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Tyson Anderson

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« on: January 25, 2017, 13:09 »
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I just went to the Videohive site to explore the option of uploading there but keeping my prices high.  I'm aware they're known for selling very low priced footage but I was thinking about experimenting.  I see some people doing well on Pond5 with video clips at $500 each so I was wondering if there's any of that happening at Videohive, since it's another agency where you can set your own price.

Here's what happened:  I did a search for "aerial" with the price range of $100-500... Nothing.  Then I left the search bar blank... Nothing!  I then dropped with price range to $50-500 and finally some clips started to appear.

So even with 4k footage they don't even have 1 clip listed at over $100?  Is this place the frickin' armpit of microstock!?

I guess my real question is, would it be worth it to upload some clips and list them at... say $200, with hopes that some buyers might see them as higher quality and less populated?  I'm just trying to experiment here with agencies that allow us to set our own prices.  I'd love to hear thoughts on this.


SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 13:38 »
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You can't set your own prices there. Not yet anyway... they've been experimenting with author driven pricing on some of the other marketplaces, but not VideoHive.

« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 15:17 »
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Yeah, not sure what information you're getting but HD clips are $8 and 4k are $25. If they are extra long (over 20 sec, or over 1 minute etc.) the prices are a bit higher.

In the future they will probably implement author pricing, but it's not here today.

Tyson Anderson

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2017, 12:28 »
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Really?  I thought I had read in this forum you contributors could set prices there.  So they are the armpit of microstock!

« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 16:43 »
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Really?  I thought I had read in this forum you contributors could set prices there.

Only on photos, GraphicRiver (Photoshop templates etc.), and a few other marketplaces. Not on footage or music, yet.

So they are the armpit of microstock!

I certainly don't think so but if you say so.  ;)

alno

« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2017, 18:10 »
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Really?  I thought I had read in this forum you contributors could set prices there.  So they are the armpit of microstock!

It's ok if they are the armpit, just let other less arrogant people work with it. You can stay away of Videohive and keep uploading to good old Depositphotos, Dreamstime, Clipcapvas or Canstock. They have great "industry-standard" prices. 

« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 19:27 »
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It's ok if they are the armpit, just let other less arrogant people work with it.

Following this logic, the least arrogant people work with unsplash or pixabay.

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2017, 21:12 »
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I make about $2000 to $2500 a month on Videohive. If that makes me a lover of armpits, then so be it!

alno

« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2017, 02:36 »
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It's ok if they are the armpit, just let other less arrogant people work with it.

Following this logic, the least arrogant people work with unsplash or pixabay.

By saying work I meant some earnings of at least $100-200 a month with some site and surely not just getting tired daily near the laptop.

« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 17:40 »
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There are people reporting in various Facebook groups that Getty is paying artists 20-59 cents (!) for stock footage, even 4k.

I dont know what kind of license that is, but it sure looks like many agencies are trying to find a high volume market in video.

Pond5 is using the membership collection with over 200 000 files, with much higher quality than on videohive for around 8 dollars.

But I dont know if there really is a high volume market in video.

A lot of people I know are using video hive, it is great for students and bloggers. But the choice there is very limited.

Supply and demand, the market will sort it out.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2017, 18:24 by cobalt »

« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2017, 13:16 »
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I just went to the Videohive site to explore the option of uploading there but keeping my prices high.  I'm aware they're known for selling very low priced footage but I was thinking about experimenting.  I see some people doing well on Pond5 with video clips at $500 each so I was wondering if there's any of that happening at Videohive, since it's another agency where you can set your own price.

Here's what happened:  I did a search for "aerial" with the price range of $100-500... Nothing.  Then I left the search bar blank... Nothing!  I then dropped with price range to $50-500 and finally some clips started to appear.

So even with 4k footage they don't even have 1 clip listed at over $100?  Is this place the frickin' armpit of microstock!?

I guess my real question is, would it be worth it to upload some clips and list them at... say $200, with hopes that some buyers might see them as higher quality and less populated?  I'm just trying to experiment here with agencies that allow us to set our own prices.  I'd love to hear thoughts on this.

Hey Tyson! I wouldn't call us an armpit but I may be a bit biased. If you're looking to get involved at Envato and want some insight into what we're doing, what we're thinking about and how it might impact your plans, I'd be happy to chat.

« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2017, 16:14 »
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I would like to hear that too!
And would like to hear about the opportunity to set my own prices.
There's been chat about that for years now, but nothings happened.
I would like to send my stuff to videohive, but never at those prices.

« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2017, 16:34 »
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I would like to hear that too!
And would like to hear about the opportunity to set my own prices.
There's been chat about that for years now, but nothings happened.
I would like to send my stuff to videohive, but never at those prices.
With their reviews times for footage, if you send your stuff to VH now, your grandchildren might have a chance to know the results


 

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