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« on: September 18, 2017, 03:35 »
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Hi,

i am just wondering where do you sell your videos? What are good places for selling? I am in microstock for about 2 years now, and have portfolio of ~400 clips. Not that much for 2 years in this, but time is huge resource here. This is side income for me (which i want to expand but in the right places).

So, i have tried:


Are 2-3 on SS and P5 each for a month small amount of sales for ~400 clips?

With VB and ME i get me good return if they sell, but i don't want to waste time with ME for example if it will not sell. I do have batches of ~15GB to upload on 4Mbps, and i have tons of video to prepare for stock. Just looking for the right way to direct energy and time spent on this.
I earn my living by filming with drones, so bulk of my portfolio are aerial shots.

Feel free to comment portfolio as well :)







« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 04:02 »
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Are 2-3 on SS and P5 each for a month small amount of sales for ~400 clips?

The impossible question that always lives on.  :D

400 New York, LA, London, Rio and Alaskan mountains helicopter aerials shot on a RED can probably yield 400 sales on each site per month.

400 average landscapes and snapshot type clips that aren't too exciting will probably yield 0-10.

You're already selling at the big sites that are worth it and have consistent sales, but content and/or keywording might need improvement.

There is also Dissolve, but I don't know how they are doing these days as I haven't used them myself.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2017, 04:28 by increasingdifficulty »

« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 08:05 »
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Revostock?

« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 09:59 »
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 04:02 »
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Thank you for sharing.
I'm selling in Pond 5 from few years ago. There I uploaded about 400 videos.
For about six months ago I decided to try my luck in Videoblocks (recently with a new name Storyblocks), Motion Elements, Shutterstock, Canstockphoto, Pixta, and Clipcanvas.
During these 6 months I have 8 sold videos via Pond5 and 1 via Videoblocks.
I'm still not ready to compare, because it went a long enough period of time. But I've already started to build my opinion about these sites.
 Unfortunately Videoblocks and Shutterstock not suported statistics and I do not know if there is interest  to my videos.
 Please tell us more about Clipcanvas. When did you use it? When you quit? For now they are  making changes and having a lot of bugs, but if that's be fix, it might be a good site.  They have good stats and this is important to me.

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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 04:32 »
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I can't see ClipCanvas being around for much longer. I had one sale in 2010, two in 2011, one in 2012 and one in 2013. Nothing since. That's five sales in seven years.

Compare that to between 7 and 19 sales per month on Pond5, and between 2 and 10 sales per month on Videoblocks. By my reasoning, that makes Pond5 218 times better than ClipCanvas. For me, anyway.

« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 16:28 »
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7-19 at P5, good for you :)

I started ClipCanvas maybe 2 years ago, and stopped year+ ago because of 0 sales, and at that moment they had some problem with uploading files. There i have only clip previews, and 0 sales.

My opinion is that CC is not really good agency.   

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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2017, 20:22 »
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I got that wrong... 7 and 16 it should be, not 7 and 19. Sorry! But still, quite happy with that, and this month is one of those months with 16.

« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2017, 02:03 »
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I got that wrong... 7 and 16 it should be, not 7 and 19. Sorry! But still, quite happy with that, and this month is one of those months with 16.

I'm looking at different types of statistics, and just out of curiosity, how many $ per VIEW (monthly) is that approximately? Or sales # per view?
« Last Edit: September 30, 2017, 02:21 by increasingdifficulty »

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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2017, 03:36 »
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Blimey... is there an easy way to work that out without whipping out the calculator?! I'll do my top five for you, not sure how to do the overall average without a lot of calculations!

$7.66 per view
$6.97 per view
$4.37 per view
$3.59 per view
$3.14 per view

There could be some a bit higher in my portfolio, it's hard to know which ones are best until you work them out (unless there's some search thing I'm not aware of).

That's in total by the way, since the beginning of time. I've no idea how I'd find out the monthly stats. But then again... if it's $5.00 per view in total (lets say 10 sales at $50 each, over 10 months with 100 views) then it's not all that crazy to assume that on a monthly basis it would be... 1 sales of $50, over 1 month with 10 views. 

And the numbers above appear to be total sale price... so half them for commission.



« Last Edit: September 30, 2017, 03:41 by SpaceStockFootage »

« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2017, 06:22 »
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Haha, thanks, I didn't mean for you to do a bunch of heavy calculations, just look at the Pond5 Dashboard - Statistics. Period - All time.

That's the quick way to get the monthly average for ALL clips, which is what I'm looking at now.  :D

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« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2017, 07:27 »
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I'll look into that. In the pub at the moment.

« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2017, 07:40 »
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Drink responsibly. And have a beer for the rest of us.  ;)

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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2017, 11:24 »
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Found it! For all time...

Total item views: 11149
Total artist page views: 477
Total downloads: 502
Average sale per view... 0.045
Average sale value per view... $0.65

Although one thing to note: I didn't realise I had one of my clips set as a freebie for quite some time, so it was getting thousands of views which is probably skewing the figures slightly. Bit better for last month though...

Total item views: 142
Total artist page views: 9
Total downloads: 16
Average sale per view... 0.112
Average sale value per view... $2.74


« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2017, 08:10 »
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Thanks, makes more sense, and more like my stats.

I find that views are generally very low on Pond5, but sales to views higher than some other places.

« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2017, 15:28 »
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Thanks, makes more sense, and more like my stats.

I find that views are generally very low on Pond5, but sales to views higher than some other places.
Yes, sales/view ratio on P5 is much higher than in FT (and anyway views in FT don't include people logging on from Adobe, so are very erratic).
But they are the only two agencies publishing views. IMO it would be very interesting to know about view in SS

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