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ShadySue

« Reply #50 on: September 21, 2018, 13:59 »
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Yes and I also just get payment on my paypal account

Payment Number:

4370159

Payment Date:
21-Sep-2018
Payment Currency:
USD
Payment amount:

xxxx.xx
Isn't that for last month though?

Well, inasmuch as it's a payment for sales in August, yes: but I presume that's not what you meant. My August payment has also just gone into PayPal, so it's early! :-)
Think I got confused !! Strange that some have been paid and others haven't had their reports!
No full stats.


« Reply #51 on: September 21, 2018, 14:00 »
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Early payment is nice!

« Reply #52 on: September 21, 2018, 14:04 »
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Hey everyone,

So I see the numbers of photos on the site now.  I think a few of my sales are from getty images, 1 is from thinkstock, a couple are istock subs and credits.

Do these different buyers mean different rates of return?
Yes but in a pretty random way though I believe only the Getty ones give you a shot at a big sale.

« Reply #53 on: September 21, 2018, 15:06 »
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I do not have August statement but I just got paid.

« Reply #54 on: September 21, 2018, 17:43 »
+1
Received the announcement in my email, but DeepMeta still not updating.

One good thing this month, a number of recently uploaded images sold and they are different subject matter from my usual. That's encouraging me to keep on truckin'...

nobody

« Reply #55 on: September 21, 2018, 20:50 »
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Received the announcement in my email, but DeepMeta still not updating.

One good thing this month, a number of recently uploaded images sold and they are different subject matter from my usual. That's encouraging me to keep on truckin'...

Good attitude!

« Reply #56 on: September 22, 2018, 04:18 »
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Received the announcement in my email, but DeepMeta still not updating.

One good thing this month, a number of recently uploaded images sold and they are different subject matter from my usual. That's encouraging me to keep on truckin'...

Good attitude!

Whether it is a good attitude or just being played for a fool rather depends on what the return on effort was.

« Reply #57 on: September 22, 2018, 09:52 »
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Received the announcement in my email, but DeepMeta still not updating.

One good thing this month, a number of recently uploaded images sold and they are different subject matter from my usual. That's encouraging me to keep on truckin'...

Good attitude!

Whether it is a good attitude or just being played for a fool rather depends on what the return on effort was.

Well...over the years, istockphoto has paid for my camera equipment, the high end laptop I bought 2 months ago, my camper, and all of my vacations. Best of all, because of istockphoto, I've developed skills in photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, had adventures and gone to places I never would have gone without looking for that next photoshoot location. It has been a great ride.

Somehow, I just don't feel like a fool.

« Reply #58 on: September 22, 2018, 10:04 »
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Any sense when the royalty info will be out?  Still can't access it!

nobody

« Reply #59 on: September 22, 2018, 11:12 »
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Received the announcement in my email, but DeepMeta still not updating.

One good thing this month, a number of recently uploaded images sold and they are different subject matter from my usual. That's encouraging me to keep on truckin'...

Good attitude!

Whether it is a good attitude or just being played for a fool rather depends on what the return on effort was.

Plus from me  :)

« Reply #60 on: September 22, 2018, 12:36 »
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When Will the stats come out already. From the number of downloads and earnings I had a big sale, I'm really curious what image that was.

« Reply #61 on: September 22, 2018, 14:07 »
+5

Well...over the years, istockphoto has paid for my camera equipment, the high end laptop I bought 2 months ago, my camper, and all of my vacations. Best of all, because of istockphoto, I've developed skills in photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, had adventures and gone to places I never would have gone without looking for that next photoshoot location. It has been a great ride.

Somehow, I just don't feel like a fool.

Oh, it was much the same for me. But that was the past. Today my earnings are down something like 90% on the heyday and with all the minuscule value sales I don't see the point any longer. The fact they've made it incredibly hard to track what has happened sales-wise (even if it's possible at all) doesn't give me any confidence at all.
Of course, if you are an exclusive your situation might be different.

« Reply #62 on: September 22, 2018, 14:25 »
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Any sense when the royalty info will be out?  Still can't access it!

Don't expect anything before Monday. None of these 24 hour, Seven days a week hi-tech companies seem to do anything much at the Weekend other than to run on auto pilot. Today Is 24?

ShadySue

« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2018, 19:12 »
+3

Well...over the years, istockphoto has paid for my camera equipment, the high end laptop I bought 2 months ago, my camper, and all of my vacations. Best of all, because of istockphoto, I've developed skills in photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, had adventures and gone to places I never would have gone without looking for that next photoshoot location. It has been a great ride.

Somehow, I just don't feel like a fool.

Oh, it was much the same for me. But that was the past. Today my earnings are down something like 90% on the heyday and with all the minuscule value sales I don't see the point any longer. The fact they've made it incredibly hard to track what has happened sales-wise (even if it's possible at all) doesn't give me any confidence at all.
Of course, if you are an exclusive your situation might be different.
I read that new files weren't seeing the light of day, for over a year. Then they said they'd fixed it, but it seemed that new indie files were being seen, but not new exclusive files. Not that I'm uploading, but I don't think things are great for most exclusives either. Those who are still reporting decent sales mostly have significant expenses - only decent profit is sustainable - or sensible.

derek

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« Reply #64 on: September 23, 2018, 01:24 »
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Well...over the years, istockphoto has paid for my camera equipment, the high end laptop I bought 2 months ago, my camper, and all of my vacations. Best of all, because of istockphoto, I've developed skills in photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, had adventures and gone to places I never would have gone without looking for that next photoshoot location. It has been a great ride.

Somehow, I just don't feel like a fool.

Oh, it was much the same for me. But that was the past. Today my earnings are down something like 90% on the heyday and with all the minuscule value sales I don't see the point any longer. The fact they've made it incredibly hard to track what has happened sales-wise (even if it's possible at all) doesn't give me any confidence at all.
Of course, if you are an exclusive your situation might be different.

No consolation Simon but there are probably thousands of " old" members seeing the same thing. Many have given up! I just let my port hang in there.

« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2018, 02:03 »
+6
I deleted my port March last year I'm not willing to support an outfit like that.

However every month I still get a 1 cent payout  ::)

« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2018, 02:24 »
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I deleted my port March last year I'm not willing to support an outfit like that.

However every month I still get a 1 cent payout  ::)
I reckon they are trying to tempt you back ;-).

« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2018, 04:06 »
+2
With a cent? Thats what most of us get

« Reply #68 on: September 24, 2018, 09:11 »
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by the way was browsing christmas photos collection in isotck and found this portfolio....

https://www.istockphoto.com/portfolio/morganvaleks?mediatype=photography

everything uploaded from 8 to 18 august...5000 image   of christmas....and i cannot browse more bu suspect this portfolio has something really strange going on, and i suspect is not the last and biggest...how can we work seriously in   this environment?
« Last Edit: September 24, 2018, 09:13 by jonbull »

ShadySue

« Reply #69 on: September 24, 2018, 09:23 »
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by the way was browsing christmas photos collection in isotck and found this portfolio....

https://www.istockphoto.com/portfolio/morganvaleks?mediatype=photography

everything uploaded from 8 to 18 august...5000 image   of christmas....and i cannot browse more bu suspect this portfolio has something really strange going on, and i suspect is not the last and biggest...how can we work seriously in   this environment?

I reverse-searched on a few random images and didn't find anything untoward. They're also on SS: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/valekstudio

« Reply #70 on: September 24, 2018, 09:27 »
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by the way was browsing christmas photos collection in isotck and found this portfolio....

https://www.istockphoto.com/portfolio/morganvaleks?mediatype=photography

everything uploaded from 8 to 18 august...5000 image   of christmas....and i cannot browse more bu suspect this portfolio has something really strange going on, and i suspect is not the last and biggest...how can we work seriously in   this environment?

I reverse-searched on a few random images and didn't find anything untoward. They're also on SS: https://www.shutterstock.com/g/valekstudio

well they are another house of production from ukraine or russia...even if they say spain...i don't understand why every russian or ukraine put western country...probably they pay many people to produce stuff  and uploaded in bulk. anyway 9000 christmas copycat photos, i repeat how can we work in this environment.

« Reply #71 on: September 24, 2018, 09:42 »
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well they are another house of production from ukraine or russia...even if they say spain...i don't understand why every russian or ukraine put western country...probably they pay many people to produce stuff  and uploaded in bulk.

I don't know if that is true, but if it is then the reason would probably be to escape the 30% tax on US earnings. Russia/Ukraine won't have a tax treaty with the US, EU countries do.

« Reply #72 on: September 24, 2018, 11:13 »
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When do we get to see stats?

« Reply #73 on: September 24, 2018, 11:23 »
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well they are another house of production from ukraine or russia...even if they say spain...i don't understand why every russian or ukraine put western country...probably they pay many people to produce stuff  and uploaded in bulk.

I don't know if that is true, but if it is then the reason would probably be to escape the 30% tax on US earnings. Russia/Ukraine won't have a tax treaty with the US, EU countries do.

i don't know if they can...they need to provide a document...i thin they just put to impress customer...they fear probably an antirussian sentiment...

« Reply #74 on: September 24, 2018, 14:58 »
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