Uploading process to Shutterstock stock agency is a nightmare

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We are every time scared uploading to Shutterstock because of many problems using their FTP system. It is slow, with many broken files and not uploaded footage. Uploading a set of 100GB takes more days of constant uploading, which doesn’t

March 2017 favorite video stock footage files sold via all stock agencies

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Sales of video stock footage in March 2017 were not that great as we planned. It was just slightly better than February 2017, and slightly better than 2016 of same month. Even if there are many many more new stock

Why should Pond5 agency offer different video size options for stock footage?

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Stock video footage today is used in variety of multimedia projects. We’ve seen many of them in commercials, intros, documentaries, movies, news reports, web videos, company presentations, educational shorts and other. It is impossible even to count all ideas buyers

Why doesn’t Shutterstock support Payoneer payment method for contributors?

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Because Shutterstock doesn’t support Payoneer we are throwing hundreds of earned Euros monthly away because of Skrill absurd high fees. This lost money isn’t just few bucks, but more than hundred Euros every month because of transaction fee, bad currency conversion

Shutterstock new prices for “high volume” sales is an answer to price wars

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Not that long time ago we were writing that stock footage prices will go lower and lower because of many contributors stupid decision selling their works on low priced agencies. Because other agencies want to be competitive against such dumping prices

Shutterstock 2017 March number of sales rise but income is worse

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In the last post about “Shutterstock number of sales rise but income is lower” we mentioned that number of sales are rising, but our income not that much. We blamed our newly uploaded photo media which are most likely stealing

Shutterstock number of sales rise but income is lower

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For half a year we tried to upload some photos to Shutterstock to test out the sales with this kinda media. Because we thought that selling a variety of media types would improve our exposure, number of sales and give

Shutterstock stock footage rejection double standards: Release Not Needed

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After long years in stock footage industry, we’ve received hundreds of different rejection reasons. Some were actually our mistake because we didn’t notice glitches, missing blurs of logos or forgot to attach release forms. But none of them is such

Shutterstock stock video agency should pay 50% commisions to contributors

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We are in tough times when anybody can start their own stock video agency, collect contributors and sell visual works to potential buyers. There are many agencies just not worth mentioning, some even vanished with our earned money (remember Revostock?)