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  1. I closed my Alamy account. One sale in a year with a commission of sub $3 is not something I'm gonna bother with.
  2. System meltdown, not one download for over three days. Actually prefer no downloadd than a 10 cent breadcrumb. It's like its saying: 'Here, your breadcrumb for the day, aren't we generous'.
  3. Strange, what's to say any of our contents have sold and not been credited to the contributor account? Less there is a delay in the purchase appearing on the account?
  4. Yeah that's very erratic results and I bet the ups and downs represent big earnings differences. Is that darker blue for March videos or referrals?
  5. @stevemartinteresting information, you still seem to be doing pretty good all things considered. 👍
  6. SOD = Single and Other Download ODD = On Demand Download See image below of these payments highlighted in red box from the earnings summary page you can find on your Shutterstock Contributor account. Hope this helps.
  7. You guys usually report good sales or at least good in these times. Things starting to go downhill? I ask because this year 2021 has been a clear and sustained drop for me compared to last year 2020 (as my charts show) even while the port has increased.
  8. Wow two week days Thursday and Friday New York time and not a single sale on Shutterstock (and elsewhere for that matter). So it's a definite EOTW slump there, after having the usual BOTW slump and while I didn't have a MOTW slump it was pretty underwhelming (though did have a sale on P5). I just hope this is not part of a broader MOTM slump which I also had last month in March, followed by the month before that, which incidentally was a WOTM slump. Slumps are out of control! 😜
  9. Laydeez and Gentlemenz Welcome to my brand new chart! The new chart shows both image and video sales on Shutterstock since starting in February 2019. Hope you like. 👌
  10. Best wishes on your next and new adventure! Cheers Steve
  11. Yep, not a download on Pond5 in over a month for me too.
  12. Sounds good Primus. Were they image sales or video sales?
  13. Beautiful photos. Are you finding both a drop in volume of sales and rpd?
  14. Yep Annie, that was created with After Effects. I follow some tuts on YouTube for ideas, instruction and inspiration. I got AE for a free 12 months subscription from Adobe. It's great, I was and am thinking of combining this with a purchase of Element 3D from Video Copilot.
  15. Very interesting Annie. I'm finding that despite the $$$ decline in video sales, they remain far more worth it than images, at least here on Shutterstock. I had my lowest video sale to date just last month at $1.99 but most are over $5.00 to $16.00 per sale. Yeah still much lower than the $20 to $30 I was typically getting prior to the payment restructure where I recall everyone was on a flat 30% rate. This is why, proportionally, my video port has grown much more in the last 12 months as they are what boost my overall earnings much more than images. Actually just this current month (April), i
  16. Well if it isn't lower prices then I suppose Shutterstock have successfully converted a larger number of its customers to take up the bigger subscription packages. Video is a strange beast, with some contributors earning less than a dollar on some sales. So at level two (20%) if a contributor earns $1 on a sale then the video sold for $5 - much lower than the advertised prices.
  17. Yes we'll need to wait for the report. Maybe my thinking that Shutterstock's income is falling is a reflection of what I have experienced this year because the fall in my earnings is not just due to the new payment structure alone but an overall lower number of sales and lower commissions due to lower sales price. And if content is actually selling at lower prices then it is a given Shutterstock is making less money. But sure, this lower income from its customer base is being somewhat compensated by gouging contributor earnings and probably other savings measures, such as reducing the expense
  18. Anyone receive similar sales to the one this chap did in the video below? Cue to the 13 minute mark...
  19. Congratulations on the video sale Patrick. Yeah, the passing of Prince Phillip. Only yesterday I met, greeted and escorted through our work building the CEO and National Chair of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Australia at my job! Our Department (Aust Government of Education) funds the Award. Was just thinking the Duke will almost certainly see 100 which he was only two months away.
  20. April started pretty good but hit a slump after Easter. This is the same at AS. Pond5 has died for me with not a single sale there in a month. At this stage, April has the potential to be a good month but that's going to depend on how the remaining days go. May as well share my Shutterstock graph as it takes me all but 5 seconds to update, crop, copy and paste.
  21. You can probably answer your own question about whether Microstock is worth it given your longevity in it. You have a rich history of data so I would rather ask you, what are sales like for yourself? How far have they 'dwindled'? I started in February 2019 (started uploading video in July 2019) so outside the period you ask about. Nonetheless I share my graph below (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr 2020 / Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr 2021 in red for easy comparison) which shows each month here on Shutterstock going back to when I started. I think it provides a pretty good picture of what it's like for a contribu
  22. I'd figure Print On Demand sites would be more suitable for this style of design.
  23. Agree with WIlm and very much appreciate you sharing the above interestinginformation Annie. I will be very interested to read how your experiment goes.
  24. Thanks for sharing Annie. This is very interesting information. Also, good to see you return and post on the forum!
  25. True, which means Shutterstock is stuck in a rock and hard place going forward... and they have a much smaller pie to slice and share than what they did in previous years imo. Just to comment further about my scenarios ($100 vs $1), didn't contributors who have been around in Microstock for years receive far bigger and more frequent commissions per sale / RPD in the past? If (for example) you were to resume the former payment structure, you still wouldn't be seeing those bigger sales, in particular for ELs, SOs and ODs, would you? Indeed this is market forces at work but my point is
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