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Tryingmybest

  • Stand up for what is right
« Reply #125 on: May 15, 2014, 11:47 »
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When did the DPC officially go online?

Looking at my stats from January 1, 2014 through today, I see my sales have doubled at FT starting in mid-March. However, that was when I went full-time with microstock illustration and have quadrupled my submissions. So I'm hoping my increase is from my hard work and not the DPC  :-[


I've seen no noticeable decrease in sales more than 2 week after opting out


It looks like they launched in January: http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/15/fotolia-launches-dollar-photo-club-an-exclusive-club-for-heavy-stock-photo-clients/

and...

http://www.microstockgroup.com/fotolia-com/fotolia-launches-dollar-photo-club/

Yeah, it looks like DPC may have some effect on the increase. However, I am inclined to believe that my increased submission rate is the cause. I'm averaging 10 new illustrations uploaded 5 days a week as opposed to 1 or 2 a day before mid-March (tried to make an attachment with chart, not sure if worked).





Goofy

« Reply #126 on: May 15, 2014, 12:14 »
+1
so far $.78 more this month due to the so-called raise! I cannot even get a single cup of black coffee (small size) with that raise!  :-\



cuppacoffee

« Reply #127 on: May 15, 2014, 12:36 »
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Senior Citizen small black coffee is 75 cents at McDonald's in my neck of the woods.

« Reply #128 on: May 15, 2014, 15:16 »
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i dont see any increase in commissions. Anyone saw except file sold user, who is probably generated by fotolia?

« Reply #129 on: May 15, 2014, 16:11 »
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I think I am seeing some increase, but I've never understood the royalty payment system, so I have no idea if I am. If I understood their announcement correctly, there was an increase even for those who opted out of the dollar club. Is this correct?

« Reply #130 on: May 15, 2014, 16:56 »
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If I understood their announcement correctly, there was an increase even for those who opted out of the dollar club. Is this correct?

Yes. But the increase is only for sales in their monthly subscription packages, not for regular subs. Until now there was no way to know where a subscription sale came from. Now, if a subs royalty is different then your usual one, you know it is via a monthly pack.

« Reply #131 on: May 15, 2014, 18:44 »
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If I understood their announcement correctly, there was an increase even for those who opted out of the dollar club. Is this correct?

Yes. But the increase is only for sales in their monthly subscription packages, not for regular subs. Until now there was no way to know where a subscription sale came from. Now, if a subs royalty is different then your usual one, you know it is via a monthly pack.

I guess that's because almost nobody buys monthly packages. So smooth & tactical ;)

Tryingmybest

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« Reply #132 on: May 15, 2014, 18:44 »
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If I understood their announcement correctly, there was an increase even for those who opted out of the dollar club. Is this correct?

Yes. But the increase is only for sales in their monthly subscription packages, not for regular subs. Until now there was no way to know where a subscription sale came from. Now, if a subs royalty is different then your usual one, you know it is via a monthly pack.

Wow. What a convoluted mess. One big problem is they have a very confusing pricing model for contributors to understand.

« Reply #133 on: May 15, 2014, 19:30 »
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If I understood their announcement correctly, there was an increase even for those who opted out of the dollar club. Is this correct?

Yes. But the increase is only for sales in their monthly subscription packages, not for regular subs. Until now there was no way to know where a subscription sale came from. Now, if a subs royalty is different then your usual one, you know it is via a monthly pack.

Thanks. I (sort of) understand now. They (and several other stock agencies) have financials as convoluted as cable companies.

« Reply #134 on: May 15, 2014, 19:35 »
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I remember the good ol days when the math was simple now it's so confusing we get payed the wrong amounts ;)


My Very Best :)
KimsCreativeHub.com

« Reply #135 on: May 15, 2014, 22:42 »
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i dont see any increase in commissions. Anyone saw except file sold user, who is probably generated by fotolia?

I have opted out 600+ images from DPC. Then I must be heck of a good fotolia-spy :D

gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #136 on: May 16, 2014, 04:39 »
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I mustn't have read correctly, i thought we only got the increase if were opted in to DPC

Ron

« Reply #137 on: May 16, 2014, 05:16 »
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Just got an 0.80 sub for an XL

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #138 on: May 16, 2014, 05:52 »
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Senior Citizen small black coffee is 75 cents at McDonald's in my neck of the woods.

With or without sugar?

« Reply #139 on: May 16, 2014, 06:22 »
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Still not one extra penny from FT subscriptions here. Every single one is 29 cents.

Matt, where is my "Huge Increase".....?

« Reply #140 on: May 16, 2014, 06:36 »
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Just got an 0.80 sub for an XL

that is ft s  idea -  kill credit sales with a little bit lager  commisions  at subs
« Last Edit: May 16, 2014, 06:42 by ferdinand »

« Reply #141 on: May 16, 2014, 07:22 »
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Just got an 0.80 sub for an XL

that is ft s  idea -  kill credit sales with a little bit lager  commisions  at subs

....and they only consented to the concession of increased subs in the face of mass revolt and 25% of their images disappearing in two weeks.

« Reply #142 on: May 16, 2014, 11:24 »
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« Last Edit: January 09, 2015, 20:05 by bpepz »

« Reply #143 on: May 16, 2014, 12:33 »
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I opted out following the advice from the clever people here.
Despite I have had no problems with fotolia before, I do need to protect my sales elsewhere.

That make me think, that now, we contributers and our reaction is a competitive parameter.
That is good, we should be!
« Last Edit: May 16, 2014, 13:44 by JPSDK »

Lucadp

« Reply #144 on: May 16, 2014, 14:00 »
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a couple of 0.60 and 0.68 and a lot of 0.29
waiting for this 'huge increase in submission commissions!'

« Reply #145 on: May 16, 2014, 14:05 »
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The commissions are less an issue with me.
An increase in sales is what I realy need first of all.

« Reply #146 on: May 16, 2014, 16:20 »
+1
Had one sale for .77 Credits well ".777778333333" to be Precise  :o

Goofy

« Reply #147 on: May 16, 2014, 16:32 »
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Waiting for my huge increase reminds me of waiting for the 'Great Pumpkin' on the Charlie Brown series!

« Reply #148 on: May 16, 2014, 19:31 »
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Or waiting for Godot.

fujiko

« Reply #149 on: May 17, 2014, 05:51 »
+8
If I understood their announcement correctly, there was an increase even for those who opted out of the dollar club. Is this correct?

Yes. But the increase is only for sales in their monthly subscription packages, not for regular subs. Until now there was no way to know where a subscription sale came from. Now, if a subs royalty is different then your usual one, you know it is via a monthly pack.

Wow. What a convoluted mess. One big problem is they have a very confusing pricing model for contributors to understand.

It is a complete mess, but not only that. If you look at image packs closely, the packs of 5, 10 and 25 images are very similar to on demand packs on shutterstock but 'image packs' are named 'monthly subscriptions' and paid subscriptions royalties amounts (until now). And those 'image packs' that sell for the price of 'on demand' but pay sub royalties also exists on depositphotos (and maybe on other sites), those agencies want to convert everything into subscriptions. I mean, I see no difference between a 5 image on demand pack and a 5 image/month plan that lasts a single month (yes, they have 1 month subscriptions).


 

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