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With new earning structure made by Shutterstock will you disable your portfolio?

Disable photo and video
129 (47.1%)
Disable only photo
15 (5.5%)
Disable only video
21 (7.7%)
Disable nothing
76 (27.7%)
Quit Shutterstock
33 (12%)

Total Members Voted: 270

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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2020, 10:28 »
+1
Ive already disable my vids. Probrably i`will start to delete some of my images on June 1st. For now, i am not going to upload more and will focus on Adobe instead.
I wonder if these changes can be the typical business strategy; make some hard-to-accept changes so that we don't protest when they're modified with the ones they really have in mind.
Anyway, its discouraging.


« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2020, 11:04 »
+9
I will disable my portfolio June 1st. I haven't uploaded much lately for other reasons, but I won't upload anything to SS.

In addition to tweets about the change, I thought I'd also try highlighting images that would be #GoneJune1 as part of #boycottShutterstock. I haven't put links to Adobe Stock in tweets yet, but might mix tweets about #Shutterstock slashing royalties with "go here instead" messages.

https://twitter.com/joannsnover/status/1265672584315547649

I think the messaging should be simple - to try and get the general point across. Especially on twitter, you don't want lengthy explanations of the details.

https://twitter.com/joannsnover/status/1265693477007851521
« Last Edit: May 27, 2020, 12:23 by Jo Ann Snover »

« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2020, 11:19 »
+5
that part may not be needed for Shutterstock, disabling is really easy

I wonder how long that's gonna last before disabling is not an option anymore, and removing your assets becomes a bureaucratic nightmare.

« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2020, 12:01 »
+3
yep already disabled sales yesterday, seems to work no new sales and normally get 15 -20 per day

Where can we disable sales without close account or delete images?  ??? :-[

In your Account Settings

Thank You, done.

« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2020, 12:16 »
+5
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/100168-why-deactivating-is-a-mistake-at-least-for-me/

These groupies sure are something else. What on earth makes them think they will get more sales if someone with a 10k food, concept or fashion portfolio leaves?
Do they fill all the gaps with their subject matter, concepts, quality and more importantly Editorials?

They lack self respect and do not value their own work, that we already get but at least they can show some respect for those who work their butt off to survive in this market.

Shame on you!
« Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 06:03 by Snow »

« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2020, 12:20 »
0
I will not delete, but i stopped uploading to SS. There is not return for me. Same as i stopped istock a long time ago.
If i would continue there, i would feel bad every single day while working. No thx.
AS, 123rf and some others to continue.

« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2020, 12:24 »
+7
I will disable my portfolio June 1st. I haven't uploaded much lately for other reasons, but I won't upload anything to SS.

In addition to tweets about the change, I thought I'd also try highlighting images that would be #GoneJune1 as part of #boycottShutterstock. I haven't put links to Adobe Stock in tweets yet, but might mix tweets about #Shutterstock slashing royalties with "go here instead" messages.

https://twitter.com/joannsnover/status/1265672584315547649

I think the messaging should be simple - to try and get the general point across. Especially on twitter, you don't want lengthy explanations of the details.

The small things are very important. Delete the SS badge at your profile too. The best thing that can happen is that the SS is forgotten and Adobestock becomes the standard. Little things count.

« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2020, 12:34 »
+1
I will not delete, but i stopped uploading to SS. There is not return for me. Same as i stopped istock a long time ago.
If i would continue there, i would feel bad every single day while working. No thx.
AS, 123rf and some others to continue.

You don't have to actually delete, as of now, you can disable your portfolio even temporarily in your account settings

« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2020, 12:36 »
+3
Shutterstock makes up around 40% of my stock income, but I will be disabling my account June 1st. If we let them do this to us, we literally have no self-respect.

Bravo (Brava??), Wollwerth.

I could say almost the same thing and am with you 100%.

« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2020, 12:40 »
+3
I'm SO glad I deleted my port from Shitterstock two years ago.

angelawaye

  • Eat, Sleep, Keyword. Repeat

« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2020, 13:05 »
+9
It's going to be really hard for me but I will disable my portfolio on June 1st. I'm on level 5 too but I believe that I have to stand up to this. Having to start over every year is such a kick to the back.

« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2020, 13:24 »
+5
I don't have much faith in the effectiveness of this kind of petition, but since it does exist, I'd like to point it out in case you missed it.
https://www.change.org/p/shutterstock-object-to-the-decline-in-shutterstock-s-contributor-earnings?

« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2020, 14:03 »
+2
Account disabled. From June 1 I might loose a small share of profits. They will loose 4x. Lets see how they like it if more people take action.

« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2020, 14:12 »
+3
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/100168-why-deactivating-is-a-mistake-at-least-for-me/

These groupies sure are something else. What on earth makes them think they will get more sales if someone with a 10k food, concept or fashion portfolio leaves?
Do they fill all the gaps with their subject matter, concepts, quality?

They lack self respect and do not value their own work, that we already get but at least they can show some respect for those who work their butt off to survive in this market.

Shame on you!
That guy starting the thread has 4 pages of mediocre images after "years of uploading". Who cares about him anyway. Don't take him too seriously. Besides, as political parties do, he could be sent by SS to send their voice, I'm surprised they haven't done that earlier.


Shelma1

« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2020, 15:23 »
+5
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/100168-why-deactivating-is-a-mistake-at-least-for-me/

These groupies sure are something else. What on earth makes them think they will get more sales if someone with a 10k food, concept or fashion portfolio leaves?
Do they fill all the gaps with their subject matter, concepts, quality?

They lack self respect and do not value their own work, that we already get but at least they can show some respect for those who work their butt off to survive in this market.

Shame on you!
That guy starting the thread has 4 pages of mediocre images after "years of uploading". Who cares about him anyway. Don't take him too seriously. Besides, as political parties do, he could be sent by SS to send their voice, I'm surprised they haven't done that earlier.

Im afraid I couldn't help responding to him. Asshat.

« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2020, 16:26 »
+3
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/100168-why-deactivating-is-a-mistake-at-least-for-me/

These groupies sure are something else. What on earth makes them think they will get more sales if someone with a 10k food, concept or fashion portfolio leaves?
Do they fill all the gaps with their subject matter, concepts, quality?

They lack self respect and do not value their own work, that we already get but at least they can show some respect for those who work their butt off to survive in this market.

Shame on you!
That guy starting the thread has 4 pages of mediocre images after "years of uploading". Who cares about him anyway. Don't take him too seriously. Besides, as political parties do, he could be sent by SS to send their voice, I'm surprised they haven't done that earlier.

Im afraid I couldn't help responding to him. Asshat.

Of course he doesn't mind the change, he'll be probably making $15 instead of $20 a month or something. Especially funny the part about the time and energy he put in his port LOL


« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2020, 00:55 »
+1
we are officially homeless

« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2020, 03:13 »
+4
I will not disable anything.

I will wait to see the actual sales results in June and July and also to see if Shutterstock comes to their senses and adjusts their new royalty plan, especially, if they cancel the yearly reset to zero.

Once I have all that information I will adjust new uploads accordingly.

Especially with video I might favor other places.

And if the results from photo sales falls, I will upload new content elsewhere first and SS will become an agency for older content.

But if the money is more or less the same, I will change nothing.

« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2020, 03:33 »
+1
https://forums.submit.shutterstock.com/topic/100168-why-deactivating-is-a-mistake-at-least-for-me/

These groupies sure are something else. What on earth makes them think they will get more sales if someone with a 10k food, concept or fashion portfolio leaves?
Do they fill all the gaps with their subject matter, concepts, quality?

They lack self respect and do not value their own work, that we already get but at least they can show some respect for those who work their butt off to survive in this market.

Shame on you!
That guy starting the thread has 4 pages of mediocre images after "years of uploading". Who cares about him anyway. Don't take him too seriously. Besides, as political parties do, he could be sent by SS to send their voice, I'm surprised they haven't done that earlier.

Im afraid I couldn't help responding to him. Asshat.

Of course he doesn't mind the change, he'll be probably making $15 instead of $20 a month or something. Especially funny the part about the time and energy he put in his port LOL

Of course he doesn't he's a lawyer and a gambler he doesn't need stock

« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2020, 03:52 »
+3
Probably I'll disable my account from 1st of June and fully concentrate on AdobeStock...
How can you concentrate on Adobe Stock, how it looks like? I send images to all agencies and concentrate on producing content. The only thing I can do is stop uploading to SS and deactivate images, I can't do much more for Adobe than I do now.

You can not do too much but disable your content on SS, what I meant is that Adobestock slowly starts to be the best option for me qua earnings, and there is no ridiculous 10 cent payment per download. Not yet...

« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2020, 04:12 »
+18
Remember, if you are making $100 month on SS, by disabling your portfolio won't make your earnings go down by $100, but more likely $30 since you won't be earning nowhere close to $100 after June 1.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2020, 09:05 »
+1
I will not disable anything.

I will wait to see the actual sales results in June and July and also to see if Shutterstock comes to their senses and adjusts their new royalty plan, especially, if they cancel the yearly reset to zero.

Once I have all that information I will adjust new uploads accordingly.

Especially with video I might favor other places.

And if the results from photo sales falls, I will upload new content elsewhere first and SS will become an agency for older content.

But if the money is more or less the same, I will change nothing.

Thanks for standing up for a little bit of reason instead of hasty angry reactions.

I will wait and see, before I determine that everything is terrible and that SS has become the evil force in the Universe of Microstock.

I don't understand why people are turning off, closing, shutting down, when they have no information or data, on how this actually affects us? If nothing else, I'm at a good level and will be going up another soon, and I can make money until January 1st, and then decide.

No I will not disable my portfolio June 1st, it's too soon to see how this will affect anything or how it will change my earnings.


« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2020, 09:12 »
+6
I will not disable anything.

I will wait to see the actual sales results in June and July and also to see if Shutterstock comes to their senses and adjusts their new royalty plan, especially, if they cancel the yearly reset to zero.

Once I have all that information I will adjust new uploads accordingly.

Especially with video I might favor other places.

And if the results from photo sales falls, I will upload new content elsewhere first and SS will become an agency for older content.

But if the money is more or less the same, I will change nothing.

Thanks for standing up for a little bit of reason instead of hasty angry reactions.

I will wait and see, before I determine that everything is terrible and that SS has become the evil force in the Universe of Microstock.

I don't understand why people are turning off, closing, shutting down, when they have no information or data, on how this actually affects us? If nothing else, I'm at a good level and will be going up another soon, and I can make money until January 1st, and then decide.

No I will not disable my portfolio June 1st, it's too soon to see how this will affect anything or how it will change my earnings.

That could be a sensible approach to some business model changes..
But in this case there are elements of it which are nothing but shameless greed and squeezing money out from contributors. Mainly the resetting to 15% commission every January. That is just outrageous and should not be accepted in any form, no matter how sales develop in the future.

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #49 on: May 28, 2020, 09:37 »
+2
I will not disable anything.

I will wait to see the actual sales results in June and July and also to see if Shutterstock comes to their senses and adjusts their new royalty plan, especially, if they cancel the yearly reset to zero.

Once I have all that information I will adjust new uploads accordingly.

Especially with video I might favor other places.

And if the results from photo sales falls, I will upload new content elsewhere first and SS will become an agency for older content.

But if the money is more or less the same, I will change nothing.

Thanks for standing up for a little bit of reason instead of hasty angry reactions.

I will wait and see, before I determine that everything is terrible and that SS has become the evil force in the Universe of Microstock.

I don't understand why people are turning off, closing, shutting down, when they have no information or data, on how this actually affects us? If nothing else, I'm at a good level and will be going up another soon, and I can make money until January 1st, and then decide.

No I will not disable my portfolio June 1st, it's too soon to see how this will affect anything or how it will change my earnings.

That could be a sensible approach to some business model changes..
But in this case there are elements of it which are nothing but shameless greed and squeezing money out from contributors. Mainly the resetting to 15% commission every January. That is just outrageous and should not be accepted in any form, no matter how sales develop in the future.

Everyone needs to decide for themselves. I'm taking the money until January 1st and then I'll see.  :)

I don't make video, well I do but it's all exclusive on P5. I only actively supply three agencies. SS, AS and Alamy. This could be different and be why someone else would rather make nothing from the best earning agency as their personal decision. Anyone who disables their account is guaranteeing they will make nothing from SS. If that's a business plan, for income and earnings, it's very unusual.

I kind of hope this hands Adobe the biggest share of the market as I prefer them. Something else we can watch for seven months, and see what happens.


 

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