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« Reply #25 on: December 01, 2017, 02:28 »
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Hi!
Don't want to start new topic about the same thing.
Now my video port is exclusive at iStock and Getty. I start 2017 with only 300 footages and now I had online about 2500 clips, but my income is not so good as I expected. June was my best month with $650 and august was my worst month with only $28, September and November $300 and $500. I don't want to quit my exclusivity, but my wife want to upload to another agencies. In 2018 we can produce about 4000 video clips, so I can upload 2000 as exclusive at iStock and 2000 my wife can upload  to SS, P5 and VB. My question is - is there any sense to work this way? Please share your thoughts.

PS my port at iStock: newbielink:https://www.istockphoto.com/sg/portfolio/konstantynov?assettype=film&sort=mostpopular [nonactive]


« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2017, 02:30 »
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Without promising anything I would say that you would probably earn 5 times more if you just stopped being exclusive... Maybe 10 times more. Maybe 100 times more if compared to August... Trust your wife.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2017, 02:59 by increasingdifficulty »

« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2017, 04:05 »
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It's kind of like a personal thing, to me though there is no point in going exclusive unless you do this part time and can't be bothered with the hassle of uploading to all the main sites.

I started my stock career as an istock exclusive but soon realized that my clips would perform better elsewhere. My clips did OK on istock - always much better on Getty but from around 2014 onwards mine (and other peoples) portfolio's became a little stagnant.

Uploading to all the major sites has been way more beneficial to me than I ever thought.

Are you doing this full time (or want too)?
I'd say don't bother being exclusive - upload everywhere. I'm non exclusive but still get the big sales over on Getty (although my clips have gone off the site) It must be Premium Access although for some reason some of them still bay $500+ instead of the majority of $5 or less.

Getting your wife to start her own portfolio (although it's yours) sounds like it could get a little confusing and istock might not be a massive fan of it?
« Last Edit: December 01, 2017, 04:09 by Cider Apple »

« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2017, 04:17 »
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Interesting thoughts. Thanks, its look like its time to cancel exclusivity.

« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2017, 07:55 »
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Hi!
Don't want to start new topic about the same thing.
Now my video port is exclusive at iStock and Getty. I start 2017 with only 300 footages and now I had online about 2500 clips, but my income is not so good as I expected. June was my best month with $650 and august was my worst month with only $28, September and November $300 and $500. I don't want to quit my exclusivity, but my wife want to upload to another agencies. In 2018 we can produce about 4000 video clips, so I can upload 2000 as exclusive at iStock and 2000 my wife can upload  to SS, P5 and VB. My question is - is there any sense to work this way? Please share your thoughts.

PS my port at iStock: https://www.istockphoto.com/sg/portfolio/konstantynov?assettype=film&sort=mostpopular

I think it makes sense. Later you can decide what works better. That being said, regardless of my opinion, I doubt I'd be able to change your wife's mind anyway. As for myself, I would never go exclusive.

« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2017, 04:00 »
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Thanks for your replies. Now I need to find best workflow to move 2500 files to 4 agencies. Maybe someone can share his workflow?

« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2017, 11:03 »
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Demich, I use blackbox.global to submit my footage to six agencies simultaneously: Shutterstock, Pond5, Videoblocks, Fotolia, Adobe stock, Dissolve.
There is a lively FB-discussion group at newbielink:https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackboxglobal [nonactive] where you can check out the experiences of other videographers using this workflow.

My experience is that clips get accepted between 6 - 48 hours after submitting to BB. BlackBox takes a 15% share for this and the platform was also developed to enable artists to work together on projects, like key wording, or even editing and grading raw footage.

You can use my referral code JATRXDIZ to register through newbielink:https://portal.blackbox.global/register?code=JATRXDIZ [nonactive] or visit newbielink:http://www.blackbox.global/ [nonactive] and do this yourself.

Most active BB contributors are from the film industry treating microstock as passive income on the side but there are also a few full time stock shooters using BB now. The platform is in its first working version right now, with v2.0 planned in 2018.

« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2017, 20:56 »
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Hey there, I'm the Founder of newbielink:http://www.BlackBox.global [nonactive]. We've been up for almost a year and creators that are using the platform seem very happy. BB is an "upload once get to many" platform that also afford members the ability to collaborate and share in the revenue streams that the footage generates. We try to make the process simple so you can stop dealing with the agencies and concentrate on making great footage. Have a look for yourself. Thank you.

« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2017, 00:38 »
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Being exclusive is not always a good choise try yo upload some footages as non exclusive and see the difference. If you want to earn more just make more creative special footage that buyers need.

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