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« Reply #250 on: May 30, 2024, 08:08 »
I had my best month ever on Shutterstock in May 2024.

From reading other peoples posts, it's clear that SS performs better for videos and AS for photos.

I only have videos in my portfolio, so Im very happy with the sales there, even with lower commissions than AS and Pond5.

« Reply #251 on: May 30, 2024, 15:54 »
Just received $28.40 contributor fund payment.

Anyone else?

At least Shutterstock pays contributors for its use however  a poorly performing agency compared to what it once was.

« Reply #252 on: May 31, 2024, 05:32 »
yes,I also received a small contributor fund bonus yesterday.

this month on SS did nothing but confirm that I was right to stop uploading last September.

too many 0.10c sales,when I see all this content sold at 0.10c I feel bad thinking about all the work that went into making it,and I don't want to upload new content,I don't want to see more new content sold at 0, 10,it's unbearable!

I'd like to go back to uploading to SS but they need to get these 0.10c out of the way!

« Reply #253 on: May 31, 2024, 05:51 »
I have actually had quite a good month on SS in May, with two larger sales for photos. However, they have now started refusing model releases that are perfectly fine, in some cases accepting four releases for a family of four, then refusing the same releases for other images of the same family, crazy behaviour. Or accepting a photo of a 19th century church and refusing the presbytery next to it on intellectual property grounds. Not sure if the reviewers are human or not, the reviews are much faster but crazy now. Have any of you experienced this in the last few days? Is it worth it contacting them to have explanations?

« Reply #254 on: May 31, 2024, 12:31 »
I also had quite a good month on SS, actually it is even my BME, especially thanks to 3 big editorial photo sales. After a long time, my RPD at SS is around 1 dollar this month, which is very decent. Interestingly enough, all those big sales revolve around transportation.

« Reply #255 on: May 31, 2024, 13:14 »
20% more downloads than any other month at SS and the BME in revenue.

« Reply #256 on: May 31, 2024, 20:21 »
I've had a pretty good month on SS. Second best ever for number of downloads but no big sales so RPD is only $0.32. However still quite a lot more revenue than AS.


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