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« Reply #100 on: July 07, 2020, 07:10 »
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Hello,
Hi - Has anyone quit iStock in the recent times? I understand from this thread (started a year ago) that iStock would pay any remaining earnings in the account even if it is less than 100 USD. Could anyone please confirm? Thanks.
I quit my IStock/Getty in October 2019 an got my little dollars without any problems (payout was not reached).
They also payed me sales which occured after my account cancellation im may 2020 (without asking them), beause the deletion of all files can take up to 6 months.
Such a nice people! I should go exclusive there  :D


« Reply #101 on: July 07, 2020, 07:32 »
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Hello,
Hi - Has anyone quit iStock in the recent times? I understand from this thread (started a year ago) that iStock would pay any remaining earnings in the account even if it is less than 100 USD. Could anyone please confirm? Thanks.
I quit my IStock/Getty in October 2019 an got my little dollars without any problems (payout was not reached).
They also payed me sales which occured after my account cancellation im may 2020 (without asking them), beause the deletion of all files can take up to 6 months.

Thank you JustAnImage for the confirmation  :)

« Reply #102 on: July 07, 2020, 10:47 »
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I've done it. After 15 years and six months I finally gave them the boot.

 I hung in there so long because they were my first agency and taught me a lot, so I didn't like to part from them. Also, I felt that having put the effort into uploading the files, I might as well let them earn as much as possible. However, all the bizarre deals they have that seem to let my files go for fractions of a cent etc etc, and now the backdated refunds, leave me wondering whether I'm not giving away some stuff that people would pay for at other sites. Some of my work is sufficiently different for it not to be easily substituted by somebody else's - not a lot of it, maybe, but some.

With the latest earnings down to less than $30 this month (for about 6,000 files, I made more than $10 in my first month with just a few dozen shots) it's not a major loss. Maybe it will lead to an uptick in sales as Shutterstock to compensate.

For those wondering what happens to the balance of earnings that iStock holds, it seems they will be paid eventually. The form for terminating the agreement states:
I confirm that I want to have any outstanding royalties issued on the time specified by my Agreement (most standard agreements specify any outstanding balance is to be issued within 90 days of your request to close your account)

How did you do it? I want to quit too! I have there about $70.

MichaelMango

« Reply #103 on: July 07, 2020, 11:54 »
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I wonder how people is still uploading content to Istock, I didn't continue uploading my images there, because I got $ 0,002 in some sales, worst than Shutterstock.



First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for meand there was no one left to speak for me.
I'm still uploading to iStock, although I do have some low selling files I have at leat one $80-$100 dollar sale a month and my RPD is over 2.5 at the moment. My sales have dropped hugely certainly since the peak days of iStock but I make enough per month to make it worthwhile, and some new files sell, in fact my current best seller there is under 6 months old.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2020, 14:42 by MichaelMango »

« Reply #104 on: July 07, 2020, 14:49 »
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I wonder how people is still uploading content to Istock, I didn't continue uploading my images there, because I got $ 0,002 in some sales, worst than Shutterstock.



First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for meand there was no one left to speak for me.
I'm still uploading to iStock, although I do have some low selling files I have at leat one $80-$100 dollar sale a month and my RPD is over 2.5 at the moment. My sales have dropped hugely certainly since the peak days of iStock but I make enough per month to make it worthwhile, and some new files sell, in fact my current best seller there is under 6 months old.
Fine! Nice for you!

« Reply #105 on: July 07, 2020, 15:00 »
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I wonder how people is still uploading content to Istock, I didn't continue uploading my images there, because I got $ 0,002 in some sales, worst than Shutterstock.



First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for meand there was no one left to speak for me.
I'm still uploading to iStock, although I do have some low selling files I have at leat one $80-$100 dollar sale a month and my RPD is over 2.5 at the moment. My sales have dropped hugely certainly since the peak days of iStock but I make enough per month to make it worthwhile, and some new files sell, in fact my current best seller there is under 6 months old.

i haven't done any rpd calculation, but i earn about 400/600$ month, it's enough for me ATM

MichaelMango

« Reply #106 on: July 07, 2020, 15:03 »
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I wonder how people is still uploading content to Istock, I didn't continue uploading my images there, because I got $ 0,002 in some sales, worst than Shutterstock.



First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for meand there was no one left to speak for me.
I'm still uploading to iStock, although I do have some low selling files I have at leat one $80-$100 dollar sale a month and my RPD is over 2.5 at the moment. My sales have dropped hugely certainly since the peak days of iStock but I make enough per month to make it worthwhile, and some new files sell, in fact my current best seller there is under 6 months old.
Fine! Nice for you!
That just sounds sarcastic. All I'm pointing out is that some people see uploading to IS as still worthwhile, and to counter your negative take on the place. I'm not saying it's perfect, far from it, but to see people sneering about it whilst selling themselves at other stock sites, none of which give a fair price, is a bit rich. I'm just pointing out the nature of my experience there, which I thought may be of interest and which doesn't warrant your sneery tone, thank you.

« Reply #107 on: July 07, 2020, 18:31 »
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I wonder how people is still uploading content to Istock, I didn't continue uploading my images there, because I got $ 0,002 in some sales, worst than Shutterstock.



First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for meand there was no one left to speak for me.
I'm still uploading to iStock, although I do have some low selling files I have at leat one $80-$100 dollar sale a month and my RPD is over 2.5 at the moment. My sales have dropped hugely certainly since the peak days of iStock but I make enough per month to make it worthwhile, and some new files sell, in fact my current best seller there is under 6 months old.
Fine! Nice for you!
That just sounds sarcastic. All I'm pointing out is that some people see uploading to IS as still worthwhile, and to counter your negative take on the place. I'm not saying it's perfect, far from it, but to see people sneering about it whilst selling themselves at other stock sites, none of which give a fair price, is a bit rich. I'm just pointing out the nature of my experience there, which I thought may be of interest and which doesn't warrant your sneery tone, thank you.
It's not sarcastic. Sorry,My intentions are not offend to you!

MichaelMango

« Reply #108 on: July 08, 2020, 00:42 »
0

     
I wonder how people is still uploading content to Istock, I didn't continue uploading my images there, because I got $ 0,002 in some sales, worst than Shutterstock.



First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out
     Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for meand there was no one left to speak for me.
I'm still uploading to iStock, although I do have some low selling files I have at leat one $80-$100 dollar sale a month and my RPD is over 2.5 at the moment. My sales have dropped hugely certainly since the peak days of iStock but I make enough per month to make it worthwhile, and some new files sell, in fact my current best seller there is under 6 months old.
Fine! Nice for you!
That just sounds sarcastic. All I'm pointing out is that some people see uploading to IS as still worthwhile, and to counter your negative take on the place. I'm not saying it's perfect, far from it, but to see people sneering about it whilst selling themselves at other stock sites, none of which give a fair price, is a bit rich. I'm just pointing out the nature of my experience there, which I thought may be of interest and which doesn't warrant your sneery tone, thank you.
It's not sarcastic. Sorry,My intentions are not offend to you!
OK, no offence taken!

« Reply #109 on: July 08, 2020, 01:56 »
+1
I've done it. After 15 years and six months I finally gave them the boot.

 I hung in there so long because they were my first agency and taught me a lot, so I didn't like to part from them. Also, I felt that having put the effort into uploading the files, I might as well let them earn as much as possible. However, all the bizarre deals they have that seem to let my files go for fractions of a cent etc etc, and now the backdated refunds, leave me wondering whether I'm not giving away some stuff that people would pay for at other sites. Some of my work is sufficiently different for it not to be easily substituted by somebody else's - not a lot of it, maybe, but some.

With the latest earnings down to less than $30 this month (for about 6,000 files, I made more than $10 in my first month with just a few dozen shots) it's not a major loss. Maybe it will lead to an uptick in sales as Shutterstock to compensate.

For those wondering what happens to the balance of earnings that iStock holds, it seems they will be paid eventually. The form for terminating the agreement states:
I confirm that I want to have any outstanding royalties issued on the time specified by my Agreement (most standard agreements specify any outstanding balance is to be issued within 90 days of your request to close your account)

How did you do it? I want to quit too! I have there about $70.

alexandersr - Please check page 1 in this thread for Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019, 07:03 . It is a reply from BaldricksTrousers, stating what needs to be done.

« Reply #110 on: July 08, 2020, 08:29 »
0
Hello,
Hi - Has anyone quit iStock in the recent times? I understand from this thread (started a year ago) that iStock would pay any remaining earnings in the account even if it is less than 100 USD. Could anyone please confirm? Thanks.
I quit my IStock/Getty in October 2019 an got my little dollars without any problems (payout was not reached).
They also payed me sales which occured after my account cancellation im may 2020 (without asking them), beause the deletion of all files can take up to 6 months.
I quit in September 2019, and also still get a little from time to time. And they make payout every month, if there has been any income. The lowest pauout I had was $0.05  :)

In May there was even a $0.18 refund, because a sold file was changed to a cheaper subscription. Luckily for me there was enough from Connect to cover the refund.

« Reply #111 on: July 08, 2020, 10:10 »
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I've done it. After 15 years and six months I finally gave them the boot.

 I hung in there so long because they were my first agency and taught me a lot, so I didn't like to part from them. Also, I felt that having put the effort into uploading the files, I might as well let them earn as much as possible. However, all the bizarre deals they have that seem to let my files go for fractions of a cent etc etc, and now the backdated refunds, leave me wondering whether I'm not giving away some stuff that people would pay for at other sites. Some of my work is sufficiently different for it not to be easily substituted by somebody else's - not a lot of it, maybe, but some.

With the latest earnings down to less than $30 this month (for about 6,000 files, I made more than $10 in my first month with just a few dozen shots) it's not a major loss. Maybe it will lead to an uptick in sales as Shutterstock to compensate.

For those wondering what happens to the balance of earnings that iStock holds, it seems they will be paid eventually. The form for terminating the agreement states:
I confirm that I want to have any outstanding royalties issued on the time specified by my Agreement (most standard agreements specify any outstanding balance is to be issued within 90 days of your request to close your account)

How did you do it? I want to quit too! I have there about $70.

alexandersr - Please check page 1 in this thread for Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019, 07:03 . It is a reply from BaldricksTrousers, stating what needs to be done.
Thanks!

« Reply #112 on: July 08, 2020, 10:31 »
0
Hello,
Hi - Has anyone quit iStock in the recent times? I understand from this thread (started a year ago) that iStock would pay any remaining earnings in the account even if it is less than 100 USD. Could anyone please confirm? Thanks.
I quit my IStock/Getty in October 2019 an got my little dollars without any problems (payout was not reached).
They also payed me sales which occured after my account cancellation im may 2020 (without asking them), beause the deletion of all files can take up to 6 months.
I quit in September 2019, and also still get a little from time to time. And they make payout every month, if there has been any income. The lowest pauout I had was $0.05  :)

In May there was even a $0.18 refund, because a sold file was changed to a cheaper subscription. Luckily for me there was enough from Connect to cover the refund.

Thanks Jens G  :)

« Reply #113 on: July 14, 2020, 07:01 »
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Has anyone had any experience of there videos being deleted after they have been reviewed and approved? says asset missing...the most concerning thing is it seems to be the videos that being downloaded or viewed the most...

« Reply #114 on: July 14, 2020, 09:42 »
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Has anyone had any experience of there videos being deleted after they have been reviewed and approved? says asset missing...the most concerning thing is it seems to be the videos that being downloaded or viewed the most...
Don't worry be happy ;-)


 

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