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Author Topic: Should I bother getting back into iStock/ESP?  (Read 1903 times)

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« on: February 12, 2017, 17:28 »
Been out of microstock for a while, slowly ramping back up. Currently submitting to shutterstock/dreamstime/bigstock. When I log into istock I see virtually nothing on my account. Can't even see my account balance/earnings history/etc.. it's SO confusing.

Seems there is this merger with Getty/the ESP. I got my link and login information, but when I log in there it says I have no data. It has my iStock username listed but seems to have no balance/royalty sales/etc.. again, it also seems super confusing.

Should I even bother trying to get back up and running with istock/getting at this point?


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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 17:49 »
There are loads of threads already on msg as well as on iS's website about ESP and associated issues.

Not having access to stats isn't an associated issue, it was announced back in Nov that they'd be reporting sales only once a month.

Only you can decide if it's worth it for you. Indies could have subs sales 'as low as 2c', you'll just have to see what happens for you and work out your strategy from there.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2017, 06:04 by ShadySue »


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