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« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2011, 21:58 »
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RPD=38c in Feb for me. The 30% tax only bites part of it, but it still hurts. It was 74c Feb 2010.


« Reply #26 on: March 06, 2011, 07:37 »
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I guess I'm in the minority here (I usually tend to be).

I don't track number of downloads.  I only care about revenue, so I track that on a daily basis and calculate daily and monthly RPI, so it's easy to pull these numbers:

Feb 2010:  $.52 RPI for month
Feb 2011:  $.97 RPI for month

Yes, the commission cut sucks, but I have very warm feelings for Fotolia these days.  In the past year they went from being my #4 earner to #1, leapfrogging over SS, IS and DT. 

I have no explanation for this, but am hoping it continues!

« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2011, 08:44 »
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Year 2009: 1.08$
Year 2010: 0.78$
2011 so fare: 0.90$

Mostly Illustrations here.

« Reply #28 on: March 06, 2011, 12:45 »
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It is not valid to compare RPI with RPD.

I has just checked my last 20 sales, only 4 were not subs, and those were 3 XS and one M.  Of my last 50 sales, none of the non-subs were L or above.

« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2011, 13:37 »
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It is not valid to compare RPI with RPD.

I has just checked my last 20 sales, only 4 were not subs, and those were 3 XS and one M.  Of my last 50 sales, none of the non-subs were L or above.


I never said RPI was comparable to RPD.  Clearly these are different types of measurement.

My point is that in 12 months my port increased by about 50% in size, yet my total revenue went up 200%.  Anyone telling me I should be upset with Fotolia because my RPD might have gone down is crazy.  FT is my top agency now, with sales and revenue through the roof, far outpacing the increase in my port.  Frankly, I don't care what the RPD is now compared to a year ago.  The proof that matters to me -- money in my pocket -- is looking great.

« Reply #30 on: March 06, 2011, 13:56 »
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The proof that matters to me -- money in my pocket -- is looking great.

I like that sentence :p. After all, it's the end results that counts I guess. Wheter it's 1000$ from 500 sales or 1000$ from 2000 ;p

« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2011, 14:27 »
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I will never understand stock and his contributors.. one day "we" want big royalties other "we" want volume no matter the rpd.. maybe thats why we keep being screwed..

« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2011, 17:25 »
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I have very warm feelings for Fotolia these days.  In the past year they went from being my #4 earner to #1, leapfrogging over Shutterstock, IS and Dreamstime. 

I have no explanation for this, but am hoping it continues!

Very strange. It doesn't reflect Fot's position in the side-bar or my own experience. A year ago, Fotolia was challenging for third place in my earnings chart  (it actually was third last March), now it seems likely to slip to fifth or lower.

« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2011, 03:41 »
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My RPD sucks too.  And, of course, it's in U.S. $ also. 

January 71% subs downloads / .59 rpd
Feb 81% subs downloads  / .56 rpd

I always wondered if I was opted into the ONLY-SUBS AND PATHETICALLY SMALL DOWNLOADS program.

Thats the program i am in.  ;D.  What a waste of time fotolia has become.


Terrible, isn't it?  I'm looking to the right, and it looks to me like Fotolia is falling toward Mid-Tier status pretty quickly.  How many people are going to support them if they fall into Mid-Tier, given their terrible commission structure?  They could have a real struggle on their hands trying to keep/attract contributors.


 

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