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Author Topic: foreign exchange, is the grass really greener ?  (Read 3003 times)

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tan510jomast

« on: July 17, 2008, 12:40 »
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we are definitely a global economy , no doubt. i notice lots of you from europe, and asia. but what many of us may not notice is the hidden benefits of being part of the "foreign exchange".
eg. a commission from ScanStock of 1 EURO is definitely more to us "americans" than 25 cents from IStock.
sure, i read that IS has more buyers, but we are talking about 1.56 vs 0.25
for one download. 
i also noticed that "euros" seem to do much better here, and perharps, vice versa with euro sites for us americans.
by americans, i include canada, usa, brazil, latin am,... as i know many of you come from s . am, and c. am.
so, here's my topic for this thread: 
what's your benefit for being the "foreigner" ?
is our grass much greener on this side of the world?
 8)


« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 15:28 »
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most of stock income is in USD while I live in Europe, so I only feel negative impact

« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 02:11 »
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My benefit of being a foreigner is that I don't have to live in America...

Microbius

« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 02:59 »
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My benefit of being a foreigner is that I don't have to live in America...
:D

« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 04:41 »
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« Last Edit: July 21, 2008, 11:54 by tilo »

« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2008, 08:08 »
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we are definitely a global economy , no doubt. i notice lots of you from europe, and asia. but what many of us may not notice is the hidden benefits of being part of the "foreign exchange".
eg. a commission from ScanStock of 1 EURO is definitely more to us "americans" than 25 cents from IStock.
sure, i read that IS has more buyers, but we are talking about 1.56 vs 0.25
for one download. 
i also noticed that "euros" seem to do much better here, and perharps, vice versa with euro sites for us americans.
by americans, i include canada, usa, brazil, latin am,... as i know many of you come from s . am, and c. am.
so, here's my topic for this thread: 
what's your benefit for being the "foreigner" ?
is our grass much greener on this side of the world?
 8)


Your grass looks a bit brown and overgrazed from here!

« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2008, 17:01 »
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Since my earnings are from sales and licences from abroad my country does not charge me income tax... So the whole 100% remains in my pockets... And from here, to deposit in a Bahamas bank is like going to a local bank, with very tight banking secrecy... And I dont get charged for depositing american checks in my local account... I really love to be here...

tan510jomast

« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2008, 10:49 »
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  ;) HermanM, oh lucky you!
;D seren, cute!
 ;D clivia,  you don't say! sometimes it glows too!
but jokes and skepticism aside,  don't take the words too literally ( i am "foreign" too, being brit and working across the Americas).
 i was speaking metaphorically , in terms of being paid in Euro as opposed to US$      .
cheers all for your insight.  keep them coming! 8)

« Last Edit: July 19, 2008, 10:59 by tan510jomast »

« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2008, 21:14 »
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We in Australia at the moment are benefiting from the AUD US$ exchange rate if we are buying stuff. Currently we nearly have parity with the US$ which makes purchasing camera gear almost half the price it was a few years ago.

Once I have my 5D, Bowens studio set up, a 24-105L and a 85MM f1.2L the money I make from microstock will be revenue.

I will - except for the sites that automatically payout - be banking my sales with the agency until such time as the AUD US$ gets some value back.

« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2008, 13:22 »
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Definitely, tan510jomast, there is an advantage for some photographers depending on where they live. For example, when I was living in Central America on assignment, I could live like a king for 500 dollars.
So if I were still there, and I make a commission of 50 dollars a month,
that's a big change in my spending power.
Of course, coming back home, 500 dollars won't even pay for my monthly expenses (payments, petrol, insurance,etc..).
I wish I was back there, for sure.


 

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