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

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

Cheap products isn’t best investment in video production

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We all know that buying cheap food, cheap technical equipment and cheap car service does nothing good for you. In many cases it is even more expensive than buying quality and guaranteed stuff. With cheap food you can get stomach

Gathering sold files statistics from iStockPhoto / Getty Images via Microstockr Pro

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If you are a contributor on iStockphoto / Getty Images you might have noticed that all old statistics are gone and newer charts and pies are not very useful (yet). After they removed data about sold files we were all

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

iStockphoto / Getty Images admiting defeat and inviting people to contribute

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This could just be a rumor or badly interpreted information, but there is a source saying that almighty iStockphoto / Getty Images is in their last heartbeats and is using most sneaky tactics to save itself from miserable death. They

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

Not uploading to Videoblocks because of Dissolve forced high priced stock footage

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About a year ago we planned to try Videoblocks stock agency nevertheless the HD pricing tier is way bellow industry standards. Some contributors reported good income and because there is no agency share, the contributor receives 99% of the income.

Undervaluing your 4K stock footage on iStockphoto / Getty images ?

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Working for iStockphoto / Getty images is like working for exploitative employer. They don’t appreciate your work neither with attitude or payment. Not to mention dumping stock video market price. And this stock agency is doing exactly what we mentioned. Underselling 4K