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« on: October 02, 2015, 09:14 »
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I get nearly $100 for a single sale of photo on Shutterstock sometimes without being exclusive, but the most you can get on Fotolia is like 25% of 100 credit?  That's only $25.  Regular Enhanced sale at Shutterstock gives me $28 in commission.

Am I right?





« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 09:50 »
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The royalty percentage for credits bases sales at Fotolia which includes extended licenses is based on your rank.

Mat, I've only been on FT for 3 months and am still uploading my portfolio there, so still at the lowly "white" level. Not worried about that, because I'm seeing my sales grow each month and I know the level will rise.

But I'm curious about a sale that came through on 9/30. My commission for that was 3.30 credits. Previously, I'd had a few at 1.4 credits, so the larger one came as a surprise.

Can you help me understand what that 3.30 sale was? 

Thanks!

« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 10:15 »
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The royalty percentage for credits bases sales at Fotolia which includes extended licenses is based on your rank. If you have your extended license prices set to 100 credits you must be at minimum a Silver ranked contributor. Silver pays 25%. As soon as you jump to Gold rank your commission climbs to 31%, Emerald is 37% and it goes up from there. You can read more information about the rates and commission structure here: https://us.fotolia.com/Info/Contributors/Royalties

-Mat

Does Fotolia pay much more for sensitive use sale like Shutterstock?


« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2015, 11:07 »
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The royalty percentage for credits bases sales at Fotolia which includes extended licenses is based on your rank.

Mat, I've only been on FT for 3 months and am still uploading my portfolio there, so still at the lowly "white" level. Not worried about that, because I'm seeing my sales grow each month and I know the level will rise.

But I'm curious about a sale that came through on 9/30. My commission for that was 3.30 credits. Previously, I'd had a few at 1.4 credits, so the larger one came as a surprise.

Can you help me understand what that 3.30 sale was? 

Thanks!

Generally a $3.30 commission results from a single image sale at Adobe Stock. All commissions at Adobe Stock are 33%. Single image sales are $9.99 so your rate is $3.30. As has been discussed there was a 50% promotion for Adobe Stock customers though the rate for contributors remained as though there was no discount. It's possible the customer paid $5 and you received $3.30.

Other commissions you may find from Adobe Stock: $1.65 for 10 download subscriptions (non CC members) and $0.99 for 10 download subs (CC members) along with the minimum commission based on Fotolia rank for 750 dl subs.

-Mat

« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015, 16:40 »
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I hope they'll pay more for sensitive use like Shutterstock so that whatever the percentage you make from extended license isn't the maximum you can get at Fotolia.

« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015, 16:51 »
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The royalty percentage for credits bases sales at Fotolia which includes extended licenses is based on your rank.

Mat, I've only been on FT for 3 months and am still uploading my portfolio there, so still at the lowly "white" level. Not worried about that, because I'm seeing my sales grow each month and I know the level will rise.

But I'm curious about a sale that came through on 9/30. My commission for that was 3.30 credits. Previously, I'd had a few at 1.4 credits, so the larger one came as a surprise.

Can you help me understand what that 3.30 sale was? 

Thanks!

Generally a $3.30 commission results from a single image sale at Adobe Stock. All commissions at Adobe Stock are 33%. Single image sales are $9.99 so your rate is $3.30. As has been discussed there was a 50% promotion for Adobe Stock customers though the rate for contributors remained as though there was no discount. It's possible the customer paid $5 and you received $3.30.

OK, that does make sense. Hope to see a whole lot more of those.   :D

Thanks, Mat!

« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2015, 17:04 »
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I hope they'll pay more for sensitive use like Shutterstock so that whatever the percentage you make from extended license isn't the maximum you can get at Fotolia.

Sensitive use is not allowed with Fotolia/Adobe Stock licenses.
 
-Mat

« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2015, 17:37 »
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I hope they'll pay more for sensitive use like Shutterstock so that whatever the percentage you make from extended license isn't the maximum you can get at Fotolia.

Sensitive use is not allowed with Fotolia/Adobe Stock licenses.
 
-Mat

OK, I didn't know.  Thanks.




 

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