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« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2013, 15:17 »
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Pond 5 is good for video,
almost zero for photos.
My 2 cents

View statistics is not updated - ever
I have, for example, several sold files but 0 views.
Pond 5 is OK just keep uploading and be optimistic.
Feeling when You see another 40$ for one sold footage is  :)



« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2013, 15:28 »
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View statistics is not updated - ever
I have, for example, several sold files but 0 views.

Interesting. Thanks. But why bother featuring views if it isn't an accurate stat? Odd. And your sales. Are they bargain basement prices? $10 a clip or do you have a wide range?

« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2013, 16:51 »
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My clips are min 80 $ (with people),
and min 40 $ w/o people.
Images min 10$.
No. of views: who cares.

« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2013, 17:25 »
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No. of views: who cares.

Me. Number of views tells me I'm using the correct search words and the agency is significant enough to attract a large number of buyers. And like I said, why feature it if it's inaccurate? It's got to be a deterrent to contributors who, unlike you, have had limited success selling on P5 and are under the assumption that no one looks at their clips.

« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2013, 17:31 »
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The continious sellers are listed in income order: Pond5, Shutterstock, iStockphoto, ClipCanvas and coming up a poor last is Revostock.

You're going to have to explain how in earth you're doing so well with Pond5....20 clips since mid October and not even a view!! let alone a sale!! My best is SS followed by IStock. Pond5 is a total waste of time as far as I'm concerned. Good for you but its beyond me how P5 could be a best seller. No audience. No sales.
Pond5 is the best by far for me.  Some clips take a year or two to sell.  I think to see regular sales, you probably need 500 clips now.  It used to be easier but lots more people are doing video now.

« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2013, 18:43 »
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Pond5 is the best by far for me.  Some clips take a year or two to sell.  I think to see regular sales, you probably need 500 clips now.  It used to be easier but lots more people are doing video now.


Sharpvid,  Your prices are way too low.

« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2013, 19:00 »
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« Last Edit: May 12, 2014, 15:37 by Audi 5000 »

« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2013, 20:12 »
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Pond5 is by far the my most consistent seller followed closely by SS. Revostock has a lot of bluster but very few sales...for me the only other one worth mentioning is the occasional sale on Clipdealer. Clipcanvas was quite good six months ago but has fallen away sharply. I also agree there are a lot of new people doing video contributing to lower sales.

« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2013, 20:59 »
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iStock video sales dipped Dec and Jan, but this month seem to be going well.

« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2013, 04:41 »
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Pond5 is the best by far for me.  Some clips take a year or two to sell.  I think to see regular sales, you probably need 500 clips now.  It used to be easier but lots more people are doing video now.


Sharpvid,  Your prices are way too low.
If I had a highly commercial portfolio, I'd price them higher but I don't think my clips are in high demand.  As Pond5 pay 50% commission, they don't need to be priced as high as the sites that pay 15 to 30%.

« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2013, 10:11 »
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Pond5 is the best by far for me.  Some clips take a year or two to sell.  I think to see regular sales, you probably need 500 clips now.  It used to be easier but lots more people are doing video now.


Sharpvid,  Your prices are way too low.
If I had a highly commercial portfolio, I'd price them higher but I don't think my clips are in high demand.  As Pond5 pay 50% commission, they don't need to be priced as high as the sites that pay 15 to 30%.

It doesn't need to be highly commercial to ask a decent price for your work. Early on I put some of my "simple and not too commercial clips" up for $10. They sold and later I re-priced them to $75 and they still sold. Except now of course for every sale I get 7.5X the amount per sale. I would say $30 to $40 should be the minimum for all HD clips 5 sec on longer. .i.e. all clips. You may not get as many sales but you will get more money in pocket and you will keep prices strong so that you can get the appropriate value out of your more commercial work. Don't kid yourself. Lot's of my clips are barely considered commercial but still sell for $50 to $75.

« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2013, 11:20 »
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View statistics is not updated - ever

My apologies for sounding like a broken record but I've got to get this off my chest.

NUMBER of VIEWS is information essential to a contributor and even more so with an agency like Pond5.

If I have 100 views and 1 sale within a given period of time, isn't it telling me that I could try lowering the price of the clip to gain more sales? In other words, I drop my price by $10 and in the next equal period of time I have 250 views and 10 sales it's telling me that I increased traffic thereby adding sales by dropping the price a certain percentage.

The more information you have for each clip, the more effective you can be determining the true value and popularity of your clip. Some of you seem perfectly comfortable with Pie in the Sky Pricing but how do you know you've created optimum pricing?

« Reply #37 on: March 01, 2013, 11:26 »
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Pond5 is the best by far for me.  Some clips take a year or two to sell.  I think to see regular sales, you probably need 500 clips now.  It used to be easier but lots more people are doing video now.


Sharpvid,  Your prices are way too low.
If I had a highly commercial portfolio, I'd price them higher but I don't think my clips are in high demand.  As Pond5 pay 50% commission, they don't need to be priced as high as the sites that pay 15 to 30%.

It doesn't need to be highly commercial to ask a decent price for your work. Early on I put some of my "simple and not too commercial clips" up for $10. They sold and later I re-priced them to $75 and they still sold. Except now of course for every sale I get 7.5X the amount per sale. I would say $30 to $40 should be the minimum for all HD clips 5 sec on longer. .i.e. all clips. You may not get as many sales but you will get more money in pocket and you will keep prices strong so that you can get the appropriate value out of your more commercial work. Don't kid yourself. Lot's of my clips are barely considered commercial but still sell for $50 to $75.
Are you looking at my stills priced at $10?  My clips are more in the $30-$40 range.

« Reply #38 on: March 01, 2013, 12:15 »
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The more information you have for each clip, the more effective you can be determining the true value and popularity of your clip. Some of you seem perfectly comfortable with Pie in the Sky Pricing but how do you know you've created optimum pricing?

I don't think you ever have optimal ricing, perhaps pretty close is all you can hope for. Looking and buying aren't the same thing. I find the number of views varies drastically from image to image when compared to the number of sales. For me view count is not that relevant. I perhaps lets gives you an idea of the subject matter that buyers are interested in at any given time.

« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2013, 14:15 »
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I find the number of views varies drastically from image to image when compared to the number of sales.

Me too but more views tells me the subject matter interests buyers.

If I get 500 views in a short period of time of a 747 landing but few purchases it tells me the subject is sought after which will motivate me to go out and get more creative/wait for better lighting etc.

« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2013, 16:19 »
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I find the number of views varies drastically from image to image when compared to the number of sales.

Me too but more views tells me the subject matter interests buyers.

If I get 500 views in a short period of time of a 747 landing but few purchases it tells me the subject is sought after which will motivate me to go out and get more creative/wait for better lighting etc.

Excellent point. The one exception to this is of pretty girls. There are some genuinely "weird" people out there. I get huge numbers of hits on young girls and no sales.

« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2013, 22:02 »
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Pond5 is the best by far for me.  Some clips take a year or two to sell.  I think to see regular sales, you probably need 500 clips now.  It used to be easier but lots more people are doing video now.

If I had a highly commercial portfolio, I'd price them higher but I don't think my clips are in high demand.  As Pond5 pay 50% commission, they don't need to be priced as high as the sites that pay 15 to 30%.

It doesn't need to be highly commercial to ask a decent price for your work. Early on I put some of my "simple and not too commercial clips" up for $10. They sold and later I re-priced them to $75 and they still sold. Except now of course for every sale I get 7.5X the amount per sale. I would say $30 to $40 should be the minimum for all HD clips 5 sec on longer. .i.e. all clips. You may not get as many sales but you will get more money in pocket and you will keep prices strong so that you can get the appropriate value out of your more commercial work. Don't kid yourself. Lot's of my clips are barely considered commercial but still sell for $50 to $75.
Are you looking at my stills priced at $10?  My clips are more in the $30-$40 range.


sharpshot, you should try pricing your clips starting at $50 and upwards, why not try it for a month and see how it goes then report back here with your findings. I used to price my clips (cg portfolio) at $50 and about a year ago increased them all to $60. I based this price upon the market prices from competitors which the majority price at around $60-80. Don't be afraid to do this as you are currently below the average price and an increase to $50 would still be low compared to other sites.

« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2013, 22:26 »
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FWIW I am going to up prices on better clips to $100 to $150. Can't see why not.

« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2013, 05:10 »
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I might raise the prices a bit on some clips, especially those that have already sold but I'm selling far more on Pond5 than the other sites that have higher prices, so I'm wary of raising them too much.

« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2013, 11:41 »
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I am starting to upload on Clipcanvas.

Upload is easy, their pages user friendly.

We will see, I will report.

Question for Clipcanvas "vets": Are sales recently really slow ?

THNXINADVANCE  :)

« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2013, 11:56 »
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My personal experience with them is that i didn't get many sales at all to the point where i closed my account about 2 years ago. Of course they could of gained popularity since then but i wouldn't expect many sales because they are competing with sites like clipdealer.

« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2013, 13:33 »
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I might raise the prices a bit on some clips, especially those that have already sold but I'm selling far more on Pond5 than the other sites that have higher prices, so I'm wary of raising them too much.
I use to raise 1$ each time a clip is sold and it seems to work.

« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2013, 16:41 »
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Question for Clipcanvas "vets": Are sales recently really slow ?

THNXINADVANCE  :)

Not a vet but have been there a while and based on their sales I am surprised to find out they are still in business. Sales are non existent. I stopped uploading a few months ago.

« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2013, 17:09 »
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Not really a "vet" either, I have only a small and very simple portfolio, but I have had 3 sales there over the last few months.  So no, not dead yet.  None recently though.

« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2013, 00:39 »
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Thnx to all.
I will report,
after 2 years  maybe, if  there are any sells.
 ;)


 

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