27 Aug Bundles – A Selling Strategy Yet to Take Off in Microstock

Bundled packages are starting to become popular in microstock, but only outside of the "typical" microstock agencies. It's an interesting strategy that works for customers, agencies and contributors. But will it catch on in the rest of the market? What is it? In the stock industry, bundles are limited-time offers of multiple media files for purchase at a single, heavily-discounted price. The discounts...

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26 Aug Depositphotos Raises Prices and Lowers Royalties

Depositphotos has started informing contributors that their recent credit price rises implemented on August 22nd will, from September 1st, be complemented with a 10% cut to royalty rates for credit sales.  Changes In Pricing And Royalties The emailed notification says the price increase was to bring them in line with market rates, and that the royalty cut was "dictated by the requirements of the market".  It...

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25 Aug YAYimages New Pricing Structure Targeting Low-Volume “Streaming” Customers

Hot on the heels of our look into $9.99 unlimited subscriptions, YAY Images is today implementing new subscription prices that are based on downloads rather than image size and targets low-volume customers that were previously directed to the former brand, YAY micro. The changes are intended to boost the company's Streaming service, and improve contributor per-download royalties. Market Segment: Price Sensitive Until now, YAYimages targeted high...

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24 Aug Can a Netflix-style $9.99 Unlimited Subscription Model Succeed in Microstock?

$9.99. That is what services like Netflix and Spotify charge for unlimited service. The standard subscription in microstock is $250 for 750 images per month. For microstock agencies to adopt a low-cost subscription model would be a HUGE leap, but not dissimilar to the leap made by Netflix and Spotify in their industries. One big difference is that by the time movies and music get...

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21 Aug Elena Elisseeva – Microstock Celebrity

Elena Elisseeva's career can be summed up in two words: consistency and quality. Well known for her growing and varied portfolio, she is one of the best-selling stock photographers in the industry (currently the top selling contributor at Canva), with over 15,000 images in her portfolio. Background Elena Elisseeva is Canadian, based in Toronto, but she is Russian by birth. In fact, she holds a Ph.D. in...

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