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« on: May 07, 2015, 12:23 »
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Hi everyone,

I became exclusive at IS about 10 months ago, but due to high sales and incomes from PP royalties from Thinkstock with only 2500 images, I didn't quit the PP option.
From month to month income and DLs from Thinkstock have been reducing, from around 1000 DL monthly down to 350 nowadays, along with reduced income from PP royalties.

I wonder, and kindly ask for opinion from other exclusives - will my regular iS/getty/subs DLs increase (and hopefully rise) if I cancel Thinkstock partner program?
« Last Edit: May 07, 2015, 12:58 by miladin14 »


« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2015, 12:34 »
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought Thinkstock was mandatory for everyone?

ShadySue

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2015, 12:36 »
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought Thinkstock was mandatory for everyone?
Nope.
If you are exclusive, any files you had in before Subs started can stay in or you can get them out.
If you are exclusive, there's no way (since subs) you can get any new files into TS, even if you want to have them there.

« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2015, 12:49 »
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See, what do I know?

« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2015, 12:57 »
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And PP cancellation is one-way, irreversible process.

So - contributor cannot change mind if sees that cancelling PP is not such good idea :)

« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2015, 23:52 »
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I'm not exclusive, so I am all in PP with no choice, but I would advise not quitting PP.  Credit sales at IS are becoming only slightly more frequent than sightings of Loch Ness Monster.  PP brings in a huge chunk of my Istock earnings.

« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2015, 01:23 »
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In my case, and I guess in case of many other hard-working exclusives, subs are taking bigger and bigger proportion in earnings and DLs. 
More or less, the same thing is with regular DLs - no big surprises at the end of the month, positive or negative.
On the other hand PPs are falling. As non-exclusive I used to have about 40-50 PP DL per working day, now it hardly reaches 15, but still, at the end of the month, PP contributes with 150-200$.

I am curious if PP amount will be replaced from some other source, such as subs or getty or even from regular IS DLs (not in number of DL of course, but in the $ amount)

Noedelhap

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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2015, 12:00 »
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Credit sales at IS are becoming only slightly more frequent than sightings of Loch Ness Monster.

:D

@miladin14: I would advise against opting out of the PP. Even though the PP has been a bad development for iStock (low commissions, no RC's, eroding credits sales), it is now a necessary evil if one wants to make any money at all.

PS. My condoleances, becoming exclusive at the wrong time and then experiencing falling sales must be tough.

« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2015, 14:18 »
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If a buyer is shopping on Thinkstock is it likely that, not seeing your images, they will go back to IS to find them? If the answer is yes you might see a benefit from pulling out of PP, otherwise you're down whatever you get for 350 monthly downloads.

« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2015, 15:36 »
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PS. My condoleances, becoming exclusive at the wrong time and then experiencing falling sales must be tough.

Actually, for me it was good choice. Regular DLs remained the same, but royalty has skyrocketed.

I don't think buyers from Thinkstock will look for my images at IS portfolio, that is why I have concerns. 

Still waiting for experience from someone who is exclusive and had PP opted in and then opted out :)


 

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