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Microstock Footage Forum => Video Equipment / Sofware / Technique => Topic started by: lightscribe on January 12, 2011, 15:01

Title: Motion Graphics vs. video (top sites the same?)
Post by: lightscribe on January 12, 2011, 15:01
I am wondering if the top 4 earners for stock footage is really the same list for those people doing mostly motion graphics (software generated footage) as opposed to those who sell footage shot with actual cameras.  The list seems to be pond5, Istock, revo, and Shutterstock.   Does that same list hold true for motion graphics folks as well, or is there a different set of top sites that are considered "worth the time"?  I ask because when I google "buy stock motion graphics" videohive and some others show up first in the ranking...you would think they would be better sellers as google seems to drive more traffic to them....any experience with these other sites?
Title: Re: Motion Graphics vs. video (top sites the same?)
Post by: surpasspro on January 12, 2011, 17:31
I don't sell motion graphics, but see them on the sites that you mentioned.  I don't know of any specific sites to just that category.  You can add Fotolia to your list, but 90% of the time I only get $3.70 for clip sold there.  I'm going to avoid that site, until they change their pricing.
Title: Re: Motion Graphics vs. video (top sites the same?)
Post by: lightscribe on January 13, 2011, 00:04
Only 3.70! Wow that has to be the lowest pay in the industry. Yeah I will avoid it too... best not to support the lowest in the industry.  That is really terrible.   I'm just trying to focus on the ones that pay well, I think we learned a lesson from the "race to the bottom" that has obliterated any chance for decent earnings on the still photo side, most istockers will see a 20% drop in earnings this month, going from 20% to 15% commission, translates to 20% less income not 5% as they are trying to make it look. Hopefully video folks will learn that it is not in your best interest to support sites that have low percentage commissions even if they have high sales volume, it only goes to send a message to the rest of the industry that we are willing to work for peanuts and you will quickly see all earnings drop at all sites. we can't let history repeat itself for stock footage.  Anyway still wondering if there are sites that do well with specifically software generated clips?
Title: Re: Motion Graphics vs. video (top sites the same?)
Post by: lucy on January 29, 2012, 15:23
I sell motion graphics only and my top sites are: shutterstock and pond5. I also like www.EditableClips.com (http://www.EditableClips.com) which is brand new but sells only motion graphics and has great commision rates.
Title: Re: Motion Graphics vs. video (top sites the same?)
Post by: BlackJack on February 14, 2012, 01:32
Hi lucy.
May I ask if you already got sales on editableclips?
Title: Re: Motion Graphics vs. video (top sites the same?)
Post by: lucy on May 06, 2013, 07:22
Sorry, I missed your post.
Yes, I had a sale at editableClips. Here are my profile and some stats: http://www.editableclips.com/users/7508.html (http://www.editableclips.com/users/7508.html)