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Uncle Pete

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« on: December 02, 2021, 10:38 »
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Might as well start a running thread for this?

Nothing worth mentioning personally but I do have a question.

My sales are listed as coming from iStock Essentials and iStockPhoto. What's the difference and what does that mean?

RPD is about 30 cents higher for me, from iStock Essentials downloads, but at the same time, I have recently received 7 cent credits for those. (not like the even more exciting Connect sales) and look at this, WOW...  0.01$    iStockphoto    12-Aug-2021 a whole cent?

ISE last month .72 and ISP .40 RPD

OK so aside from that part, what is what? Why iStockPhoto and iStock Essentials? Anyone know?


« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2021, 03:52 »
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This is what I found:

Every file on iStock falls into one of two collections. Our Essentials collection gives you the everyday content you need, while the Signature collection features millions of premium handpicked stock files that you can only get from us. All content can be purchased with credits, or with a subscription.

I expect that you are non-exclusive, so all of your content will probably be listed in the Essentials collection.

There are two ways to buy an image from the Essentials collection:
All content can be purchased with credits, or with a subscription.

This is also mentioned in your sales report (Transaction Type column) in DeepMeta.
iStock Essentials sales will have the Transaction Type credit pack or subscription

Other sales, like Transaction Types RF Image, Premium Access Time Limited, Cost Per View, Price Per Image, Fixed Usage Fee, ... are listed as iStockphoto.

As I understand it, they distinguish sales between credit packs and subscriptions -> these are reported as iStock Essentials.
Everything else is iStockphoto.

For commercial images. Editorials or video have different Transaction Type tags.

Why? I. Don't. Know.
What does it all mean? Pfffffffffft.

Truly impressive to see how they overwhelm you with statistics and sales data, yet still fail to make it all transparent.
Too much data for penny sales.


Uncle Pete

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2021, 16:20 »
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Thanks for that detailed explanation and I think that was very helpful. Everything is Essentials (no I'm not exclusive) credit pack and subs, and then other sales and everything else, might be iStock Photo. Close enough for rock and roll?  ;)

Am I allowed a followup question? Can anyone make sense of what Connect sales are? I mean, some seem to be streaming use, some seem like web use, and the amounts run pretty steady at numbers like $.00## and down. But some look like actual RF licenses?

And then an answer that would have come from myself. Knowing what these are, won't change how much I'm going to make.

« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2021, 22:40 »
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...Can anyone make sense of what Connect sales are? ...

Getty launched this program a few years ago:

https://www.fastcompany.com/1817835/connect-getty-images-leaps-21st-century

You have to be logged in to read this page, but here's their rundown of the uses that show up in this section

https://contributors.gettyimages.com/HelpArticle.aspx?article_id=5176

But as you noted, the amounts are all very, very, very small.

I've even had items show up in this section that they're no longer entitled to license (I deleted most of my portfolio there years ago but have a small set of images I can't license elsewhere). Given how tiny the amounts are, I just can't stomach the thought of spending weeks arguing with "support" to try and get this fixed :)

« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2021, 02:42 »
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...Can anyone make sense of what Connect sales are? ...

Getty launched this program a few years ago:

https://www.fastcompany.com/1817835/connect-getty-images-leaps-21st-century

You have to be logged in to read this page, but here's their rundown of the uses that show up in this section

https://contributors.gettyimages.com/HelpArticle.aspx?article_id=5176

But as you noted, the amounts are all very, very, very small.

I've even had items show up in this section that they're no longer entitled to license (I deleted most of my portfolio there years ago but have a small set of images I can't license elsewhere). Given how tiny the amounts are, I just can't stomach the thought of spending weeks arguing with "support" to try and get this fixed :)

Sums it up nice. One small addition: there's a extra some kind of wrap-up (at least that's how I understand it) of connect sales in the March statement of each year.
Sold items run in several thousands then (at least for me), pushing my connect earnings into double digit figures. :o

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2021, 11:55 »
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Thanks both and anyone in the future, I'll be reading...  https://contributors.gettyimages.com/HelpArticle.aspx?article_id=5176

"your royalties on your Connect (.txt) statement may be reported as fractions of a cent, to 5 decimal points."  ::) Yeah I noticed that part long ago, thanks Mr Getty



 

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