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Shelma1

« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2018, 08:16 »
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Lol. I remember a few years ago doing the math and thinking if I had x number of files online I'd be making $XXX,XXX per year. I could retire in my 50's and make more and more money every year and eventually be raking in millions annually in my 70's with the little illustrations I did at home.

We all found out the hard way that it doesn't work that way.


« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2018, 09:02 »
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You should see the printout of my exclusivity estimator from 2007.

« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2018, 15:07 »
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You should see the printout of my exclusivity estimator from 2007.

I think my exclusivity estimator from 2007 had me raking it in by now, so I am sure yours was through the roof and made up from unicorns, rainbows, and hearts or whatever they were smoking at that time.

csm

« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2018, 15:16 »
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That would give me about $850K a year.
Hello,

How?
Just have them all being uploaded to different stock sites for sale?
or there is other ideas in your mind?
please advise.
thanks

I got the math slightly wrong, should be $650K. But still... the guy asked how much we would make if we had 10,000 files. I make around $50K a year and I have 750 files. So if I had 10,000 files, all things being equal, I would make about $650K a year.

Just goes to show content is the most important thing, and people get caught up with numbers, especially with footage. People think you need tens of thousands of clips, when most of the top contributors have much less, but every clips is a winner...

« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2018, 19:23 »
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That would give me about $850K a year.
Hello,

How?
Just have them all being uploaded to different stock sites for sale?
or there is other ideas in your mind?
please advise.
thanks

I got the math slightly wrong, should be $650K. But still... the guy asked how much we would make if we had 10,000 files. I make around $50K a year and I have 750 files. So if I had 10,000 files, all things being equal, I would make about $650K a year.

Just goes to show content is the most important thing, and people get caught up with numbers, especially with footage. People think you need tens of thousands of clips, when most of the top contributors have much less, but every clips is a winner...
Excellent point!

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2018, 20:16 »
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Lol. I remember a few years ago doing the math and thinking if I had x number of files online I'd be making $XXX,XXX per year. I could retire in my 50's and make more and more money every year and eventually be raking in millions annually in my 70's with the little illustrations I did at home.

We all found out the hard way that it doesn't work that way.

Yeah, I've been doing it long enough to know that as well... that's why I put in the "all things being equal" clause. Although to be fair, the discrepancy between X and Y is usually down to time. If I had double the amount of clips tomorrow (of the same quality and variety - rather than duplicates), then I probably would make in the region of double the amount of money this month.

But nobody doubles their portfolio overnight unless it's their first month selling stock. By the time they do go from 5000 to 10,000 clips... or 1000 to 2000... the market is usually considerably different by then. Lower commissions, more contributors, more files, more competition, your original clips are less appealing etc etc.     

« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2018, 20:41 »
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I have over 10k video files and plkasdjfj oh sorry Yacht hit a big wave. Time for hot tub and a massage! Love my stock video!!

« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2018, 12:28 »
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I thought you were kidding.  I have more than 10k files and make nowhere near that.  Nowhere.

Thats impressive.
Can you share your portfoolio? Very interesting to have a look.
And what sites do you use? of course there are not only one of them.

regards

« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2018, 13:43 »
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I thought you were kidding.  I have more than 10k files and make nowhere near that.  Nowhere.

Thats impressive.
Can you share your portfoolio? Very interesting to have a look.
And what sites do you use? of course there are not only one of them.

regards

No, sorry.  I'm very secretive.  You'll never know who I am.

Shelma1

« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2018, 16:54 »
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I thought you were kidding.  I have more than 10k files and make nowhere near that.  Nowhere.

Thats impressive.
Can you share your portfoolio? Very interesting to have a look.
And what sites do you use? of course there are not only one of them.

regards

No, sorry.  I'm very secretive.  You'll never know who I am.

This post made my day.

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2018, 20:18 »
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He's Sean Locke... the photographer.

« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2018, 23:12 »
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I thought you were kidding.  I have more than 10k files and make nowhere near that.  Nowhere.

Thats impressive.
Can you share your portfoolio? Very interesting to have a look.
And what sites do you use? of course there are not only one of them.

regards

No, sorry.  I'm very secretive.  You'll never know who I am.

Well that made me smile. 

« Reply #37 on: June 04, 2018, 05:29 »
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I thought you were kidding.  I have more than 10k files and make nowhere near that.  Nowhere.

I've never thought you will...

"_"

Regards, good luck


Thats impressive.
Can you share your portfoolio? Very interesting to have a look.
And what sites do you use? of course there are not only one of them.

regards

No, sorry.  I'm very secretive.  You'll never know who I am.

This post made my day.

« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2018, 03:30 »
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That would give me about $850K a year.
Hello,

How?
Just have them all being uploaded to different stock sites for sale?
or there is other ideas in your mind?
please advise.
thanks

I got the math slightly wrong, should be $650K. But still... the guy asked how much we would make if we had 10,000 files. I make around $50K a year and I have 750 files. So if I had 10,000 files, all things being equal, I would make about $650K a year.

What level of quality would you say your stock assets are at?

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2018, 04:17 »
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They're motion graphics so they take a bit of work, and although they're not exactly ILM level, they do pretty well at the agencies. Some make me over $1000 a year, so they must be pretty good I suppose.

« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2018, 04:43 »
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They're motion graphics so they take a bit of work, and although they're not exactly ILM level, they do pretty well at the agencies. Some make me over $1000 a year, so they must be pretty good I suppose.

How manye agnecies do you uppload to?

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2018, 12:43 »
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It was up to 15 at one point... wanted to cover all the bases. I only upload to 7 of them now, as they accounted for more than 90% of my earnings. The four in the top tier, plus VideoHive, VideoBlocks and Motion Array. 


« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2018, 07:32 »
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I thought you were kidding.  I have more than 10k files and make nowhere near that.  Nowhere.

Its been mentioned on this forum somewhere in some posts recently that no matter the size of portfolio as long as it has selling products - like you can have 300 - 500 works but be in the top, and have 10000 works and be far from it.
its all depend on the demand. IMHO.

I personally think that depending on what kind of works you sale most, you have to multiply same or similar to them and continue to hard work further.

angelawaye

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« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2018, 09:47 »
+1
Lol. I remember a few years ago doing the math and thinking if I had x number of files online I'd be making $XXX,XXX per year. I could retire in my 50's and make more and more money every year and eventually be raking in millions annually in my 70's with the little illustrations I did at home.

We all found out the hard way that it doesn't work that way.

Good times for sure! Those were the days!


 

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