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« Reply #200 on: February 03, 2016, 21:02 »
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i am getting a bit tired of the finger-pointing. why is anyone not wanting to cut their income further a naysayer, naive,  negative?  get off your high horse. everyone has a right to do whats best for them.

This is true for all sides. No need for name-calling from anyone.


« Reply #201 on: February 03, 2016, 21:08 »
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Good Luck.

your a front runner when it comes to complaining about ss and taking action, here is action, and you wish them good luck instead of joining? my my

i am getting a bit tired of the finger-pointing. why is anyone not wanting to cut their income further a naysayer, naive,  negative?  get off your high horse. everyone has a right to do whats best for them.

« Reply #202 on: February 04, 2016, 02:20 »
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« Last Edit: February 04, 2016, 03:08 by Chichikov »

« Reply #203 on: February 04, 2016, 02:22 »
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i am getting a bit tired of the finger-pointing. why is anyone not wanting to cut their income further a naysayer, naive,  negative?  get off your high horse. everyone has a right to do whats best for them.

Just because some people, always the same, think to be the knowers of truth, in any circumstance, and cannot admit that some other people can think in a different way than them.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2016, 03:07 by Chichikov »

« Reply #204 on: February 04, 2016, 03:21 »
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anathaya,  correct, the two comments have a  a difference context
copidosoma,  agree,  dont see any name calling in my comment though


OM

« Reply #205 on: February 04, 2016, 06:04 »
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My first EL under the new rules...$29.85 which is $1.85 better than under the old EL flat rate regime.

« Reply #206 on: February 04, 2016, 16:51 »
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You will understand that with the new EL price tiers, shutterstock has the ability to tweak it's search to serve a larger percentage of content from lower tier contributors, to buyers.

Here we go again! Same old conspiracy under a new form!

If you check the EL poll, you will notice that a large majority of ELs announcements is coming from top tier contributors.

As I said, it may be the case that only top tier contributors vote on that poll, but I rather doubt it. From what I see, there are a lot of beginners on this forum, maybe more than veterans.

Anyway, the graph may actually show that your theory is only a conspiracy theory: 74% of ELs are announced by top tier contributors. While this large gap may also be caused by the fact that top tier contributors have larger ports, this evidence rather invalidates your speculations!

Of course contributors who have been with the site for many years are going to have more EL's.

They typically have more technical and artistic experience as well as time to determin what buyers are looking for and they have had years to find niches. They also have 10,000 to 30,000 files vs a new port with 100 - 1000 files and limited experience.


« Reply #207 on: February 04, 2016, 17:24 »
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They typically have more technical and artistic experience as well as time to determin what buyers are looking for and they have had years to find niches.

You are perfectly right! I cannot agree more!

That's exactly why SS cannot afford to neglect or downplay these superior photos made by veterans, if they want to keep their customers happy!

As you very well said, these photos can be better technically and artistically. And this advantage is even obsolete, when you talk about niches discovered by veterans, right?

All SS competitors will always wait for such a stupid mistakes to happen, in order to lure SS customers to them:
"Come to FT, IS, etc. Look at all those superior photos (both technically and artistically) SS is hiding from you!
All these beauties are easy to find on our website. Don't waste your time with SS! Time is money."

That's exactly why SS cannot afford to neglect or downplay these superior photos made by veterans! This is probably the main reason top tier contributors are selling more EL's, indeed. Because, beginners might have smaller ports, but there are so many new contributors. Overall, the large number of new contributors will, probably, compensate their smaller ports. A similar survey, mapping the earning tier to the port size, could clarify the matter.

You probably noticed that some people on this forum believe that the quality you talk about (technical and artistic quality) is not important for microstock. How can they expect decent sales if they can't or don't want to compete?
 
« Last Edit: February 04, 2016, 18:05 by Zero Talent »

« Reply #208 on: February 04, 2016, 18:52 »
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anathaya,  correct, the two comments have a  a difference context
copidosoma,  agree,  dont see any name calling in my comment though

It was intended to refer to the conversation in general not specific to your comment.

FlowerPower

« Reply #209 on: February 17, 2016, 13:12 »
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My first EL under the new rules...$29.85 which is $1.85 better than under the old EL flat rate regime.

Not many will get that but we will get 30% which is better than most micro places. Why is 30% so bad? They cut prices to make more sales. We might get less. But we will get 30%.

What do EL pay on IS, FT, AL, DT, 123RF, or DP? More or less. Anybody have the percentage or money numbers. I'd like to know them.


 

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