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Author Topic: Very low video commissions at Dreamstime, only 21USD for 4K!  (Read 939 times)

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« on: November 20, 2019, 17:25 »
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I keep getting $21 sales for 4k video downloads which is kind of unacceptable.
Is that their normal amuont for 4K?  Maybe it's time to reconsider if we should submit footage there...


« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 19:01 »
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Yep, time to delete...

Only Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Pond5, VimeoStock and Pixta have decent prices for video. If you contribute to other places, you're basically shooting yourself in the foot, because footage buyers do shop around, and agencies do price match to your lowest price.  ::)

« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2019, 19:23 »
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Yep, time to delete...

Only Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Pond5, VimeoStock and Pixta have decent prices for video. If you contribute to other places, you're basically shooting yourself in the foot, because footage buyers do shop around, and agencies do price match to your lowest price.  ::)

True.
Just check things sometimes as a few month ago there was that case when Pond5 decreased the price on lots a of videos without noticing us
« Last Edit: November 20, 2019, 19:26 by Desintegrator »

« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 09:31 »
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kind of unacceptable? do you think in one year you will sell video for 20 dollar=? you will be luck if video still sell for  5 dollar.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 15:52 »
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I keep getting $21 sales for 4k video downloads which is kind of unacceptable.
Is that their normal amuont for 4K?  Maybe it's time to reconsider if we should submit footage there...

Why the surprise? You could have known.
One look at their video commission structure made me decide never to sell footage there.

« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 09:31 »
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Why the surprise? You could have known.
One look at their video commission structure made me decide never to sell footage there.

Is that why you did not check the commission structure yourself before uploading when you posted that in 2017? Why are you so patronizing to others, does it make you feel better?

I even removed my videos from DT after I found out how little commission they are willing to pay for a sale.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2019, 11:08 »
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Why the surprise? You could have known.
One look at their video commission structure made me decide never to sell footage there.

Is that why you did not check the commission structure yourself before uploading when you posted that in 2017? Why are you so patronizing to others, does it make you feel better?

I even removed my videos from DT after I found out how little commission they are willing to pay for a sale.

You call that patronizing? You're reading too much into it.

I remember batch uploading a handful of videos to several agencies but I figured out DT was a mistake. So I removed them shortly after. I should have known better too, if that's what you're asking. But the OP said he 'keeps getting $21 sales', which seems to me he wasn't alarmed after the first sale...So why the surprise several sales later?

By the way, you sure went out of your way to dig up an old post of mine.


« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 11:55 »
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I don't know why people are wasting time with Dreamstime...  ;D

« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2019, 18:28 »
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kind of unacceptable? do you think in one year you will sell video for 20 dollar=? you will be luck if video still sell for  5 dollar.

Things don't have to go that way so fast.

We can always choose to not contribute to these sites.

On Shutterstock video sales are clearly on the rise in 2019, and although the occasional 1.50USD video sales are a bit annoying, the overall RPD for video is very good. Just recently one video sale gave me 225USD. And it's not rare to get something between 90 and 150, even for videos only available in HD.

Videos are selling on Adobe as well and sales are yielding 27USD and upwards.

Pond5 sales got a hit this spring, but videos are still selling for good pricing.

Even Canstock has occasional video sales for 25USD each for HD

Pixtastock produces video sales as well giving 36USD for HD resolution


 

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