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Title: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: Josephine on July 03, 2020, 12:40
So far I am better off with the new price structure of SS, in spite of many 10 to 17 cent sales.

Why should I boycot SS or even close my account? Why not accepting the 10 cent sales? I do, and I don´t care what will happen next year, because nobody can forsee the future.

Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: Mantis on July 03, 2020, 13:03
So far I am better off with the new price structure of SS, in spite of many 10 to 17 cent sales.

Why should I boycot SS or even close my account? Why not accepting the 10 cent sales? I do, and I don´t care what will happen next year, because nobody can forsee the future.

You have already made your position clear in other threads. You LOVE Shutterstock.  You make more with the royalty cut.  We've heard you before.  Now, me personally, I don't believe a thing you say, but why do you insist on continuing to troll this forum?
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: thirdbornentertainment on July 03, 2020, 13:08
So far I am better off with the new price structure of SS, in spite of many 10 to 17 cent sales.

Why should I boycot SS or even close my account? Why not accepting the 10 cent sales? I do, and I don´t care what will happen next year, because nobody can forsee the future.

I too am sooooooo much better off. Now that I make $0.67/clip it almost pays for the electricity to charge my camera batteries.
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: noodle on July 03, 2020, 13:13
Enjoy

For many it’s called self respect - seeing their work sold for dimes is an insult, so they have made a decision to not making it available to be sold for those amounts

Others don’t mind being told their work is only worth pennies, and are happy to keep making and selling their work

Even if SS eventually goes to paying $0.05 or lower, I am convinced there will still be those who contribute - and all they are doing is lining the pockets of the higher ups - because they will never work for pennies

You get Exactly what you allow others to dictate to you
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: Horizon on July 03, 2020, 13:26
Enjoy

For many it’s called self respect - seeing their work sold for dimes is an insult, so they have made a decision to not making it available to be sold for those amounts

Others don’t mind being told their work is only worth pennies, and are happy to keep making and selling their work

Even if SS eventually goes to paying $0.05 or lower, I am convinced there will still be those who contribute - and all they are doing is lining the pockets of the higher ups - because they will never work for pennies

You get Exactly what you allow others to dictate to you


You're right but self-respect and dignity is hard to come by for 10c a picky!..what many don't understand is that if we accept 10c a sale the next will be 5c a sale and so on. In the end we might as well give them away
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: noodle on July 03, 2020, 13:40
Enjoy

For many it’s called self respect - seeing their work sold for dimes is an insult, so they have made a decision to not making it available to be sold for those amounts

Others don’t mind being told their work is only worth pennies, and are happy to keep making and selling their work

Even if SS eventually goes to paying $0.05 or lower, I am convinced there will still be those who contribute - and all they are doing is lining the pockets of the higher ups - because they will never work for pennies

You get Exactly what you allow others to dictate to you


You're right but self-respect and dignity is hard to come by for 10c a picky!..what many don't understand is that if we accept 10c a sale the next will be 5c a sale and so on. In the end we might as well give them away

As long as Josephine is happy cheerleading for Oringer and gang
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: Shelma1 on July 03, 2020, 13:46
In 2016 "Josephine" was in the micro stock business either 3 years or 5 years, depending on what she felt like claiming that day. Then in 2017 she was in 5 years again. Then in 2018 anyone who'd been in the business for 7 years was old and out of new ideas, even though if, in 2016, she'd actually been in the business for 5 years, by 2018 she would have been in the business 7 years and would have been old and out of new ideas herself, by her reckoning.

Now she's making more money with a royalty cut. Or is it less money? Three times more, five times more, three times less, five times less? Seven times more or less when she runs out of ideas? Who knows.

October 11, 2016, 13:35 »
I am very lucky. I am in the business since three years.

November 27, 2016, 11:18 »
I make a living on micros since 5 years.

May 10, 2017, 13:07 »
sorry to tell you, the sales are great since a couple of months, the sales are getting better and better. I am with them since 5 years.

April 23, 2018, 11:31 »
old are those, who are in the Microstock business for more than 7 years.  They ran out of new ideas. And they remember the golden days.





Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: marthamarks on July 03, 2020, 13:57
Personally, I don't give a rat's patootie whether "Josephine" is delighted with the prospect of making $.10 per sale. She can have it.

PS… for those who are not totally familiar with colloquial American English, "a rat's patootie" means the same as a rat's a$$ (except the dollar signs are letters instead). :D
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: komikmiha on July 03, 2020, 15:00
In 2016 "Josephine" was in the micro stock business either 3 years or 5 years, depending on what she felt like claiming that day. Then in 2017 she was in 5 years again. Then in 2018 anyone who'd been in the business for 7 years was old and out of new ideas, even though if, in 2016, she'd actually been in the business for 5 years, by 2018 she would have been in the business 7 years and would have been old and out of new ideas herself, by her reckoning.

Now she's making more money with a royalty cut. Or is it less money? Three times more, five times more, three times less, five times less? Seven times more or less when she runs out of ideas? Who knows.

October 11, 2016, 13:35 »
I am very lucky. I am in the business since three years.

November 27, 2016, 11:18 »
I make a living on micros since 5 years.

May 10, 2017, 13:07 »
sorry to tell you, the sales are great since a couple of months, the sales are getting better and better. I am with them since 5 years.

April 23, 2018, 11:31 »
old are those, who are in the Microstock business for more than 7 years.  They ran out of new ideas. And they remember the golden days.

Maybe she have a split personality or dissociative identity disorder?
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: m on July 03, 2020, 15:38
10¢ now. next 3¢
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: farbled on July 03, 2020, 15:46
10¢ now. next 3¢
I see almost no difference between 10 cents and free, so I am out. I am putting my work up for free on my own site. If I can't make money from my photos, I don't see why an agency should while I get almost nothing.
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: noodle on July 03, 2020, 15:50
10¢ now. next 3¢

Josephine will still be a loyal minion of SS

She probably has a poster of Oringer on her wall
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: cathyslife on July 03, 2020, 16:37
So far I am better off with the new price structure of SS, in spite of many 10 to 17 cent sales.

Why should I boycot SS or even close my account? Why not accepting the 10 cent sales? I do, and I don´t care what will happen next year, because nobody can forsee the future.

Actually, we can foresee the future. On Jan. 1, whatever level you are at, you will go back to the bottom level. So will most every other contributor. So you will make even less pennies per image. But apparently YOU are special, and you will make even more money overall. 👍
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: cobalt on July 03, 2020, 18:03
Nobody will upload quality work because „Josephine“ loves her 10 cents.

She will also be thrilled with 1 cent. Or even be ready to pay SS for the „honor“ of having her work downloaded...

She should be grateful that the quality content is leaving SS. She then has less competition and her sales will increase!!

Win win for Josephine!

:)
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: Lizard on July 03, 2020, 19:02
So far I am better off with the new price structure of SS, in spite of many 10 to 17 cent sales.

Why should I boycot SS or even close my account? Why not accepting the 10 cent sales? I do, and I don´t care what will happen next year, because nobody can forsee the future.

If you are single I seriously recommend @stockphotofan1 on Twitter.

You can live happily ever after taking snapshots of lampposts, pigeons and crosswalks on the way to the store. 
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: noodle on July 03, 2020, 20:30
So far I am better off with the new price structure of SS, in spite of many 10 to 17 cent sales.

Why should I boycot SS or even close my account? Why not accepting the 10 cent sales? I do, and I don´t care what will happen next year, because nobody can forsee the future.

If you are single I seriously recommend @stockphotofan1 on Twitter.

You can live happily ever after taking snapshots of lampposts, pigeons and crosswalks on the way to the store.

Dude has 25K images and gets under 100 downloads in a month!

Lol

Feed the beast!
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: Evaristo tenscadisto on July 04, 2020, 02:05
So far I am better off with the new price structure of SS, in spite of many 10 to 17 cent sales.

Why should I boycot SS or even close my account? Why not accepting the 10 cent sales? I do, and I don´t care what will happen next year, because nobody can forsee the future.

what can i say Josephine... there's always one , right?I  am affraid to say that you will never get my 10cents.
I wish you all the best for you and 10 cents sales with a happy new year too! :-)
regards
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: Bad Robot on July 04, 2020, 04:43
So far I am better off with the new price structure of SS, in spite of many 10 to 17 cent sales.

Why should I boycot SS or even close my account? Why not accepting the 10 cent sales? I do, and I don´t care what will happen next year, because nobody can forsee the future.

I'm not interested in your wimbling  ;D

Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: Ukko on July 04, 2020, 05:32
I wouldn't be surprised at all if on January 1 the minimum payout amount will be raised from $35 to $5,000. I guess that would thrill Josephine even more. But as long as she's happy, who am i to judge?
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: MysteryShot on July 04, 2020, 13:17
In 2016 "Josephine" was in the micro stock business either 3 years or 5 years, depending on what she felt like claiming that day. Then in 2017 she was in 5 years again. Then in 2018 anyone who'd been in the business for 7 years was old and out of new ideas, even though if, in 2016, she'd actually been in the business for 5 years, by 2018 she would have been in the business 7 years and would have been old and out of new ideas herself, by her reckoning.

Now she's making more money with a royalty cut. Or is it less money? Three times more, five times more, three times less, five times less? Seven times more or less when she runs out of ideas? Who knows.

October 11, 2016, 13:35 »
I am very lucky. I am in the business since three years.

November 27, 2016, 11:18 »
I make a living on micros since 5 years.

May 10, 2017, 13:07 »
sorry to tell you, the sales are great since a couple of months, the sales are getting better and better. I am with them since 5 years.

April 23, 2018, 11:31 »
old are those, who are in the Microstock business for more than 7 years.  They ran out of new ideas. And they remember the golden days.

... ;D destroyed
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: noodle on July 04, 2020, 14:46
She got blowed up real good
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: csm on July 04, 2020, 14:52
So far I am better off with the new price structure of SS, in spite of many 10 to 17 cent sales.

Why should I boycot SS or even close my account? Why not accepting the 10 cent sales? I do, and I don´t care what will happen next year, because nobody can forsee the future.

If you are single I seriously recommend @stockphotofan1 on Twitter.

You can live happily ever after taking snapshots of lampposts, pigeons and crosswalks on the way to the store.

Quite possibly the finest portfolio I have ever seen.
Please submit more!
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: ADH on July 04, 2020, 16:12
Just for curiosity, how many people here have or had a 50k plus portfolio in SS?
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: PixelsAway on July 04, 2020, 16:26
Just a tiny 22K+ portfolio.
And, recently my SS is up, but AS is down.
What's wrong with me?
Fortunately, my total microstock sales follow a widely accepted downhill trend,
so I am not "Josephine" yet.  ;)
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: Shelma1 on July 04, 2020, 16:31
Just a tiny 22K+ portfolio.
And, recently my SS is up, but AS is down.
What's wrong with me?
Fortunately, my total microstock sales follow a widely accepted downhill trend,
so I am not "Josephine" yet.  ;)

You’re not Josephine because you don’t come here solely to troll.
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: marthamarks on July 04, 2020, 17:11
Just a tiny 22K+ portfolio.
And, recently my SS is up, but AS is down.
What's wrong with me?
Fortunately, my total microstock sales follow a widely accepted downhill trend,
so I am not "Josephine" yet.  ;)

You’re not Josephine because you don’t come here solely to troll.

Yep. A most notable (and welcome) distinction!  ;D
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: Horizon on July 05, 2020, 00:40
She is gone now! so much for " Josephine"  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: mike935 on July 05, 2020, 01:03
Could it be that Josephine is someone from Shutterstock? Could it be that Josephine is Joseph or even Jonathan? What an honor!
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: Bad Robot on July 05, 2020, 05:02
Could it be that Josephine is someone from Shutterstock? Could it be that Josephine is Joseph or even Jonathan? What an honor!

No her real name is Stan :D
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: tpack on July 05, 2020, 10:59
So far I am better off with the new price structure of SS, in spite of many 10 to 17 cent sales.

Why should I boycot SS or even close my account? Why not accepting the 10 cent sales? I do, and I don´t care what will happen next year, because nobody can forsee the future.

Stan Pavlovsky, is that you?
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: B8 on July 06, 2020, 18:14
$0.10 is the new $0.00 - In other words, no thank you Shutterstuck. You can keep that little bit of chump change your offering for people’s valuable content. Don’t need it cause I got my sights on earning more than only enough to buy a lens cap.
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: everest on July 07, 2020, 03:25
I can see your future. It looks as dark as a rabbit hole........ ::)


So far I am better off with the new price structure of SS, in spite of many 10 to 17 cent sales.

Why should I boycot SS or even close my account? Why not accepting the 10 cent sales? I do, and I don´t care what will happen next year, because nobody can forsee the future.
Title: Re: Why not accepting the 10 cent sales?
Post by: Not Today on July 08, 2020, 08:12
Plot twist: Josephine was probably hired on Fiverr and paid 10 cents by SS to write this post