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According to recent earnings call transcripts, Shutterstock has been making contents acquisitions.  That probably mean they keep 100% of sales from those contents they own.  More they own their own contents, less dependent on our contents to make their business.  That may be their strategy.  Keep buying contents from contributors and keep 100% of future sales for themselves to keep the cost of sales low.

"The quarterly increase in cash of $45 million includes $65 million of operating cash flows, offset by $6 million of CapEx and content acquisitions"

https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcripts/2021/02/11/shutterstock-inc-sstk-q4-2020-earnings-call-transc/?source=eptyholnk0000202&utm_source=yahoo-host&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=article

 

https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcripts/2020/10/27/shutterstock-inc-sstk-q3-2020-earnings-call-transc/?source=eptyholnk0000202&utm_source=yahoo-host&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=article

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I think this is Shutterstock's tactics, to buy contents from contributors and keep 100% of sales.  I think you'll definitely make way more money in the long run if you keep your contents to yourself than selling to others.  It's important to keep your contents to build your portfolio as well.

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Today I received a request to upload images.
I don't understand why at all. There are – even without me – masses of new images uploaded.  Did anyone else get this?


"Let's see what you are working on ...
Do you have any news?
Are you working on something interesting right now? We'd love to see your latest content. Upload your latest work so our customers around the world can see it and you can earn money from it."

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1 hour ago, Wilm Ihlenfeld said:

Today I received a request to upload images.
I don't understand why at all. There are – even without me – masses of new images uploaded.  Did anyone else get this?


"Let's see what you are working on ...
Do you have any news?
Are you working on something interesting right now? We'd love to see your latest content. Upload your latest work so our customers around the world can see it and you can earn money from it."

Yet they keep rejecting so many of our submission.

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On 2/14/2021 at 8:15 PM, blvdone said:

According to recent earnings call transcripts, Shutterstock has been making contents acquisitions.  That probably mean they keep 100% of sales from those contents they own.  More they own their own contents, less dependent on our contents to make their business.  That may be their strategy.  Keep buying contents from contributors and keep 100% of future sales for themselves to keep the cost of sales low.

"The quarterly increase in cash of $45 million includes $65 million of operating cash flows, offset by $6 million of CapEx and content acquisitions"

https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcripts/2021/02/11/shutterstock-inc-sstk-q4-2020-earnings-call-transc/?source=eptyholnk0000202&utm_source=yahoo-host&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=article

 

https://www.fool.com/earnings/call-transcripts/2020/10/27/shutterstock-inc-sstk-q3-2020-earnings-call-transc/?source=eptyholnk0000202&utm_source=yahoo-host&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=article

Its model ingests a brand's visual identity and content strategy, which enables it to create relevant content on demand. Like Shutterstock, Flashstock has a global network of contributors and an innovative technology solution that has streamlined the content creation process.

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