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« on: February 28, 2018, 15:38 »
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 16:00 »
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I upload all my best seller there and have amost no sales ... so I would say no ....

« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 19:02 »
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usually they reject peoples best sellers :(

« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 05:10 »
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Yes and no.
There are few photos sales compared to "top 4" so earnings are not high.
But commission is much better and Pond is the ONLY site I consider 'FAIR''. They have my full support.
I believe that once they have a large photo library, comparable to others, they can 'take off'.

« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 11:46 »
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Thanks. I uploaded a part of my portfolio some years ago and have had two sales...so I never bothered to upload more.

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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 12:31 »
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I've uploaded like 100 pics with them and getting some views but no sales yet. Perhaps if you already have a strong footage portfolio there some clients will see some of the images? Anybody can confirm this?

« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 12:46 »
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Not worth the effort

« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 12:50 »
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I have about a 1300 images on Ponds. I sell maybe five or six images a year. Maybe someday it will get better. Their upload system is very good  and simple. I have maybe 20 clips and sell six-ten clips a year.

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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 13:08 »
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I LOVE how you can price your own photos BUT there are very few photo sales there. It's too bad. I really like POND 5 for video though.

« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 13:58 »
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No sale at all after uploading 100 pictures and some videos

« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 17:17 »
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I threw most of my photos up there - they are in my "upload when I have a heap of images ready and some time free" category. It is pretty easy to submit once you figure it out (maybe less so if you have a lot of model released images?) in 2016 I made less than 10% of my SS total, in 2017 I made more than 10% of my SS total (SS went down, they went up). The 2018 total was mostly due to a few big sales one month. Without that month it would have been under 10% of SS.  For all time they are 1.31% of my stock totals (although I haven't been with them as long as all the sites).

I like that you can set prices and we get 50%. The few times I have messed with their search I was not impressed. They are on the order of CanStockPhoto and BS for me in terms of $ but with less sales and better rpd and better than FP, SF, and GL - an admittedly low bar.

I have one video clip there that never sold, so my videos are probably not helping me in the search.

« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2018, 19:19 »
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Not really.

« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2018, 21:50 »
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NO

« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2018, 10:25 »
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Another NO.

« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2018, 14:48 »
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It's not worth it for photos or illustrations for me.

« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2018, 17:26 »
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Got 1 sale in 1 year, worth $3... I have to admit it was a test portfolio, but I wouldn't recommend going further!

« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2018, 12:31 »
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It's sad, I have been there for 3 months and 500 portfolio pictures and no sales. I'm not a pro photographer but I have sold 50 pictures in another agencies. It's coold that you can price your photos and earn 50% tho. I hope they will focus more on pictures.

« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2018, 21:31 »
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It's been slow but picking up a bit recently, and shows promise.  I've had some big sales, with one about $15 and one over $70, and that's net.

« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2018, 23:24 »
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Its a waste of time and any way their speciality is video.

The search bar they have doesn't make it obvious they sell images and neither does their customer front end.

« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2018, 02:19 »
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Pond5 is a fair agency to contributors and also one of the top performers for video. I wish they would take market share from Shutter/Istock as their commissions are much better as well as communication with suppliers. As it is not so much work to submit to them I would definetely do.

Just don't overprice your content unless you make it available only there. Let's see if slowly we can make the 50% agencies raise to the top and the other ones sink to the bottom.

« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2018, 22:39 »
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What would be the price for a normal photo and a 4K short video, for example? I have seen really high prices there which is kind of weird.

« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2018, 10:13 »
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NO

« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2018, 11:34 »
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I sell 20-30 bucks a months of still images at Ponds. That buys almost a tank of gas for me. So yes for me...I am a cheap date.


 

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