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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2017, 23:01 »
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Last year I made 100% more than SS at VB, this year I've made 70% more. And yes, we know it's an old thread.

Edit: Five seconds after i posted this, I got a 'you've got a sale' email from them. I should post in this thread more often!


« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2017, 02:01 »
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For me VB never worked at all: less than 5% of my video sales.
 
The sales pattern has always looked fake to me:
- I have always had 2 sales per month, every single month for 2 years, same number of sales when I had 100 files as now with over 2000
- The first month with about 30 files I got 4 sales, a welcome aboard package
- I have never had a file selling more than once, while in other agencies sales tend to concentrate in best selling clips
- The videos that sell there are always the worst ones, the ones that never sold anywhere else, or the ones uploaded by mistake

« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2017, 08:58 »
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For me VB never worked at all: less than 5% of my video sales.
 
The sales pattern has always looked fake to me:
- I have always had 2 sales per month, every single month for 2 years, same number of sales when I had 100 files as now with over 2000
- The first month with about 30 files I got 4 sales, a welcome aboard package
- I have never had a file selling more than once, while in other agencies sales tend to concentrate in best selling clips
- The videos that sell there are always the worst ones, the ones that never sold anywhere else, or the ones uploaded by mistake

I have made a similar claim before.  Some months I get 10-12 sales, then very little (1-2) for three months, then 10-12. It does look fake to me too, but VB has come in here assuring us that it is real.  Real or not, their pattern is more or less predictive. With 500 videos vs. 1500 videos, the pattern is the same. No growth, consistently low, then one spike, then consistently low then one spike, and so on.  I am going to keep uploading, though, until I have a strong reason not to.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2017, 13:01 by Mantis »

« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2017, 11:45 »
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If they said it's real, I'm sure it's real.

« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2017, 13:02 »
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If they said it's real, I'm sure it's real.

And money doesn't make you happy according to a statement from an Istock representative, should we believe him? Seriously, would you expect them to say anything different?

« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2017, 18:47 »
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If iStock representative says "Get a real job", you should.

« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2017, 18:54 »
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If iStock representative says "Get a real job", you should.

But they didn't say that. So.......let's get factual....IStock cut royalties......then IStock said "money isn't everything". You understand that, right?
« Last Edit: July 05, 2017, 18:58 by Mantis »

« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2017, 19:02 »
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iStock provides us higher spirituality money can't buy.  Suffering makes us a better person.

« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2017, 22:06 »
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iStock provides us higher spirituality money can't buy.  Suffering makes us a better person.

Excellent insights. I bow to thee for your wisdom giveth so freely here.

« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2017, 11:19 »
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Sales in the last 2 months were very disappointing... I'm starting to get very worried :-\


 

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