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« Reply #150 on: August 16, 2018, 10:42 »
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Their prices are now comparable to Shutterstock and they're paying a higher commission.

Comparable to Shutterstock? I'd say a heck of a lot better than SS. On average, my HD sales at SS have been around $17 - $22. And these days, people are getting a lot of $1.50 sales for HD and 4k clips through SS. I think VB blows SS out of the water when it comes to stock footage earnings.

The sales price is comparable to Shutterstock ($79). And then VB pays a higher commission, so yes, it's a better deal for us than SS.


« Reply #151 on: August 17, 2018, 23:54 »
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ammmmm




Did they lie?  ???
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« Reply #152 on: August 18, 2018, 01:07 »
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ammmmm




Did they lie?  ???
Might be one of those 'member sales' but seems we'll have to be in the lookout

« Reply #153 on: August 18, 2018, 03:59 »
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Yes, I think they lied...

« Reply #154 on: August 18, 2018, 04:36 »
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Yes, I think they lied...

Or, like so many others in 90% of any other "lie, cheat, or manipulation" situation, you just didn't read beyond the first sentence.  ;)

« Reply #155 on: August 18, 2018, 04:48 »
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You are right my friend.  ;)
 
I just read more carefully the same email they sent and found out this;

"By October 15, 2018, we will raise the publicized price of HD footage to $79. This is the price that guests will pay to purchase an HD clip. "

I guess until 15 october price will remain at 49$...  >:( >:( >:(

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« Reply #156 on: August 18, 2018, 04:58 »
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I hope I won't get any sales until October (never thought I'd say something like this).

« Reply #157 on: August 18, 2018, 10:07 »
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So they are banking that the price drop till oct will get them more sales. Amazing that they are not putting their 50% of the marketing share to drive traffic and just doing a price war

« Reply #158 on: August 18, 2018, 10:20 »
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So they are banking that the price drop till oct will get them more sales. Amazing that they are not putting their 50% of the marketing share to drive traffic and just doing a price war

Yes, a full-on price war, total mayhem, for two months with a price they've had for three years...  :o

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  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #159 on: August 18, 2018, 11:05 »
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So they are banking that the price drop till oct will get them more sales. Amazing that they are not putting their 50% of the marketing share to drive traffic and just doing a price war

Yes, a full-on price war, total mayhem, for two months with a price they've had for three years...  :o

And although they could probably pull their fingers out if they wanted to... things like this usually take time. I mean they'll have been planning the commission cut for a few months to implement now, it would make sense that if they've only just decided on it, it'll take a bit of time. Maybe not that much time... but still.

« Reply #160 on: August 18, 2018, 11:35 »
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So they are banking that the price drop till oct will get them more sales. Amazing that they are not putting their 50% of the marketing share to drive traffic and just doing a price war

Yes, a full-on price war, total mayhem, for two months with a price they've had for three years...  :o

And although they could probably pull their fingers out if they wanted to... things like this usually take time. I mean they'll have been planning the commission cut for a few months to implement now, it would make sense that if they've only just decided on it, it'll take a bit of time. Maybe not that much time... but still.
So marketing spends + a price advantage. SB is going to rock the holiday buying season

« Reply #161 on: August 25, 2018, 11:41 »
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How is your August looking? Mine looks like it will be 50% down from a steady pace in 2018.

« Reply #162 on: August 25, 2018, 14:30 »
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I got my first commission cut royalty. $24 bucks. Their biggest challenge will be to convince their subscribers to pay the same amount as any other agency while still paying to  subscribe.  In the end I got 4 sales from VB in Aug so far and only 2 in July.

« Reply #163 on: August 31, 2018, 16:54 »
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This could be the sweet spot that ISTOCK missed if they stick to this, if they put in what they say..., I would much rather get %50 with a real partner, than %100 of being invisible like having your own site or a passive partner set up.

ISTOCK back in the day had advertising and a low price that turned into a good price for all, that could have been gently tweaked instead of gouged to support the growing co.

They would have continued to stand out with having original content.


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« Reply #164 on: September 01, 2018, 00:45 »
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This could be the sweet spot that ISTOCK missed if they stick to this, if they put in what they say..., I would much rather get %50 with a real partner, than %100 of being invisible like having your own site or a passive partner set up.

Exactly.

Visibility is everything. My sales are up several hundred percent in August now that they started marketing my clips again. $49, $79, 100%, 50%... None of that matters without marketing and lots of customers. If they need a 50% cut to market (common sense that they do really), I will gladly give them 50%. If you don't like it, market your own stuff. You will find that it's extremely expensive.

Whatever they're doing now, it can continue as far as I'm concerned.  :)

« Reply #165 on: September 01, 2018, 06:47 »
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Good for you. My sales numbers are actually lower for August than in the last 6 months.

« Reply #166 on: September 01, 2018, 06:49 »
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Not much change here post the new commissions

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #167 on: September 01, 2018, 13:08 »
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Well, at least it seems like they're investing some of this new 50% they're getting. Last bunch of clips I submitted took nearly four weeks to get reviewed, and it's been about that for as long as I can remember. Just submitted some more two hours ago and they've already been approved. It's a start!

« Reply #168 on: September 07, 2018, 21:22 »
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Commission has been cut, and review time continues to be long.  I had some clips submitted over a month ago, and they getting reviewed 3-4 clips at a time.  The worst thing is, the review is all wrong.  I have a some established footages shot on a tripod being rejected due to shaky footages, while my hand held shots are being approved.  I have some other clips denied with incorrect keywords, when the keywords describe the landmark and time of day.  I have over 2000 clips approved on vb and this is getting pretty frustrating.  Their support is useless as usual.


 

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