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« Reply #50 on: February 03, 2010, 10:34 »
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Will do... should be interesting. Lets see how this affects my Stock income.


abimages

« Reply #51 on: February 03, 2010, 10:36 »
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Its official... I've got my crown!

Penelope congrats! Maybe it's time now to update your homepage ;-)

« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2010, 10:42 »
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Jsolie... You are my hero!  I contacted Peter at the email below, and he responded right away (within 24 hrs) and Presto! My account is gone. Thank you so much.

Ditto!   :)

« Reply #53 on: February 03, 2010, 10:47 »
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Its official... I've got my crown!

Congrats Penelope!  Wish you the best!

I must still wait a few months to apply... 

KB

« Reply #54 on: February 03, 2010, 11:13 »
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Will do... should be interesting. Lets see how this affects my Stock income.

We have very similar portfolio sizes & sales, so I am especially interested to see how this goes for you.  ;D

Good luck; I hope you do very well.  :D

lisafx

« Reply #55 on: February 03, 2010, 11:34 »
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Oh, Lisa, so you are going exclusive now. Missed that! So you made it to the other side of the decision fence.
Well good luck to you, I hope it works well.

It's not official yet, but it is definitely in the planning stages.  6 months is a long time and I might reconsider, but at the moment IS exclusivity looks like my best move. 

lisafx

« Reply #56 on: February 03, 2010, 11:37 »
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Its official... I've got my crown!

Wonderful!  Congratulations!  And thanks for all the excellent posts about your journey getting there.  It will be helpful to a lot of people :)

« Reply #57 on: February 03, 2010, 14:20 »
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Thank you Lisa.

btw.. I just heard from DT, and they will pay out my account. Thank you DT!

Update... 4 pm DT lightening fast. Much appreciated.

« Last Edit: February 03, 2010, 18:28 by PenelopeB »

« Reply #58 on: February 04, 2010, 18:09 »
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Jsolie... You are my hero!  I contacted Peter at the email below, and he responded right away (within 24 hrs) and Presto! My account is gone. Thank you so much.

*blush*

You're welcome!  You, too, Lisa!  :)

Its official... I've got my crown!

Sweet!  I'll be able to click on that link on IS' site in March, so I thought I'd use the time in between to make sure that all the loose ends are cleared up.

« Reply #59 on: February 04, 2010, 21:45 »
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Also, DT has now emailed me stating they will not send me my $65.00 payout as it has not reached the $100 mark.
You should have posted that on the forum and made an agreement with another contributor to buy his images with converted credits. He could send you his earnings then by paypal. At least you wouldn't lose the full 65$. (obsolete)

I have to add that neither YAY, LO or CC offered me payout of my below-threshold earnings when I left there, so it's common practice.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2010, 21:47 by FD-amateur »

xst

« Reply #60 on: February 04, 2010, 22:02 »
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Also, DT has now emailed me stating they will not send me my $65.00 payout as it has not reached the $100 mark.
You should have posted that on the forum and made an agreement with another contributor to buy his images with converted credits. He could send you his earnings then by paypal. At least you wouldn't lose the full 65$. (obsolete)

I have to add that neither YAY, LO or CC offered me payout of my below-threshold earnings when I left there, so it's common practice.
DT lock time is 6 months.
So 6 month in advance you know that you are going to leave.
Hold on asking for payout in the last 2 weeks before getting out (or whatever time it takes you to get $100 on DT)
Delete all images and only then ask for final payout.

Its only problem with sites like crestock, where getting to payout takes ages.

« Reply #61 on: February 04, 2010, 22:21 »
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I find it unbelievable that a company will not pay you out for your royalties if you quit and have not reached payment threshold,  this is totally unethical if not illegal.

At least Veer pay out at the end of each year regardless...but then again...if they all did that they may need to drastically rethink their business plans which may count on most artists never getting paid out.

« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2010, 00:05 »
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Oh, Lisa, so you are going exclusive now. Missed that! So you made it to the other side of the decision fence.
Well good luck to you, I hope it works well.


It's not official yet, but it is definitely in the planning stages.  6 months is a long time and I might reconsider, but at the moment IS exclusivity looks like my best move. 


If you aren't interested in Thinkstock participation I'd think again. Istock are actively pushing buyers away from their main site towards thinkstock. I couldn't believe it when I happened upon the latest istock contact sheet.


http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=731

That approach is the ultimate stab in the backfor exclusives who aren't interested in low paying sub sites.






« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2010, 03:04 »
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Congrats Penelope! How does it work with Alamy if youwant to go exclusive with IS. As far as I know you need to delete the photos 6 month ahead of time aswell  right?

« Reply #64 on: February 05, 2010, 08:50 »
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Sorry, but I didn't have any photos at Alamy so I don't know.

DT and BS, I stopped uploading over a year ago as I was on the fence for a long time.

I could be wrong, but I think maybe DT paid me out to shut me up about the discrepancy between the number of downloads on Imagetrail versus the number of downloads recorded  on DT with respect to "level" status of images.

I may be way off base on this, perhaps it is a two downloads on IT count as one on DT?
but for those of you on both sites, I certainly would be checking this out. I checked at least three images on DT where they only had a level of up to say...45 downloads, but they had 65 downloads on Image trail???  Maybe some of those came from Fotolia?
« Last Edit: February 05, 2010, 08:53 by PenelopeB »


 

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