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lisafx

« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2012, 17:03 »
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I've gotten a few $18 single image downloads.  Very nice way to fatten the daily tally!


« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2012, 17:37 »
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I've gotten a few $18 single image downloads.  Very nice way to fatten the daily tally!

Same here. Good stuff!

« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2012, 19:08 »
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I have two $16.8 this week. But 0 EL this month.

« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2012, 05:13 »
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I've gotten a few $18 single image downloads.  Very nice way to fatten the daily tally!
I didn't know such high commission single image dls existed.  I have never had more than $5.70

lisafx

« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2012, 09:41 »
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I've gotten a few $18 single image downloads.  Very nice way to fatten the daily tally!
I didn't know such high commission single image dls existed.  I have never had more than $5.70

This seems to be something new.  I hadn't had any above 5.70 either until a week or two ago. 

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« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2012, 10:59 »
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There is also someone who got $70 a piece for two SOD's for a total of $140.

That is pretty darn good.

Must be something new going on?

wut

« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2012, 11:53 »
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I received 16,80$ yesterday, as single image sale!  
What is it, usual is cca 5$?


never had one so high only the regular (5.32$) not far from the last level but I believe that is the sensitive use no?


Maybe, but I don't know what can be sensitive on this photo...   :D

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic.mhtml?id=73299769


It's the model of laptop that only pedos use :P . Sensitive enough? ;D

« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2012, 16:56 »
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There is also someone who got $70 a piece for two SOD's for a total of $140.

That is pretty darn good.

Must be something new going on?

Very nice. Had my first 18.00$ one also. I wonder what are those "other" license. I don't see that type of pricing anywhere on their site (only the single download at 19.00$ which should give us around 5.70$ for highest comission)

Sure can't complain about that :)

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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2012, 19:33 »
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Is everyone who got the $18 or more enrolled in the sensitive use program? I remember the Shutterbuzz article saying you will still get the Sensitive Use payout even if the image wont be used in a sensitive way if it is purchased by the large client using that licensing system.

I am still wondering whether to enroll in SU or not. Hmm..

« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2012, 19:37 »
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I think someone got one for a higher amount and they said they were opted out of the SU license.

« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2012, 20:46 »
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I've been seeing a gradually growing number of single image sales... including a $18 yesterday... but I've noticed that the ELs seem to have dried up all of a sudden.  Had about a dozen spread out the first 13 days of this month, then none since then.  But when they stopped, the single image downloads seemed to have ramped up.  Coincidence?

« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2012, 22:32 »
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I've been seeing a gradually growing number of single image sales... including a $18 yesterday... but I've noticed that the ELs seem to have dried up all of a sudden.  Had about a dozen spread out the first 13 days of this month, then none since then.  But when they stopped, the single image downloads seemed to have ramped up.  Coincidence?

I got 4 EL yesterday before my 1st 18.00$ sale.

I do not think they are related to EL

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« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2012, 09:00 »
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Here is a quote from someone who is opted out of the sensitive use license and he still got a $28 SOD.

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mattgibson      It's not sensitive use licenses - I am opted out of it

rubyroo

« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2012, 09:08 »
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SODs are based on a percentage of the sale price.  I don't know if SS keep absolutely fixed prices for every client or whether they vary them sometimes for specific types of service.  But that would explain what some are seeing as unusual cuts, no?

« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2012, 10:59 »
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It's only today that I got aware of the changes that Shutterstock had implemented in the buyer's account. Now looks pretty much like Depositphotos'.



It's obvious that Depositphotos is now under great attention of the managers of large microstocks who started copying their innovations (for instance, a month ago, Fotolia announced a free subscription giving 25 images).



Also, one can come across Dreamstime's banners that visibly resemble Depositphotos' ones.



If top-ranked microstocks imitate newcomers, they should be concerned of losing a big share.

Not that it's bad in relation to the other microstocks, but I wouldn't like my earnings at Shuterstock to be impacted in a bad way.

Anyway, I really enjoy watching microstocks copying each other's ideas trying to hold their ground. Seems like somebody's got lack of creative thinking... :)
Sure, it's pretty easy to duplicate the features of new fast-growing microstocks since it can be always shown like a newcomer imitates a dinosaur. But we know for sure who owns the ideas. I'm not saying that DP invented a wheel when they started their growth in the industry. But we're not talking about using the scheme that is as old as the industry itself, but about simply copying fresh ideas.

If I were a manager of any large microstock who'd stolen features and ideas from the others, I'd pay bigger attention to the creative staff instead of switching it among agencies. There's no harm in looking anew just like Depositphotos does.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 11:03 by tomac »

« Reply #40 on: April 25, 2012, 11:10 »
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 :)
« Last Edit: April 25, 2012, 11:15 by tomac »

lisafx

« Reply #41 on: April 25, 2012, 11:14 »
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Is everyone who got the $18 or more enrolled in the sensitive use program? I remember the Shutterbuzz article saying you will still get the Sensitive Use payout even if the image wont be used in a sensitive way if it is purchased by the large client using that licensing system.

I am still wondering whether to enroll in SU or not. Hmm..

I'm opted out of sensitive use too.


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« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2012, 18:23 »
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Thanks guys, that makes me feel better. Have been so torn over SU, but I'm glad to know these other higher sales are still available to those of us opted out.

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« Reply #43 on: April 25, 2012, 18:53 »
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Ha, just check my SS account this morning, and you wouldn't believe it.... a $16.80 Single & Other download! Woo! Seems you just need to complain in this forum and the sales start rolling...  :D

« Reply #44 on: April 25, 2012, 19:24 »
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I've only ever seen the $4.75 variety...would be nice to see one of those larger ones for sure.

« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2012, 14:43 »
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Just got my first 18$ sale :)

« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2012, 18:25 »
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A lot of blindly woo yay'ing for SS.
We suddenly see a totally new amount of commissions popping up and everybody just starts cheering while nobody even seems to wonder where it comes from. Just like i wanted more transparency from iS i want it from SS too. $18 to $70 sales sure are nice, but where the heck are they coming from?! Its clearly not sensitive use, and probably not single image buyers either (afaik they go for roughly $19 each of which we get 30%). So what is this? What are the license terms?! What are buyers charged for this mysterious product(s?) and do we really get 30%?
Am i really the only one wondering about this?!
« Last Edit: April 27, 2012, 18:30 by Artemis »

« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2012, 18:28 »
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A lot of blindly woo yay'ing for SS.
We suddenly see a totally new amount of commissions popping up and everybody just starts cheering while nobody even seems to wonder where it comes from. Just like i wanted more transparency from iS i want it from SS too. $18 sales sure are nice, but where the heck are they coming from?! Its clearly not sensitive use, and probably not single image buyers either (afaik they go for roughly $19 each of which we get 30%). So what is this? What are the license terms?! What are buyers charged for this mysterious product and do we really get 30%?
Am i really the only one wondering about this?!

ahah I believe you can look into SS pricing, I dont see any Single Image pricing for Portugal/Ireland, please somebody help Artemis here :)

« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2012, 23:36 »
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I've gotten a few $18 single image downloads.  Very nice way to fatten the daily tally!
I had five $18 sales this week, much to my surprise  - very nice!   ;D  It is particularly reassuring at a time when my sales on FT continue their downward spiral.

« Reply #49 on: May 07, 2012, 14:38 »
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As far as I can tell there is only information about subs and on demand on the site. I can't find anything to state what "Single Image" sales are. I've had one of these and am curious as to what they are as well. As some else said, it's nice having the larger pay but I'd still like to know what that means.


 

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