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« on: November 24, 2009, 17:12 »
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I have been searching around for the commission chart for non-exclusives on istock but couldn't find it anywhere...(the exclusive one i found on the site)
Made me wonder, when you go up in canister there, do commissions raise as well, or not?
Could anyone point me to a chart or anything that applies for non-exclusives?

Muchos thanks :)


« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 17:33 »
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Here it is : http://www.istockphoto.com/photographer-royalties.php

And no. Commissions don't follow canisters for non-exclusives.

« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 17:35 »
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 18:47 »
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Thanks for your replies guys!  :D
I searched and searched but didn't land on that page ErickN, it's exactely what i needed.
Hmm, you say it doesn't follow canisters...but it states +5% for bronze, +10% for silver etc...
I guess this is only for exclusives then? (although its not specified so anywhere there...)


« Last Edit: November 24, 2009, 18:49 by Artemis »

lisafx

« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 19:14 »
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First sentence on the link Erin posted:

iStock pays a base royalty rate of 20% for each file download and up to 40% for Exclusive contributors.

So us non-exclusives get only the base of 20%.

« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 19:27 »
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To answer the next question that I sense looming out there, the point of the cannister change for independents is that you get a slightly higher upload allowance.

There may also be some additional buyer confidence in buying from someone who's sold a lot. Hard to quantify or demonstrate though.

« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009, 20:53 »
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Ahhh, thanks again! My notorious dense-ness acting up again, i totally missed that phrase  because i directly clicked through to the next page with the full royalty structure :-\

So far for looking forward to silver....
« Last Edit: November 24, 2009, 20:55 by Artemis »

traveler1116

« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2009, 01:36 »
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To answer the next question that I sense looming out there, the point of the cannister change for independents is that you get a slightly higher upload allowance.

There may also be some additional buyer confidence in buying from someone who's sold a lot. Hard to quantify or demonstrate though.

They used to give you more uploads but I have the same 20 now that I had a year ago when I was bronze because of the "temporary" reduction in upload slots.

« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009, 03:16 »
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They used to give you more uploads but I have the same 20 now that I had a year ago when I was bronze because of the "temporary" reduction in upload slots.
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Hey I thought you had gone exclusive at istock?

traveler1116

« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 04:51 »
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They used to give you more uploads but I have the same 20 now that I had a year ago when I was bronze because of the "temporary" reduction in upload slots.

Hey I thought you had gone exclusive at istock?
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Jan. 21st  ;D

« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2009, 04:52 »
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They used to give you more uploads but I have the same 20 now that I had a year ago when I was bronze because of the "temporary" reduction in upload slots.

Hey I thought you had gone exclusive at istock?
Jan. 21st  ;D
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Gotcha ...

lisafx

« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2009, 09:27 »
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There may also be some additional buyer confidence in buying from someone who's sold a lot. Hard to quantify or demonstrate though.

Agreed. 

Even though I would much prefer to get a % royalty increase with each cannister, I still do enjoy going up a cannister.  It's nice to have recognition and goals as you progress. 


« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2009, 11:19 »
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So what are the current upload limits at each canister? I was having trouble finding it. I thought it used to be on the upload page, but I don't see it there.

« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2009, 22:42 »
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Took awhile to find...   :-\

Non exclusive: Base: 15 Bronze: 15 Silver: 20 Gold : 25 Diamond: 30 Black Diamond: 35
Exclusive: Bronze: 40 Silver: 60 Gold: 80 Diamond: 100 Black Diamond: 150


« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2009, 00:44 »
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Took awhile to find...   :-\

Non exclusive: Base: 15 Bronze: 15 Silver: 20 Gold : 25 Diamond: 30 Black Diamond: 35
Exclusive: Bronze: 40 Silver: 60 Gold: 80 Diamond: 100 Black Diamond: 150

Not quite accurate - I'm bronze exclusive and I have 50 slots a week

« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2009, 04:30 »
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This is the most recent update I could find (and it matches what I see for a weekly limit)

JJRD - Jul 16/09, 9:11

Upload limits for non-exclusive contributors:

Base: 15
Bronze: 15
Silver: 20
Gold : 25
Diamond: 30
Black Diamond: 35

Upload limits for exclusive contributors:

Bronze: 50
Silver: 75
Gold: 100
Diamond: 125
Black Diamond: 150

RacePhoto

« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2009, 21:48 »
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There may also be some additional buyer confidence in buying from someone who's sold a lot. Hard to quantify or demonstrate though.

Agreed. 

Even though I would much prefer to get a % royalty increase with each cannister, I still do enjoy going up a cannister.  It's nice to have recognition and goals as you progress. 



Bummer, I thought I'd get more money as I went up in canister levels as a non-exclusive. OK, well I still make more per download on IS than anyplace else. Three times of four times more! Unfortunately I still make more dollars in sales at SS, so I have to keep them both.  :)


 

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