Are contributors being paid correctly?

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dcdp
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloads
Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:13AM

If I open the Thinkstock site I can see image packs and subscriptions. I know we get a set rate for subscription sales, but what should we be getting paid for image pack sales?


The smallest image pack is 5 images for $179 which means about $35 per image or at 20% for us that is $7.16The image packs are:


5 images for $179 = ~$35.8 per image and at 20% that should mean $7.16 for contributors
25 images at $399 = ~$15.96 per image and at 20% that should mean $3.19 for contributors
100 images at $1199 = ~$11.99 per image and at 20% that should mean $2.40 for contributors
250 images at $1999 = ~$8 per image and at 20% that should mean $1.60 for contributors


Looking at those numbers and my sales I have a few at $1.60  and some near the $2.40 value but none at the other values. Have the prices changed recently? Or do buyers just buy subscriptions? Given that a month month subscription is $329 and you can download 25 images a day for a month (so around 750 images) you would be somewhat mad to buy an image pack


 
oldladybird
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Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:17AM
Please take a look at the rate schedule. Thinkstock image packs are listed there.
dcdp
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloads
Posted Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:45PM

So in the case of an Image Pack 5 sales where the contributor pays $35 per image the contributor gets $4.36 an amazing 12.5% royalty? Or for an Image pack 250 where we the contributor is paying $8 per image and the contributor gets $1.32 we get 16.5%.


Kind of pathetic really.
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