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csm

« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2019, 15:01 »
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For the record, no sales since going exclusive.

But changes need time.
For a start welcome message in frontpage changed to
"Exclusive Footage. Inspiring Videos. Endless Creativity."
I dunno if it will transform to a library or subscription model.
Still too early to judge.
The "good" thing is that upload and submission times are now
cut to 1/3 after dropping the other two agencies and some more
"in depth" study on trends and how P5 works or what asks for.

You'd be better off using BlackBox if uploading time is a concern :P  1 upload - 5 agencies.

You don't even have to upload your own videos, you can also choose to just do metadata for other people travelling and shooting aerial for a 20% split of these clips, and can be a great extra business if you've got time to kill between shoots.

I'm posting my referral if you're interested: https://portal.blackbox.global/register?code=JR1SS6LT


If Pond5 wants to push exclusivity how will this affect Blackbox?

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Can someone please share a link to a REALLY good lifestyle port that has gone exclusive?
You don't have to if you don't want to, its a metaphorical question.

My point is, I just can't find any really good lifestyle portfolios that have gone exclusive.
Apart from one artist that was mentioned in the Artist Town hall meeting of course.

All I've seen so far are very mundane exclusive portfolios.

I think its the content which is most important, not whether it is exclusive or not.
I'm sure if a client sees an exclusive clip of frog spawn, for instance, they aren't going to be thinking I'm so pleased this clip is exclusive.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2019, 15:09 by csm »


wds

« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2019, 09:21 »
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If Pond5 wants to push exclusivity how will this affect Blackbox?

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Can someone please share a link to a REALLY good lifestyle port that has gone exclusive?
You don't have to if you don't want to, its a metaphorical question.

My point is, I just can't find any really good lifestyle portfolios that have gone exclusive.
Apart from one artist that was mentioned in the Artist Town hall meeting of course.

All I've seen so far are very mundane exclusive portfolios.

I think its the content which is most important, not whether it is exclusive or not.
I'm sure if a client sees an exclusive clip of frog spawn, for instance, they aren't going to be thinking I'm so pleased this clip is exclusive.
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What you say makes sense. However, the exclusivity model works (I think) for iStock. The content isn't necessarily better, just exclusive.

Noedelhap

  • www.colincramm.com

« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2019, 10:18 »
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It's been a full month of since the royalties were reduced and I'm curious as to how were your sales including exclusive sales, assuming you opted to create a new account and make some of your content exclusive.

For me it was one of my worst months at P5 for over a year and a half, very disappointing.

How have your sales been?

Normal.

It's too soon to say whether this new exclusivity program affects our sales, we need at least 6-12 months of sales data to say anything meaningful about it.

« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2019, 10:23 »
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If Pond5 wants to push exclusivity how will this affect Blackbox?

I don't see any effect at all...?  Pond5 would love for you to become exclusive, but they don't require it.  BB will simply remain non-exclusive, as far as I can tell.

« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2019, 21:23 »
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I just had a truly insulting $2.80 video sale.  No idea what package that was from but certainly nothing like 40% of any of my pricing structures.

SpaceStockFootage

  • Space, Sci-Fi and Astronomy Related Stock Footage

« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2019, 23:51 »
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No idea what package that was from but certainly nothing like 40% of any of my pricing structures.

Doesn't it say on your financials page? Item price, license type, revenue and your cut?

« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2019, 03:20 »
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Nothing to explain the price.

Its showing version HD, license LLP NLR $7 and i get $2.80.

The clip itself is set at $49 for a HD clip, $20 for web.

I cant work out where $2.80 comes from in there at all, its far lower than anything i set it to.

« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2019, 06:50 »
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LLP is a partner sale

« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2019, 09:44 »
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Most of my sales show LLP but until that all have been 50% then 40% of the set selling price.
This one is substantially lower.

« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2019, 12:33 »
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Most of my sales show LLP but until that all have been 50% then 40% of the set selling price.
This one is substantially lower.

I've had some $2.xx LLP sales, but most of them have actually been substantially higher than my Pond5 sales, sometimes more than double.

So, I suppose they can be at any level. I don't mind, as long as the majority of all sales aren't $2.xx sales. A $2 sale still brings your clip up the search rankings above all clips with 0 sales. And since the vast majority of all clips have earned $0, that's a very good thing.


 

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