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« on: March 04, 2016, 01:06 »
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Since they had their new site/look/membership i had 0 sales. (And  use to have at least 2-3 per week) anyone else?


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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 02:01 »
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same here... but I think it is a bit early to get to conclusions.

« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 02:44 »
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Same here.. this never happened before

« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 04:26 »
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I can't see how a relatively small amount of clips that haven't sold much in the past would have much effect on sales.  Might of just been a slow week.
Edit:- Maybe the membership collection is better than I thought?  Hope we start selling clips soon.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2016, 04:52 by sharpshot »

Chichikov

« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 05:34 »
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I have not a lot of sales on Pond5.
But already 2 sales this month (1 photo, 1 video).

Like always, if you don't sale it is because they buy the work of somebody else one time your turn, one time my turn, one time somebody else turn

Nothing to be worried about that.

So the life goes

« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 07:07 »
+4
I have not a lot of sales on Pond5.
But already 2 sales this month (1 photo, 1 video).

Like always, if you don't sale it is because they buy the work of somebody else one time your turn, one time my turn, one time somebody else turn

Nothing to be worried about that.

So the life goes
Unless they buy from the membership collection where I have zero clips.  Are you not concerned about that either?

« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2016, 07:52 »
+6
I have not a lot of sales on Pond5.
But already 2 sales this month (1 photo, 1 video).

Like always, if you don't sale it is because they buy the work of somebody else one time your turn, one time my turn, one time somebody else turn

Nothing to be worried about that.

So the life goes
Unless they buy from the membership collection where I have zero clips.  Are you not concerned about that either?

This is about the most important statement that can be said of P5. Any simple mind can see that the goal is to pull buyers into that model so P5 keeps more of the money.  From a business standpoint, it's a smart move. They learned something from VB. But for the contributor, especially the ones who do not get in to that special deal, we better worry.  This model is FULLY INTENDED to do as I stated above. It's only a matter of time before we start feeling the pain....some may already be feeling it.  As that "private collection"grown, sales will shift from the main collection to the private collection and game over. It will be that one sale every four months that will be the surprise.  This industry is in such flux it's amazing.  But not amazing for us contributors.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2016, 07:54 by Mantis »

Chichikov

« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2016, 08:46 »
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I have not a lot of sales on Pond5.
But already 2 sales this month (1 photo, 1 video).

Like always, if you don't sale it is because they buy the work of somebody else one time your turn, one time my turn, one time somebody else turn

Nothing to be worried about that.

So the life goes
Unless they buy from the membership collection where I have zero clips.  Are you not concerned about that either?

Well, I think that the membership collection is something too much new to have any real effect already.
But I have no real arguments to say it (or the contrary of it), have you?

« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2016, 10:13 »
+3
I'm usually selling 12 - 15 videos monthly, and now no sales at all :(
Hope this this will change or I am deleting my library from pond

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2016, 10:41 »
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I'm usually selling 12 - 15 videos monthly, and now no sales at all :(
Hope this this will change or I am deleting my library from pond

Same here. I have several clips in the new 'subscription' category. But as far as regular sales go this is looking like my worst month in many years.

« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2016, 10:56 »
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Weird times...

I'm afraid it will break on us like Clipcanvas, Revostock, Istock, etc...

« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2016, 12:02 »
0
Sold my first clip of the month but its of such a rare subject that its the only clip when I search for it.

« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2016, 17:20 »
+2
bad month for me either past month I had three times the earning I do have this month crazyyyyyyt


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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2016, 20:25 »
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I have not a lot of sales on Pond5.
But already 2 sales this month (1 photo, 1 video).

Like always, if you don't sale it is because they buy the work of somebody else one time your turn, one time my turn, one time somebody else turn

Nothing to be worried about that.

So the life goes

Unless they buy from the membership collection where I have zero clips.  Are you not concerned about that either?


This is about the most important statement that can be said of P5. Any simple mind can see that the goal is to pull buyers into that model so P5 keeps more of the money.  From a business standpoint, it's a smart move. They learned something from VB. But for the contributor, especially the ones who do not get in to that special deal, we better worry.  This model is FULLY INTENDED to do as I stated above. It's only a matter of time before we start feeling the pain....some may already be feeling it.  As that "private collection"grown, sales will shift from the main collection to the private collection and game over. It will be that one sale every four months that will be the surprise.  This industry is in such flux it's amazing.  But not amazing for us contributors.


Yes simple minds, I never would have thought of that on my own.

Isn't this the same as the Bigstock deal that everybody was upset about? But Pond5 is a popular site so they get a free pass. It's going to hurt, it's going to cut into you r earnings. Stop trying to find excuses why it's not going to hurt income.

http://www.microstockgroup.com/bigstock-com/bigstock-video/

Agencies will pay up front, flat fee, own their own content. Video, photo, graphics. This is the future. Remember when people wondered what the next cut would be? Can't cut commissions, so why not divert sales to the home collection.


Oh I guess I did. You're right Mantis. House sales, designed to divert the contributors commissions.


« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2016, 21:24 »
0
I have not a lot of sales on Pond5.
But already 2 sales this month (1 photo, 1 video).

Like always, if you don't sale it is because they buy the work of somebody else one time your turn, one time my turn, one time somebody else turn

Nothing to be worried about that.

So the life goes

Unless they buy from the membership collection where I have zero clips.  Are you not concerned about that either?


This is about the most important statement that can be said of P5. Any simple mind can see that the goal is to pull buyers into that model so P5 keeps more of the money.  From a business standpoint, it's a smart move. They learned something from VB. But for the contributor, especially the ones who do not get in to that special deal, we better worry.  This model is FULLY INTENDED to do as I stated above. It's only a matter of time before we start feeling the pain....some may already be feeling it.  As that "private collection"grown, sales will shift from the main collection to the private collection and game over. It will be that one sale every four months that will be the surprise.  This industry is in such flux it's amazing.  But not amazing for us contributors.


Yes simple minds, I never would have thought of that on my own.

Isn't this the same as the Bigstock deal that everybody was upset about? But Pond5 is a popular site so they get a free pass. It's going to hurt, it's going to cut into you r earnings. Stop trying to find excuses why it's not going to hurt income.

http://www.microstockgroup.com/bigstock-com/bigstock-video/

Agencies will pay up front, flat fee, own their own content. Video, photo, graphics. This is the future. Remember when people wondered what the next cut would be? Can't cut commissions, so why not divert sales to the home collection.


Oh I guess I did. You're right Mantis. House sales, designed to divert the contributors commissions.


 ;)

« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2016, 22:20 »
+3
Wait for three months before making conclusions. My sales slow but still happening this month.

« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2016, 05:16 »
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Wait for three months before making conclusions. My sales slow but still happening this month.

I agree on 3 months wait for conclusions ...
although we have been waiting for them long 10 years to establish basics, that's why no much trust there.  :-\


 

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