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This is great news for Pond5 and Adobe!  I have a third of the downloads on Adobe and have made over 3 times what I have made here.  I have been shooting a lot of drone footage the past few months and was getting ready to start uploading it.  I don't think I can make enough here to pay for the gas it took to travel to the sites to shoot.  I won't be uploading anything here and trying to decide if I would be better off to take my work down instead of letting you give it away.  Very disappointed. No respect for the people that created your jobs.

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Posted (edited)

fresh out of the oven. Published less than an hour ago

But do they know, the cut in royalties to contributors? 

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I turned off my portfolio on SS in early June after viewing a few days of the dismal results.
Since then it seems my AS sales have increased a little bit but things at AL are different.
I haven't had any sales on AL since early September. In July I've had 4 sales for a net profit of $131.
That's a little bit better than .10¢ each. Not sure if one has to do with the other but just maybe.

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BTW. If you're greyed out from posting here do the following.

Get to this page.
Disable Javascript.
Reload page.
Post.
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Let's see how long this post remains!!!

BTW. I can't take credit for the work-around.

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It seem strange to have to disable javascrip to send messages...

I have not completely turned off my portfolio but have no more uploaded images..
Sales on SS are decreasing.
Sales on other sites like AS, AL or DT seem to me stable, but it is difficult to establish how much it may depend by Codiv.
Probably some category of pictures may be more penalized respect others.

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Don Landwehrle said BTW. If you're greyed out from posting here do the following.

Get to this page.
Disable Javascript.
Reload page.
Post.
Reenable Javascript.

Let's see how long this post remains!!! WELL DONE THAT MAN> I WAS GREYED OUT>

i am becoming weary of these paltry and insulting 10c earnings per download etc. I have no delusions of grandeur about my portfolio. Is it possible to disable without deleting my images. Is it possible to disable individual images without deleting. I quite simply want to keep my options open. Thanks

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This integration makes it easy and fast to create high-performing ads with millions of fresh images, available for free in Microsoft Advertising.

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Bad news doesn't come alone

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This is very funny..

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1 hour ago, Giambattista Lazazzera said:

From June 1st to today I have exceeded 100 downloads. I should now be at level 2. Why are my photos still getting paid 10 cents?

 

38 minutes ago, Ints Vikmanis said:

You will always get 0.10 $. No matter of your "level"

That is true. No matter of your "level" you will always get 0.10$. Read all this topic carefully. 

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1 hour ago, Ints Vikmanis said:

My friend works in agency with SS 750 subscription (yearly upfront). This month they have used only 23 downloads. So real costs for one download is 6.16 EUR + TAX. Contributor will get only 0.10 USD.

 

 

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I would be very interested to know if the friend's agency has ever used all 750 downloads.

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5 hours ago, Giambattista Lazazzera said:

From June 1st to today I have exceeded 100 downloads. I should now be at level 2. Why are my photos still getting paid 10 cents?

I had a look at your beautiful portfolio. And i have realized with regret that you are selling Italy for only 10c.!  

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Looks to me like friend's sub account has used 27 downloads of 750 possible in one day.....month end is 27th August not July. Maybe they use around 600 of the 750/month which is still a good deal for SS as SS only has to pay out $60 to contributors. In the old system it might have had to pay out 600 X $0.38 = $228.00 which is more than that subscription deal cost even with 150 dls left unused.

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13 hours ago, Giambattista Lazazzera said:

From June 1st to today I have exceeded 100 downloads. I should now be at level 2. Why are my photos still getting paid 10 cents?

there are over 200 pages of people explaining that no matter what your level, the 10c sales will dominate. Did you think it wouldn't apply to you too?

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