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Agency Based Discussion => DepositPhotos => Topic started by: SpaceStockFootage on March 18, 2016, 04:42

Title: DP good for Video?
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on March 18, 2016, 04:42
Howdy!

Relatively new to MicroStockGroup. Thought I'd take advantage of the Microstock Poll to decide on new places to upload my portfolio and it looks like DepositPhotos was the only biggish one I wasn't on already. So I've just submitted 25 different video clips to see how I get on.

Just a couple of questions if possible...

1) How long do they take to review on average and will I get an email when they;re approved/rejected? Will save me logging in every day to check if they do.

2) What have people's experiences been with video sales there? They're reasonably high in the ratings, but just trying to figure out if that's mainly due to image sales or whether they're good for video as well?

I guess I'll find these things out before too long, but just wanted to get a head start on the info! I only need to sell 150,000 more clips and then I'll be on 8% less commission than Pond 5. Yay!

Thanks!
Title: Re: DP good for Video?
Post by: sharpshot on March 18, 2016, 04:57
I haven't uploaded video but I think their name gives the game away.  Video was an afterthought, they aren't going to be worth using.  Now they want to choose images to give away for free or your portfolio will be going down the image search.  I'm thinking of ditching them.
Title: Re: DP good for Video?
Post by: hafakot on March 18, 2016, 05:10
It's not.  I have 1000+ clips.
Don't think sold more than 5 clips in 3 years.

Stopped uploading...
Title: Re: DP good for Video?
Post by: BlackJack on March 18, 2016, 05:21
Not worth it.
You will get a few sales for sure, but than several of them will get refunded.

I would concentrate on producing more video and only upload to the better agencies.

But if you want to upload your portfolio to low earning sites there are better options like
123rf, Pixtastock, MotionElements. Canstock was worth it two years ago but video sales have dried up. The same for Clipdealer.
Title: Re: DP good for Video?
Post by: pkphotos on March 18, 2016, 05:37
Waste of time
Title: Re: DP good for Video?
Post by: SpaceStockFootage on March 18, 2016, 07:07
Thanks everyone! I've uploaded and tagged them now, probably wasn't worth doing, but now that they're there... I'll hold tight on uploading anything else and see how I get on. Not on Pixastock or Canstock. Sold $3.02 on 123RF in the last six months, so don't think I'll be retiring any time on that one soon! MotionElements has been ok for me, two or three sales a month. Just had my first sale in years yesterday on ClipDealer... got really excited, so have uploaded more of my recent stuff today. Maybe a bit premature.

Thanks! 
Title: Re: DP good for Video?
Post by: imagesbykenny on March 20, 2016, 10:28
I also stopped uploading video there. I don't think I had one sale from a few hundred videos. And since their CSV uploader never works for me, I couldn't be bothered to spend the time adding the metadata manually there.
Title: Re: DP good for Video?
Post by: Noedelhap on March 21, 2016, 16:47
Almost no sales, and almost all were refunds due to 'credit card fraud'.
Title: Re: DP good for Video?
Post by: YadaYadaYada on March 22, 2016, 11:15
I haven't uploaded video but I think their name gives the game away.  Video was an afterthought, they aren't going to be worth using.  Now they want to choose images to give away for free or your portfolio will be going down the image search.  I'm thinking of ditching them.

They aren't moving you down they are moving everybody else up.  :) Lets say half the people fall for this sucker deal and give away their photos for free. Can half the people all move up? What if 75% take the offer, will everybody move up make a difference? Except people like you who get penalized off a promise.

How does this help DP make a better search of more sales, with free photos on top of the search? Photos should earn their place not be forced up. Buyers don't want trash forced to the top.
Title: Re: DP good for Video?
Post by: Chichikov on March 22, 2016, 11:18
DP is good for nothing. Period
Title: Re: DP good for Video?
Post by: YadaYadaYada on March 22, 2016, 11:31
DP is good for nothing. Period

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