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derek

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« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2017, 07:36 »
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Well this might be a lesson for any newcomers. Been with Istock since 2008 and I have approx. 56.000 downloads. My monthly take there this month was. $. 102. used to be an average of. $. 1100. thats how much IS have deteriorated since Getty got a hold of it.
My advice to any new member is. DON'T WASTE your time.


« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2017, 07:38 »
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Does anyone know why in my statement it says "exclusive" in the column for exclusivity? Did I forget to tick something somewhere during the transition? :o

Me too and dont know why

I think it's just another of their eff ups.

Mine says Exclusive as well, but (a) the rate shown is 15% and (b) last month's said Non-Exclusive, so I think they know my status and just made an error in preparing the statements

« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2017, 07:44 »
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In total I can't complain really, earnings are the same as with SS last month. But I did get a couple of 0.22, 0.21 and one 0.00!!! sale, but also I got many over 1.00, even some $4, while on SS they are mostly 0.25.

But I'm new and maybe riding a favoritized wave.

jonbull

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« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2017, 08:25 »
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While everything said is true, 15% is a robbery, and i have many 3 4 cent...my february was my best month ever in istock in the last years, near ss payout for february more than 4 times fotolia and dreamstime. At least they promised more sales and is true, if they can keep paying evermonth this sum i will begin uploading again. At the end i care of my total earning from micro end of month.
Have you ever considered that this attitude is why you can't make a decent living doing this (and keep complaining about it)?


Micro as i alteady told thousand of time is not my primary income, and i never gave importance. This year i upload more and earn more. i earn what i need with photography, at least i dont go arou. Lying about my earning in microstock.
All microstcok is a toatl waste and a robbery for serious photograpehe, thats why if you work in other environment, bei g a microstock is considered a shame , and thats why i never mix the two thi g

jonbull

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« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2017, 08:33 »
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While everything said is true, 15% is a robbery, and i have many 3 4 cent...my february was my best month ever in istock in the last years, near ss payout for february more than 4 times fotolia and dreamstime. At least they promised more sales and is true, if they can keep paying evermonth this sum i will begin uploading again. At the end i care of my total earning from micro end of month.
Have you ever considered that this attitude is why you can't make a decent living doing this (and keep complaining about it)?

Better complai. Than tell lie around a forum behind a nick name))
If i were cohere t i would close all my account in microstock, but cause i sell only my garbage stuff, i don't care what they do, i care if those diles sell. Actually istock even with some 0,04 cent, very few, is delivering a good payout. So complaini g about their choiche is eidicolous, 0,30 is much better and ethically good?
If they can geow like this, i have 450% more revenue in february than january, and 150% compared to dicember,  i dont care what they do.

« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2017, 08:38 »
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Micro as i alteady told thousand of time is not my primary income, and i never gave importance. This year i upload more and earn more. i earn what i need with photography, at least i dont go arou. Lying about my earning in microstock.
All microstcok is a toatl waste and a robbery for serious photograpehe, thats why if you work in other environment, bei g a microstock is considered a shame , and thats why i never mix the two thi g

Definitely must be because it is a "robbery". Anyone claiming any success must be lying because how can they be earning so much more than you at it? 100% agree it is nothing to do with your skill level or the way you run your microstock portfolio or think you know everything and refuse to listen to anyone else. Also because the sites are limiting your downloads and because lots of other people get special treatment, must be. I can't think of any other reason.

« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2017, 08:41 »
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Better complai. Than tell lie around a forum behind a nick name))
If i were cohere t i would close all my account in microstock, but cause i sell only my garbage stuff, i don't care what they do, i care if those diles sell. Actually istock even with some 0,04 cent, very few, is delivering a good payout. So complaini g about their choiche is eidicolous, 0,30 is much better and ethically good?
If they can geow like this, i have 450% more revenue in february than january, and 150% compared to dicember,  i dont care what they do.

Dude, w.t.f. is it your fingers or your keyboard that's the problem? You need to see a doctor or get your computer repaired ASAP

jonbull

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« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2017, 08:42 »
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While everything said is true, 15% is a robbery, and i have many 3 4 cent...my february was my best month ever in istock in the last years, near ss payout for february more than 4 times fotolia and dreamstime. At least they promised more sales and is true, if they can keep paying evermonth this sum i will begin uploading again. At the end i care of my total earning from micro end of month.

Yeah you keep uploading for your 15% good for you; I am sorry you think your work is worth so very little

Thats the reason Getty and eventually all the microstocks will end up throwing a few peanuts around and why royalties are so pitiful.

To many producers happy to take a pittance because ooh a sale is a sale.

My work serious never see any stock website if we speak serious. 0,25 cent is better.?Or the spamming of image in ss who diluite sales even with higher payout?
Or the advent of thousand of sellers from eastern europe uploading zillions of files?

jonbull

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« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2017, 08:42 »
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Better complai. Than tell lie around a forum behind a nick name))
If i were cohere t i would close all my account in microstock, but cause i sell only my garbage stuff, i don't care what they do, i care if those diles sell. Actually istock even with some 0,04 cent, very few, is delivering a good payout. So complaini g about their choiche is eidicolous, 0,30 is much better and ethically good?
If they can geow like this, i have 450% more revenue in february than january, and 150% compared to dicember,  i dont care what they do.


Dude, w.t.f. is it your fingers or your keyboard that's the problem? You need to see a doctor or get your computer repaired ASAP

I have big finger and big hand in case.

jonbull

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« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2017, 08:44 »
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Micro as i alteady told thousand of time is not my primary income, and i never gave importance. This year i upload more and earn more. i earn what i need with photography, at least i dont go arou. Lying about my earning in microstock.
All microstcok is a toatl waste and a robbery for serious photograpehe, thats why if you work in other environment, bei g a microstock is considered a shame , and thats why i never mix the two thi g

Definitely must be because it is a "robbery". Anyone claiming any success must be lying because how can they be earning so much more than you at it? 100% agree it is nothing to do with your skill level or the way you run your microstock portfolio or think you know everything and refuse to listen to anyone else. Also because the sites are limiting your downloads and because lots of other people get special treatment, must be. I can't think of any other reason.

First of all i just said that they promised more revenue and i said that this is happening in my case. Maybe you need to re read stuff.

jonbull

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« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2017, 08:46 »
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Micro as i alteady told thousand of time is not my primary income, and i never gave importance. This year i upload more and earn more. i earn what i need with photography, at least i dont go arou. Lying about my earning in microstock.
All microstcok is a toatl waste and a robbery for serious photograpehe, thats why if you work in other environment, bei g a microstock is considered a shame , and thats why i never mix the two thi g

Definitely must be because it is a "robbery". Anyone claiming any success must be lying because how can they be earning so much more than you at it? 100% agree it is nothing to do with your skill level or the way you run your microstock portfolio or think you know everything and refuse to listen to anyone else. Also because the sites are limiting your downloads and because lots of other people get special treatment, must be. I can't think of any other reason.

Maybe better i lie about revenue to boost my ego...i not complain with anybody....only those who cannot even explain with word the facts...like simple maths...anybody already understood u dont worry)).

« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2017, 08:56 »
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Wow, my earnings down 34% over Jan.  A sh!t load of .08 centers.  Volume is up though, which means they are either attracting more sub buyers or converting existing credit buyers to subs and they are downloading more freely.
 

« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2017, 09:01 »
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Wow, my earnings down 34% over Jan.  A sh!t load of .08 centers.  Volume is up though, which means they are either attracting more sub buyers or converting existing credit buyers to subs and they are downloading more freely.

My money is on getting sub buyers from other sites as my total downloads seem to stay about the same, but less money as more come from IS and less from SS.

jonbull

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« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2017, 09:36 »
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Wow, my earnings down 34% over Jan.  A sh!t load of .08 centers.  Volume is up though, which means they are either attracting more sub buyers or converting existing credit buyers to subs and they are downloading more freely.
 

i had 10% under 10 cent. under 5 cent 4.
checking my statement i see 4 sales from think stock for 24 dollar each. think stock accounts for more than 60% last month.
average sale is 0,75 cent per file.

« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2017, 10:32 »
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Just read my Feb statement. Gosh, that 15% really stings - getting 72c out of $4.82 and $1.50 out of $10. I got a few of those plus the dreaded 9c and 7c sales. I do admit that I have a very small portfolio on all the stock sites that I submit to but my combined total for January and February on Getty / iStockphoto is slightly higher than my entire earnings at Dreamstime. Previously, before reading the royalties statement, I was considering stopping all uploads to iStockphoto. Now I'm not so sure.

« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2017, 11:02 »
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I'm sooo "pleased" to see that my share from two video sales was $0.82 and $0.706!

 >:(

« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2017, 11:11 »
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Yes the sales volume seems to be up. So now more buyers will run to IStock for their cheap sub packages and SS and others will have to follow and introduce similar packages, right? >:(

« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2017, 11:31 »
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Better complai. Than tell lie around a forum behind a nick name))
If i were cohere t i would close all my account in microstock, but cause i sell only my garbage stuff, i don't care what they do, i care if those diles sell. Actually istock even with some 0,04 cent, very few, is delivering a good payout. So complaini g about their choiche is eidicolous, 0,30 is much better and ethically good?
If they can geow like this, i have 450% more revenue in february than january, and 150% compared to dicember,  i dont care what they do.

Dude, w.t.f. is it your fingers or your keyboard that's the problem? You need to see a doctor or get your computer repaired ASAP

Your comment really made my day! :D

« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2017, 11:41 »
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Yes the sales volume seems to be up. So now more buyers will run to IStock for their cheap sub packages and SS and others will have to follow and introduce similar packages, right? >:(

I hope it will be many of us leaving their platform, so the buyers would need to come back on shutterstock, fotolia, etc. Otherwise we need to find something else to do. I don't know you, all, and  i cannot speak in the name of all , besides myself, but I will not agree to sell my work on pennies.

 I have a few images left on Istock, this month I earned 13 dollars with them. I have 2-3 images sold with less than 0.28. But I am still unhappy because I know that if I have had many images there, I would have sold many with less than 0.28. It's just statistics, nothing more.

jonbull

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« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2017, 11:52 »
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Yes the sales volume seems to be up. So now more buyers will run to IStock for their cheap sub packages and SS and others will have to follow and introduce similar packages, right? >:(

I hope it will be many of us leaving their platform, so the buyers would need to come back on shutterstock, fotolia, etc. Otherwise we need to find something else to do. I don't know you, all, and  i cannot speak in the name of all , besides myself, but I will not agree to sell my work on pennies.

 I have a few images left on Istock, this month I earned 13 dollars with them. I have 2-3 images sold with less than 0.28. But I am still unhappy because I know that if I have had many images there, I would have sold many with less than 0.28. It's just statistics, nothing more.

i agree with you but then analyze and i see that average sale in february in istock is 1 dollar in ss is 0,55...so while they sell for 0,03 they also sell more than 6 for 24 dollar many for 4 dollar and between 1 and 4. so in my case they increase the number of sales, the revenue and money for image sold. ss is plagued with spammers and diluting earning per contributor accepting millions of images pe week...the best would be dreamstime and fotolia for me but they sell not like stock together so far.
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« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2017, 12:05 »
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In January I have a big block on the bar chart for "royalty free stills" and for February there is nothing at all under this heading. Anybody know what it is? Are other people missing it?

« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2017, 12:27 »
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There is so much about the the reporting of sales since the change that I neither understand or trust , that I have ceased to upload any new files. How they think it is any thing but insulting to pay $0.006 to an exclusive for a photograph is just beyond me. As I can not face the prospect of reloading 5000 photos to other sites , I am just going to give up on all stock photography. In the early days it taught me a lot , the rejections were (mostly) valid and fair and even if there was disagreement it was light hearted and informative, now its just evil with trust destroyed and Istock and Getty ready to screw anyone for an extra cent. I shall just watch from the side lines as the money from all my hard work dwindles to  nothing.

« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2017, 12:53 »
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Where i can see how much did i earn and what photo it has been downloaded and what i earned from that download?
I can see at Royalties only that charts, and i don't understand a lot from them...

« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2017, 13:03 »
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I note the same phenomenon and I'm a non-exclusive, which shows the percentage of income 15% .My guess is that they have problems with selecting the options non-exclusive and exclusive to the report, so it will be the latter.

« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2017, 13:29 »
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Yes the sales volume seems to be up. So now more buyers will run to IStock for their cheap sub packages and SS and others will have to follow and introduce similar packages, right? >:(

I hope it will be many of us leaving their platform, so the buyers would need to come back on shutterstock, fotolia, etc. Otherwise we need to find something else to do. I don't know you, all, and  i cannot speak in the name of all , besides myself, but I will not agree to sell my work on pennies.

 I have a few images left on Istock, this month I earned 13 dollars with them. I have 2-3 images sold with less than 0.28. But I am still unhappy because I know that if I have had many images there, I would have sold many with less than 0.28. It's just statistics, nothing more.

i agree with you but then analyze and i see that average sale in february in istock is 1 dollar in ss is 0,55...so while they sell for 0,03 they also sell more than 6 for 24 dollar many for 4 dollar and between 1 and 4. so in my case they increase the number of sales, the revenue and money for image sold. ss is plagued with spammers and diluting earning per contributor accepting millions of images pe week...the best would be dreamstime and fotolia for me but they sell not like stock together so far.
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Yep, but this may be just the beginning. How long do you thing it will take until the buyers would like to buy your images for 0.000whatever cents instead of paying 4 to 24 dollars? Moreover, don't be so happy that you sell more. I have found my images given for free on chinese websites, images that were token form Istock. I have complained and nothing happen. And it was form their website, because it happen that one of my stolen vector to be uploded only to them. After your work will be spread all over the internet, nobody will want to pay a cent for it anymore.
I don't say I gave up, that's why I didn't ask them to delete my account. I am just watching the trend and wait for a better deal. :)
Greetings.

PS: I also agree with you about shutterstock. Bad policy: accepting any crap. I don't see it as a good choice either. All nice stuff are buried in low quality images. Extremely demotivating.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 13:33 by Luka »


 

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