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« on: February 04, 2014, 06:43 »
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I just deleted my 50 footage clips from Fotolia. That's because after a trial period where I had eight footage downloads the average net price was $2.80 per download. Since I have around 1,000 clips on P5 and SS, both averaging around $20 a download, I decided I was shooting myself in the foot having my footage clips on Fotolia. I suspect IStock could also be almost as bad as Fotolia but will wait and see.


« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2014, 06:53 »
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They were probably subscriptions. If you go into your profile settings you can opt-out for subscriptions and get only on demand sales. An HD video sale give you around 20 credits, which is more ore less the amount you get on other sites...

« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2014, 07:12 »
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They were probably subscriptions. If you go into your profile settings you can opt-out for subscriptions and get only on demand sales. An HD video sale give you around 20 credits, which is more ore less the amount you get on other sites...

Depends on price You set. So, on POND 5 for 80 $ footage is 50 % ...

« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2014, 09:05 »
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I just deleted my 50 footage clips from Fotolia. That's because after a trial period where I had eight footage downloads the average net price was $2.80 per download. Since I have around 1,000 clips on P5 and SS, both averaging around $20 a download, I decided I was shooting myself in the foot having my footage clips on Fotolia. I suspect IStock could also be almost as bad as Fotolia but will wait and see.

Excellent move. I mean it. This is the kind of activity we need to support. I have refused to upload my video to anyone except SS, p5 and maybe Istock. Starting fresh with video, I can take what I have learned from images and do a better job with my video. I am up to about 50 vids, but will be focusing on production once I am done editing all of my Fiji underwater pics.

« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 09:28 »
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They were probably subscriptions. If you go into your profile settings you can opt-out for subscriptions and get only on demand sales. An HD video sale give you around 20 credits, which is more ore less the amount you get on other sites...

Depends on price You set. So, on POND 5 for 80 $ footage is 50 % ...

That's right... But pkphotos wrote "both averaging around $20 a download", so I guess he price 40$ on P5.
Anyway, yes, P5 and SS are always the first one to receive my new clips too!

Goofy

« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 10:06 »
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just curious- for those that submit both stills and clips what percentage would you all say comes from your video sales? I've never done any clips yet...

« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 20:33 »
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They were probably subscriptions. If you go into your profile settings you can opt-out for subscriptions and get only on demand sales. An HD video sale give you around 20 credits, which is more ore less the amount you get on other sites...

Depends on price You set. So, on POND 5 for 80 $ footage is 50 % ...
That's right... But pkphotos wrote "both averaging around $20 a download", so I guess he price 40$ on P5.
Anyway, yes, P5 and SS are always the first one to receive my new clips too!


I've been bumping my P5 prices up as my portfolio grows. Average now about $23 net download. SS about $18. It's worth noting that the very least you can make from a SS footage sale is about $4.2 net (web subscription), however most of my sales have been HD which are around $20 net.

Since most of my FOTOLIA footage sales seemed to be for around $1.25 net, even that figure is way short of SS minimum of $4.2. So FOTOLIA are basically gifting footage, possibly in an attempt to gain market share?
« Last Edit: February 04, 2014, 20:36 by pkphotos »

« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2014, 04:31 »
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just curious- for those that submit both stills and clips what percentage would you all say comes from your video sales? I've never done any clips yet...

I do most videos (that's my job, I'm a cameraman!), so I would say I gain 95% from videos... The portfolio is probably 30% photos and 70% videos...

« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2014, 16:14 »
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Are there really any other places worth submitting stock footage other than Pond5 and SS?  I have just 4 clips online so far from my 5D2.  I might have 100, at the most, by the end of the year. 


 

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