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Shutterstock contributor earnings = $500M over 13 years

Shutterstock this week released some financials celebrating it’s 13 year growth from 2004 to 2016 – the main figure we picked up was the $500 paid to contributors over this time.

• 225,000 photographers
• 1.7 million active customers
• 5.5 downloads per second

Shutterstock data reveals that certain subjects drive high customer demand for contributors’ work. These include:

  • People – Real people in real life situations. All ages, all backgrounds.
  • Healthcare – Everything health-related, like medicine, wellness, and insurance.
  • Buildings – Local places in major cities.
  • Sports – Individual athletes and team sports.
  • Nature – The extreme side of weather.

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