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« on: September 17, 2019, 17:00 »
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Hello
The number of sales of photos and videos is now available.
I set my sales record.
Let's see the royaties soon ...


ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 17:28 »
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Oh what excitement.  :o
Highest number of sales of the year, but have I got lucky in the Big Getty Sales wheel of fortune?  8) or is it a worsening rpd?  ???

Good luck, everyone
« Last Edit: September 17, 2019, 18:51 by ShadySue »

« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 20:03 »
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Good luck... (no "credit"), lots of subs and Getty :sigh:

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 21:36 »
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I can't see the states from DM. ?

« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 00:49 »
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Oh what excitement.  :o
Highest number of sales of the year, but have I got lucky in the Big Getty Sales wheel of fortune?  8) or is it a worsening rpd?  ???

Good luck, everyone
High sales for me too but not optomistic

« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2019, 00:50 »
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I can't see the states from DM. ?
But can you see Russia from your house?

« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 04:35 »
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Let's see what the RPD will be. Downloads are increasing but the last few months a lot of them been cents.

« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 04:39 »
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Stop uploading to stock who gives me cents for my work.

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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 05:56 »
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Exactly the same amount of downloads as last month... so I'm looking forward to a wildly differing amount of money than last month. That's usually the way!

« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 14:42 »
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a lot of refunds... my worst month since january 2019.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2019, 15:02 by christiano »

« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2019, 15:10 »
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down -21% from last month
down -28% from last year August
58 refunds
this is not good  :(

« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2019, 17:51 »
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down -21% from last month
down -28% from last year August
58 refunds
this is not good  :(

first time in 2 years that I have refunds... and I had several!

« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2019, 18:40 »
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Average month :(

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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2019, 18:40 »
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Refunds? How do you see them?

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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2019, 19:32 »
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Loads of refunds from Australia.

« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2019, 19:32 »
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Well it's time to leave istock for me ! The fall is worst and worst every month and now I have -20$ still royalties ! What is that ?

« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2019, 19:48 »
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I have lots of refunds too what? Never happened before

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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2019, 22:48 »
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No refunds, but worst amount this year, less than half of July (but with the same number of downloads).
« Last Edit: September 19, 2019, 23:21 by SpaceStockFootage »

« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2019, 02:16 »
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No refunds, but worst amount this year, less than half of July (but with the same number of downloads).

I suppose the video doesn't go to Canva, so no refunds right?

« Reply #19 on: September 20, 2019, 05:41 »
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No refunds, but worst amount this year, less than half of July (but with the same number of downloads).

I suppose the video doesn't go to Canva, so no refunds right?

I had four video refunds this month.. despite removing my video portfolio in April. 

« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2019, 09:28 »
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I had 26 refunds, 25 of them being from Australia.  Each one was followed by a smaller sale for the same image.  Sales were a bit higher than my average for the past year.

ShadySue

« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2019, 09:33 »
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I had 26 refunds, 25 of them being from Australia.  Each one was followed by a smaller sale for the same image. 
Seems it's a renegotiation with Canva, applied retrospectively.  >:(

« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2019, 09:42 »
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Not bad for August. I can't see any refunds.

Can you see refunds from DM?

ShadySue

« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2019, 09:45 »
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Not bad for August. I can't see any refunds.

Can you see refunds from DM?

Yes.
Go to Sales, then click Gross Royalty to reorder your sales from least amount, so the larges refund comes at the top. Ignore the probably many 'refunds' you got in Jan 2017: these were apparently never sales, it was just Getty testing the system when it was introduced to iS.  ::)

« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2019, 11:18 »
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Thanks! I had 8 refunds from US and Canada through Getty Sales.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2019, 11:20 by Orchidpoet »

« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2019, 11:23 »
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Go to Sales, then click Gross Royalty to reorder your sales from least amount, so the larges refund comes at the top. Ignore the probably many 'refunds' you got in Jan 2017: these were apparently never sales, it was just Getty testing the system when it was introduced to iS.  ::)

I also cannot see any refunds, but clearly do not understand what I am seeing.

I start at the ESP login, the go to "royalties." I don't see a place to see 'sales' or what was sold or for what price?  (I attached a screenshot, but it does not seem to show up here...)

« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2019, 11:30 »
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Go to Sales, then click Gross Royalty to reorder your sales from least amount, so the larges refund comes at the top. Ignore the probably many 'refunds' you got in Jan 2017: these were apparently never sales, it was just Getty testing the system when it was introduced to iS.  ::)

I also cannot see any refunds, but clearly do not understand what I am seeing.

I start at the ESP login, the go to "royalties." I don't see a place to see 'sales' or what was sold or for what price?  (I attached a screenshot, but it does not seem to show up here...)

They don't want you to see.  You need to download the txt document.  I open it in excel. 

« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2019, 14:07 »
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Go to Sales, then click Gross Royalty to reorder your sales from least amount, so the larges refund comes at the top. Ignore the probably many 'refunds' you got in Jan 2017: these were apparently never sales, it was just Getty testing the system when it was introduced to iS.  ::)

I also cannot see any refunds, but clearly do not understand what I am seeing.

I start at the ESP login, the go to "royalties." I don't see a place to see 'sales' or what was sold or for what price?  (I attached a screenshot, but it does not seem to show up here...)

The white bar sticking down below the line on the left hand side of your charts relates to refunds. Presumably, it wiped out an upward bar on its way down, but I can't be bothered to work it all out, I just closed my account instead.

ShadySue

« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2019, 14:26 »
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Go to Sales, then click Gross Royalty to reorder your sales from least amount, so the larges refund comes at the top. Ignore the probably many 'refunds' you got in Jan 2017: these were apparently never sales, it was just Getty testing the system when it was introduced to iS.  ::)

I also cannot see any refunds, but clearly do not understand what I am seeing.

I start at the ESP login, the go to "royalties." I don't see a place to see 'sales' or what was sold or for what price?  (I attached a screenshot, but it does not seem to show up here...)
It's easier and prettier with Deep Meta and/or TodayIs20.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2019, 13:06 by ShadySue »

PZF

« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2019, 11:34 »
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RPD 8cents. And then all those refunds.
 :(

« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2019, 22:41 »
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Jo Ann Snover was correct two or three years ago when istock changed the subscription payments to 'percentage of whatever the client pays'.  She correctly predicted that this would allow istock to offer massive discounts to customers and then pass on those discounts to contributors.  That's exactly what has happened.  And this is why RPD is declining (and will continue to decline).

In my case my monthly sales have remained fairly stable, but income has declined by about 40% over the past year.  This is a direct reflection of the discounts being given to customers then passed on to contributors through reduced subscription payments.

Several years ago Getty support published a video reassuring contributors that 'this is not a race to the bottom'.  In reality that is exactly what they have done.  Their business model appears to be to give bigger and bigger discounts in order to retain customers - and that means lower and lower payments to contributors.

At the peak istock was the most successful microstock agency with gross revenues of about $400 million.  Getty changed the model away from 'high volume' and destroyed the revenue stream which is now in the region of $200 million.  So istock's gross revenue has dropped by half and now they reduce payments to contributors in a desperate attempt to maintain the customer base.  Is it any wonder that for most contributors sales and income have dropped by a significant amount?

« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2019, 00:57 »
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Jo Ann Snover was correct two or three years ago when istock changed the subscription payments to 'percentage of whatever the client pays'.  She correctly predicted that this would allow istock to offer massive discounts to customers and then pass on those discounts to contributors.  That's exactly what has happened.  And this is why RPD is declining (and will continue to decline).

In my case my monthly sales have remained fairly stable, but income has declined by about 40% over the past year.  This is a direct reflection of the discounts being given to customers then passed on to contributors through reduced subscription payments.

Several years ago Getty support published a video reassuring contributors that 'this is not a race to the bottom'.  In reality that is exactly what they have done.  Their business model appears to be to give bigger and bigger discounts in order to retain customers - and that means lower and lower payments to contributors.

At the peak istock was the most successful microstock agency with gross revenues of about $400 million.  Getty changed the model away from 'high volume' and destroyed the revenue stream which is now in the region of $200 million.  So istock's gross revenue has dropped by half and now they reduce payments to contributors in a desperate attempt to maintain the customer base.  Is it any wonder that for most contributors sales and income have dropped by a significant amount?

I'm wondering how they are planning to maintain the contributor base as high as possible with this business model. All credibility is gone, revenues are gone, mutual respect is completely missing. How can anyone work for them when there is no minimum payout threshold. They are literally giving away some of our content for free.

« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2019, 04:42 »
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I have got around 40 refunds till date with few ranging upto $100.


 

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