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« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2012, 18:34 »
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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.

probably all you missed was your sales.


WarrenPrice

« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2012, 18:37 »
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So... these RC "targets."  Are they the same for each independent?  If 1500 credits is good for 16% for me then it would mean 16% for all independents?

If I reach 16% would I still have 8 cent commissions?   ;D

rubyroo

« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2012, 18:39 »
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I'm amazed that I managed it, but I did reach my target so I won't take a cut.  Moving up to a new level is a whole other issue though!  ;)

« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2012, 18:56 »
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Seems amazing nowadays but honestly, there once was a time when you uploaded more images to iStock ... your income actually grew!. I kid thee not. *wipes nostalgic tears*

« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2012, 19:01 »
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Seams I will miss 17% with few credits at the end...


« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2012, 19:16 »
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Seams I will miss 17% with few credits at the end...


maybe not! ;D



no new uploads since March, even if PP counted I wouldn't get it
« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 19:23 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2012, 20:06 »
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I won't even get close.

EmberMike

« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2012, 20:10 »
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A few months ago I looked to be on pace to drop a percent. Now I'm on track to keep my current 17% but I'm a long way from 18% and I'll never see 20% again.

If the target we're all aiming for is 20%, I doubt that more than a couple of people are hitting it.


« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2012, 20:56 »
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If the target we're all aiming for is 20%, I doubt that more than a couple of people are hitting it.

I doubt very much that anybody is hitting it. The 20% only ever existed as a headline to prove that they do pay that percentage (by virtue of the fact that they have paid it out at least once to one contributor). Pretty sure that even Yuri isn't making that nowadays.

ShadySue

« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2012, 21:08 »
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If the target we're all aiming for is 20%, I doubt that more than a couple of people are hitting it.

I doubt very much that anybody is hitting it. The 20% only ever existed as a headline to prove that they do pay that percentage (by virtue of the fact that they have paid it out at least once to one contributor). Pretty sure that even Yuri isn't making that nowadays.
I'm surmising that the figures are pauchled to make sure Yuri gets 20%, no matter what.

« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2012, 21:39 »
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If the target we're all aiming for is 20%, I doubt that more than a couple of people are hitting it.

I doubt very much that anybody is hitting it. The 20% only ever existed as a headline to prove that they do pay that percentage (by virtue of the fact that they have paid it out at least once to one contributor). Pretty sure that even Yuri isn't making that nowadays.
I'm surmising that the figures are pauchled to make sure Yuri gets 20%, no matter what.

No, I think that's how it started and was intended to work __ but at that time sales had always been rising and the expectation was that that would continue for the foreseeable future. I'm pretty sure that they always expected to be increasing the RC targets each year. Then, because of their staggering greed, sales rapidly stalled and have since probably fallen. Of course they're never going to admit that and reduce RC targets accordingly.

Funnily enough I can't see Yuri admitting that he's failed to make the 20% target either so, by virtue of the stupendous egos at risk on both sides, I doubt that we'll ever get the truth.

« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2012, 21:55 »
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Won't even come close.

Microstock Man

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« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2012, 01:26 »
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I went up a level earlier this year, but no way will i make it two level increases in a year.

Their tiny upload limits means I only have a small port online there, but it does surprisingly well for such an up and down site.

« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2012, 01:32 »
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I hit 40% today actually and got the congrats email. A nice 15% increase. Nice way to start the day.  :)

tee

« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2012, 01:35 »
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I hit 40% today actually and got the congrats email. A nice 15% increase. Nice way to start the day.  :)
Nicely done!

« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2012, 01:41 »
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Same level achieved but won't go near getting to the next.

ahh the days of 20%

Imagine all the extra good programing guys they've got with the extra %, if they didn't have them the IS sight would surely be broken.

 ;)

tee

« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2012, 02:00 »
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Same level achieved but won't go near getting to the next.

ahh the days of 20%

Imagine all the extra good programing guys they've got with the extra %, if they didn't have them the IS sight would surely be broken.

 ;)
Lol true. We should be thankful the site hasn't melted our motherboards and kidnapped our newborn puppies. Thank goodness for the money we've lost.

« Reply #42 on: November 29, 2012, 02:10 »
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Last year I was easily 25k over my target, this year my RCs have halved and I'll be almost 25k under my target... absolutely abysmal....

rubyroo

« Reply #43 on: November 29, 2012, 02:15 »
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Seems amazing nowadays but honestly, there once was a time when you uploaded more images to iStock ... your income actually grew!. I kid thee not. *wipes nostalgic tears*

Nooooo! Oh yes!  I vaguely remember now.... <shares tissues>




rubyroo

« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2012, 02:16 »
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Last year I was easily 25k over my target, this year my RCs have halved and I'll be almost 25k under my target... absolutely abysmal....

That's horrendous.  So sorry to hear it.  :(
« Last Edit: November 29, 2012, 02:24 by rubyroo »

tee

« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2012, 03:01 »
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Last year I was easily 25k over my target, this year my RCs have halved and I'll be almost 25k under my target... absolutely abysmal....

Wow, sorry to hear that. Were you uploading new work much this year, out of curiosity?

« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2012, 03:59 »
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I hit 40% today actually and got the congrats email. A nice 15% increase. Nice way to start the day.  :)
Nicely done!

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big fish you are :)

« Reply #47 on: November 29, 2012, 04:01 »
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Last year I was easily 25k over my target, this year my RCs have halved and I'll be almost 25k under my target... absolutely abysmal....

Wow, sorry to hear that. Were you uploading new work much this year, out of curiosity?

After I saw a massive drop last year after trying to play "catchup" I haven't uploaded much at all this year.

But honestly if the istock model requires me to double my portfolio each year just to keep my RCs treading water then that is pretty unsustain..... well you know the rest!

« Reply #48 on: November 29, 2012, 05:29 »
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I will probably drop one level. :( The sudden drop in september and now a terrible November and I will miss my current level. Unless something drastic happens in December or they adjust targets because of the flawed best match.

I know I didn't upload that much, but I do feel truly punished this year. I put a lot of good files into E+ when they announced the program. I knew they would then sell less on istock, but was optimistic it would be compensated by sales on getty. But the transfer didn't happen for months and now best match seems to push the exclusive + content back in the search.

I have put many files back into the normal exclusive collection and they are beginning to pick up sales again.

Also I am reluctant to upload new files that I want to put into e+ until this best match bias against e+ is solved, or until I see that the getty connector is  working reliably.

It is very frustrating.

I am really glad I spent a lot of time learning about video this year, at least it brought some of the love for stock back.

It is no fun to log onto istock every day and wonder "what is broken now?"

But I will wait to see how e+ does on getty before I take any drastic decisions.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2012, 05:48 by cobalt »

« Reply #49 on: November 29, 2012, 06:21 »
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made my target


 

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