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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: https://www.istockphoto.com/sg/portfolio/konstantynov?assettype=film&sort=mostpopular


« 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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackboxglobal 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 https://portal.blackbox.global/register?code=JATRXDIZ or visit http://www.blackbox.global/ 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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« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2018, 18:43 »
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My experience has been most similar to what VideostockOrg described.

It took around 3-6 months for Pond5 and Shutterstock. I don't have as much experience with the other platforms yet. Only one sale on Dissolve in 18 months so no real data from them...

The fastest a clip of mine has sold from the time it was approved was around 3 weeks on Shutterstock.

Seems like my best sellers have taken around 6 months to a full year to pick up steam.

I'll be uploading around 700 clips to Adobe this month in bulk, so should have a better idea of their sales timeline soon.

Thanks all for sharing.

« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2018, 04:51 »
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On 27 of january my exclusivity comes to the end. I decided to upload my works with stocksubmitter, i hope this would be easy. Wish me good luck:)

Sorry for my school English.

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« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2018, 00:04 »
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Big fan of StockSubmitter. Id make sure to take your time when entering release information as if you mess that up it can be a hassle to get agencies to fix.

It also has csv functionality that can really speed things up.

Their email support is great too - usually get back within a day.

Definitely best of luck in your non-exclusive venture!

« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2018, 01:48 »
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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


Dont want to sound depressing but this business have had its 15 years now and the big money train is gone. Almost all agencies everywhere are down some more then others.
Exclusivity with any agency is hardly the answer and especially not with the two you mentioned. :)

« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2018, 08:01 »
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Update from my non exclusive journey: I'm uploading footages to ss, p5, fl and vb from 28 of january. for now uploaded nearly 950 video clips, last batch with 150 clips still in review on all sites. ss accepted 727 from 799, p5 799, fl accepted near 500 clips and others still waiting in queue . vb - all files waiting review
90% of video is 4k
no sales so far

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« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2018, 08:31 »
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Hi again, I want to share with you my incomings for this first month. I am uploading already my port, so this month started with 30 or 40 videos and now is SS 800, AS 1100 and Pond 1300, as you can see the admitance are very different (I uploaded the same clips)

So, in this month I have sold 4 clips in total, 1 in SS (the second day that I started to upload, and then no more) 1 in AS, and 2 in Pond 5!!! So plus some photos that I sold, I earned around 125 $

I have sorprised with Pond because everybody sayed that it takes more time to starting to sell... and I am desapointed with SS I thought I will sell more there... I hope this month gets better.

To me this is pretty amazing really. Ive never seen sales that quickly after uploading. Thanks for keeping us posted.

I just had 50 of 50 accepted by Adobe and am trying to get roughly 900 up by the end of the month.

No sales yet...


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« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2018, 22:25 »
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The speed at which you guys are uploading is amazing. Even if you had all the metadata filled in it still takes time to get it into stock submitter. Great stuff.


I've also noticed that it takes a couple of months for SS and pond5 to start selling videos. I have a port of some 100 videos and barely sell 1-2 a month right now

« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2018, 15:58 »
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Month comes to the end and I got some statistics.Upload was started at 28 of january. In the middle of March entire portfolio (2600 footages) was uploaded on SS, P5, FL and VB. First sale was at February 28 at fotolia. In march I got sales at SS (13), FL (7), P5 (1). VB approved my videos only couple of days ago. So my total income from footage in March was $421. Hope P5 and VB will start to sell soon.

« Reply #42 on: April 01, 2018, 03:50 »
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Month comes to the end and I got some statistics.Upload was started at 28 of january. In the middle of March entire portfolio (2600 footages) was uploaded on SS, P5, FL and VB.

50+ clips uploaded per day with Stocksubmitter? 200+ clips uploaded per day (all sites included)???  :o

I'm impressed.

« Reply #43 on: April 01, 2018, 04:15 »
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Month comes to the end and I got some statistics.Upload was started at 28 of january. In the middle of March entire portfolio (2600 footages) was uploaded on SS, P5, FL and VB.

50+ clips uploaded per day with Stocksubmitter? 200+ clips uploaded per day (all sites included)???  :o

I'm impressed.

Yes, Stocksubmitter is super great and handy and with 100 Mb/s connection its not a problem to upload big volumes.

« Reply #44 on: April 01, 2018, 10:19 »
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Absolutely amazing commitment to this


 

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