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Uncle Pete

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« Reply #75 on: November 04, 2021, 12:27 »
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Shutterstock is the only site delivering, the others are in a comatose.

Then you might want to open an Adobe account and start uploading there?


« Reply #76 on: November 04, 2021, 13:43 »
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We could agree on a brass medal - Deb and Pete. Looks like gold, but costs only a fraction. That would also fit better with the current development in the microstock business - fewer and fewer contributors can afford gold.  ::)

Already years ago I had decided to stop with microstock if the monthly income would drop below 1000 Euro. I did not keep my word. I just let it continue. I have uploaded new images only to AS lately. That's why I have about 1450 images there. At shutterstock I don't feel like it anymore because of the new revenue structure and because the images lose value too fast for me there - they disappear too fast in nirvana.

« Reply #77 on: November 04, 2021, 13:54 »
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BTW November has started so badly that I now also have to fear for the five-figure income - especially with shutterstock. Underground!

« Reply #78 on: November 04, 2021, 21:06 »
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Shutterstock is the only site delivering, the others are in a comatose.

Then you might want to open an Adobe account and start uploading there?

Adobe is one of the 'others' in comatose.  :-\

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #79 on: November 05, 2021, 15:39 »
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Shutterstock is the only site delivering, the others are in a comatose.

Then you might want to open an Adobe account and start uploading there?

Adobe is one of the 'others' in comatose.  :-\

They see you when you're shooting
They know when you upload
They know when you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake
You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I'm telling you why, Microstock is coming to town


Sorry for nothing better, or helpful. The last two places I make anything, on a regular basis, and that's pretty stinky, SS and AS. Everything else is "the next big thing" which is just a song and dance at this point to get people to think there's some great new plan or idea.

The reason I still like Wirestock, isn't the money, but the part where I upload once, with the data I added for SS and AS and forget about them. My top earning site on WS for this month is DT and I made more than I do with my old DT account. WS only has new images and rejects. I can't say anything about why that happened.



Good Luck I hope you find something that changes the downward trend.

« Reply #80 on: November 06, 2021, 02:14 »
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Downward spiral is inevitable... resistance is futile, you will be assimilated !!  8)
« Last Edit: November 06, 2021, 02:25 by Antonino »

« Reply #81 on: November 06, 2021, 10:45 »
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Things are getting worse every day and it is very hard for newcomers especially to make a living exclusively from microstock.  It was different years ago, most of us are struggling right now. me, personally, I saved a lot during these years and invested in stock market, so I hit FI (financial independence) just around when things turned ugly. I now have a comfort of getting along with much lower paychecks from microstock.

« Reply #82 on: November 07, 2021, 03:40 »
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Downward spiral is inevitable... resistance is futile, you will be assimilated !!  8)

Downward trenz, adobe style...


« Reply #83 on: November 07, 2021, 09:42 »
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Downward spiral is inevitable... resistance is futile, you will be assimilated !!  8)

Downward trenz, adobe style...


That's my graph for all my agencies not just Adobe  :-\

« Reply #84 on: November 08, 2021, 02:50 »
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AS complete dead for more then a week

Maybe the free collection, was not a great idea

« Reply #85 on: November 08, 2021, 07:03 »
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AS complete dead for more then a week

Maybe the free collection, was not a great idea

Especially if contributors aren't looking to maximise sales.  Now customers can feast on free images. I never opted into the scheme.     

« Reply #86 on: November 08, 2021, 10:02 »
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AS is somewhat normal for me.

But with shutterstock it gets worse and worse. I don't know what it looks like for Murat, for example, who has been level 6 for months. But from my point of view the levels are a farce. Whether you are level 1 or level 5 doesn't matter from my point of view. The last downloads brought an RPD of $0.14 - screenshot attached. The days before it was hardly better.

« Reply #87 on: November 08, 2021, 11:28 »
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sadly this is the new norm on SS. The EDs are all but a thing of the past  :-[

« Reply #88 on: November 09, 2021, 13:14 »
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AS complete dead for more then a week

Maybe the free collection, was not a great idea

Free Images don't put butter on table....  :-\

« Reply #89 on: November 09, 2021, 13:30 »
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...Had 50 sales today and still only a single digit earning amount....

Yes, under $10 for 50 sales was what I meant. Sorry, English isn't my first language, maybe you don't say it like this in English.

I'm guessing it was less your expression than disbelief that the total could be so low :)

You were very close - it's typically "single digits" plural - as in "Had 50 sales today and earnings were only in the single digits"

Margin optimization (Shutterstock-speak for cutting contributor's royalties) has meant:

50 new subscription sales at the current 10 cent minimum = $5
50 old subscription sales at the old rate of 38 cents each = $19
(it would even have been $12.50 at the starter royalty of 25 cents)

Firn, I understood you well enough to realize that this was one of the grimmest reports I'd heard in a long, looooong time.

I'm so sorry.

H2O

« Reply #90 on: November 09, 2021, 13:42 »
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Today sums up my whole month on SS pretty accurately: Had 50 sales today and still only a single digit earning amount.  ::)

Single digit from 50 sales. I don't understand. What single digit? Like under $10 you mean? WOW
Yes, under $10 for 50 sales was what I meant. Sorry, English isn't my first language, maybe you don't say it like this in English.

In September I had 89 sales in a day on Shutterstock, but only made $9.12, they were all download from the same location and were all of the same subject.

This is why I don't upload to them anymore.

« Reply #91 on: November 09, 2021, 16:53 »
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Today sums up my whole month on SS pretty accurately: Had 50 sales today and still only a single digit earning amount.  ::)

Single digit from 50 sales. I don't understand. What single digit? Like under $10 you mean? WOW
Yes, under $10 for 50 sales was what I meant. Sorry, English isn't my first language, maybe you don't say it like this in English.

In September I had 89 sales in a day on Shutterstock, but only made $9.12, they were all download from the same location and were all of the same subject.

This is why I don't upload to them anymore.

Wise move.


« Reply #92 on: November 09, 2021, 17:10 »
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Today sums up my whole month on SS pretty accurately: Had 50 sales today and still only a single digit earning amount.  ::)

Single digit from 50 sales. I don't understand. What single digit? Like under $10 you mean? WOW
Yes, under $10 for 50 sales was what I meant. Sorry, English isn't my first language, maybe you don't say it like this in English.

In September I had 89 sales in a day on Shutterstock, but only made $9.12, they were all download from the same location and were all of the same subject.

This is why I don't upload to them anymore.

I have never had this many downloads in a single day in over 11 years. But there have been times when significantly fewer downloads brought home over $250 in a single day. And because of that, shutterstock was my favorite agency for a long time.
Those times are gone - as you can see very well from your example. And that makes me sad.

I admire all those who still invest time and work, and sometimes obviously can achieve increases with it. My personal motivation is at zero.

« Reply #93 on: November 10, 2021, 20:58 »
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Sales dead
Earnings dead
Forum dead
Everything dead

« Reply #94 on: November 10, 2021, 21:50 »
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Sales dead
Earnings dead
Forum dead
Everything dead

Everyone's busy shooting their blue Christmas stock  ;) ;D

If you missed the reference - see here ...

https://www.microstockgroup.com/general-photography-discussion/stock-ideas-for-christmas-what-you-should-not-do/


But all jokes aside - guess what color is IN for Christmas this year? Yep ...

« Reply #95 on: November 11, 2021, 04:20 »
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Sales dead
Earnings dead
Forum dead
Everything dead

The good news is that the world has a chance of surviving (according to COP26) ..

« Reply #96 on: November 11, 2021, 04:30 »
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Sales dead
Earnings dead
Forum dead
Everything dead

The good news is that the world has a chance of surviving (according to COP26) ..

Hmm, well, certainly not as dead as Adobe Stop.

Adobe Stop, because sales on Adobe Stop, have stopped.

Adobe Stop sales are running at a piddly 4.4% of sales on Shutterstock this month.

Free images for all!!  ;D


« Reply #97 on: November 11, 2021, 09:49 »
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Hmm, well, certainly not as dead as Adobe Stop.

Adobe Stop, because sales on Adobe Stop, have stopped.

Sorry for you, but I'm not seeing that.

« Reply #98 on: November 11, 2021, 16:53 »
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Sales dead
Earnings dead
Forum dead
Everything dead

The good news is that the world has a chance of surviving (according to COP26) ..

Hmm, well, certainly not as dead as Adobe Stop.

Adobe Stop, because sales on Adobe Stop, have stopped.

Adobe Stop sales are running at a piddly 4.4% of sales on Shutterstock this month.

Free images for all!!  ;D

if you can send us your link we can maybe get you going again- as long as you are willing to accept positive criticism. If you not selling something is clearly not in tune with AS.

« Reply #99 on: November 11, 2021, 17:43 »
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Hmm, well, certainly not as dead as Adobe Stop.

Adobe Stop, because sales on Adobe Stop, have stopped.

Sorry for you, but I'm not seeing that.

Same here. AS has a really great algorithm IMO. If you get quick sales on new work, the algorithm repays you tenfold. And thats where I am making the most money. More so on AS than other agencies.

I haven't put any of my work there up for free. Don't know if that makes a difference or not.


 

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