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« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2013, 07:29 »
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clipcanvas very slow on my side did not have a sale yet this year, no sales at  revostock also... So far the best for me are shutterstock and Pond5 this year

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« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2013, 06:41 »
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If you are still interested in sales, not views, pricing, and review times, visit my blog targoszstock.blogspot.com, where I share sales statistics. They are an interesting read, as five months ago I have dropped my is exclusivity.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 06:53 by targoszstock »

« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2013, 13:32 »
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targosz,

Thanks for the post. Seeing that teeny little red bar for Revo makes me think it may be best left alone.

« Reply #53 on: March 08, 2013, 17:29 »
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Seeing that teeny little red bar for Revo makes me think it may be best left alone.

It is some income for close to no additional work. I have spare upload bandwith, I send them my csv, pretty much nothing else needs to be done.

« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2013, 18:07 »
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Thank you very much for sharing your results. It is very impressive that you have recovered most of your exclusive income in a few months. And seeing the desperate threads on istock I would presume you are probably already making more money than if you had stayed.

istock must be losing tons of video customers. In January I had the free video of the month but didnt sell a single video. I havent sold any video in over three months on istock. But in January I sold 6 files on all the other sites, for my tiny portfolio it was a BME. And Feburary was slow or "normal" again, so I am sure it was istock customers that saw or downloaded my free file, but realized I am video independent and went looking for other files from the series on sites that are cheaper.

Very sad. The people from the istock video team (and the getty team as well) are just lovely. But obviously video is an unloved step child and not enough money and promotion is given to it.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2013, 16:04 by cobalt »

« Reply #55 on: March 09, 2013, 03:05 »
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It is very impressive that you have recovered most of your exclusive income in a few months.

I have not recovered my exclusive income, I am making more. Fact. When thinking of my istockphoto income do not take august in to account. Some say it was istockphoto deliberately boosting my sales to make me regret dropping exclusivity ; )

« Reply #56 on: March 09, 2013, 06:45 »
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It is very impressive that you have recovered most of your exclusive income in a few months.

I have not recovered my exclusive income, I am making more. Fact. When thinking of my istockphoto income do not take august in to account. Some say it was istockphoto deliberately boosting my sales to make me regret dropping exclusivity ; )

Ha ha ha ha
Joke of the day
 :D

« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2014, 23:39 »
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I know this is an old thread and all, but just wanted to know if there are some video contributors willing to expand their markets, specifically to Asian territories.

Our site MotionElements, just recently relaunched with a new UI and a renewed focus on the Asian markets.

We recently just introduced our selves on another thread:
http://www.microstockgroup.com/general-stock-video/grab-the-asian-market-with-motionelements-com/

I understand that a lot of you are wary of new video sites appearing and disappearing a few years (or even months) later. Rest assured that we have been in this business since 2008 we're still here serving the Asian market. I do agree that it takes some time and a considerable portfolio to increase your chances of doing well in stock video, and that takes a lot of effort.

At this point, what we can do for those that have little time is to make the initial setup easier. If there are any interested or if you have any concerns about MotionElements, do drop me a PM. I will be more than happy to help you out.

« Reply #58 on: May 15, 2014, 02:45 »
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Here are my current results:

istock 144 dollars, 13 sales, average sales royalty: 11 USD

SS 132 dollars, 8 sales, average royalty: 16.5 USD

pond5 109 dollars, 5 sales, average royalty 22 USD

fotolia 7.35 credits (?), 3 sales, average royalty 2.45

No other sales from other sites. I am submitting to these three and also clipdealer and clipcanvas and am slowly starting to add revostock and 123rf.

What impresses me with pond5 is that you can set your own prices and if the quality is good customers will pay the 80 dollars I am asking for a file.

fotolia and ss have unbelievably fast review systems, fotolia sometimes inspects files in 30 minutes. However they reject a lot, much more than istock and Shutterstock. And the returns so far are very low.

SS has an excellent upload system, very good sales for such a tiny portfolio.

istock has an extremly slow and cumbersome upload sytem. Feels like the stone age. Months of inspection time. Sales should be much higher, considering that I have an active port with customers hitting my portfolio daily.

I have around 40-70 files on the different sites, so I am not uploading enough. But that I get sales at all with such a tiny portfolio is amazing. there must be a real need for video out there. Nobody would notice me if I only had 40 images online.

So I am very optimistic for my video future and also bought some expensive gear on photokina in September.

You would be doing yourself a favour by deleting your Fotolia clips


 

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