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More I sell the less I get?

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john-mclellan
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:54AM
Its appears the more images that sell the less I get... Why is the amount I receive going down?
kelvinjay
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:00AM
Check out the newbie thread at the top of the Discussion forum.

Specifically this part:

Strange royalty amounts.
john-mclellan
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:19AM

ah I still don't get it... 


 
sjlocke
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:59AM

Posted By john-mclellan:
ah I still don't get it... 
 


What don't you get? Royalties are based on what the buyer pays for credits, the price of which can go down to $.46 at times.

eta: changed line for clarity.

(Edited on 2012-11-28 08:12:15 by sjlocke)
john-mclellan
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:05AM
Ok calm down... what about down to $0.08? I thought $0.20 was low but surely 0.08 is worse... Is it even worth my time or effort?
john-mclellan
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:06AM
gee I would be happy to receive $0.46 per file... 
kelvinjay
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:12AM

Posted By john-mclellan:
Ok calm down... what about down to $0.08? I thought $0.20 was low but surely 0.08 is worse... Is it even worth my time or effort?


Only you know what your time and effort is worth to you. We can't answer that question.

Regarding your other statements, you seem to be confusing the amount a contributor receives with the amount paid per credit, which is what Sean was referring to.

(Edited on 2012-11-28 07:13:38 by kelvinjay)
jfairone
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:08AM
To clarify - client pays anywhere between $.46 and $1.50ish per credit. They use that credit to buy your Xsmall file - you get your percentage of that $$$ amount. You will receive different amounts with each download, depending on the price the buyer paid.  15% of $.46 is $.07, 15% of $1.50 is $.22. Larger files cost more credits and you will receive more, but it will still always vary.
gipi23
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:11PM
I've had $0.07 files, yes, pathetic, but it won't change. So work hard, get 250dls, over 50% acceptance rate and there you go - 4 credits for exclusive XS files [if not Value collections, which is way lower] = 4x$0.46 [as suggested by the fairone]x0.25 [4x/4 cancells out] = $0.46 is the lowest you can get [in theory, bare in mind that Value collections, though that would be too early for you to have any files over there]
0.07 is there to make you work so you do not have to see it again.
john-mclellan
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:48PM
ok... I thank you everyone for your comments.

I still feel this system if flawed and has its problems. It appears istockphoto only benfits exclusive photographers now... 

(Edited on 2012-11-28 17:49:17 by john-mclellan)
sjlocke
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:58PM
"I still feel this system if flawed and has its problems. It appears istockphoto only benfits exclusive photographers now... "

It is what it is.
kelvinjay
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Posted Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:07PM
Glad we could help.
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