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« on: April 29, 2018, 14:40 »
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In the last week i got 2 video sales (clip pack) for $1.50 each. Anyone got this or knows what is going on?


« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 16:26 »
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In the last week i got 2 video sales (clip pack) for $1.50 each. Anyone got this or knows what is going on?

I've had 4 in the last 10 days. Not amused and I've a case with SS as they've been told I'm removing all footage if no opt-out appears or, confirmation the client only gets the smallest of small sizes. They've asked me to stop deleting files and wait as they deal with the matter.

Basically, it's a new package for clients buying high volume of content but with strict limitations. My concerns are that a) They can't enforce the limitations and b) the client receives full resolution and we just have to trust them.

I strongly suggest you make your voice heard, on the forum and in writing via email.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2018, 16:32 by HalfFull »

« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 17:58 »
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Not happy just sent e-mail!!

RAW

« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 22:25 »
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What are the 'limitations' ?

« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 00:00 »
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What are the 'limitations' ?

They havent said.... theyve been all words no substance. Im waiting on a reply from them again. Ive had a few emails with them so far. It seems like the right time to kick up a fuss before it becomes a regular package!!!

« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 02:29 »
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If thats how they want to play it then best not to upload any video to them at all.

« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 02:45 »
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Send Jon your thoughts about the $1.50 Footage sales to his Tweet - https://twitter.com/jonoringer/status/946157483831148545 Asking for ideas about customer / contributor functionality.... i.e. No more $1.50 and Opt outs would be a good start :-)

« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2018, 11:57 »
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Today I got one for 1.5 $. What can I do?

« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2018, 14:27 »
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Spend the money.

spacedrone808

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« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2018, 03:47 »
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If thats how they want to play it then best not to upload any video to them at all.

Predicting that in a couple of years footage will bring to contributor same about of money as photos for now.

« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2018, 14:44 »
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back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.

every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).


RAW

« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2018, 09:00 »
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Just got a $1.99
I sent an email protesting no opt outs - no response as yet.
I see they are even offering a further Coupon Discount at checkout! ! !

What to do? Shutterstock is an earner for me but THIS SUCKS

« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2018, 09:56 »
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back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.

every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).
You make complete sense. It's time for 95% of us to move onwards and upwards to better things outside of the stock game. I blame the contributors who can't help themselves by posting about their sales and success, thereby encouraging the competition that will force many of them out.

« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2018, 03:34 »
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2 videos sold for 1,50$ only this month. Last month I had 1 more... Feels terrible!!! :-X

« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2018, 06:50 »
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back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.

every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).
You make complete sense. It's time for 95% of us to move onwards and upwards to better things outside of the stock game. I blame the contributors who can't help themselves by posting about their sales and success, thereby encouraging the competition that will force many of them out.
I blame any contributor other than me that submits.

« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2018, 07:11 »
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back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.

every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).
You make complete sense. It's time for 95% of us to move onwards and upwards to better things outside of the stock game. I blame the contributors who can't help themselves by posting about their sales and success, thereby encouraging the competition that will force many of them out.

So... are you saying that we shouldn't let anybody know when we're satisfied by our results?

Well, too bad for you, but I think there is definitely still room for more people, if you manage your business properly. When I calculate the revenue generated per hour of work, it's still something definitely profitable, even if less than other works from my clients.

So, yes, news like this 1.50 sales are preoccupying, but there's no reason to blame people who are satisfied of their results.

« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2018, 07:34 »
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Its not really about blame but the writing was on the wall as soon as people realised that what started as a way of gifted amateurs to make a few $$ could be turned to a money making enterprise on an industrial scale. Naive "newbies" submitting a few mediocre images isn't the real "issue".


« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2018, 13:19 »
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I was shocked today with clip sale for 1.5$ !!!
Should I send complain to SS  or what?
Also there is no footage with this low price at SS website!

« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2018, 15:50 »
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It 'shameful, I too a video at $ 1.50 !!!! >:( >:( >:( >:(

« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2018, 16:01 »
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back in the 90s there was no internet

appples and pears

« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2018, 23:39 »
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back in the 1990's, a video cost about $250 or more. photos cost $100.

the prices dropped, and they will continue to do so. now you can get videos for $5 and photos for 50 cents or less.


every time a new photo or video is uploaded, leading to an increase in supply, the end result will be a decrease in pricing unless there is a matching increase in demand.

prices will fluctuate upwards if a company drops SD/NTSC, HD, etc, but that is only going to happen once per company, it could be in the distant future. if a company suddenly decides to dorp all of its HD content, the overall price in the market for videos will go up. but a company can only do this once.

it is like yuri says. if you don't like falling prices, you shouldn't be in the business (his words not mine).

I started selling stock and sold my first Pic in 1968. our commission was $400. Thats about $2600 in todays money.It was a cover for Arizona Highways.And yes, I've been around the Block and.....In Most of the Alleys.

« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2018, 04:03 »
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there was no digital photography and there was no internet, stop comparing apples with pears

smoking was considered cool once and a pack of cigarettes cost 25 cent, nowadays it cost 6-8 dollars

times are changing

« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2018, 05:00 »
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I received an answer from shutterstock:

Thank you for contacting Shutterstock Contributor Care.


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 hope this information helps, if you have any more questions, please feel free to reply back to this email and we will be happy to assist you!

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team

namussi

« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2018, 01:45 »
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I received an answer from shutterstock:

Thank you for contacting Shutterstock Contributor Care.


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 hope this information helps, if you have any more questions, please feel free to reply back to this email and we will be happy to assist you!

Thanks,
Gauri
Shutterstock Contributor Care Team

So that's possibly extra income. Good news.

« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2018, 02:00 »
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Soon they'll be paying us with Exposure.


 

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