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In an email that is going out today, we are announcing that we will be updating the earnings structure that determines how much you get paid when customers license your work. We are making this adjust

This is just a joke. 10 years with SS and now I'll be getting 20% commission on my footage clips??? No lifetime sales tier, just what you sold last year/this year.... To get to the curr

This space will be updated to address frequently asked questions.  My email shows different counts for videos than are shown above. Which is correct? Apologies. The email to video contributo

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35 minutes ago, Ints Vikmanis said:

I don't see any reasons to sell here. Here are my latest sales at Adobe.

I some time ago turned sales back at SS. But it was so depressing that I quickly turned them off.


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December is always bad for me anyway. That applies to all agencies. Also for AS. But there I've taken in more than twice as much in December so far. And that's despite the fact that I haven't sold any special licences worth mentioning there.

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For @Reimar and anyone else who doesn't want to search through 262 pages.


This is estimated based on what the advertised prices are for buyers. As an example, I got my last DL of 2020 and it was 67¢ there is nothing like that on the calculations. Someone might have purchased a discounted pack. But I got 30% of whatever that was, and the number is = 67¢

Pretty simple? The other part is, the minimum is 10¢ because 30% of what someone pays for a 750 image pack, would be less than that. I still don't know how people can't understand a minimum, which is over our actual earned percentage. The 2-10 and 50 packs we get the percentage for our level. Pretty simple?

EL and Singles are not included, because there's no way to know the base prices someone might pay. All I know is, I get a percentage of that number, based on my level.

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1 hour ago, Reimar said:

Thanks Pete.  Helpful to have it here.

For entertainment purposes only, not official.  😉 Oh about the colors. I did that to show where I would get 10c the pink/salmon, and yellow is lower than what anyone at minimum, 25c, received before the change.

People should be able to see what the buyers are paying for each image, which is why the new commission structure was probably created.

The reset? That could have been on a annual basis, or every 6 months and still rewarded people who add new and better selling images. This whole, everyone starts on the bottom, every year, is a bit drastic. But here we are and off we go into the New Year.


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