pancakes

MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: If I earn $1000, how much will agencies earn?  (Read 2161 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

« on: January 06, 2016, 08:10 »
+1
If I earn $1000 then how much will these microstock agencies make profit?

Shutterstock -
iStock -
Fotolia -
Pond5 -
Dreamstime -
123RF -
Bigstockphoto -
Canstock -
Depositphotos -
Alamy -


« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 08:11 »
+3
There's no way to know.  Too many variables.  Except Pond5 - they'd get $1000.

« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 10:28 »
0
You can see the gross agency cut just by looking at the royalties they pay us, but profit (meaning what they earn after their costs are deducted) is something you can only see for a public company - Shutterstock is the only one right now. They have links to their financial filings on their investor pages

http://investor.shutterstock.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251362&p=irol-irhome

« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 11:03 »
0
You can see the gross agency cut just by looking at the royalties they pay us, but profit (meaning what they earn after their costs are deducted) is something you can only see for a public company - Shutterstock is the only one right now. They have links to their financial filings on their investor pages

http://investor.shutterstock.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=251362&p=irol-irhome

ok, its earn not profit.. my mistake.

« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 11:41 »
+1
It's still a complicated question - distribution deals often mean there are multiple parties involved, each taking a cut. At Alamy, you get 50% of a sale Alamy makes but if it's a distribution sale , you get 30% (the distributor gets 40%, Alamy get's 30% and you get 30%).

With Shutterstock, the answer is different for subscription sales from OD, SOD and ELs, and for several categories there are different buyer price levels even though the payouts to the contributor don't vary (ELs as one example)

Why do you want to know this? If the details matter, it's really complicated. If they don't, what's the point?

« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2016, 15:31 »
+2
Why do you care?
Why do you think anyone would bother to work it out for you?

« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2016, 16:01 »
+2
If you really want to know, pull out your calculator and figure it out using your last 1k.  Too much trouble?  Yeah, for me too.

MxR

« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2016, 03:26 »
0
Imposible calculate without concrete numbersin subs sites


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
200 Replies
43235 Views
Last post March 04, 2010, 02:37
by sharply_done
35 Replies
25431 Views
Last post November 20, 2018, 10:27
by cthoman
26 Replies
8702 Views
Last post June 11, 2012, 18:48
by Microstock Man
5 Replies
2671 Views
Last post February 06, 2014, 07:05
by PZF
8 Replies
2002 Views
Last post February 07, 2014, 01:32
by sobm

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results