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Author Topic: How's the sales in October on VideoBlocks? It slowed down a bit for me.  (Read 21822 times)

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« on: October 09, 2015, 21:57 »
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I don't know what happened. 


« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 00:04 »
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11 sales in September, only 1 sale in October, hope it will get better in the rest of month

« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 00:47 »
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Of course sales get diluted when more people upload.

« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2015, 02:06 »
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be happy and smile.
I have never sold a video.

« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2015, 02:52 »
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Same here. Plenty of sales in September. October - no sales and one refund.

« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2015, 06:54 »
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I don't know what happened.

Over the last few months you've started six or seven threads all singing the praises of VideoBlocks, all saying how good your sales are and how much money you are making.  You basically advertised your success and opened the doors for every man and his dog to bombard Videoblocks with submissions, all wanting a piece of the pie.

If your sales are down, it's because sales have been diluted by the wave of new submissions, and for this you have only one person to blame - yourself.

Next time when you discover something good in life, follow a basic simple rule - KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.

« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2015, 07:27 »
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Same here. Plenty of sales in September. October - no sales and one refund.


It's very weird how things are at VideoBlocks this month suddenly.  It's like what is happening?

« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2015, 07:29 »
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I don't know what happened.

Over the last few months you've started six or seven threads all singing the praises of VideoBlocks, all saying how good your sales are and how much money you are making.  You basically advertised your success and opened the doors for every man and his dog to bombard Videoblocks with submissions, all wanting a piece of the pie.

If your sales are down, it's because sales have been diluted by the wave of new submissions, and for this you have only one person to blame - yourself.

Next time when you discover something good in life, follow a basic simple rule - KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.


I don't think that's the case.  Something is happening at VideoBlocks that we don't know. 

Ain't nothing wrong with sharing information so that my fellow stock video contributors can succeed too and to support an agency that pays us well.

If you are jealous at others' success, KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND CRY.

« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 07:31 by helloitsme »

« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2015, 07:35 »
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There should never be 'REFUND" by a stock agency.  Customer already downloaded our video and may be using somewhere.  How can there be refund?  It doesn't make sense.

« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2015, 10:00 »
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Why are we becoming so bipolar with vb really?
Disregard the fact that they are fairly new (for this current model they started) ,and have a subscription,which means that there should have been a wave of subscriptions during September which explains the sudden boost.
But other than that, what were people expecting from vb anyway?

They resemble motion elements in the way they operate unlike say ss or p5,they're simplt behaving like  traffic wardens of footage.
They curate almost everything,they dont have the means to handle a big boost in incoming traffic, not the means and the willingness to even separate commercial footage from editorial.
Actually i wouldn't be surprised if these returns were editorial footage.

Still by returning the clips and charging the contributor that means that they operate on a very low level as an agency.
Which of course shouldn't make us have very high hopes for them.
Personally i dont,and if i can have some sales just for the effort of uploading there im good.
After all no agency at this point is very lucrative.Quite the opposite.So let them milk your cows while milk is in demand,and im truly sorry that i have to speak in such a cynical manner.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 10:10 by gcrook »

« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2015, 10:42 »
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Random points:
-Refunds have been given to customers for purchased images/clips since I can remember. VB has chosen to adopt this policy. Maybe it's one way of attracting more buyers. Live with it and quite whining.
-100% of nothing is nothing.
-There is no such thing as a tooth fairy.

« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2015, 11:36 »
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-Refunds have been given to customers for purchased images/clips since I can remember. VB has chosen to adopt this policy. Maybe it's one way of attracting more buyers. Live with it and quite whining.


How exactly can an agency attract buyers since refunds propably mean:
1)Bad video quality and various technical issues that the agency either chose to ignore or has no means to check or simply doesn't care.Would you buy  products from a shop that has no means to verify their quality?
2)Agency is new and being taken advantage of from people who want to download and get a refund."The client is always right" mantra doesn't necessarily inspire confidence.

Am i missing something else?
« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 11:53 by gcrook »

« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2015, 14:21 »
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-Refunds have been given to customers for purchased images/clips since I can remember. VB has chosen to adopt this policy. Maybe it's one way of attracting more buyers. Live with it and quite whining.


How exactly can an agency attract buyers since refunds propably mean:
1)Bad video quality and various technical issues that the agency either chose to ignore or has no means to check or simply doesn't care.Would you buy  products from a shop that has no means to verify their quality?
2)Agency is new and being taken advantage of from people who want to download and get a refund."The client is always right" mantra doesn't necessarily inspire confidence.

Am i missing something else?

I get occasional refunds from EVERY agency I've ever worked with. As for VB I've had dozens of downloads and maybe three refunds.

Also they do seem to be checking the quality of all incoming videos. While it's true I haven't had many rejected, I have had a few.

« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2015, 14:40 »
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-Refunds have been given to customers for purchased images/clips since I can remember. VB has chosen to adopt this policy. Maybe it's one way of attracting more buyers. Live with it and quite whining.


How exactly can an agency attract buyers since refunds propably mean:
1)Bad video quality and various technical issues that the agency either chose to ignore or has no means to check or simply doesn't care.Would you buy  products from a shop that has no means to verify their quality?
2)Agency is new and being taken advantage of from people who want to download and get a refund."The client is always right" mantra doesn't necessarily inspire confidence.

Am i missing something else?

I get occasional refunds from EVERY agency I've ever worked with. As for VB I've had dozens of downloads and maybe three refunds.

Also they do seem to be checking the quality of all incoming videos. While it's true I haven't had many rejected, I have had a few.

I dont think refunds alone is the point of this thread (actually this thread has no point but nevermind) but since we are at it what do you mean every agency?I've never had one from p5 and ss that i know of.Maybe they dont report the sale reversal but other than that how would you know?
I had refunds from dissolve though as well as motionelements.

How certain are you that they curate that good?I've had 3-4 rejections but that doesnt mean that they curate well.What's the reason for them being the only agency where editorial clips are officially accepted but yet aren't tagged as such?
How can a buyer know if some of the people in the background for example are visible if there's no editorial tab?From the horrible low res preview?
And that's one example.
That doesn't prove in your opinion that their curation process is a bit "relaxed" to put it mildly?

« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2015, 15:01 »
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-Refunds have been given to customers for purchased images/clips since I can remember. VB has chosen to adopt this policy. Maybe it's one way of attracting more buyers. Live with it and quite whining.


How exactly can an agency attract buyers since refunds propably mean:
1)Bad video quality and various technical issues that the agency either chose to ignore or has no means to check or simply doesn't care.Would you buy  products from a shop that has no means to verify their quality?
2)Agency is new and being taken advantage of from people who want to download and get a refund."The client is always right" mantra doesn't necessarily inspire confidence.

Am i missing something else?
Leaving all other issues aside, I think you are only looking at a very small subsection of all the reasons why a buyer would request a refund. Sometimes there is simply a change of clip needs. They decide they want a different clip and request an "exchange". Too bad for you, good for someone else. I can think of many other reasons but it's not that important. I don't like VB but the idea of refunds only being evil is not correct. With the exception of "All sales final" outlets, refunds and exchanges do bring in customers and are in fact a proper way to do business.

« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2015, 15:03 »
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-Refunds have been given to customers for purchased images/clips since I can remember. VB has chosen to adopt this policy. Maybe it's one way of attracting more buyers. Live with it and quite whining.


How exactly can an agency attract buyers since refunds propably mean:
1)Bad video quality and various technical issues that the agency either chose to ignore or has no means to check or simply doesn't care.Would you buy  products from a shop that has no means to verify their quality?
2)Agency is new and being taken advantage of from people who want to download and get a refund."The client is always right" mantra doesn't necessarily inspire confidence.

Am i missing something else?

I get occasional refunds from EVERY agency I've ever worked with. As for VB I've had dozens of downloads and maybe three refunds.

Also they do seem to be checking the quality of all incoming videos. While it's true I haven't had many rejected, I have had a few.

I dont think refunds alone is the point of this thread (actually this thread has no point but nevermind) but since we are at it what do you mean every agency?I've never had one from p5 and ss that i know of.Maybe they dont report the sale reversal but other than that how would you know?
I had refunds from dissolve though as well as motionelements.

How certain are you that they curate that good?I've had 3-4 rejections but that doesnt mean that they curate well.What's the reason for them being the only agency where editorial clips are officially accepted but yet aren't tagged as such?
How can a buyer know if some of the people in the background for example are visible if there's no editorial tab?From the horrible low res preview?
And that's one example.
That doesn't prove in your opinion that their curation process is a bit "relaxed" to put it mildly?
Do the math, there isn't time to curate properly in this business.

« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2015, 15:09 »
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"refunds and exchanges do bring in customers and are in fact a proper way to do business."

Only problem is most businesses do not let you keep the item you are getting a refund for.  And not months or years later.

« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2015, 15:20 »
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I contacted them about refund and here is their response: "Taking a look at the history, it appears the customer did not understand the process of purchasing clips, so we felt it was right to refund the purchase. The clip was not downloaded we track that and we dont allow refunds for any clips that have been downloaded. "

« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2015, 15:39 »
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Leaving all other issues aside, I think you are only looking at a very small subsection of all the reasons why a buyer would request a refund. Sometimes there is simply a change of clip needs. They decide they want a different clip and request an "exchange". Too bad for you, good for someone else. I can think of many other reasons but it's not that important. I don't like VB but the idea of refunds only being evil is not correct. With the exception of "All sales final" outlets, refunds and exchanges do bring in customers and are in fact a proper way to do business.

Edit:It looks like an answer from vb has been given.

Still i'd like to embark.
Of course there are more reasons and all of them are valid.The point is that the product itself is of a such a nature that can be more easily returned or "stolen" wouldn't you agree?
We are not selling fruits off a stand after all we are selling digital products that are presented in a poor manner across all agencies,and the agencies should present each and every one in the best way they can.
Curation is the one,and i agree, quality control costs time and money,so it's practically non-existent,but why doesn't anyone answer the editorial question?After all this is a form of curation we can do for ourselves.
Im still buffled as to why vb doesn't allow us to tag our editorial clips,and the official statement regarding this doesn't cover me.But if it's ok for everyone else, what can i say.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 15:44 by gcrook »

« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2015, 16:18 »
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Leaving all other issues aside, I think you are only looking at a very small subsection of all the reasons why a buyer would request a refund. Sometimes there is simply a change of clip needs. They decide they want a different clip and request an "exchange". Too bad for you, good for someone else. I can think of many other reasons but it's not that important. I don't like VB but the idea of refunds only being evil is not correct. With the exception of "All sales final" outlets, refunds and exchanges do bring in customers and are in fact a proper way to do business.

Edit:It looks like an answer from vb has been given.

Still i'd like to embark.
Of course there are more reasons and all of them are valid.The point is that the product itself is of a such a nature that can be more easily returned or "stolen" wouldn't you agree?
We are not selling fruits off a stand after all we are selling digital products that are presented in a poor manner across all agencies,and the agencies should present each and every one in the best way they can.
Curation is the one,and i agree, quality control costs time and money,so it's practically non-existent,but why doesn't anyone answer the editorial question?After all this is a form of curation we can do for ourselves.
Im still buffled as to why vb doesn't allow us to tag our editorial clips,and the official statement regarding this doesn't cover me.But if it's ok for everyone else, what can i say.
I guess if you assume everyone who returns a shirt has likely worn it at least once, then you will adopt a no return policy.

All I know, is that of all the sales I've made over the years, not that many of them have been returned. I can't say it's a fact, but my guess is way more images and clips get stollen outright than get bought, returned and used. You'd need to a bit of a simpleton to buy a clip, return it, and then use it. It does give a rather strong case for copyright infringement. But then stupidity is not in short supply.

« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2015, 16:26 »
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Leaving all other issues aside, I think you are only looking at a very small subsection of all the reasons why a buyer would request a refund. Sometimes there is simply a change of clip needs. They decide they want a different clip and request an "exchange". Too bad for you, good for someone else. I can think of many other reasons but it's not that important. I don't like VB but the idea of refunds only being evil is not correct. With the exception of "All sales final" outlets, refunds and exchanges do bring in customers and are in fact a proper way to do business.

Edit:It looks like an answer from vb has been given.

Still i'd like to embark.
Of course there are more reasons and all of them are valid.The point is that the product itself is of a such a nature that can be more easily returned or "stolen" wouldn't you agree?
We are not selling fruits off a stand after all we are selling digital products that are presented in a poor manner across all agencies,and the agencies should present each and every one in the best way they can.
Curation is the one,and i agree, quality control costs time and money,so it's practically non-existent,but why doesn't anyone answer the editorial question?After all this is a form of curation we can do for ourselves.
Im still buffled as to why vb doesn't allow us to tag our editorial clips,and the official statement regarding this doesn't cover me.But if it's ok for everyone else, what can i say.
I guess if you assume everyone who returns a shirt has likely worn it at least once, then you will adopt a no return policy.

All I know, is that of all the sales I've made over the years, not that many of them have been returned. I can't say it's a fact, but my guess is way more images and clips get stollen outright than get bought, returned and used. You'd need to a bit of a simpleton to buy a clip, return it, and then use it. It does give a rather strong case for copyright infringement. But then stupidity is not in short supply.

Im not assuming anything.Im just saying that a digital product is not a t-shirt.As long as we understand the huge difference.And this includes agencies as well,which they very well know thats why they benefit so much from it's immaterial nature,and we end up ranting in forums.

« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2015, 17:16 »
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Leaving all other issues aside, I think you are only looking at a very small subsection of all the reasons why a buyer would request a refund. Sometimes there is simply a change of clip needs. They decide they want a different clip and request an "exchange". Too bad for you, good for someone else. I can think of many other reasons but it's not that important. I don't like VB but the idea of refunds only being evil is not correct. With the exception of "All sales final" outlets, refunds and exchanges do bring in customers and are in fact a proper way to do business.

Edit:It looks like an answer from vb has been given.

Still i'd like to embark.
Of course there are more reasons and all of them are valid.The point is that the product itself is of a such a nature that can be more easily returned or "stolen" wouldn't you agree?
We are not selling fruits off a stand after all we are selling digital products that are presented in a poor manner across all agencies,and the agencies should present each and every one in the best way they can.
Curation is the one,and i agree, quality control costs time and money,so it's practically non-existent,but why doesn't anyone answer the editorial question?After all this is a form of curation we can do for ourselves.
Im still buffled as to why vb doesn't allow us to tag our editorial clips,and the official statement regarding this doesn't cover me.But if it's ok for everyone else, what can i say.
I guess if you assume everyone who returns a shirt has likely worn it at least once, then you will adopt a no return policy.

All I know, is that of all the sales I've made over the years, not that many of them have been returned. I can't say it's a fact, but my guess is way more images and clips get stollen outright than get bought, returned and used. You'd need to a bit of a simpleton to buy a clip, return it, and then use it. It does give a rather strong case for copyright infringement. But then stupidity is not in short supply.

Im not assuming anything.Im just saying that a digital product is not a t-shirt.As long as we understand the huge difference.And this includes agencies as well,which they very well know thats why they benefit so much from it's immaterial nature,and we end up ranting in forums.
I'm not making myself clear then. I don't agree with you.

« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2015, 08:12 »
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So, how's your sales in October at VideoBlocks?

« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2015, 08:25 »
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So, how's your sales in October at VideoBlocks?

So far I had one sale and one refund, net zero.

« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2015, 08:32 »
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6 sales so far, definitely slower than the last month.No refunds -yet-.

« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2015, 09:23 »
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I don't know what happened.

Over the last few months you've started six or seven threads all singing the praises of VideoBlocks, all saying how good your sales are and how much money you are making.  You basically advertised your success and opened the doors for every man and his dog to bombard Videoblocks with submissions, all wanting a piece of the pie.

If your sales are down, it's because sales have been diluted by the wave of new submissions, and for this you have only one person to blame - yourself.

Next time when you discover something good in life, follow a basic simple rule - KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.

I hope you don't teach your children this, I'd rather live in a different society.
- Without contributors there is no agency to sell your footage. More contributors make an agency more valid.
- Compete on quality/diversity. I would be afraid if I only offered generic shots.
- Share your knowledge, help people so they may help you in return. Applicable in general life.
Thank you helloitsme for telling me about VB.

About sales, none last month, but 2 this month. Not very good.

« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2015, 10:21 »
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[trolling gently]
Apparently videoblocks had been the industry's best kept secret, and since we all live in caves only a handful of people knew about it and apparently got very rich,until some idiot went about sending pigeon messages to the rest of us and now videoblocks is dead and we are a little less poor and noone very rich.Damnit that internet and all these idiots speaking their minds about the business we are all in.
[/trolling gently]

Thats prettry much sums the logic of some people.Makes you wonder what are forums all about to them,i mean, if you follow their way of thinking to the next logical conclusion.
Perhaps a place to spread misinformation so that they get rich first?
No?



« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2015, 10:30 »
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So, how's your sales in October at VideoBlocks?

So far I had one sale and one refund, net zero.


That sucks.

« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2015, 10:32 »
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I don't know what happened.

Over the last few months you've started six or seven threads all singing the praises of VideoBlocks, all saying how good your sales are and how much money you are making.  You basically advertised your success and opened the doors for every man and his dog to bombard Videoblocks with submissions, all wanting a piece of the pie.

If your sales are down, it's because sales have been diluted by the wave of new submissions, and for this you have only one person to blame - yourself.

Next time when you discover something good in life, follow a basic simple rule - KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.

I hope you don't teach your children this, I'd rather live in a different society.
- Without contributors there is no agency to sell your footage. More contributors make an agency more valid.
- Compete on quality/diversity. I would be afraid if I only offered generic shots.
- Share your knowledge, help people so they may help you in return. Applicable in general life.
Thank you helloitsme for telling me about VB.

About sales, none last month, but 2 this month. Not very good.


Thank you ccbcc!!!

Yes, there's nothing wrong with helping our fellow contributors each other and grow/prosper together!

and to support an agency that pays us well too.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2015, 10:35 by helloitsme »

« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2015, 10:39 »
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6 sales so far, definitely slower than the last month.No refunds -yet-.

I luckily had no refund yet.  I'll be pissed if they do that nonsense.



« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2015, 07:39 »
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Last month was a huge increase compare to the previous months, this month so far at 12th Oct I need another 5 downloads to be equal than last month total download. Doing extremely well.

weathernewsonline

« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2015, 08:21 »
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In my case Videoblocks has picked up big time and is running second to Pond5, most of my content is on Pond5 but eventually I hope to have it all up on three main sites, SS is completely dead for me for some reason.  Just adjusted my prices a bit on Pond5 and am averaging 5-14 sales a day but with only 2000 files on Videoblocks I saw a sudden increase in sale there in October.  Hopefully it keeps increasing.  The one thing I have going for me is unique content, I have what not everyone else has.

http://www.weathernewsonline.com/   

« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2015, 09:41 »
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In my case Videoblocks has picked up big time and is running second to Pond5, most of my content is on Pond5 but eventually I hope to have it all up on three main sites, SS is completely dead for me for some reason.  Just adjusted my prices a bit on Pond5 and am averaging 5-14 sales a day but with only 2000 files on Videoblocks I saw a sudden increase in sale there in October.  Hopefully it keeps increasing.  The one thing I have going for me is unique content, I have what not everyone else has.

http://www.weathernewsonline.com/


How about editorial footage on vb?Do you see any sales from it?

weathernewsonline

« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2015, 09:57 »
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In my case Videoblocks has picked up big time and is running second to Pond5, most of my content is on Pond5 but eventually I hope to have it all up on three main sites, SS is completely dead for me for some reason.  Just adjusted my prices a bit on Pond5 and am averaging 5-14 sales a day but with only 2000 files on Videoblocks I saw a sudden increase in sale there in October.  Hopefully it keeps increasing.  The one thing I have going for me is unique content, I have what not everyone else has.

http://www.weathernewsonline.com/


How about editorial footage on vb?Do you see any sales from it?

So far all editorial, 100%, most of my severe weather and on campus stuff is branded editorial as there are faces in the shots etc and suddenly in October Videoblocks sales have gone way up.  Wish I could get all my content up there yesterday but they do take longer to review and I am limited to the speed of my internet connection.   Right now P5 is still #1 and big time but with only 2000 files on VB to get almost 1-2 sales a day I am very pleased, hoping SS picks up a bit but right now P5 and VB are strong for me.  Most of my content is really bad weather (all seasons), really nice weather and on campus student life content.  Not sure how other content will do.

« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2015, 16:28 »
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In my case Videoblocks has picked up big time and is running second to Pond5, most of my content is on Pond5 but eventually I hope to have it all up on three main sites, SS is completely dead for me for some reason.  Just adjusted my prices a bit on Pond5 and am averaging 5-14 sales a day but with only 2000 files on Videoblocks I saw a sudden increase in sale there in October.  Hopefully it keeps increasing.  The one thing I have going for me is unique content, I have what not everyone else has.

http://www.weathernewsonline.com/



It's good to have all the major players join VideoBlocks.  It'll benefit all of us contributors.

weathernewsonline

« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2015, 17:56 »
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has.

http://www.weathernewsonline.com/



It's good to have all the major players join VideoBlocks.  It'll benefit all of us contributors.
[/quote]

I agree, wish I had thought to do this earlier, being on three helps if one gets a bit slow for awhile and then another picks up, right now SS is completely dead for me, P5/VB are doing very nicely. 

weathernewsonline

« Reply #36 on: October 12, 2015, 17:57 »
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In my case Videoblocks has picked up big time and is running second to Pond5, most of my content is on Pond5 but eventually I hope to have it all up on three main sites, SS is completely dead for me for some reason.  Just adjusted my prices a bit on Pond5 and am averaging 5-14 sales a day but with only 2000 files on Videoblocks I saw a sudden increase in sale there in October.  Hopefully it keeps increasing.  The one thing I have going for me is unique content, I have what not everyone else has.

http://www.weathernewsonline.com/


How about editorial footage on vb?Do you see any sales from it? 

Just had another VB sale this afternoon, editorial, university/college students clip.

« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2015, 13:30 »
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Same here. Plenty of sales in September. October - no sales and one refund.

I need to correct myself. I was starting to worry that I still don't have a single sale, looked closer and noticed that the time frame on the finance page was set to display results for September only. After adjusting it I can see that I am having regular sales in October as well.

weathernewsonline

« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2015, 16:04 »
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Just got curated at VB and almost 500 files approved, 3000 up and 3000 in the cue, sales are up at VB and P5 and even got sales on SS this morning.  Now watch next month be a complete zero....that's my big worry.

http://www.weathernewsonline.com/

« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2015, 16:13 »
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The following on Creative Cow for complementary downloads. Can't understand why it would be slow... wait... unless of course you're not getting paid for this.


videoblocks
 
DOWNLOAD ANYTHING
YOU WANT

NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED
VideoBlocks is giving you 7 days to download anything you want from our Unlimited Library. Download from over 115,000 clips, motion backgrounds, AE templates, special effects, aerials, time lapses, slow motion, and more.

« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2015, 16:50 »
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Yes but this is the unlimited library not the marketplace.They have been doing all kinds of promotions regrding their unlimited library that existed even before the marketplace and personally im not feeling threatened by it having looked at the footage there.
My concern lies elsewhere with them but certainly not their unlimited library.By the way s that library even expanding?

« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2015, 17:52 »
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By the way s that library even expanding?

I'd guess it does. Right now I can see 1661 pages of results for the Unlimited Library and 14134 pages for the Marketplace. We can monitor the numbers to see the dynamics.

« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2015, 20:22 »
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The following on Creative Cow for complementary downloads. Can't understand why it would be slow... wait... unless of course you're not getting paid for this.


videoblocks
 
DOWNLOAD ANYTHING
YOU WANT

NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED
VideoBlocks is giving you 7 days to download anything you want from our Unlimited Library. Download from over 115,000 clips, motion backgrounds, AE templates, special effects, aerials, time lapses, slow motion, and more.


That's from their own collection only.  Not our video clips. 

weathernewsonline

« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2015, 20:03 »
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I think i jinxed it....today was the first day this week I did not get a sale at VB, this after commenting how VB sales have picked up lately. 

http://www.weathernewsonline.com/

« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2015, 00:51 »
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I think i jinxed it....today was the first day this week I did not get a sale at VB, this after commenting how VB sales have picked up lately. 




Please stop adding links to every post you make.  You can add a subtle link in your signature which will show after you've made 10 posts.

weathernewsonline

« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2015, 08:42 »
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I think i jinxed it....today was the first day this week I did not get a sale at VB, this after commenting how VB sales have picked up lately. 




Please stop adding links to every post you make.  You can add a subtle link in your signature which will show after you've made 10 posts.

Will do, thanks, I guess that link would go in my profile which I have not actually set up yet, will get to it on the weekend.






« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2015, 00:47 »
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7 sales so far.. not bad. The strange thing that among those sales, 1 clip is sold 4 times this month (and 2 times last month): this clip is never sold at Shutterstock nor Pond5:

http://www.videoblocks.com/video/Man-exits-from-dark-cave-to-light-in-exterior-slow-motion-1574-JnqnuHw/?sguid=fe1a11d6-6f9f-4075-8e1b-42def8f9c232&sslid=323c6fc5-1252-434e-a9f9-1fe2357756bf&tab=combined

« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2015, 03:16 »
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One sale today, let's see if it is a real one this time or if there will be a refund.

Noedelhap

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« Reply #48 on: October 25, 2015, 18:49 »
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I don't know what happened. 

I stole all your sales. No, really, I did.

« Reply #49 on: October 25, 2015, 19:21 »
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7 sales so far.. not bad. The strange thing that among those sales, 1 clip is sold 4 times this month (and 2 times last month): this clip is never sold at Shutterstock nor Pond5:

http://www.videoblocks.com/video/Man-exits-from-dark-cave-to-light-in-exterior-slow-motion-1574-JnqnuHw/?sguid=fe1a11d6-6f9f-4075-8e1b-42def8f9c232&sslid=323c6fc5-1252-434e-a9f9-1fe2357756bf&tab=combined



That's a good thing.  Their customers may be different from SS and P5's customers.

« Reply #50 on: October 25, 2015, 19:22 »
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One sale today, let's see if it is a real one this time or if there will be a refund.

Maybe a fake refund?

« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2015, 19:24 »
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I don't know what happened. 

I stole all your sales. No, really, I did.

Good.  Since then, the sales picked up and on its way to be above September's sales.  Maybe their big customers didn't pay till the mid month or something so that they couldn't report sales to contributors.

« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2015, 02:03 »
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7 sales so far.. not bad. The strange thing that among those sales, 1 clip is sold 4 times this month (and 2 times last month): this clip is never sold at Shutterstock nor Pond5:

http://www.videoblocks.com/video/Man-exits-from-dark-cave-to-light-in-exterior-slow-motion-1574-JnqnuHw/?sguid=fe1a11d6-6f9f-4075-8e1b-42def8f9c232&sslid=323c6fc5-1252-434e-a9f9-1fe2357756bf&tab=combined



That's a good thing.  Their customers may be different from SS and P5's customers.


Nagging is good!! the clip is sold for the first time on pond5 today  8)

« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2015, 05:52 »
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Videoblocks is the only agency that do withdrawals on all my sales, all other agencies do withdrawals on US sales only...  and that's make Videoblocks less attractive for me (33$ per sale instead of 48$)
Why videoblocks is different? (I am suspicious here)

« Reply #54 on: October 26, 2015, 06:23 »
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Videoblocks is the only agency that do withdrawals on all my sales, all other agencies do withdrawals on US sales only...  and that's make Videoblocks less attractive for me (33$ per sale instead of 48$)
Why videoblocks is different? (I am suspicious here)

Same here.
I contacted them and i learned that im being taxed as a person doing business in the United States regardless of where i might sell my work.It's propably the way they have constituted themselves as a business.Which means that there are ,propably? ...tax incentives for them,but i haven't delved any further.So maybe that's the way they benefit from this marketplace model.
Im fine with that really but just so we know what's what,plus it makes it easier for me here to declare my taxes since all income from vb is already taxed in the States..

weathernewsonline

« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2015, 15:07 »
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Sales still going strong for me at VB and P5 abut still flat at SS, hoping for it to continue but need to find a way to promote my content to the world, different buyers uses different sites and out of habit or subscription they may be partial to one so I am uploading like crazy to three solid ones, 7000 new clips now on VB.


« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2015, 21:48 »
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Sales still going strong for me at VB and P5 abut still flat at SS, hoping for it to continue but need to find a way to promote my content to the world, different buyers uses different sites and out of habit or subscription they may be partial to one so I am uploading like crazy to three solid ones, 7000 new clips now on VB.


Cool.

« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2015, 21:49 »
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Videoblocks is the only agency that do withdrawals on all my sales, all other agencies do withdrawals on US sales only...  and that's make Videoblocks less attractive for me (33$ per sale instead of 48$)
Why videoblocks is different? (I am suspicious here)

Never had that before.  Maybe I'm lucky.


« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2015, 03:56 »
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Videoblocks is the only agency that do withdrawals on all my sales, all other agencies do withdrawals on US sales only...  and that's make Videoblocks less attractive for me (33$ per sale instead of 48$)
Why videoblocks is different? (I am suspicious here)

Never had that before.  Maybe I'm lucky.

It depends on your country


 

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