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Noedelhap

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« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2020, 18:04 »
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I received an email from Yay today:

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Hello again!

A brief update about where we are at with our video contributor technology.
We have recently launched video pricing tiers. This means you can price all of your videos or just one individual video at another price point.
Existing high quality contributors are grandfathered into the "Premium" tier.
New contributors will start at the "Regular" tier. After uploading 100 approved videos, you can apply for the "Premium" tier.

Here's how the new pricing works:
    "Budget" (HD - $5, no 4K)
    "Regular" (HD - $24.99, 4K - $59)
    "Premium" (HD - $59, 4K - $149)

Some videos, like a time-lapse or a less offered content drone shot or a video shot with a DSLR at 4K higher bitrate has different value than a GoPro video for example.
To solve this problem, you can now reprice existing approved videos by clicking the checkbox next to the desired video, in the "Videos" navigation tab.
 

Regular is priced way too low, in my opinion. So I've applied for Premium tier. hopefully this will be applied without any hassles.
I've uploaded my entire vector and video portfolio last week, let's see if that brings me any sales.


« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2020, 12:15 »
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I received an email from Yay today:

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Hello again!

A brief update about where we are at with our video contributor technology.
We have recently launched video pricing tiers. This means you can price all of your videos or just one individual video at another price point.
Existing high quality contributors are grandfathered into the "Premium" tier.
New contributors will start at the "Regular" tier. After uploading 100 approved videos, you can apply for the "Premium" tier.

Here's how the new pricing works:
    "Budget" (HD - $5, no 4K)
    "Regular" (HD - $24.99, 4K - $59)
    "Premium" (HD - $59, 4K - $149)

Some videos, like a time-lapse or a less offered content drone shot or a video shot with a DSLR at 4K higher bitrate has different value than a GoPro video for example.
To solve this problem, you can now reprice existing approved videos by clicking the checkbox next to the desired video, in the "Videos" navigation tab.
 

Regular is priced way too low, in my opinion. So I've applied for Premium tier. hopefully this will be applied without any hassles.
I've uploaded my entire vector and video portfolio last week, let's see if that brings me any sales.

How's that working out for you?

« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2020, 15:50 »
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Has anybody sold anything there lately?

« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2020, 16:28 »
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absolutely not

« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2020, 16:30 »
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16618 images in portfolio - sales lately: 0 :-)

« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2020, 21:08 »
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zero sales  :-\

Has anybody sold anything there lately?

« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2020, 03:14 »
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03 cents says my dashboard and I don't know for what!

« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2020, 10:15 »
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Does yayimages accept editorial images or not?

I ask this because I uploaded hundreds of images there a few weeks ago and ALL commercial images got accepted, but ALL editorial not - strange!

I wrote them two times already and asked them about the editorials. Might be I did something wrong. But I checked editorial images from other users and could not find any differences.
I could understand if they reject some or maybe many of my editorial images, but ALL? (Nearly all images are online on many other agencies.)

I read that yayimages seems not helping much if we ask them. So I ask you to get a faster answer.

Thank you in advance.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2020, 10:33 »
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03 cents says my dashboard and I don't know for what!

That's a small royaltyfor the use of your images as promo material by yaymicro themselves.

« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2020, 13:17 »
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Yay do accept editorial images try live chat if you are having difficulties.
 

« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2020, 14:29 »
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Thank you for your advice. I did not know, they have live chat. I am still new there.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2020, 10:56 »
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I received an email from Yay today:

Quote
Hello again!

A brief update about where we are at with our video contributor technology.
We have recently launched video pricing tiers. This means you can price all of your videos or just one individual video at another price point.
Existing high quality contributors are grandfathered into the "Premium" tier.
New contributors will start at the "Regular" tier. After uploading 100 approved videos, you can apply for the "Premium" tier.

Here's how the new pricing works:
    "Budget" (HD - $5, no 4K)
    "Regular" (HD - $24.99, 4K - $59)
    "Premium" (HD - $59, 4K - $149)

Some videos, like a time-lapse or a less offered content drone shot or a video shot with a DSLR at 4K higher bitrate has different value than a GoPro video for example.
To solve this problem, you can now reprice existing approved videos by clicking the checkbox next to the desired video, in the "Videos" navigation tab.
 

Regular is priced way too low, in my opinion. So I've applied for Premium tier. hopefully this will be applied without any hassles.
I've uploaded my entire vector and video portfolio last week, let's see if that brings me any sales.

How's that working out for you?

So far zero sales, only 2 cents for promotional use by YayImages.

« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2020, 11:08 »
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Same here. One month later than my last post, all I got is still 03 cents for this promotional use too.
I started uploading my laterst photos and videos, going back to previous ones.
With these zero sales I can't easily find any incentive to go and upload my past stock for zero return.
I hope some decent sales will make me change my mind soon.
I really liked the good and direct communication with them, which is more than welcome, but that will not pay the rent.

« Reply #38 on: November 21, 2020, 11:33 »
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zilch, zero, none

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #39 on: November 21, 2020, 12:14 »
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zilch, zero, none

Can you say Nay to Yay?  ;D Why does anyone stay with this place?


So far zero sales, only 2 cents for promotional use by YayImages.

Wow that's sad. Hardly pays for the electricity it took to go look at the site.   :)

« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2020, 04:52 »
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Yup, they really need to drive some traffic and drive some sales

« Reply #41 on: December 30, 2020, 12:54 »
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Just looked into YAY. Looks like they offer unlimited DLs packages for $29 per month and have opted everyone in site wide since reopening (even those who didn't opt their images in when the subs site started a few years ago).

Other subs packages also look pretty outrageous:

https://yayimages.com/pricing.html

Would strongly recommend everyone thinks about removing their images.

« Reply #42 on: December 30, 2020, 15:29 »
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About the RPD of 0,05 I got informed a few month ago. Enough reason to delete my portfolio there, but was to lazy until today.
But the # unlimited DLs packages for $29 per month # forced me to delete all images just now, one by one. uff. Finished!
But of course my portfolio still shows all images, so I did not delete the whole portfolio/account. I left ONE image and will prove, if all others will disappear for sure in the next days.

« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2020, 04:55 »
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I have found some of my images. When they said they were closing the old site and we needed to opt in to sell our images for unlimited subs on the new site I didn't opt in. I thought all my images had been deleted when the old site closed. Turns out they eventually just opted it all in without permission.

Also found my images on partner sites under their name.

Other people have reported closing accounts on YAY then finding their images still on sale by YAY on partner sites YEARS later. eg. on this thread:

https://www.microstockgroup.com/yaymicro/yaymicro-legal-solution-ideas/msg544725/#msg544725


« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2020, 05:12 »
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Also found this

https://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/the-most-valuable-agencies-for-selling-vectors-in-2019/msg542682/#msg542682

Looks like they were making sales and not reporting/ paying contributors. This also rings true for me, I found a lot of my images on partner sites through YAY where I make a lot of sales yet no sales through YAY for the same images on the same sites...

Anyone know if Morphart got any satisfaction or posted an update? I have PMd him asking of he wants to chime in here.

« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2020, 15:06 »
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I have found some of my images. When they said they were closing the old site and we needed to opt in to sell our images for unlimited subs on the new site I didn't opt in. I thought all my images had been deleted when the old site closed. Turns out they eventually just opted it all in without permission.

Also found my images on partner sites under their name.

Other people have reported closing accounts on YAY then finding their images still on sale by YAY on partner sites YEARS later. eg. on this thread:

https://www.microstockgroup.com/yaymicro/yaymicro-legal-solution-ideas/msg544725/#msg544725


Just today I found my images for sale on www.agefotostock.com, via yay images. I closed my account on Yay in 2016. Not cool.

« Reply #46 on: January 01, 2021, 04:24 »
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Another group law suit needed  >:(

Lets do it!

« Reply #47 on: January 01, 2021, 04:46 »
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About the RPD of 0,05 I got informed a few month ago. Enough reason to delete my portfolio there, but was to lazy until today.
But the # unlimited DLs packages for $29 per month # forced me to delete all images just now, one by one. uff. Finished!
But of course my portfolio still shows all images, so I did not delete the whole portfolio/account. I left ONE image and will prove, if all others will disappear for sure in the next days.
Keep us updated. I also deleted images and yet they still show as on sale on the site!!!!

« Reply #48 on: January 01, 2021, 11:30 »
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Also found this

https://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-discussion/the-most-valuable-agencies-for-selling-vectors-in-2019/msg542682/#msg542682

Looks like they were making sales and not reporting/ paying contributors. This also rings true for me, I found a lot of my images on partner sites through YAY where I make a lot of sales yet no sales through YAY for the same images on the same sites...

Anyone know if Morphart got any satisfaction or posted an update? I have PMd him asking of he wants to chime in here.

Hi!

Didn't read the full thread nor what you are experiencing with them? Basically my experience with them was the following:
- Didn't have any answer for a while there and had a small balance.
- Yay got ''bought out'' buy a few guys I think in Fall 2019 and they contacted me to get my content online but early on they did a huge promotion where they almost give away the images.
Those special offer / subscription sales are reference in the PROMOTION line on each month at the top. For those PROMOTION, I get that we don't know how many image were dowloaded, only the total revenue. You can check it when login to your contributor account here https://contributors.yayimages.com/login or direct link to last month: https://contributors.yayimages.com/downloads/2020-11.

But for me I didn't reupload after my initial upload of photos/videos. The sales are low, and revenue per image is low. I asked one payout since I'm with them which included the small balance I had before and everything was paid out. Hope this helps out?

« Reply #49 on: January 01, 2021, 11:31 »
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I also haven't try removing my content but from what I get with them I'll definetly consider sooner than later.


 

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