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Author Topic: Has Shutterstock returned to normal for you?  (Read 14393 times)

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« on: August 23, 2018, 17:13 »
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The number of downloads has S-L-O-W-L-Y gone back up but the Single & Other and On Demand have been very sluggish.


« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 18:13 »
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Nope. Still down 300 a month from a few months ago against my 800 a month average. 

« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 18:13 »
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Shutter will never be normal again...

« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2018, 18:17 »
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SS was zero for two days for me, which is quite unusual.  However, I then had double the normal daily sales for the next couple days.  Looked to me like there was just a glitch in reporting to us, but once the glitch was resolved, the backlog of sales all got reported at once.

It was just a short and small glitch.  Nothing to get concerned over.  At the end of the month, let alone end of year, I won't even remember a couple days of puzzling silence.

« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 04:27 »
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It's been an absolute disaster for me this month, down more than 50% on any month in the last few years (and down something like 95% on my best-ever months.)

« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2018, 05:01 »
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This month is performing badly.  :(

« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2018, 05:07 »
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I was on the road to having a good month, but from this week sales have fallen from the cliff. Looks like it will be below average.

« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2018, 05:18 »
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It's been an absolute disaster for me this month, down more than 50% on any month in the last few years (and down something like 95% on my best-ever months.)

Just about sums up my month too. Terrible month on SS so far.

« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2018, 06:49 »
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About 30% less than usual... Very strange....

Edit: 70% .......
« Last Edit: August 24, 2018, 07:02 by Sebalos »

« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2018, 07:02 »
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With SS it's hard to tell what normal is anymore.

« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2018, 07:20 »
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Same. Around 40% drop from the usual. August has been the worst month in the last 4 years. If many are experiencing this, then who's to blame?

RAW

« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2018, 08:05 »
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It's been an absolute disaster for me this month, down more than 50% on any month in the last few years (and down something like 95% on my best-ever months.)

Just about sums up my month too. Terrible month on SS so far.

Same here.

It seems to have stabilized at this low turnover. A new Search Algorithm that really sucks.

« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2018, 12:39 »
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Shutter will never be normal again...


Can't help but agree.


One good thing . . . The few that sell are there to remind me what I was shooting 12 years ago!

« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2018, 15:56 »
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I will finish this month at the level I was at in 2011 - down over $1000 a month on the heady days of 2013-16.

I guess the last seven years of hard work and uploading has been a total waste where Shutterstock is concerned.

« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2018, 16:12 »
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The new stable "normal" is roughly what i earned in 2014 with a portfolio 15% of the size.

As others have said, the map is like a nostalgia trip - reminding me of images i took years ago and forgot existed.
I had 2 from my application 10 images sell this week that had never sold before!

« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2018, 19:50 »
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Very slow. 

« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2018, 20:20 »
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About 60% off what it used to be a couple years ago


« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2018, 08:06 »
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The number of downloads has S-L-O-W-L-Y gone back up but the Single & Other and On Demand have been very sluggish.




number of download increase but total earning is little down compared to last year. the big problem is not the download, i'm 30% up compared to last year, the problem i the 0 enhanced, the small sod and on demand compared to last year. sub were always 40% of the total now account for 70%.

« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2018, 08:53 »
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Pretty much identical trend here.
My download numbers are steadily and increasing slowly.  But the RPD is dropping because more and more of them are going to subs and lower prices images.
Looking at my graphs my royalty per dowload has dropped over 50% in the last 2.5 years.

« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2018, 10:33 »
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It's been an absolute disaster for me this month, down more than 50% on any month in the last few years (and down something like 95% on my best-ever months.)

Identical.The fat Lady is singing for the vast majority.

« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2018, 10:43 »
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It's been an absolute disaster for me this month, down more than 50% on any month in the last few years (and down something like 95% on my best-ever months.)

Identical.The fat Lady is singing for the vast majority.

I am currently 50% down ($400 less than normal for scale) and I had my first zero download day (on a Saturday) in 10 + years. This drop is significant and it is month #4 I've been in this range.  Four months ago I dropped from $800 a month to $600 a month. June/July I went from $600 to $500 and this month (August) I will be at $400 unless I get some really big, juicy sales this coming week.  But I have accepted that the industry for many is on life support.  Beer money now and maybe an occasional lens or strobe after a few months of saving.

ShadySue

« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2018, 10:50 »
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So, have the buyers migrated to Adobe or is it 'just' supply outstripping demand, or ... ?

« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2018, 10:51 »
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Adobe is growing for me month on month but is still only about 50% SS income.

That said its been a steady rising trend for a while so is catching up as SS levels off.

« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2018, 11:32 »
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So, have the buyers migrated to Adobe or is it 'just' supply outstripping demand, or ... ?
Looking at the stats that are audited and published there is no evidence I can see that sales overall at SS are falling. So they may be distributed amongst contributors differently. Whether this is "fair" or due to some kind of deliberate tactic will of course be debated continuously.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2018, 11:44 by Pauws99 »

« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2018, 18:38 »
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AS overtook SS a few months ago and the gap is getting larger every month. SS is dead for me and hardly worth uploading anymore. Sad.


 

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