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« on: May 19, 2016, 13:45 »
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Just received $0.35 from the kind people at Dreamstime for an XL image ranked "level two". XL + Level 2 purchase = $0.35? :o Makes me wonder why they even bother displaying level rankings.


« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2016, 15:02 »
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http://www.dreamstime.com/sell-stock-photos-images

That was a subscription. You used to earn 70 cent royalties for higher level subscriptions, but that was eliminated a few years ago.

Levels matter for credit sales (when they happen; I find the proportion of subscription sales keeps increasing)

« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 07:24 »
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http://www.dreamstime.com/sell-stock-photos-images

That was a subscription. You used to earn 70 cent royalties for higher level subscriptions, but that was eliminated a few years ago.

Levels matter for credit sales (when they happen; I find the proportion of subscription sales keeps increasing)


A proportion of subscription sales increasing among general sales decreasing and tending to zero (any proportion of zero equals to zero)

« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2016, 12:24 »
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That much for an XL? :-) I got 0.25  for an XL I sold on Fotolia. It was my first ever sold photo and I couldn't believe my eyes.

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2016, 13:10 »
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I got between $4-7 for 11 to 16 credit sales on a few Level 5 images recently, so it seems those have gone down too. I used to get a lot of $11+ sales before the prices changed. More than half my sales there are subscriptions these days, anywhere from 35 cents to $2.
Prices for most sales at the other micros aren't much better.

« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2016, 13:33 »
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Out of my last 20 sales, 14 were regular subs, 2 were $2 subs and four were credits, so 80% subs.  Out of the 20 before that all but one was a sub so 95%.  The only good thing is that the subs advance the levels so you get more for the regular credit sales when they occur.  It's a far cry from what it used to be, but 35 cents for a sub is still much better than what you get for them at BS, CS, DP, 123RF, FT (most of the time) and even SS until you advance a couple of levels.  The idea at DT that buyers pay more credits for popular images that get downloaded a lot is good, rather than the same price regardless of popularity - too bad it doesn't seem to go well with buyers.


 

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