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« Reply #400 on: November 10, 2012, 13:19 »
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I stopped uploading a few months ago.  They aren't worth it for the money they make.  This cutting commissions policy doesn't seem to of worked for istock, FT and DT.  They can get away with it to a certain extent because leaving them would hurt but 123rf could get in to serious trouble.  If I do see a cut in earnings, it wont hurt to leave them.


« Reply #401 on: November 10, 2012, 13:20 »
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i think we should keep this thread alive and active and all the more so as December rolls around....
I think there was a big enough backlash last year that made them postpone their plans, so why cant we unite to voice our discontent for the new pricing proposal, and take decisive action if necessary to hopefully help them stop going through with this preposterous scheme?

« Reply #402 on: November 10, 2012, 22:19 »
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I stopped uploading a few months ago.  They aren't worth it for the money they make.  This cutting commissions policy doesn't seem to of worked for istock, FT and DT.  They can get away with it to a certain extent because leaving them would hurt but 123rf could get in to serious trouble.  If I do see a cut in earnings, it wont hurt to leave them.
...same here, stopped uloads.

« Reply #403 on: November 10, 2012, 23:55 »
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They are my #3 earning site but that's going to change if they follow through with the commission change.  My only growth in sales is in direct correlation to the number of files I added this year.  50% more growth and 50% more files in my portfolio.  I didn't stop uploading when they announced the planned changes because I knew my portfolio was small and I was working to increase my number of files. I was giving the site a chance to follow through on their promised growth for downloads while I worked on increasing uploads. Figured I needed to have more files online to give them a fair chance.   Now it's time to reassess things.  They need to show me why it's worth my while to continue uploading.

« Reply #404 on: November 13, 2012, 11:11 »
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I don't feel the commission cutting strategy worked very well for either IS or FT. A lot of contributors stopped uploading to both sites, some pulled their ports entirely, and many more exclusives went independent.

When FT was making these moves, there were plenty of people on this board who were convinced FT would soon be the #1 microstock agency. Now they are barely in the Top 4 of our poll. IS used to be neck and neck with SS. Now the poll results suggest they bring in half of what SS brings in.

Obviously there have been egregious missteps beyond just how the companies treated its contributors. But the bottom line to me is that they aren't getting away with it. Market share is being lost.

« Reply #405 on: November 13, 2012, 11:55 »
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I have got enough downloads but don't have the 150 photos accepted. I better start submitting.

« Reply #406 on: November 14, 2012, 10:41 »
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I was wondering how I would be fixed when the new structure comes in but can't find the details anywhere.  From memory, it was detailed when logging in but now I just see the existing arrangements - wonder if there is a mind change???   :-\

CD123

« Reply #407 on: November 14, 2012, 11:00 »
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I was wondering how I would be fixed when the new structure comes in but can't find the details anywhere.  From memory, it was detailed when logging in but now I just see the existing arrangements - wonder if there is a mind change???   :-\
No such luck.  It is still under the captch page.

« Reply #408 on: November 14, 2012, 11:15 »
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I don't understand how these companies expect to remain in business years from now...

No one in the ownership or management of any of these agencies ever thinks about "years from now".  You might as well ask them about the prospects for interstellar travel.   They want to make money next week - that's the extent of it.

« Reply #409 on: November 14, 2012, 11:31 »
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I stopped uploading a few months ago.  They aren't worth it for the money they make.  This cutting commissions policy doesn't seem to of worked for istock, FT and DT.  They can get away with it to a certain extent because leaving them would hurt but 123rf could get in to serious trouble.  If I do see a cut in earnings, it wont hurt to leave them.

interesting.. they make more than fotolia and DT for me :)

« Reply #410 on: November 14, 2012, 11:47 »
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I was wondering how I would be fixed when the new structure comes in but can't find the details anywhere.  From memory, it was detailed when logging in but now I just see the existing arrangements - wonder if there is a mind change???   :-\
No such luck.  It is still under the captch page.
>:( yeah, captcha not required for login but there it was when i went to check earnings...

ah well, might think again if they at least roll back on the subs element but no uploads in 2013 & port removal shortly after unless there is a massive increase (at least double) in dl nos.  If a lot of the small contributors bale the commission cuts will not result in increased profits.


 

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