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« on: December 11, 2015, 09:10 »
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Yes, you read right, I have close to 1000 images at pond5 but no sales (well almost, I made 10$ in 2 years). I produce illustrations and my images sell pretty satisfactory on other agencies.

I was gradually going down with my prices in hope to get some sales but right now I'm at 7,50$ per image and still no sales.
I feel if I go lower I might as well give extended licenses for free.

What am I doing wrong? Now I'm thinking in opposite direction to drastically increase my prices to about 45$ and see if that shakes things up. Also, after some analysis I drastically changed my keywording strategy in my last batch (not approved yet), but I feel like I'm still poking in the dark.

Anyone out there making any money with illustrations at pond5, or is that a place to sell videos only?


« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2015, 10:31 »
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They sell very few images at the moment, hope that changes but there's not much you can do to boost image sales.  I found one solution, turn illustrations in to video clips.  Sold this one 6 times now http://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/8681661/bright-colorful-fractal-spiral-swirl-loop.html#1

ACS

« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2015, 11:07 »
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It is not the price, it is the type of the content. My experience is not very different than yours with still images in P5.


They sell very few images at the moment, hope that changes but there's not much you can do to boost image sales.  I found one solution, turn illustrations in to video clips.  Sold this one 6 times now http://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/8681661/bright-colorful-fractal-spiral-swirl-loop.html#1


May I ask, which program are you using to make animations? I have also some illustrations 😉

Benozaur

« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2015, 12:03 »
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Yes, you read right, I have close to 1000 images at pond5 but no sales (well almost, I made 10$ in 2 years). I produce illustrations and my images sell pretty satisfactory on other agencies.

I was gradually going down with my prices in hope to get some sales but right now I'm at 7,50$ per image and still no sales.
I feel if I go lower I might as well give extended licenses for free.

What am I doing wrong? Now I'm thinking in opposite direction to drastically increase my prices to about 45$ and see if that shakes things up. Also, after some analysis I drastically changed my keywording strategy in my last batch (not approved yet), but I feel like I'm still poking in the dark.

Anyone out there making any money with illustrations at pond5, or is that a place to sell videos only?

Do you mind sharing a link to your portfolio on Pond so we can have a look at your keywords, titles etc...
Its hard to identify the problem if we can't see what you are talking about.
Indeed 1000 images with no sales seems odd.

« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2015, 12:21 »
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It is not the price, it is the type of the content. My experience is not very different than yours with still images in P5.


They sell very few images at the moment, hope that changes but there's not much you can do to boost image sales.  I found one solution, turn illustrations in to video clips.  Sold this one 6 times now http://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/8681661/bright-colorful-fractal-spiral-swirl-loop.html#1


May I ask, which program are you using to make animations? I have also some illustrations 😉
I use virtualdub  http://www.virtualdub.org/ and the motion filter from here http://lags.leetcode.net/filters.html

« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2015, 15:06 »
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I have several thousand images on pond and sell a few each month

I price between $5 and $12 but haven't seen any real difference

« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2015, 20:44 »
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It is not the price, it is the type of the content. My experience is not very different than yours with still images in P5.

They sell very few images at the moment, hope that changes but there's not much you can do to boost image sales.  I found one solution, turn illustrations in to video clips.  Sold this one 6 times now http://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/8681661/bright-colorful-fractal-spiral-swirl-loop.html#1


May I ask, which program are you using to make animations? I have also some illustrations 😉
I use virtualdub  http://www.virtualdub.org/ and the motion filter from here http://lags.leetcode.net/filters.html


Wow, that's a surprisingly awesome idea!
I have a few abstract illustrations which may be worth processing like this.
Here is a (poorly watermarked) example:

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2015, 22:45 »
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1,000 isn't enough to make more on P5 in my opinion. I have over 5,000 there and I get a few decent sales each month. But it is surprisingly low. Like the other member said, they seem to do better with video sales. I need to try sending them my video too.  8)

Yes, you read right, I have close to 1000 images at pond5 but no sales (well almost, I made 10$ in 2 years). I produce illustrations and my images sell pretty satisfactory on other agencies.

I was gradually going down with my prices in hope to get some sales but right now I'm at 7,50$ per image and still no sales.
I feel if I go lower I might as well give extended licenses for free.

What am I doing wrong? Now I'm thinking in opposite direction to drastically increase my prices to about 45$ and see if that shakes things up. Also, after some analysis I drastically changed my keywording strategy in my last batch (not approved yet), but I feel like I'm still poking in the dark.

Anyone out there making any money with illustrations at pond5, or is that a place to sell videos only?

« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2015, 05:35 »
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I price my images at $25 each and it works for me. I get a payout with exactly two sales that way, so I actually get a payout quite often.

Yes, Pond5 keeps telling me that I am pricing my images too high. I keep replying "is this still a set-your-own-price website?" and they leave me alone.

« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2015, 06:26 »
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I price my images at $25 each and it works for me. I get a payout with exactly two sales that way, so I actually get a payout quite often.

Yes, Pond5 keeps telling me that I am pricing my images too high. I keep replying "is this still a set-your-own-price website?" and they leave me alone.

love the spirit!


 

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