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« Reply #50 on: August 31, 2018, 00:54 »
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Normal is the day before the IPO. 2012.Sorry, But I hope AS takes over the top spot. I have respect for them and I feel they care about us.....Last 3 Months their beating SS by about 22%

Hi Lauren!

SS= BIG internal problems!


« Reply #51 on: August 31, 2018, 06:02 »
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Have been on SS for about six months.  Slow start then sales increased exponentially.  Best week ever with multiple sales most days then absolutely nothing for a week.

« Reply #52 on: August 31, 2018, 06:03 »
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I'd argue "multiple sales a day" is probably such a small number on SS as to be statistically insignificant.
Unless its 10s of sales a day or more i dont think you can extract any data from the noise.

steheap

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« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2018, 08:47 »
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The good news is that they turned off the cap on my account this month!

Steve

« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2018, 09:05 »
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The good news is that they turned off the cap on my account this month!

Steve
Not so much caps as pointy witches hats :o

« Reply #55 on: August 31, 2018, 09:23 »
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Looks like an average "day of week" thing with lowest on Saturday (the global weekend), not a lot sunday and back to work Monday peak.



Thats my DL per day of week for 2018.

« Reply #56 on: September 06, 2018, 13:42 »
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No!  Shutterstock has been falling for a long long time.  At first it was working harder just to not have a decline.  Then working even harder to have it not decline as fast.  I make less than half as much as I did 5 years ago but have a portfolio twice the size.

It's a losing game.

steho

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« Reply #57 on: September 08, 2018, 17:43 »
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No, about 1/3 to 1/2 of the income since last year...very bad.
Happy that more people have recon the problems...I said it a year ago but just been taunted...here we are now...very unsaticfing.


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« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2018, 03:24 »
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Yep turned the cap off early yesterday morning and replaced it with a hat! one of these Sherlock-Holmes hats, tailormade from Saville-Row!  I'm very pleased about that!

« Reply #59 on: September 13, 2018, 15:36 »
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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.

Pre 2012 was all good for everyone. Many Huge  days.

« Reply #60 on: September 13, 2018, 15:38 »
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No!  Shutterstock has been falling for a long long time.  At first it was working harder just to not have a decline.  Then working even harder to have it not decline as fast.  I make less than half as much as I did 5 years ago but have a portfolio twice the size.

It's a losing game.
Correct mark. But...were you here before the IPO. the next day us old timers felt a shudder

« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2018, 07:29 »
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Still very, very low for me. About 30% of last year.

« Reply #62 on: September 19, 2018, 15:07 »
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Crap. Utter crap. Crappy site taking on millions of unscreened snaps of poor quality. Shambles. Controlled, capped sales. Rubbish.

« Reply #63 on: September 19, 2018, 20:11 »
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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!

Best Post in a long time. Im selling stuff I haven't seen in Like forever.

« Reply #64 on: September 19, 2018, 21:39 »
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seems like its not a good month SS for me :(

« Reply #65 on: September 20, 2018, 01:09 »
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Crap. Utter crap. Crappy site taking on millions of unscreened snaps of poor quality. Shambles. Controlled, capped sales. Rubbish.

I agree! utter rubbish! question is if its worthwhile hanging on at SS, RM/RF agencies are very reluctant in taking on RF-ports that once have been with SS, even if its new content as RF and thats of course since SS is the micro leader ( or supposed to be anyway).

I dont know??... Micro-stock is far from my main photography income but still, future is bleak since as you say they just accept any old rubbish into the agency, there just isnt any stop there is it? just piling it in by the thousands every single day.

« Reply #66 on: September 20, 2018, 03:04 »
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RIP to microstock photography I say reluctantly. The millennials expect everything free on a plate.


« Reply #67 on: September 20, 2018, 07:28 »
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RIP to microstock photography I say reluctantly. The millennials expect everything free on a plate.

Yeah and add to that this new Admin at SS is made up of bean-counters and cretins! haha! fat chance! ::)

« Reply #68 on: September 20, 2018, 09:03 »
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I've already sold more photos on the SS in every aspect, subscrition, on demand and single $ other. What has saved me are video sales.
So I can say, that for me, everything is ok after all.
But it is clear that the quality of the portfolio in general has fallen a lot on the site and the competition is great.
I think, currently what I get is already good. The trend is to worsen sales gradually.
Making big investments, whether in photography or videos, to expose your portfolio on the microstock today can be very frustrating for some.

« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2018, 13:34 »
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It just gets worse and worse and worse every week.

« Reply #70 on: September 21, 2018, 16:23 »
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It just gets worse and worse and worse every week.

You better be careful being too doom and gloom otherwise you'll get the SS Barry wannabe clique ripping the sh-it out of you  ::)

« Reply #71 on: September 21, 2018, 16:46 »
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Subs, subs and only subs.....

Same here. Might as well be called Subberstock!

Hmmm I smell doom and gloom; perhaps you should work harder or smarter....  ;D

or perhaps harsmarter.... ::)

« Reply #72 on: September 22, 2018, 08:35 »
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Terrible month for my videos!! Worst than I could ever expect... Very depressing  :-[

« Reply #73 on: September 23, 2018, 03:42 »
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Very good month

« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2018, 09:36 »
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Down 60% this month


 

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