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alno

« on: February 19, 2017, 04:47 »
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There was similar thread about photos. We have about $0.56 average per clip a month for 12 stock sites. $0.17 for Shutterstock only (January). Started in early 2015. SpaceStockFootage can ruin all the stats as always, but his numbers are welcome too :)


« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 05:24 »
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Right now, from $1.5-2 per clip per month across all sites.

« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2017, 07:11 »
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I was constantly around $0.9 until the end of last year. January was really horrible though.
I have been in this game less than two years and I am sure that established artist have a much better ratio than me.
I have noticed that a very big percentage of sales come from a very small number of files that have already sold a lot. For obvious reason I have only very few files of this kind so far.
As an example from time to time SS (normally my number one agency) has a big slump for me and in that situations I only sell one single file over and over. It has been the case since the beginning of the year: every single sale in SS for me has come from just one file!!!

« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2017, 07:13 »
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There was similar thread about photos. We have about $0.56 average per clip a month for 12 stock sites. $0.17 for Shutterstock only (January). Started in early 2015. SpaceStockFootage can ruin all the stats as always, but his numbers are welcome too :)
Irina, you have 12 stock sites???
That is a huge number, I have less than half of that and I am actually interested in increasing them.
Could I ask you what agencies you work with?

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2017, 10:33 »
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Ahoy there! Maximum average of $5 per month, per clip, per site. That's on places like Videoblocks though. Total combined across all agencies... about $14 to $17.

I have two lots of stuff though... non-exclusive, which covers the stuff listed above, and exclusive which is a bit different. It includes a lot of stuff I made recently which makes a lot more than $15 a month (AE Templates and the like) and a lot of older stuff that wasn't very good... which makes a lot less than $15 a month.

« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 10:53 »
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I really don't think you should include AE templates here. That's a different world. Let's stick to footage or renders. AE templates are not really related products.

Otherwise I might include music and websites and things would look VERY different...

alno

« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 11:52 »
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There was similar thread about photos. We have about $0.56 average per clip a month for 12 stock sites. $0.17 for Shutterstock only (January). Started in early 2015. SpaceStockFootage can ruin all the stats as always, but his numbers are welcome too :)
Irina, you have 12 stock sites???
That is a huge number, I have less than half of that and I am actually interested in increasing them.
Could I ask you what agencies you work with?

They are basically from top of the poll to the right -Dissolve and +Videoblocks, I mean those sites who accept videos.

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2017, 12:33 »
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That's why I listed figures for my non-exclusive portfolio, which doesn't include any AE templates. 

alno

« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2017, 12:44 »
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Right now, from $1.5-2 per clip per month across all sites.

Fell like wasting my time... :) What is the average online life of those clips?

alno

« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2017, 12:48 »
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Ahoy there! Maximum average of $5 per month, per clip, per site. That's on places like Videoblocks though. Total combined across all agencies... about $14 to $17.

I have two lots of stuff though... non-exclusive, which covers the stuff listed above, and exclusive which is a bit different. It includes a lot of stuff I made recently which makes a lot more than $15 a month (AE Templates and the like) and a lot of older stuff that wasn't very good... which makes a lot less than $15 a month.

$14 to 17 sounds really amazing! What do you do mainly in terms of your (not computer) time, 3D footage or AE templates?

« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2017, 13:29 »
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Right now, from $1.5-2 per clip per month across all sites.

Fell like wasting my time... :) What is the average online life of those clips?

1-2 years.

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2017, 14:19 »
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Ahoy there! Maximum average of $5 per month, per clip, per site. That's on places like Videoblocks though. Total combined across all agencies... about $14 to $17.

I have two lots of stuff though... non-exclusive, which covers the stuff listed above, and exclusive which is a bit different. It includes a lot of stuff I made recently which makes a lot more than $15 a month (AE Templates and the like) and a lot of older stuff that wasn't very good... which makes a lot less than $15 a month.

$14 to 17 sounds really amazing! What do you do mainly in terms of your (not computer) time, 3D footage or AE templates?

Well the AE templates make me a decent amount, from $10 a month, to $350 a month, so I try and do a few of them whenever I have time. They're a specific niche though, maps, so I've kind of done all the profitable ones already. I.e. The World and USA sell best, Tajikistan not so much!

https://videohive.net/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&term=map+kit (Mine are the ones that have the AE timeline showing in the preview image - mainly the blue and white ones, or the green world one, or the US flag one for the States etc)

The $14 to $17 ones on my non-exclusive account are all motion graphics though. Made in C4D and After Effects mostly. The best one gets me about $100 profit a month ($43 on VH and the rest elsewhere).... the worst, about $0 a month!

I try and work smart, so I might spend a decent amount of time creating some kind of 'Earth Reveal' clip, and then it's a pretty simple procedure to swap out the textures and render a Mars reveal, Jupiter Reveal etc etc. Experience has taught me that Earth sells pretty well, Mars sells pretty well, everything else doesn't sell very well! But if I've already set up the Earth and Mars versions then I may as well do the rest while I'm there.

One of the things I like about VideoHive is that you can upload a bunch of clips in one pack. So you can make a kind of compositing kit with different layers and background options. It pretty much doubles the sale price and also gives more options/value to buyers.

As for what to make, that's always a tough one. I was thinking about starfields the other day. When you're compositing a starfield, you're usually always using static star images, or static images you've created using CC Star Burst or Particular... and when you look at the night sky, the stars are always twinkling due to the dispersion of the light within the atmosphere. So I thought I'd try and replicate that. Just trying to think of things that might come in handy when people are compositing elements together.

Didn't think there was a massive need for such a thing, and didn't expect it to be a big seller, it's far from impressive.... but it's currently my most profitable clip when it comes to one single agency ($50 profit a month). It's new though, so sales might fade a bit.   

https://videohive.net/item/twinkling-stars/19281234

 

« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2017, 04:19 »
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Ahoy there! Maximum average of $5 per month, per clip, per site. That's on places like Videoblocks though. Total combined across all agencies... about $14 to $17.

I have two lots of stuff though... non-exclusive, which covers the stuff listed above, and exclusive which is a bit different. It includes a lot of stuff I made recently which makes a lot more than $15 a month (AE Templates and the like) and a lot of older stuff that wasn't very good... which makes a lot less than $15 a month.

If you divide your income by your total amount of clips (not just the ones that sell) you get $14 to $17?
So if you have 500 clips, you earn around $7000 to $8500 a month?  :o

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2017, 04:31 »
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Ahoy there! Maximum average of $5 per month, per clip, per site. That's on places like Videoblocks though. Total combined across all agencies... about $14 to $17.

I have two lots of stuff though... non-exclusive, which covers the stuff listed above, and exclusive which is a bit different. It includes a lot of stuff I made recently which makes a lot more than $15 a month (AE Templates and the like) and a lot of older stuff that wasn't very good... which makes a lot less than $15 a month.

If you divide your income by your total amount of clips (not just the ones that sell) you get $14 to $17?
So if you have 500 clips, you earn around $7000 to $8500 a month?  :o

If I did have 500 clips, then yes, I'd probably make that much a month. My non-exclusive portfolio only includes 140 clips though. Obviously if I made 360 rubbish clips just to make the numbers up to 500, then I'm sure it wouldn't be that much, but all things being equal... yes.   

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2017, 04:35 »
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Wait, I think I might have done the math wrong! I think it might be $11 to $13 per clip, per month. I'll crunch the numbers and get back to you!

« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2017, 04:40 »
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That would still be a great amount per clip, congratulations!

« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2017, 04:43 »
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Over 2016 I averaged around $3.50 per clip per month.

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2017, 05:04 »
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Thanks! I think everyone like a bit of space stuff.... and motion graphics stuff is pretty popular. I have something like 6 non-space clips, and I'd be very lucky to make anything near $3.50 a month on those.

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2017, 05:16 »
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$11.22 based on total average revenue (in the last six months), across all sites (but just for my non-exclusive stuff - no After Effects or anything like that), divided by the total number of clips currently in my portfolio, on the site where I have the most clips (140 on Pond5, some I;ve only got about 100 on... couldn't be bothered to carry on uploading there).

So it might be a bit higher than $11.22 when I take into account that I had less then 140 clips for a good chunk of that), but that's about right. Let's round it up to $12! 

 

alno

« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2017, 06:40 »
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$11.22 based on total average revenue (in the last six months), across all sites (but just for my non-exclusive stuff - no After Effects or anything like that), divided by the total number of clips currently in my portfolio, on the site where I have the most clips (140 on Pond5, some I;ve only got about 100 on... couldn't be bothered to carry on uploading there).

So it might be a bit higher than $11.22 when I take into account that I had less then 140 clips for a good chunk of that), but that's about right. Let's round it up to $12!

That's great anyway. Why don't you make 4K clips? Some render or textures resolution limitations?

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2017, 07:50 »
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I do have some 4K, but not loads. Save a lot of time rendering and textures can be a imitation, but I try and make more 4K stuff these days. Makes sense!

« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2017, 10:59 »
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My average is 0.9 per month for 2016.. till now, my average this year will be much lower

« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2017, 11:05 »
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These figures seem more in line with what I was expecting. I am not sure how you can be turning a profit with an RPI of $1/year.

« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2017, 11:23 »
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These figures seem more in line with what I was expecting. I am not sure how you can be turning a profit with an RPI of $1/year.

The OP asked for the the RPI per month, not per year.

SpaceStockFootage obviously does very well;  my return is similar to some of the others, about $0.95 per clip per month for 2016, although I don't have a huge number of clips and the number at different sites is quite variable so that figure may not be very meaningful.

« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2017, 11:28 »
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Sorry, you know what, I thought I was on the other thread where someone said they were getting $1/ image/ year. Apologies, I'll show myself out.


 

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