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Author Topic: DP for video - anyone here actually making money??  (Read 2660 times)

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« on: April 15, 2017, 08:31 »
Well, nearly all my video portfolio is on DP, almost the same as SS and P5. (over 2,200 clips)
No views
No sales

My total earnings there since I started (over a year ago) are less then $500 - not even a bad month in P5 for me.
I want to mention that DP does all the tagging and naming for me, and they pretty much suck at it - maybe this is to blame?

Any video contributors making anything there???


« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 08:58 »
Forget that site.

« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 09:14 »
I just started uploading there, mostly video and a few images.
It does not look very exciting so far, finger crossed...

« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 09:49 »
Since 2013 I have had 5 sales between 4-11 dollars, but only one in the last 12 months. But I didńt upload much, so I didńt expect anything.

I only have a few hundred files there, so if you have 2200 and zero sales, then video is probably not a big part of their revenue.

It seems that the video market is more or less divided between pond5 and SS. Yesterday I had a sale on Adobe, and I hope they become a serious player.

But with the long upload times, maybe we don't need to many agencies.

« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 11:28 »
Since they started their new plans, I make a fifth of what I used to.  I don't waste time uploading there any longer. Which is too bad as it was a decent amount.

« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 13:47 »
Sean, you used to have a special deal with them for all credit sales...did they axe that contract?

I've been contacting DP for months trying to get them to remove my portfolio.  But so far it's fallen on deaf ears and I have to deactivate themselves individually.  A painful process. And a terrible company.  Don't upload there.


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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 14:33 »
I've made $0 there in the last year. In comparison, I've just received my $412 payment for the last month on Pond5.

« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2017, 15:31 »
If you spent time uploading 2200 clips to depositphotos you may want to get a mental health checkup

« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2017, 15:35 »
If you spent time uploading 2200 clips to depositphotos you may want to get a mental health checkup

Hehe... too late for that :)
Well, as I wrote - they are the only agency that tags and submits the clips for me, so i'm not investing too much time except few minutes setting the FTP upload.
I guess I always hope someday the video side of them will  start to pick up.
but again, the chances of that happening seems slim right now.

« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2017, 16:46 »
No, it's just the cheap credit packages that hit me, plus the lack of downloads that started two years ago.

« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2017, 21:35 »
my all time total for video is over $650, for about 2 years


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