Microstock Photography Forum - General => General Stock Discussion => Topic started by: GeoPappas on June 26, 2006, 06:43

Title: Royalty Levels
Post by: GeoPappas on June 26, 2006, 06:43
I have noticed that some agencies give higher royalties depending on how many downloads you have.

For example, iStock has a canister system that pays higher royalties as you gain more downloads (see http://www.istockphoto.com/exclusivity_intro.php).

Fotolia also has a similar system, but theirs is called a ranking (see http://www.fotolia.com/info/tarif.php).

Do any other sites do this as well?
Title: Re: Royalty Levels
Post by: CJPhoto on June 26, 2006, 07:13
iStocks one only applies if you go exclusive.

123rf also do it but they are currently giving everyone the top ranking of 50%.  Once that expires it goes down to 20% and you will need dl to increase from there.

Most others are giving you 50% or more already so unlikely to increase.
Title: Re: Royalty Levels
Post by: leaf on June 26, 2006, 08:20
dreamstime has a ranking based on individual files.

If a file is downloaded more than 100 times it costs more for the buyer.. and thus you get paid more.