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Mick Harper

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  1. Of recent months I have had quite a number of images rejected by quality control. That is more rejected than in previous experience. Sometimes I struggle to see the problem area and often i don't agree with the reviewer. For a number of years I scarely had an image refusal. I can't always detect the problem Can I ask how common is this experience
  2. "Nae borrer" Mike, which, since we are talking languages, is actually "No bother" in English spoken with a very loose and broad Northern Irish accent. No problem!!
  3. Now THAT IS pretty pathetic. Talk about paranoia
  4. I average about 70 sales per month. July averaged $0.36 per image, August $0.53 per image and September $0.43 per image. Each month saw a number of "On Demand" sales that helped inflate the average but there are far too many insulting $0.10 sales.
  5. This is something I posted a few weeks ago but it answers the question clearly: I got this reply when I raised a query about this months sales figures. I have just progressed to a new level but the price this month for my images hasn't gone above 10c in one case so far. This hasn't happened with me so far since the change in rates. I was doing ok by my norm. I thought that when I progressed from one earnings level to another it would be goodbye to 10c earnings until my account was reset in January. Evidently not. I have 16 sales this month so far for a paltry $2.62. This wouldn't buy me a decent fish and chip supper This is what I was told: REPLY: HiI'm ... I do not work for Shutterstock, but I have been a contributor for around 8 years, and an expert to answer fellow contributors queries. I do not have any access to your account information, images or any personal data, but i'm here to answer your questions.You will get actual percentage of the final image for images sold under 'on demand'.Other subscription sales will remain at 10cents. This 10cent applies applies across all 6 levels.
  6. I got this reply when I raised a query about this months sales figures. I have just progressed to a new level but the price this month for my images hasn't gone above 10c in one case so far. This hasn't happened with me so far since the change in rates. I was doing ok by my norm. I thought that when I progressed from one earnings level to another it would be goodbye to 10c earnings until my account was reset in January. Evidently not. I have 16 sales this month so far for a paltry $2.62. This wouldn't buy me a decent fish and chip supper This is what I was told: HiI'm ... I do not work for Shutterstock, but I have been a contributor for around 8 years, and an expert to answer fellow contributors queries. I do not have any access to your account information, images or any personal data, but i'm here to answer your questions.You will get actual percentage of the final image for images sold under 'on demand'.Other subscription sales will remain at 10cents. This 10cent applies applies across all 6 levels.
  7. Don Landwehrle said BTW. If you're greyed out from posting here do the following. Get to this page. Disable Javascript. Reload page. Post. Reenable Javascript. Let's see how long this post remains!!! WELL DONE THAT MAN> I WAS GREYED OUT> i am becoming weary of these paltry and insulting 10c earnings per download etc. I have no delusions of grandeur about my portfolio. Is it possible to disable without deleting my images. Is it possible to disable individual images without deleting. I quite simply want to keep my options open. Thanks
  8. This is not the only issue but it is a VERY BIG issue with the new earnings system and it will hurt many serious punters big time.
  9. Upon reviewing my earnings last month, assuming like for like in terms of the number of downloads compared to previous months, they held up well. I am small beer but enjoy the challenge etc. There were lots of pathetic 10c payments but an unusual number of 50c $15-20 downloads. Was this just a quirky month or is this to be expected because of the new earnings structure. I just dont know but I hate to think what it will be like come January when I revert to level 1 with everyone else.
  10. 222 pages of comments about the new deal and almost all of them critical of Shutterstock. As for Shutterstock! Are they listening? No. Do they care? No. Will it make a difference? No. Sadly I think this is the reality. Will I keep uploading? Yes because I am not in it for the money but for the fun and my portfolio is pretty mediocre anyway. That is not to say that I am not sympathetic to you guys who have outstanding portfolios and are more dependant upon the income you receive from this source. Sadly I hink its a lost cause. I hope I am wrong
  11. Notwithstanding the obvious validity of this comment we should beware some who speak with a forked tongue. If I can help make the pool smaller then my share may increase. Cynical yes but true nonetheless.
  12. Don't really know what you are saying but I know what I said which was effectively that 99.9% to 100% of the responses in this thread are negative. I made no reference to the entire 1m contributors.
  13. I obviously haven't read every post contained in the last 180 pages of contributions but I think that 99.9% of them if not 100% show a negative and for many an extremely bitter reaction to this latest announcement. This "Hot Off the Press", exclusive announcement from the Shutterstock hierarchy following the violent backlash is interesting. "We here at Shutterstock have reconsidered our position following the unprecedented backlash to the recent commission scale adjustment and are alarmed by the many threats made by contributors to close their accounts and withdraw their portfolio's. Therefore following an extremely casual and meaningless consideration of what our contributors have said, we are pleased to announce that WE STILL DON'T GIVE A TOSS ABOUT YOU. In the infamous words of the mayor in the Pied Piper of Hamelin we say, `How?'' cried the Chairman, ``d'ye think I brook Being worse treated than a Cook? Insulted by a lazy ribald With idle pipe and vesture piebald? You threaten us, fellow? Do your worst, Blow your pipe there till you burst!''
  14. I have just had an entire submission of 18 pics rejected for Noise/Artifacts. Something that only ever happened rarely before. The same images accepted elsewhere.
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