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Author Topic: Just Un-Licensed My Portfolio on Shutterstock Again for the 2nd time.  (Read 6174 times)

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« on: February 23, 2021, 03:14 »
+12
I'm just tired of seeing those sub $5 video sales royalties I would get $30 or more on Pond5 and Adobe Stock.  It's insulting and infuriating.  And those cheap video sub may be either HD or 4K, the same price!!  Give me a f'kin break.  Although Shutterstock has occasional high price license sales, about half of video sales for the last 2 months are those cheap video sub sales.  I did OK without Shutterstock last year from mid July to mid December when I unlicensed my portfolio.  I'm not there to make the Shutterstock management with stock options rich.  I'm not their slave.  So f'k that.  This year's slowdown of Shutterstock sales is very worrying and discouraging while Pond5 and Adobe Stock have been doing well for me.  For those video sub sales, I could've made $68 each on Pond5 instead of $3 on Shutterstock if the buyer downloaded 4k file. 4K and HD being the same price on video sub, why not download 4k, right? It's disgusting. Financial loss is too big for us contributors.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2021, 04:37 by blvdone »


« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 03:43 »
+8
Just unlicensed photos as well.  No more $0.10 subs.  lol


« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 05:13 »
+7
Good for you

« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 05:14 »
+2
Good for you

Thank you!!  Feeling better.

« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 05:16 »
0
After 30 days or so, it automatically resets to ACTIVE.

« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 05:20 »
+3
After 30 days or so, it automatically resets to ACTIVE.

Nope.  I unlicensed from July to December last year.

« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2021, 05:21 »
+1
After 30 days or so, it automatically resets to ACTIVE.

Nope.  I unlicensed from July to December last year.
you are wrong "blvdone", this regulation is "new",was introduced when many had deactivated until December

« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2021, 06:11 »
+5
After 30 days or so, it automatically resets to ACTIVE.

Nope.  I unlicensed from July to December last year.
you are wrong "blvdone", this regulation is "new",was introduced when many had deactivated until December

The last I read was that shitterstock didn't allow deactivated portfolios to be reactivated within 30 days.

So I think you got that wrong

« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2021, 07:14 »
+4
Good on you, the place is turning into a sheet hole.

« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 09:12 »
0
After 30 days or so, it automatically resets to ACTIVE.

Nope.  I unlicensed from July to December last year.
you are wrong "blvdone", this regulation is "new",was introduced when many had deactivated until December

The last I read was that shitterstock didn't allow deactivated portfolios to be reactivated within 30 days.

So I think you got that wrong

I agree.

« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2021, 09:13 »
+4
Good on you, the place is turning into a sheet hole.

Now I have a peace of mind somebody won't sell my clips and photos for pennies potentially taking away my profit from sales on other agencies.

« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2021, 14:19 »
0
Having the best sales day of February on Adobe Stock right off the bat after unlicensing Shutterstock.  Is it a coincidence?  Could become the best day of the year probably.  Feeling good.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2021, 18:22 by blvdone »

« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2021, 18:11 »
+3
Good on you, the place is turning into a sheet hole.

Does that mean we now should call it Sheetholestock???  ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2021, 05:52 »
+3
I reactivated my account in autumn  but dont upload new stuff.
But I now only have 0.10 sales and I am thinking about completely shutting down my account now.

Its not the new level structure but those 10 cent sales which make me really angry. Probably time for real action and a complete shutdown of my acount.


« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2021, 06:04 »
+3
I reactivated my account in autumn  but dont upload new stuff.
But I now only have 0.10 sales and I am thinking about completely shutting down my account now.

Its not the new level structure but those 10 cent sales which make me really angry. Probably time for real action and a complete shutdown of my acount.

My concern was those sub $5 video sub sales were negatively affecting my overall video sales from other sites like Adobe Stock and Pond5.  I could've made $25-120 on those $3 video sub sales instead.  Yesterday, right after I unlicensed my portfolio on Shutterstock, I had the best sales day of this year on Adobe Stock.  It may not be a coincidence.  Plus, it just feel good not seeing those disrespectful and insulting cheap royalty sales reports on Shutterstock everyday.  I moved all my editorial clips to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty.

« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2021, 06:17 »
+6
I reactivated my account in autumn  but dont upload new stuff.
But I now only have 0.10 sales and I am thinking about completely shutting down my account now.

Its not the new level structure but those 10 cent sales which make me really angry. Probably time for real action and a complete shutdown of my acount.

My concern was those sub $5 video sub sales were negatively affecting my overall video sales from other sites like Adobe Stock and Pond5.  I could've made $25-120 on those $3 video sub sales instead.  Yesterday, right after I unlicensed my portfolio on Shutterstock, I had the best sales day of this year on Adobe Stock.  It may not be a coincidence.  Plus, it just feel good not seeing those disrespectful and insulting cheap royalty sales reports on Shutterstock everyday.  I moved all my editorial clips to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty.

Why do you feel it necessary to repeat yourself over and over.

Seriously we get it.

And your Adobe uptick will just be a coincidence.

« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2021, 06:45 »
0
I reactivated my account in autumn  but dont upload new stuff.
But I now only have 0.10 sales and I am thinking about completely shutting down my account now.

Its not the new level structure but those 10 cent sales which make me really angry. Probably time for real action and a complete shutdown of my acount.

My concern was those sub $5 video sub sales were negatively affecting my overall video sales from other sites like Adobe Stock and Pond5.  I could've made $25-120 on those $3 video sub sales instead.  Yesterday, right after I unlicensed my portfolio on Shutterstock, I had the best sales day of this year on Adobe Stock.  It may not be a coincidence.  Plus, it just feel good not seeing those disrespectful and insulting cheap royalty sales reports on Shutterstock everyday.  I moved all my editorial clips to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty.

Why do you feel it necessary to repeat yourself over and over.

Seriously we get it.

And your Adobe uptick will just be a coincidence.

Last year, when I deactivated my Shutterstock portfolio, a guy from BBC contacted me via Pond5 saying he couldn't buy my clips on Shutterstock and bought on Pond5 instead of Shutterstock.  So, it may not be a coincidence.  I would've made more money in January and February if I didn't sell on Shutterstock and moved all my editorials to Pond5 exclusive.  Extra 50% royalty on Pond5 exclusive (60% vs 40%) would've surpassed video sales from Shutterstock.  So, that's was my reason as well.

« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2021, 08:14 »
+3
Shutterstock just failed miserably. All the cool people left, leaving an army of bored Ukrainian housewives, taking snaps of their fluffy pets for a $0.1 reward.

« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2021, 08:47 »
+6
Shutterstock just failed miserably. All the cool people left, leaving an army of bored Ukrainian housewives, taking snaps of their fluffy pets for a $0.1 reward.

'Housewives' don't exist any more.  That term died in the 1970s.  Respect women. Respect female photographers. Respect generally.

« Last Edit: February 24, 2021, 08:50 by Suspect »

vectorblazer

« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2021, 12:02 »
+7
just got a $0.50 video sale for the first time ever.
(only re licensed my videos again on the 8th of feb!!!)
 $1.30 was already enough of an insult, but $0.50 ?

unlicensed again, not going back this time.

« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2021, 16:47 »
0
just got a $0.50 video sale for the first time ever.
(only re licensed my videos again on the 8th of feb!!!)
 $1.30 was already enough of an insult, but $0.50 ?

unlicensed again, not going back this time.

That may be a 4K video.  lol

« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2021, 20:09 »
+6
I reactivated my account in autumn  but dont upload new stuff.
But I now only have 0.10 sales and I am thinking about completely shutting down my account now.

Its not the new level structure but those 10 cent sales which make me really angry. Probably time for real action and a complete shutdown of my acount.

My concern was those sub $5 video sub sales were negatively affecting my overall video sales from other sites like Adobe Stock and Pond5.  I could've made $25-120 on those $3 video sub sales instead.  Yesterday, right after I unlicensed my portfolio on Shutterstock, I had the best sales day of this year on Adobe Stock.  It may not be a coincidence.  Plus, it just feel good not seeing those disrespectful and insulting cheap royalty sales reports on Shutterstock everyday.  I moved all my editorial clips to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty.

Why do you feel it necessary to repeat yourself over and over.

Seriously we get it.

And your Adobe uptick will just be a coincidence.

I, for one, will never get sick of hearing that a massive pile of good videos bailed on Shutterstock. Thank you blvdone. Repeat, bump, reiterate, and please keep encouraging others to get on the right track and ditch those scumbags. Shutterstock loses = we all win. Death by a thousand cuts.

« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2021, 23:10 »
+1
I reactivated my account in autumn  but dont upload new stuff.
But I now only have 0.10 sales and I am thinking about completely shutting down my account now.

Its not the new level structure but those 10 cent sales which make me really angry. Probably time for real action and a complete shutdown of my acount.

My concern was those sub $5 video sub sales were negatively affecting my overall video sales from other sites like Adobe Stock and Pond5.  I could've made $25-120 on those $3 video sub sales instead.  Yesterday, right after I unlicensed my portfolio on Shutterstock, I had the best sales day of this year on Adobe Stock.  It may not be a coincidence.  Plus, it just feel good not seeing those disrespectful and insulting cheap royalty sales reports on Shutterstock everyday.  I moved all my editorial clips to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty.

Why do you feel it necessary to repeat yourself over and over.

Seriously we get it.

And your Adobe uptick will just be a coincidence.

I, for one, will never get sick of hearing that a massive pile of good videos bailed on Shutterstock. Thank you blvdone. Repeat, bump, reiterate, and please keep encouraging others to get on the right track and ditch those scumbags. Shutterstock loses = we all win. Death by a thousand cuts.

Thank you Daryl!!!

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2021, 12:18 »
+2
Shutterstock just failed miserably. All the cool people left, leaving an army of bored Ukrainian housewives, taking snaps of their fluffy pets for a $0.1 reward.

'Housewives' don't exist any more.  That term died in the 1970s.  Respect women. Respect female photographers. Respect generally.

Except on fake TV reality shows and when they are house husbands?  ;D

« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2021, 06:09 »
+3
Shutterstock just failed miserably. All the cool people left, leaving an army of bored Ukrainian housewives, taking snaps of their fluffy pets for a $0.1 reward.

'Housewives' don't exist any more.  That term died in the 1970s.  Respect women. Respect female photographers. Respect generally.

Well, I didn't make that word up. Sources: Google Translator 2021. If you find the term offensive, sue Google.  :P

« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2021, 08:14 »
+3
Shutterstock just failed miserably. All the cool people left, leaving an army of bored Ukrainian housewives, taking snaps of their fluffy pets for a $0.1 reward.

'Housewives' don't exist any more.  That term died in the 1970s.  Respect women. Respect female photographers. Respect generally.

Does that mean Wonderwoman doesnt exist?

« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2021, 13:21 »
0
Shutterstock just failed miserably. All the cool people left, leaving an army of bored Ukrainian housewives, taking snaps of their fluffy pets for a $0.1 reward.

'Housewives' don't exist any more.  That term died in the 1970s.  Respect women. Respect female photographers. Respect generally.

Does that mean Wonderwoman doesnt exist?




She does ... but only in a non-existential sort of way ...

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2021, 16:00 »
+3
Shutterstock just failed miserably. All the cool people left, leaving an army of bored Ukrainian housewives, taking snaps of their fluffy pets for a $0.1 reward.

'Housewives' don't exist any more.  That term died in the 1970s.  Respect women. Respect female photographers. Respect generally.

Does that mean Wonderwoman doesnt exist?

Yes with the modern politically correct adjustments. She/He/T/Q is WonderPerson. No gender references are allowed. All hail all the various WonderPersons no matter what their biology, mutation, weird science transformation, is or even if they are illegal aliens from the planet Krypton pretending to be children of an all American couple, from Metropolis, Illinois... covering up the truth, that he's an abandoned child from another planet. Yes, SuperPerson - TJAW to the end.

Then the whole Bat family, BatPerson, BatPerson and the PersonWonder - Turdus migratorius.

« Last Edit: February 28, 2021, 16:05 by Uncle Pete »

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« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2021, 09:08 »
0
What was the original word you put in Google translate?

« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2021, 10:52 »
+3
'Tuq' which literally means 'adult female who deeply honors and respects her husband and the Klingon tradition'.

« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2021, 13:54 »
0
'Tuq' which literally means 'adult female who deeply honors and respects her husband and the Klingon tradition'.

That makes sense now.  So, what you really meant to say in your original comment is:

'All the cool people left, leaving an army of bored adult females from the planet Qo'noS who deeply honor and respect their husbands and the Klingon tradition, taking snaps of their fluffy pets for a $0.1 [email protected]'
« Last Edit: March 01, 2021, 14:06 by Suspect »

« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2021, 13:59 »
+1
'Tuq' which literally means 'adult female who deeply honors and respects her husband and the Klingon tradition'.

That makes sense now.  So, what you really meant to say in your original comment is:

'All the cool people left, leaving an army of bored adult females from the planet Qo'noS who deeply honor and respect their husbands and the Klingon tradition, taking snaps of their fluffy pets for a $0.1 [email protected]'

Considering how unique those photos will be they should sell really well and make a lot of dime downloads.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2021, 14:06 by Suspect »

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« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2021, 03:52 »
+2
Actually joking apart but Digital is not far from the truth about Ukranian women, just have a look at many of their names! its not men, seems that the majority at SS anyway are in fact women walking around with little smartphones!

Its also true that most of their big names left long ago and they was also here in the forum making it interesting!

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2021, 10:08 »
+1
'Tuq' which literally means 'adult female who deeply honors and respects her husband and the Klingon tradition'.

That makes sense now.  So, what you really meant to say in your original comment is:

'All the cool people left, leaving an army of bored adult females from the planet Qo'noS who deeply honor and respect their husbands and the Klingon tradition, taking snaps of their fluffy pets for a $0.1 reward'

Good One! A classic for all Microstock Quotes. I used to keep a list, but that died years ago. Maybe I can find that old list and revise to include yours.


« Last Edit: March 10, 2021, 13:18 by Uncle Pete »

« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2021, 08:59 »
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I've never mentioned about Ukrainian housewives.  It's those unproductive members of forum who are somehow having fun talking about crap.  Those posters have nothing to offer.  Just some useless mob.

« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2021, 09:00 »
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They are incapable of meaningful conversation nor starting a meaningful thread.  They are like flies.  Go away!!

« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2021, 09:42 »
+1
the only way to go at this point.

« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2021, 09:51 »
+1
I've never mentioned about Ukrainian housewives.  It's those unproductive members of forum who are somehow having fun talking about crap.  Those posters have nothing to offer.  Just some useless mob.

Yes we know you didn't ~ go have a lie down  ::)

« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2021, 09:53 »
+1
They are incapable of meaningful conversation nor starting a meaningful thread.  They are like flies.  Go away!!

Well you know what they say about flies buzzing around poop  ;D

« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2021, 09:57 »
0
the only way to go at this point.

I agree.

« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2021, 09:01 »
+2
Shutterstock just failed miserably. All the cool people left, leaving an army of bored Ukrainian housewives, taking snaps of their fluffy pets for a $0.1 reward.

That's officially what they are looking for  ;D

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/fashionable-cats-weird-to-couture

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2021, 12:56 »
+1
Shutterstock just failed miserably. All the cool people left, leaving an army of bored Ukrainian housewives, taking snaps of their fluffy pets for a $0.1 reward.

That's officially what they are looking for  ;D

https://www.shutterstock.com/blog/fashionable-cats-weird-to-couture

They obviously get their hot new idea tips from this forum.  ;D Either that or Digital is a SS insider of some sort with advance news.  ;)


« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2021, 22:21 »
+3
I've been deleting my work manually - about 100 items per day. It will take a while but it's an extremely satisfying feeling. LOL


 

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