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Pavel Rumlena

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  1. It may be, but this situation, when almost all ODD, SOD and EL disappeared, appeared almost instantly after the change in the reward structure. So I don't think it's just the current Corona-crisis. The change came at a time when it is difficult to 100% estimate what the cause is and I would not like to speculate, for who this situation is advantageous....
  2. My September 2020 is for today exactly 94.64% worse than in 2019. This month I had one SOD for 1 full dollar(from an unknown location)😲: In the last three months there was no ODD or EL for me, and only 2 SOD(1x $0,36 in July + 1x $1.00 in Sep.). Thanks to this overwhelming amount of SODs, I feel in my bones that I will soon become a millionaire. I'll probably celebrate it! Dear friends and colleagues, I invite you all to this doomed party.😆
  3. I really don't want to be a negativist, but if nothing changes so it will be the third month in a row without ODD, SOD or EL for me(One single $0.36 SOD in July is not worth taking into account.). This month is again heading to be even worse than the previous one(which was my worst ever). I'm really starting to doubt whether it's still worth staying here. I will wait until the end of the year and if this trend continues, I will go out of this. I'm not a masochist, so I really don't need this suffering.
  4. So it really turned out the way I wrote. My worst mont since I started on SS. Not in the number of downloads, but definitely in earnings. There were a few more downloads yesterday, but again only 0.10. SOD, ODD and EL completely disappeared for me. 0.10 would have to come literally in the hundreds(or thousands - if someone is exclusive to SS only) every day to compensate the new revenue structure.(if there are no SOD, ODD or EL.) Now I earn more(only from ad) on my YouTube channel with just over 3,5k subscribers than on SS. This is absolutely ridiculous!
  5. This month seems to be definitely my worst since I started on SS. Not a single SOD, ODD or EL, but only a basic 0.10 subs. In the long run it is for me probably dead end: The overall trend here is for me unfortunately unpleasantly clear. It's downhill like a roller coaster. Oh well, so much time and effort that now seems completely wasted for nothing... P.S. Yeah i'm a little depressed right now.
  6. Something strange just happened to me. A moment ago this was sold on SS: and a few moments after that, this sale appeared on AS: Uploaded on SS in May 2018(on AS in August 2019) and has never been sold before(this is the first sale of this shot). What is the chance that the same photo, which has never been sold before, will be sold at almost the same time on two different agencies?
  7. On SS there are literally hundreds of images with car toys, that are commercial. These toys are not some rare or unique collectors' pieces for which would be editorial justified. AS accepted all these photos as well(as commercial) and there is no problem with that. So I will not upload them to SS as editorials(at least not right now) when I have them on AS as a commercial.(The same goes for the vaping mod) Just a few examples(and they are all commercial):
  8. I also have a problem with rejections. Already 3x was everything rejected (it's a total of 8 photos). After upload, they are checked and rejected extremely quickly (literally in a matter of seconds). And these shots were accepted without problems on AS. Scarf with skull and crossbones I have already approved in my portfolio, so I guess that's not the problem. I guess someone doesn't like the vaping mod, but I also have similar ones already approved: There is no brand or logo on the mod(it is simply a generic vaping mod). The same applies to those toy cars. They are approximately 30-40 years old, ordinary generic car toys.(probably made in China sometime between 1980-1990) On the SS are similar photos of car toys commonly found(as commercial). As I said, I have these photos approved on AS, so I won't bother to upload them to SS anymore, but these rejections are incredibly annoying and unnecessary waste of time. Either the AI is broken(probably doing some quick pre-selection and making mistakes) or there are some hypersensitive and poorly trained reviewers.
  9. Without the editorials, I have the same port on AS(photo and video). Last month it happened to me for the first time, that AS massively beat the SS, in terms of both downloads and earnings. And even at the beginning of this month, AS is again three times ahead and so far it doesn't seem that AS wants to slow down. For me personally SS start losing this game.
  10. Hello colleagues, I am preparing to move to a new apartment so I will not upload new photos, because there will be no internet connection for some time. I've noticed that here are a lot of users talking about noticeably reducing the number of sales if they're inactive. Can you share your experience, after what time of inactivity is this drop in sales noticeable?
  11. This is all about personal preferences and individual feelings of this shot, so I have nothing against it. For me it acts as a disturbing element that draws unnecessary attention, which hurts the photo(for me).
  12. In your shot there are clearly recognizable colors and patterns on the jacket, jeans and shoes so the person in the shot can recognize himself. You have to get rid of these things. Play with that a little in the post-process and make it just as an unrecognizable silhouette. Then remove that pole and resubmitt. Somehow like this and it will be ok even for commercial(it's not perfectly done - I just gave it a minute):
  13. https://www.shutterstock.com/cs/image-photo/massive-rain-clouds-cumulonimbus-forming-blue-1418243561
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