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You need a bus to get back to dark clouds - haven't submitted anything anywhere since sine SS awarded the 75% pay cut.

Thanks to the incompetent idiots in charge, we're on our way to a recession.

I anticipate that many companies with either start downgrading or cancelling their microstock accounts from sites like SS and AS.

My SS sales has dipped in the last few weeks. Less big sales and less daily downloads.

Just brace yourselves for what's to come and stop supporting people who are economically illiterate.

Right wing troll.

You're not wrong - funny how government responsibility for external events varies based on who's in power - quote from the OP on another thread below.

These folks have a different opinions / core beliefs that depend on the wind direction on any given day

"A lot of economies were hit far harder than the US. To say that the US was hit disproportionately harder is a lie. Look at the chart below. The UK was hit far harder.https://ourworldindata.org/covid-health-economyThe dollar is the currency which all other currencies measure to. If the economic activity in the US is low, it's going to fall. The fall of the dollar is directly tied to US economy, which has been greatly affected by the pandemic. It's a black swan event.The national debt will always rise to unprecedented levels. Even rising a dollar from yesterday is unprecedented. The rise of the national debt in 2020 is also directly tied to the pandemic. The economic stimulus plan didn't come out of nowhere and it was supported by both Republicans and Democrats. The 2nd stimulus plan, which is being discussed right now will further add to the debt. The Republicans has proposed a conservative plan, while Democrats propose a plan loaded with pork. They want to include hundreds of billions of dollars as a blank check to poorly run Democrat-controlled cities. They want to include billions in free handouts to unions. They want to bail out failed cities like Detroit, Chicago and Baltimore. And when the bill hits home, they're going to point the finger at Trump, and say "The national debt rose to unprecedented levels under Trump." and pretend they're angels.https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/10/12/pelosis-stimulus-bill-an-unhelpful-spending-spree/I'm also paying roughly the same price for food that I did in March. If some food prices rise, it's because of supply and demand, not because of the something Trump did. You're reaching far too much to blame black swan events on the president."

General Stock Discussion / I love a coincidence
« on: April 26, 2022, 08:49 »
Earnings for a sale of image below on ss $14.92  ;D


Not a post about getting more then 10c
Image relates to 3 ships arriving at new world in what was that year again??

Off Topic / Re: Coup
« on: January 10, 2021, 14:00 »
As instigaters behind the civil disobedience in the streets, Burn, Loot and Murder BLM leaders should be charged as accessories to every crime their group commit

  • civil disobedience by definition is non-violent - a willful but peaceful opp0sition to unjust laws. also, a willingness tp submit to arrest we/o resisting. think thoreau/gandhi/MLK
  • BLM 'leaders' have not murdered anyone, nor have they condoned violence or arson -  a small number of outlier violent acts were committed at protest - nothing compared the murders and other violence by proud boys, boogaloo, and other white supremacists who trump has praised & encouraged
The peaceful demonstration at the capitol turned bad when riot police caused the problem. This was a peaceful occupation until then....

Trump incited the mob to storm the capitol, even promising to march with them  (just one more of his daily lies). the crowd broke windows and forced their way into the capitol where they took selfies of themselves looting and destroying federal property - all felonies!  one of the stupidest mobs in history!

Actually not only Rep protesters there was also Antifa and Blm troublemakers!

Let's see how many get picked up by cops and fbi - so far it seems to be just idiots and puppets of the far right (while no puppet masters so far and not the really scary dude like the guy with the plastic hand ties obviously intent on serious violence)

Off Topic / Re: Coup
« on: January 09, 2021, 14:32 »
Is there any difference between a radicalised maga and a radicalised jihadist? 

Does it say somewhere in your account?

Check "My Credits".

An extra video sale for me.

Thanks!  I got $23 and change.

I just got change :-D

I actually made more on DT than SS in April - never ever thought I'd see that!!
I remember when it was almost unthinkable that SS would make as much as iS. Now iS is struggling to keep up with DT.

You actually know what you're making on IS?? 

I actually made more on DT than SS in April - never ever thought I'd see that!!

Interesting discussion.

As one of the chapters in my upcoming book, I've run a simulation of projected revenues of a complete newbie consistently submitting for 3 years to the largest 7 Microstock Agencies as RF and 2 agencies as RM (premium images only exclusively).
Major assumptions here including a "quality" portfolio within a "niche". He/she isn't shooting flowers and pets.

   Year 1: $1 RPI/year, uploading 50 images/month
   Year 2: $2 RPI/year, uploading 75 images/month
   Year 3: $3 RPI/year, uploading 100 images/month

In this scenario, the contributor stops submitting in Years 4 and Years 5 after building up a portfolio of 2700 images.

Total Revenue after Year 5 and end of simulation: $20,668

RPI depreciation of 25% a year (2.08% a month). Perhaps this is too low as an average?

Lots of unknowns / assumptions here but something to think about.

What are you basing this on?

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutterstock - New earning table design
« on: February 06, 2017, 17:27 »
The cynic in me thinks this has been implemented on purpose to cause a smokesreen

Yes, it certainly does make you wonder.  The old one allowed you to see daily earnings of all types on a single page, and now it takes multiple clicks to get the same information.  There was no problem with the old version and no clamoring for improvements so why go to the bother of changing it unless there are ulterior motives.  It's terrible that we have all become so cynical.
when all's said an done we still know what sold, when and the resulting $ - I prefer this to what getty tells us

iStockPhoto.com / Re: ESP
« on: February 03, 2017, 17:57 »
I'm not asking for much - would like to see what has sold, when and for how much like every other site.  IS was always a turd but this info could be extracted now there is nada.  Potentially esp might make it easier to upload but the chances of me doing that at the moment are slim to bugger all...

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Amounts disappeared from Stats Page
« on: December 30, 2016, 12:02 »
balance on stats page - gone
amounts on stats page - gone
option to view monthly - gone
subs sales data - gone-
detailed image earnings - gone

sales reporting was always *, especially since PP/Subs produced most of the cash but at least the info was there somewhere...

A valid point was made in their forum - the "confidential info" label is the real problem and they could easily allow a display name and country like everyone else.  The other downside of confidentiality is that you can't search for someone's port using his name.

This much - actual rpi in blue, flattened trend in 6 month blocks in red

Shutterstock.com / Re: Shutter Stock Sales Drop
« on: July 02, 2016, 05:38 »
Statistically my RPI has fallen by 50% over 3 years due to simple supply & demand.  From that it's reasonable to infer that, to keep earnings static, it's necessary to double your portfolio every three years.  Doubling it quicker results in earning going up but, while doubling port size in the beginning is easy it's gonna become impossible after a few years.  The time needed to double port size is also gonna decrease as the choice for buyers is growing so fast.

In the long term, supplying MS sites is really not a viable business

Dreamstime.com / Re: OMG DT does not need photos of BREXIT
« on: June 24, 2016, 12:27 »
What does a brexit look like?

iStockPhoto.com / Re: Help for seeing earnings single sale
« on: June 10, 2016, 17:40 »
Not easily - you have to visit separate pages for standard, subs and regular and then check various tabs for each individual image.  Can be scripted or use some 3rd party tool.

Shutterstock.com / Re: Brand new rejection reason
« on: May 05, 2016, 15:30 »
Thanks for posting I would not have known about this otherwise

I had the same problem last month and again... this month.
Last month my payout came 6 days later . It's strange but I got this issue only with Pond5
Sounds like the problem is Pond rather than Paypal...

Stocksy / Re: Stocksy Press
« on: March 22, 2016, 17:44 »
I would like to see a stocksy-ish site created for us plebs.
I wouldn't join any elite club that would have me as a member

Adobe Stock / Re: FT Payment
« on: March 06, 2016, 16:30 »
"Why" is a pretty good signature

General - Top Sites / Re: Alamy passed Fotolia??
« on: March 05, 2016, 18:03 »
I don't believe for a second.  Look at the monthly earnings thread there and you'll see the type of earnings reported by folks with thousands of images.

Adobe Stock / Re: FT Payment
« on: March 05, 2016, 17:55 »
My last few have hit paypal within a day or 2

General Stock Discussion / Re: Who takes PNGs?
« on: January 27, 2016, 17:51 »
DT takes them as additional format

There is certainly an element of the "chocolate ration increasing from 20 to 15 grams" about the message but still inclined reserve judgement until I see the actual rates.

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