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lonndubh

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  1. A total collapse, I haven't see a photo sale over ten cents in ages. I think the time will soon come to simply delete...
  2. I can't say whether you are right or not but I find I am now deleting files that sell for 10 cents even though they are among my best-selling assets. It annoys me every time and little by little my collection is shrinking. So whether they are earning more or less now is sth I can't work out but the reality is that they have annoyed a larger section of the contributor base. With so many young photographers now choosing to give their photos away the question is will SS continue to be able to rely on a steady supply of material. In comparison to other agencies the number of photos at SS seem to m
  3. Best stop uploading and try elsewhere.I ran into the same problem and coupled with sales and rpd crash it is just a waste of time.
  4. Well done! Yes, the only way to go! If they are not prepared to pay proper rates then so be it.
  5. Indeed. According to recent figures I saw the number of SS subscribers has jumped massively in recent quarters - which is where the contributor problem lies - and coupled with the new payment structure that is all one is seeing now, 10 cents an image. You would need about 5-10 on demand sales a week for it to be worth uploading new files. Unless of course you are uploading thousands of files which possibly means you don't care. I don't know enough about the market to be honest but you are right - that section of the page has changed greatly.
  6. POD ? Forgive my ignorance, what does that stand for?
  7. You ask is it worth leaving yet you continue to upload???? Why upload if you are so unhappy?
  8. Well said. The transformation is difficult to understand but as you say at this rate one is being forced to go and pull images rather than risk lost sales elsewhere.
  9. Thanks for sharing. There is only one conclusion to be drawn. If people keep uploading this dire situation / income decrease will continue. The more supply on subscription websites the worse for everyone. Nearly all image sales now are for ten cents so there is little more to be said. Everyone has to do what he or she feels is the best.Without single and OD sales I see it as a waste of time.
  10. Zilch, because levels doesn't work the way it was suggested it would. Practically everything is ten cents now.
  11. Correct! I can understand video submissions but further image uploads makes no sense given the lack of OD sales. If things change but until then....☹️
  12. Judging by initial 2021 Sales the whole new set up is close to a debacle from a contributor's point of view. It's hard to understand why anyone would continue to upload images when there are only going to be ten cents sales. The only encouragement to upload again is if there is hope of Single or OD sales. If I see that happen I may respond but if it is just going to be subscription sales it's utterly pointless. Continuing to upload is not worth the effort and just encourages all agencies in their downward spiral. I wish I could be more positive but it has become ridiculous. It's a shame really
  13. That is awful! If On demand drops that low then what's the point of it at all?
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