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« on: March 13, 2013, 16:41 »
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Hello microstockgroup users,

http://www.indivstock.com/

We have started a few weeks ago. We want to make it as easy as possible for our contributors.
Want to know more? http://www.indivstock.com/pages/sell-images.html

Thank you. Greetings from Germany.
Andreas
« Last Edit: September 03, 2015, 16:55 by Indivstock »


« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 17:14 »
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I think you need to offer more information like commissions, pricing, basic marketing plan, etc.  These data will make or break this post. And the first turnoff is that you promote uploading but say that:

A Ftp-Access is possible too. Contact us.
But beware,:
1. only accept .jpg files at the moment
2. it may take some time until a ftp-access is possible for you it could take

This is likely to create some additional questions.

Good luck.

« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 10:04 »
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We wish you all a Merry Christmas and thank all contributors and buyers. We are proud of our picture stock. We will continue to take over the categorization and search words-indexing. Fast server, friendly support and a growing image inventory .. we look forward to 2014.
Thank you.
Andreas

« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2014, 14:14 »
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Hello MSG Members,

we have made many adjustments since the start 2013.
Some important information have received here in the forum. We followed many posts.
Personally, I appreciate the openness in this forum very much. We conduct regular customers reflections and complement our content by these. We would love to hear your words too.

The following are some points that are known, are currently being processed or pending .:
We often receive feedback on the low image component.
The general terms and are currently being re-recorded. We try the desire for individuality through our Easy Image Change program to satisfy. In addition, the seller will also arranging Commission. We have changed the display of the image list. We have changed the customer interface. We have simplified the prices. We continue to assume the categorization and search word completion of uploads. Often too high rejection rates are criticized.

I would be grateful for opinions. These are very important in each process. I would like to have your comments included in the process. Thank you.

Andreas

« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2014, 12:01 »
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So... from what I can tell from your website:

36-50% commissions on single image sales and packs. $0.18-$0.25 commissions on membership sales (subscriptions). Is that right?


« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2014, 12:18 »
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Yes that`s right. http://indivstock.com/pages/sell-images.html

commission/ download
Image Membership Packages: $0.18
50 image packages: $ 2.34
25 image packages: $ 2.52
5 image packages: $ 6.00
1 image packages: $ 2.70
Easy Image Changes: 10%

commission/ download up to:
Image Membership Packages: $0.25
50 image packages: $ 3.25
25 image packages: $ 3.50
5 image packages: $ 6.00
1 image packages: $ 3.75
Easy Image Changes: 19%
« Last Edit: September 14, 2014, 14:08 by Indivstock »

« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2014, 17:03 »
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too cheap.

« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2014, 23:20 »
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Those are less than impressive pack commission rates and downright terrible subscription commissions. I'll pass.


« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2014, 01:11 »
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Too bad to hear that. I was not unimpressed by enabled commissions.

Image Membership Packages: $0.25 each single sale
50 image packages: $ 3.25 (50%) each single sale
25 image packages: $ 3.50 (50%) each single sale
5 image packages: $ 6.00 (80%) each single sale
1 image packages: $ 3.75 (50%) each single sale
Easy Image Changes: 19%  each single sale

« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2014, 02:28 »
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to make it short:

- your prices are too low, full size images should go for around $20.
- commissions should start at 50%, not end there.
- your subscription royalties are outright insulting, $0.25 is the entry level on Shutterstock

You want to compete against established agencies.
If you want people to contribute, you have to offer more.

Tror

« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2014, 03:06 »
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Every newcomer who offers less then 50% commission is not worth even looking at the site.

« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2014, 12:33 »
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Thank you for the feedback Regarding the first impression.
Surely it would be possible to increase the commissions.
In the long run it reduces the possible measures that we could implement. These measures directly contribute to the possible success. Therefore, 50% are not to be despised. This is an absolute maximum (purely Costing). So here we have room for improvement. In addition Indivstock takes all steps after upload. Each image is manually checked for keywords. Each image is complemented by important keywords, if some are missing. Unfortunately, prices of $ 20 per image are not feasible. The market price is significantly lower.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2015, 16:57 by Indivstock »

« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2014, 13:42 »
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Thank you for the feedback Regarding the first impression.
Surely it would be possible to increase the commissions.
In the long run it reduces the possible measures that we could implement. These measures directly contribute to the possible success. Therefore, 50% are not to be despised. This is an absolute maximum (purely Costing). On the other hand, I agree to the Subscriber Shares are not the highest. So here we have room for improvement. Here Indivstock can come to meet the artists. In addition Indivstock takes all steps after upload. In addition, the artist Receives sales shares for Easy Image Changes. In addition, the seller Receives at the beginner packages commissions up to 80% ($6). Each image is manually checked for keywords. Each image is complemented by Important keywords, if some are missing. Unfortunately, prices of $ 20 per image are not feasible. The market price is significantly lower. 70% Commission would be theoretically possible. But what sense does this, when Indivstock ran unable to move. 60% of a a few sales ist not much. 70% of even less is almost nothing. 80% commission is nothing, since no sales are coming into existence.

If you can't charge more or pay more, then I don't really understand how the feedback you received here was helpful at all. Most of us have no interest in new low paying sites. We have enough problems with the existing low paying sites.

« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2014, 15:58 »
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Thank you for the feedback Regarding the first impression.
Surely it would be possible to increase the commissions.
In the long run it reduces the possible measures that we could implement. These measures directly contribute to the possible success. Therefore, 50% are not to be despised. This is an absolute maximum (purely Costing).

No, 50% are ok. As a start, but not as the last step in your commission schedule. You have no proven track record, nobody knows if you will ever reach 1000 sales as an agency, let alone for a single contributor. And that's what - according to your site - is needed to achieve these 50%.

On the other hand, I agree to the Subscriber Shares are not the highest. So here we have room for improvement. Here Indivstock can come to meet the artists.

"Are not the highest"? Do you think that's funny? $0.18 is clearly the lowest in the industry, not even 123RF pays that little, and they are the worst I've ever seen!

Start at $0.50 per download to be better then your competition. Adapt prices accordingly. Or leave out subs completely. If all your strategy is competing on price, then good luck finding contributors here.

In addition, the artist Receives sales shares for Easy Image Changes.

Can you elaborate on that? What is that?

Unfortunately, prices of $ 20 per image are not feasible.

They are feasible. Yes, this will lead to less sales. But I don't need another agency competing on price. There's too much of them already.

The market price is significantly lower. 70% Commission would be theoretically possible. But what sense does this, when Indivstock ran unable to move. 60% of a a few sales ist not much. 70% of even less is almost nothing. 80% commission is nothing, since no sales are coming into existence.

This sounds like you have an idea of how the commission percentage will affect your ability to invest in marketing. How many sales you will make, how much money you can invest. So what's your business plan? How much sales do you think you can generate (overall, as agency) with your proposed commissions? How much money will go into marketing? How will you attract buyers?

« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2014, 15:59 »
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...In the long run it reduces the possible measures that we could implement. These measures directly contribute to the possible success. Therefore, 50% are not to be despised. This is an absolute maximum (purely Costing)...

...Unfortunately, prices of $ 20 per image are not feasible. The market price is significantly lower. 70% Commission would be theoretically possible. But what sense does this, when Indivstock ran unable to move. 60% of a a few sales ist not much. 70% of even less is almost nothing. 80% commission is nothing, since no sales are coming into existence.

I'm sorry if this comes across as harsh, but let me be frank here. It's not 2004 and we're not idiots.

Some companies have gotten away with paying low percentages and low subscription royalties over the years, but it's a different game now. We're past the point where many of us still believe that royalties over 50% are impossible. Especially not when I'm looking at my monthly earnings and seeing a company that pays 70% as my 3rd highest earner.

And we're way past the point where I'll even look at a company paying less than 50%.

I kind of feel somewhat insulted these ridiculous notions of yours about what is and what isn't feasible. We're a community that includes many people who have been around here for a while, and you're acting like we just don't know what we're talking about.

Of course you don't have to take my word for it. Bruce Livingstone has stated that, "Every photographer should ... understand that if they get anything less than 50%, they're not being fairly paid." Less than 50%, as in, 50% is the new acceptable minimum. Not as the high-end down-the-road possible earnings level.

And $0.18-0.25 subscription royalties? Come on. If I wasn't already insulted enough by your weak explanation of why royalties over 50% aren't feasible, I'm entirely insulted by an offer of possibly the worst subscription royalties I've ever seen.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2014, 16:03 by EmberMike »

« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2014, 16:11 »
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Aside from the above mentioned concerns, I'm also a bit concerned by your artist terms. Particularly this one:

Quote
5.1 The artist allows Indivstock the exchange and sale of sub-licenses of the works in compliance with the terms and services and additional of use by granting Indivstock the simple, temporally and spatially unlimited usage rights. To this end, the artist allows his works by Indivstock to make available as a download and sell it under their own name. The sale proceeds will be occupied by Indivstock and credited pro rata according to seller share the artist. The artist admits Indivstock a right to use their own license terms for licenses under this and after with immediate validity to change at any time and to complement. The artist admits Indivstock the rights referred to in point 5 a charge.

I don't completely understand it and certainly some things are lost in translation, but it sounds very odd to me, pro rata credits and all.

« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2014, 16:45 »
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Level 1 - 3 Level 1 consists of only 50 sales. Artists who are thereby clearly preferred to work with Indivstock. After 50 sales are already 40%. For changes we are open. If the intermediate step of 40% is eliminated in 50%, your acceptance would be higher? The 50% are fair and are equated with equal partners. Easy image changes are graphic services that are made of images. For this the respective artist receives shares. Rather he has nothing further to do. The changes to the subscription payments are not meant as a joke! We are able to adapt this. We are open to it, should not be despised, but welcomed.
To be an equal partner with 50% is not bad. Moreover, if more is required, indivstock is really the wrong address. We are realistic, because without costly measures for Indivstock no success is possible. In addition, we apply the principle small packages. In these sales shares are fair. Fair is of course a matter of opinion.

« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2014, 13:28 »
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in addition to the insulting payments, they require the biggest files of any microstock agency

"The minimum resolution must be on the shortest side at least 3500 pixels."

ie, a MINIMUM file size of 10 mp!

« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2014, 13:39 »
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It can also be uploaded a smaller size. It must be made clear to new sellers, that 400x400 Pixel images are not allowed. This size +-1000 is okay and already in our database.

« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2014, 13:41 »
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Also we will change all contributors Level for subscriptions to 50%. Thank you all for your feedback.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2014, 15:29 by Indivstock »

« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2014, 18:03 »
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Some news:

We have increased the prices of all packages and subscriptions.
We have increased the maximum shares of the standard packages.
We have Increased the maximum shares of the subscription.
Currently we offer: immediate highest seller level (3)
Currently we do for seller: the categorization of images, adding keywords

New Prices: http://indivstock.com/pages/7551.html
New Commission: http://indivstock.com/pages/sell-images.html

« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2014, 04:30 »
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New Contributor service!
Share your 5% coupon code "your login/name" to friends and acquaintances.
Once a customer buys a bundle of credits, you will receive your commission.
If a customer buys even your pictures you get as usual also your share of this sale.
Activate your discount code by replying to our support (open a support request).
You have to be a seller at indivstock (login to your account).

Your earnings in the package "Starter": $ 15.00.
Your earnings in the package "Starter Extra": $ 50.00.


The discount code and the new contributor service is valid for 365 days.
This is a test phase with a minimum validity of 365 days. The discount code is used to assign the contributor. The share sale will be booked to the Indivstock account to the end of each month. This balance will be paid after the standard compensation arrangements, as well as $ 50 credit when incurred. Payment is made at the direction of the seller. For the activation of your code a indivstock seller account is necessary. Since this is a test phase, we ask for your understanding, maybe changes take place.

Proposals of other participants:
Change discount code name, change discount amount, extend discount code (2 years), provide new ad banners

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or other concerns.
Do you have suggestions or feedback, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many thanks. Your Indivstock Team
« Last Edit: November 11, 2014, 04:36 by Indivstock »

« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2014, 23:03 »
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It now looks quite ok. But how can a friend of mine enter directly as commission 3?
Talked about but I can not find any information about..

« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2014, 09:45 »
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Please open a support ticket or start a live-chat with Indivstock Support. Please refer to this forum so the seller level can be adjusted. Thank you.

« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2014, 19:28 »
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hello,
I would like to publish some repetitive questions.

How / When the photographers and graphic artists are set to the highest level seller? That is needed is the contact with our support and a reference to this article in the forum.

How much can I get per sale at least?
As a seller Level 3 (read above): $ 0.38 and at regular sales to $ 6.16 (depending on the selling price (56%).

Does the offer or that one must only look after the upload and everything else you done? Yes, the offer still applies. FTP or directly on the website simply upload.
Do you have customers or how it looks with sales?
There are currently only a few customers. This is mainly due to the image database (~21.000).
We look forward to further suggestions and comments. Please use a support ticket for personal inquiries.
For further questions do not hesitate to contact us.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2015, 16:59 by Indivstock »


 

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