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« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2023, 06:16 »
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Pond5 gone dead for me. Last sale was on 7 April.

Anyone else see a drop off in sales?
My pond5 this year gives a lot more income than in previous years.


Brasilnut

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« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2023, 06:26 »
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Published a quite comprehensive analysis on my stock footage sales/volumes since 2019, together with 3 other veteran contributors. Results aren't pretty overall, volumes staying the same while prices have dropped considerably.

Full results in the report.

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2023/04/30/april-2023-brutally-honest-earnings-report/

« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2023, 19:43 »
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Over 30 days now without one sale. This is a first in a very long time. Looks like Shutterstock's controlled Pond5 is now in death throes.

Annie2022

« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2023, 21:34 »
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Over 30 days now without one sale. This is a first in a very long time. Looks like Shutterstock's controlled Pond5 is now in death throes.

Yeah, I had 4 sales in April followed by those Dataset and Partner earnings - and then nothing !  Maybe it was those dataset earnings that were the kiss of death???

« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2023, 21:50 »
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Over 30 days now without one sale. This is a first in a very long time. Looks like Shutterstock's controlled Pond5 is now in death throes.

Yeah, I had 4 sales in April followed by those Dataset and Partner earnings - and then nothing !  Maybe it was those dataset earnings that were the kiss of death???

Exactly what happened to me too Annie. Interesting you have had the same result I have. 👍

« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2023, 01:40 »
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Pond5 is a stock of ups and downs. Everything is fine.

« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2023, 08:46 »
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Here is the frequency of my P5 sales for this year, on a daily basis (small port of about 380 clips and 1100 photos; excluding datasets)

« Reply #32 on: May 10, 2023, 16:22 »
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How do you get rid of the competition?  You buy it.  In this case for a measly 160 mil. 

« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2023, 23:17 »
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Over 30 days now without one sale. This is a first in a very long time. Looks like Shutterstock's controlled Pond5 is now in death throes.

Yeah, I had 4 sales in April followed by those Dataset and Partner earnings - and then nothing !  Maybe it was those dataset earnings that were the kiss of death???

Annie, have you any sales since?

I am now full zero sales across more than a month now the dataset earnings have moved off the timeline chart. This is the worst I've seen Pond 5 in months, probably even a couple of years when my port was so much smaller. This is the reason why I would never go exclusive anywhere, especially Pond5. 

ETA finally a sale come in today with a commission of $21.60. It's a long time between sales though.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2023, 21:47 by Pacesetter »

Annie2022

« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2023, 18:15 »
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Over 30 days now without one sale. This is a first in a very long time. Looks like Shutterstock's controlled Pond5 is now in death throes.

Yeah, I had 4 sales in April followed by those Dataset and Partner earnings - and then nothing !  Maybe it was those dataset earnings that were the kiss of death???

Annie, have you any sales since?

I am now full zero sales across more than a month now the dataset earnings have moved off the timeline chart. This is the worst I've seen Pond 5 in months, probably even a couple of years when my port was so much smaller. This is the reason why I would never go exclusive anywhere, especially Pond5. 

ETA finally a sale come in today with a commission of $21.60. It's a long time between sales though.

Wow, that's terrible, Pace. What with all your beautiful establishing shots clips. No, I haven't, but I don't have those type of clips that you have. Mine are doing ok on Adobe and SS. Selling quite a few greenscreens at the moment on AS, and some aerials on SS are getting decent prices. 

« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2023, 22:51 »
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anyone got the Pond 5 subscription sales ?

« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2023, 07:24 »
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Unrelated to POND5 but I receive 0.5 sales per year on average with Canstock :-) The larger angencies with the same images im 0.5 sales per hour

« Reply #37 on: May 16, 2023, 08:15 »
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I miss the good old days where I would receive an email from P5 saying I had made a sale, and I didn't even need to look at it because I automatically knew the commission would be 50% of the price of the video.

Yesterday I received a commission of $2.80  :'(

« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2023, 03:52 »
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 I'm reaching out because I recently joined Pond 5 as a contributor, and I could use some advice. Despite having 900 videos in my portfolio, I haven't made any sales yet. It's been a bit discouraging, to be honest.
If you have any suggestions or tips on improving my chances of making sales on Pond 5, I would greatly appreciate it. Perhaps you've been in a similar situation before and found some strategies that worked for you. Any insights you can offer would be invaluable to me.
Here is my portfolio : newbielink:https://www.pond5.com/artist/just_necessary [nonactive]
« Last Edit: May 31, 2023, 03:57 by baihocvien »

« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2023, 08:05 »
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I'm reaching out because I recently joined Pond 5 as a contributor, and I could use some advice. Despite having 900 videos in my portfolio, I haven't made any sales yet.

I have a significantly smaller video port compared to yours and when I first started in P5, it took me ages to get my first sale. May have been a few months but I can't recall. When I got my first sale, other sales started occurring not too long after. Another P5 contributor said their experiences were pretty much the same when they started. A very long wait for that first sale and then the flood gates are open. There were even instances when I would get a sale and then about a week later, I would get another sale.

Unfortunately later on, something happened. Something changed. Sales seem to have dried up. It's extremely rare when I get any sales from P5 these days. And it looks like other contributors are having similar experiences.

« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2023, 08:23 »
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I'm reaching out because I recently joined Pond 5 as a contributor, and I could use some advice. Despite having 900 videos in my portfolio, I haven't made any sales yet. It's been a bit discouraging, to be honest.
If you have any suggestions or tips on improving my chances of making sales on Pond 5, I would greatly appreciate it. Perhaps you've been in a similar situation before and found some strategies that worked for you. Any insights you can offer would be invaluable to me.
Here is my portfolio : https://www.pond5.com/artist/just_necessary
1. There will be very few sales on such a portfolio. Although Venice is promising, it will take a year or more to wait for sales.
2. Video amateur.
3. Buy a tripod and a gimbal, everything is not stable in your frame.
4. Venice is all editorial, and editorial is rarely bought. Understand that stocks are work, you dont need to shoot only the editorial. Or you need post-processing, to blur trademarks, people's faces.
5. Before you shoot something, look at the same Pond5 to see how others have similar shots. Sorting by popular will show you the videos that get the most buys.
6. As a start, it will do. Other sites may have more sales.
7. In your case, 900 videos is about nothing. Bring your portfolio to at least 6,000 videos.
8. Your videos don't have enough tags, add up to 50.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2023, 08:32 by stoker2014 »

« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2023, 12:18 »
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Venice is all editorial, and editorial is rarely bought.

Roughly about half of my videdo sales are editorial. Actually, my best selling video on P5 happens to be editorial.

Buy a tripod and a gimbal, everything is not stable in your frame.

Agreed. I see way too many shaky hand held videos in this port. And those pans need lots of improvement.

« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2023, 12:57 »
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My Pond5 revenue is way down as well.
The first 6 months of 2023 brought me only 28% of the P5 total income last year 2022.

« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2023, 16:08 »
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The first 6 months of 2023 brought me only 28% of the P5 total income last year 2022.
Same here - first 6 months are at 24.57% of total income in 2022.

« Reply #44 on: July 21, 2023, 11:11 »
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I'm reaching out because I recently joined Pond 5 as a contributor, and I could use some advice. Despite having 900 videos in my portfolio, I haven't made any sales yet. It's been a bit discouraging, to be honest.
If you have any suggestions or tips on improving my chances of making sales on Pond 5, I would greatly appreciate it. Perhaps you've been in a similar situation before and found some strategies that worked for you. Any insights you can offer would be invaluable to me.
Here is my portfolio : https://www.pond5.com/artist/just_necessary
1. There will be very few sales on such a portfolio. Although Venice is promising, it will take a year or more to wait for sales.
2. Video amateur.
3. Buy a tripod and a gimbal, everything is not stable in your frame.
4. Venice is all editorial, and editorial is rarely bought. Understand that stocks are work, you dont need to shoot only the editorial. Or you need post-processing, to blur trademarks, people's faces.
5. Before you shoot something, look at the same Pond5 to see how others have similar shots. Sorting by popular will show you the videos that get the most buys.
6. As a start, it will do. Other sites may have more sales.
7. In your case, 900 videos is about nothing. Bring your portfolio to at least 6,000 videos.
8. Your videos don't have enough tags, add up to 50.

And raise your prices!   $27 USD for a 4K clip is way too low.  Low/lowering footage prices has never been conclusively shown to be effective in attracting/boosting sales.




« Last Edit: July 21, 2023, 12:11 by PCDMedia »

« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2023, 22:25 »
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Woah, I just sold a video through P5. So rare when that kind of thing happens these days. $37.97 for an editorial video (HD resolution.) It's also nice to know that good commissions can still be had. In fact, for my previous sale though P5, I got the highest commission Ive ever had for a HD video.

Though my worry is how much longer will good commissions still be around for. It could only be a matter of time until the new owners (SS) run it into the ground.

« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2023, 01:01 »
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anyone got the Pond 5 subscription sales ?

Yes, I have a few subscription sales every month. Why do you ask?

« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2023, 02:47 »
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every month i go 10 to 16 subscription downloads but last month i only got 1 download.

« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2023, 10:47 »
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Really? For me, the number of subscription downloads is stable with normal fluctuations.
But the regular downloads have decreased a lot this year.

« Reply #49 on: August 01, 2023, 11:37 »
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I'm reaching out because I recently joined Pond 5 as a contributor, and I could use some advice. Despite having 900 videos in my portfolio, I haven't made any sales yet. It's been a bit discouraging, to be honest.
If you have any suggestions or tips on improving my chances of making sales on Pond 5, I would greatly appreciate it. Perhaps you've been in a similar situation before and found some strategies that worked for you. Any insights you can offer would be invaluable to me.
Here is my portfolio : https://www.pond5.com/artist/just_necessary
1. There will be very few sales on such a portfolio. Although Venice is promising, it will take a year or more to wait for sales.
2. Video amateur.
3. Buy a tripod and a gimbal, everything is not stable in your frame.
4. Venice is all editorial, and editorial is rarely bought. Understand that stocks are work, you dont need to shoot only the editorial. Or you need post-processing, to blur trademarks, people's faces.
5. Before you shoot something, look at the same Pond5 to see how others have similar shots. Sorting by popular will show you the videos that get the most buys.
6. As a start, it will do. Other sites may have more sales.
7. In your case, 900 videos is about nothing. Bring your portfolio to at least 6,000 videos.
8. Your videos don't have enough tags, add up to 50.

And raise your prices!   $27 USD for a 4K clip is way too low.  Low/lowering footage prices has never been conclusively shown to be effective in attracting/boosting sales.

i do agree with  suggestions however in my case I only buy Video Amateur specially with no gimbal or tripod. It's more authentic and less "candy" for what i need which is documentary footage. Sometimes it's better to make a difference in a niche like video amateur rather than go for pro videos although the potential for sales it seems superior if you invest in such equipment.

Also it's important to be aware of the other side of the coin: what it might seem trash for you can be gold to others.




 


 

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