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All Quotes by author - Jon Oringer
" All businesses need images to sell their products and services. "
" Any business that is trying to sell something should be willing to spend a couple dollars for a stock photo to not have ads in it and not distract the user from using the product they're trying to sell. "
" Anyone can contribute images, and we sell them to designers and agencies all over the world. "
" As I saw more and more people buying the images that were happy buyers, and people selling the images that were happy with how the market was pricing them, I started to get the sense this could be the go-to place for businesses to get the images they need. "
" As I started college, I started to build software products that I could sell to people over the Web. "
" As we continue to grow, the question is, how do you keep the company as innovative as it was 15 employees ago? "
" At around 50 employees, you get to the point where you can't see what's going on all the time. So you start to have weekly check-ins, and you have days that go by without knowing exactly what's going on. "
" At Shutterstock, we've been offering tutorials to customers and contributors on our blog for many years. Our audience already viewed us as thought leaders on the latest digital and creative skills; we felt it so natural for us to launch Skillfeed, which is an online marketplace for professional learning. "
" Business is a string of seemingly impossible problems looking for solutions. Each problem you solve creates a new barrier to entry for your next competitor. "
" By investing in diverse asset types from SD video to HD video to 4K video, we can satisfy the video needs of a wide array of users. "
" Each time I went to create my website, I needed imagery. It was complicated to get, the process was expensive, I had to negotiate rights. I knew there had to be a better way. "
" Editorial imagery licensing includes celebrity, entertainment, sports, and news images that capture what is happening in the world around us. "
" Equally important to having the right content is providing the proper tools for the users so they can quickly find the images and videos they need. "
" Every time someone downloads a picture, the photographers get paid about 30% of what we charge. "
" Evolution has been the key tenet of success over the past 13 years, and we have transformed from a single subscription e-commerce image business into a company with a diversified portfolio of content offerings, servicing the needs of businesses of all types and sizes globally. "
" I believe anything has to be possible. You have to be able to face any problem that comes along and unravel it into a solution. "
" I don't own a helicopter because I want someone to bring me places quickly. I own it because it's an incredible machine that I like to fly and learn about. I like the complexity of it. "
" I figured managing people was obvious - I'd tell someone what they needed to do and they'd do what I wanted. It turns out that's not the case. It was frustrating at first. "
" I found it very helpful not to do the venture round. Instead, I started with very little money, a few thousand dollars, and I did every job myself. I was the first photographer. I was the first customer service rep. I was the first online marketing person. "
" If people want to code, and they want to be entrepreneurs, there's opportunities for them to do that. "
" I hadn't really worked in an office before Shutterstock, so I didn't have the experience of building a culture, nor did I understand how important that is for attracting and retaining the best talent. "
" I hear so many startups talking about how they can raise VC instead of questioning whether they need it in the first place. "
" I like San Francisco, but I don't think I'd want to work in Palo Alto. It seems like a pretty rough commute. In many ways, I think New York has a lot of things the West Coast doesn't have. "
" I love meeting contributors and hearing how we inspire them to create art. I'm also proud of creating hundreds of jobs. "
" I met with several public company CEOs to learn about their experiences of going public and listened to as many earnings calls as I possibly could. "
" In 2013, we opened our first international office in London and established a European hub in Berlin. "
" I needed to make the buyer happy: I needed to provide a price point and sort of a model that was attractive to them. But I also needed to make the contributor happy. "
" In high school, I used to teach guitar and fix computers by the hour. I was looking for some way to make some cash, so I actually learned how to play guitar in order to try to teach it. "
" Instagram is great for us because it's encouraging people to shoot more stuff. Some of those snappers will become professional, and they may choose to sell their photos through us. "
" In the early days, start-ups make the main mistake of hiring people to do the work that they could do themselves. "
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