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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: 185

Author Topic: POLL - What's your future commission rate? FINAL RESULTS ARE IN (see page 3)  (Read 23118 times)

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« Reply #75 on: September 12, 2010, 23:30 »
I figured that it was photos only, but I thought it was worth mentioning the rest of us stockers too. So should there be a reverse money chart too that shows how much iStock loses each time someone from each level closes their account?  ;)

« Reply #76 on: September 13, 2010, 06:56 »
...How's that for spin?

Sharply, thanks for taking this approach. The numbers you brought up paint another picture, true.

No matter if I take my numbers or yours, my next year on iStock would only consist of 11 months instead of 12 regarding my income drop - IF sales stay the same or even slightly go up.

Now we have to "wait and see" if iStock can keep its promise of "balancing out" the drop in commission by bringing in more sales but I remain skeptical.

Also, the fact that no other agency offers 15% as a starting point (except voluntarily giving your images away for free...) is simply not a smart move.

I'm not iStock's accounting company but I highly doubt that they are in some sort of financial crisis.

In my eyes (and this may be wrong) iStock has been ordered to achieve figures that are simply too high. Since iStock is now brainless (in terms of not acting on its behalf anymore) it will do whatever is requested to remain part of the "gang" and probably counter-balance any other mismanaged branch of the corporation.

This change is wrong on so many levels (although we mostly care abut the money part) that I feel deeply sorry for many exclusives who have been lied to over the last years.

It is what it is and as much as many realize now that the old iStock is dead we have to move on. Still, this change has affected a huge number of people (some more, some less) and these days, every single Dollar counts.

« Reply #77 on: September 13, 2010, 07:16 »
whatever the stats from click or sharp.. the main thing is that IS isn't going to increase anyone, just reducing...

it isnt going to be to good to anyone, just to IS, end of story

p.s: INCOME LOST could be entitled MORE INCOME TO IS! :P

I don't know how much IS does a year.. but they will surely get close to what they want (just close because they want the 100%)
« Last Edit: September 13, 2010, 09:15 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #78 on: September 18, 2010, 10:41 »
How about BLACK badge for greed to be put to agencies which are always screwing contributors with words NOT RECOMMENDED?
That would be something that will add to FAIR-TRADE badges...


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