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« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2017, 07:53 »
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Well, here we are in August and my downloads are still completely horrible. I'm talking single dollars a day with almost 5,000 assets.  Yesterday: $7. Nothing for me is recovering, so whatever they did to the search seems to be permanent.  Third straight month of significant loss with SS.


Bad Company

« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2017, 08:35 »
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Well, here we are in August and my downloads are still completely horrible. I'm talking single dollars a day with almost 5,000 assets.  Yesterday: $7. Nothing for me is recovering, so whatever they did to the search seems to be permanent.  Third straight month of significant loss with SS.

The majority (including myself) of can relate to this  :-\


Brasilnut

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« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2017, 10:16 »
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Well, here we are in August and my downloads are still completely horrible. I'm talking single dollars a day with almost 5,000 assets.  Yesterday: $7. Nothing for me is recovering, so whatever they did to the search seems to be permanent.  Third straight month of significant loss with SS.

Yeah, I can relate. I had a great May / June and horrible July with August improving slightly. Anyway, as Steve Heap has commented lately on his blog:

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Whereas in the past you could have argued that your portfolio would continue to earn money year after year, and new images would add to that income, the new normal now seems to be that you work each year to add new images just to keep your income about the same. For the effort involved, it is still nice money especially if you like photographing things and places but the business model does seem to have changed along the way.

I can see soon when it will new material so you will only earn a little bit less each month!

I'm looking for opportunities elsewhere in Midstock and fine art, also learning footage, including getting a new drone soon.

« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2017, 10:40 »
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Stop whine  :D

i ve no sells since few years, BUT i was only on fotolia/istock with irregular upload. Now i m working seriously on this problem. But ZERO view since 4 days on fotolia :O, this is matching with the end of the forum?

Bad Company

« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2017, 10:51 »
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Well, here we are in August and my downloads are still completely horrible. I'm talking single dollars a day with almost 5,000 assets.  Yesterday: $7. Nothing for me is recovering, so whatever they did to the search seems to be permanent.  Third straight month of significant loss with SS.

Yeah, I can relate. I had a great May / June and horrible July with August improving slightly. Anyway, as Steve Heap has commented lately on his blog:

Quote
Whereas in the past you could have argued that your portfolio would continue to earn money year after year, and new images would add to that income, the new normal now seems to be that you work each year to add new images just to keep your income about the same. For the effort involved, it is still nice money especially if you like photographing things and places but the business model does seem to have changed along the way.

I can see soon when it will new material so you will only earn a little bit less each month!

I'm looking for opportunities elsewhere in Midstock and fine art, also learning footage, including getting a new drone soon.

Good luck with the Drone! Too many restrictions in the U.S. to even bother with them now. All Federal parks off-limit and most State and City parks off limits.

Brasilnut

  • Author of the Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2017, 11:12 »
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Good luck with the Drone! Too many restrictions in the U.S. to even bother with them now. All Federal parks off-limit and most State and City parks off limits.

I wanna take it up to Lake Como and some vistas on the mountains  8)


« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2017, 11:45 »
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SS: the total number of images sold is great, the number of "on demands" zero. Many "single and others", but only in cents. Did they wipe out the "on demands"?

As Founder and CEO Jon Oringer said, "We continued to make solid operational progress in the second quarter. We've built better technology, reorganized our talent, improved pricing and packaging and have acquired or launched assets that we believe will define the future of this business.

If you take a look at the improved pricing and packaging you will find that Jon Oringer has shafted you good and proper.  In British pounds On Demand 5 images for 29, Subscription 10 images for 29, or On demand 25 images for 139, Subscription 350 for 119, which do you think the buyers are going to go for? 

Bad Company

« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2017, 12:05 »
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SS: the total number of images sold is great, the number of "on demands" zero. Many "single and others", but only in cents. Did they wipe out the "on demands"?

As Founder and CEO Jon Oringer said, "We continued to make solid operational progress in the second quarter. We've built better technology, reorganized our talent, improved pricing and packaging and have acquired or launched assets that we believe will define the future of this business.

If you take a look at the improved pricing and packaging you will find that Jon Oringer has shafted you good and proper.  In British pounds On Demand 5 images for 29, Subscription 10 images for 29, or On demand 25 images for 139, Subscription 350 for 119, which do you think the buyers are going to go for?

It's pure business. We can either accept their pricing model or remove our personal images. There really isn't a lot of options for Micro-stock contributors.

« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2017, 12:52 »
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Good luck with the Drone! Too many restrictions in the U.S. to even bother with them now. All Federal parks off-limit and most State and City parks off limits.

I wanna take it up to Lake Como and some vistas on the mountains  8)

So you will make a lot of money spying George!

« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2017, 13:12 »
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SS: the total number of images sold is great, the number of "on demands" zero. Many "single and others", but only in cents. Did they wipe out the "on demands"?

As Founder and CEO Jon Oringer said, "We continued to make solid operational progress in the second quarter. We've built better technology, reorganized our talent, improved pricing and packaging and have acquired or launched assets that we believe will define the future of this business.
If you take a look at the improved pricing and packaging you will find that Jon Oringer has shafted you good and proper.  In British pounds On Demand 5 images for 29, Subscription 10 images for 29, or On demand 25 images for 139, Subscription 350 for 119, which do you think the buyers are going to go for?

It's pure business. We can either accept their pricing model or remove our personal images. There really isn't a lot of options for Micro-stock contributors.

Yes obvious, but true, but then again you can only make those limited decisions if you have the information at hand and as Shutterstock had not informed Josephine that they were shafting her I felt obliged out of the goodness of my heart to let her know.

« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2017, 14:45 »
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@obj owl million thanks for your info!

Noedelhap

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« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2017, 16:30 »
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I have just got a lot of sales on Shutterstock in few minutes (10 times more than usual) 10 minutes ago.
I am not very happy when I have not a lot of sales, but when they are so much more than usual I always suspect that somebody is buying them to built on his own portfolio

Same here, lots of sales today. Big spike compared to normal days. Haven't had a 0 sales day this month though.

« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2017, 19:23 »
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Well, here we are in August and my downloads are still completely horrible. I'm talking single dollars a day with almost 5,000 assets.  Yesterday: $7. Nothing for me is recovering, so whatever they did to the search seems to be permanent.  Third straight month of significant loss with SS.

Yeah, I can relate. I had a great May / June and horrible July with August improving slightly. Anyway, as Steve Heap has commented lately on his blog:

Quote
Whereas in the past you could have argued that your portfolio would continue to earn money year after year, and new images would add to that income, the new normal now seems to be that you work each year to add new images just to keep your income about the same. For the effort involved, it is still nice money especially if you like photographing things and places but the business model does seem to have changed along the way.

I can see soon when it will new material so you will only earn a little bit less each month!

I'm looking for opportunities elsewhere in Midstock and fine art, also learning footage, including getting a new drone soon.

Good luck with the Drone! Too many restrictions in the U.S. to even bother with them now. All Federal parks off-limit and most State and City parks off limits.

Yep. Its why I just gave my practice drone away.  I was learning how to use it until all these restrictions. Just not worth the investment to me.

« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2017, 21:47 »
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Well, here we are in August and my downloads are still completely horrible. I'm talking single dollars a day with almost 5,000 assets.  Yesterday: $7. Nothing for me is recovering, so whatever they did to the search seems to be permanent.  Third straight month of significant loss with SS.

Yeah, I can relate. I had a great May / June and horrible July with August improving slightly. Anyway, as Steve Heap has commented lately on his blog:

Quote
Whereas in the past you could have argued that your portfolio would continue to earn money year after year, and new images would add to that income, the new normal now seems to be that you work each year to add new images just to keep your income about the same. For the effort involved, it is still nice money especially if you like photographing things and places but the business model does seem to have changed along the way.

I can see soon when it will new material so you will only earn a little bit less each month!

I'm looking for opportunities elsewhere in Midstock and fine art, also learning footage, including getting a new drone soon.

Good luck with the Drone! Too many restrictions in the U.S. to even bother with them now. All Federal parks off-limit and most State and City parks off limits.

Yep. Its why I just gave my practice drone away.  I was learning how to use it until all these restrictions. Just not worth the investment to me.
Meanwhile there are countries like india where it's straight up illegal to fly a drone

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Brasilnut

  • Author of the Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2017, 03:39 »
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Meanwhile there are countries like india where it's straight up illegal to fly a drone

They also have 1 billion population.

I'm looking at taking it to some remote parts of Brazil where there's few people and stunning landscapes. Worst case scenario just bribe a cop (50 reais or $25 is the usual price these days)!

« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2017, 06:45 »
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Did the download problem arrived again?
I was getting downloads which suddenly stopped 4-5 hrs back.

« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2017, 06:50 »
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YES!!!


« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2017, 12:34 »
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I've been stuck on the same sum since 9 this morning and I thought Oh boy this is the new SS all over not surprised!  then comes Alamy from nowhere with a $ 294 sale saving the day!  pugh!!

I spoke to an x-employee of SS late last night I've known him long before SS came on the scene used to work in the old film-agencies and he did not give a pretty picture and I'm actually surprised we are earning any money at all. :-\

« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2017, 14:51 »
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I've been stuck on the same sum since 9 this morning and I thought Oh boy this is the new SS all over not surprised!  then comes Alamy from nowhere with a $ 294 sale saving the day!  pugh!!

I spoke to an x-employee of SS late last night I've known him long before SS came on the scene used to work in the old film-agencies and he did not give a pretty picture and I'm actually surprised we are earning any money at all. :-\

Care to elaborate?

Bad Company

« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2017, 15:33 »
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I've been stuck on the same sum since 9 this morning and I thought Oh boy this is the new SS all over not surprised!  then comes Alamy from nowhere with a $ 294 sale saving the day!  pugh!!

I spoke to an x-employee of SS late last night I've known him long before SS came on the scene used to work in the old film-agencies and he did not give a pretty picture and I'm actually surprised we are earning any money at all. :-\

And Enstoker stated this as well- seems to be a lot of inside info coming to us...


"Important insider news from an insider in inside of SS:
Sells will start on August 29th.
And it will be GREAT month!
FOR SURE BME !
As I already mentioned, VERY important news!"
« Last Edit: August 10, 2017, 15:45 by Bad Company »

angelawaye

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« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2017, 20:42 »
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Can I hold you to the August 29th date? (please say yes...)

« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2017, 02:00 »
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I've been stuck on the same sum since 9 this morning and I thought Oh boy this is the new SS all over not surprised!  then comes Alamy from nowhere with a $ 294 sale saving the day!  pugh!!

I spoke to an x-employee of SS late last night I've known him long before SS came on the scene used to work in the old film-agencies and he did not give a pretty picture and I'm actually surprised we are earning any money at all. :-\

And Enstoker stated this as well- seems to be a lot of inside info coming to us...


"Important insider news from an insider in inside of SS:
Sells will start on August 29th.
And it will be GREAT month!
FOR SURE BME !
As I already mentioned, VERY important news!"
"seems" being the key word


 

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