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SME

« on: February 15, 2015, 09:09 »
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Is the information in the title an accurate assessment of iStock's royalty schedule for non-exclusive contributors? In other words, you make about 90 cents a video download?


ShadySue

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 09:28 »
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Is the information in the title an accurate assessment of iStock's royalty schedule for non-exclusive contributors? In other words, you make about 90 cents a video download?
Well, no, not totally accurate.
An Essentials video costs 6 credits, so it depends how much someone paid for the credits.
I can only see UK prices, so I can see 1 credit for 7 down to 1443 for 300 credits.
So that seems to be published prices between  7 down to 4.81 per credit.
However, big buyers can get big discounts off much larger bundles of credits, and a lot of my sales seem to be to these discounted buyers.
Also, if they do an offer, 15% off, 25% off, whatever, we share in that discount.

You'd have to check the dollar prices for yourself on the 'buy credits' page

« Last Edit: February 15, 2015, 12:01 by ShadySue »

« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 11:29 »
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Is the information in the title an accurate assessment of iStock's royalty schedule for non-exclusive contributors? In other words, you make about 90 cents a video download?

All I can tell you is that as a non-exclusive, I make $6 to $8 a sale, full HD. I am considering killing my video on IS. They keep way too much of the pie.

SME

« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 12:19 »
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I just rechecked - yeah, it's not a dollar per credit. At 15% it's about 6-9 dollars per sale at full HD. Thanks for the feedback on that.

« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 13:33 »
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I was (note the specific use of past tense) about $6 per download for HD. My account is now closed so I will no longer be privy to the information except through postings on sites like this.

« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 12:08 »
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Is the information in the title an accurate assessment of iStock's royalty schedule for non-exclusive contributors? In other words, you make about 90 cents a video download?

All I can tell you is that as a non-exclusive, I make $6 to $8 a sale, full HD. I am considering killing my video on IS. They keep way too much of the pie.
They are keeping the same amount they always did(not always but for a while now), they just lowered the pricing didn't they?

« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 12:33 »
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Is the information in the title an accurate assessment of iStock's royalty schedule for non-exclusive contributors? In other words, you make about 90 cents a video download?

All I can tell you is that as a non-exclusive, I make $6 to $8 a sale, full HD. I am considering killing my video on IS. They keep way too much of the pie.
They are keeping the same amount they always did(not always but for a while now), they just lowered the pricing didn't they?

Does it really matter? I used to get $23 commission and now i get $6-8. Thats a reduction to me of some significance. A result of their rc concoction six or so months ago.

« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 16:39 »
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Is the information in the title an accurate assessment of iStock's royalty schedule for non-exclusive contributors? In other words, you make about 90 cents a video download?

All I can tell you is that as a non-exclusive, I make $6 to $8 a sale, full HD. I am considering killing my video on IS. They keep way too much of the pie.
They are keeping the same amount they always did(not always but for a while now), they just lowered the pricing didn't they?

Does it really matter? I used to get $23 commission and now i get $6-8. Thats a reduction to me of some significance. A result of their rc concoction six or so months ago.
I'm not saying it isn't significant,  just that your "slice of the pie" hasn't changed.

Semmick Photo

« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2015, 16:47 »
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Mantis didn't say it changed either. His statement is just fact. Their cut is way too big.


 

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