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« on: November 17, 2018, 11:49 »
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Hello.
Recently I noticed that I had more than few sales when my earnings were only 1.50$ for video Footage.
When I started submitting to shutterstock you told me that I will earn 23.70$ for hd footage and 59$ for 4K.
In the past years I saw that most of my earnings were less than 23.70$ sometimes 15$ sometimes 8.21 and less. Now you broke a new record and gave me 1.50$ for footage video. This is outrageous!!!!
I cannot accept this kind of deal.
I prefer not to sell on shutterstock  if you will continue to sell my really hard work for 1.50$.
I don't want to participate in sales that my files are sold like a joke.
It took me hard work and years to achieve such a large portfolio with more than 10000 footages from all around the world.
I dont want to hear your reasons on why my files are being sold with 1.50$ (because I know them).
I want you to say that this kind of deals will never appear with my portfolio.
I have to say that I was so proud over the years to be a part of shuttersock community and now when I saw the reactions of other producers who are saying that they lost the trust on shutterstock when they get only 1.50$ for footages I can understand them completely.
I look at other agencies like POND5 and Storyblocks who I work with them also for years and they are paying 50% commission and they are listening to their producers and never ever will do such thing like selling without asking us with such al low price.
Even though it took me 6 years to add  10000 videos on shutterstock I really consider to remove my entire portfolio from your site.
Hope to hear from you as soon as possible.


nobody

« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2018, 15:15 »
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no one is holding a knife to your throat! You are free to do whatever you choose  8)

« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 15:26 »
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no one is holding a knife to your throat! You are free to do whatever you choose  8)

That's the reply he is probably expecting from Shutterstock, maybe he expects some kind of solidarity among his fellow contributors like in the days of the Dollar Photo Club when they banded together to get an opt out, what a fool.

« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2018, 16:15 »
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I'm totally new to video but comments like this make me want to stay away from shutterstock and stick with Pond5.  I'm I right on that?

nobody

« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2018, 16:17 »
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There are people that will be glad to take $1.50 per video as they take $.05 for an image already on some sites   :-[


nobody

« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2018, 16:18 »
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I'm totally new to video but comments like this make me want to stay away from shutterstock and stick with Pond5.  I'm I right on that?

what do you think? Are you willing to take $1.50 for your videos?

ShadySue

« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2018, 16:28 »
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I'm totally new to video but comments like this make me want to stay away from shutterstock and stick with Pond5.  I'm I right on that?
If only people had stayed away from SS's 25c subs.  :(

nobody

« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2018, 16:38 »
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I'm totally new to video but comments like this make me want to stay away from shutterstock and stick with Pond5.  I'm I right on that?
If only people had stayed away from SS's 25c subs.  :(

Yes, that was the 'Beginning to the End'. Many tried to rationalize that it was the same dollars so if I sell 100 images for $25 it's the same as selling one image for $25. I've found that when you try to 'Rationalize' you're only kidding yourself  8)

« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2018, 01:05 »
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no one is holding a knife to your throat! You are free to do whatever you choose  8)
I know that. However its hard to remove 6 years of work.

nobody

« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2018, 08:51 »
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no one is holding a knife to your throat! You are free to do whatever you choose  8)
I know that. However its hard to remove 6 years of work.

agree- I did so with iStock. About five years of work --- just couldn't stand seeing my videos, especially 4k, being given away for almost free.

« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2018, 08:58 »
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It's a tough call this. I would like an opt out for these sales as the idea of sacrificing $300-$400 of video sales a month because of half a dozen $1.50 sales feels like cutting off one's nose to spite your face. Yes I'm pi**ed about it but...

This month has had several 40+ sales so far and last month a couple of $100+ sales as well as plenty over $30.
« Last Edit: November 18, 2018, 09:01 by HalfFull »

« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2018, 13:35 »
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You are absolutelly right in your arguments. I don't have such a large footage portfolio but my sales at P5 Adobe are already better (not in sales but in revenue) and Videohive and Videoblocks improving everyday. I never submitted videos to Istock because the low royalty and penny sales.

I am also monitoring Shutterstock closely and if I see that this sales begin to explode I will also give them the kiss of death. They are already not getting all of my footage. Some more unique footage stays at P5 with premium prices......


« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2018, 14:27 »
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You are absolutelly right in your arguments. I don't have such a large footage portfolio but my sales at P5 Adobe are already better (not in sales but in revenue) and Videohive and Videoblocks improving everyday. I never submitted videos to Istock because the low royalty and penny sales.

I am also monitoring Shutterstock closely and if I see that this sales begin to explode I will also give them the kiss of death. They are already not getting all of my footage. Some more unique footage stays at P5 with premium prices......
For now i stopped all my uploads for ss.
I just cant watch 1.50$ for some amazing footage from antarctica or from otger unique places. It makes my heart broken

« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2018, 14:29 »
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You are absolutelly right in your arguments. I don't have such a large footage portfolio but my sales at P5 Adobe are already better (not in sales but in revenue) and Videohive and Videoblocks improving everyday. I never submitted videos to Istock because the low royalty and penny sales.

I am also monitoring Shutterstock closely and if I see that this sales begin to explode I will also give them the kiss of death. They are already not getting all of my footage. Some more unique footage stays at P5 with premium prices......
For now i stopped all my uploads for ss.
I just cant watch 1.50$ for some amazing footage from antarctica or from otger unique places. It makes my heart broken
Pond5 is my number one agency.
Storybloks has low sales since they changed the price from 49 to 79.
And video hive... well i am tired...

Shelma1

« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2018, 15:52 »
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I'm totally new to video but comments like this make me want to stay away from shutterstock and stick with Pond5.  I'm I right on that?
If only people had stayed away from SS's 25c subs.  :(

If only iStock hadn't kept 85% of the money from people's sales.

derek

    This user is banned.
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2018, 10:05 »
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I'm totally new to video but comments like this make me want to stay away from shutterstock and stick with Pond5.  I'm I right on that?
If only people had stayed away from SS's 25c subs.  :(

Best comment of the month!

« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2018, 16:51 »
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Best comment of the month!

Meaning what?  I meant "...stick with Pond5" because they let you choose your selling price, correct?  If that's the case then they can not sell it for $1.50.


 

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