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« on: April 11, 2016, 01:39 »
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Hello

I started a few months ago to sell video footage on different sites. I spend every week on filming and to upload new footage and thought that my portfolia will grow larger in about 2 years before I can get any bigger profit. Now I have only about 70 footage online . On Fotolia , I have about 100 veiws total of my footage but at the pond5 I do not have a single view on any of my footage . Someone who has been through the same thing on pond5 ? Some tips on how to make up the numbers so that anyone atleast see my footage ?


Ps : I'm from Sweden and my English is so-so . = )

Thanks in advance
Fredrik


« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 01:59 »
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Hej Fredrik.

It will take time to earn money with footage. Just keep uploading more footage and try to improve and learn to shoot better footage.
On some agencies it really takes time for videos to get sales and climbing the search ranks. I have videos that have not sold in the first year but then they took off and are now my bestsellers.
And on Pond5 the statistics dont really work most of the time. I have videos that have 0 views but have sales.

Just keep shooting.

« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 02:11 »
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Thanks for the replies Blackjack. Yes , I will continue and upload more videos.


Are there many clips as Never sell into , say, three years ?

« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 02:53 »
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It all depends on quality. I started in 2010 and the majority of my videos I filmed in the first 2 years have never sold.
The last two years I really increased the quality of my videos and I learned a lot about what sells and what doesnt.

So today I can be almost sure that about 30% of my new videos will sell in the first 3 months. But as I said, it takes time to learn and improve.

And about 10% of my portfolio produce 90% of my earnings.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2016, 02:55 by BlackJack »

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2016, 05:53 »
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Hello

I started a few months ago to sell video footage on different sites. I spend every week on filming and to upload new footage and thought that my portfolia will grow larger in about 2 years before I can get any bigger profit. Now I have only about 70 footage online . On Fotolia , I have about 100 veiws total of my footage but at the pond5 I do not have a single view on any of my footage . Someone who has been through the same thing on pond5 ? Some tips on how to make up the numbers so that anyone atleast see my footage ?


Ps : I'm from Sweden and my English is so-so . = )

Thanks in advance
Fredrik

Try to post your Pond5 gallery link on your Facebook. But views are not the same to sells you know :)

« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2016, 06:01 »
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I have worked many years in the film and video industry so quality should be ok although I might release some videos that might not be 100 % . Right now , there have been some food and nature the most. But I think that's the theme of the business selling the best so the next step is to start with that.
I try to find the footage that sell but difficult to know exactly when there is so many months before even getting any sale = )

« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2016, 06:02 »
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Thanks Irina.

I will try that. =)

« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2016, 13:19 »
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Hello

I started a few months ago to sell video footage on different sites. I spend every week on filming and to upload new footage and thought that my portfolia will grow larger in about 2 years before I can get any bigger profit. Now I have only about 70 footage online . On Fotolia , I have about 100 veiws total of my footage but at the pond5 I do not have a single view on any of my footage . Someone who has been through the same thing on pond5 ? Some tips on how to make up the numbers so that anyone atleast see my footage ?


Ps : I'm from Sweden and my English is so-so . = )

Thanks in advance
Fredrik

70 videos onlines is not vary many. Hard for you to make much of a judgement based on so few videos.

Also, without sharing your portfolio, it's hard to comment on if you're uploading quality videos.

 
« Last Edit: April 11, 2016, 15:32 by PhotoLA »

« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 13:47 »
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Yup, it takes time to get the ball rolling. Jag r ocks frn Sverige.

Now, after about 8 months I'm starting to see regular sales from all the sites. I have around 500 clips at the moment. This last week especially has been quite good with sales every day, which has not been common for me before. Maybe April is just always like that?

Pond5 generally report less views than for example Fotolia, but I sell more there. Go figure.

« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2016, 02:26 »
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On Pond5 I believe a view is counted when someone goes to the specific clip page, so mouseover of thumbnails etc aren't counted. The views there also accumulate in increments of 4, so if you clip has 3 views it will still show as 0, hence many people have clips which have sold but show 0 views. Hope that makes sense.


« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2016, 05:31 »
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Thanks for all the answers!

When it comes to counting of our pond5 so I asked a friend to click on a couple of videos , this was marked as one view at a time.

Obviously, 70 footage do not do much but you have to start somewhere =) And when it comes to the quality of my gallery , my name is " Rundgang " on pond5 .

Btw
Yesterday I sold two footage on Fotolia . Always at start= )


 

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