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StockDaebak

« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2019, 08:53 »
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I actually stopped uploading to Pond two weeks ago and am uploading and utilizing 100% of my internet bandwidth right now for SS.  Sales are happening at SS, October was a record BME there for me but prior to that it was slow but steady so I assume October was an anomaly.

Every minute counts at this point so I am utilizing 100% of my internet bandwidth to upload to SS and should sales at pond pick up then I can resume but right now it's looking like a videoblocks scenario and not good.


StockDaebak

« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2019, 09:03 »
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Envato Elements is taking us all out of business.
Believe it or not, it has already happened.

Maybe, that and others and the economy slowing down rapidly in general, it all adds up and it's not good in any sector right now.

Pond hired this growth hacker and I think we know who it is and that seems to be their obsession now, growth growth growth and growth hacking is a world of it's own, you can search it up on Google and Youtube and your head will spin trying to understand them explain the metrics and all.

As for our revenue, no so much growth, maybe negative growth.

I think the problem many of us had was we are so used to slowdowns and slumps in sales over the years and then there is a bounce and a bigger bounce come the fall season and so come April 2019 we sure felt the sharp drop but waited for the bounce, it didn't come and the fall sales boom didn't come and now we have a problem, I bet there aren't too many contributors with enough cash stashed away to last another year at this rate.

Worst part is we are just on the cusp of the next global recession, I am looking for something different and something more recession resistant for my next venture.




« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2019, 09:32 »
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If someone can explain to me why any of 55 nearly identical similars of a doppler radar station with blown out highlights that anyone could replicate in an hour with better quality would be worth $200 I'm all ears! :)

I find that most people with huge portfolios (20-30k) complaining about 0 sales actually only have around 1,000 different clips, and maybe 100-200 usable...

« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2019, 12:11 »
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My last sale on Pond5 was way back in January :( I now sell most of my video content through Shutterstock and a little bit through Adobe.

StockDaebak

« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2019, 13:24 »
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My last sale on Pond5 was way back in January :( I now sell most of my video content through Shutterstock and a little bit through Adobe.

January?, that's not good, for me and maybe others it seems to be around springtime that it slowed or stopped.

Seems that almost everyone experienced the same thing over there.

Things sure didn't pick up this fall which wasn't good either.

Didn't see this one coming at all because things where so good before.

« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2019, 16:12 »
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Pond5 is a low earner for me...about 100/150 $/month
But it's slowly increasing, so i have some hope.
Time will tell...

StockDaebak

« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2019, 21:56 »
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Pond5 is a low earner for me...about 100/150 $/month
But it's slowly increasing, so i have some hope.
Time will tell...

Increasing is good, any sign of sales is good.! great news it's increasing for you.

Who knows, maybe we have reached the era in which only high end sells and everything less is basically free or nearly free.

« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2019, 00:11 »
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P5 is alright for me. Lower sales in number than SS but higher net/file so I am satisfied with them. Those that complain and have their clips in places like Istock Envato Elements Storyblocks etc should really be quiet because those sites are an important contributor to the erosion of well paying sites.

« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2019, 06:07 »
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P5 is alright for me. Lower sales in number than SS but higher net/file so I am satisfied with them. Those that complain and have their clips in places like Istock Envato Elements Storyblocks etc should really be quiet because those sites are an important contributor to the erosion of well paying sites.

P5 income - year to date is 28% below last year.  FYI:  I removed my video port from istock and storyblocks.  Never placed videos at Evanto due to low pricing.

« Last Edit: October 30, 2019, 06:24 by trek »

« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2019, 07:34 »
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P5 income - year to date is 28% below last year.  FYI:  I removed my video port from istock and storyblocks.  Never placed videos at Evanto due to low pricing.

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U r wrong , i can set my own prices to Envatomarket (Videohive) :) but i never sold a regular clip just animations.

« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2019, 10:23 »
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P5 income - year to date is 28% below last year.  FYI:  I removed my video port from istock and storyblocks.  Never placed videos at Evanto due to low pricing.


U r wrong , i can set my own prices to Envatomarket (Videohive) :) but i never sold a regular clip just animations.
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Your right.  They didn't used to let contributors set video prices but it seems you can now.  However my experience as a Photodune contributor ended poorly.  I will not resume contributing to Evanto. 

StockDaebak

« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2019, 19:48 »
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This.....probably one of the best videos on the current state of stock video I've seen recently, totally unbiased and will give you something to think about and for us it's not looking like good news unfortunately just as was the case for artists and music streaming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyIhIoQv9rQ

« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2019, 13:54 »
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Oct 2019 was the worst month at P5 since Feb 2016 despite constant upload. I have constant income increase at SS and AS, even at IS where I do not upload from years. This is sad and I'm afraid P5 will end this same way.

« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2019, 13:59 »
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Odd that "StockDaebak" seems to have left us.

csm

« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2019, 17:04 »
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Whos still actively submitting to P5?
Or are you waiting hoping the storm passes soon before submitting more?

It feels hard but Im tempted to take some time out to see what happens next.
I was promoting my work on Twitter and Instagram everyday recently linking back to P5, that resulted in not one extra sale.

I look at the new Marquee collections, it looks to me like it was put together from a very small pool of contributors.
Some of the clips arent that impressive, I can only presume they were there because they were exclusive not because they were any good, Ive seen better clips that were non exclusive.

It looked like many of the contributors are film makers, who have done one or two shoots and submitted everything as exclusive.

I cant help but wonder if they would be regular stock submitters in the future?
How many would be submitting clips a year from now?
They also looked to me of a different style to a lot of the top non exclusive stock footage creators and I wonder how well the clips will sell.
I saw a tweet recently retweeted by P5 by a new exclusive contributor, they only had 10 clips in their portfolio. How long and how often will they be submitting for I wondered.

Only time will tell...
A lot of unintended consequences will arise from all this

« Reply #40 on: November 03, 2019, 01:12 »
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kinda joking:

"One Portfolio, under P5, Exclusive, with Licensing and Pricing options for all!"

:P

« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2019, 03:56 »
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I was Pond5 fan, but now I am disappinted.
They changed since April. And it is not only about lowering commission rate and exclusivity. I had good and regular sales. Some months P5 earning were better than SS. Now I have two accounts (old one and exclusive), both are almost dead.


 

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