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fritz

  • I love Tom and Jerry music

« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2016, 19:13 »
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Lately I'm getting more photo sales than videos! Port size: Footage(2128) Images(14948)


« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2016, 22:03 »
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😨 wow, that is one huge portfolio.

« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2016, 15:30 »
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I have 800 illustrations an about 2-5 sales a month

« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2016, 23:59 »
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There are many, many, many authors meeting $100 every month on Pond5, believe me. $5,000+ is not that uncommon. Yes, you most likely need 500+ video clips or quality music for that though.

They sell footage for millions each month but of course, there are quite a few clips so if you're new with a small portfolio it's hard to be seen.

Sales create more sales and new stuff isn't too visible in the search engine. But after a few years when you have high ranking stuff the sales can really roll in. It takes time.

Can you please tell me how much you got from video sales at Pond5 per month?
and is it really possoble to get 5000$ per month for video sales at Pond5??

Thanks

« Reply #29 on: October 17, 2016, 05:49 »
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Can you please tell me how much you got from video sales at Pond5 per month?
and is it really possoble to get 5000$ per month for video sales at Pond5??
Thanks

Yes, absolutely. I would say that Axiomimages, Blendimages, Hotelfoxtrot, Wavebreakmedia, Rickray, Skyworksrf etc. all make around $10,000-30,000 per month from Pond5 alone. Naturally, most authors will make much less, but there is great potential.

« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2016, 09:04 »
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Can you please tell me how much you got from video sales at Pond5 per month?
and is it really possoble to get 5000$ per month for video sales at Pond5??
Thanks

Yes, absolutely. I would say that Axiomimages, Blendimages, Hotelfoxtrot, Wavebreakmedia, Rickray, Skyworksrf etc. all make around $10,000-30,000 per month from Pond5 alone. Naturally, most authors will make much less, but there is great potential.

็ีHuge thanks!!

This motivate me so much.

« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2016, 09:32 »
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Can you please tell me how much you got from video sales at Pond5 per month?
and is it really possoble to get 5000$ per month for video sales at Pond5??
Thanks

Yes, absolutely. I would say that Axiomimages, Blendimages, Hotelfoxtrot, Wavebreakmedia, Rickray, Skyworksrf etc. all make around $10,000-30,000 per month from Pond5 alone. Naturally, most authors will make much less, but there is great potential.

great, I saw his work today and its amazing and been used by many movies. I believe their earning must be in 6 figures.
https://www.axiomimages.com/

« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2016, 10:17 »
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I can't help to notice that most of the weekly and monthly best sellers are Music files....I never imagined it

« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2016, 10:28 »
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I can't help to notice that most of the weekly and monthly best sellers are Music files....I never imagined it

Why not? A well-made track can be used for so many different things. Footage is way more specific and a single clip will never get as many sales as a single music track can get.

« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2016, 10:32 »
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You are 100% right, but as a musician and also an amateur composer I never thought there was a such large market.
Anyway I'm glad of it because it takes longer to prepare a good track than most good pictures, and sometimes even than some footage, so it's nice to see that this work is rewarded.

I think I'll try to add something to my portfolio

« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2016, 10:36 »
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A good stock music track is worth a thousand pictures.

« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2018, 13:56 »
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Thanks, have been playing around with images for a few years now. Video is relatively new. Will keep at it

I came across this thread. I am very new to stock images/footage. This thread was insightful about Pond5.

It looks like your portfolio has grown. Have you seen improvement in sales?

« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2018, 14:00 »
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I realize that, its just amazingly hard to edit and upload video. The workflow for images is much more sorted.

Need a lightroom type deal for video

That's why you can still charge hundreds of dollars per clip and there are still a few good years in the footage business left. It's good that it's hard.

Just use After Effects or Final Cut. The workflow is not more sorted for images, it's just that video takes more time and involves more data.

You can quite easily do 20 clips in two days (film, edit, upload to multiple sites). Ten days full-time work: 100 clips. It's not THAT hard...

For one person getting 500 clips up in two months from scratch is not an impossible task at all. But of course, you have to treat it like any other job and spend the hours.

I'm very new to stock footage/images and have a lot to learn, both about the business, and improving the quality of my work.

I like your math of 10 clips a day, and do see this as doable, timewise. My current issue is figuring out subjects and items to shoot. Not sure I can come up with 10 ideas a day, or even near that. Any suggestions on getting the ideas flowing?

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2018, 03:39 »
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There are many, many, many authors meeting $100 every month on Pond5, believe me. $5,000+ is not that uncommon. Yes, you most likely need 500+ video clips or quality music for that though.

They sell footage for millions each month but of course, there are quite a few clips so if you're new with a small portfolio it's hard to be seen.

Sales create more sales and new stuff isn't too visible in the search engine. But after a few years when you have high ranking stuff the sales can really roll in. It takes time.

Can you please tell me how much you got from video sales at Pond5 per month?
and is it really possoble to get 5000$ per month for video sales at Pond5??

Thanks

At Pond5, I've made an average of $600 per month this year. So still a long way off $10 to $30K, but it's reasonable!

« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2018, 11:10 »
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I seem to be doing something fundamentally wrong on pond5. I've had some video sales but NEVER an image sale, never, not even once. My stuff sells well on SS, iStock, Fotolia and even 123rf. What am i doing wrong on Pond5?


https://www.pond5.com/artist/amlanmathur


Photos rarely sell on Pond5.  So, you are not alone.

« Reply #40 on: August 13, 2018, 11:21 »
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At Pond5, I've made an average of $600 per month this year. So still a long way off $10 to $30K, but it's reasonable!

at this point, I'd be very happy with that, considering I'm just getting started. Do you mind me asking how many items you have on there? (footage, sound, images, etc) or share portfolio if you want.

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2018, 13:20 »
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372 videos.

« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2018, 03:24 »
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I make the same, but with more than 5K videos :(

« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2018, 12:37 »
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@SpaceStockFootage: Do you have any items in membership collection? I wonder what kills my traditional "on demand" downloads  >:(

« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2018, 10:26 »
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In the same period (~1 year) and same videos I sold one video at Poond5, 10 at SS, and 3 at Fotolia. I have about 40 videos. So for me, pond5 isn't best for videos.

« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2018, 10:42 »
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For me the pond5 is my third site after the SS and Getty.
When I think of videos it's my second after the SS
$ 500 average.
For photographs forget, seeing very little there.
When I uploaded videos in Videoblocks, I thought I'd lose a lot on Pond5. On the contrary, luckily or not, my last 6 months are excellent there.

« Reply #46 on: September 26, 2018, 10:30 »
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In the same period (~1 year) and same videos I sold one video at Poond5, 10 at SS, and 3 at Fotolia. I have about 40 videos. So for me, pond5 isn't best for videos.

Well, Pond5 is a very, very hard place for newcomers to generate sales at.

It is the first site contributors send their clips to, and I read that they get around 10,000 new clips sent in per DAY! It is not strange that it's almost impossible to be found.

While I have more than 150 video sales from all sites combined this month so far, only a handful of them come from Pond5. The competition there is just too great and I started submitting too late. The guys who started 10 years ago are still seeing the benefits of getting those early sales and ranking high in the search engine.

« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2018, 09:00 »
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I have clips on SS, iS, FT/AS and P5. I sell only on SS and iS. I hope on FT/AS things will be different but.. Nope, no sale as well on FT/As..

 :(

« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2018, 12:29 »
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Hi, if you have a 500 portfolio that's just pictures, would you expect a sale in pond5?


 

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