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« Reply #50 on: August 28, 2015, 11:32 »
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I still see the old pricing, so it's a test.
I don't but just like ending daily subscription limits was a test then so is this, that changed back and forth for a couple weeks before being permanent.  They've changed the earnings schedule it's going to change for everyone soon.  5 image plans will also most likely change soon as well.

So?
Don't most sites constantly test and refine?
Are you saying no one should post when a site changes pricing and royalty rates? 


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« Reply #51 on: August 28, 2015, 12:01 »
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I still see the old pricing, so it's a test.
I don't but just like ending daily subscription limits was a test then so is this, that changed back and forth for a couple weeks before being permanent.  They've changed the earnings schedule it's going to change for everyone soon.  5 image plans will also most likely change soon as well.

They'll test, and if it makes more money for them, they'll roll it out. At least they test first, instead of just haphazardly making sweeping changes that eventually result in a 30% drop in revenue.

« Reply #52 on: August 28, 2015, 12:09 »
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I still see the old pricing, so it's a test.
I don't but just like ending daily subscription limits was a test then so is this, that changed back and forth for a couple weeks before being permanent.  They've changed the earnings schedule it's going to change for everyone soon.  5 image plans will also most likely change soon as well.

They'll test, and if it makes more money for them, they'll roll it out. At least they test first, instead of just haphazardly making sweeping changes that eventually result in a 30% drop in revenue.
I don't disagree that they are doing this because they think it will make them more.  If buyers switch to Adobe then Shutterstock loses 100%, if they drop the price and royalty rate they lose less than that.  If Adobe didn't price their Single Image On Demand sales that low I think it is safe to say Shutterstock wouldn't be "testing" this.  I'm not saying Shutterstock is a bad company for dropping prices (although I think an unannounced royalty rate drop isn't the best policy but that too is expected since the pricing is the same as other ODs now, it probably should be paid at the same rate) these things happen when contributors support competition that undercuts pricing.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2015, 12:25 by tickstock »

« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2015, 10:19 »
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I think I've shown pretty convincingly that submitting there is no guarantee that you'll understand what you are getting paid.

I know exactaly what I'm getting paid. I click on earnings and it shows. All time 60c is my average RPD. I don't need to know every detail and pick apart everthing like you. I am a photographer on SS you aren't.

« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2015, 10:22 »
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I think I've shown pretty convincingly that submitting there is no guarantee that you'll understand what you are getting paid.

I know exactaly what I'm getting paid. I click on earnings and it shows. All time 60c is my average RPD. I don't need to know every detail and pick apart everthing like you. I am a photographer on SS you aren't.
Good for you, you're one of the few on here then.  If you don't want to know every detail of how and what you are getting paid you can ignore the details, that's completely your choice.  Personally I like to know the details, they seem important to me.

« Reply #55 on: August 31, 2015, 22:39 »
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I think I've shown pretty convincingly that submitting there is no guarantee that you'll understand what you are getting paid.

I know exactaly what I'm getting paid. I click on earnings and it shows. All time 60c is my average RPD. I don't need to know every detail and pick apart everthing like you. I am a photographer on SS you aren't.
Good for you, you're one of the few on here then.  If you don't want to know every detail of how and what you are getting paid you can ignore the details, that's completely your choice.  Personally I like to know the details, they seem important to me.

You can't see what we make and what we see because you aren't a photo contributor. Why are you so concerned about my business, when you aren't a photo contributor?

« Reply #56 on: August 31, 2015, 22:48 »
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I think I've shown pretty convincingly that submitting there is no guarantee that you'll understand what you are getting paid.

I know exactaly what I'm getting paid. I click on earnings and it shows. All time 60c is my average RPD. I don't need to know every detail and pick apart everthing like you. I am a photographer on SS you aren't.
Good for you, you're one of the few on here then.  If you don't want to know every detail of how and what you are getting paid you can ignore the details, that's completely your choice.  Personally I like to know the details, they seem important to me.

You can't see what we make and what we see because you aren't a photo contributor. Why are you so concerned about my business, when you aren't a photo contributor?
I can see everything you can see, there is no secret hidden information.  I'm not concerned about your business per se, I'm concerned when one of the big companies drops prices and royalty rates because in the end it will affect me but I posted this because no one else had and Shutterstock didn't see it as necessary to tell contributors that pricing and the earnings schedule were changed (they still haven't mentioned it as far as I know).  I see Jim has written a blog post about it as well so I know some people care about what is happening at Shutterstock even if you're happy being ignorant of it.  It does say a lot about you that you are so passionately arguing that you don't want to know about changes to your earnings.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2015, 22:52 by tickstock »


 

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