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« on: September 30, 2017, 11:32 »
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This is the first time ever that I won't make the $35.00 min Payout for this month of September--2017.  I am sadden. 


« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 11:43 »
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Everyones income has been slashed, slashed, slashed.
Microstock is pretty much a waste of time nowadays. Whereas before, contributers could swallow the piddly subscription rates because volume sold was good, now there really is no incentive to put the time and effort in to upload.

« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 12:10 »
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This is the first time ever that I won't make the $35.00 min Payout for this month of September--2017.  I am sadden.
???? Is this a new policy, did I miss something


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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2017, 12:32 »
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This is the first time ever that I won't make the $35.00 min Payout for this month of September--2017.  I am sadden.
???? Is this a new policy, did I miss something


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No, I think it has been Shutterstock's policy to sadden contributors for a good while now.

« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2017, 14:49 »
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This is the first time ever that I won't make the $35.00 min Payout for this month of September--2017.  I am sadden.
???? Is this a new policy, did I miss something


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No, I think it has been Shutterstock's policy to sadden contributors for a good while now.

Best comment here

« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2017, 15:19 »
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I thought that minimum payout at SS was 100 US$ ...

« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2017, 15:56 »
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I thought that minimum payout at SS was 100 US$ ...

since July 2015 it's been $35 for PayPal
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/76628-anyone-else-get-this-payout-email/

« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2017, 17:24 »
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2017, 21:17 »
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This is the first time ever that I won't make the $35.00 min Payout for this month of September--2017.  I am sadden.
???? Is this a new policy, did I miss something


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No, I think it has been Shutterstock's policy to sadden contributors for a good while now.

Best comment here
YES..... and I just realised I misunderstood and thought that SS upped the minimum payout... LOL

I AGREE microstock is getting worse by the day


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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2017, 23:59 »
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My earnings are down 60%, but I have stopped submitting anything substantial for a while now. There is just no motivation. But not submitting doesnt help my earnings either.

« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2017, 03:26 »
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My earnings are down 60%, but I have stopped submitting anything substantial for a while now. There is just no motivation. But not submitting doesnt help my earnings either.

I continue to submit, and the new images don't sell a lot.
But my hold images sell better than before

So, is the solution to sell more old images to upload new ones?

(And one day my new images will become old maybe)

Brasilnut

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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2017, 03:30 »
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This is the first time ever that I won't make the $35.00 min Payout for this month of September--2017.  I am sadden.

Ever? On your first few months you started uploading and they started selling right away (>$35/50)? 

« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2017, 17:29 »
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lol. Consider yourself lucky then. Shutter for me didn't even bring in a penny.

« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2017, 17:45 »
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DallasP--Is this the first month this has happened?

« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2017, 18:27 »
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I did not exceed $ 100 three months ago in SS. What will happen?
Is there a lot of images?
Are there more photographers working in this business?
Buyers no longer buy photos?
There are more banks of images in the market?
Is the business dying or changing?
I do not say anything ... but I wonder !!!
Last year I sold twice as many pictures on the same date.
Regards.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 18:36 by solucionfotografica »

« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2017, 20:15 »
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This is the first time ever that I won't make the $35.00 min Payout for this month of September--2017.  I am sadden.

Ever? On your first few months you started uploading and they started selling right away (>$35/50)?

You are right, it's a bit confusing for me!

« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2017, 21:59 »
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 If you did not reach even 35$ payout at ss, regarding all the problems related with microstock industry, most probably your portfolio is ether too old, too small, or low/poor quality, or combination of any of these.


« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2017, 09:25 »
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If you did not reach even 35$ payout at ss, regarding all the problems related with microstock industry, most probably your portfolio is ether too old, too small, or low/poor quality, or combination of any of these.

Oscar has almost 6000 files and can't make $35 minimum? I have under 3000 and make $75 a month on SS. There are probably others with less that make more than me. Not to point at Oscar but all the people who ask how many photos to make $ a month. It's not how many it's how good are they for the market.

Time to look at ourself not blame the agency when we don't have the sales we want. Times changed and competition has become larger. Our images need to have a message, not just some friend leaning on a tree or close up smiling.


 

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