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« on: September 09, 2010, 14:26 »
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What about a royalty structure based on the downloads of a single image, instead of the contributor as a whole. So the more downloads a image has the higher the commission for that image. It is similar to how Dreamstime has the single image tiers based off of downloads, except instead of effecting the image price it effects the commission.

I really have no idea if this would negatively or positively effect my income or anyone else's. I'm just thinking out load here.

Here are some numbers for exclusives that I pulled out of my ass:
1-20 downloads = 25% commission
21-200 downloads = 30% commission
201-1000 downloads = 35% commission
1001-5000 downloads = 40% commission
5001+ downloads = 45% commission

I think Non exclusives should continue to just get 20%. Anything below that is just pathetic. They say the reason for this change is the diminishing returns they get from contributors going up canisters, but that doesn't apply to non exclusives who are at 20% for life.


« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 17:37 »
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That is the way DT works - as the image rises through the levels the royalties for non-exclusives rise from 30% up to 50%, and you reach the 50% at 50 downloads on one image.  Plus the price rises as you noted...  Makes sense in that you don't pay a contributor higher royalties on all their files with small sales, and a person that is new with only a few files and overall sales can reach the highest royalty percentage for their higher quality files.

The downside for a contributor with very high quality content is that new files always sell for low prices at first.

« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 17:42 »
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What about a royalty structure based on the downloads of a single image, instead of the contributor as a whole. So the more downloads a image has the higher the commission for that image. It is similar to how Dreamstime has the single image tiers based off of downloads, except instead of effecting the image price it effects the commission.

I really have no idea if this would negatively or positively effect my income or anyone else's. I'm just thinking out load here.

Here are some numbers for exclusives that I pulled out of my ass:
1-20 downloads = 25% commission
21-200 downloads = 30% commission
201-1000 downloads = 35% commission
1001-5000 downloads = 40% commission
5001+ downloads = 45% commission

I think Non exclusives should continue to just get 20%. Anything below that is just pathetic. They say the reason for this change is the diminishing returns they get from contributors going up canisters, but that doesn't apply to non exclusives who are at 20% for life.

Bad idea and probably more profitable for istock that what they had proposed. Example. I'm alreading getting 40% on all my photos, no just on a handfull with more than 1.000 download.


 

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