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Don't know how the new structure is working out for all of you, but for me the jury is in. In the month since the change, the site that was most competitive with SS, "earnings-wise", has outstripped my Shutterstock earnings 10:1. Shutterstock has now dropped to my bottom three income/month sites. I'll still contribute to my SS account, but I'm tempted to go "exclusive" elsewhere. Only problem is, these other sites may follow the SS example. So here we are, powerless.

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44 minutes ago, Thomas Morris said:

Don't know how the new structure is working out for all of you, but for me the jury is in. In the month since the change, the site that was most competitive with SS, "earnings-wise", has outstripped my Shutterstock earnings 10:1. Shutterstock has now dropped to my bottom three income/month sites. I'll still contribute to my SS account, but I'm tempted to go "exclusive" elsewhere. Only problem is, these other sites may follow the SS example. So here we are, powerless.

You have little control over what other agencies do, but you have control over what you do. To me, you analyze the results. What isn't working goes away and finding something that does work gets added. I owned about 50 shares of Shutterstock stock, but I sold it. It wasn't earning money. I reinvested those dollars in a different stock that makes more money. Front end or back end, Shutterstock isn't looking like an earner for anyone right now.

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2 hours ago, Thomas Morris said:

Don't know how the new structure is working out for all of you, but for me the jury is in. In the month since the change, the site that was most competitive with SS, "earnings-wise", has outstripped my Shutterstock earnings 10:1. Shutterstock has now dropped to my bottom three income/month sites. I'll still contribute to my SS account, but I'm tempted to go "exclusive" elsewhere. Only problem is, these other sites may follow the SS example. So here we are, powerless.

Check out the Stock Contributor Coalition if you feel powerless.

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2 minutes ago, Thyrymn2 said:

June 2020 earns are 38% of June 2019.

but you have made more sales right? as I made 11 video sales 2020 june worth 3.74 $ and I have made 2 video sales April 2020 worth 151.52$. 

so yeh , sales go up, earning go waaaaaaay down  

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La empresa no genera contenidos el problema es nuestro.

Ellos siguen cobrando lo mismo y pagando a los accionistas  ¿Donde esta el problema ?

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I was waiting to get paid and get my account settled before doing anything and as this has now been completed I have deactivated my account.
10c an image is an insult to both me and my work, so No more insults and if I never sell another image in my life, I will never sell an image again for 10c, I have far more pride in myself and my work to accept that. 
My sales numbers for June were exactly the same as May, but my earnings are down nearly 70% which is disgraceful, so as Douglas Adams once fittingly said, So long and thanks for the fish! 

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I was told, although i'm in level 3 now, but i will "sometimes" still get $0.10 per download if the user is a very large subscription user (750 images per month or 9000 per year)

But "most of my time" i will still get more revenue than before.

Hey... all my downloads are mostly $0.10..

Do you mean all users are large subscription user..?

Please tell me how to maintain my motivation...

 

 

 

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