Blogging my experience on dropping istockphoto footage exclusivity contract

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Targosz
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Posted Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:26AM
As of first October 2012 I am no longer an iStockphoto exclusive contributor, if you’re curious how did it work out for my portfolio of 500 files, you’ll find statistical data, as well as my thoughts on the subject right here targoszstock.blogspot.com
jjneff
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Posted Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:57PM
Really appreciate you sharing your expirence!
TheMediaSuitcase
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Posted Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:05PM
Agree. A very interesting read and I will be surely following your blog. Keep the posts coming!
EricFerguson
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Posted Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:22PM
Very cool resource. I've bookmarked it, shared it with some colleagues and will follow your results with interest. If you don't mind me asking: what iStock royalty percentage bracket were you in when you dropped exclusivity?
EricFerguson
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Posted Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:25PM
Would love to see download numbers as well as $
Targosz
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Posted Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:20AM
Posted By EricFerguson:
If you don't mind me asking: what iStock royalty percentage bracket were you in when you dropped exclusivity?

25%, now it is 16%. I will be evaluating on this with my November statistics post. Got to keep thing interesting, right : )

Posted By EricFerguson:
Would love to see download numbers as well as $

I do not think I will be posting number of sales. I am sharing with the community, on the same time trying to keep my income details private.
taavet
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Posted Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:01AM
Very helpful blog! If the circumstances will stay as they are now, i think i have nothing to lose and pull the plug.
Targosz
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Posted Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:55AM
When you do, be sure to use referral links when creating accounts on other agencies. You can use mine by going through the banners on my blog, or anyone else you feel like supporting for helping out the community. There are many artists out there who deserve it.

(Edited on 2012-11-24 03:04:59 by Targosz)
EricFerguson
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Posted Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:16AM
"I do not think I will be posting number of sales. I am sharing with the community, on the same time trying to keep my income details private."

Absolutely, but just seeing the graphs (with unlabelled axes like you've done for $) for $ as well as for downloads would be interesting.
Targosz
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Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:55AM
I'll think about that
alatriste1
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Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:45AM
Thanks for sharing!
BernardAllum
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Posted Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:25AM
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/thank you, when you consider we all do this on a speculative basis the artist percentages stinks . . . 

(Edited on 2012-11-26 11:31:43 by BernardAllum)
Targosz
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Posted Sat Dec 1, 2012 12:41PM
there has been an other update on my blog, this time with November statistics.
EricFerguson
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Posted Sun Dec 2, 2012 12:36AM
Really great data here. Good insights on keywording and description metadata as well. Thank you, again, for sharing.
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