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« on: January 04, 2013, 13:10 »
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I'm an independent contributor. Could someone please explain the benefits of assigning images to "Photo +"? I've tried scouring the iStock website without joy. I assume there is a rise in price for the file and therefor higher royalty? Or maybe a higher rank in the search...?


« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 13:37 »
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Definitely higher royalty. Too difficult to determine if it affects sort position. You've only got an allowance of 15% of your port so the most logical thing is to promote your top-selling 15% files. They will most likely already have, by default, the most favourable sort positions.

lisafx

« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 13:43 »
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Definitely higher royalty. Too difficult to determine if it affects sort position. You've only got an allowance of 15% of your port so the most logical thing is to promote your top-selling 15% files. They will most likely already have, by default, the most favourable sort positions.

+1 on all of the above.  The higher royalty is very nice, and for indies, the prices are still lower than a regular exclusive file, so there is really no buyer resistance to the P+ prices. 

I have used up nearly my maximum allotment for P+. I do leave a few slots open in case a new file takes off. 

« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 13:47 »
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Thank you Gostwyck and Lisafx.

Does "Photo +" have any bearing on which images move over to PP? Does "Photo +" affect prices of images that move over to Thinkstock, for example...?

lisafx

« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 16:31 »
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Does "Photo +" have any bearing on which images move over to PP? Does "Photo +" affect prices of images that move over to Thinkstock, for example...?

No, P+ doesn't affect PP one way or the other.  Those images still go to PP and cost the same as the others. 

« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 03:57 »
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How do you go about assigning pictures to photo plus. I can't find it on the site :-\?

Thanks

« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 04:03 »
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view your portfolio and there is a photo+ tab. Click on it.

gillian vann

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 05:26 »
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oops, I had no idea about this feature at iS.
have assigned a dozen files but will leave a dozen free spots in the hope that my summer shooting doubles my port.
cheers.

« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2013, 06:45 »
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oops, I had no idea about this feature at iS.
have assigned a dozen files but will leave a dozen free spots in the hope that my summer shooting doubles my port.
cheers.
You may be throwing money away = I'd suggest sorting by DLs per month and putting the top 15% in.  They can be changed around after 6 months and you will also get more slots as your port grows.  Top 15% sellers probably account for 85% of DLs so it makes a big difference.

gillian vann

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2013, 07:10 »
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hard to tell with iS though, as the top sellers there are different to SS and DT. as I'm only new (1 year now) I see improvement in my work and 6 months is a long time, esp as I expect I'll keep improving each month.

is there anywhere that actually tells you how much more the comm is? it seems very vague (and certainly not promoted)

« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 07:47 »
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Thanks for the help job done sitting waiting for those extra $$$$$ to roll in, maybe!

RacePhoto

« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2013, 09:30 »
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Precisely! I took my top 12 selling images on IS and made them Photo + it hasn't changed the number of licenses and now I make more for those. That was easy?

oops, I had no idea about this feature at iS.
have assigned a dozen files but will leave a dozen free spots in the hope that my summer shooting doubles my port.
cheers.
You may be throwing money away = I'd suggest sorting by DLs per month and putting the top 15% in.  They can be changed around after 6 months and you will also get more slots as your port grows.  Top 15% sellers probably account for 85% of DLs so it makes a big difference.


 

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