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4 minutes ago, Aaron of L.A. Photography said:

Honestly why aren't all of you uploading to other sites to get more for each download. Double and triple the success. I have my editorials up on getty and Alamy and commercial up on here and  AS. 

Thank you so much for that valuable suggestion. We had no idea there were other microstock sites  we could upload photos to. This is going to change our lives.

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1 minute ago, balajisrinivasan said:

Thank you so much for that valuable suggestion. We had no idea there were other microstock sites  we could upload photos to. This is going to change our lives.

I am just trying to figure out why am I getting spammed some BS about joining the cult movement here to burn down SS and take out the owner. It is really messed up. They are sending me emails which have been sent to the admins. This is seriously getting out of control. Many on here need to turn their energy to other sites then complaining about SS. 

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I have a mix of both - the new highs and the new lows, instead of the constant $ 0.33 for each. Just when the scene looks grim with the lows, some highs come up. 

Still observing this roller coaster ride. Overall this looks fine. I reached my monthly minimum of $35 two days back, same as previous months, which is before 10th of each month.

Regarding emails on quitting SS. No mail received, and even if received, I have no intention of quitting SS.

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On 6/12/2020 at 11:00 AM, Aaron of L.A. Photography said:

I am just trying to figure out why am I getting spammed some BS about joining the cult movement here to burn down SS and take out the owner. It is really messed up. They are sending me emails which have been sent to the admins. This is seriously getting out of control. Many on here need to turn their energy to other sites then complaining about SS. 

many on here have already turned their energy to other sites... 

 

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I'm getting some $.10s but also some $.40s and $.42s.  Overall, my income is exactly the same as before. 

All this negativity from other contributors about the new commission structure might just turn out to be much ado about nothing.

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My sales are all over the place, I disabled for 5 days in protest but have turned it back on for now whilst I build up my portfolio on another site. I did have 4 stock sites with Shutterstock producing the most sales but Adobe Stock paying the best. I now have 6 stock sites with Pond for the videos I have just started creating which won't be submitted here with these rates. I find it hard to believe that what they are doing is even legal.

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14 hours ago, Mike Kuhlman said:

I'm getting some $.10s but also some $.40s and $.42s.  Overall, my income is exactly the same as before. 

All this negativity from other contributors about the new commission structure might just turn out to be much ado about nothing.

 

 

my negativity is about the lack of communication, no clarity from Shutterstock.  Even basic stuff like Currency, Effective date of a sale, Package sold have not been addressed.  They do not care about contributors.

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12 hours ago, Merrillie Redden said:

My sales are all over the place, I disabled for 5 days in protest but have turned it back on for now whilst I build up my portfolio on another site. I did have 4 stock sites with Shutterstock producing the most sales but Adobe Stock paying the best. I now have 6 stock sites with Pond for the videos I have just started creating which won't be submitted here with these rates. I find it hard to believe that what they are doing is even legal.

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How much would these have been without the Change?  

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I'm scaring myself right now.
I've had two sales today.
At $0.15 each.
At first, I was actually excited because it was more than $0.10....
Glad about tiny piddy $0.15.......

Man gets used to even the worst conditions quite quickly. 
Probably has something to do with evolution.
And will prevent the frog from leaving the pot. 

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In 12 days in June, I did more than with the old payment. I was at least 0.33, and sometimes 2.45, and today see the table, I know that on January 1, I would fall back to level 1, but with 2800 images and almost 4 years of existence (the most strong 2019 and 2020) and some changes to my shooting strategy, I could regain 3 levels in a few months.
I'm also on AS, but in 4 years just 9 images ... and $ 2.20 !! but I have been resuming the download for a few days. But frankly wait almost 15 days for acceptance, it's not terrible .... we'll see!

 

  Lieu Gains Date
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Westmont, United States 3,63 $US 13/06/2020
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Toulouse, France 2,84 $US 13/06/2020
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Dijon, France 0,10 $US 12/06/2020
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Paris, France 2,44 $US 12/06/2020
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Berlin, Germany 0,10 $US 10/06/2020
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Paris, France 0,10 $US 10/06/2020
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Paris, France 5,08 $US 10/06/2020
anet-france-may-24-2020-250nw-1742026517
Paris, France 0,10 $US 09/06/2020
anet-france-may-24-2020-250nw-1742026520
Paris, France 0,10 $US 09/06/2020
notre-dame-paris-on-april-250nw-13733374
Hyderabad, India 0,12 $US 09/06/2020
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Kenitra, Morocco 0,15 $US 08/06/2020
maintenon-france-october-13th-2018-250nw
Élancourt, France 0,10 $US 08/06/2020
versailles-france-january-16-2019-250nw-
Altamonte Springs, United States 0,10 $US 06/06/2020
versailles-france-october-13th-2018-250n
Altamonte Springs, United States 0,10 $US 06/06/2020
versailles-france-january-16-2019-250nw-
Altamonte Springs, United States 0,10 $US 05/06/2020
paris-france-july-9th-2018-250nw-1132317
Coulaines, France 0,10 $US 05/06/2020
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Paracuellos De Jarama, Spain 0,10 $US 04/06/2020
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Vantaa, Finland 0,14 $US 04/06/2020
versailles-france-january-16-2019-250nw-
Esztergom, Hungary 0,13 $US 03/06/2020
choisel-france-september-23-2019-250nw-1

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I have 90% sales drop, but, honestly, I don't care anymore. There are agencies which actually sell my images so I'm putting all my effort uploading to them, I have no time to mess with every turd agency which sell 3 10c photos in 15 days 🤮

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My question is: are there individuals here (just starting or have been doing this for a while) who are going to stick with Shutterstock going forward regardless? I want to chat with those people who are going to stick it out for 10 or 20 years (if Shutterstock is still around). Would like to get into specifics. Thanks. 

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11 hours ago, Jason Pfister said:

I want to chat with those people who are going to stick it out for 10 or 20 years

One, pardon the harsh language, very silly wish. 
Whether one will still be with SS in 10 years, one can only say if one knows the conditions in 10 years. 
Since SS massively change the conditions from one week to the next without any announcement, nobody knows what it will be like in 10 years. 
At the moment I am still in the waiting phase myself, haven't uploaded anything since June 1st. 
My plan is actually to do this until January.
However, when I see my bestseller for $0.10 in the sales list, as I did today, it really depresses my mood. 
In this respect I do not rule out that I will leave SS before the end of the year. 

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