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« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2009, 14:55 »
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If I was to be exclusive to some agency, I would require at least %80 commission. Any less is plain ridiculous!



If you find a site with istock's volume that is willing to pay 80% commission to exclusive contributors, SIGN ME UP!


« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2009, 15:07 »
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Of course on paper, they have to show some formal love to exclusives. But they really really loooove non-exclusives moneywise!

Money, that's what they love!


Really? You think? It's just disgusting for a business to love making money. I thought they were a not-for-profit collective on behalf of us poor struggling artists.

« Reply #52 on: July 30, 2009, 21:55 »
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no annoucement or even comment from StockXpert. no response on the forums from admin.  seems like the site is back on autopilot.

hope the cleaner doesnt knock the power cord on the server, we may lose the site altogether :)

« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2009, 06:06 »
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hope the cleaner doesnt knock the power cord on the server, we may lose the site altogether :)
You think Getty leaves them a budget for a cleaner? :D

« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2009, 06:21 »
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Answering to cidepix last post:

It seems that, for some, the world stops at RF and microstock. That they wouldn't be able to do anything different in the photography market. We are just exclusive for RF, that's it. And besides of that, we even have a lot of opportunities at different Getty brands and, for those who could miss selling at Shutterstock for 0.30 cents, they have photos.com. Who knows if maybe we'll be uble to upload to Stockexpert too. We lose something not being able to upload at shutter or Dreamstime, yes, but we have almost unreachable upload limits at IS.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2009, 06:25 by loop »

« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2009, 06:44 »
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There is no way istockphoto dumps non-exclusives  :D

Definitelly no way!

You may not be aware of it but they love non-exclusives. As much as the exclusives and even more I think.

Of course on paper, they have to show some formal love to exclusives. But they really really loooove non-exclusives moneywise!

If it was up to istockphoto, they would want to sell non-exclusive images all they long! 7 days a week and pay only %20.

Money, that's what they love!

Exclusives are also a good thing for marketing and they should be kept happy so they are trying to find the balance between both!

I really don't understand exclusives!

If I was to be exclusive to some agency, I would require at least %80 commission. Any less is plain ridiculous!

istockphoto makes 1/3 of my microstock income currently and in a couple of months it may become 1/4 of even 1/5 (with the addition of some more agents)

And you know what's best! :) I don't have to worry if the sales at X agency is low for a month or two, because the others compensate it!

The price for exclusivity is no less than %80 in my opinion!

Excellent post!

I am putting my sign on this conclusion...




 

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