14 Sep 2007 Personal Milestone: Silver Ranking at Fotolia
Sometime today I will become a Silver ranked contributor at Fotolia. I will reach this milestone when my total sales pass 1,000 – they’re currently at 998! But the little icon beside my username isn’t all that changes. My commission rises from 35% to 37% and I am able to raise the price of extended licenses from 50 credits to 100.
To be able to increase my prices for standard license sales, I’ll need to reach the Emerald rank, which is awarded when you reach 10,000 sales. However, if I make one of my photos exclusive, I could triple the price with my current rank.
Fotolia have a complex yet functional commission structure. It rewards exclusive images very well by industry standards. Contributors with high sales also have the flexibility to raise the prices of specific images.
While Fotolia were my fourth agency, their sales have been relatively slow for me compared to the market leaders: