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General - Top Sites / Re: Pond5 taken over by SS
« on: May 11, 2022, 09:05 »
Dear Pond5 Artist,

We have been acquired by SS. What dose this mean for you? We are offering a discount on lube which we feel will greatly benefit you. Over the years SS has learned how to rob steal and destroy the creative artist. Don't let this upset you because we promise to help them achieve this goal as fast as possible in order to reduce your pain. Please look forward to your new gather creative hud at the soup kitchen. Food is free and you will just love your new sense of community! PS. We took the money and ran!

Adobe Stock / Re: Video Royalties To Drop
« on: March 24, 2022, 19:11 »
I have been at this for over 12 years full-time I have plenty of files on a lot of sites (non-exclusive)  so yes P5 Exclusive is earning me the best now for my time!

Adobe Stock / Re: Video Royalties To Drop
« on: March 24, 2022, 16:46 »
Well on the bright side my Pond5 Exclusive is very strong and earning me on average $47 per download!!!

Hopeless you guy's believe everything the media tells you. I don't care where you sell my clips just sell them!!!

I don't submit to thieves so I could care less what level I am on!

Adobe Stock / Re: Well done Adobe
« on: December 16, 2021, 10:17 »
Adobe is the only place my images find a home now! Good job!!

Pond5 / Re: How has Pond5 been in 2021?
« on: October 05, 2021, 13:44 »
My exclusive earnings have been solid. I am continuing to upload exclusive there when I do!

General Stock Discussion / Re: Time For A Veteran To Walk Away
« on: August 20, 2021, 11:30 »
Thanks all! Will stop by now and then as I will still submit some content but not as much as I use too. I still earn thousands each month from stock but the downward trend is upon us and my family needs come first.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Time For A Veteran To Walk Away
« on: August 18, 2021, 06:58 »
Thanks Everest! I still have a soft spot for medical in me but in this atmosphere of Covid I do not want to go back into the hospital! I have used the books I am selling for myself for years and it hit me why not sell something I have a passion for and help others at the same time :-) Topics cover diabetes, blood pressure, natural remedies, edible plants and the like. I will just use stock as a fun side gig and take my video expertise into my new area. Life is short and that is why I started stock video in the first place! Now moving on to a new exciting world!

General Stock Discussion / Re: Time For A Veteran To Walk Away
« on: August 17, 2021, 18:32 »
P5 exclusive sales have been ok for me nothing earth shattering but decent. Combined my Exlcusive and Non-exclusive account I made $1,600.00 on Pond5 on my payout this month.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Time For A Veteran To Walk Away
« on: August 17, 2021, 18:21 »
Don't be sorry it is one of the best adventures I have ever been on!!!! Truly amazing I did it full-time for 10 years! It is now a side hobby which is just fine :-) Loved every second of this journey and it gives me the ability to move on and try new things. People told me when I stated that I could never make a living at it :-) Well I did. I am sure some will say I can never make it on my next adventure and they could not be more wrong:-)

General Stock Discussion / Time For A Veteran To Walk Away
« on: August 17, 2021, 17:34 »

I have learned lot over the past 10 years! I have shot in hospitals with my drone, out of a hot air ballon, at a fire station and the list goes on and on. My income has not been climbing even as I have produced a lot over the past year and so now I am moving on to other pastures. I have been very blessed to have done stock video as a living for the past 10 years and I have zero regrets!! It has been fun and amazing but I can not sustain my family just doing stock anymore! I have a degree in radiology from Kettering so I am going to focus on medical needs outside of the medical field. I will be selling health books that have impacted my life and I believe people will need in order to stay healthy in the future! I will still dabble in stock here and there but am shifting my focus now to health and wellness. Thanks to all here for the encouragement and discouragement :-) the forum can be a wild place. I have spent the most amazing 10 years with my family doing stock!!! Good luck to those who are in it full-time still and a final and happy farewell to all of you!  Crafted Shutter aka jjneff

Shutterstock.com / Re: Anyone get paid (April)from SS yet?
« on: May 13, 2021, 06:07 »
Just got an email technical error will pay you June 15... Something doesn't add up. It is MY money you are withholding and a technical glitch doesn't take a month to fix!!

Shutterstock.com / Re: Anyone get paid (April)from SS yet?
« on: May 10, 2021, 20:29 »
no money here yet!!!

Your software is amazing and I thank-you so much for it!

I understand the concept but it rarely works well.

Off Topic / Re: Trump has the rona
« on: October 05, 2020, 20:10 »
Oh FUN, Can I play :-) Please wear a mask if you feel you need too!!! Please don't wear one if you don't feel you need to. I will love and support your free choice either way. Will I wear one, if they ask yes if they don't care no I am pretty easy to get along with. Now what are we missing from my medical training ohh you mean washing your hands is more important?? AHHH YES but go ahead and don't wash your hands grab your mask wear it to a bunch of stores keep touching it and then go out for dinner. Just remember your mask kept you safe. Or better yet wear it on your chin or below your nose and feel safe. All is good.

Adobe Stock / Re: adobe stock collections
« on: June 30, 2020, 12:33 »
Yes, I have always wished they were a lot smaller!

The above post is 1000% true!! please follow that advice!

Shelma1 Happy to see we are in full agreement on this! I will be deactivating my videos as well now!

I had 20 files just sold for $0.84 if this continues at this rate I will be GONE with video as well!!!

Shutterstock.com / Re: The attitude of a real capitalist
« on: June 24, 2020, 09:28 »
I want to truly thank who took that screen shot! Just posted it on twitter and my LinkedIn!

Shutterstock.com / Re: Mr. Crafty is at it again
« on: June 22, 2020, 10:29 »
Thanks it makes me feel good to leave an honest reply!!

Now Everybody Post this article on their social media include links to your Adobe and Pond5 accounts! Do it NOW!!

People need to realize just how bad this deal is! and if you think you are good now welcome to January!! When their Staff takes a 50% pay cut in January then they can come talk to me! You see the pain is just starting and the good new is you don't have to take it!!! I am uploading amazing exclusive footage to Pond5 right now!

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