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« on: June 13, 2020, 07:42 »
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I will not boycot SS.

We are hitting a global economic crisis, worse than the Great Depression.

I accept, that the value of my images may drop to 10 cents.

Right now my earnings did not change. I am level 5.


« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2020, 07:53 »
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I will not boycot SS.

We are hitting a global economic crisis, worse than the Great Depression.

I accept, that the value of my images may drop to 10 cents.

Right now my earnings did not change. I am level 5.
Fair enough!

Especially because it's difficult to see alternatives to Shutterstock, at the moment.

Just to know, will the CEO and the shareholders also make their share of sacrifices or are you alone in this?

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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2020, 07:58 »
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Josephine, you are an absolute troll and only EVER show up to sling stones and stir things up.

It is sad, and I am sorry you feel the need.

Shelma1

« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2020, 08:04 »
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Gosh..."Josephine" is back to troll? No kidding.  ::)

« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2020, 08:05 »
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I will not boycot SS.

We are hitting a global economic crisis, worse than the Great Depression.

I accept, that the value of my images may drop to 10 cents.

Right now my earnings did not change. I am level 5.

You dont have earnings, you dont have images you are not at any level.

Point.

« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2020, 08:19 »
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I will not boycot SS.

We are hitting a global economic crisis, worse than the Great Depression.

I accept, that the value of my images may drop to 10 cents.

Right now my earnings did not change. I am level 5.

Good for you
Glad that 2 weeks into the changes, your earnings have not changed

And thank you for starting this thread - very thought provoking. Maybe things will turn around for the rest of 98% of us who have experienced a huge drop off.
Probably just an anomaly.

fritz

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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2020, 08:40 »
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I will not boycot SS.

We are hitting a global economic crisis, worse than the Great Depression.

I accept, that the value of my images may drop to 10 cents.

Right now my earnings did not change. I am level 5.

Can we see your port on SS?

« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2020, 08:52 »
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If you do not boycott Shutterstock on Monday, your portfolio will be worthless in 6 to 12 months. If we as a community don't stand together strongly with this action, all of the other agencies will be forced to follow Shutterstock down the drain within days.

If you want to continue making money at stock in any real capacity, disable your portfolio on Monday and join the global movement on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/261369748434285

« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2020, 09:19 »
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LOL!

Josephine without portfolio link, claims to be level 5 and has the same money as before...

When in fact even level 6 shooters are reporting a drop in sales...

Why does whoever sends the trolls in, think anyone will fall for such nonsense??

The management is still hiding in their bunker and is incommunicado...but...out come the trolls....

Is there nobody left in that company that can explain to HQ how that internet thing works?

Mir

« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2020, 09:20 »
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Have a look at her previous posts, no point in loosing your time replying to her.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2020, 09:39 by Mir »

« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2020, 11:10 »
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I will not boycot SS.

We are hitting a global economic crisis, worse than the Great Depression.

If so, then Shutterstock should move out of the expensive Empire State Building offices - many may be working from home anyway

If so, then Shutterstock should not be paying a 17 per share dividend to shareholders this month. They boast they have cash to pay this.

If so, then former financial analyst and current CEO Stan Pavlovsky could cut his $4+ million salary. Jon Oringer could do the same

If so, then Shutterstock might not hire some of the highly paid employees they're advertising for.

If so, then the volume of sales might decline, but not the royalty share that goes to contributors.

Your argument just doesn't hold water if you look at the reality of what's going on.

I'm glad your income is unchanged. Let's talk again January 1, 2021

whtvr

« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2020, 11:52 »
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« Last Edit: June 13, 2020, 12:19 by whtvr »

« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2020, 11:56 »
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I've no intension of boycotting Shutterstock by suspending or deleting my portfolio. For one thing, I'm at a higher RPD in June 2020 than in June 2019 or June 2018.

I think there has been a fixation on $0.10 downloads. So far this month I've received an average of $0.44 per sale.

I upload to seven agencies and agree with the view expressed in this video https://youtu.be/XWlNVgC7xuE about exclusive accounts and diversity.

Shelma1

« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2020, 12:00 »
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I've no intension of boycotting Shutterstock by suspending or deleting my portfolio. For one thing, I'm at a higher RPD in June 2020 than in June 2019 or June 2018.

I think there has been a fixation on $0.10 downloads. So far this month I've received an average of $0.44 per sale.

I upload to seven agencies and agree with the view expressed in this video https://youtu.be/XWlNVgC7xuE about exclusive accounts and diversity.

Another anonymous person with a miraculous RPD...quelle surprise.

« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2020, 12:16 »
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I am doing illustrations only. I found my nitch with conceptual vector based illustrations with main emphasis on education, medicine, politics, social issues like injustice, poverty and environmental conflicts like global warming, pollution and so on.
When I check the internet, I find that I have a specific group of regular customers.
Shutterstock enables me to live an independent and self-sufficient life. It makes me absolutely happy when I see my images traveling around the globe.

Mir

« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2020, 12:20 »
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I've no intension of boycotting Shutterstock by suspending or deleting my portfolio. For one thing, I'm at a higher RPD in June 2020 than in June 2019 or June 2018.

I think there has been a fixation on $0.10 downloads. So far this month I've received an average of $0.44 per sale.

I upload to seven agencies and agree with the view expressed in this video https://youtu.be/XWlNVgC7xuE about exclusive accounts and diversity.

Another anonymous person with a miraculous RPD...quelle surprise.

Well, the author of this video has to sell her courses.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2020, 12:24 by Mir »

Shelma1

« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2020, 12:32 »
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I've no intension of boycotting Shutterstock by suspending or deleting my portfolio. For one thing, I'm at a higher RPD in June 2020 than in June 2019 or June 2018.

I think there has been a fixation on $0.10 downloads. So far this month I've received an average of $0.44 per sale.

I upload to seven agencies and agree with the view expressed in this video https://youtu.be/XWlNVgC7xuE about exclusive accounts and diversity.

Another anonymous person with a miraculous RPD...quelle surprise.

Well, the author of this video has to sell her courses.

I see Macrovector is still there...they were/are #1.


« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2020, 12:40 »
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Josephine, tu me fais perdre la tte !
(Louis XVI)

« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2020, 13:32 »
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I think it's possible to make more rather than less revenue from the new Shutterstock earnings structure.

It depends on the quantity of your image sales and what the portion is between subscription and on-demand/single & other.

James Wheeler posted a video about his calculations based on the new earnings structure https://youtu.be/UJT1RqMGHkY



« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2020, 13:52 »
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I think it's possible to make more rather than less revenue from the new Shutterstock earnings structure.

It depends on the quantity of your image sales and what the portion is between subscription and on-demand/single & other.

James Wheeler posted a video about his calculations based on the new earnings structure https://youtu.be/UJT1RqMGHkY
Its possible I will win the lottery tonight and its a double rollover!!! Its not very likely but it doesn't mean a vanishingly small proportion wont achieve it. I don't think even SS are hiding the fact that overall the changes are designed to reduce overall payouts.

« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2020, 14:14 »
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What is far more likely is that all the other agencies follow suit, reducing the overall value and spend on stock globally to the point where it's no longer commercially sustainable. Right now the only thing protecting you and your portfolio of images from that happening are a bunch of other contributors brave enough to take a stand.

Shelma1

« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2020, 14:26 »
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I think it's possible to make more rather than less revenue from the new Shutterstock earnings structure.

It depends on the quantity of your image sales and what the portion is between subscription and on-demand/single & other.

James Wheeler posted a video about his calculations based on the new earnings structure https://youtu.be/UJT1RqMGHkY

Any more videos youd like to share? Its almost as if you came fully armed to this thread.

« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2020, 14:31 »
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Some of us are not so deeply pessimistic https://youtu.be/Jpup7dEnD-8

« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2020, 14:38 »
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...So far this month I've received an average of $0.44 per sale.


That's a pretty bad average unless you are a new contributor. My portfolio is disabled as of June 1, but for good years my average was 90+ cents per download and bad ones about 75 cents. So 44 cents would be a huge cut.

« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2020, 14:44 »
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I will not boycot SS.

We are hitting a global economic crisis, worse than the Great Depression.

I accept, that the value of my images may drop to 10 cents.

Right now my earnings did not change. I am level 5.

Maybe your work is worth $0.10 but real illustrators and real photographers work is worth more. I'm sure buyers don't pay subscriptions to get content that it's not worth more than $0.10. When real illustrators and photographers leave SS so will the costumers.


 

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