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Author Topic: Just Un-Licensed My Portfolio on Shutterstock Again for the 2nd time.  (Read 2028 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 »
+5
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 »

« 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 »
+5
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

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« 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 »
+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.

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


 

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