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Author Topic: So who's going to miss their RC targets?  (Read 9134 times)

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lisafx

« on: November 28, 2012, 09:53 »
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It may be close, but I am pretty certain I will miss my RC target this year to stay at 19%.  I need 20k more RC's, and considering the last couple of weeks of the year are historically dead, and sales are currently dismal, I don't think I'm going to make it. 

Anyone else care to speculate on whether they will make their target this year? 


« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 10:02 »
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I wont have any problems with maintaining my current percentage, unless they invent a new level of 14 % or less. Maybe I shouldn't have said that out load, they might get ideas...

« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 10:06 »
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Going down. I will miss by 6,000.   That being said, I do illos and I have not submitted new material since July 2011, so I have no one to blame but me. 

Microbius

« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 10:07 »
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Who knows, I've been sitting waiting for my stats page to appear for 5 minutes

fritz

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 10:13 »
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At the moment I miss 2500 credits but maybe I'll reach the next level by the end of the year. Maybe ;D

« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 10:26 »
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At 50K RC's I am well above my target but no chance of ever getting to the next one.

« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 10:51 »
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I am already there, 40%. Next step is totally out of reach,

SK

« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 10:53 »
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I am going to fall short by 3,000 RC and fall back from 35% to 30%. Sales have been a disaster in-spite of uploading new content.  :'( ... Sheldon

« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012, 11:16 »
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Hit and miss depends on what you're aiming at :)

I'm already over the target to keep my current percentage but that was a drop from 18% last year. As this year's RC total looks as if it will be lower than 2011's, my trend line is the same as yours, albeit with smaller numbers

The good news for indies is that a 1% royalty rate change isn't as big a punch in the gut as the 5% increments for exclusives. We should probably be urging the merger with Getty rates as 20% would be an increase for all but one of us indies :)

« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2012, 11:17 »
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I'm well short, 16% next year but as my earnings have been decimated, I couldn't care less :)


« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2012, 11:22 »
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I won't make what I made last year, but that is no surprise. The surprise for me was that if IS actually did sell 1/2 the RC in the last 3rd of the year I might make it - not a chance. Boy am I glad all my eggs aren't oozing out through the bottom of that basket.

« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2012, 11:49 »
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Not quite there yet but, barring a complete disaster in December, I should make it to go up a level.

That will put me on, mmmm...  the same level I was on before the RC system was introduced.

« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2012, 11:50 »
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It's kind of crazy that not going down is an accomplishment. I guess that is just part of reality now.

« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2012, 13:35 »
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I wont have any problems with maintaining my current percentage, unless they invent a new level of 14 % or less. Maybe I shouldn't have said that out load, they might get ideas...

haha.. yeah, I'm with you on this one!

« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2012, 13:41 »
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I will keep my 17% commission but haven't got a chance in hell of reaching 18%

« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2012, 14:01 »
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I'm going to miss, but who cares if it will be one percent more or less...

« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2012, 15:18 »
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I'll remain at 18% for next year but I do wonder for how much longer. My RCs look to be about 10% down on 2011 and 22% down on 2010 when they were originally set. With apparently falling sales the RC targets, for me at least, whilst supposedly remaining 'constant', are actually increasing significantly year on year.

« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2012, 15:31 »
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I will stay on my current level. Thought I could reach the next level if the sales were normal from Sep - Nov, sadly it did not happen and my RC level will not change.

ShadySue

« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2012, 15:38 »
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I'll stay on 30%.
Wonder if they realise how demotivating these targets are, or whether that's the whole point.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2012, 15:39 »
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I never gave the RC a lot of thought.  I'm curious but not enough to really delve into the intricacies.  Is there any way to control results ... the outcome?  Is it something you can plan in advance?

Just another bottom-feeder here; not expecting to rise above 15% anytime soon.   :-\

ShadySue

« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2012, 15:42 »
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I never gave the RC a lot of thought.  I'm curious but not enough to really delve into the intricacies.  Is there any way to control results ... the outcome?  Is it something you can plan in advance?
No, you just have to try to shoot saleable stuff, while they do everything they can to stop buyers from buying it. Sort of like a diabolic game.

tee

« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2012, 15:44 »
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No, you just have to try to shoot saleable stuff, while they do everything they can to stop buyers from buying it. Sort of like a diabolic game.
;D ;D ...  :'(

lisafx

« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2012, 16:48 »
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No, you just have to try to shoot saleable stuff, while they do everything they can to stop buyers from buying it. Sort of like a diabolic game.

LOL!  So true!  ;D

« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2012, 18:28 »
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No, you just have to try to shoot saleable stuff, while they do everything they can to stop buyers from buying it. Sort of like a diabolic game.

LOL!  So true!  ;D

haha.a. I seriously laughed out loud at that! 

I've been absent from the forums for some time so have just started making my way back to see if there's really anything I've missed the last few months.  I also don't frequent the iStock forums anymore either.  So.. it appears that there isn't much i've missed - pretty much the same issues still going on.

« Reply #24 on: November 28, 2012, 18:32 »
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I'm going to miss, but who cares if it will be one percent more or less...

And 1% of nothing is still nothing.


 

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