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« on: April 30, 2014, 13:57 »
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All complain about Fotolia $ 1. But Shutterstock sells but also for just $ 0.25?
Someone explain me - whats the different thing with these two. I also hate to give my images in highest size for 0,25-0,35$.
?


Ron

« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 14:02 »
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Volume.

Plus an EL cost 80 euro not 1 dollar.

« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 14:08 »
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All complain about Fotolia $ 1. But Shutterstock sells but also for just $ 0.25?
Someone explain me - whats the different thing with these two. I also hate to give my images in highest size for 0,25-0,35$.
?

I made $67 on FT for April.  I had a BME on SS with the same portfolio of 2800 images @ over 14 times that amount thanks to od's, el's and single downloads.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2014, 14:11 by Mantis »

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 14:08 »
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1$ is what the customer pays, not what you get

« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 14:10 »
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Volume.

Plus an EL cost 80 euro not 1 dollar.

Right now only Standard licenses are available at DPC.  Very soon an EL at DPC will be available for $50 with a $30 commission (60%) paid to the photographer. 

-Mat

« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 14:11 »
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Fotolia sells to the buyer for $1 each. SS doesn't do that. $249 for a month's subscription or $29 for TWO images on demand - that's $14.50 apiece, not $1

SS doesn't pay me 25 cents royalty each subscription sale - I earn 38 cents. The more you sell the more you earn, even on subscriptions.

Only about 36% of my earnings last month at SS came from subscription sales. If anyone were daft enough to sell via DPC, 100% of their sales would be subscriiptions (I know there's Fotolia, assuming anything except video sells there in the future if DPC were to get going).

Try to get your information straight before you start an anti-subscription thread. This has been gone over many times. Lots of people don't like subscriptions.

For me, now the opt out has been offered (although it should really be an opt in), the big issue is the very very low entry point for the DPC - $10 versus $249. It's being offered to people who buy infrequently (and never), NOT to volume buyers where you have a prayer of making the subscription model work

Ron

« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 14:13 »
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Volume.

Plus an EL cost 80 euro not 1 dollar.

Right now only Standard licenses are available at DPC.  Very soon an EL at DPC will be available for $50 with a $30 commission (60%) paid to the photographer. 

-Mat

Thats not bad.

« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 14:15 »
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Volume.

Plus an EL cost 80 euro not 1 dollar.

Right now only Standard licenses are available at DPC.  Very soon an EL at DPC will be available for $50 with a $30 commission (60%) paid to the photographer. 

-Mat

While this is probably a step in the right direction why don't they just integrate this into Fotolia? It's not a big enough hook for me to opt back in to FT, and mainly because I just don't trust them, and they've earned that mistrust.

« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 14:22 »
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Except it undercuts the cost of an EL on Fotolia unless you're at the lowest level.

« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 14:26 »
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Volume.

Plus an EL cost 80 euro not 1 dollar.

Right now only Standard licenses are available at DPC.  Very soon an EL at DPC will be available for $50 with a $30 commission (60%) paid to the photographer. 

-Mat

Thats not bad.

That's a sop. How many ELs do you think DPC will produce compared with the number of 25c commissions?

« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2014, 14:27 »
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Except it undercuts the cost of an EL on Fotolia unless you're at the lowest level.

Well, to a couple of other posts on here, I don't recall when my last EL from Fotolia was.

Ron

« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2014, 14:28 »
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I am just saying the royalty is not bad. Nothing more, nothing less.

« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2014, 14:33 »
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All complain about Fotolia $ 1. But Shutterstock sells but also for just $ 0.25?
Someone explain me - whats the different thing with these two. I also hate to give my images in highest size for 0,25-0,35$.
?

Big mistake: Sub= Buyer download what he don t need because he has a sub, daily limited. So he download 25 images.
dollarphotoclub: NO SUB! He bought for 10 or 99 dollar a package, download WHAT HE NEEDS!!!, ergo we can't live from the amount. Also Dollarphotoclub get the buyers from the other agencies real subs.

And i don t want to talk about the "Mini-Sub" at Fotolia. where Fotolia earns about 90%, thats another story...

fujiko

« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2014, 14:55 »
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All complain about Fotolia $ 1. But Shutterstock sells but also for just $ 0.25?
Someone explain me - whats the different thing with these two. I also hate to give my images in highest size for 0,25-0,35$.
?

Shutterstock is a high volume subscription service with a moderately high price for a huge amount of images.
DPC is a low entry price concurrent on demand service priced like a subscription and promoted to be cheaper than Sutterstock subscription. On DPC own words, Shutterstock is the expensive one here.

« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2014, 16:09 »
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Aren't both of them low? If I could change both I would.

« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2014, 16:35 »
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Volume.

Plus an EL cost 80 euro not 1 dollar.

Right now only Standard licenses are available at DPC.  Very soon an EL at DPC will be available for $50 with a $30 commission (60%) paid to the photographer. 


-Mat

Then they will change their name as "50 Dollars Photo Club" right?

Goofy

« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2014, 18:52 »
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Don't zap the newbie too hard- noticed a negative 2. Fair question to ask if they truly don't know. It is the season pro's roles to educate this newbie which I think they are now much more informed by the comments so far...


« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2014, 19:14 »
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with subscription model at shutterstock you get additional volume as people want to get value and fill their plate from the all you can eat buffet (well 25 a day) So you get additional sales because people are committed to creating "value" from the $249 they just spent. + most serious microstockers at on 50% higher due to progressing levels

The dollar club is basically an on demand full size for $1. + fotolia also pick up the membership fee ontop. Volume may go up a little but I can't see it offsetting the massive discount offered.  Full size sells for 6-20 times this on most other microstock sites.

Bad both ways.

Subcription buyer can probably buy all the photos they need at lower cost. = Less sales for contributors
Credit buyer can buy photos at 1/6th the cost. = substantially less revenue.

Benefits for Fotolia
Gain market share back to keep afloat
Increase margins by effectively reducing commissions to contributors
Keep to pocket 100% of the "membership fee"

Benefits to contributors
yet to see any



gillian vann

  • *Gillian*
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2014, 19:32 »
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Volume.

Plus an EL cost 80 euro not 1 dollar.

Right now only Standard licenses are available at DPC.  Very soon an EL at DPC will be available for $50 with a $30 commission (60%) paid to the photographer. 

-Mat

define "very soon"

fotorob

  • I am a professional stock photographer

« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2014, 01:16 »
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Benefits for Fotolia
[...]
Increase margins by effectively reducing commissions to contributors

That's not true compared to the subscription model of Fotolia. They would earn more with their subs programm or "mini subs" model than with the DPC if it comes to high volume buyers.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 05:40 by fotorob »

Beppe Grillo

« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2014, 02:56 »
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Benefits for Fotolia
[...]
Increase margins by effectively reducing commissions to contributors

That's not true compared the the subscription model of Fotolia. They would earn more with their subs programm or "mini subs" model than with the DPC if it comes to high volume buyers.

Is it written "I am a professional stock photographer" under your avatar?

« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2014, 04:26 »
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Benefits for Fotolia
[...]
Increase margins by effectively reducing commissions to contributors

That's not true compared the the subscription model of Fotolia. They would earn more with their subs programm or "mini subs" model than with the DPC if it comes to high volume buyers.

that is why you have over 12k files at DPC and that is also why this industry won't go anywhere (for contributors)

maybe I am missing something but the person giving me a minus isn't thinking well, Robert said DPC is undercutting FT like I have said a few times and even made maths in a topic somewhere AND that is why I said why keeping your stuff in there?
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 04:51 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2014, 04:29 »
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Benefits for Fotolia
[...]
Increase margins by effectively reducing commissions to contributors

That's not true compared the the subscription model of Fotolia. They would earn more with their subs programm or "mini subs" model than with the DPC if it comes to high volume buyers.

Why does this post get so many negative votes?

Robert is right, DPC is not about FT's margin, but about undercutting the on demand business of their competitors. Which is even worse.

But don't let the facts get in your way...

I would love to see the discussions about this staying factually correct, there is enough to complain about DPC, adding wrong statement to the rightful complaints makes the whole discussion look ill-informed and makes it an easy target for those who want to defend FT.

« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2014, 04:35 »
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Benefits for Fotolia
[...]
Increase margins by effectively reducing commissions to contributors

That's not true compared the the subscription model of Fotolia. They would earn more with their subs programm or "mini subs" model than with the DPC if it comes to high volume buyers.

Why does this post get so many negative votes?

Robert is right, DPC is not about FT's margin, but about undercutting the on demand business of their competitors. Which is even worse.

But don't let the facts get in your way...

I would love to see the discussions about this staying factually correct, there is enough to complain about DPC, adding wrong statement to the rightful complaints makes the whole discussion look ill-informed and makes it an easy target for those who want to defend FT.
Totally agree to this! The situation is not better when it is reflected wrong. Thank you Robert for the correction!

« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2014, 04:38 »
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I agree, if you just look at subscription packages the DPC will share every dollar spent with the artist, while if a customer buys a 200 dollar monthly package at a normal subs agency they will only use a fraction of their possible downloads. So the majority of the money goes to the agency, the artists take no part in that. Any downloads not used cannot be transferred into the next month. They are lost for the artist.

If Fotolia had informed me in advance and given me the option to individually opt in files for 1 dollar sales, I would probably have added some files. But it would have been low sellers or lower quality files.

When istock started the Thinkstock program the exclusives were able to individually opt in files.

The problem with the 1 dollar club is that there is no upsell potential. 1 dollar unlimited (soon maybe some limits) is a high risk venture for me and threatens the files I am offering on Fotolia (and other agencies) for higher prices.

The worst part is to just take my content without informing me and throwing it into a new business model without consent.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2014, 05:00 by cobalt »


 

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