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« Reply #100 on: July 30, 2015, 12:05 »
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Sorry I have no idea what that sentence means.  It's not false pride, some images will make more money at higher priced sites than on lower priced ones.
Definitely, but if these files only sell once every 10th blue moon, you end up getting less. Or as I calculated for myself, I will get 30% less. Not a good deal.

If only we could convince exclusives like you to stop enabling IS!
We have to make them understand that the commission the pay their contributors is the lowest in the industry.

Giving away your exclusivity will be better for you AND for the rest of us!
How is that?  I get higher royalty rate and higher priced sales.  You want a competitor to lower their royalty rates and prices of images and you think that will be good for you?  You must have been jumping for joy when DPC was announced.

No. Believe it or not, I want you to make 30% more than you do today.

I want people like you to pull their exclusive collections from IS. This will make IS lose their customers to other agencies offering a better RPD (IS is paying me 25% less than SS and 35% less than FT)

Win for you, win for the rest of us!
I don't think I'd get 30% more, I'm pretty sure losing 30% is much more likely.  I also think in the coming year Adobe and Shutterstock will both lower prices and Shutterstock may lower subscription royalties as well to compete better with Adobe (who in turn can already lower their prices since they pay less for subs).

Of course, we will never know!
Nevertheless, you have an opinion, while I have facts based on those exclusive files (some of my best) I still keep with Getty.
From what I see your better versions are on Shutterstock.  That's just opinion but those aren't the kinds of images I was saying belong at higher priced sites, they are good just not unique enough especially when you have very very similar ones on microstock sites.  And you're selling the ones on Getty as RF, I'm thinking more about RM with a much higher royalty rate or somewhere like Stocksy, also with a much higher royalty rate.

The files have been selected and the license type has been assigned by Getty curators. I can't change it to RM. And Stocksy is not an option.
Are you with Stocksy?

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« Last Edit: July 30, 2015, 12:53 by Zero Talent »


« Reply #101 on: July 30, 2015, 13:26 »
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From what I see your better versions are on Shutterstock.  That's just opinion but those aren't the kinds of images I was saying belong at higher priced sites, they are good just not unique enough especially when you have very very similar ones on microstock sites. And you're selling the ones on Getty as RF, I'm thinking more about RM with a much higher royalty rate or somewhere like Stocksy, also with a much higher royalty rate.

sorry if quote the wrong person. but who said my red quotes is indeed very right. we have to realise rm and rf are 2 different kinds of animals. micro is all about volume, cheap to zero cost productions
earning pennies to the odd super large 108 bucks SD.
rm don't sell often but when they do they make up for the lack of daily ( fries and baby burgers sold a million a day at the big M little s's... is and ss

if we look for options, perharps here is the option to leave ss as they are with our old port intact.
and just make rm images that    belong at higher priced sites,  unique enough .
the energy wasted on waiting for ss to become accountable and responsible like they were pre-going public will be put to more productive use going for such a change in workflow.
i will take what you say as my new course today... even though it was not directed at all of us here.

but stocksy is not an option either. it has no history (yet) and does no rm (do they?)
well said tickstock
« Last Edit: July 30, 2015, 13:29 by etudiante_rapide »

« Reply #102 on: July 30, 2015, 14:50 »
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Exactly,  Rob.  The only way being indie works is to have images on all the major sites.  If I gave up SS or FT the loss of either would mean giving up 5 figures a year.  That's bad business.
Would it change your mind at all if Shutterstock were to match or beat Adobe's pricing (with the corresponding royalty drops)?

See my post #82 above for the answer to that question. Your question makes it seem like I have any control over what SS or any site does with its prices.  This stuff is out of contributors control. 


 

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