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« Reply #50 on: July 07, 2016, 04:27 »
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My earning falling like a poisoned fly.

The buyers go to another agency because the shuttetstock portfolio it's bulk of crap.
I make new 50 new vectors, accapted in monday, and i sell nothing from them. I am realy Angry and frustrated
I stopped uploading the new pictures.
We sould boycott, stop the uploading the quality pictures, even the spammers, are there.
I belive the problem is the: tons of crap in the shutterstock.


Agree but FT sales drop down too. Holidays I think is better answer.


ShadySue

« Reply #51 on: July 07, 2016, 04:33 »
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Yet on the poll, SS is higher than it has been for a long time. Does that prove what I've long said about the poll, or are those with increasing sales there not posting for fear of copycats? (Hypothetical question )
« Last Edit: July 07, 2016, 05:14 by ShadySue »

« Reply #52 on: July 07, 2016, 05:07 »
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Yes on the poll, SS is higher than it has been for a long time. Does that prove what I've long said about the poll, or are those with increasing sales there not posting for fear of copycats? (Hypothetical question )

I think its partly because anyone posting positive growth is considered by many to be a naive newbie or a liar. If you look at Shutterstocks own figures then sales are still growing but not as fast as additions so its a tough market but some must still be doing OK.

ShadySue

« Reply #53 on: July 07, 2016, 05:24 »
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Yes on the poll, SS is higher than it has been for a long time. Does that prove what I've long said about the poll, or are those with increasing sales there not posting for fear of copycats? (Hypothetical question )

I think its partly because anyone posting positive growth is considered by many to be a naive newbie or a liar. If you look at Shutterstocks own figures then sales are still growing but not as fast as additions so its a tough market but some must still be doing OK.
Maybe, or maybe the pie is being cut into ever smaller portions.
If the poll is to be believed (?!), those apparently reporting increases must be outnumbering those reporting decreases, by a reasonable proportion, with only 168 votes.

« Reply #54 on: July 07, 2016, 05:54 »
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Forget this stupid poll. It would only be relevant if everybody would take it, and everybody would be honest.

And since not everybody is taking a poll (I for example), and those who do, are not necesarily honest, this poll is totaly irrelevant.
Personally I don't even look at it. All the matters for me are my sales, not someone elses's sales...

« Reply #55 on: July 07, 2016, 06:11 »
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Forget this stupid poll. It would only be relevant if everybody would take it, and everybody would be honest.

And since not everybody is taking a poll (I for example), and those who do, are not necesarily honest, this poll is totaly irrelevant.
Personally I don't even look at it. All the matters for me are my sales, not someone elses's sales...
Apart from Alamy the order in the poll is pretty accurate I think....useful to use as a guide for where to upload. You are right though personal experience is key

« Reply #56 on: July 07, 2016, 06:14 »
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Yes on the poll, SS is higher than it has been for a long time. Does that prove what I've long said about the poll, or are those with increasing sales there not posting for fear of copycats? (Hypothetical question )

I think its partly because anyone posting positive growth is considered by many to be a naive newbie or a liar. If you look at Shutterstocks own figures then sales are still growing but not as fast as additions so its a tough market but some must still be doing OK.
From whats being said some of those with large slices in the past have seen big reductions and maybe those with small slices have seen benefits I guess we can only speculate. Personally sales are holding up but they seem more variable

« Reply #57 on: July 07, 2016, 06:28 »
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I agree, for most of you (for me FT performs better in $) SS is highest earner. I'm just saying, that you can't say from the polll if sales are rising or droping. Everybody has different experience.
For me, earnings are pretty stable, with May being my by far best month. Though I agree that the new files are hardly selling...

« Reply #58 on: July 07, 2016, 06:56 »
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Same story here. Shutterstock $$$ falling away. ODS and SODS fewer and farther between.

« Reply #59 on: July 07, 2016, 10:03 »
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(I just speak about vectors)
I belive the problem is the shutterstock flooded over with craps. The shutterstock is the playground of flooders and spammers, without qualitiy work.
This is the new acceptted vectors: The screenshots speak:














Flooders working like droids.
And this continued over hundred pages. disappointing.


« Reply #60 on: July 07, 2016, 13:15 »
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SS is still my highest earner, but FT is closing in fast. The gold tier gave a nice little boost to my earnings.

I see a lot of people worrying about things they can't control. Why bother? You can't change what you can't control. You can only change what you can control.

Anyone who deals with search engines will face this problem. Google flooded with deceptive links. App store flooded with low-quality apps. Shutterstock flooded with low-quality work. Everyone complains the same way, but the results are all the same.

It doesn't matter how much you upload, it's what you upload. My small portfolio can outperform other portfolios 10x its size. Don't worry about them...you can't control them. Focus on creating content with commercial value. Understand how search engines work and put some effort into keywording.


 

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