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Author Topic: Shutterstock raised image price by 20 cents. No raise for contributors?  (Read 10622 times)

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« Reply #50 on: April 21, 2015, 05:54 »
+1
Damned if I do, damned if I  dont.  :o


« Reply #51 on: April 21, 2015, 07:38 »
+6
Every king can loose his crown fast...

In this business that is very accurate. From a competitive viewpoint it's like walking on eggshells. One cracks and they all crack. In SS case, they are probably trying to accomplish two major things:

1. Shareholder wealth
2. Competitive responses/positioning

But #1 AND #2 comes as our expense, unfortunately. 

Just as an aside, I now go check my SS account for a BIG sales as my subs are not in the 20-30 a day average, down from 50-60 a day my OD's are fairly rare (0-3 a day avg) and I have not gotten a $28 commission in about 8 weeks since they made their package changes. The ONLY way I am "making my month" is the random big sale. Other than that I will have taken my first pay cut at SS in 8 years since I started with them.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #52 on: April 21, 2015, 09:27 »
+6
I was already wondering why subs were drying up and ODD's were nowhere to be founds these last few weeks. As if things couldn't get worse in microstock already. 

I think microstock is going to be very, very different, 3 years from now...

Funny enough I said this 4 days ago, but today I received a whopping 20 ODD's!

Shelma1

« Reply #53 on: April 21, 2015, 09:45 »
+1
I was already wondering why subs were drying up and ODD's were nowhere to be founds these last few weeks. As if things couldn't get worse in microstock already. 

I think microstock is going to be very, very different, 3 years from now...

Funny enough I said this 4 days ago, but today I received a whopping 20 ODD's!

Congrats! :)

« Reply #54 on: April 21, 2015, 10:09 »
+1
I was already wondering why subs were drying up and ODD's were nowhere to be founds these last few weeks. As if things couldn't get worse in microstock already. 

I think microstock is going to be very, very different, 3 years from now...

Funny enough I said this 4 days ago, but today I received a whopping 20 ODD's!
Good job!

« Reply #55 on: April 22, 2015, 12:45 »
+4
Every king can loose his crown fast...

In this business that is very accurate. From a competitive viewpoint it's like walking on eggshells. One cracks and they all crack. In SS case, they are probably trying to accomplish two major things:

1. Shareholder wealth
2. Competitive responses/positioning

But #1 AND #2 comes as our expense, unfortunately. 

Just as an aside, I now go check my SS account for a BIG sales as my subs are not in the 20-30 a day average, down from 50-60 a day my OD's are fairly rare (0-3 a day avg) and I have not gotten a $28 commission in about 8 weeks since they made their package changes. The ONLY way I am "making my month" is the random big sale. Other than that I will have taken my first pay cut at SS in 8 years since I started with them.

Everything in this business comes at our expense. You could list #1 thru #20 and we'd be #20.

« Reply #56 on: May 05, 2015, 14:49 »
+2
Not claiming anything to be fact but if I compare these prices to what I still see

199 euro for 750 month = 0.27 c/i
165 euro for 350 month = 0.47 c/i

Shutterstock gave themselves a 20 cent raise per image. And nuttin' for us. So it seems.

New pricing?


Old pricing

They stiffed us on the raise and now they are sneaking in hidden royalty decreases.



 

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