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  1. Maybe your tax form has expired and you need to fill in a new one. You have to do this every two years.
  2. There are numerous cases here on SS where someone took someones idea and did their own version. The 'Man stacking coins' and 'black and white fist' springs to mind (both where copied by the same person) and unfortunately you can't claim copyright for an idea, so your claim is unjust and if I where you I would retract it as a copyright claim.
  3. Don't know why you are still submitting for a $0.10 payment and then bitching about rejections. The time you take to submit and resubmit and then bitch on the forum can be well spent somewhere else. I really don't understand people who are still submitting and complaining about rejections, low earnings, etc. You are just wasting your time.
  4. Also realise both Kirsty and Makaccino are both in (what I think) are in the age range of 25-30 how long will she be able to make 350k a year until she retires. So we are talking about a business that should be sustainable for the next 40 years, I don't see that happening in the fast changing times we live in.
  5. There is very little money to be made selling paintings through print sites unless you have something really unique, there's a lot of competition and most art sites don't promote your work, you have to do it yourself, unless you happen to get their attention. As stated Kirsty earns her money from tutorials and ads and not from her paintings.
  6. I've followed Kirsty for quite some time ( I paint myself), but she doesn't do paintings that sell only once. She refuses to do 'commissioned' work and sells her paintings as prints on a number of art sites. She has stated in videos that the most of her income comes from tutorials on YT (ads) and courses that she sells through amongst others on Patreon. There is another person on YT that basically does the same thing as Kirsty, her name is Makoccino. But to start this kind of business at this time you probably must have something that is really unique as for most things there is just too much competition to build up the number of followers, etc that you would need to make it a high earning business.
  7. You cannot use this image as commercial. Besides the fact that the pilot can recognise himself (even from behind) the image is full of logos/trademarks. The belt of the pilot has recognisable logo, also the tyres of the plane.
  8. Rudy, this is exactly the average intelligence here I'm afraid to say. In another thread I was downvoted for trying to help someone with a question. I've stopped posting and trying to give my opinion of just about anything. I'm now only occasionally reading some threads as I've given up on SS, not uploading anymore and just occasionally checking if I have any sales, and they have been the last few months few and far between.
  9. One thing to note in this whole discussion that Africa Studios (the largest contributor on SS) with over a 1,000,000 images have disabled their port. It seems to me that SS is purposely trying to drive 'small' ports away and rely on the large ports, but this might just bite them in the ass. You make such a statement while you have 816 images and say some one is 'new' and don't know what they are talking about. Get real FFS.
  10. Not worth your time transferring to other ms sites, after this they will all screw you.
  11. Might be that 'support' is having a hard time right now with contributors complaining, closing accounts, etc. Sometimes they are also slow when it comes down to checking thieves accounts, sometimes the just remove the image you complained about and sometimes they close the whole account. If you don't hear anything in the next few days I would send another email asking them to take action.
  12. If you only contacted support that might not help, did you send an email to compliance@shutterstock.com ( think that's the right one ). Clicking on the link you provided when looking at similars there are 4 versions of this photo which different backgrounds but the horses are the same don't know if any of them are yours.
  13. Since June 1 I am basically mostly getting $0.10 DL's and ALL but 2 are from Asia and most of them are from India. Seems like the rest of the world is closed due to ...... (fill in your own reason : Covid-19, Economy, The f*cking algorithm, etc). I even tried an experiment (the see if disabling and enabling sales would have any effect on my port) last Friday I disabled sales completely and enabled them again on Sunday (everything was at 0) yesterday sales started coming in again and once again only from Asia, so as far as I am concerned it's the F*cking algorithm.
  14. He is still on the board. But the fact that he sold 3,000,000 shares at the beginning of the month is writing on the wall.
  15. If I were you I would stop uploading right now and not invest anymore time on ShutterStock. You have a very small port ( 38 images and 8 videos ) and with the new royalties scheme you will get a payout in 5 years, if you are lucky, and would need a port a lot larger than the one you have now.
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