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« on: May 05, 2010, 19:50 »
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Got this today, as a continuation from a previous email:

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It has been an exciting ride so far. We are now offering more than 83.000 clips online, and we are proud to represent this footage.
 
We are always working to bring you the best service possible and we have some good news for you!
 
As of 1st of May, we reduced our prices and you can now also buy full HD stock footage clips at 9 and 29 Euros from us (12 and 38 $US, respectively). You still get the footage delivered in any of the 18 download formats we offer (Avid, ProResHQ, DVCPRO, WMV, PhotoJPEG or H.264), and keep in mind you can still download and try any clip for free.
 
In addition, we have kicked off a 97.3% satisfaction guarantee, because the feedback from our customers has been so positive. This means, that if you for some reason are unable to use any of the clips purchased from us, we solve your issue or give you a full refund. When you are happy, we are happy.
 
These steps are only the first in a series of steps to make high quality HD footage more affordable and more easily available to you and the rest of the professional production community. So, please visit us to check out some of the new benefits and features at http://www.clipcanvas.com.
 
On behalf of the team here at Clipcanvas,
 
Cato
Co-Founder & CEO
Clipcanvas.com


« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 13:08 »
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A price point below $50.00 USD IS NOT financially healthy or reasonable for a HD video contributors work.  HD video contributors should avoid selling their work to cheep, other wise the day will come quicker than you think when earnings are only in the cents for a HD video. Does this scenario sound familiar? 

Dont allow your HD video to be sold for less than 50.00 !

cheers : )

« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 16:02 »
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A price point below $50.00 USD IS NOT financially healthy or reasonable for a HD video contributors work.  HD video contributors should avoid selling their work to cheep, other wise the day will come quicker than you think when earnings are only in the cents for a HD video. Does this scenario sound familiar? 

Dont allow your HD video to be sold for less than 50.00 !

cheers : )

There are a lot of factors that determine price.  Not the least of which is the market value itself.  I price my clips based on the type of clip itself (let's face, you're not gonna get $50 for a timelapse cloudscape, or ocean waves crashing on the beach), and based on the quality of the clip.  I have friends who refuse to price anything below $60 and they sell 10 to 20 clips a month total between all agencies.  And I have friends who price as low as $10 who sell near 300 clips a month total between all agencies.  There is no wrong or right.

My average clip price is $25 with some animations going as low as $15 and all my "people shots" average $59.  That's because I have been in the footage market for a very long time and I know at what price point my clips sell.  Stuff that has higher production value and is more unique in its category is priced higher.  Stuff that sits in a pool of 50,000 similar clips gets priced lower.  A clip that sits and never sells is worthless.

Also, never be afraid to raise (or lower) your prices.  I raised the price of my top 10 best selling clips a couple months ago and their sales are still going strong.  In fact, I may raise the price on them again after the summer.

The trick is... DO YOUR HOMEWORK.  Look at all of the clips that compete with yours and price accordingly.

« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2010, 00:46 »
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"A price point below $50.00 USD IS NOT financially healthy or reasonable for a HD video contributors work.  HD video contributors should avoid selling their work to cheep, other wise the day will come quicker than you think when earnings are only in the cents for a HD video. Does this scenario sound familiar? 

Dont allow your HD video to be sold for less than 50.00 ! "


Being a price zombie is not such a good idea. Many factors affect sales. Some images glut the catagory. Selling them at 10 bucks would be lucky. Many sites have great percentages, but no sales. In fact, the sites with the very best cuts have no sales at all, from my experience. Downloads are what counts, not the cut. Or the reverse, depending on the site. I get less sales at Pond5 but make good money. I get massive downloads at iStockphoto and make good money on a smaller margin. Every month income has been neck to neck between them. iStockphoto does a lot of marketing and image review, has high standards on every level and vets images for their market.

« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2010, 03:13 »
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Haven't sold any with Clipcanvas yet but I will upload as many as I can and hope sales get going.  Pond5 is way ahead of the other footage sites for me, SS and istock haven't had the same success they have with stills.  That's great because Pond5 have a 50% commission and let me set my own prices.  They also accept everything I upload there.  So nice to have the best site treating its contributors well.

I sell most of my timelapses for around $30, haven't had many sales yet.  My best selling timelapses are of clouds, a very saturated subject.  I price my other clips a bit higher and have sold more but I think that's because they have less competition.


 

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