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Will you maintain your commission rate or are you dropping?

Non-exclusive, dropping to 15%
61 (28.8%)
Non-exclusive, dropping to 16%
48 (22.6%)
Non-exclusive, dropping to 17%
36 (17%)
Non-exclusive, dropping to 18%
9 (4.2%)
Non-exclusive, dropping to 19%
5 (2.4%)
Non-exclusive,maintaining 20%
1 (0.5%)
Exclusive, dropping to 25%
13 (6.1%)
Exclusive, dropping to 30%
9 (4.2%)
Exclusive, dropping to 35%
4 (1.9%)
Exclusive, maintaining 40%
8 (3.8%)
Exclusive, raising to 45% (I just had to...)
0 (0%)
Exclusive, maintaining 25%
8 (3.8%)
Exclusive, maintaining 30%
7 (3.3%)
Exclusive, maintaining 35%
3 (1.4%)

Total Members Voted: 186

Author Topic: POLL - What's your future commission rate? FINAL RESULTS ARE IN (see page 3)  (Read 17095 times)

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« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2010, 08:23 »
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Haha... I couldn't put vote here.

It is mostly between 40-60% - non-exclusive ;-)
Or 70-80% exclusive ;-)

If you know where you have all what is yours!


« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2010, 15:31 »
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I really would like to get a bunch more votes in so I can make a breakdown of the current situation.

Maybe someone can pimp this on Twitter or FB.

« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2010, 16:35 »
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less than 10% will maintain!

wasn't 20% small enough??

it is ridiculous talking about the royalties at IS, it is just ABSURD!

ShadySue

« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2010, 16:41 »
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SHOULD manage to maintain 30%, IF Oct-Dec sales rise as in previous years and the buyers don't desert iStock.
But I was expecting to turn Gold around Feb-March, so it is effectively a pay cut.

traveler1116

« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2010, 16:43 »
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I'm in the it will stay the same for a few months then I hit gold and it will be a drop group, so I voted for drop to 30%. 
« Last Edit: September 09, 2010, 16:45 by traveler1116 »

« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2010, 16:44 »
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I'm in the it will stay the same for a few months then I hit gold and it will be a drop, so I voted for drop to 30%.

what a nice portfolio you have, travel photography! wanna do the same :)

you deserve a lot more for sure, but IS dont care, actually I dont see which contributors they want.. :P

traveler1116

« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2010, 16:47 »
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I'm in the it will stay the same for a few months then I hit gold and it will be a drop, so I voted for drop to 30%.

what a nice portfolio you have, travel photography! wanna do the same :)

you deserve a lot more for sure, but IS dont care, actually I dont see which contributors they want.. :P

Thanks that's kind, I have been feeling I deserve more too(I'll have to let the market decide that), so I will try for the next three months to only submit my travel stuff to Alamy as RM and see what happens.

« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2010, 16:50 »
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I'm in the it will stay the same for a few months then I hit gold and it will be a drop, so I voted for drop to 30%.

what a nice portfolio you have, travel photography! wanna do the same :)

you deserve a lot more for sure, but IS dont care, actually I dont see which contributors they want.. :P

Thanks that's kind, I have been feeling I deserve more too(I'll have to let the market decide that), so I will try for the next three months to only submit my travel stuff to Alamy as RM and see what happens.

you are doing the right thing, I have account on Alamy but their upload/submission is pretty boring

« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2010, 18:38 »
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Here a quick poll status overview (considering 108 votes). I know that this is not very representative but I have to work with what I got. So far we have poll results from:

80 non exclusive contributors which split into:

32.5%   dropping down to 15%
31.25% dropping down to 16%
27.5%   dropping down to 17%
6.25%   dropping down to 18%
1.25%   dropping down to 19%
1.25%   maintaining 20%

These results mean that 98.75% of the non exclusives will suffer a commission decrease.
The number speaks for itself and I don't think I need to show any other calculations.
Anything below 20% commission is simply "unsustainable".


28 exclusive contributors which split into:

32.1%   dropping down to 25%
14.3%   dropping down to 30%
7.1%     dropping down to 35%
21.4%   maintaining 40%

10.7%   maintaining 25%
14.3%   maintaining 30%
0%   maintaining 35%

This shows that 54% of exclusives are dropping into a lower commission bracket while 46% of exclusives maintain their commission percentage.

Of course this poll does not include any information about exclusives rising into a higher commission bracket with the new system.

I would love to hear from the exclusives who will move into a higher commission bracket to get  more objective results.

Please keep voting. I'm more than happy to keep these numbers updated.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2010, 18:42 by click_click »

« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2010, 19:20 »
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Here a quick poll status overview (considering 108 votes). I know that this is not very representative but I have to work with what I got. So far we have poll results from:

80 non exclusive contributors which split into:

32.5%   dropping down to 15%
31.25% dropping down to 16%
27.5%   dropping down to 17%
6.25%   dropping down to 18%
1.25%   dropping down to 19%
1.25%   maintaining 20%

These results mean that 98.75% of the non exclusives will suffer a commission decrease.
The number speaks for itself and I don't think I need to show any other calculations.
Anything below 20% commission is simply "unsustainable".


28 exclusive contributors which split into:

32.1%   dropping down to 25%
14.3%   dropping down to 30%
7.1%     dropping down to 35%
21.4%   maintaining 40%

10.7%   maintaining 25%
14.3%   maintaining 30%
0%   maintaining 35%

This shows that 54% of exclusives are dropping into a lower commission bracket while 46% of exclusives maintain their commission percentage.

Of course this poll does not include any information about exclusives rising into a higher commission bracket with the new system.

I would love to hear from the exclusives who will move into a higher commission bracket to get  more objective results.

Please keep voting. I'm more than happy to keep these numbers updated.

nice job, hope that more contributors VOTE :P

« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2010, 20:49 »
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Anyone - please tweet about this thread or mention it on Facebook.

This way we can (somewhat) verify our actual situation that we're "stuck" in. iStock was giving us funky numbers about how many % will benefit and only so many % will drop in commission. The current poll results show otherwise.

We need to get facts together to make strong arguments towards Getty/iStock. We, both non-exclusives as well as exclusives are mistreated and this is not something iStock will get away with. iStock has the power to change for much better conditions that could satisfy all of us and these conditions need to be enforced.

« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2010, 21:55 »
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Dropping to 15% here.
They've moved to my "Stock sites on hold" folder, and will be deleted/deactivated in a few weeks, as soon as we hit payout again.

By the way, I'm one of the ones that deleted our port at Fotolia when they did their mess, and tho they are in the top tier, I console myself by knowing I don't have to deal with their mess anymore, either.

Everywhere I chat, I ask in the room if there are designers there, or ppl that use stock images, and find a way to let people know that Getty is trying to form a monopoly in the industry. I also recommend other sites to anyone that will listen. I've got a few friends that network with designers and other artists, and they are helping to get the word out, too.

So, while it isn't much, I'm doing my best to help the cause.

lisafx

« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2010, 22:14 »
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Really depressing news in the poll.  The largest numbers will be dropping all the way to the bottom tiers.  And I am surprised to see that any non-exclusives are going to keep the 20%.  Never thought it would be considered a victory to keep a measly 20% of anyone's income. 

rubyroo

« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2010, 22:20 »
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Wow... you made me check the poll again Lisa, I thought you'd found a bunch of non-exclusives on 20%, but I see it's just one person (not me, sadly).  As you say... not much of a 'victory'.

« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2010, 22:22 »
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Really depressing news in the poll.  The largest numbers will be dropping all the way to the bottom tiers.  And I am surprised to see that any non-exclusives are going to keep the 20%.  Never thought it would be considered a victory to keep a measly 20% of anyone's income. 

it was stated in the istock forum that Yuri has said he wont reach 1.4M and will drop to 19% (not sure if true though). He was the only one who would have come close. So not sure on who voted here

« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2010, 22:34 »
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Mine is dropping to 19%. I would also think Yuri won't reach 1.4M (my estimate his would be around 1M). So ya, if any non-exclusive keeps 20% I would like to know who that is:)

« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2010, 22:38 »
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it was stated in the istock forum that Yuri has said he wont reach 1.4M and will drop to 19% (not sure if true though). He was the only one who would have come close. So not sure on who voted here

It could be a mistake or it could be a vector or other contributor (you know those non-photos). 400,000 credits seems somewhat achievable (not for me), but for someone.

lisafx

« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2010, 22:44 »
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Really depressing news in the poll.  The largest numbers will be dropping all the way to the bottom tiers.  And I am surprised to see that any non-exclusives are going to keep the 20%.  Never thought it would be considered a victory to keep a measly 20% of anyone's income. 

it was stated in the istock forum that Yuri has said he wont reach 1.4M and will drop to 19% (not sure if true though). He was the only one who would have come close. So not sure on who voted here

Wow!  Not even Yuri!  Seems like they set goals they never intended anyone to reach. 

Thanks for posting Phil.  I haven't been successful in keeping up with that monster thread. 

« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2010, 06:29 »
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...Wow!  Not even Yuri!  Seems like they set goals they never intended anyone to reach. 

I've thought of that days ago if he would make it.

Since he doesn't (despite the fact that there are other top non-exclusive contributors we might not know of...), I was asking myself if the targets of maintaining 20% for non-exclusives and rising to 45% for exclusives is a slap in the face by itself. Why even creating commission brackets that are never achievable?

To me this is an additional insult on top of the other facts that have been published by IS.

« Reply #44 on: September 10, 2010, 06:48 »
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how do you know, Yuri won't be able to maintain the 20%?

« Reply #45 on: September 10, 2010, 06:54 »
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how do you know, Yuri won't be able to maintain the 20%?
Who said he ever had just 20%?  :P

« Reply #46 on: September 10, 2010, 06:56 »
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how do you know, Yuri won't be able to maintain the 20%?
Who said he ever had just 20%?  :P

Ya think?  ;D

« Reply #47 on: September 10, 2010, 07:06 »
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eheheh made have a deal with them (guess not but...)

he need to have a average of 10 credits sales and 140k sales per year..

« Reply #48 on: September 10, 2010, 12:20 »
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Do you think it's possible to get to 200 votes? That would be a bit more reliable.

Please tweet about this poll on Twitter and mention it on Facebook.

« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2010, 12:28 »
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I am dropping to 17% with a slight chance for 18%.
IS is providing 40-50% of my microstock earnings.


 

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