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Clair Voyant

« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2021, 15:04 »
+3
Just unlicensed my video and photo portfolio on Shutterstock (again).  Moved all my editorials to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty, not $3 on 4k video sale on Shutterstock video sub.  I don't know if it's a coincidence, but already having the best sales day of February on Adobe Stock today.  It's likely to become the best sales day of the year on Adobe Stock at this pace.  Feeling good.  You can always turn your portfolio back on after a month on Shutterstock to see what happens and if it's worth it.

on again off again... why? if you are that unsure of yourself then keep the images and videos on Shutterstock so you can feel the burn each and every time you make a sale that does not even cover the costs to power your computer to see if you made a sale or close your account and be thankful you don't support an operation like Shutterstock.

I'm free to do whatever I want to do.  And just in case Shutterstock change their way back to it was before, it's unwise to delete contents and close account.  I have 15,000 video clips and 6,000 photos.  It's stupid to upload and tag all over again just in case Shutterstock changes back to how they were.

Really??? Just in case Shutterstock change their way back to the way it was... That is milk coming out my nose funny.


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« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2021, 17:41 »
+1
If you still had content on SS then you would be making more money than you are currently... even if only one dollar more. Do you have any evidence to dispute that?

Another thing is that P5 sell for same price same clip if available somewhere else. Which means 1$.

They do do that for some site, but not SS. And even if they did, it would be $25 for HD and $50 for 4K... not $1. Kind of makes it hard to trust what you're saying when you don't even know the pricing minimums that P5 use.

Pond5 has a system in place where if a client sees the same identical clip for a lower price elsewhere, P5 will equalize that price. Meaning if you have clips on both SS and P5, and someone sees that on P5 they can ask for the same pricing which is a massive discount.

So a clip worth 35 bucks on P5 suddently becomes worth $1. There was a lot said on this topic already btw.

However that also means that you're throwing random accusations without having any solid information which makes it hard to trust you  :D  but hey if you like selling for peanuts and bringing peanuts to the table, I can't stop you mate, but I can only wish you well.

Here's the solid information that I apparently don't have...

https://help.pond5.com/hc/en-us/articles/360029928151

You'll see it states that the price guarantee won't apply to any prices under their minimum of $25 for HD and $50 for 4K... which is what I said.

« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2021, 18:49 »
0
If you still had content on SS then you would be making more money than you are currently... even if only one dollar more. Do you have any evidence to dispute that?

Another thing is that P5 sell for same price same clip if available somewhere else. Which means 1$.

They do do that for some site, but not SS. And even if they did, it would be $25 for HD and $50 for 4K... not $1. Kind of makes it hard to trust what you're saying when you don't even know the pricing minimums that P5 use.

Pond5 has a system in place where if a client sees the same identical clip for a lower price elsewhere, P5 will equalize that price. Meaning if you have clips on both SS and P5, and someone sees that on P5 they can ask for the same pricing which is a massive discount.

So a clip worth 35 bucks on P5 suddently becomes worth $1. There was a lot said on this topic already btw.

However that also means that you're throwing random accusations without having any solid information which makes it hard to trust you  :D  but hey if you like selling for peanuts and bringing peanuts to the table, I can't stop you mate, but I can only wish you well.

Here's the solid information that I apparently don't have...

https://help.pond5.com/hc/en-us/articles/360029928151

You'll see it states that the price guarantee won't apply to any prices under their minimum of $25 for HD and $50 for 4K... which is what I said.

yes because "match price" only applies to "standard sales"...no subscription or any special deal...pond5 has already its own subscription called membership,so it does make sense...

« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2021, 09:18 »
+4
I stopped uploading ANYthing on SS since their commission robbery.
Now I don't sell more videos and I have a lot of $0,87 or $3,.. sales, and almost even no extended licenses anymore for vectors

I don't know if it's kind of a coincidence but I take it as if : very massive sales on P5 this month and last night amongst many 28 and sometimes 70 sales, 4x 175 on Adobe Stock! Farewell SS

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2021, 11:32 »
+2
Just unlicensed my video and photo portfolio on Shutterstock (again).  Moved all my editorials to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty, not $3 on 4k video sale on Shutterstock video sub.  I don't know if it's a coincidence, but already having the best sales day of February on Adobe Stock today.  It's likely to become the best sales day of the year on Adobe Stock at this pace.  Feeling good.  You can always turn your portfolio back on after a month on Shutterstock to see what happens and if it's worth it.


« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2021, 12:09 »
+5
Just unlicensed my video and photo portfolio on Shutterstock (again).  Moved all my editorials to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty, not $3 on 4k video sale on Shutterstock video sub.  I don't know if it's a coincidence, but already having the best sales day of February on Adobe Stock today.  It's likely to become the best sales day of the year on Adobe Stock at this pace.  Feeling good.  You can always turn your portfolio back on after a month on Shutterstock to see what happens and if it's worth it.

on again off again... why? if you are that unsure of yourself then keep the images and videos on Shutterstock so you can feel the burn each and every time you make a sale that does not even cover the costs to power your computer to see if you made a sale or close your account and be thankful you don't support an operation like Shutterstock.

I'm free to do whatever I want to do.  And just in case Shutterstock change their way back to it was before, it's unwise to delete contents and close account.  I have 15,000 video clips and 6,000 photos.  It's stupid to upload and tag all over again just in case Shutterstock changes back to how they were.

You should remember this quote

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodilehoping it will eat him last. Sir Winston Churchill, Reader's Digest, December 1954.

Seriously do you think SS will ever change the system back?

I think thats why you keep making these announcements on their forum in the vain hope SS will actually say "whoa BLVDone has deleted their portfolio! Quick we better pay more!"

Buddy they aren't listening to you or any contributor the system they have now will never change back.

Your only choice is either take the hit or remove your portfolio.

There's plenty of idiots out there willing to take 10 cents or 1 cent to keep uploading their stuff.


« Reply #56 on: February 25, 2021, 07:02 »
0
 :(

H2O

« Reply #57 on: February 25, 2021, 08:01 »
+2
I stopped uploading ANYthing on SS since their commission robbery.
Now I don't sell more videos and I have a lot of $0,87 or $3,.. sales, and almost even no extended licenses anymore for vectors

I don't know if it's kind of a coincidence but I take it as if : very massive sales on P5 this month and last night amongst many 28 and sometimes 70 sales, 4x 175 on Adobe Stock! Farewell SS

I have done exactly the same thing, except I sell only Vectors and Photo's and sales have gone up on Adobe Stock.

SS sales are not only down, but of course so is the commission, last month was the first time in nine years that I didn't receive a payout.


Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2021, 12:14 »
+1
Just unlicensed my video and photo portfolio on Shutterstock (again).  Moved all my editorials to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty, not $3 on 4k video sale on Shutterstock video sub.  I don't know if it's a coincidence, but already having the best sales day of February on Adobe Stock today.  It's likely to become the best sales day of the year on Adobe Stock at this pace.  Feeling good.  You can always turn your portfolio back on after a month on Shutterstock to see what happens and if it's worth it.

on again off again... why? if you are that unsure of yourself then keep the images and videos on Shutterstock so you can feel the burn each and every time you make a sale that does not even cover the costs to power your computer to see if you made a sale or close your account and be thankful you don't support an operation like Shutterstock.

I'm free to do whatever I want to do.  And just in case Shutterstock change their way back to it was before, it's unwise to delete contents and close account.  I have 15,000 video clips and 6,000 photos.  It's stupid to upload and tag all over again just in case Shutterstock changes back to how they were.

You should remember this quote

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodilehoping it will eat him last. Sir Winston Churchill, Reader's Digest, December 1954.

Seriously do you think SS will ever change the system back?

I think thats why you keep making these announcements on their forum in the vain hope SS will actually say "whoa BLVDone has deleted their portfolio! Quick we better pay more!"

Buddy they aren't listening to you or any contributor the system they have now will never change back.

Your only choice is either take the hit or remove your portfolio.

There's plenty of idiots out there willing to take 10 cents or 1 cent to keep uploading their stuff.

So many good points, all in a row! + + + + + + of them.

Right, writing on the SS forum that they don't read, or someone else writing to management and wondering why he gets no reply? Really, did someone actually expect the CFO to answer an email?

In Case They Change?  ::)



There have been petitions, coalitions, protests, removals, complaints, forum icons there no 10c, never ending crying... and this one person thinks if he disables his portfolio, maybe SS will change?



« Reply #59 on: March 02, 2021, 08:35 »
+3
So many cheap sales on SS... A lot of sales, but little income, 3rd month in a row Pond5 gives me 2x - 3x times more income than SS. Exclusive account has its benefits, because I do not want also to sell my work for pennies. Maybe for some countries this income is fine, but to live at my place selling for pennies or several dollars is not enough to continue this work.

« Reply #60 on: March 02, 2021, 09:13 »
0
Just unlicensed my video and photo portfolio on Shutterstock (again).  Moved all my editorials to Pond5 exclusive account to get 60% royalty, not $3 on 4k video sale on Shutterstock video sub.  I don't know if it's a coincidence, but already having the best sales day of February on Adobe Stock today.  It's likely to become the best sales day of the year on Adobe Stock at this pace.  Feeling good.  You can always turn your portfolio back on after a month on Shutterstock to see what happens and if it's worth it.

on again off again... why? if you are that unsure of yourself then keep the images and videos on Shutterstock so you can feel the burn each and every time you make a sale that does not even cover the costs to power your computer to see if you made a sale or close your account and be thankful you don't support an operation like Shutterstock.

I'm free to do whatever I want to do.  And just in case Shutterstock change their way back to it was before, it's unwise to delete contents and close account.  I have 15,000 video clips and 6,000 photos.  It's stupid to upload and tag all over again just in case Shutterstock changes back to how they were.

You should remember this quote

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodilehoping it will eat him last. Sir Winston Churchill, Reader's Digest, December 1954.

Seriously do you think SS will ever change the system back?

I think thats why you keep making these announcements on their forum in the vain hope SS will actually say "whoa BLVDone has deleted their portfolio! Quick we better pay more!"

Buddy they aren't listening to you or any contributor the system they have now will never change back.

Your only choice is either take the hit or remove your portfolio.

There's plenty of idiots out there willing to take 10 cents or 1 cent to keep uploading their stuff.

So many good points, all in a row! + + + + + + of them.

Right, writing on the SS forum that they don't read, or someone else writing to management and wondering why he gets no reply? Really, did someone actually expect the CFO to answer an email?

In Case They Change?  ::)



There have been petitions, coalitions, protests, removals, complaints, forum icons there no 10c, never ending crying... and this one person thinks if he disables his portfolio, maybe SS will change?



OK you hater HodagMedia on Shutterstock forum.  You should work on your photo skill rather than wasting your time posting craps you stupid redneck MFer.

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/portrait-girl-showing-middle-fingers-on-697911292
« Last Edit: March 02, 2021, 09:21 by blvdone »

« Reply #61 on: March 02, 2021, 10:28 »
+1
I stopped uploading ANYthing on SS since their commission robbery.
Now I don't sell more videos and I have a lot of $0,87 or $3,.. sales, and almost even no extended licenses anymore for vectors

I don't know if it's kind of a coincidence but I take it as if : very massive sales on P5 this month and last night amongst many 28 and sometimes 70 sales, 4x 175 on Adobe Stock! Farewell SS

I have done exactly the same thing, except I sell only Vectors and Photo's and sales have gone up on Adobe Stock.

SS sales are not only down, but of course so is the commission, last month was the first time in nine years that I didn't receive a payout.

I'm also very happy to sell recent videos on Adobe Stock at strong prices and knowing they are not (and will never be) on SS.

« Reply #62 on: March 02, 2021, 11:01 »
0
I stopped uploading ANYthing on SS since their commission robbery.
Now I don't sell more videos and I have a lot of $0,87 or $3,.. sales, and almost even no extended licenses anymore for vectors

I don't know if it's kind of a coincidence but I take it as if : very massive sales on P5 this month and last night amongst many 28 and sometimes 70 sales, 4x 175 on Adobe Stock! Farewell SS

I have done exactly the same thing, except I sell only Vectors and Photo's and sales have gone up on Adobe Stock.

SS sales are not only down, but of course so is the commission, last month was the first time in nine years that I didn't receive a payout.

I'm also very happy to sell recent videos on Adobe Stock at strong prices and knowing they are not (and will never be) on SS.

Totally understand the feeling.  Every time I saw those sub $10 (actually mostly sub $5) video subs sales reports, I felt angry thinking what I could've made on Adobe Stock and Pond5 for the same video sales.  It's the peace of mind that's priceless now that I don't see those infuriating sales reports.

DOP

« Reply #63 on: March 02, 2021, 16:36 »
+3
'OK you hater HodagMedia on Shutterstock forum.  You should work on your photo skill rather than wasting your time posting craps you stupid redneck MFer.

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/portrait-girl-showing-middle-fingers-on-697911292
[/quote]
'

Don't mince your words BLVDONE.  Come out with it.  Say what you really think.  ..

« Reply #64 on: March 02, 2021, 16:50 »
+1
'OK you hater HodagMedia on Shutterstock forum.  You should work on your photo skill rather than wasting your time posting craps you stupid redneck MFer.

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/portrait-girl-showing-middle-fingers-on-697911292
[/i]'

Don't mince your words BLVDONE.  Come out with it.  Say what you really think.  ..
[/quote]

I'll try.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #65 on: March 04, 2021, 08:32 »
+3



OK you hater HodagMedia on Shutterstock forum.  You should work on your photo skill rather than wasting your time posting craps you stupid redneck MFer.

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/portrait-girl-showing-middle-fingers-on-697911292

Don't mince your words BLVDONE.  Come out with it.  Say what you really think.  ..

 ;D

Yes, I just want to have people here, see what kind of person he really is. Many have commented and criticized him for his incoherent rants and never ending rubbish, but he's got this personal "thing" for me. Wow, an obsessed angry person, calling me names and personally attacking me, on yet another forum, because I dare to disagree with the mighty Blvdone. Well I'm not going to sink to his childish levels. Just the facts...

He's already banned on SS forums after pushing the limits for a couple months. Maybe he's trying to get banned here too?  8)

Oh and yes, I should be working on improving my photo skills, that's always a good idea for all of us? Always keep improving and learning.


« Reply #66 on: March 04, 2021, 09:15 »
0



OK you hater HodagMedia on Shutterstock forum.  You should work on your photo skill rather than wasting your time posting craps you stupid redneck MFer.

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/portrait-girl-showing-middle-fingers-on-697911292

Don't mince your words BLVDONE.  Come out with it.  Say what you really think.  ..

 ;D

Yes, I just want to have people here, see what kind of person he really is. Many have commented and criticized him for his incoherent rants and never ending rubbish, but he's got this personal "thing" for me. Wow, an obsessed angry person, calling me names and personally attacking me, on yet another forum, because I dare to disagree with the mighty Blvdone. Well I'm not going to sink to his childish levels. Just the facts...

He's already banned on SS forums after pushing the limits for a couple months. Maybe he's trying to get banned here too?  8)

Oh and yes, I should be working on improving my photo skills, that's always a good idea for all of us? Always keep improving and learning.

I have no problem anybody disagreeing with me, but you and some others do personal attacks against me.  I'm only rude to those who are rude to me making personal attacks.  I never start attacking people first.  I only react to those who attack me.  So, try being nice and respectful even when you disagree with somebody posting on forums.  Learn to be a better person and a productive part of a society.  That's my advice to you HodagMedia.  I've never ridiculed and attacked others first on those forums like you and other useless trolls do.  So, look at yourself in the mirror. 

P.S. Mr. Oringer has a better stock photo portfolio than you do imo.

Bye.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2021, 09:40 by blvdone »


« Reply #67 on: March 04, 2021, 10:40 »
+3
"childish" springs to mind  ;D

Calling someone a "stupid redneck m'fer" is really contemptable.

Go get your dose of lithium  ;D

« Last Edit: March 04, 2021, 10:43 by Bad Robot »

« Reply #68 on: March 04, 2021, 10:46 »
0
"childish" springs to mind  ;D

Calling someone a "stupid redneck m'fer" is really contemptable.

Go get your dose of lithium  ;D

Fellow troll to the rescue.

« Reply #69 on: March 04, 2021, 11:12 »
+3
"childish" springs to mind  ;D

Calling someone a "stupid redneck m'fer" is really contemptable.

Go get your dose of lithium  ;D

Fellow troll to the rescue.

Just take a look at what you are writing, if anyone is trolling its you. ::)

As I said it's childish. You're acting like a big baby boo hoo shutterstock listen to me bring back our royalties,  boo hoo someone disagreed with me  ;D

Good lord grow up

« Reply #70 on: March 04, 2021, 11:17 »
0
"childish" springs to mind  ;D

Calling someone a "stupid redneck m'fer" is really contemptable.

Go get your dose of lithium  ;D

Fellow troll to the rescue.

Just take a look at what you are writing, if anyone is trolling its you. ::)

As I said it's childish. You're acting like a big baby boo hoo shutterstock listen to me bring back our royalties,  boo hoo someone disagreed with me  ;D

Good lord grow up

Like I said, I've been rude only to those who were rude to me first. 

Bye.

« Reply #71 on: March 04, 2021, 11:19 »
+2
"childish" springs to mind  ;D

Calling someone a "stupid redneck m'fer" is really contemptable.

Go get your dose of lithium  ;D

Fellow troll to the rescue.

Just take a look at what you are writing, if anyone is trolling its you. ::)

As I said it's childish. You're acting like a big baby boo hoo shutterstock listen to me bring back our royalties,  boo hoo someone disagreed with me  ;D

Good lord grow up

Like I said, I've been rude only to those who were rude to me first. 

Bye.

Give it a rest you are a bore

« Reply #72 on: March 04, 2021, 16:24 »
+2



OK you hater HodagMedia on Shutterstock forum.  You should work on your photo skill rather than wasting your time posting craps you stupid redneck MFer.

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/portrait-girl-showing-middle-fingers-on-697911292

Don't mince your words BLVDONE.  Come out with it.  Say what you really think.  ..

 ;D

Yes, I just want to have people here, see what kind of person he really is. Many have commented and criticized him for his incoherent rants and never ending rubbish, but he's got this personal "thing" for me. Wow, an obsessed angry person, calling me names and personally attacking me, on yet another forum, because I dare to disagree with the mighty Blvdone. Well I'm not going to sink to his childish levels. Just the facts...

He's already banned on SS forums after pushing the limits for a couple months. Maybe he's trying to get banned here too?  8)

Oh and yes, I should be working on improving my photo skills, that's always a good idea for all of us? Always keep improving and learning.

I have no problem anybody disagreeing with me, but you and some others do personal attacks against me.  I'm only rude to those who are rude to me making personal attacks.  I never start attacking people first.  I only react to those who attack me.  So, try being nice and respectful even when you disagree with somebody posting on forums.  Learn to be a better person and a productive part of a society.  That's my advice to you HodagMedia.  I've never ridiculed and attacked others first on those forums like you and other useless trolls do.  So, look at yourself in the mirror. 

P.S. Mr. Oringer has a better stock photo portfolio than you do imo.

Bye.

Bye please go away, shut up.

« Reply #73 on: March 04, 2021, 21:50 »
0
Hi Guys,

Since January, I keep getting very, very low comissions video sales (less than 1$) on SS. Last year it was normal, with 10$+ for the video. Is there any explenation for that? I know I am reduced to Level 1, but still, less than 1$ for a footage is not what I was used to previous years. Something has changes, did I miss something?

Thanks
Cleop6atra

No worries.  I'm still getting the same decent amount of commission per sale on Pond5 and Adobe Stock just like it has been for many years.  And since I moved all my editorial clips to Pond5 exclusive after un-licensing videos on Shutterstock, I'm getting 60% commission on them.  Nice!!  There's a life without Shutterstock.  It's good!! 

Clair Voyant

« Reply #74 on: March 04, 2021, 21:56 »
+2
"childish" springs to mind  ;D

Calling someone a "stupid redneck m'fer" is really contemptable.

Go get your dose of lithium  ;D

Fellow troll to the rescue.

Just take a look at what you are writing, if anyone is trolling its you. ::)

As I said it's childish. You're acting like a big baby boo hoo shutterstock listen to me bring back our royalties,  boo hoo someone disagreed with me  ;D

Good lord grow up

Like I said, I've been rude only to those who were rude to me first. 

Bye.

Give it a rest you are a bore

+100


 

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