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« on: June 02, 2020, 23:00 »
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Hi, is there anyone upload your RF footage on youtube, and put the link in the description if someone is interested to purchase? I'm thinking is it worth to do that? anyone experience on it? Just wonder if i put the link in description, i should put my pond5 link, or my own email so that buyer can straight away buy from me? Any suggestion?


« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 07:46 »
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I did.

just an FYI, lots of views but watch time is too low for youtube monetization

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 10:33 »
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I did.

just an FYI, lots of views but watch time is too low for youtube monetization

Youtube monetization is not the goal of course ;)

I did it too, but I noticed Youtube is not the right place to promote my work. I got some views on the more popular subjects but I also received a lot of dislikes from people thinking 'royalty-free' means 'free' and claimed how I was misleading them because they had to pay to use my videos.
Actual buyers won't shop around via Youtube anyway, so it was a lot of wasted time for me.

« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 10:48 »
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it's useless at least you want to bring in more contributors...buyers don't shop on youtube...

« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 23:01 »
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I did it too, but I noticed Youtube is not the right place to promote my work. I got some views on the more popular subjects but I also received a lot of dislikes from people thinking 'royalty-free' means 'free' and claimed how I was misleading them because they had to pay to use my videos.

Sometimes you have to laugh at uneducated people.

Actual buyers won't shop around via Youtube anyway, so it was a lot of wasted time for me.

Another stock photographer I know uploaded some of her stock videos to youtube and included the names of the agencies where the individual clips could be found. Now it could be a coincidence but some of those same clips later sold.

« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2020, 09:35 »
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I was thinking of doing the same thing myself with youtube and state that the same footage could be purchased through P5, AS etc. Though recently, I had a change of plan. With stock agencies becoming more greedy in general, I thought I'd put my e-mail address in there instead and allow viewers to purchase directly from me, cutting out the middle man. As we've seen recently, SS have dropped a bombshell. And at the moment, P5 seems quite respectable but how long will they stay that way? Already, they've introduced things like credit packs, reducing contributor commissions from 50% to 40% (unless we go exclusive.) Who knows how far they'll go in the future. I think sooner or later, more stock photographers will be forced to sell direct.

Incidentally, a number of years ago, a local band contacted me after seeing some footage of mine on youtube. They wanted to use it for a music video clip for one of their songs and were willing to pay me for it. It didn't go ahead unfortunately as they spent all their money on recording an album. Ive also been contacted by the BBC and an American media company after they saw some other clips of mine on youtube. Though they wanted the footage for free so that was a 'no deal.'
« Last Edit: June 10, 2020, 09:40 by dragonblade »


 

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