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Author Topic: 100% Royalty Day May 14, 2014  (Read 16349 times)

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« Reply #100 on: May 14, 2014, 11:26 »
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Seems like the royalties are not showing as 100% on today's sales, are other's seeing this?
That's normal (from previous Punctum days).
Some time later (a couple of weeks?) we'll get the rest added.
Some confidence you have  8)

I still have confidence in iStock doing what they say. (Unlike some others).
My problem with them is that the things they say they will do are usually not good for me.
They may be asterisks, but at least they are honest asterisks.
My comment was basically based on their questionable accounting and programming skills.  8)
Yes, those failings are very disturbing. The best I can say for them is that so far I think they are not making deliberate mistakes


« Reply #101 on: May 14, 2014, 12:29 »
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Willful ignorance isn't the same thing as an honest mistake.

Deliberate underfunding of necessary internal accounting and bug fixing to improve the profit picture isn't dishonest, but it isn't ethical either.

Every one of the current accounting or site function problems has been known about for a very long time - and has been repeatedly brought to their attention by contributors and buyers. They are not giving addressing these issues their best effort. Not even close.

« Reply #102 on: May 14, 2014, 12:51 »
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Seems like the royalties are not showing as 100% on today's sales, are other's seeing this?
That's normal (from previous Punctum days).
Some time later (a couple of weeks?) we'll get the rest added.
Some confidence you have  8)
I still have confidence in iStock doing what they say. (Unlike some other sites).
My problem with them is that the things they say they will do are usually not good for me.
They may be asterisks, but at least they are honest asterisks.

it s true - they do not lie - and sometimes they are very comical  -

 lying to thousands of people - like one other  agency often do... is very... very ... morbid...
« Last Edit: May 14, 2014, 13:08 by ferdinand »

« Reply #103 on: May 14, 2014, 16:10 »
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Slowest day of the month for me so far, go figure but I am sure others hit the lottery which is great and am still thrilled iStock did this.

« Reply #104 on: May 14, 2014, 16:12 »
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Seems like the royalties are not showing as 100% on today's sales, are other's seeing this?
That's normal (from previous Punctum days).
Some time later (a couple of weeks?) we'll get the rest added.


They'll "run a script" :P

« Reply #105 on: May 14, 2014, 16:20 »
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No sales today, 100% of nothing
what a bad joke
:(

KB

« Reply #106 on: May 14, 2014, 16:39 »
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it s true - they do not lie -

They said exclusive files would always be shown in search results, no exceptions. Now it is a simple one-click option to exclude most exclusive content (all except the few Main files that exclusives have). The base level of the new subs program also excludes almost all exclusive content (I'm ok with that, as I'm not ok with sub sales ...).

I signed a contract grandfathering me to the next canister level, which at the time meant the next commission level. They didn't exactly lie, but they made the contract meaningless by getting rid of canister-based commissions (and grandfathering the now meaningless canister levels for everyone).

If they don't lie, they definitely play fast and loose with the truth.

« Reply #107 on: May 14, 2014, 19:17 »
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100% of 0 for me also...credit sales have been diminishing for a long time...Subscription is making the decline faster. I wish subs were reported in real-time, however I am only exclusive to video so I guess subs won't matter.

« Reply #108 on: May 14, 2014, 19:20 »
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Guess 100% day isn't the best way to "show appreciation" anymore.

Shelma1

« Reply #109 on: May 15, 2014, 06:06 »
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How'd the day go for exclusives? As an indie, this was the first time in many months I had a zero download weekday.

MxR

« Reply #110 on: May 15, 2014, 06:10 »
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me too ZERO.

Indie

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #111 on: May 15, 2014, 06:35 »
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Astoshingly, it was my best non-EL day of the year, which is small cheese to many here, of course, but I was pleasantly surprised, especially as I had 0dls on Monday (and 0 so far today).
I do see several exclusives reporting 0 dl days, in fact low sales are being reported far more than good sales but I can see that if a lot of people have reported really poor days, it's difficult to follow that with 'I had a good day', so nothing conclusive can be gleaned from that thread.

« Reply #112 on: May 15, 2014, 06:37 »
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How'd the day go for exclusives? As an indie, this was the first time in many months I had a zero download weekday.

Average day for me, nothing special.  The bonus should be more than I would normally expect from the PP, but not as much as I would expect from GI...

« Reply #113 on: May 15, 2014, 06:38 »
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Average day, taking in account he new normal after the subs introduction. A bit confusing, too, because they choose this day to began paying credit subscriptions delayed royalties pending from weeks, if not months, ago.

Edited: After looking at my graph: 3rd day in number of downloads for May.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2014, 06:58 by loop »

« Reply #114 on: May 15, 2014, 06:40 »
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Astoshingly, it was my best non-EL day of the year, which is small cheese to many here, of course, but I was pleasantly surprised, especially as I had 0dls on Monday (and 0 so far today).

Best day of the year meaning ... 2 sales? 3 sales?

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #115 on: May 15, 2014, 06:46 »
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Astoshingly, it was my best non-EL day of the year, which is small cheese to many here, of course, but I was pleasantly surprised, especially as I had 0dls on Monday (and 0 so far today).


Best day of the year meaning ... 2 sales? 3 sales?

Better than that, but I'm a bottom feeder nowadays.
Since 22nd April, I've been having a high proportion of Main sales as well as fewer sales, so yesterday was a real upturn in $$ for me.
When you were there, you'd have considered my figures unbelievably poor; I'm only speaking relatively to my recent experience.
Added: here's my earnings chart. You can see yesterday was comparatively excellent, but from a very low base:

Hmm, I see I did get a sale on Monday - memory failing :-[
« Last Edit: May 15, 2014, 06:54 by ShadySue »

« Reply #116 on: May 15, 2014, 07:38 »
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I sold 10% of the number of images I did last time we had a 100% day.

That's not good.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #117 on: May 15, 2014, 08:09 »
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On 7th August 2009, I had 4 dls and $4.11 - right in the Summer Slump.
The year before, I got 2 dls, but one was an EL. Prices were so much lower then, too.

« Reply #118 on: May 15, 2014, 08:41 »
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One sale from S+ and that's all. It's good considering the whole iS best match ranking now...

« Reply #119 on: May 15, 2014, 08:51 »
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"I had a good day"  :D

And 11 Vettas in one day was nice too.

« Reply #120 on: May 15, 2014, 08:51 »
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I got a massive 3 sales... not really worth being exclusive for those sorts of numbers, but then again I can't be bothered uploading to 50 thousand other sites...

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #121 on: May 15, 2014, 08:53 »
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"I had a good day"  :D

And 11 Vettas in one day was nice too.

Wow!!!  8) 8) 8)

« Reply #122 on: May 15, 2014, 10:26 »
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no video credit sales for me...got one image sale for $0.48.

« Reply #123 on: May 15, 2014, 13:40 »
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my stats are still showing my exclusive commission income and not the 100% commission. both in IS stats and Stock Performer. are you folks seeing the 100% income on your sales yesterday?

 :o

« Reply #124 on: May 15, 2014, 13:43 »
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my stats are still showing my exclusive commission income and not the 100% commission. both in IS stats and Stock Performer. are you folks seeing the 100% income on your sales yesterday?

 :o

Be prepared to wait a few weeks or so, as detailed in the forum.


 

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