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« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2019, 14:23 »
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It is an absolute nightmare. They were so promising as an actually innovative new idea. Then they got into bed with Getty and sales are absolutely going through the floor. Really depressed about this one.

It really is sad.  Just a year ago, I made $450 there.  This month, looks to be around $40.  Such a good idea too.

is it dilution or something else? my sales, tanked too you know,


« Reply #51 on: July 06, 2019, 23:17 »
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It is an absolute nightmare. They were so promising as an actually innovative new idea. Then they got into bed with Getty and sales are absolutely going through the floor. Really depressed about this one.

It really is sad.  Just a year ago, I made $450 there.  This month, looks to be around $40.  Such a good idea too.

is it dilution or something else? my sales, tanked too you know,
Both I think, they dont really need submitters any more, they now have access to the Chinese arm of Getty and have purchased 2 "free image" stock sites .... (that I know of)
They used Stock image makers to get their design platform going and now no longer need us. I dont expect anything great from them now. Their focus is on the design platform and they change the rules for submitters without ever letting us know anything about it!

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #52 on: July 07, 2019, 13:30 »
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Pulling my port from there once I reach the first payout...

« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2019, 04:21 »
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My sales dropped very dramatically as well. Canva went from hero to zero very quickly, it had became my top site by earning, but I knew it was not solid because the majority of my sales came from just a handful of pictures.
At the beginning of the year and until beginning of May, I was averaging at least 50 downloads per day, in June it was less than 5 per day.
From my stats, I noticed the drop started on May 3.

So I decided to contact Canva support and I got this reply:

"Thank you for reaching out to us.

Yes, we're aware of the decline in contributor sales and it's something we're looking to improve.

The decline will be as a result of the Getty partnership as well as a free images experiment that we ran (now finished). Both of these are efforts to keep users happy (content to fulfill all search queries and free images, respectively) however we've become aware that there is a major downside which is a decline in contributor sales.

We value the ongoing contribution our generous contributors make to Canva, and so as I said we really want to remedy this asap."

« Reply #54 on: July 08, 2019, 14:43 »
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...Both of these are efforts to keep users happy ...however we've become aware that there is a major downside which is a decline in contributor sales...

What planet do you live on that it didn't occur to them the Getty partnership and offering collections of free images would impact the sales of those who uploaded to Canva?

Really??

I'd take any soothing words about how they want to improve things with a truck load of salt. They're either not serious or so inept as to be incapable of implementing any remedy.

It's such a shame that a company with an honestly innovative approach - as opposed to all the Shutterstock wannabes with no marketing plans - turned out to be such a waste of space from a contributor point of view.

PZF

« Reply #55 on: July 11, 2019, 01:39 »
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I have single uses mainly $1, some 90c and a few $1.40 - for which I got paid 35c each. Then I have (had!!!) multi use ones $10, I got $3.50. Nothing else....

If I were you, I would write to them and ask. They do at least have a fairly responsive support team....

I wrote to them. Apparently these numbers relate to local currencies, equivalent to the $1 so we still get 35c. For info.

« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2019, 21:34 »
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At least the fact that they withhold Aussie taxes is irrelevant now considering there is virtually no income for contributors now. Their contributor relations are abysmal. Every time I have contacted them promises were made and never followed through on.

Stefan Dahl

  • Formerly known as Uber Images

« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2019, 03:34 »
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Anyone up for a collective "Delete account" then?

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2019, 05:48 »
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Anyone up for a collective "Delete account" then?

I've requested to delete my port.

« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2019, 18:19 »
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You can close your accounts, but you cannot delete your images and they will sell after you are gone.

EO

« Reply #60 on: July 12, 2019, 19:56 »
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Anyone up for a collective "Delete account" then?

Not me

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #61 on: July 12, 2019, 21:10 »
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You can close your accounts, but you cannot delete your images and they will sell after you are gone.

Yeah, no doubt they'll appear on Pixaturd and Turdsplash

« Reply #62 on: July 15, 2019, 21:25 »
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It is an absolute nightmare. They were so promising as an actually innovative new idea. Then they got into bed with Getty and sales are absolutely going through the floor. Really depressed about this one.

It really is sad.  Just a year ago, I made $450 there.  This month, looks to be around $40.  Such a good idea too.

Yep, looks like Canva has completely screwed us.

« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2019, 04:54 »
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...Both of these are efforts to keep users happy ...however we've become aware that there is a major downside which is a decline in contributor sales...

What planet do you live on that it didn't occur to them the Getty partnership and offering collections of free images would impact the sales of those who uploaded to Canva?

Really??

I'd take any soothing words about how they want to improve things with a truck load of salt. They're either not serious or so inept as to be incapable of implementing any remedy.

It's such a shame that a company with an honestly innovative approach - as opposed to all the Shutterstock wannabes with no marketing plans - turned out to be such a waste of space from a contributor point of view.

Agree 100%. Honestly gutted to see them turn into just another Getty partner/ distributor when there was actually some innovation there and an opportunity to disrupt the market.

« Reply #64 on: July 16, 2019, 08:35 »
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Annoying but not unexpected.  Unless contributors own a majority share in one of these sites, this will keep happening.

ShadySue

« Reply #65 on: July 21, 2019, 18:53 »
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Since Canva started, I just can't get any real info about how it works without signing into the site.
Now I find my iS pics are there and I still can't get info.
They sell individual images for $10 or unlimited images for $12.95 per month? (is that right?)
Any clues? Thanks.

« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2019, 12:24 »
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« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2019, 14:34 »
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They reject almost everything from me, and now the ftp upload is not working.... wait, i dont care  ;D


 

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