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« on: November 25, 2014, 16:10 »
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Hi guys,

First time poster. I've only sold about 40 photos on iStock so far and yesterday I had $19 in my account. This morning I woke to find that I sold a single photo via the Partner Program which netted me $58.31, bumping my balance up to $77! While I'm delighted, I'd like to know if this is normal for an extended license or is it a lot? Could it be an error on iStock's side? (I'm hoping its not!)

Thanks,
Matt


ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 16:15 »
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It'll be a Getty360 sale. That shows up with a green bar.
$$ can be good or poor.
http://www.istockphoto.com/forum_messages.php?threadid=358284&page=1
Congratulations!  8)

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 16:28 »
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It is not normal to not get $58 for one photo

« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 16:30 »
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Thanks ShadySue,

Didn't hear of Getty360 before - feels good to have sold a photo to a "high-value customer".  ;D
They're definitely "high-value" because I'm only on the 15% rate - so they paid $388 for my photo.

Regards,
Matt

« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2014, 16:38 »
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It is not normal to not get $58 for one photo

It's not normal in my experience unfortunately.. 
« Last Edit: November 25, 2014, 17:12 by matto353 »

ShadySue

« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2014, 16:40 »
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It is not normal to not get $58 for one photo
Huh?

« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2014, 16:59 »
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Not normal enough!!! Congrats.

« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2014, 17:01 »
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It is not normal to not get $58 for one photo
Huh?

Interpreting Beppe's post, it means in his world it's very normal to get $58 commissions......for him ;)

ShadySue

« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2014, 17:10 »
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It is not normal to not get $58 for one photo
Huh?

Interpreting Beppe's post, it means in his world it's very normal to get $58 commissions......for him ;)
That's what I thought he meant; but I wasn't aware of an agency which pays exactly $58. But there are many agencies I haven't even heard of.

Ed

« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2014, 18:17 »
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Thanks ShadySue,

Didn't hear of Getty360 before - feels good to have sold a photo to a "high-value customer".  ;D
They're definitely "high-value" because I'm only on the 15% rate - so they paid $388 for my photo.

Regards,
Matt

It's been a while since I've contributed to iStock.  Is 15% normal?  Does that mean iStock is splitting the normal 30% Getty commission or has the 30% commission from Getty been cut to 15%?

ShadySue

« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2014, 18:20 »
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Thanks ShadySue,

Didn't hear of Getty360 before - feels good to have sold a photo to a "high-value customer".  ;D
They're definitely "high-value" because I'm only on the 15% rate - so they paid $388 for my photo.

Regards,
Matt


It's been a while since I've contributed to iStock.  Is 15% normal?  Does that mean iStock is splitting the normal 30% Getty commission or has the 30% commission from Getty been cut to 15%?


At the moment, it's not connected directly to Getty rates.

iStock reduced their base rate for indies to 15% a while back.
http://www.istockphoto.com/help/sell-stock/rate-schedule

Ed

« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2014, 18:33 »
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Wow.

Thanks.  I didn't know.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2014, 03:20 »
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It is not normal to not get $58 for one photo
Huh?

Interpreting Beppe's post, it means in his world it's very normal to get $58 commissions......for him ;)

I wish
I have got commissions of this level only with FAA and Alamy, but they are very rare today.
I meant that it is not normal, from my point of view, that we get cents for our images when they deserve tenth tens of dollars.
It is not normal to be paid so little as we are paid now (ans it is only the beginning).
« Last Edit: November 26, 2014, 05:15 by Beppe Grillo »

dpimborough

« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2014, 05:01 »
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It is not normal to not get $58 for one photo
Huh?

Interpreting Beppe's post, it means in his world it's very normal to get $58 commissions......for him ;)

I wish
I have got commissions of this level only with FAA and Alamy, but they are very rare today.
I meant that it is not normal, from my point of view, that we get cents for our images when they deserve tenth of dollars.
It is not normal to be paid so little as we are paid now (ans it is only the beginning).

A tenth of a dollar is 10 cents I hope you meant "Tens of dollars"  ;)

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2014, 05:14 »
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It is not normal to not get $58 for one photo
Huh?

Interpreting Beppe's post, it means in his world it's very normal to get $58 commissions......for him ;)

I wish
I have got commissions of this level only with FAA and Alamy, but they are very rare today.
I meant that it is not normal, from my point of view, that we get cents for our images when they deserve tenth of dollars.
It is not normal to be paid so little as we are paid now (ans it is only the beginning).

A tenth of a dollar is 10 cents I hope you meant "Tens of dollars"  ;)

Oh yeah, you are right (I will correct that) :)

Buffalo Bill

« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2014, 08:27 »
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If you think $58 is normal you really are a newcomer  :)

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2014, 08:48 »
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Surely I am
« Last Edit: November 26, 2014, 08:51 by Beppe Grillo »


Buffalo Bill

« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2014, 09:56 »
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New comer for the original sender lol! Most of you have been in the business many years. 

foxtrotcommando

« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2014, 17:40 »
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Wow congrats. That's definitely unusual for a photo.

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2014, 03:47 »
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New comer for the original sender lol! Most of you have been in the business many years.

The use on forums is that if you don't quote a post you are answering to the post above ;)

« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2015, 04:27 »
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Wow congrats!

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2015, 05:20 »
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