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Canva / Re: More ''Good news'' from Canva :-/
« on: October 09, 2019, 08:41 »
This Unlimited Subs Plan is much worse than Dollar Photo Club and I'm surprised I don't see an avalanche of angry comment from contributors.
I'm glad they have only a small fraction of my portfolio and it will be relatively easy for me to delete it.

VideoBlocks / Re: Storyblocks - any signs of life?
« on: August 16, 2019, 11:35 »
I received a payout for my all time 9 image sales.
The problem is they withheld 30% instead of 5% despite they have my two tax forms one from 2017 and one from few months ago!
Schmucks  >:(

BTW CC Trans. Fees are from the time they were paying 100% royalties.

3 / Re: Worst month on shutterstock
« on: July 24, 2019, 01:33 »
We all know it's July and that's why we compare our earnings with the same month from the previous years!
It's getting worse every year after 2014 for me.

4 / Re: Closing account caution
« on: June 27, 2019, 07:48 »
The thread is about Dreamstime! Your payment is from Deposit where the limit is $50.

Mines even more uppy-downy! If there is a cap then it fluctuates wildly!

Images yes  ~ Not for video :D

Yeah I mean it just wouldn't make sense for there to be a cap on video earnings. But images... it's perfectly clear why they cap them and not video.

Yes it's clear for the most of us, but Brightontl is "very happy that SS algorithm has a cap system" because his video portfolio probably is not capped.
Brightontl, SS don't need to cap video because they pay all contributors 30%. But if you do images there's a very big % difference between the contributor levels and they want to keep these money for themselves.
And I'm sure they don't try to make contributors happy. Because how to be happy if I work harder and harder, to produce more and more, better and better images and they artificially stopped my progress and even don't care if my income falls from $3000 to $700!
That's why many "people here gets so heated up about the "cap" theory"!!! Capisce?

6 / Re: Have sales plummeted for all or just me?
« on: May 23, 2019, 07:41 »
My Alamy sales almost disappeared and I decided to make a search for my images.
I found my whole older portfolio duplicated from Panthermedia.
Why they even accept duplicates when they are already online uploaded by the original contributor.
I don't upload to Panthermedia for last few years, but now I will close my account.

123RF / Re: 123rf ,,,, April payment?
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:04 »
Ask 123rf

8 / Re: Downloads for April avaliable
« on: May 20, 2019, 02:17 »
March - 110 downloads 80$
April - 205 downloads 20$  >:( >:( >:(
Wow, why? That rpd is super low

Enviado desde mi ALP-L29 mediante Tapatalk

Might be all those 1 China downloads.  Wish I could OPT OUT.

I wonder why we get $0.01 when the minimum should be $0.02?!
I'm glad they don't have my images from the last several years!

Canva / Re: More ''Good news'' from Canva :-/
« on: May 02, 2019, 13:50 »
I'm out of this nonsense!
Requesting opt-out! I don't care about Canva at all anymore!

Canva / Re: More ''Good news'' from Canva :-/
« on: April 26, 2019, 08:09 »
I'll delete my portfolio!

Canva / Re: Sigh.....
« on: April 24, 2019, 15:00 »
I'm afraid there will be no more sales to check for on the new Canva site!

Canva / Re: How are the earnings going?
« on: April 11, 2019, 15:36 »
Huge drop in sales!
They don't care about us contributors and our income. I won't upload new images anymore. It's not worth it for few more bucks.

Being exclusive with Pond 5 will never make up for the loss of revenue from Shutterstock and Adobe.

Their Exclusive Program is just smoke and mirrors to hide their 20% revenue cut.

I wish all those joining the program best of luck. But I'm out.
That's exactly what I think too.
The situation is Win-Win for Pond5 (bigger cut from non-exclusive sales and more exclusive files in their collection), and Lose-Lose for contributors (exclusives will make less compared to selling the same files on the few biggest agencies and non-exclusives will make 20% less).

All these sites are bad, but don't put links in the forum because you help them with the SEO.

Adobe Stock / Re: Change to sales notification email
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:53 »
BTW I receive the e-mail at the middle of the next day (12:00).
It's too late and to be honest I don't need it at all.

Very disappointing month, much more sales (+70) but almost the same earnings (+$6) compared to January 2019.
My RPD on Getty ($0.55) is much lower than on SS ($0.69).
Many $0.15 Canva sales.

Adobe Stock / Re: Change to sales notification email
« on: March 13, 2019, 12:03 »
Less email checking, sounds good to me!

... and more refreshing the site! :P

Don't worry, it's normal. The next week you will receive payment of the "missing" royalties from the previous month/s.

19 / Re: Alamy reducing commission from 50% to 40%
« on: February 27, 2019, 05:36 »
Less sales, less royalties, one of the hardest uploading process, many refunds, less than 1% of my stock earnings!
I'm asking myself why I'm still uploading?
Maybe it's time to stop wasting my time!

Adobe Stock / Re: Custom license in activity page
« on: February 26, 2019, 11:58 »
So the wrong big sales were custom license.
The question is how much we get for these "custom" sales 33%?
Mat, please explain what was the mistake in the calculation and why we got 12.5% from the previously announced amounts!

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock took my money away
« on: February 18, 2019, 12:22 »
Same here 12.5% left from the previous amount of my three big sales.
I expect from Adobe to explain what exactly is happening here.
I'm putting my trust on pause!

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock took my money away
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:48 »
Goodbye big sales about 200 credits removed from my account.
It was too good to be true.
I hate when such s*its happen!

Adobe Stock / Re: My biggest sale!
« on: February 13, 2019, 12:52 »
Do we see something different? I have a popup with new rules which tells that withdraw is 25$ but you have to wait 45 days and there should not be any pending payouts during this time!
You have to wait 45 days only for the first payout. They lowered the minimum from $50 to $25 and the last condition is the same as before.                                                 

Canva / Re: How are the earnings going?
« on: February 09, 2019, 03:20 »
Sales are very poor, thanks Canva for merging database with getty images.

Does anyone know what amount Getty/istock contributors receive from Canva sales?

$0.15 and $1.50

I miss seeing the stream of recent sales with $$ as soon as I lend on contributor page. I just want to know what was sold and for how much and when I can request the $$ (would be nice to have this automated too.) It's possible to see on Adobe, but I need to click 5 times and there is no way to bookmark it as the date get saved into url.

I haven't been submitting files over Adobe yet, so can't really comment on this.

Yes, and if you decide to refresh the page with the sales of the current date "from 7 February 2019 to 7 February 2019" it goes back to "from 7 February 2019 to 7 November 2018". I hope they fix everything soon!

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