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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2010, 10:35 »
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When you opt out, your images will be excluded and will not be available for sale via subscriptions. Both high res and low res will be gone.
If a customer has bought subscription he wont even be able to see your images when he is loged in, because you have excluded them. We dont want to confuse the buyers with "you can download this but not this". When the buyer buys a subscription we'll only show the images available on subscription.

The customers can buy your images via creditcard when they are logged out. Just like the way it used to be. Excluding your images from the subscription means that your target customers will mainly be one time customers, dropping in via Google.

You will definitely make a higher revenue on Mostphotos if you are a part of the subscriptions. Because that way you will target two type of customers, singel buyers and regular customers.

/Arian
« Last Edit: September 14, 2010, 10:40 by Arian »


« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2010, 10:45 »
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Change that subscription tab,  Its really unclear.

« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2010, 11:57 »
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Personally I think it should be ok to offer a choice of viewing other images not available as subs, if the buyer wishes to see more.

Glad to see an opt-out was given. Thank you.

RacePhoto

« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2010, 10:31 »
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I opted out. Not that I have anything that anyone wants except some esoteric artsy shots that no micro site would take, and too small for Alamy. ;)

Now that I read the plan again, and it looks familiar, I'm wondering if I shouldn't give Mostphotos a chance with the Sub plan at 50%?

Subscription commission:

Subscription price / amount of sold images * 50% commission

For example if a buyer buys a subscription for 200 / month.
During his first month he downloads 10 images from 10 different photographers.
The commission to each photographer will then be:
200 / 10 images * 50% commission

That is 10 to each photographer.

The commission is in other words an amount that is affected by the number of pictures the purchaser downloads during the subscription month.


What's the minimum? Wouldn't everyone like to believe that someone will pay 200 and only download 10 images. :D

« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2010, 10:45 »
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Hello RacePhoto!
It depends on how many images a photo-buyer will download. Statistics (from other agencies with the same prices) shows that in average photographers will earn 0,3 /image from a subscription plan.

« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2010, 11:02 »
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Im leaving. Don't like subscription models. Didn't even get advance notice.

It is possible to opt out. The setting can be found in the Settings → Site → Subscription plans.

RacePhoto

« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2010, 12:58 »
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Hello RacePhoto!
It depends on how many images a photo-buyer will download. Statistics (from other agencies with the same prices) shows that in average photographers will earn 0,3 /image from a subscription plan.

Darn good if that holds true.

On the other hand, if someone buys the Pro plan and downloads 50 images a day, the photographers will get 13c ( 0.1 ) per download. Medium plan isn't much different at .11 /image commission or 15 cents.

0,3 /image is $4.18 which would be very nice. Heck 1 /image would be better than most micro sites at $1.39 a download.

Something to watch. That and sales. If sales pick up, I'm sure uploads will pick up.

Don't get me wrong. When I first saw this type of plan where downloads and revenue sharing was distributed according to sales, I thought it was interesting. Then there was an uprising and the mob with pitchforks and flares had it struck down, before it ever went into effect on the major site that proposed it. This should be a good review of whether it works in the real world. I can't spend statistics, or hypothetical percentages, only real earnings.  ;)

« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2010, 02:49 »
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Well said RacePhoto!
I believe too that only time can tell how it will work out.
In the future the will probably be some tweeking of prices and limits/day, but we have too test this model to know how to tweek it.
We need Mostphotos to survive and step up to the next level and in order to do that we have to beat some competitors on the way and bring new ways and ideas into this business.

It is said that one of the keys to success is to constantly changing and improving. But of course we can't make it without the help of our members. 

« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2011, 13:55 »
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Old thread!
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I believe too that only time can tell how it will work out.

Time did tell. Unfortunately I didn't know about opt out possibility. Yesterday I sold vector for .11 EUR.

« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2011, 14:26 »
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Whatever is going on at Mostphotos, it's good.  I was reaching payout about twice a year before the switch, but lately it's been at least once a month. 

« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2011, 15:13 »
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Whatever is going on at Mostphotos, it's good.  I was reaching payout about twice a year before the switch, but lately it's been at least once a month. 

I agree but the min payout is 10EUR :D

« Reply #36 on: November 24, 2011, 15:15 »
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 :D  Yeh, it's still not much money, but 10EUR once a month is a whole lot better than twice a year!  LOL

« Reply #37 on: November 24, 2011, 15:26 »
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:D  Yeh, it's still not much money, but 10EUR once a month is a whole lot better than twice a year!  LOL

thats right, I love their backup too, I am there since May 11 and have 25 sales for 55EUR, so not bad, actually very nice comparing to a lot of small agencies

« Reply #38 on: November 24, 2011, 16:30 »
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 I hope I will not reach 10 euro payout by selling of 91 vectors.  :-\

« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2011, 18:01 »
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I think my average subs commission there is much higher than most sites.  They do things differently but it works for me.  Not a big earning site but I still like them.

Carl

  • Carl Stewart, CS Productions
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2011, 05:41 »
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I choose to allow my images to be available to the subscription buyers and evaluate after a year.

Microstock Man

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« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2012, 22:30 »
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Just to revive this thread - is anyone selling ANYTHING here at mostphotos?  I think I have had 8 sales last year (annoyingly just about .80 short of a payout!), but they are just so far and few between, even with subscriptions.

« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2012, 04:47 »
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I had 40 sales in 2011.  I'm also getting lots of referral sales.  Selling subs and lower sizes has made a big difference.  It's still a low earning site but I'm sticking with them.

Microstock Man

  • microstockman.com

« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2012, 20:07 »
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wow sharpshot, I'm glad to hear that for you at least its going ok, especially "lots of referral sales".  So others must be selling alright as well.

I hope 2012 picks up for my portfolio with them


 

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