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« on: July 27, 2017, 03:27 »
Hello everyone!
I need some critics for my portfolio:https://www.pond5.com/ru/artist/nykleys
I'm new at videomaking)))
« Last Edit: July 27, 2017, 03:37 by nastya »

« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 03:03 »
I'm not a great expert bu the first thing that I notice is that many shots would benefit some stabilization.

Image quality is good but some not very fluid movements are distracting

« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 06:06 »
To low prices!

$25 is psychological. Buyer thinks clips are low quality.

« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 06:11 »
Ive tried plenty of different prices and right now my clips are
Premium 4k $250, HD $100
Standard 4k $180, HD $80
I sell about 10 clips a month on Pond5

« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 06:14 »
Ive tried plenty of different prices and right now my clips are
Premium 4k $250, HD $100
Standard 4k $180, HD $80
I sell about 10 clips a month on Pond5

How many clips do you have? What percentage of your clips do you sell each month? That's what's interesting to know.

« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 09:09 »
3000 and I sell 30-50 clips every month.

Since pond5 is the only one I can set the price.
That's the only one I've experimented with.

I've tried all prices between $50-150 HD and $100 - 250 on 4k. (3 month periods)
I count a sales views ratio.
I get a sale every 30 views.
That dosen't change, if the price is between $50-80 Hd or $160-180 4k.
After those levels the ratio goes to 1 sale of 50 views and that makes less money for me.
Then there's few clips that even sell on $100 Hd and $250 4k.
My porfolio is very average.
Mostly useful areals and time lapses
I can easyly se someone more talented having better ratio than me.
I just hope people read this and understand that low prices won't make them more money.

« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2017, 09:20 »
30-50 total you mean? But 10 at Pond5?

10 out of 3,000 is 0.3% of your clips each month.

On a cheap site I sell between 30-40% of my clips each month (P5 stats are MUCH lower).

On Shutterstock I sell about 1.5-2% of my clips each month. Since the prices aren't 20 times higher there I make more money on the cheaper site.


This is all very complicated, and can have a lot more to do with the competition and search visibility on each site, than the actual price.

On the other hand, why are 90% of all Shutterstock sales discounted sales? That tells me buyers DO care about price, and they would much rather pay $49 or $59 than $79 for a clip.


If you have been at P5 for many years, and your clips pop up in search all the time, you can price a bit higher. The ones who sell the most at Pond5, however, have their clips priced between $40-80.

If you're a new player, setting a high price at Pond5 could be an advantage, since only a very specific search would result in your clip being found, regardless of the price.

If you upload a NYC skyline clip today it doesn't matter if it's priced at $25 or $2,500. No one will find it anyway, unless they are looking for a very specific angle, date, movement, or resolution.


So maybe the right strategy for Pond5 is in fact to price high, since you won't sell more with lower prices anyway because of the sheer amount of clips you're competing against. This isn't optimal for all sites though, and is more a result of the extremely bad averages sellers at Pond5 seem to get. Even top sellers don't seem to sell THAT many clips when you take into account their 30,000 clip portfolios...
« Last Edit: July 28, 2017, 09:34 by increasingdifficulty »


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