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« on: April 18, 2022, 20:54 »
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Second best month ever for a $2.70 RPD overall.  8)


zeljkok

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2022, 23:37 »
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RPD 2.70 sounds great, until you realize it is 15% and how much they got off you

My IS March RPD is 0.786 with total $ 3x more than SS.  This was unimaginable less than year ago

« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2022, 02:22 »
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My iStock earning is 3 x SS and Adobe in March, most the money is from subscription based sales.

« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2022, 03:35 »
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Mar was superb!

SVH

« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2022, 03:59 »
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It seems I am missing sales. In the sense that the number of sales reported are lower then the difference of the download count between then end of February and the end of March. Anyone else has this same issue (or had it before) and knows the reason for it? Normally the download count (in a month) matches the number of sales reported of that month later with some off that pop up in the next month.

I also noticed a lot connect sales dated 31st of December 2021 of actually all the photo's in my port. Is that a yearly thing or something, that anyone knows of? They are all from one source in California with remark "Fixed Usage Fee"
« Last Edit: April 19, 2022, 04:08 by SVH »

« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2022, 05:10 »
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I also noticed a lot connect sales dated 31st of December 2021 of actually all the photo's in my port. Is that a yearly thing or something, that anyone knows of? They are all from one source in California with remark "Fixed Usage Fee"
You are right, that a yearly thing being paid in April each year.
Almost any photo/video in the port has connect sales, which are (as far as I know) 'pay per view'.

My numbers:
- IStock March is about 5 times SS and 2x AS and does 41.47% of my stock income at 19 agencies
- Photo RPD (without connect sales): $1.08
- Video RPD (without connect sales): $2.14
« Last Edit: April 19, 2022, 05:14 by JustAnImage »

« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2022, 06:40 »
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My first iStock payout is on the way   ;D
More than 30 dollars for taxes .. I think it's a big amount

« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2022, 08:16 »
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BME for me.

wds

« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2022, 08:30 »
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The pattern that is emerging from where I sit is that SS used to be the clear $$$ leader. They seem to be fading and moving into a neck and neck position with AS and iS. And this is with SS having the  broadest range of acceptance (Commercial, full range editorial with and without people).

Me


« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2022, 12:47 »
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My graph show decent sales but the exported spreadsheet shows approx one third less in sales - anyone else?

wds

« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2022, 12:53 »
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My graph show decent sales but the exported spreadsheet shows approx one third less in sales - anyone else?

I saw something like that as well. The spreadsheet $$$ were about a 1/3 less than the actual amount. I usually don't check the spreadsheet, I figured I did something wrong in handling it.

SVH

« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2022, 12:55 »
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Me


« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2022, 13:05 »
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I di da straight C&P so no possible errors, suppose we won;t know untiul payment comes in and see if it matches graph or file

SVH

« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2022, 13:24 »
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I also noticed a lot connect sales dated 31st of December 2021 of actually all the photo's in my port. Is that a yearly thing or something, that anyone knows of? They are all from one source in California with remark "Fixed Usage Fee"
You are right, that a yearly thing being paid in April each year.
Almost any photo/video in the port has connect sales, which are (as far as I know) 'pay per view'.
Thanks for clearing that up :)

« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2022, 14:40 »
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BME for me.

Either I'm misunderstanding the graphic, or you've marked in the wrong place. What you have marked in red is March 2021, or am I wrong or am I misunderstanding something?

« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2022, 15:15 »
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@Wilm:
If you take a closer look you see 3 bars at march and only two bars at the rest of the graphics.
So March shows 2020,2021,2022 and all the other month 2020 and 2021.

« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2022, 15:23 »
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BME for me.

Either I'm misunderstanding the graphic, or you've marked in the wrong place. What you have marked in red is March 2021, or am I wrong or am I misunderstanding something?

JustAnImage is correct, Wilm. The graph above is the way IS is reporting earnings on their ESP website.

Here is the same info from Todayis20:

« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2022, 15:33 »
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Ah, okay, thank you! Now I understood!

And unfortunately have to realize that March 2022 was bad with me. The download quantity is good, the RPD is unfortunately bad.

« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2022, 16:28 »
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In March i had about 12 000 connected sales, mostly from Australia (revenue ~$53) . This was the first time while I am in IS.

« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2022, 03:50 »
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Still not sure how to feel about those connect sales. Anyhow, they lifted iStock to be my top earner in March. Regular sales where also pretty good.
Even more: iStock is my best earning agency for 2022 so far. Who would have thought!

wds

« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2022, 07:57 »
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Where or how do "connect" sales show up in the spreadsheet?

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2022, 09:24 »
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Where or how do "connect" sales show up in the spreadsheet?

ESP
Royalties
Bottom box:

Export the Connect transactions for the contracts selected above as a text file that can be imported into your favorite spreadsheet application.


Import into whatever you use (Open Office) as text comma delimited file. See all kinds of rows and columns and nearly impossible to understand rows and columns.

OR the easy way. Use DeepMeta

https://www.deepmeta.com/

Which shows Connect Sales as a choice, without all the trouble.



Australia is Canva I don't remember who California is?

wds

« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2022, 09:53 »
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Thanks, got it!

« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2022, 12:42 »
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$0,20 at march coming from connect :-)
Closed my account at istock 2 years ago.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2022, 10:33 »
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Thanks, got it!

You're welcome. Someone here will know what California means. One of the partner sites.

SVH

« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2022, 00:02 »
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Anyone else getting error messages when going to "account management" today and errors when pulling in data with deepmeta? And nobody else has seen a significant difference between their download count and the sales reported over March?
Edit: Errors has resolved it self, they fixed it. I think you were still all in bed :) But the question about difference downloads versus sales remain open.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2022, 12:57 by SVH »

« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2022, 01:13 »
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Thanks, got it!

You're welcome. Someone here will know what California means. One of the partner sites.

Not claiming to know, and I can be wrong, but I guess it can mean anything or any company, as a lot of potential customers for the connect program are located in silicon valley?

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2022, 10:00 »
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Thanks, got it!

You're welcome. Someone here will know what California means. One of the partner sites.

Not claiming to know, and I can be wrong, but I guess it can mean anything or any company, as a lot of potential customers for the connect program are located in silicon valley?

I think it's a specific partner not a broad area where most of the computer people are. That's how we know (or assume?) Canva is the Australia customer. It's someone who uses a single streaming subscription or has the on demand subscription for within their design software online. Whatever it is, pennies per use paid to Getty and fractions paid to us.

I mean, the partner pays 0.03091 per use and we get 15% which is 0.00464 of that. Now that's exciting...  ::)

« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2022, 12:30 »
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finaly made my payout after last month super low  :'(

ShadySue

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« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2022, 16:45 »
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After a truly shocking Feb, my March was my second-best month on the rolling graph, though of course not a patch on the GODs. Total swings and roundabouts.

« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2022, 09:24 »
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After a truly shocking Feb, my March was my second-best month on the rolling graph, though of course not a patch on the GODs. Total swings and roundabouts.
Wow second best month. Istock still works for you?
My best months at istock have been in 2009 or so.
But nowadays i do only few stock photography. Getting more and more in wedding photography.

« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2022, 11:31 »
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Thanks, got it!

You're welcome. Someone here will know what California means. One of the partner sites.

Not claiming to know, and I can be wrong, but I guess it can mean anything or any company, as a lot of potential customers for the connect program are located in silicon valley?

I think it's a specific partner not a broad area where most of the computer people are. That's how we know (or assume?) Canva is the Australia customer. It's someone who uses a single streaming subscription or has the on demand subscription for within their design software online. Whatever it is, pennies per use paid to Getty and fractions paid to us.

I mean, the partner pays 0.03091 per use and we get 15% which is 0.00464 of that. Now that's exciting...  ::)

I read the suggestion of Pinterest somewhere, but honestly, it can by anything? From startup to big tech?
If only we knew, which of our images are online where under the connect program, we could rig up our clickfarms and get rich rich rich ;-)

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2022, 12:13 »
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Thanks, got it!

You're welcome. Someone here will know what California means. One of the partner sites.

Not claiming to know, and I can be wrong, but I guess it can mean anything or any company, as a lot of potential customers for the connect program are located in silicon valley?

I think it's a specific partner not a broad area where most of the computer people are. That's how we know (or assume?) Canva is the Australia customer. It's someone who uses a single streaming subscription or has the on demand subscription for within their design software online. Whatever it is, pennies per use paid to Getty and fractions paid to us.

I mean, the partner pays 0.03091 per use and we get 15% which is 0.00464 of that. Now that's exciting...  ::)

I read the suggestion of Pinterest somewhere, but honestly, it can by anything? From startup to big tech?
If only we knew, which of our images are online where under the connect program, we could rig up our clickfarms and get rich rich rich ;-)

So I need to pin some of my own images and see if they show in Connect? Interesting idea. But for all I know, it's only for the original pin and we can't click bait them into money.  ;D

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2022, 02:43 »
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After a truly shocking Feb, my March was my second-best month on the rolling graph, though of course not a patch on the GODs. Total swings and roundabouts.
Wow second best month. Istock still works for you?
My best months at istock have been in 2009 or so.
But nowadays i do only few stock photography. Getting more and more in wedding photography.
"Second best month on the rolling graph" - so in the last couple of years  - "not a patch on the Good Old Days"
And February was truly dire.
Luckily, I can eat without my iS earnings.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2022, 15:29 by ShadySue »

« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2022, 03:06 »
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I closed my Istock account in 2019.

15% to me is an insult.

1000 $ earned: 850 $ to Istock and 150 $ to photographers.

I am a full time stock photographer and prefer more commissioned work (that i don't like) than helping these greed agencies.

And if the few big sales on SS run out, I'll close their account as well.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2022, 03:09 by Bauman »

« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2022, 16:57 »
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In March i had about 12 000 connected sales, mostly from Australia (revenue ~$53) . This was the first time while I am in IS.

Did I understand correctly that you sold 12,000 images and made 53 bucks?

wds

« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2022, 17:13 »
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I closed my Istock account in 2019.

15% to me is an insult.

1000 $ earned: 850 $ to Istock and 150 $ to photographers.

I am a full time stock photographer and prefer more commissioned work (that i don't like) than helping these greed agencies.

And if the few big sales on SS run out, I'll close their account as well.

That's the scary thing about SS....what if the "big sales" do run out. Photog's earnings would really plummet.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2022, 11:23 »
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In March i had about 12 000 connected sales, mostly from Australia (revenue ~$53) . This was the first time while I am in IS.

Did I understand correctly that you sold 12,000 images and made 53 bucks?

That sure beats my paltry 1,097 Connect sales reported in March.

Isn't March some kind of annual reporting of Connect?
 

« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2022, 11:26 »
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Isn't March some kind of annual reporting of Connect?
You are right, in the march report around 20th April you get the annual connect sales - most of them are placed on 30th and 31st of December, if I remember it right.

« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2022, 11:51 »
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1155 connect downloads

1015 from California
Invoice dates: 1 dated 1st January 2022, 7 dated 1st February 2022, the rest dated 31 December 2021
all for the same amount of 0,00464
$ 4,7

140 from Australia
Invoice dates: half of them dated 1st January 2022, the rest dated 1st February 2022
all for different amounts from 0,00052 to 0,567

I have never noticed that connect export options before. (Thank you, Uncle Pete!)

It's incredible!

Have we ever been told about those connect sales?

« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2022, 13:53 »
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Thanks, got it!

You're welcome. Someone here will know what California means. One of the partner sites.

Not claiming to know, and I can be wrong, but I guess it can mean anything or any company, as a lot of potential customers for the connect program are located in silicon valley?

I think it's a specific partner not a broad area where most of the computer people are. That's how we know (or assume?) Canva is the Australia customer. It's someone who uses a single streaming subscription or has the on demand subscription for within their design software online. Whatever it is, pennies per use paid to Getty and fractions paid to us.

I mean, the partner pays 0.03091 per use and we get 15% which is 0.00464 of that. Now that's exciting...  ::)

I read the suggestion of Pinterest somewhere, but honestly, it can by anything? From startup to big tech?
If only we knew, which of our images are online where under the connect program, we could rig up our clickfarms and get rich rich rich ;-)

So I need to pin some of my own images and see if they show in Connect? Interesting idea. But for all I know, it's only for the original pin and we can't click bait them into money.  ;D

Haha, that's not how it works. But I think you can pin your own image, drive traffic to your portfolio that way, and hope someone thinks "* that's a neat picture from Pete here" and goes through the hassle of licensing it. I'm sure the agencies would love you to do that.   ;)

Some more guessing around, considered Connect is PPV:
What might happen in case of Pinterest, any other social media or advertising platform, is that someone licenses an image via connect, and uses it to promote something. It would be a safe way to test the waters, without having to spend a lot of money on licensing. If the post goes viral (or the ad shows a high conversion rate during the test run and the customer decides to increase the budget), then the customers starts paying for the license, but also gets the return of the campaign that reached a lot of potential customers. If the posts or ad fails, then the customer gets away with it without having to spend money on licensing. Same probably applies to web development for low traffic hit or miss sites, news articles with low expected traffic or anything else that's too risky or not worth it to buy a regular license for because the customer is very unsure about the success of whatever they are creating. 

So what I think/guess, that Connect is: a high volume of low volume usage.
At least, that's my interpretation of my connect sales.
I might be wrong of course.

zeljkok

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« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2022, 13:59 »
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So what I think/guess, that Connect is: a high volume of low volume usage.
At least, that's my interpretation of my connect sales.
I might be wrong of course.

No, you nailed it.  But whatever you want to call it, it is disrespectful.  Bottom line

« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2022, 14:00 »
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1155 connect downloads

1015 from California
Invoice dates: 1 dated 1st January 2022, 7 dated 1st February 2022, the rest dated 31 December 2021
all for the same amount of 0,00464
$ 4,7

140 from Australia
Invoice dates: half of them dated 1st January 2022, the rest dated 1st February 2022
all for different amounts from 0,00052 to 0,567

I have never noticed that connect export options before. (Thank you, Uncle Pete!)

It's incredible!

Have we ever been told about those connect sales?
Can't remember it either, but it was already around when I actively started contributing a few years back, and I too only noticed it further down the road when I had a deeper look in my sales reports.

The discussion about connect pops up every now and then here, and it's... well, a lot of talk about not even pennies.  ;)


ShadySue

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« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2022, 03:15 »
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Have we ever been told about those connect sales?
Yes, to a limited and obfuscatory extent.
I'm pretty sure that was pre-ESP, so not in the current forums.
It comes up in their forums regularly, but  searching 'connect' throws a lot of mentions within posts of 'connection' to the front of the listings, and if there's a way of searching only on topic line, I can't find it.

It's generally believed that the big annual 'sale' reporting is via Pinterest, but I'm not sure if that's ever been confirmed.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2022, 04:41 by ShadySue »

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2022, 09:38 »
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Have we ever been told about those connect sales?
Yes, to a limited and obfuscatory extent.
I'm pretty sure that was pre-ESP, so not in the current forums.
It comes up in their forums regularly, but  searching 'connect' throws a lot of mentions within posts of 'connection' to the front of the listings, and if there's a way of searching only on topic line, I can't find it.

It's generally believed that the big annual 'sale' reporting is via Pinterest, but I'm not sure if that's ever been confirmed.

Correct, there are Connect sales all year long, just that there's a big batch now and then and it appears that someone reports in April. Makes sense that Pinterest could be the US California and Canva is Australia. Pinterest is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Deep Meta you can still select Connect sales for the graphs and charts.

Franky does a nice job and works hard. Getty just took away access and features. Thanks Mr. Getty

More specifically, following functionality will no longer be available:

    Automatic download of Royalty statements. Instead, you can download statement text files from the Getty site manually and import them in DeepMeta, using the new Import button or by drag-and-drop. Note: statements already loaded in DeepMeta are unaffected.
    iStock users only: Displaying the YTD (Year To Date downloads) counter and viewing its increments in the Statistics | Activity panel. This panel is no longer available.
    iStock users only: Displaying Views & Interactions on files is no longer available.


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