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Author Topic: How's the sales in October on VideoBlocks? It slowed down a bit for me.  (Read 21830 times)

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« 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.


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« 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.


 

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