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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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I've had my account disabled since after the first week in June. Just got a subscription sale for $1.80. My images are still disabled. Go figure....

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They have the right for 90 days after you disable.  If you don't want the images sold you need to delete them.  If you or anyone else has no plans to go back to SS then delete your images.

 

 

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On 8/3/2020 at 7:10 AM, Tony ALS said:

I don't expect anything to improve either. New contributors might believe $0.10 is normal. As has been said here before, a race to the bottom.

The answer is simple .... delete your images.

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5 hours ago, RoJo Images said:

The answer is simple .... delete your images.

As previously explained, that's what I'm doing but only each time one sells. 

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10 minutes ago, Tony ALS said:

Just had my first sale elsewhere for 15 x $0.10.🙄

Congratulations. What were you expecting?

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

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33 minutes ago, Ints Vikmanis said:

Do you mean other site than SS? Which one?

Yes, not on SS. This was with Alamy.

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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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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

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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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16 minutes ago, Whiteaster said:

That is surprising, I didn't know they have such commissions too.

And that is towards the smallest paid. Average is much higher.

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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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It is really not fair. I raised a few levels but still EARN 10 cents. 

I still don't believe it and hope they compromise  somehow to us. FOR ALL THE HARD WORK

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54 minutes ago, Trinet Uzun said:

It is really not fair. I raised a few levels but still EARN 10 cents. 

I still don't believe it and hope they compromise  somehow to us. FOR ALL THE HARD WORK

No matter what is your level. 10c are majority for all levels. This levels are pure bullsh..t. 

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10 hours ago, Piotr Krzeslak said:

No matter what is your level. 10c are majority for all levels. This levels are pure bullsh..t. 

What an image port you have! Splendid! I've noticed you are video specialized too. Very, very nice. Wish you best with your work.

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1 hour ago, Primus1 said:

What an image port you have! Splendid! I've noticed you are video specialized too. Very, very nice. Wish you best with your work.

Yes, I agree!

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