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« Reply #100 on: June 29, 2020, 13:14 »
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Actually, I consider myself a novice in everything and in all aspects of life. I love being a rookie. I am an expert in being a novice.

Your posture is interesting, the phone is synonymous with a novice. In addition, the mobile is synonymous with profitability in the SS agency. A mutual benefit in a new business strategy that benefits the Agency and the Novice Collaborators.

Then, they are called professionals in this sector, in the intermediate section between Las Fabricas and El Movl.

Interesting conclusions.


« Reply #101 on: June 29, 2020, 17:26 »
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....
Probably for most of us this new payment rate means that... stop producing and doing something else or uploading to other agencies.

most already upl to multiple agencies

finding 'something else' is the problem - we'd already be doing it if we knew (i discovered collectible comics & maps many yrs ago for amazon & ebay - margins are great, but volume is low)


besides, most 'other' things would be too much like a job!

« Reply #102 on: June 30, 2020, 04:38 »
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So I suppose Adobe, pond5, Alamy, Dreamstime will become agencies for good quality content.

SS will still have the content from the stock factories, butgood quality localized and niche content will be forced to go elsewhere.

Well, I sure hope you are right, but I'm afraid people will continue uploading to SS, also their high quality content.
Keywording is done for other agencies anyhow, and ticking an additional checkbox in whatever uploading system they are using is dead easy.
In addition, aggregators like Wirestock make it even more easy to upload to different agencies, with contributors profiting from the higher earning tiers.

Sure, some people will stay away from SS because they don't agree with the earning- and commission structure, but the majority won't and just take the money.
I don't agree with DT and P5 becoming agencies with good content. They basically take everything, there's plenty of junk in their databases too.
Additionally, everybody dumping their catalogue on other platforms right now makes it even more difficult to sell something there, as there is an increase in content, but not an increase in buyers.

And the problem with localized and niche content is that ... well it doesn't sell that frequently.
Some assets may experience a short burst in sales due to an event, but most of it will never be looked at or only sell very occasionally.

SS will continue to grow and receive content. Maybe not as much as they used to have, but enough to cover the commercial relevant topics and satisfy their buyers.

As you said, it's a self regulating system, and as it looks right now, SS is not really suffering or on the verge of running dry due to the boycott from a minority of the contributors.

« Reply #103 on: June 30, 2020, 14:19 »
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Lets see how many will still be able to produce quality
and cover the costs

« Reply #104 on: June 30, 2020, 14:46 »
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Lets see what happens on Jan. 1.

« Reply #105 on: July 01, 2020, 00:40 »
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Lets see what happens on Jan. 1.

We'll all be hungover...

« Reply #106 on: July 01, 2020, 15:28 »
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It looks like SS is badly loosing sales to AS based on this forum's poll results:

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I don't know if it's going to be a one-off effect due to a lot of people who boycotted SS in June and who, respectively, reported none to little sales, or whether it's a general trend that will continue further on, with AS soon overtaking SS as the Top 1 selling agency:

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« Reply #107 on: July 02, 2020, 02:02 »
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More likely the poll figures are just as a result of the boycott... I mean, if 50% of the people here have disabled their portfolios, then all things being equal (including the number of sales SS are getting), sales will appear to have dropped by 50% on the poll.

« Reply #108 on: July 02, 2020, 05:07 »
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If it is true that there are more than a million contributors on Shutterstock, only a few thousand of them have disabled their portfolios, most have stopped uploading, and a small portion continue to upload, then disabling the portfolio or suspending the upload is all about self-respect and common sense. Who values and respects themselves, disables the portfolio or at least stops uploading. Those who do not value themselves and their work continue to upload new content. But do you really think that Shutterstock will listen to the several thousand contributors who have disabled their portfolios? Reporting period for Shutterstock... My portfolio was turned off, did it affect anything? While someone keeps uploading hundreds of images... When someone with a criminal past died of a drug overdose, the whole world went out to protest. No one will come out to protest for us, because there is no organizer and Director. No one is interested in our problems, because they cannot cause a global response. I think that Shutterstock decided to make more money on us. And it never reverses it's decisions. I'm preparing myself for the fact that I need to get out of there completely.

« Reply #109 on: July 02, 2020, 05:14 »
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If it is true that there are more than a million contributors on Shutterstock, only a few thousand of them have disabled their portfolios,
There are no millions of contributors on SS. There's less than a 100k of actively working portfolios. Others are abandoned, or never started. Active uploaders was counted in 2016 and it was only 30000. After that making a profit for newbies became harder, so I highly doubt they could double the number.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2020, 05:21 by PokemonMaster »

« Reply #110 on: July 02, 2020, 05:46 »
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If it is true that there are more than a million contributors on Shutterstock, only a few thousand of them have disabled their portfolios,
There are no millions of contributors on SS. There's less than a 100k of actively working portfolios. Others are abandoned, or never started. Active uploaders was counted in 2016 and it was only 30000. After that making a profit for newbies became harder, so I highly doubt they could double the number.
PokemonMaster, thank you for your answer.

« Reply #111 on: July 03, 2020, 00:12 »
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Looking at the graphs of the last 5 days I wonder what impact we're actually having...
(SSTK and Shutterstock portfolio size)

« Reply #112 on: July 03, 2020, 15:40 »
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fwiw, the market has been up this week

https://www.google.com/search?q=s%26p+500+chart


 

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