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« on: April 13, 2017, 15:11 »
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Some good, some bad. The bulk buy option sounds like the kind of garbage fotolia offers with regards to how much we will make.

Email from shutterstock:

"While high resolution footage is increasingly popular with our customers, they often choose entry-level clips because of the lower price. To encourage bulk high resolution downloads, we've narrowed the pricing gap across all our video packs. By raising the price for entry-level clips and lowering the prices for higher resolution packs, we've made this higher-quality content an easier choice for our customers. These pricing changes will vary globally.

We're introducing a new high-volume footage package.

Recently there's been a demand for a large number of downloads from a specific set of customers from large companies. To suit their needs we will soon introduce a high-volume footage package. This package gives your work an opportunity to reach a broader audience that could result in even more downloads.

We will only be offering this package to large business customers who are guaranteeing bulk purchases of footage. It wont be shown on our public website. With this package, clients will be given the opportunity to download a large volume of footage clips at a negotiated price per clip. As with our other footage products, your earnings under this high-volume footage package will be a percentage of the purchase price of each download, with payouts between $3 and $6 per clip."


« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 15:30 »
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Some good, some bad. The bulk buy option sounds like the kind of garbage fotolia offers with regards to how much we will make.

Email from shutterstock:

"While high resolution footage is increasingly popular with our customers, they often choose entry-level clips because of the lower price. To encourage bulk high resolution downloads, we've narrowed the pricing gap across all our video packs. By raising the price for entry-level clips and lowering the prices for higher resolution packs, we've made this higher-quality content an easier choice for our customers. These pricing changes will vary globally.

We're introducing a new high-volume footage package.

Recently there's been a demand for a large number of downloads from a specific set of customers from large companies. To suit their needs we will soon introduce a high-volume footage package. This package gives your work an opportunity to reach a broader audience that could result in even more downloads.

We will only be offering this package to large business customers who are guaranteeing bulk purchases of footage. It wont be shown on our public website. With this package, clients will be given the opportunity to download a large volume of footage clips at a negotiated price per clip. As with our other footage products, your earnings under this high-volume footage package will be a percentage of the purchase price of each download, with payouts between $3 and $6 per clip."

If you could target for that market; the volume might make it worthwhile.   Sure is a low pay-out, though

« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 15:51 »
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Some good, some bad. The bulk buy option sounds like the kind of garbage fotolia offers with regards to how much we will make.

Email from shutterstock:

"While high resolution footage is increasingly popular with our customers, they often choose entry-level clips because of the lower price. To encourage bulk high resolution downloads, we've narrowed the pricing gap across all our video packs. By raising the price for entry-level clips and lowering the prices for higher resolution packs, we've made this higher-quality content an easier choice for our customers. These pricing changes will vary globally.

We're introducing a new high-volume footage package.

Recently there's been a demand for a large number of downloads from a specific set of customers from large companies. To suit their needs we will soon introduce a high-volume footage package. This package gives your work an opportunity to reach a broader audience that could result in even more downloads.

We will only be offering this package to large business customers who are guaranteeing bulk purchases of footage. It wont be shown on our public website. With this package, clients will be given the opportunity to download a large volume of footage clips at a negotiated price per clip. As with our other footage products, your earnings under this high-volume footage package will be a percentage of the purchase price of each download, with payouts between $3 and $6 per clip."

If you could target for that market; the volume might make it worthwhile.   Sure is a low pay-out, though

Is there an opt out? These fkrs use the "higher volume" every mf time and only the sheep dont care. Sick of this sh!t.

« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 15:59 »
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Like fotolia, i uploaded two clips there to test it out and made $3 on a sale! What is that all about? Said it depended on if it was clip packs etc. I've pulled my stuff from that site and won't hesitate with shutterstock if this happens. $3-$6 isn't much, even if I sell 100 clips that devalues my work way too much and is a slap in the face to any serious producer.

KB

« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 16:00 »
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We will only be offering this package to large business customers who are guaranteeing bulk purchases of footage. It wont be shown on our public website. With this package, clients will be given the opportunity to download a large volume of footage clips at a negotiated price per clip. As with our other footage products, your earnings under this high-volume footage package will be a percentage of the purchase price of each download, with payouts between $3 and $6 per clip."
Fantastic. This is the same tactic that Getty uses. Only their BEST customers (i.e., those who buy the most files) get the steep discounts, so those who make the bulk of the purchases pay the least.

I so look forward to most of my HD & 4K video sales bringing in between $3 and $6 a clip. Can't wait.  >:(

« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 16:02 »
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Is there an opt out? These fkrs use the "higher volume" every mf time and only the sheep dont care. Sick of this sh!t.
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I just sent them a message asking to opt out of this bulk sale bs.

« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 16:03 »
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We will only be offering this package to large business customers who are guaranteeing bulk purchases of footage. It wont be shown on our public website. With this package, clients will be given the opportunity to download a large volume of footage clips at a negotiated price per clip. As with our other footage products, your earnings under this high-volume footage package will be a percentage of the purchase price of each download, with payouts between $3 and $6 per clip."
Fantastic. This is the same tactic that Getty uses. Only their BEST customers (i.e., those who buy the most files) get the steep discounts, so those who make the bulk of the purchases pay the least.

I so look forward to most of my HD & 4K video sales bringing in between $3 and $6 a clip. Can't wait.  >:(

I will gladly remove my entire catalog if they go this route. This is why nobody uploads to videohive.

« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 16:05 »
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Just out of curiosity, how much do you currently make per month per clip at Shutterstock only? Or which site has the best $/clip/month for you? Question aimed at anyone.

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 16:08 »
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Just out of curiosity, how much do you currently make per month per clip at Shutterstock only? Or which site has the best $/clip/month for you? Question aimed at anyone.

Currently an HD sale nets me $17-$23.

« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2017, 16:11 »
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I have already seen some $5 sales. Not pleased!

« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 16:14 »
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I have already seen some $5 sales. Not pleased!

Yes they have that silly lo-res option which makes you peanuts! Why can't they switch to HD and 4k only? Videoblocks is quickly becoming my favorite site because the commission is 90% of the sale.

« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2017, 16:16 »
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Just out of curiosity, how much do you currently make per month per clip at Shutterstock only? Or which site has the best $/clip/month for you? Question aimed at anyone.

Currently an HD sale nets me $17-$23.

That is not what I asked.

« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2017, 16:20 »
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Just out of curiosity, how much do you currently make per month per clip at Shutterstock only? Or which site has the best $/clip/month for you? Question aimed at anyone.

Currently an HD sale nets me $17-$23.

That is not what I asked.

I've made 23$/ sale as well. Some months thats it. In two years I've made $1000 with about 400 clips, however I started with nothing so give me another year and I'll tell you my new total.


« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2017, 16:22 »
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Let me clarify: $/clip/month = monthly earnings divided by how many clips you have.

« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2017, 16:28 »
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I don't look at $ per month per clip. Just overall sales. If you factor in all of the garbage clips that don't sell then how's $0.10/clip per month? More/less? Don't know don't care

« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2017, 18:15 »
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Is that $3 for 4k footage?

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2017, 19:01 »
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Let me clarify: $/clip/month = monthly earnings divided by how many clips you have.

$1000 over two years with 400 clips would make it about $0.10 per clip, per month.

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2017, 00:06 »
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I don't look at $ per month per clip. Just overall sales. If you factor in all of the garbage clips that don't sell then how's $0.10/clip per month? More/less? Don't know don't care

You should look at $ per month per clip. It gives you an idea of how much you're earning based on the amount of time, money and effort you're putting in... which is vital information for any business. Whether you're a large multi-national, or a one man band. And knowing the dollar value on a per clip basis, will allow you to focus your efforts on higher selling content.

« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2017, 00:53 »
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We all know where this is headed!
We really need a opt out, or the footage market will be completly ruined in no time.... 

« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2017, 02:09 »
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Prices are starting to go down... that is what the market demands because of some other agencies that are dumping prices. Now incomes will go down, and agencies that are already dumping prices will probably go even lower to be competitive.

GJ.

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2017, 02:30 »
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Prices are starting to go down... that is what the market demands because of some other agencies that are dumping prices. Now incomes will go down, and agencies that are already dumping prices will probably go even lower to be competitive.

GJ.


Still peddling that page full of nonsense I see!

« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2017, 02:33 »
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It's just too bad.
I opted out from Adobe/Fotolia "low prices for big company affair", but it seems that it is not possible with SS.
They will also lower a lot their income. It must be that they feel obliged in following this running to the bottom.

« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2017, 02:37 »
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I'm not that concerned if I'm getting $5 a clip, or $99 a clip... or I'm getting 15% a sale or 70% sale...it's not like there's been a massive rush at SS or iS to drop HD files to $8..



http://www.microstockgroup.com/photodune-108/what-a-'nice'-surprise/25/

« Last Edit: April 14, 2017, 02:42 by Daryl Ray »

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2017, 02:53 »
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I'm not that concerned if I'm getting $5 a clip, or $99 a clip... or I'm getting 15% a sale or 70% sale...it's not like there's been a massive rush at SS or iS to drop HD files to $8..



http://www.microstockgroup.com/photodune-108/what-a-'nice'-surprise/25/


A) My statement was based on information that was accurate at the time.

B) Still, I wouldn't class ten years later as a "massive rush"

C) Do you honestly believe that the new price changes at Shutterstock are as a result of VideoHive introducing $6 videos ten years ago?

« Reply #24 on: April 14, 2017, 03:09 »
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Prices are starting to go down... that is what the market demands because of some other agencies that are dumping prices. Now incomes will go down, and agencies that are already dumping prices will probably go even lower to be competitive.

GJ.


Still peddling that page full of nonsense I see!


I actually don't care about your limited view of whole situation... when everything will collapse as we fear it will, you won't be anywhere around because you didn't react properly when you had a chance and crying in shame.

Many years ago we foresee istock/getty collapsing and destroying incomes, but it was just a talk between contributors (we even been banned because we warned them on their forum).... now it is happening. We just laugh out loud now.


 

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