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« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2012, 03:38 »
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IS & FT


« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2012, 04:05 »
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I am trying to decide which agencies to join and see which are the ones that i am going to blacklist.

Can any veterans here tell me Which Agencies is the most Stingy and cheapest so that i can blacklist and avoid.

123RF, at 20cent per downloads???

Well if you're starting out you will be getting 25 cents for subscription downloads on Shutterstock, for full res. images. In terms of stingiest as Leaf says, "If you want fewer sites because of a poor deal for photographers I'd probably cut out iStock, then Fotolia."

So will these 3 agencies be on the blacklist?

When IS were giving 20% to contributors, most people were happy as sales were great, now they give as low as 15%, which isn't massively different from 20%, ...

I beg to differ.  It's a 25% pay cut which is quite massive indeed.
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« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2012, 04:07 »
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I am trying to decide which agencies to join and see which are the ones that i am going to blacklist.

Can any veterans here tell me Which Agencies is the most Stingy and cheapest so that i can blacklist and avoid.

123RF, at 20cent per downloads???

Well if you're starting out you will be getting 25 cents for subscription downloads on Shutterstock, for full res. images. In terms of stingiest as Leaf says, "If you want fewer sites because of a poor deal for photographers I'd probably cut out iStock, then Fotolia."

So will these 3 agencies be on the blacklist?

When IS were giving 20% to contributors, most people were happy as sales were great, now they give as low as 15%, which isn't massively different from 20%, ...

I beg to differ.  It's a 25% pay cut which is quite massive indeed.

Sorry, yes ur right it is, but I go on to say the "furor continues to be fuelled not because people are outraged by commissions as low as 15%, but because their sales have been declining." If sales were still as high as they were at IS's peak, many of the complaints we see about how low royalties are, would have long since dissipated.

The industry was stingy from the offset and it was always supported. 80/20 ratio can not be called generous, but people were happy to join because of sales and people still stay and new people join because of sales. I admire the OP's stance of only contributing to 'good' agencies, but he'll have his work cut out making anything if he doesn't send his stuff to the top agencies, which are essentially all "stingy".
« Last Edit: December 18, 2012, 04:13 by Microstock Posts »

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« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2012, 04:35 »
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What's the minimum cost to buy a small/extrasmall image?
I think the lowest we know about is .42c per credit, an unadvertised rate for huge buyers, which could buy an indie XS image. That would earn the tog from 6c, I guess, if rounded down, and the tog was on 15%.

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« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2012, 08:51 »
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Looks like it is now Instagram and Facebook!

Tyler has locked the thread about it so everyone needs to deleted whatever they have on FB and or delete your account both there and at Instagram.

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Facebook wrote:   
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.

« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2012, 10:03 »
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Looks like it is now Instagram and Facebook!

Tyler has locked the thread about it so everyone needs to deleted whatever they have on FB and or delete your account both there and at Instagram.

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Facebook wrote:   
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.


He locked a duplicate thread of the same subject. I see you've found the other thread now, here it is for anyone else. http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/instagram-can-sell-your-pics-under-new-tc/

« Reply #31 on: January 07, 2013, 03:19 »
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How about this as your approach since you want to make money at this game-

Join all the Top Tier (Big 4)  and all the Middle Tier plus Envato, GL, Yay and Alamy  and not worry about the commissions. If the commission is your main goal that RM is your business and Not RF...


Tom


Tend to agree except GL because they seem to reject a lot and sell very little for me.  See link: http://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/cant-figure-out-gl-stock!/

« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2013, 03:48 »
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There are no 'good' agencies, they're all stingy and they all rip off photographers, the only people getting rich quick are the agencies and a handful of photographers that started early and have big studios  ;)


 

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