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Option 2 - I do the retouching

10%
3 (50%)
20%
0 (0%)
30%
0 (0%)
40%
0 (0%)
50%
2 (33.3%)
60%
0 (0%)
70%
0 (0%)
80%
0 (0%)
90%
0 (0%)
100%
1 (16.7%)

Total Members Voted: 5

Author Topic: What kind of % should I expect?  (Read 1256 times)

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« on: July 12, 2013, 12:21 »
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Opportunity to sell some of my existing images to a specialized stock house that is offering a % of revenue from each image sale (royalty free).

They have two options available:

1) They do the retouching and image prep (which is considerable due to some technical aspects and customer requirements) and I just supply them with RAW files.

2) I handle the retouching and image prep and supply them with finished files. I suspect that each image will take about an hour of retouching time.

Their market is fairly small/vertical but so is their library so odds are pretty good for getting my images sold.

The question is... :o
... how much should I be expecting to get in terms of my % for option 1? Option 2?

 8)


« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2013, 12:50 »
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Maybe multiple choice will make it easier.  ;D

To clarify: I ask what to "expect" because this is going to be a negotiated % so wondering what I should be aiming for (100% right?  8)). I don't have a lot of knowledge about what's standard for something like this (newb).

« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2013, 16:08 »
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Ok. I guess this wasn't an easy question. ??? Is there somewhere that I can see aggregated what Top/Middle Tier sites pay in terms of %s (aside from each site's terms page)?

ShadySue

« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2013, 17:02 »
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Ok. I guess this wasn't an easy question. ??? Is there somewhere that I can see aggregated what Top/Middle Tier sites pay in terms of %s (aside from each site's terms page)?

Even that wouldn't be as much help as you'd think. Some sites offer bigger percentages, but don't sell much.
As they say, 80% of nothing is nothing.

Ron

« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 19:38 »
0
11.36%

ShadySue

« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2013, 19:44 »
+1
Opportunity to sell some of my existing images to a specialized stock house that is offering a % of revenue from each image sale (royalty free).
You might like to clarify: are you considering selling your images 'to' a stock house, or through them?

Are they offering you the chance to negotiate terms? It's usually only the well-established mega-top-sellers who get to haggle over the terms. The rest of us bottom-feeders have to be grateful for the crumbs which happen to drop fro their table.

I see it's a specialised agency, but also RF - the two don't usually sit comfortably together. Just a thought.


 

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