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« on: May 04, 2018, 00:28 »
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Sorry if the topic title sounds a bit drastic. I haven't submitted videos to SS for quite a while but it sounds like things are starting to get a bit miserable there from a video shooter's perspective. It looks like there's been an increase in the dreaded $1.50 video sales. Some people are reporting that they're only getting $1.50 video sales these days and no more 'big' sales. I hope this isn't the new norm.


« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018, 00:44 »
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I didn't get any such sales... yet

derek

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2018, 00:54 »
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Yes!  5 months back I pulled all the videos and put them into an RF agency!

« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 01:45 »
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Deactivated all footage last night after yet another $1.50 sale. They are supposed to be getting back to me and asked me to stop deleting files but as they couldn't be arsed to keeping me updated after a week, I deactivated my footage files from within account settings. I'll only reactivate them once they come back with answers and options to the issues I've raised. I've had half a dozen of these sales in the last week. It would take over 200 of these per month to match previous months sales

Seriously, I'd strongly advise to deactivate to give them the message it isn't acceptable and, this way it gives you an easy way to restore your files should they listen.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2018, 01:48 by HalfFull »

derek

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 02:36 »
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Youre absolutely right! SS and Adobe havent got a clue of how to sell footage! Adobe is even worse! I wouldnt bother with any of them as regards to video total waste of time.

« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 13:07 »
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It looks like they are doing deals that will likely keep the small sales coming:
https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/contributor-footage-value-expanding-marketplace

« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 15:24 »
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I have never had any sales below $16 at SS and actually a good deal of very high priced ones (even today).
Very, very happy with them

« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2018, 11:37 »
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I have never had any sales below $16 at SS and actually a good deal of very high priced ones (even today).
Very, very happy with them

Ok.... The $1.50 sales are real https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/93927-150-video-sale/?page=3

And as this is an experimental scheme at the moment so you may not see many yourself now but if they go unchallenged, you will no doubt be wishing you voiced you discontent at the time when we could do something about it. Just saying!

I for one make quite a few hundred a month from video alone (individual sales of over $120) and would like to continue to do so.... these schemes if not managed right could bring an end to those days. They say the clients can't download and only play clips of the footage..... yet, on the website it tells their clients they can and provides instructions on how to do so! Cheap full Rez downloads and no way of knowing how many copies are being made / distributed.

RAW

« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2018, 12:20 »
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They are "Representing our interests by expanding the footage marketplace"
https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/contributor-footage-value-expanding-marketplace

We're screwed.

« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2018, 13:02 »
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They are "Representing our interests by expanding the footage marketplace"
https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/contributor-footage-value-expanding-marketplace

We're screwed.

Maybe thats the new way of saying, we have some exciting news 😂

« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2018, 13:44 »
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Unfortunately, I had one last month.

Hope not.

« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2018, 15:04 »
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I had about 15 last months lets stop this


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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2018, 02:08 »
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Got one such sale last month, made me angry as the clip sold is very valuable and one of the most important ones in my portfolio. If such sales continue then I will have to pull my portfolio as well, even though I have not even uploaded all of it on SS yet anyways.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2018, 02:23 by AnimatedStockFootage »

« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2018, 02:28 »
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we wrote to SS and this is what they replied:

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Over the past few years, video has become an increasingly powerful tool for online advertising. To meet this growing demand, we are offering footage clips to select online platforms for limited use at special rates.

While at times you may see that your earnings-per-clip is lower, these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

We got a single sale a few days ago with $1.50 for a clip.

« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2018, 02:42 »
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we wrote to SS and this is what they replied:

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Over the past few years, video has become an increasingly powerful tool for online advertising. To meet this growing demand, we are offering footage clips to select online platforms for limited use at special rates.

While at times you may see that your earnings-per-clip is lower, these clips are for web or mobile application only. They can only be streamed; downloading and broadcast usage isn't permitted. This restriction has been designed to protect your earnings and give you an extra chance to make money.

We got a single sale a few days ago with $1.50 for a clip.

Ignore that "Can't be downloaded" bit....  See the two quotes from SS blog and Wix user guide for Shutterstock Footage!

Shutterstock Says

For instance, users of these platforms do not have the ability to download these files or use them for any other platform or in any other place, and often only leverage a few seconds of a clip for a mobile optimized experience.


They Say

Where can I use a Shutterstock video?
Once you buy a Shutterstock video, you can use it on any site in the same Wix account. You can also download the video and use it on another Wix site or Wix account. The video is not sent to you via email or a download file. If you would like to download the video to your computer, click here.

« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2018, 07:31 »
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Youre absolutely right! SS and Adobe havent got a clue of how to sell footage! Adobe is even worse! I wouldnt bother with any of them as regards to video total waste of time.

Hi there Derek,

I would love to hear why Adobe is worse.  What are we doing that has you turned off to Adobe Stock?

Regards,
Dennis Radeke
Content Development Manager - Adobe Stock

« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2018, 08:23 »
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Youre absolutely right! SS and Adobe havent got a clue of how to sell footage! Adobe is even worse! I wouldnt bother with any of them as regards to video total waste of time.

Hi there Derek,

I would love to hear why Adobe is worse.  What are we doing that has you turned off to Adobe Stock?

Regards,
Dennis Radeke
Content Development Manager - Adobe Stock

Derek like so many other contributors on this forum know how to run a site better than SS,IS,GI and AS combined and are so sure of themselves they need to come here to express it. I doubt Derek will answer you as he is so busy consulting other agencies how to do it right and/or starting the next new big agency that will show the well established ones how to do it right.

Dennis, I am surprised you even tried to understand this cud.

RAW

« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2018, 10:16 »
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It's just Double Speak and lies. Shame on them.

It is only when we honestly describe the world that we can begin to change it.

RAW

« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2018, 12:46 »
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I wander if Dissolve (always matching lowest prices) are going to lower their prices to $1.50 per clip?

« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2018, 21:51 »
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Just got another  $1.50 license. This really sucks!  :-\   seen 2 or three of these recently.

« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2018, 14:28 »
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in the last 2 days I sold 5 files at 1.50$ this is crazy we need to put a stop to this madness we will all be bankrupt soon and they dont care


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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2018, 05:44 »
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I just had my first $1.5.
Well, you are right, this is frankly a bit stupid, I am very surprised about SS doing this

Tyson Anderson

  • www.openrangestudios.com
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2018, 23:59 »
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We get low and high priced sales.  Marketing and the internet are very complex with each sale being used for something completely different than the last.  I guess to me $1.50 sales really don't matter when they're made up by $180 sales.  If I'm gonna spend my time doing this to make money, then that has to be the overall goal... making money!  Not getting caught up in small stat details.  iStock and Shutterstock are both getting lower and lower on some video sales but each month are making more and more money.  So why care?  I'm having my best month ever at Shutterstock and it's the 23rd.  Should I deactivate my portfolio because of a couple $1.50 sales last week?

« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2018, 20:51 »
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Yup.  I pulled out all my video clips from SS too.  I hope my competitors will do the same.

« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2018, 07:58 »
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Yup.  I pulled out all my video clips from SS too.  I hope my competitors will do the same.
;D


 

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