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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2015, 11:47 »
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As far as i know vimeo doesnt sell clips.It sells films,documentaries etc,meaning complete works.It offers subscriptions,rentals and purchases,similar to  a netfilx model,but not stock video unless i've missed some announcement.
Which is impropable because the usual internetic "suspects" would be jumping up and down with joy by now.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 14:43 by gcrook »


« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2015, 17:14 »
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How about Vimeo? They state that as a contributor with Vimeo Pro ($199/year), one keeps 90% of the proceeds.
$200 a year, if they could sell like SS or p5 is very little. It would be taken care of in even the slowest month. But can they sell like P5 or SS? My guess is it's not for clip content.

Correct. I was doing some Google surfing today on that and it is mostly short films, creative pieces etc, not really stock per se.

Here's a 30 second clip, but not the kind of stuff I upload. I typed in "garage" as my keyword.



Here's one you can purchase for $3.99 https://vimeo.com/ondemand/worldtheta

Agree that Vimeo probably isn't good for stock.

« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2015, 09:29 »
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For me sales at SS are getting better every month. I don't know what's going on with P5, they used to be on par with SS, but SS now sells about 3 times more (in $$) on average.

« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2015, 10:10 »
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For me sales at SS are getting better every month. I don't know what's going on with P5, they used to be on par with SS, but SS now sells about 3 times more (in $$) on average.

I agree about P5. I was getting 5-7 video sales a month and I am lucky if I get two. However, the one thing I did do of late is increase my prices on my new uploads to industry level ($79 HD and $199 4K) and that's about when my sales started to slide. Probably coincidence as I just sold a hd clip for $90. One thing is certain, my frequency of sales has dropped there.

KB

« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2015, 13:53 »
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Same here. I can guess only that SS is taking a larger and larger piece of the pie. That's not good for anyone (well, other than SS).

« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2015, 14:44 »
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I wonder if it's because a 199 is next to a 10 on P5?  I've started animation and I want all my stuff industry standard, here's hoping it works 😊


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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2015, 17:18 »
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SS is also best seller for me. I'm not sure it is a question of prices, I think the main reason is the user experience of the site. When I'm looking for some clips to buy, I found much easier to find solutions in SS and in IS. Then I can decide to go and look for the same clips in P5, if I really want to buy from that site. When my research start from P5 I see a less curated result and a less clean presentation. So sometimes it can be easier to buy everything directly from SS. This is my buyer point of view, as a contributor I respect very much the 50% rule of P5 but I get more money from SS

« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2015, 17:35 »
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Until august I was selling in P5 about 2 or 3 clips a month. No sales in september. But in August I started to sell those 2 or 3 in SS. I look also the view stats at P5 and I had almost no new views or clip on bins. For test purposes i changed the price of some clips to just 10 dollars and still no sales and no new views at those clips. On january 2016 i will start to upload only in one or two marketplaces where prices are good for me and there are some sales.

« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2015, 17:40 »
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Very interesting 1. The buyers point of view of the sites as well as the P5 experience.


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« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2015, 02:13 »
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P5 is still no 1 for me, I have some unique HD shots with good Pricing (200-500$) that sells good, SS will never beat that for me

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« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2015, 08:25 »
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Pond5 is #1 by far for me but Videoblocks is catching up.  I have decided to pick three main sites for selling my unique content and that gives buyers some choice when it comes to price but also gives me some security as things change from time to time, Pond5 and Videoblocks are red hot right now and SS is dead but a month from now that can change.   Working 24/7 on getting all of my content up on the three sites, pond5 has the biggest lot of it now.

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« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2015, 03:47 »
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It really depends what are you selling, if illustration, photos or video. For statistics I am using my spreadsheet, it's free for download http://microstocktools.com/excel-statistics-microstock/, feel free to use it if you like it. Based on this, in this year

Shutterstock: 45,39 % of income
iStock: 16,73 %
Fotolia: 15,44 %
Rest of microstocks I am using is between 3-5,6 %

« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2015, 02:49 »
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funny how you serious producers with spreadsheet calculators an percentage bla bla are still considering shutterstock a good agency for video. They may sale a large volume but the profit/downloads is on the low end. P5 and Videoblocks are in my top.

« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2015, 03:25 »
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funny how you serious producers with spreadsheet calculators an percentage bla bla are still considering shutterstock a good agency for video. They may sale a large volume but the profit/downloads is on the low end. P5 and Videoblocks are in my top.

And let's not forget the fact that Videoblocks launched its marketplace in spring of 2015. So their success is massive!

« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2015, 04:04 »
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funny how you serious producers with spreadsheet calculators an percentage bla bla are still considering shutterstock a good agency for video. They may sale a large volume but the profit/downloads is on the low end. P5 and Videoblocks are in my top.

And let's not forget the fact that Videoblocks launched its marketplace in spring of 2015. So their success is massive!

Indeed, still there is a big "IF" in the middle. Videoblocks has two faces. on one hand the royalties are good but with them publishing free footages means that one specific subject will never produce money for us.


 

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