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3 hours ago, lydiarei said:

Я устал видеть 0,10 $ каждый день .. (хотя я выровнялся 2 раза)

У кого-нибудь есть другие рекомендованные фотоагентства?
Я должен признать, что я все еще чувствую, что у SS много пользователей .. (и пользовательский интерфейс для участника прост в использовании) 
Я попробовал следующее.
Adobe Stock - Жаль, нет редакции
Dreamstime - Все еще не скачивается, а пользовательский интерфейс загрузки слишком плохой. 
IStock - ну, низкая прибыль тоже
 

Любая другая рекомендация?

https://creativemarket.com/

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In an email that is going out today, we are announcing that we will be updating the earnings structure that determines how much you get paid when customers license your work. We are making this adjust

This is just a joke. 10 years with SS and now I'll be getting 20% commission on my footage clips??? No lifetime sales tier, just what you sold last year/this year.... To get to the curr

This space will be updated to address frequently asked questions.  My email shows different counts for videos than are shown above. Which is correct? Apologies. The email to video contributo

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On 7/5/2020 at 10:53 AM, Swill Klitch said:

Check out the Stock Contributor Coalition if you feel powerless.

I joined up but am not seeing the benefit, although it’s early. They are putting together some flashing stuff with no real detailed goals or a vision.  It certainly sounds good to “ensure fair value and compensation” but the how isn’t clear.  Currently the site just profiles a select few.

 

What is the longer term benefit going to be?
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11 hours ago, lydiarei said:

I'm tired of seeing $0.10 everyday.. (although i've leveled up 2 times)

Anyone has any other recommended stock photo agency?
I must admit that i still feel that SS has much users.. (and the UI for contributor is easy to use) 
I've tried the followings.
Adobe Stock - Too bad no editorial
Dreamstime - Still no download, and the uploading UI is just too bad.. 
iStock - well, low profit too
 

Any other recommendation?

Motion Array is my highest earner by far. I think its because of the small number of contributors they have. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

https://motionarray.com/become-a-producer/

 

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¿Por qué querría alguien torpedear y hundir su propio barco?

De verdad, SS. nos gustaría saberlo, porque somos los marineros y normalmente el capitán es el último en abandonar su barco, pero en esta ocasión, como las ratas, son los primeros en irse de aquí.

Podríais escribir un libro sobre cómo hundir tu propio negocio.

Anda, sed buenos, decidnos por qué os cargáis una empresa que funcionaba. 

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11 hours ago, Yevhen Rehulian said:

Hello, Guys 

could you advise other stock where good conditions for contributors?

I would be thank you for your help

have a nice day>

For me, Adobe stock and istock working better (they are working just better, not like a money making machine) than others. I won't let SS to enjoy their greedy revolution even if there is no alternatives. BTW, I'm happy with my own website.

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So I ask Shutterstock at least 4 times about if I get my current money (did not reach $35) if I delete my account. I keep getting the answer that I can opt out or deactivate, but Shutterstock is simply not answering my question. So I just ask again and wrote "Contributor Id: 1131374
Do I get the current amount paid out (did not reach $35yet) if I delete my account? I'm not talking about opting out or deactivating. My questions is specifically for deleting the account."   

It could not be more clear. I got from the same guy the exact same answer (see below.  Seems like they really do not want to answer this question.

Aren't they legally required to answer since we have a user agreement? .  

 

Here the response.

We think this should answer your question. If you still need help, let us know and we'll connect you with an expert.

paul W.
Paul W.
SHUTTERSTOCK EXPERT

Hi I'm Paul and have been submitting to Shutterstock for around 8 years. I have submitted stock of various types including model released and editorial. Hopefully I can be of help.

Please note that beside completely removing your account, you also have the option to make your contents unavailable for downloading, you can find the details here:

How do I deactivate/delete my contributor account?

https://www.shutterstock.com/contributorsupport/articles/en_US/kbat02/000006645?q=close+account&l=en_US&fs=Search&pn=1

Please read this article and if you want to delete pease email Privacy@shutterstock.com
I hope this helps.

Please note that it can take up to 90 days for the account to be fully updated.

Please let me know if you have further questions.

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Shutterstock you destroy your Brand.🚯
You ignoring authors, but this is your core value. The authors' loyalty is valuable, not your stock value 📉

Think about it 🧠 Jon

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Shutterstock, вы уничтожаете ваш Бренд.🚯
Ваша основная ценность, это лояльность авторов.
А не эти ваши акции.

Думайте об этом 🧠 Джон

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If you want to get your money before reaching 35$ limit then you can deactive the accout according to this instruction:

https://www.shutterstock.com/contributorsupport/articles/en_US/kbat02/How-do-I-deactivatedelete-my-contributor-account?l=en_US

"Deactivating your account removes your content from online display -- We will pay any outstanding earnings above $1, but you will need to contact us in advance to process this payment."

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As an amateur who has portfolios in 7 other agencies, I apply the following actions :

Everytime an image is sold for 0.10 cents in Shutterstock, I delete it from Shutterstock.

This way I maximize potential income since my average in Istockphoto is 0.35 cents, 0.42 in Dreamstime and 2.50 in Pond5.  (Although I sell rarely with this ecclectical portfolio mixed with entry level pro DSLR, amateur DSLR, smartphone and illustration images, which is definitely not surprising). Since a long  time I was thinking that probably Shutterstock makes you addicted because it gives you so small but so often. It is like bad eating habit. I'd rather have a full meal at proper times, and stay mentally healthy. 

Everytime an image is sold in another agency, I delete it from Shutterstock. So again, I know that the image can be sold elsewhere, and protect the value which is above RPD in Shutterstock. Before the new payment structure, my RPD in shutterstock was about 0.36, like Istockphoto. Now it is 0.15. 

As an example Pond5 sold only 1 image, which is equivalent to 27 sales in Shutterstock. 200 sales in shutterstock equals to only 3 sales in Alamy. 

Of course if I was a professional with thousands of images here, I would think differently. So, everybody has to find his/her own solution (or in other words, ways to escape from this sinking ship). Good luck to all those hardworking artists! I have worked in a place where I was "devalued" and ignored, and the only solution was to quit and go somewhere else which is capable of employing you among your talent. 

 

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1 hour ago, baypinar said:

As an amateur who has portfolios in 7 other agencies, I apply the following actions :

Everytime an image is sold for 0.10 cents in Shutterstock, I delete it from Shutterstock.

This way I maximize potential income since my average in Istockphoto is 0.35 cents, 0.42 in Dreamstime and 2.50 in Pond5.  (Although I sell rarely with this ecclectical portfolio mixed with entry level pro DSLR, amateur DSLR, smartphone and illustration images, which is definitely not surprising). Since a long  time I was thinking that probably Shutterstock makes you addicted because it gives you so small but so often. It is like bad eating habit. I'd rather have a full meal at proper times, and stay mentally healthy. 

Everytime an image is sold in another agency, I delete it from Shutterstock. So again, I know that the image can be sold elsewhere, and protect the value which is above RPD in Shutterstock. Before the new payment structure, my RPD in shutterstock was about 0.36, like Istockphoto. Now it is 0.15. 

As an example Pond5 sold only 1 image, which is equivalent to 27 sales in Shutterstock. 200 sales in shutterstock equals to only 3 sales in Alamy. 

Of course if I was a professional with thousands of images here, I would think differently. So, everybody has to find his/her own solution (or in other words, ways to escape from this sinking ship). Good luck to all those hardworking artists! I have worked in a place where I was "devalued" and ignored, and the only solution was to quit and go somewhere else which is capable of employing you among your talent. 

 

Thats a very interesting way of putting things into perspective - Thanks for your view of this disaster - very interesting!

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