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« on: September 12, 2021, 18:05 »
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Hi, all,
I sell illustrations and vectors on SS, but I also want to try to sell video and photo, since I already have a 4k camera.
Should I create separate account for photo and video?
I'm doing good with vectors and I don't want to mess something up.
Do you think it would be counterproductive to mix content?


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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2021, 10:30 »
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https://support.submit.shutterstock.com/s/article/Can-I-open-a-second-account

Thank you for you answer.
Actually, I was going to create that second account for my wife. We are together in stock illustration and we use one (my) account right now.
What I'm trying to ask is...
Do you think that if I mix content (adding photo and video to my illustration/vector portfolio) it may hurt my search rankings and sales?

« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2021, 11:18 »
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My opinion is, that it doesn't matter.

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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2021, 07:37 »
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My opinion is, that it doesn't matter.

I'd agree - no difference - and people opened second accounts, claiming it was for their wife, have had their accounts shut down for violations of the TOS. Why would two accounts make a difference?

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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2021, 15:24 »
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https://support.submit.shutterstock.com/s/article/Can-I-open-a-second-account
What I'm trying to ask is...
Do you think that if I mix content (adding photo and video to my illustration/vector portfolio) it may hurt my search rankings and sales?

Why do you think that?
I have vector, footage and illustrations combined and it never hurt my sales. I see no reason why it would.

And don't create a second account, not for your wife either. SS may shut it down and ban you even though it's your wife's account. It's much better to have one big portfolio anyway.

« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2021, 17:36 »
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On SS there is another reason for not using different accounts:
If you and your wife have 1 account each, you both have to climb the levels each year - if you combine your accounts, you will reach the higher levels faster.

« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2021, 13:33 »
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Thank you all for your replies!
I'll use only one account.
Good point about climbing the ladder!

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2021, 11:16 »
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On SS there is another reason for not using different accounts:
If you and your wife have 1 account each, you both have to climb the levels each year - if you combine your accounts, you will reach the higher levels faster.

And I see you are at Wirestock too, which is another way to reach a higher level faster. But good point ^ for anyone who actually does reach higher levels.

« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2021, 11:48 »
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I thought people were deleting accounts rather than creating new ones.  ;D

« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 01:44 »
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My portfolio is mixed. I have Photos, Videos, 3D Renders, Vectors and Illustrations.
My experience is like this:

- on SS: i sell mostly photos. this might be due to the fact that my portfolio is predominated by these kinds of assets
- on AS: i sell some vectors but mostly photos, though I sell more vectors compared to SS
- on iS: i sell mixed. it's like they don't care about the predomination of your portfolio or maybe they have more vectors oriented clients, taking into consideration that my portfolio is 60%-70% photos.

Hope this helps

« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 06:24 »
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I thought people were deleting accounts rather than creating new ones.  ;D

Exactly. And lots of threads here about SS. Guess everybody reactivated their accounts.  ::)

« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 07:50 »
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I thought people were deleting accounts rather than creating new ones.  ;D

Exactly. And lots of threads here about SS. Guess everybody reactivated their accounts.  ::)

Or never deleted our account because we make money from SS.


 

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