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Author Topic: New to this - why are some royalties $0.00 for some sales?  (Read 5891 times)

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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2017, 22:56 »
Yes that makes it easier but it is still a ways off from the regular iStock reporting. So many collections and amounts that are laughable like 20cents for a full HD video file sale!

« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2017, 23:11 »
Is anyone showing any high value sales from being included in Getty collections?  If so, are you exclusive or indie? 

The only way it would be worthwhile to continue with istock would be if there were enough high value sales (earning hundreds each) to compensate for the  minimal ones.  So far not the case for me.

got 2 huge sales from Getty, which actually saved my January stats. I'm not exclusive so it was a bit surprising, before I only had those 1cent sales from Getty Connect.

the other thing I was wondering about and never saw it before is the sold files marked as "Microsoft COO/Portal" in "Agent" column. Does anyone know what are these?

Thanks for posting.  Good to know there may be some good sales coming.  I already stopped uploading there years ago and culled my portfolio,  but total end of month income will determine whether I close my account.

« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2017, 01:08 »
i think it will take days to decipher the new reporting scheme.

i've also spotted some files with 0.00 commission, but in those cases I also see another entry with same file and buyer with a 15% commission.

what makes me really unhappy is that i see a lot of files with 0.05 and 0.09 commissions from subscriptions

Upsss, great news starting.
And this are not FAKE NEWS.

Even more interesting than the minimum commissions would be the average commission: if it's in line with other sites (my average RPD at shutterstock is about $0.65), that's fine - I wouldn't even care about the $0.02 sales. If it's less than $0.65, then they are stealing sales from better paying sites.

If they'll ever send my invitation to ESP I'll know and decide whether resuming uploads or not.
It has been much lower for some time and will be a lot worse now. They have had the lowest rpd of all sites along with DP and BS even before the changes.  Now it will be much worse.


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