iStock vs Partner Royalties

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bradleyhebdon
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:10PM

As a new (Dec 2012) and non-exlusive contributor to iStock, I've noticed that i'm getting far more downloads from Partner sites than from iStockphoto.com. 


I'd love to hear from the community as to whether this is a typical pattern/trend or not for most. Thanks in advance!
Gregory_DUBUS
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:04AM
Hello bradleyhebdon,

actually, for my part with a "small portfolio", the tendency would I sell more on the PP but cheaper than IS ....
EwaPix
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:17AM
It is a typical pattern for me too.
bradleyhebdon
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:13AM

Thanks guys. I've also noticed that certain images get a bunch of downloads in a short period of time, and then nothing after that. it's almost as if certain images are being featured/promoted somehow, and getting the attention they don't typically get.


Is that a pattern anyone else sees also? 
LeeAnnWhite
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:22PM
Posted By bradleyhebdon:

As a new (Dec 2012) and non-exlusive contributor to iStock, I've noticed that i'm getting far more downloads from Partner sites than from iStockphoto.com.


I'd love to hear from the community as to whether this is a typical pattern/trend or not for most. Thanks in advance!



Posted By bradleyhebdon:

Thanks guys. I've also noticed that certain images get a bunch of downloads in a short period of time, and then nothing after that. it's almost as if certain images are being featured/promoted somehow, and getting the attention they don't typically get.


Is that a pattern anyone else sees also? 

Yup.  This is how it works for me as well.  Seems I get a small burst of repeat sales on 2 or 3 files then nothing.  Dead.  But at least they're sales and they are sometimes 3 to 1 compared to how many I get on iStock ...just a shame they're only worth 28 cents.
drial7m1
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013 3:02PM

For me, even as an exclusive I have had months where my partner program photos have outnumbered my istock sales, it's not something that is uncommon.  As far as certain images getting a larger amount of downloads then nothing, I can't say, I haven't seen that one before.


 


 
bradleyhebdon
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Photo downloads
Posted Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:05AM
Any theories why the partner sites get more downloads? Surely there's not more traffic (folks using those sites)? Is there something to do with the financial model that makes photos less expensive?

I just find it counter intuitive that partner sites are responsible for more sales than the mother ship. (istock) 
PaulCowan
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloads
Posted Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:02PM
Subscriptions encourage people to download stuff to have a look at it even if they don't plan to use it. After all, they've paid for so many dls, so why not use some of them to satisfy curiosity? I doubt if the PP sites have as many users as iStock itself but they certainly must have a lot. Price is obviously also a major factor.
kovacevicmiro
Member is a contributor and has less than 250 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Illustration downloads
Posted Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:13AM




Posted By bradleyhebdon: 

As a new (Dec 2012) and non-exlusive contributor to iStock, I've noticed that i'm getting far more downloads from Partner sites than from iStockphoto.com. 


I'd love to hear from the community as to whether this is a typical pattern/trend or not for most. Thanks in advance!



If my Istock sales are same as my PP sales I would be a rich man :)



 


(Edited on 2013-03-19 03:13:34 by kovacevicmiro)
RalphParish
Member is a contributor and has less than 250 Photo downloads
Posted Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:29AM
As a non-exclusive please could someone explain how the Thinkstock commision is calculated? I have 37 sales via the pp all paid out at $0.28 per image. At 15% commission I assume the sale price for each image was c$1.85. What I don't understand is that the Thinkstock site advertises (in sterling) 5 download packages at £59. That's £11.80 each. This is way, way higher than the $0.28 I have received. Am I being totally thick here and missing something obvious?      
wallix
Member is a contributor and has less than 250 Photo downloads
Posted Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:35AM
not everybody buys the £59 packs. you can also get a one year subscription for £125/month where you can download 25 images a day. that means the buyer pays around 16,7 pence per image (in case he really downloads 25 images each day)!!!
kelvinjay
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Illustration downloadsExclusive
Posted Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:45AM

Posted By RalphParish:
As a non-exclusive please could someone explain how the Thinkstock commision is calculated? I have 37 sales via the pp all paid out at $0.28 per image. At 15% commission I assume the sale price for each image was c$1.85. What I don't understand is that the Thinkstock site advertises (in sterling) 5 download packages at £59. That's £11.80 each. This is way, way higher than the $0.28 I have received. Am I being totally thick here and missing something obvious?      


Please read the sticky thread at the top of the forum,it explains pretty much everything regarding PP sales.

PP FAQ

And here's the bit specifically about sales:

PP Payments
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