I am in the process of shutting down my Shutterstock account. It has been a frustrating experience mainly due to their poor website. They have also changed link addresses without informing me, which I then have to keep updating. Their help page is rarely helpful, like most and you must wade through pages of links to find anything. After several years I earned a measley 100$ from over 2000 photos I had taken, edited and uploaded ... many hours of work! This is the state of the Internet age we live in today, with big corporations sucking the life blood out of every individual dumb enough to fall for these type of websites.
Over the coming weeks I shall be creating my own photo website showing the best of all my photos.
Watch this space