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« on: June 20, 2012, 22:14 »
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What a surprise today, 3x sales of 3 illustrations (nothing special about them) for a 120$ commission each... on Shutterstock... That beats my 90$ record of last time.

I find these new licenses more and more interesting, they keep growing up. What a surprise to see a weeks worth of income come in one day!

Anyone else got those high commissions?


« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 22:28 »
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stunning! had 1 last month for 70$! but 3 for 120$ each is crazy, wish you more ;D

« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 22:48 »
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Well done! Can't wait to get those  :D

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 23:42 »
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Excellent 3 for $120 each WOW!

« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 00:59 »
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That's awesome!   :)  My ELs have completely dried up since April (never gone so long without one), so it's good to hear high-dollar sales are still happening.  Congrats!

CD123

« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 01:12 »
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What a surprise today, 3x sales of 3 illustrations (nothing special about them) for a 120$ commission each... on Shutterstock... That beats my 90$ record of last time.

I find these new licenses more and more interesting, they keep growing up. What a surprise to see a weeks worth of income come in one day!

Anyone else got those high commissions?

Send me the recipe before you patent it!!!  ;D Congrats!!!

rubyroo

« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2012, 01:32 »
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Yes!  That's fantastic.  Congrats. :)

Right now I seem to be languishing in Subs City.  I was beginning to think someone had turned a tap off somewhere, so it's lovely to hear someone else is doing exceptionally well on high returns this month.  VERY good news! :)
« Last Edit: June 21, 2012, 01:42 by rubyroo »

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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2012, 02:09 »
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That's awesome!   :)  My ELs have completely dried up since April (never gone so long without one), so it's good to hear high-dollar sales are still happening.  Congrats!

I hear ya Karimala, no EL's in May for me got me starting to worry, just got one this week to put my mind at ease, as well as a few of those $16.80 ones. OD's are high this month too, but nothing like a $120 sale! Great to hear!

Wim

« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 02:45 »
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Very nice Morphart, congrats on those.

I've had a $75 last month but other then that the usual $28.

« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2012, 03:39 »
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I've had one $18 commission so far.  If I get some in the $70+ range, it might motivate me to start producing images for microstock again.

wut

« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012, 04:38 »
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Awesome! I never got anything more than 28$ from SS, just ELs and those 16.8$ SODs. Well at least those sales are happening, I can't say I'm disappointed. Congrats!

« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2012, 04:39 »
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That's nice to hear. Congrats. I bet it put a smile on your face.

« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2012, 07:00 »
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Does it possible in photo sphere of SS?

« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2012, 07:15 »
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Not bad, most of my sales are 25c in SS :-\

« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 07:37 »
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That's awesome. Congrats!

With all the stealing of images going on around the net, it's good to know there are people who still value stock images and are willing to pay for the correct license.  :)

tab62

« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 09:00 »
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how about three sales at $.25 each not bad if only I find a cup of coffee for $.75 today...

« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2012, 09:11 »
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stunning! had 1 last month for 70$! but 3 for 120$ each is crazy, wish you more ;D

Congrats ! :-)
I never had this kind of amount on SS, only 3 EL (3x 28$) once in a month
The most I had was once on 123RF : 3x 90$ in a day! It never happened again...

seems like buyers prefer to buy very strong licences only 3x at once ;-)


« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2012, 10:04 »
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Not bad, most of my sales are 25c in SS :-\

I take it back. Had a great day today too :)

« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2012, 10:08 »
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Congrats. I had one of these this month too. I was a bit confused on what it was. Is there a list somewhere of all the different licenses people can buy?

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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2012, 10:12 »
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Congrats. I had one of these this month too. I was a bit confused on what it was. Is there a list somewhere of all the different licenses people can buy?



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Hello,

As promised, we've posted a brief summary of these license types on our blog:

http://www.shutterstock.com/buzz/individual-image-licenses-update

Best Regards,

Scott

« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2012, 10:38 »
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That's fantastic. It's incredible how these image sales are nearly surpassing EL's for a lot of us. I know they've become a significant part of my earnings. Love SS!

grafix04

« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2012, 10:47 »
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Nice.   Here's hoping it becomes a trend.

« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2012, 10:53 »
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Congrats. I had one of these this month too. I was a bit confused on what it was. Is there a list somewhere of all the different licenses people can buy?


Unfortunately, there isn't. They promised they'd explain on their blog and when they posted here that the blog was updated, it just said (paraphrasing) custom licenses. IOW we never get to know what they've licensed for that fee. I think that's a problem, but no one else seemed concerned...

« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2012, 11:00 »
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Hello,

As promised, we've posted a brief summary of these license types on our blog:

http://www.shutterstock.com/buzz/individual-image-licenses-update

Best Regards,

Scott


Thanks. That's pretty ambiguous. One line says up to $75, another says between $75 and $90, and another says $90 or more. I'm not complaining. I was just curious.

I assume I got 30% of it and the license cost $400, but what the difference between that and a $300 license seems kind of a mystery. Or is it more of a RM thing where it just depends on how they plan to use it? Which leads back to the question of what did I just sell?

« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2012, 11:04 »
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Unfortunately, there isn't. They promised they'd explain on their blog and when they posted here that the blog was updated, it just said (paraphrasing) custom licenses. IOW we never get to know what they've licensed for that fee. I think that's a problem, but no one else seemed concerned...


I guess I can always opt out of the sensitive use stuff. I assume that is what this was sold under. I'm not overly concerned, but more curious.

« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2012, 18:17 »
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Nice.   Here's hoping it becomes a trend.

I sure hope it becomes a trend!

It sure did put a huge smile on my face. These we for 3 very ordinary technical illustrations in black lines on white of a flower bud (3 differents). I am confused as to what license was used for this, but I will sure not complain about it! :)

« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2012, 02:00 »
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Unbelievable, congrats !


« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2012, 17:22 »
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I had a $50 for one illustration sale today, surprising.  :)

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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2012, 20:32 »
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I don't know about a trend or not, but I had a photograph sold with a $112 commission earlier this month on SS.  Here's hoping for lots more!

« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2012, 20:38 »
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I don't know about a trend or not, but I had a photograph sold with a $112 commission earlier this month on SS.  Here's hoping for lots more!

Yes those sales sure do put a smile on our faces :)

To think of it, how many agencies tries to find a way for us contributor to earn MORE?
(and by doing so, the agency also earn more :)

« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2012, 14:35 »
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On your Contributor Page, when has the Monthly Earnings  at the top right, change to total Gross Earnings? I just had a "GREAT!" moment until I realized that the sum was not July Earnings . . . . . . . . oh well.

For me, at least, this is new.  And if you click on "Earnings" then it brings you to "Earnings Summary". 

Kind of nice.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2012, 15:01 by etienjones »

« Reply #31 on: July 25, 2012, 18:24 »
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Nice.   Here's hoping it becomes a trend.

I sure hope it becomes a trend!

It sure did put a huge smile on my face. These we for 3 very ordinary technical illustrations in black lines on white of a flower bud (3 differents). I am confused as to what license was used for this, but I will sure not complain about it! :)

Trend???

Key to success in one naive step by Morphwanbeeart.
Buy cheap old fake illustration book. Put it on scanner an vectorized it in Illustrator with thousands or millions of dots and open paths?!?
Upload and enjoy... Cool

THNX for sharing this kind of lobotomy ;D

Tomorrow I'll go to school of brain disabled persons who are hungry for any kind of job and show them how to press Scan button on scanner, after that button in Illustrator how to trace it and Ill by them few grams of peanuts (because they are not wealthy (peanuts I mean), one scan one peanut, one trace one peanut. No more)
Ill bee back tomorrow (like Schwarzenegger as Terminator) and pick up my DVD with this traced old fart shits and upload it to all stock sites.
Watafakija

After that Ill proudly post my EL or whatever great earnings here at MSG forum.

P.S.
I dont like copycats (who does)
But you portfolio is first who deserve my big PUKE.

OK I understand that you know to draw something in illustrator or in other vector applications but this is not what buyers want to buy. So you as I can see you find trace option in Illustrator or Corel which made you Illustrator Master Blaster as you present yourself.

If you are offended with my piffle fell free to tick IGNORE button (its not harder than press Scan or Trace button which you are using so often in you lets say work)

Good luck

« Reply #32 on: July 25, 2012, 18:26 »
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time for me to drop my garbage crown =)

Thats great! i thought the license was for sensitive purposes... that got me thinking about doing some illustrations for the "mature" audiences... lol

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« Reply #33 on: July 25, 2012, 20:45 »
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time for me to drop my garbage crown =)

Thats great! i thought the license was for sensitive purposes... that got me thinking about doing some illustrations for the "mature" audiences... lol

I don't know about Morphart, but mine was about the farthest thing imaginable from either a sensitive purpose or something for a "mature" audience.  It was a photograph (not illustration) of fall leaves, composite of three individual leaves actually, with some shadowing and text thrown in.  I can't imagine an application for this image that would call for a sale of a couple hundred dollars (my commission $112).  I have received a couple of EL's and numerous OD's for this image, but big dollars ..... I just don't know.   No complaints of course, but I sure am curious.

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« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2012, 20:48 »
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Still waiting for one of these $120 sales... anyone feeling generous?  ;)

« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2012, 23:39 »
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...but this is not what buyers want to buy. So you as I can see you find trace option in Illustrator or Corel which made you Illustrator Master Blaster as you present yourself.

If you are offended with my piffle fell free to tick IGNORE button (its not harder than press Scan or Trace button which you are using so often in you lets say work)

Good luck

Hope you fell better after this? So much hate and frustration in you, things must not be going well for you to be complaining about other peoples portfolio. I'm the one working on it, why should you care?

1st nonsense :
...but this is not what buyers want to buy.

How please enlighten us with your knowledge... What DO buyers want to buy? My earnings and download shows the contrary else I would have stopped doing this a year ago.

2nd nonsense:
So you as I can see you find trace option in Illustrator or Corel which made you Illustrator Master Blaster as you present yourself.

Do you take drugs? Illustrator Master Blaster... Maybe find something less nerdy next time if you want to insult, just had a good laugh :). You try and do some of those type of image, you will see that there is a lot more than what you think you know.

And for your reference I do have also 700 hand drawn color illustrations and 320 video. Not sure what is your point. Not my fault if you didn't get those type of commissions. Stop crying start working, maybe you'll see results.

For my part I am not artistically proud of my portfolio, and I do know that it does not have the top level quality aspect your portfolio might have, but from a business point of view (yes this is a business, not an art gallery) I can say I would not switch my portfolio with yours :). There ARE buyers for these type of images, I see 3.3k of them saying it each month in Shutterstock.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 23:55 by Morphart »

« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2012, 08:05 »
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Still waiting for one of these $120 sales... anyone feeling generous?  ;)

No, but I am feeling needy!! ;)


« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2012, 22:44 »
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finally got one of those fancy big sales.  Not $120 but I guess I'll be content with $75

Lagereek

« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2012, 22:46 »
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finally got one of those fancy big sales.  Not $120 but I guess I'll be content with $75

Good enough, isnt it.

« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2012, 23:34 »
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finally got one of those fancy big sales.  Not $120 but I guess I'll be content with $75

Congrats!!! :) Sure puts a smile on any day. Didn't get any last month but ELs were up.

Enjoy the extra $$ ! :)

« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2012, 16:57 »
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never had one those nor dreamt about it! :D

I started in March and have 800+ files almostall editorials, do I have any hope?

Congrats to all of you!

« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2012, 12:57 »
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WOW! I have never seen one of those!
I thought that the maximum royalty at SS was 28$ for an EL. What type of license is that?

In fact, in this link I cannot see royalty rates more than 28$: http://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings_schedule.mhtml
« Last Edit: August 05, 2012, 13:04 by soma »

traveler1116

« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2012, 13:08 »
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WOW! I have never seen one of those!
I thought that the maximum royalty at SS was 28$ for an EL. What type of license is that?

In fact, in this link I cannot see royalty rates more than 28$: http://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings_schedule.mhtml

I think it's at the bottom where it says
"Images:
Single Image On Demand
and
Any Products Not Listed Above"
You get between 20-30% of the sale depending on your level.

« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2012, 13:18 »
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WOW! I have never seen one of those!
I thought that the maximum royalty at SS was 28$ for an EL. What type of license is that?

In fact, in this link I cannot see royalty rates more than 28$: http://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings_schedule.mhtml

I think it's at the bottom where it says
"Images:
Single Image On Demand
and
Any Products Not Listed Above"
You get between 20-30% of the sale depending on your level.


Yeah, I have read it. It's about the licenses for "sensitive uses", with royalties up 75$.
I have never seen one of that  ;D

traveler1116

« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2012, 13:21 »
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WOW! I have never seen one of those!
I thought that the maximum royalty at SS was 28$ for an EL. What type of license is that?

In fact, in this link I cannot see royalty rates more than 28$: http://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings_schedule.mhtml

I think it's at the bottom where it says
"Images:
Single Image On Demand
and
Any Products Not Listed Above"
You get between 20-30% of the sale depending on your level.


Yeah, I have read it. It's about the licenses for "sensitive uses", with royalties up 75$.
I have never seen one of that  ;D

http://www.shutterstock.com/buzz/individual-image-licenses-update  You mean this, it was posted on the first page?

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« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2012, 16:42 »
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From what I understand, these high dollar images are negotiated on a one-on-one basis with the customer.  That's why the dollar amounts can vary so widely.  Based on the 20% to 30% commission mentioned in the SS blog, my $112 image apparently sold for somewhere between $375 and $560.  I sure would like to know what it's going to be used for.  I've one image that was sold several years ago for $0.25 when I was first starting out with SS that I later found on a billboard in Oklahoma.  Bummer.   :'(

« Reply #46 on: August 16, 2012, 09:49 »
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finally got one of those fancy big sales.  Not $120 but I guess I'll be content with $75

Looks like the love is being spread around a bit __ I just got a $75 sale too. That's actually the highest individual commission I've earned since I started doing microstock over 7 years ago. It was a kitchen interior shot, apparently purchased in Turkey or thereabouts.


ShadySue

« Reply #47 on: August 16, 2012, 09:55 »
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finally got one of those fancy big sales.  Not $120 but I guess I'll be content with $75

Looks like the love is being spread around a bit __ I just got a $75 sale too. That's actually the highest individual commission I've earned since I started doing microstock over 7 years ago. It was a kitchen interior shot, apparently purchased in Turkey or thereabouts.
For sensitive use?!
They must be going to composite in a 'sex on the worktop' scene!

« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2012, 10:31 »
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I have 75 USD sale too. Hallelujah. I thought that there must be some person (or pet maybe) visible on the image so that some use could be considered as sensitive. Fortunately not. Destroyed landscape can be downloaded for sensitive use too.

CD123

« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2012, 13:39 »
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Guess my stuff just aint sensitive enough.....  :-\

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« Reply #50 on: August 16, 2012, 16:01 »
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I was opted out but after reading more i am now opted in!

Hopes for bigger payouts :)

RacePhoto

« Reply #51 on: August 16, 2012, 21:17 »
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I was opted out but after reading more i am now opted in!

Hopes for bigger payouts :)

I'm pretty sure none of mine were sensitive use because I have no people photos at all.  ??? Just had a single download for $21 which makes me smile. And today a 3c commission for my lone referral that passed the test. Whoo Hoo!  ;)

« Reply #52 on: August 17, 2012, 00:11 »
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I was opted out but after reading more i am now opted in!

Hopes for bigger payouts :)

I'm opt out. i try to protect as much as i can my models.

« Reply #53 on: August 17, 2012, 03:35 »
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Haha, and I was stoked about my $.25 sub sales.  The PicNiche notification tone is so pleasing...


« Reply #55 on: August 17, 2012, 10:00 »
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@scottbraut: I wish Shutterstock would give us the opportunity to opt in or out on an image basis. About 10 % of my pictures are of children, and I can't (and won't) opt those in. But the other 90 % of the portfolio would not be a problem.

« Reply #56 on: August 17, 2012, 10:33 »
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Hi All,

When you receive a high royalty for a single image, it is because the image was sold under a license that offers the option for sensitive use. That does not mean that the use was a sensitive one.  The majority of these images will not be used in a sensitive manner.  However, such use is a possibility. Unlike some competitors, we give you the ability to opt-out.  

High royalties are often the result of a prenegotiated agreement with volume buyers such as large advertising agencies.  These volume buyers may require additional license or workflow features, such as the option for sensitive use, indemnification, multi-user accounts, prenegotiated pricing, and special billing and workflow features.  

By opting-in to sensitive use, you get access to all sales made to these buyers.  By opting out, your images aren't available to buyers who require the option of sensitive use.

Overall, these sales are a great opportunity to drive additional revenue to you and we're excited to make them available.  :)

Best,

Scott
VP of Content
Shutterstock
 

Thanks for providing the clarification Scott. Much appreciated.


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« Reply #57 on: August 17, 2012, 10:39 »
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Hi All,

When you receive a high royalty for a single image, it is because the image was sold under a license that offers the option for sensitive use. That does not mean that the use was a sensitive one.  The majority of these images will not be used in a sensitive manner.  However, such use is a possibility. Unlike some competitors, we give you the ability to opt-out.  

High royalties are often the result of a prenegotiated agreement with volume buyers such as large advertising agencies.  These volume buyers may require additional license or workflow features, such as the option for sensitive use, indemnification, multi-user accounts, prenegotiated pricing, and special billing and workflow features.  

By opting-in to sensitive use, you get access to all sales made to these buyers.  By opting out, your images aren't available to buyers who require the option of sensitive use.

Overall, these sales are a great opportunity to drive additional revenue to you and we're excited to make them available.  :)

Best,

Scott
VP of Content
Shutterstock
 

Thanks for providing the clarification Scott. Much appreciated.
Yes double thanks on that one. :) 8)

Not worried about models so no big deal on that one.

« Reply #58 on: August 17, 2012, 11:19 »
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@scottbraut: I wish Shutterstock would give us the opportunity to opt in or out on an image basis. About 10 % of my pictures are of children, and I can't (and won't) opt those in. But the other 90 % of the portfolio would not be a problem.

Totally agree with you.  An opt in/out option at image level (not all the portfolio) will be a much wiser decision. I am willing to opt in the majority of my pictures BUT not all of them.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #59 on: August 17, 2012, 13:24 »
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Maybe I am misunderstanding this:  I've only recently opted in for the "sensitive use" sales.  Before opting in I had several "Single and Other" downloads.  They were much less that $75 or $100 but were more than the OD downloads.

Are there separate rate charts for "sensitive" and "single image" downloads?

« Reply #60 on: August 17, 2012, 13:37 »
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Maybe I am misunderstanding this:  I've only recently opted in for the "sensitive use" sales.  Before opting in I had several "Single and Other" downloads.  They were much less that $75 or $100 but were more than the OD downloads.

Are there separate rate charts for "sensitive" and "single image" downloads?

I guess so, so far in the "Single and Other" I had 11 downloads

- 1 for 2.8$ (28%)
- 1 for 5.32$ (28%)
- 2 for 16.8$ (28%)
- 6 for 18$ (30%)
- 1 for 70$ (28%)

from which values are they sensitive us? I have no idea but I believe only the 70$ (which is the 75$ if i havent had it before the last club)

« Reply #61 on: August 18, 2012, 21:13 »
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« Last Edit: August 18, 2012, 21:14 by luissantos84 »

« Reply #62 on: August 30, 2012, 13:01 »
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Nice, my first illustration for 112,87 USD !  :)

« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2012, 13:11 »
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Nice, my first illustration for 112,87 USD !  :)

congrats!

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« Reply #64 on: August 30, 2012, 18:52 »
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Brilliant! Hoping for some of those soon too :) Well done

Ed

« Reply #65 on: August 30, 2012, 22:53 »
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Thanks for the explanation Scott.

I have a question though...at 3 x $120 commission ($360 to the artist per the original poster) does the 25% commission that Shutterstock says artists get still apply?  In this case would Shutterstock be getting $480 per image for a total of $1,440?

« Reply #66 on: August 31, 2012, 00:16 »
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What i don't understand here is why somebody buy a image/illustration ( without people in it) with $480 and not using the file for sensitive purposes when they have the EL option for $100.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2012, 02:54 by nicku »


« Reply #67 on: September 03, 2012, 09:43 »
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What i don't understand here is why somebody buy a image/illustration ( without people in it) with $480 and not using the file for sensitive purposes when they have the EL option for $100.

They must have different options and uses that is not possible with EL.

EmberMike

« Reply #68 on: September 03, 2012, 13:59 »
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How does an illustration get a sensitive use license? I thought those only applied to photos with people in them...

« Reply #69 on: September 03, 2012, 14:30 »
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How does an illustration get a sensitive use license? I thought those only applied to photos with people in them...

Good question....

i really don't like this secrecy around this ''sensitive use'' license price, terms and conditions. They must be public like the RF and EL licenses.  :-\ :-\

« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2012, 15:02 »
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How does an illustration get a sensitive use license? I thought those only applied to photos with people in them...
It looks to me like more along the lines of special licenses that are outside the scope of the regular RF license that is covered by the subscription packages or ELs.

That could include much higher print runs or maybe usage for a corporation that wants to use the image for several businesses within their company. Well, scottbraut already outlined it for us anyway...

Obviously there is a need for such licenses and I'm glad that SS caters to these kinds of clients. No complaints here.

« Reply #71 on: September 03, 2012, 16:13 »
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How does an illustration get a sensitive use license? I thought those only applied to photos with people in them...

^^^ Scroll back up to Reply 54 of this thread for the answer (direct from Shutterstock's VP of Content).

RacePhoto

« Reply #72 on: September 03, 2012, 19:36 »
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How does an illustration get a sensitive use license? I thought those only applied to photos with people in them...

^^^ Scroll back up to Reply 54 of this thread for the answer (direct from Shutterstock's VP of Content).

Apparently some people have a broken scroll wheel on their mouse?  ;)

Hi All,

When you receive a high royalty for a single image, it is because the image was sold under a license that offers the option for sensitive use. That does not mean that the use was a sensitive one.  The majority of these images will not be used in a sensitive manner.  However, such use is a possibility. Unlike some competitors, we give you the ability to opt-out. 

High royalties are often the result of a prenegotiated agreement with volume buyers such as large advertising agencies.  These volume buyers may require additional license or workflow features, such as the option for sensitive use, indemnification, multi-user accounts, prenegotiated pricing, and special billing and workflow features. 

By opting-in to sensitive use, you get access to all sales made to these buyers.  By opting out, your images aren't available to buyers who require the option of sensitive use.

Overall, these sales are a great opportunity to drive additional revenue to you and we're excited to make them available.  :)

Best,

Scott
VP of Content
Shutterstock
 

« Reply #73 on: September 04, 2012, 01:43 »
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How does an illustration get a sensitive use license? I thought those only applied to photos with people in them...

^^^ Scroll back up to Reply 54 of this thread for the answer (direct from Shutterstock's VP of Content).

 ;D ;D ;D Ok, so where can i see the '' additional requests'' terms that volume buyers want, beside the sensitive use that is very clearly. I don't want to sell a image without knowing what rights are applied to that specific license.

« Reply #74 on: September 14, 2012, 14:51 »
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I bought that digi camo image from you ..... Please shoot me an email  .... I would like to buy directly from you.  I also liked the ambulances you had on Shutterstock, I like your work.  Email me please, I would like to to see if you are interested in more work.

Thanks,

Rico

« Reply #75 on: September 14, 2012, 15:45 »
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SS contacted me saying someone wanted to buy one of my non-people images under this license and that I should enable sensitive use 'til it sold and then disable. I responded they should allow disabling by model release - which they really should. I enabled my port. After a week with no sale, I disabled. Maybe I was too slow or the buyer found a different image or who knows. It would have been nice to get the big $ boost though.

« Reply #76 on: September 15, 2012, 06:12 »
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SS contacted me saying someone wanted to buy one of my non-people images under this license and that I should enable sensitive use 'til it sold and then disable. I responded they should allow disabling by model release - which they really should. I enabled my port. After a week with no sale, I disabled. Maybe I was too slow or the buyer found a different image or who knows. It would have been nice to get the big $ boost though.

The exact same thing happened to me a couple of months ago.  Was told that the buyer went in another direction.  Was also told that SS was considering Sensitive Use on an image by image basis.  Hope it happens!


« Reply #77 on: September 15, 2012, 21:51 »
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...but this is not what buyers want to buy. So you as I can see you find trace option in Illustrator or Corel which made you Illustrator Master Blaster as you present yourself.

If you are offended with my piffle fell free to tick IGNORE button (its not harder than press Scan or Trace button which you are using so often in you lets say work)

Good luck

Hope you fell better after this? So much hate and frustration in you, things must not be going well for you to be complaining about other peoples portfolio. I'm the one working on it, why should you care?

1st nonsense :
...but this is not what buyers want to buy.

How please enlighten us with your knowledge... What DO buyers want to buy? My earnings and download shows the contrary else I would have stopped doing this a year ago.

2nd nonsense:
So you as I can see you find trace option in Illustrator or Corel which made you Illustrator Master Blaster as you present yourself.

Do you take drugs? Illustrator Master Blaster... Maybe find something less nerdy next time if you want to insult, just had a good laugh :). You try and do some of those type of image, you will see that there is a lot more than what you think you know.

And for your reference I do have also 700 hand drawn color illustrations and 320 video. Not sure what is your point. Not my fault if you didn't get those type of commissions. Stop crying start working, maybe you'll see results.

For my part I am not artistically proud of my portfolio, and I do know that it does not have the top level quality aspect your portfolio might have, but from a business point of view (yes this is a business, not an art gallery) I can say I would not switch my portfolio with yours :). There ARE buyers for these type of images, I see 3.3k of them saying it each month in Shutterstock.

Finally I got one lobotomy follower :)

How many empty letters. Can you please hob-nob with you scanner and with make it good trace button in Illustrator...

Congrats for you sales anyhow...

« Reply #78 on: September 16, 2012, 15:05 »
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Finally I got one lobotomy follower :)

How many empty letters. Can you please hob-nob with you scanner and with make it good trace button in Illustrator...

Congrats for you sales anyhow...

Hehe congrats on reading that reply :p Anyhow everything looks simpler and easier when you look at it from the outside :).

You're an artist, I am and investor and wannabe artist, bottom line, we make money, and that is what selling Microstock is about for the most part.

Hope it made you feel better, else a therapist might help :p

« Reply #79 on: September 16, 2012, 20:36 »
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I had a $50 for one illustration sale today, surprising.  :)

I bought it .... are you interested in more work ?

« Reply #80 on: September 17, 2012, 08:20 »
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I had a $50 for one illustration sale today, surprising.  :)

I bought it .... are you interested in more work ?

You can contact the user by clicking his name and sending him a PM in case he doesn't your reply in this thread

« Reply #81 on: November 19, 2012, 21:23 »
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Had a nice single DL with $61.20 commission this evening. That was a nice surprise!

« Reply #82 on: November 20, 2012, 01:38 »
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Had a nice single DL with $61.20 commission this evening. That was a nice surprise!

You are OPT IN with sensitive use???

« Reply #83 on: November 20, 2012, 21:17 »
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Had a nice single DL with $61.20 commission this evening. That was a nice surprise!

You are OPT IN with sensitive use???

Yes, but I also only have vectors at SS.

Just got another one tonight, looks like same buyer (East Coast - NY). The illustration had a similar theme and tonight's commission was $72.00.

I thought this was going to be a slow week, but it's looking like it could easily be a BWE.

« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2013, 15:44 »
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Just had the same image sell 2 x SOD's today for a total of $168. First was in the UK a few hours ago for $18 and another just now from the US east coast for $150. Fairly ordinary image that's only been on-line for a couple of months too.  It's definitely an aspect of SS that keeps growing.

rubyroo

« Reply #85 on: April 03, 2013, 16:20 »
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Lovely!  Congratulations!  :D

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« Reply #87 on: April 03, 2013, 16:39 »
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On the earnings schedule it says 30% and in parentheses it says "up to $120", does that mean they are charging customers a max of $400 or does it mean that even if they charge $1,000 you only get $120?
http://submit.shutterstock.com/earnings_schedule.mhtml
  No, Scott from SS said customers pay up to 400 dollar.

« Reply #88 on: April 03, 2013, 19:27 »
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Lovely!  Congratulations!  :D

Thank you! As it happens it is also the first time I've exceeded $250 from a single day from one agency alone. Not bad from a place where everyone keeps telling us we only earn "25c a download". My RPD as SS so far this month is currently running at $1.33. Good times for SS contributors!
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« Reply #89 on: April 03, 2013, 20:16 »
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Glad to hear that people are having big sales again! I never had one but I'm close to 100 downloads so I'm hoping I'm not far from a sale like that. Also, I'm seeing an increase in sales. Today I had a sales record on SS! So yep, good times for SS contributors!

rubyroo

« Reply #90 on: April 04, 2013, 02:21 »
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Lovely!  Congratulations!  :D


Thank you! As it happens it is also the first time I've exceeded $250 from a single day from one agency alone. Not bad from a place where everyone keeps telling us we only earn "25c a download". My RPD as SS so far this month is currently running at $1.33. Good times for SS contributors!

Wonderful!  :D

Last month was pretty poor on ELs for me, but the "ODs and SODs" (that always makes me laugh) are going pretty well. 

Well done to morning.light too.  Wishing you both (and all) many more sales and increasingly high returns.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 02:24 by rubyroo »

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« Reply #91 on: April 04, 2013, 02:29 »
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Lovely!  Congratulations!  :D


Thank you! As it happens it is also the first time I've exceeded $250 from a single day from one agency alone. Not bad from a place where everyone keeps telling us we only earn "25c a download". My RPD as SS so far this month is currently running at $1.33. Good times for SS contributors!

Wonderful!  :D

Last month was pretty poor on ELs for me, but the "ODs and SODs" (that always makes me laugh) are going pretty well. 

Well done to morning.light too.  Wishing you both (and all) many more sales and increasingly high returns.

Noticed the same with EL's, last 2 months have been light on for me, well under my usual amount. Hoping it returns to normal levels soon! And yes, congrats on the big sales guys!

rubyroo

« Reply #92 on: April 04, 2013, 02:51 »
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Oh that's interesting.  Sorry to hear it, but glad I'm not alone in that.  Sharing your hopes!  Good luck for the month ahead.  :)

« Reply #93 on: April 05, 2013, 19:29 »
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Just got a $112 SD from an image that sold only one time for $0.36 in three years its been on SS.  I commented in a different thread yesterday that I had only one D/L all day and now there selling again. Go figure.  The SD's and OD's have been great.....thank you SS!

tab62

« Reply #94 on: April 05, 2013, 19:40 »
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This business is this way- just when you want to give up you have great day in sales!

« Reply #95 on: April 05, 2013, 19:53 »
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Congrats jcpjr! I just had a similar experience, but with an OD, not SOD unfortunately.


This business is this way- just when you want to give up you have great day in sales!

Will it work if I try to give up everyday?  :D

« Reply #96 on: April 05, 2013, 20:05 »
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Thanks all. Been at it since 2005 and still get excited when I get a new BDE.


 

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