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11 hours ago, baypinar said:

I see many people  still don't understand or recognize that most of the 0.10 cent royalties come from images given for free. So, deleting such images makes sense, because the customers like them but they receive it for free through shutterstock. I am sure other agencies do similar things, but most of them don't give ridiculous 0.10 cents, or at least their RPD is higher. 

Thanks for pointing this out. I'm deleting another free image today.

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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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Moved on, we tested July to see what happened but we sold a whopping 38dls in video after dedicating a couple of years into the port... previous months we were doing standard 200 o 300 dls, that is fairly ok but 38 is just unsustainable... opted out... 

We want the Hasselblad DJI Mavic 2 for better aerial and video quality but at this pace we would need 42 months to buy one... so how do they expect for us to produce better quality, maybe they think we are millionaires like them hehe.

 

So, hello blackbox and adobestock :)

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Are you kidding me? I had brain surgery 6 months ago, then all of the craziness of COVID-19 and for the first time in my life I wasn't checking my earnings. I saw that they were low, but that's about it. I just noticed that I'm getting 10¢ per download instead of 36¢.

I was confused and figured it was a mistake until I saw this announcement. What a joke.

That's a 72% pay cut. 

I have told everyone I know how great Shutterstock is. To contribute. To subscribe. To be a part of this company. I've been a contributor for 14 years and this is the thanks I get?

Awful, horrible, terrible. And complete bullshit. 

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35 minutes ago, Whiteaster said:

Congratulations. What were you expecting?

By the time some people here will move their port elsewhere, all agencies will do the same thing.

Or they won't. Not if the reaction from contributors here is strong enough. You have removed your content I see. i will do the same at the end of the year as everyone should. 

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38 minutes ago, Tony ALS said:

Or they won't. Not if the reaction from contributors here is strong enough. You have removed your content I see. i will do the same at the end of the year as everyone should. 

There must be some mistake, I haven't removed my content, I just stopped uploading until a week ago (or so).

For me all other agencies earn much less than SS, so I don't see why would I remove my port. I don't care how much SS earns on me, the same as I don't care how much the supermarket earns on me increasing the producers' prices 10-20 times in this corona era. All I care about is how much goes in my pocket and somehow I got lucky in these last two months. I realize that it is a lottery though.

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32 minutes ago, Whiteaster said:

There must be some mistake, I haven't removed my content, I just stopped uploading until a week ago (or so).

For me all other agencies earn much less than SS, so I don't see why would I remove my port. I don't care how much SS earns on me, the same as I don't care how much the supermarket earns on me increasing the producers' prices 10-20 times in this corona era. All I care about is how much goes in my pocket and somehow I got lucky in these last two months. I realize that it is a lottery though.

Apologies, I can see your images are still on sale. I too stopped uploading in July. I get nothing but $0.10 per image here now.

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3 hours ago, Ints Vikmanis said:

I am afraid that by end of year other agencies will follow SS example and will start paying us 0.10 or less…

Other agencies will see that SS image count is still growing. So they will understand that contributors agree and are happy with 0.10

i i think this is what the future is. there is too much stock images in this world. i just hope micro stock agency will compete on quality than price.

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