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« on: November 15, 2017, 10:08 »
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Just curious. I have a small port and my sales are a big ZERO on storyblocks. I am with them since this summer


« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 10:17 »
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Been waiting several weeks on some test files.  Still just sitting there in the queue.

« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 10:25 »
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one previous month, nothing in november

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 10:49 »
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11 sales last month, only 2 sales this month. Overall average of 6 sales per month with a port of 130 videos.

« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 15:29 »
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Just curious. I have a small port and my sales are a big ZERO on storyblocks. I am with them since this summer
Are you talking about video or photos?
Video, yse I do sell some.
Not a lot, but sometimes at very high prices.
Photos sales missing in action, nothing, nada, niente, niet, nudu nuddu, rien, zero. Have I made my point?

« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 03:52 »
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Just curious. I have a small port and my sales are a big ZERO on storyblocks. I am with them since this summer
Are you talking about video or photos?
Video, yse I do sell some.
Not a lot, but sometimes at very high prices.
Photos sales missing in action, nothing, nada, niente, niet, nudu nuddu, rien, zero. Have I made my point?

Yes you made your point and yes I was talking about photos. well I guess maybe they are trying to convince the videoblocks clients to also buy photos from them and it seems its not working  :)

« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 03:57 »
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Been waiting several weeks on some test files.  Still just sitting there in the queue.

me too, its been a month since some files are in queue, like they frozen everything. well I have a very small port of 150 but still...

« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 03:59 »
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11 sales last month, only 2 sales this month. Overall average of 6 sales per month with a port of 130 videos.

So do you see any improvement after the rebranding of videoblocks ?

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 04:09 »
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Well last month was my best month ever, but this month looks like it will end up below average, so a bit too soon to say.

« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 10:42 »
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2 sales in October (Photos)

fritz

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 16:34 »
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12 video sales in October! This month 1 sale so far, port size 3k

« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2018, 11:59 »
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So, whats the story now?

Their photo marketplace went live in September. I had one sale in October, 3 in November and nothing since... (1200 images online)

Anybody having regular photo sales?

« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2018, 16:24 »
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zero sales since i started the thread :) maybe others have decent sales

« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2018, 16:51 »
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I have the feeling that their rebranding has been a disaster.
They had made quite a name for video sales, but then they made the incredibly strange decision to change their name to enter a market totally dead (microstock photo), and I have the feeling that they hurt their video sales very badly.
Of course they made nothing on the photo market

steheap

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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 17:52 »
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5 photo sales in December for me

Steve

« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 13:49 »
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First video sales this week,since storyblocks started, my tax form has expired, 30% less,


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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 14:01 »
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I have the feeling that their rebranding has been a disaster.
They had made quite a name for video sales, but then they made the incredibly strange decision to change their name to enter a market totally dead (microstock photo), and I have the feeling that they hurt their video sales very badly.
Of course they made nothing on the photo market

Same here. I did get video sales but less frequently. No images sales, so I too get the feeling their rebranding hurt video sales.


SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2018, 23:50 »
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11 sales in October
4 sales in November
1 sale in December
4 Sales in January... so far.

Hopefully it's on the way back up!
« Last Edit: January 24, 2018, 04:55 by SpaceStockFootage »

« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2018, 05:59 »
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At the beginning, with a few hundred videos I was selling one or two occasionally. But video sales dried up despite the very low competition on the subject I mostly have a shoot.

Meanwhile I've uploaded my entire photo portfolio (thousands) and I only sell one or two photos every other month.

Even the corpse of Stockxpert which has a fraction of the photos and all of them old, perform almost as well as Storyblocks with video and photos combined. Not good.


« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2018, 08:12 »
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5 photo sales in December for me

Steve

Same here. Have had 5 in Jan too and it's only the 13th.  Their pattern of sales is like this though.  I now expect a slow down for three months, then another spike.

steheap

  • Author of best selling "Get Started in Stock"

« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2018, 10:26 »
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Same here. Have had 5 in Jan too and it's only the 13th.  Their pattern of sales is like this though.  I now expect a slow down for three months, then another spike.

Perhaps they have a cap on contributor earnings so when you sell a few, you are downgraded in the search for a period. I'm sure I've read that somewhere.... (-:

« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2018, 13:26 »
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Hmmm... New Third Party Sales scheme promoted today via email. No idea who these 3rd parties might be... Not holding my breath.

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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2018, 14:39 »
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Averaged about an HD video sale a month last year up until mid-October. Nothing since then.

StockbyNumbers

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« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2018, 14:43 »
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Sorry for the double post, but another thought is that marketplace sales might be falling as they purchase more content from contributors for their subscription platforms...

« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2018, 15:36 »
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Yes, I was thinking that too.

Long-term it makes it very profitable for them for the subscription model - and then I think only people would purchase if they just wanted a 'really' unique shot they couldn't get elsewhere... (I do admit - I have used some of the stock photography from them - and then saw the "additional" clips - until I realized they were paid, and was thinking 'aw crap, why are the 'good' clips only in the paid marketplace'?)

But... if I really needed it for an important presentation/video/etc - I probably would decide to purchase it...


 

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