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SpaceStockFootage

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« on: February 14, 2017, 05:08 »
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I appreciate that two weeks isn't enough time to indicate a worrying trend, I am just one contributor out of thousands, and variance can and does happen.... but I've had about ten sales a month at Videoblocks over the past four to six months or so, and I've not had a single sale yet this month.

Anyone else?
« Last Edit: February 14, 2017, 17:15 by SpaceStockFootage »


Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 05:22 »
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I had a sale this month. Coincidentally it was a sale of a space-related animation, so I guess that explains it ;)

« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 07:12 »
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6 so far this month, not bad for me, but sales at Videoblocks usually varies a lot from month to month

« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 08:17 »
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I always found Videoblock very, very strange.
I had my best ever the first month, when I had about 100 clips: I got about 6 clips sold, sort of welcome aboard.
After that I always got 2 to 3 sales a month, with 1,700 clips now. Increasing portfolio size does not seem to matter.
I have never sold a file more than once, in other words all sales come from different files.
The sales I get are generally from my worst clips, the one that never get a view anywhere else and the ones I am ashamed of

« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 08:51 »
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3 sales so far, relatively slow first two weeks of February, but I still like them for being completely anti-istock: highest commision, highest single sale ($191 for 4K), nice minimalistic design, easy uploading for those who upload manually, lowest number of rejections, very good support.

« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 08:55 »
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I'm making a 1/10 of what I used to in the first couple of months when they started. So, you're not alone.

« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 09:21 »
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Yes, Videoblocks varies more than the other sites for me too. December was nice, January and February very slow...

« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2017, 11:47 »
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Sales disappeared here as well.

« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2017, 12:30 »
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Millions of new clips flooding in....  dilution of sales should be expected.

« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2017, 14:15 »
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Something isn't right.  It is like they turn a tap on and off and leave it off for a few weeks or is it a bypass lever and sales not being reported?.   Nothing is free, repeat after me, nothing is free. So when they say they don't take a commission who pays their costs?. Think about it.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2017, 15:38 »
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Something isn't right.  It is like they turn a tap on and off and leave it off for a few weeks or is it a bypass lever and sales not being reported?.   Nothing is free, repeat after me, nothing is free. So when they say they don't take a commission who pays their costs?. Think about it.

The subscribers who get unlimited downloads from VB's own collection.

RAW

« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2017, 16:44 »
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Videoblocks does a lot of third party newsletter promotions.
I think that is why the sales are so erratic.
When they aren't advertising: 'Free Unlimited Downloads' they are not selling so much.

« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2017, 16:47 »
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... we`ve discussed about sales on VB few months ago and no sale effect have happened to me then... here:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/videoblocks/no-sales-28787/
.. it`s very strange and almost on same level after that with very sporadic sales after I noticed huge drop...

« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2017, 08:49 »
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I appreciate that two weeks isn't enough time to indicate a worrying trend, I am just one contributor out of thousands, and variance can and does happen.... but I've had about ten sales a month at Videoblocks over the past four to six months or so, and I've not had a single sale yet this month.

Anyone else?

off the top of my head, I seem to remember that I have seen your content, and that you are not a small contributor. So that that sounds, indeed, worrying...

I still like them.

Sorry to hear it.

« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2017, 08:46 »
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I'm seeing my third month of "regular sales", which is VERY unusual.  As I have stated several time in the past, I typically get a flood of sales 8-10 in a month then silence for two more months.  The cycle has been repeated with predictability until November.  It's a mix of what is selling, animations and regular video.  Not complaining but it almost feels like the Dreamtime model where they cycle placement to give everyone a fair shot at sales. 

« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2017, 17:13 »
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I made an account with video blocks months ago but never uploaded i was never sure if they were trust worthy or not ironically them bragging about 100% commission is what put me off uploading....are they worth it are they safe?

« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 03:20 »
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@robsters
Yes, they are safe and even have a great contributor support.


 

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