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General - Stock Video / Re: RPD for video
« on: November 23, 2019, 12:45 »
Other than these sites (P5, SS, AS) is it worth uploading videos to any other site?
Does somebody use StockSubmiter or something similar for uploading videos to multiple sites?

Yesterday I cancel my exclusivity, just need to wait 30 days.

P.S.  Thanks everybody for answers about RPD. You helped me to finally made decision and break exclusivity.

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General - Stock Video / RPD for video
« on: November 20, 2019, 06:20 »
What is the average RPD (royalty per download) you get from various agencies when selling a video?

I want to break the exclusive on iStock, and I would not put it back on agencies that sell cheap.
On the iStock (exclusive) for me the RPD is 6,9$. Most of files in portfolio are 4k.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: istockphoto on Getty
« on: December 01, 2017, 08:58 »
Text from one of the exclusive contributors:


"PUNISHMENT FOR BEING EXCLUSIVE (S+ nonsense)
I dont want to talk about the lack of any logic behind selecting what is good for S+ and whats not. I just want to point out one thing which makes me feel very bad as an exclusive contributor.
Last winter we went with my friend to a beatiful location and we were shooting the same scene. He is not exclusive on iStock (just started with photography) and he was shooting with point and shoot camera. He spent 5 minutes in Lightroom and upload everything to EyeEm. All images were mirrored to Getty images and he already sold them for 100$ a piece.
I was shooting with more than 6000$ worth equipment, spent hours and hours in Lightroom and nominated everything for S+. Of course nothing was good enough so nothing was mirrored to Getty. I got few sales from 0.6 - 0.25 cents...
In one year he got more images on Getty than me even with 90% less uploads. And he can still sell all the stuff on 20 other agencies.
You can also see people who were exclusive few years ago on iStock how they are posting on Facebook how much they got from Getty / EyeEm.
Understand that if you can....
...my motivation is almost on a zero level."

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General - Top Sites / Re: $0.02 royalty on iStock
« on: September 07, 2017, 17:40 »
Look at Deep Meta, and you will see that 0,02$ is not a minimum!   >:(
 

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Unfortunately, I think that photography in the future can only be cheaper

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It will never be like before!

Globalization make labor cheaper, and contributors are labors.

There is many contributors from countries which have bad economy, and they will almost always be satisfied with money from microstock.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Is iStock worth it for video?
« on: September 07, 2017, 17:23 »
Is there any sense to upload 4k video on iStock?
I have HD videos, but I am thinking to buy camera for 4k videos.

Read reply 1

OK Thanks

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Is iStock worth it for video?
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:56 »
Is there any sense to upload 4k video on iStock?
I have HD videos, but I am thinking to buy camera for 4k videos.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Istock selling well!!
« on: September 07, 2017, 12:08 »
Some contributors quit, but there is many new arrivals.
Number of contributors is every year higher.


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Sad to hear that!  :-\
What than contributor can expect?

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Batch on ESP is closed.
Every batch will be closed after few months.
You cant upload more images in than batch.
You must create new batch to upload new images.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Istock selling well!!
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:44 »
In this job I must have patience.
I must to be sure before I drop exclusivity, I do not want to miss again.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Istock selling well!!
« on: September 06, 2017, 02:21 »
I'll wait for another year, so I'll decide what to do next.
Problem is that uploaded photos from 2017. dont sell. They said that is bug , and it is fixed, we will see.

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iStockPhoto.com / Re: Istock selling well!!
« on: September 05, 2017, 16:39 »
I am exclusive contributor in last 12 months.
In last 12 months the number of images is doubled in my portfolio.
My income at iStock&Getty in just 70% higher than I was non-exclusive contributor.  >:(

If I knew it would be so, I would never quit other sites and take exclusivity.

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