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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2022, 03:51 »
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Custom Content briefs are only available to our Exclusive contributor community. We want to help speed up your journey to becoming an Exclusive contributor with the Fast Track to Custom Content program, where youll unlock opportunities to earn more by shooting for real time global brand requests.

What to expect:
Try out up to five briefs that are similar to common Custom Content client requests.
If our team likes what they see, you will receive an invitation to become Exclusive.
As an Exclusive contributor youll have access to 100+ Custom Content briefs where youll have the chance to shoot for global brands.
 :-\ ???

« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2022, 03:53 »
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If I understand correctly, then the one who becomes the exclusive author will not be able to upload any work to other stocks at all. Sad suggestion.

« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2022, 04:26 »
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Getty has always had an exclusive program.
As someone who has been a microstock contributor for over 10 years surely you aready knew this and understand how exclusivity works with microstock stites...?
« Last Edit: November 02, 2022, 04:31 by Her Ugliness »

« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2022, 07:45 »
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Her Ugliness, know and understand. However, now this invitation is being sent out to everyone for some reason. Previously, the invitation was only selected and individually.

« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2022, 07:58 »
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The program is new, deserves a separate topic. So it doesn't matter what I know.

« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2022, 08:01 »
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If someone is interested and will submit their video for consideration, write your thoughts.

« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2022, 08:12 »
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Theres a big difference between iStock exclusive and Getty exclusive. IStock is total artist exclusivity for RF, Getty is image / sister image exclusive. Make sure you know which one youre signing up for.

wds

« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2022, 08:33 »
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I looked at the iStock "invitation". They seem to be talking about iStock exclusivity, not Getty exclusivity. Is this the only way to become exclusive at iS now?

« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2022, 09:07 »
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I thought you could apply and theyd judge you on your submitted work, but I may be wrong.

wds

« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2022, 09:34 »
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I thought you could apply and theyd judge you on your submitted work, but I may be wrong.

It certainly used to be that way, but I haven't kept track for quite a while now. I have no idea of how many exclusives they have and if that is a growing number or a shrinking number.

« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2022, 10:08 »
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2022, 10:49 »
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derby, I received the letter today, which means they have started a program to attract participants. Also, their offer is similar to freelancing, they set topics on which to shoot. As I understand it, there will be orders from specific companies. It's something new and different than before.

« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2022, 10:56 »
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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2022, 12:51 »
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It's the same of what was discussed in 2018

https://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/getty-custom-content-brief-is-it-worth-it/
Okay, so the Getty decided to invite everyone to become an exclusive author. I've never been offered a Getty before. I think everyone who sells on the Getty received this letter of invitation today.

« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2022, 13:24 »
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Very few exclusives are participating in the custom content program. It has been a total failure for Getty, so they are trying to see if non exclusives might take the deal.

These are your "opportunities":
You get a briefing:

- You shoot for that client: let's say for BMW they want to se BMW cars in natural locations with families. You set up the shoot and take all the risk. You send in yout 100 images of the shoot that has cost you 1000$ to set up. From those images the client picks up 4 images at 150$ each. Your commission is 30% so you net 180$. Those 4 images are now owned by the client in perpetuity. The other 96 images you have to take out any that are similar to those 4 accepted. Those that are not similar at all can go to the library.  So yes you have lost 820$ and have worked on assignment for a client and Getty got a 70% bite.

Do you understand why of the thousands of exclusive contributors nearly nobody is participating in this program?

We receive those briefing every day that in my case go directly to the spam folder. I guess thats the place they deserve.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2022, 17:52 »
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derby, I received the letter today, which means they have started a program to attract participants. Also, their offer is similar to freelancing, they set topics on which to shoot. As I understand it, there will be orders from specific companies. It's something new and different than before.

It's not totally new. I don't participate, but they've been sending out the briefs for specific companies for some time. I don't really pay much attention, but I've seen company names mentioned.

Added: as Everest said above! ^^^
I should have read the whole thread before posting, sorry.

ADH

« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2022, 17:55 »
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These are your "opportunities":
You get a briefing:

- You shoot for that client: let's say for BMW they want to se BMW cars in natural locations with families. You set up the shoot and take all the risk. You send in yout 100 images of the shoot that has cost you 1000$ to set up. From those images the client picks up 4 images at 150$ each. Your commission is 30% so you net 180$. Those 4 images are now owned by the client in perpetuity. The other 96 images you have to take out any that are similar to those 4 accepted. Those that are not similar at all can go to the library.  So yes you have lost 820$ and have worked on assignment for a client and Getty got a 70% bite.

ONLY IF you are lucky enough to be the chosen one
You may not get anything if your images include recognizable logos or products

Do you understand why of the thousands of exclusive contributors nearly nobody is participating in this program?



« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2022, 20:06 »
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I'll stock with Pond5 Exclusive at 60% so no thank-you Getty!

« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2022, 03:46 »
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On the other hand, Getty offers 100% freelancing. Work for a specific project and for a specific customer may be of interest to someone. Yes, not all projects are suitable, but an assessment of the possible costs and profits will help you choose what to take on.
I would also like to hear from those who agree to these orders and what their experience is.
The main issue here is the exclusive, the author must close his portfolios on all stocks or only the video for a specific order, he must upload only to Getty. It's not clear here. If the Getty requires the author to shoot absolutely everything only for the Getty, then this is not very attractive.
I see that there are authors who work exclusively for the Getty, under this program, new authors become the same, or with reduced opportunities? And where the author becomes exclusive, on the Getty or on iStock.

« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2022, 05:12 »
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Very few exclusives are participating in the custom content program. It has been a total failure for Getty, so they are trying to see if non exclusives might take the deal.

These are your "opportunities":
You get a briefing:

- You shoot for that client: let's say for BMW they want to se BMW cars in natural locations with families. You set up the shoot and take all the risk. You send in yout 100 images of the shoot that has cost you 1000$ to set up. From those images the client picks up 4 images at 150$ each. Your commission is 30% so you net 180$. Those 4 images are now owned by the client in perpetuity. The other 96 images you have to take out any that are similar to those 4 accepted. Those that are not similar at all can go to the library.  So yes you have lost 820$ and have worked on assignment for a client and Getty got a 70% bite.

Do you understand why of the thousands of exclusive contributors nearly nobody is participating in this program?

We receive those briefing every day that in my case go directly to the spam folder. I guess thats the place they deserve.

Yes. I hope people are getting wise to these scams. It is the same as those logo competition websites and others in this gig-economy hell-scape. They get thousands of hours of work from hundreds of artists for a few dollars. No wonder productivity is through the floor with that much unpaid work going on.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2022, 05:15 »
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I haven't heard /read of any iStock contributors who have been accepted into Getty in the last few years.
Any I've read about were told their work was "more suitable for iStock".

Maybe those who have been successful have chosen, or been told (?), not to post about it.

Maybe you know someone who has made the leap recently (in the past, it was possible and known about).

« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2022, 05:42 »
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I haven't heard /read of any iStock contributors who have been accepted into Getty in the last few years.
Any I've read about were told their work was "more suitable for iStock".

Maybe those who have been successful have chosen, or been told (?), not to post about it.

Maybe you know someone who has made the leap recently (in the past, it was possible and known about).

I had an invite from Getty back when they had a deal with flickr more than 10 years ago. Took the invite, submitted images, and after 5 years, had made less than a 200$ in sales. So I closed the Getty account and applied for istock, put the same images in and a few thousand more and now they've netted over 5k in 4 years. So I'm not really sure if being on Getty as big a deal (you still get a ton of 2 cent sales). Maybe it works much better for people who shoot exclusive briefs but I was doing primarily editorial and travel.

« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2022, 05:43 »
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I haven't heard /read of any iStock contributors who have been accepted into Getty in the last few years.
Any I've read about were told their work was "more suitable for iStock".

Maybe those who have been successful have chosen, or been told (?), not to post about it.

Maybe you know someone who has made the leap recently (in the past, it was possible and known about).
So we are talking only about the Exclusive contributor with the Fast Track to Custom Content program. Exclusive for this specific program.

« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2022, 05:47 »
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Although the link I gave at the beginning, it follows that the Getty offers iStock Exclusivity. And only for the video that is uploaded to iStock. Maybe if someone wants to become iStock Exclusivity, they should shoot a little for these orders, and they will be accepted into iStock Exclusivity. It must be hard to become iStock Exclusivity just like that.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2022, 06:22 »
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I haven't heard /read of any iStock contributors who have been accepted into Getty in the last few years.
Any I've read about were told their work was "more suitable for iStock".

Maybe those who have been successful have chosen, or been told (?), not to post about it.

Maybe you know someone who has made the leap recently (in the past, it was possible and known about).

I had an invite from Getty back when they had a deal with flickr more than 10 years ago. Took the invite, submitted images, and after 5 years, had made less than a 200$ in sales. So I closed the Getty account and applied for istock, put the same images in and a few thousand more and now they've netted over 5k in 4 years. So I'm not really sure if being on Getty as big a deal (you still get a ton of 2 cent sales). Maybe it works much better for people who shoot exclusive briefs but I was doing primarily editorial and travel.

I was accepted to Getty via iStock exclusivity, to my extreme surprise, about ten or more years ago.
I didn't accept on the grounds that I would have had to fill in a US tax declaration. I didn't know what that meant and didn't want to do it, so I declined.
Also, at that time Getty and iS were totally separate and you couldn't post sisters/similars across the sites, and similar was very broadly interpreted.
Ironically, I had to fill in the form via iS a couple of years later. It wasn't what I'd thought it was.
I don't think I missed too much -  My editorial files get mirrored on Getty as 'iStock unreleased', (which sounds dodgy, IMO), as does a small selection of my other files (seems to depend on the 'whim' of the inspector, there's no other rhyme or reason to it).


ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2022, 11:47 »
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I haven't heard /read of any iStock contributors who have been accepted into Getty in the last few years.
Any I've read about were told their work was "more suitable for iStock".

Maybe those who have been successful have chosen, or been told (?), not to post about it.

Maybe you know someone who has made the leap recently (in the past, it was possible and known about).
So we are talking only about the Exclusive contributor with the Fast Track to Custom Content program. Exclusive for this specific program.
I see nothing in the text on the link you posted as the OP which suggests they're only offering exclusive for custom content. It's all about iStock exclusivity as a whole. I didn't watch the video, just read the text.

« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2022, 14:45 »
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Who would actually go out their way to shoot something specific they are told to for stock money? I think its far more productive to shoot 100 road signs in a shorter time and make more money from that, than to follow a lead given by iStock or any micro stock company

« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2022, 16:52 »
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Who would actually go out their way to shoot something specific they are told to for stock money? I think its far more productive to shoot 100 road signs in a shorter time and make more money from that, than to follow a lead given by iStock or any micro stock company
Well, there are many people who make money freelancing. A lot of people. Not everyone can work abstractly, guess the conjuncture and then sell it. Many people need a specific order.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2022, 18:15 »
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Who would actually go out their way to shoot something specific they are told to for stock money? I think its far more productive to shoot 100 road signs in a shorter time and make more money from that, than to follow a lead given by iStock or any micro stock company
Well, there are many people who make money freelancing. A lot of people. Not everyone can work abstractly, guess the conjuncture and then sell it. Many people need a specific order.
Yes, but (as said above) in this case your images are up against those of anyone else who wants to take on the brief, and Getty takes 70%. If someone else's images are favoured, you're heavily out of pocket, as it's hardly likely you could use the files as general stock because of the branded product. (they don't allow 'posed' or 'set up' editorial in the general collection)
However, if you feel it would work for you, why not just try it? Or as 'they' say, "knock yourself out".

« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2022, 03:24 »
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However, if you feel it would work for you, why not just try it? Or as 'they' say, "knock yourself out".
It's a question of exclusivity on iStock. If, in order to participate in the Fast Track to Custom Content program, I have to close all my accounts on other stocks, then this is not interesting. If iStock were to introduce exclusivity only for videos that are filmed for the Fast Track to Custom Content program, that might be interesting.
It is not at all clear why the Getty started this program at all. What is the purpose of the getty. If you find authors who will shoot for the Fast Track to Custom Content program, then why put a condition on complete exclusivity. It seems that they want not so much to find authors for this program, but to lure people into exclusives on iStock.
I know that the authors who are exclusive to the Getty are satisfied with the income. But I don't know if the authors who are exclusive only on iStock are happy with the income.


 

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