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Yes great for the stock holders , not so great for the contributors, making less now than when I started 13 years ago on Shutter Stock , always thought we would get rewarded for the money we brought in for this company, instead they give us a demotion now every year at the beginning of the year, a real incentive to keep uploading (not). now I just give them what they pay for. It use to be fun and profitable on SS, not any more. At least they can get tons of new contributors at no extra cost to them until they figure out they can't make any real money unless they spend all there time doing this full time and even then if you average it out your lucky if you make close to minimum wage. So 90% or more quit before they upload 100 photos,  I used to get a Christmas card from John and management team at SS, I think that stoped about 10 years ago but it was nice it seemed like they appreciated the contributors and now you can't even get a hold of anyone if your having any problems. Hate to be so negative but that's just how I feel now about SS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This month i'm on track to earn roughly the same as i did in 2012.

 

But in 2012 i had 300 images and 0 video.  This time i have roughly 16,000 images and 2000 video.

The rest combined, importantly, by the price cuts and offers (which they DIDNT mention...) have turned SS into an istock clone almost overnight.

 

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1 hour ago, Former_Poster said:

This month i'm on track to earn roughly the same as i did in 2012.

 

But in 2012 i had 300 images and 0 video.  This time i have roughly 16,000 images and 2000 video.

The rest combined, importantly, by the price cuts and offers (which they DIDNT mention...) have turned SS into an istock clone almost overnight.

 

The new CEO should be fired today.

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Steve C.

I agree with everything you said.  I worked for a large corporation for nearly 34 years and saw this kind of thing repeated over and over.  With each change in CEO (they don't last very long) they attempt to correct the errors of the past making different administrative errors instead, until they too are fired when the company and the stock price begin to tank.  The company moves on to the next ego maniac that thinks he knows it all and the process starts all over again.

All decisions are made based upon the bottom line with no concern for integrity or doing what is right.  Character is never a priority when hiring "the leader".  As long as the stock price is up and profits are increasing the CEO is "Golden", the "End justifies the Means".  Decisions are made based upon short term results because the CEO knows his tenure won't be long.  He gets as much as he can while he can and everyone else be Dammed. 

Welcome to today's corporate world. 

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34 minutes ago, Steve Bower said:

Steve C.

I agree with everything you said.  I worked for a large corporation for nearly 34 years and saw this kind of thing repeated over and over.  With each change in CEO (they don't last very long) they attempt to correct the errors of the past making different administrative errors instead, until they too are fired when the company and the stock price begin to tank.  The company moves on to the next ego maniac that thinks he knows it all and the process starts all over again.

All decisions are made based upon the bottom line with no concern for integrity or doing what is right.  Character is never a priority when hiring "the leader".  As long as the stock price is up and profits are increasing the CEO is "Golden", the "End justifies the Means".  Decisions are made based upon short term results because the CEO knows his tenure won't be long.  He gets as much as he can while he can and everyone else be Dammed. 

Welcome to today's corporate world. 

So true, Steve!

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22 hours ago, Steve Bower said:

Steve C.

I agree with everything you said.  I worked for a large corporation for nearly 34 years and saw this kind of thing repeated over and over.  With each change in CEO (they don't last very long) they attempt to correct the errors of the past making different administrative errors instead, until they too are fired when the company and the stock price begin to tank.  The company moves on to the next ego maniac that thinks he knows it all and the process starts all over again.

All decisions are made based upon the bottom line with no concern for integrity or doing what is right.  Character is never a priority when hiring "the leader".  As long as the stock price is up and profits are increasing the CEO is "Golden", the "End justifies the Means".  Decisions are made based upon short term results because the CEO knows his tenure won't be long.  He gets as much as he can while he can and everyone else be Dammed. 

Welcome to today's corporate world. 

Well described and perfectly accurate from my personal experiences. Numbers over any ethics or integrity. "Two year plan"

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So what's the plan what's the best plan to do here do we bail is there some other place we can go just wondering long-time user just coming back because I saw all my sales dropped immediately after the new correction

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On 1/21/2021 at 3:06 PM, blvdone said:

The new CEO should be fired today.

'Fraid not. Quite the opposite in fact. He will be rewarded with million$ in options packages which he negotiated on appointment which just happens to be at the end of the Q1 2020....which means that 12 months later (April 1st 2021) when the massive profits accruing from screwing us in the first 3 months of the year will become visible on the balance sheet.

Apri1 ..........the joke's on us!😢

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2 hours ago, Blue Corner Studio said:

great indeed. for the company. these 10 cents rolling in (knowing that 98% of the price goes to SS) is just killing me. there is a low, but this is the low of the low of the low! disgusting, unspeakable, total slavery. we must be crazy to be still here. O.K. I stop now : ). sorry.

This is us Shutterstock contributors now.

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28 minutes ago, Blue Corner Studio said:

great indeed. for the company. these 10 cents rolling in (knowing that 98% of the price goes to SS) is just killing me. there is a low, but this is the low of the low of the low! disgusting, unspeakable, total slavery. we must be crazy to be still here. O.K. I stop now : ). sorry.

Shutterstock executives with stock options.

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Blue Corner Studio said:

7 downloads today, 70 cents! wow, wow, wow! I am excited, thrilled, ecstatic.... : ). opening a new bank account in fact! don't want to put all my eggs in one basket : ).

Two subs 0,53 and 0,10 = 0,63  In March I think in Level 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!  💲  💲  🤓

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On 1/25/2021 at 3:33 PM, Ackab Photography said:

You are mistaken. The 10 cents you get at level 4 are more valuable than the 10 cents you get at level 1. It's not "the same 10 cents" as you seem to imply.

You are mistaken:  I have math proof. 😉

“Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;

All mimsy were the borogoves,

And the mome raths outgrabe.”

You see now this clearly explains in verse,  how the level 1 dime is worth more than the level 4 dime, because on level 1 each dime is 1/100th of the way to the next level, which is level 2 of course. After that it takes more level 2 dimes, worth 1/150th of a level up, to reach level 3. And even more level 3 dimes, at 1/250th to reach level 4!

Or for those who don't read the classics, how about a musical version? 2-3-4-1 (South Pacific)

There is nothing like a dime. Nothing in the world.

There is nothing you can glyme, that is anything like a dime.

I will admit at the base of all of this is a simple reality however. All dimes are only worth a dime.

A Dime, is a Dime, is A dime.

They all spend the same, whether old or new. Roosevelt led the country through the great depression, which has now been passed on to us in a new form of double depression. Roosevelt also started the March of Dimes charity. But Shutterstock is not a charity.

🤪

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10 hours ago, HodagMedia said:

All dimes are only worth a dime.

Not true. Try this: go to McDonald's with your camera in plain sight (concealed carry of your weapon won't work). When it's your turn, casually drop to the cashier that you are a level 4 photographer at SS. First off, see how the attitude toward you will change and he/se will start to call you "sir" or "madam", instead of the "hey you" he treated you with when he thought you were a miserable level 1. Then, he will replace that hamburger you ordered with a BigMac, at the very same price. See, he now knows that this dollar you are paying with is made of 10 level 4 cents, instead of 10 level 1 cents.

Here's the amazing part: you go home, take a picture of the BigMac and upload it here. As you may be aware, pictures of BigMacs are worth way more than pictures of hamburgers. More specifically, while a picture of an hamburger will earn you a miserable 10 cents, a picture of a BigMac will earn you a wooping 10 cents!

With the big money earned, you can you go back to McDonald's and start this virtuous cycle again. You will become rich very quickly, guaranteed. And you also get to enjoy McDonald's food every day, which is short of amazing.

So this clearly disproves your very superficial statement (shame on you) that a dime is a dime, don't you think?

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11 hours ago, Ackab Photography said:

Not true. Try this: go to McDonald's with your camera in plain sight (concealed carry of your weapon won't work). When it's your turn, casually drop to the cashier that you are a level 4 photographer at SS. First off, see how the attitude toward you will change and he/se will start to call you "sir" or "madam", instead of the "hey you" he treated you with when he thought you were a miserable level 1. Then, he will replace that hamburger you ordered with a BigMac, at the very same price. See, he now knows that this dollar you are paying with is made of 10 level 4 cents, instead of 10 level 1 cents.

Here's the amazing part: you go home, take a picture of the BigMac and upload it here. As you may be aware, pictures of BigMacs are worth way more than pictures of hamburgers. More specifically, while a picture of an hamburger will earn you a miserable 10 cents, a picture of a BigMac will earn you a wooping 10 cents!

With the big money earned, you can you go back to McDonald's and start this virtuous cycle again. You will become rich very quickly, guaranteed. And you also get to enjoy McDonald's food every day, which is short of amazing.

So this clearly disproves your very superficial statement (shame on you) that a dime is a dime, don't you think?

Maybe both are true, but you're right. I need to brag about being a level 4 if I ever get to that level again? I'm sure people all over will want to get to know me and be my friend. Next there will be a favorite Level 4 Groupie site started for us?

Triple cheeseburger with cheese, lettuce, onion, pickles, Sesame seed bun, french fries. Side view, isolated on white

Secret food porn shot. Double cheeseburger and single, made into a triple, with a side of McDonald's fries. I don't want that extra layer of bread. 😁

Haven't been to or through a Macca's in months. But I was treated like a King last week when I got a Whopper Jr. with cheese?

 

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