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2 hours ago, Daniel Eskridge said:

Is anyone else getting a huge number of 10 cent sales today?   I normally only have 20-30 downloads a day.  It's only 11am and I'm already approaching 200, but they are all 10 cent (at level 5) sales from India.

Congrats. Your work is amazingly beautiful. Some buyer has the same opinion and he doesn't want to loose the opportunity.

About the sales, I got just 1 x 10 cent today and nothing else, very unusual in the middle of the week.

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2 hours ago, Daniel Eskridge said:

Is anyone else getting a huge number of 10 cent sales today?   I normally only have 20-30 downloads a day.  It's only 11am and I'm already approaching 200, but they are all 10 cent (at level 5) sales from India.

Coming soon to a flea market near you (or somewhere in SE Asia).................

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5 hours ago, Daniel Eskridge said:

Is anyone else getting a huge number of 10 cent sales today?   I normally only have 20-30 downloads a day.  It's only 11am and I'm already approaching 200, but they are all 10 cent (at level 5) sales from India.

Since June 1 I am basically mostly getting $0.10 DL's and ALL but 2 are from Asia and most of them are from India. Seems like the rest of the world is closed due to ...... (fill in your own reason : Covid-19, Economy, The f*cking algorithm, etc). I even tried an experiment (the see if disabling and enabling sales would have any effect on my port) last Friday I disabled sales completely and enabled them again on Sunday (everything was at 0) yesterday sales started coming in again and once again only from Asia, so as far as I am concerned it's the F*cking algorithm.

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Hello fellow contributors,

My motivation has completely dropped. How about yours? It has not been a bad month when it comes to the sales. I have been seeing prices going all over the place from $0,10  to $0.13, $0.45, $0.48, $0,50, $0.58, $2,71. I am not sure the new tier system is bad. I have had less sales compared to the previous months but am earning more. It is just so demotivating to see photo's being sold and only earn $0,10 cents. 

Also I don't get why they stopped with the lifetime earnings and are resetting everybody to the first tier at the beginning of every new year. Why don't they look how somebody has been performing in the 12 months prior and based on that decide in what tier they belong. 

Also uploading is a pain at the moment. Anybody else experiencing any troubles when it comes to uploading? Good quality photo's are being turned down for absolutely ridiculous reasons. I have been uploading photo's 4 - 5 times before being approved. Did something change with SS? It is kind of suspicious that the issues with uploading started after I commented on the new tier system here in de forum. 🤔 🧐 . Since then all photo's I tried to upload were rejected. 

I really enjoyed creating before and uploading to ShutterStock. Sales were improving every time. But this last month or so has totally taken my motivation away and caused some good frustration and anger.

Not sure what to do. 

 

 

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On 6/2/2020 at 3:42 AM, vextor studio said:

This is what they say

" help to create fair opportunities for all our contributors, and reward performance with greater earnings potential."

and this is what they do

 0.1 ,  0.12   and 0.14   from 0.38 

 

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SS must either be incredibly bad at sums or have no common sense what so ever.. Is there an authority in the USA (SS is an US company) that you can report SS to for unfair trading practices. If they are losing money on subs then they are spending too much on something else. BUT in no circumstances should they bite the hand that feeds them ie. us contributors. Wake up shutterstack AND DO THE RIGHT THING NOW!. 

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Ten cents per photo in 2020..?... They are really committing an attack on your dignity as a human being ... this will only prove how much your self-esteem is worth. If you don't close your account, you really don't respect yourself ...

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Guys, I still have not found any clear explanation from SS to why this new pricing policy has been implemented. Have you? I mean, it`s really upsetting and would not change much, but I guess at least we deserve to know the motive.

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