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Author Topic: How has Pond5 been in 2021?  (Read 7456 times)

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« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2021, 17:25 »
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As for me Pond5 Exclusive is top earner, even with much smaller portfolio, than on SS and AS

I agree with that.

I'm no longer on SS, but a few exclusive video sales on P5 add up to more than what I get for my stills on AS and DT.


« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2021, 17:27 »
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be at P5 regular collection and also being undercutted for pennies at SS or be exclusive at P5 get 60% and raise your prices accordingly if you think the clip is unique because you dont have anyone that can give it away. If you shoot creative basically there are only 4 players in town and sorry to say but Istock/getty and SS are garbage because of their ultralow prices .

There's another statement I fully agree with.

« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2021, 20:44 »
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Pond5 is dead, 460 clips and not one sale in the last two months.

« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2021, 06:58 »
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Pond5 is dead, 460 clips and not one sale in the last two months.

i wouldn't expect any regular sale with only 460 clips...

« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2021, 07:29 »
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I am at 50% of where I usually am.  In fact, every site is way down mid year compared to same period last year.  With the world economy opening back up I am surprised that I'm not at least even with last year.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2021, 18:15 by Mantis »

« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2021, 09:06 »
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Pond5 is dead, 460 clips and not one sale in the last two months.

i wouldn't expect any regular sale with only 460 clips...

Have made regular sales on Shutterstock with 50 fewer clips in the port - totaling over $130 during this period where nothing has sold on Pond5 - and that's with a slow month for video sales in June.

« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2021, 17:12 »
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Pond5 is dead, 460 clips and not one sale in the last two months.

i wouldn't expect any regular sale with only 460 clips...

Have made regular sales on Shutterstock with 50 fewer clips in the port - totaling over $130 during this period where nothing has sold on Pond5 - and that's with a slow month for video sales in June.

you can't compare number of sales of shutterstocl vs pond5....from my experience i sell 1 clip at pond5 every 5 clips at shutterstock.....it goes this way since 11 years ago..nothing changed so far for me...

« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2021, 23:23 »
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I started with a non exclusive account at P5 some time back. Despite having an extremely small port, I was surprised at the number of sales I was getting. I was quite happy. It looked like P5 had really good potential. But around the time when I opened up a separate exclusive account, everything changed. My sales dropped almost completely. From that point on, sales on my non exclusive account were extremely rare. And after waiting many months, I finally got my first sale on my exclusive account.

If I transfer all the videos from my exclusive account back to my non exclusive account, I wonder if my sales will return to where they used to be. I am actually considering doing that.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2021, 23:30 by dragonblade »

« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2021, 10:28 »
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My exclusive account has had very few sales. My non-ex account is not doing well either.

As we know, JJNeff who proposed the exclusive option to P5, is quitting doing video full-time. I feel that the exclusive option is just not a P5 thing.   

« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2021, 10:45 »
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Being 100% exclusive anywhere is a bad idea.

« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2021, 11:43 »
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two decent sales this month but that is all so far for 2021...

« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2021, 15:52 »
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I've had five video sales on P5 since spring. One a month, actually, so it began to feel like a "thing" that might continue. Time will tell about that.

I'd like to see more quantity, but even just five exclusive sales did add up to a decent return. Better  for my videos than I ever had on SS or AS before I took them exclusive with P5.

« Last Edit: September 05, 2021, 17:00 by marthamarks »

« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2021, 14:43 »
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My non exclusive sales have been better than 2019 and 20 but out of all the new uploads which are exclusive only a couple of sales in a year. I still think exclusivity is good in the long term but it will be costly while it picks up.

« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2021, 18:46 »
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I sell exclusive on P5 and after building it up for the last 2 years its starting to bring me in dollars.
Its good, but don't put all your eggs in one basket. Spread your bets.
Have a non-exclusive selection that goes across the non-exclusive portals (p5 / adobe / SS etc) then have another selection for exclusive. I typically have some of my better shots in p5 exclusive.

Essentially have two accounts at Pond5 registered under the same email: exclusive and non exclusive. You might have to message pond5 support to register it under the same email.

good luck!


 

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