change to continue and be permanent!
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on July 01, 2020, 20:44
I am seeing an increase (it's still slow though). It's hard to tell if that's because I uploaded a huge backlog over the last weekend in May or if it's the absence of the files on Shutterstock.
Title: Re: Dreamstime increasing royalties
Post by: Chichikov on July 02, 2020, 01:28
does anyone have descent monthly income from DT e.g. minimum 300$ or more, just asking

No, but Dreamstime is so good… they give us 10% more on the 10 - 20 images we sell every month…