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I do not understand how it works!

 

Here is what I wrote to the support:

I fail to understand your new profits commission for contributors.

According to your message, from the 1st. of June this year there is a change.

I was on Level 4 with 30% commission and set back to level 1 with 15%.

After 100 images sold - it will move to level 2.

Well, in June I have sold 161 images, and now in July 133 images.

I do not see ANY change in my commission!!!

Why is that????

 

Here is the reply:

 

The amount that you earn from each download is a percentage of the price paid by the customer for that license. The percentage paid to you varies with the earnings level you are in at the time of the purchase, while the purchase price varies depending on the type of plan the customer used to download your content.

I can see that you are currently on level 4 for images and level 1 for videos, you can earn 30% of the sale price for images and 15% for videos licensed from your portfolio.

 

I wrote again:

 

I still fail to understand!!!!

 

In May I use to get $0,38 as the lowest commission - now the lowest is $0,10!!!!!

According to you I am back to level 4 as I used to be - so WHY DO I GET THE LOWER COMMISSION?????????????????

 

Can anyone here explain to me?

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I am on level three. I have sold fifty photos this month. The last one for $11.25. Most of my others vary from 10c to $.1.25. My average return per download this month is 55c. The large sale is a one off I suspect. Take that out and I'm averaging around 33c per sale this month. My average per photo for June and July is 46 cents. I am only a bit part player and do not rely on SS for income. I have seen some posts where high volume sellers have taken an almighty hit on their income, I would find that very hard to swallow.

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11 hours ago, Ron Zmiri said:

I do not understand how it works!

 

Here is what I wrote to the support:

I fail to understand your new profits commission for contributors.

According to your message, from the 1st. of June this year there is a change.

I was on Level 4 with 30% commission and set back to level 1 with 15%.

After 100 images sold - it will move to level 2.

Well, in June I have sold 161 images, and now in July 133 images.

I do not see ANY change in my commission!!!

Why is that????

 

Here is the reply:

 

The amount that you earn from each download is a percentage of the price paid by the customer for that license. The percentage paid to you varies with the earnings level you are in at the time of the purchase, while the purchase price varies depending on the type of plan the customer used to download your content.

I can see that you are currently on level 4 for images and level 1 for videos, you can earn 30% of the sale price for images and 15% for videos licensed from your portfolio.

 

I wrote again:

 

I still fail to understand!!!!

 

In May I use to get $0,38 as the lowest commission - now the lowest is $0,10!!!!!

According to you I am back to level 4 as I used to be - so WHY DO I GET THE LOWER COMMISSION?????????????????

 

Can anyone here explain to me?

 

Where you misunderstand the situation is in the levels. Previously, you were at tier 4, but it was a whole different way of getting paid. The subs were paid at a set amount - in your case $0.38. Now you are paid for them at a percentage of the purchase price - with $0.10 being the lowest. Amounts are all over the place, with unfortunately the lower ones dominating. So, you did not "return" to level 4, the entire system has changed.

I used to be tier 3 and got $0.36 per sub sale. Now I'm level 4. Yesterday was a good day, I averaged $0.27 per sub. Today so far sucks, with an average of $0.11. So that's what all the grief and outrage is all about. Even on a good day, we lose. The hope was that the ODDs would make up for the difference, because they have the potential to now be considerably higher than the previous fixed amount. But so far, very few people are breaking even.

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Don't forget that a number of 'sales' will be part of the 'ten-images free' trial. I assume we are being paid for them but it's never going to be more than 10 cents for those.

I very much doubt that SS will go back on these new rates....after all, senior executives options and bonus packages depend on their ability to squeeze that extra ounce of profit out of somewhere for the stockholders. The easiest 'somewhere' is to take it from is the contributors as the weakest entity.

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28 minutes ago, stevemart said:

Don't forget that a number of 'sales' will be part of the 'ten-images free' trial. I assume we are being paid for them but it's never going to be more than 10 cents for those.

I very much doubt that SS will go back on these new rates....after all, senior executives options and bonus packages depend on their ability to squeeze that extra ounce of profit out of somewhere for the stockholders. The easiest 'somewhere' is to take it from is the contributors as the weakest entity.

....and they don't give a s***t that we are the base and the foundation of their business - our images and videos...

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