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Missed payout last month. Deactivated my account today. F*ck them.


As of now we are leaning towards a $100 annual subscription plan of limited downloads (up to 1TB or 20 clips daily).

We are planning to take only 0-5% commission for the sales (excluding service maintenance fee) for the first year, and slowly increase it up to 20% depending on the websites performance.

Are you nuts? How about $100 per video sale instead?

I'd go for 50% commission though. I don't think you have any idea how much hosting will cost. My clips are a few GB each, because of 4k HQ ProRes.

Shutterstock.com / Re: $300 single video sale
« on: May 12, 2020, 03:15 »
Thanks all for the replies. At first I was afraid that it might have been a bug or something, I'm glad it has happened to others.

I also want to be clear that sales have been catastrophically bad at Shutterstock since last year, and increasingly so.

Shutterstock.com / $300 single video sale
« on: May 11, 2020, 01:45 »
I've been selling clips at shutterstock for 8 years now, but I've never earned $300 from a single footage sale. That would mean they payed $1000. What kind of license was that?!  :o

Adobe Stock / Re: 2020 Adobe Stock Artist bonus program
« on: March 31, 2020, 04:44 »
Out of curiosity - does anyone mind sharing what their average yearly number of downloads are? Based on most of the comments, Is 5000 an easy goal for most?

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Last year I had 45 video downloads... so that puts me at 360 downloads with the x8 for videos. Should make the 150 without too much trouble, but definitely not the 5000.

I can make the 150 downloads, but I have and need the full Creative Cloud (animations, so AE, PS, Ill, etcetera) so what could I do with the single CC subscription?

Adobe Stock / Re: 2020 Adobe Stock Artist bonus program
« on: March 30, 2020, 11:44 »
So 625 video downloads?  :o  Has anyone here been able to do that, ever?

General Stock Discussion / Re: Checking in - Adobe Stock Video
« on: January 22, 2020, 07:40 »
I'd like to see an integration of AS videos with Adobe Portfolio  ::)

This please!

Also, are you looking for quality or quantity of uploads? I've made plenty of sales, but not enough uploads so I didn't get the code for free Creative Cloud. I did manage to get the $500 or so that was necessary a year before, but last year you only went for quantity (number of uploads) I do animations and those are a lot of work, so less uploads but more sales.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
« on: October 30, 2019, 04:44 »
I produce not many animations, but of high quality (and 100% approval rate). So I can't reach the 300 uploads. Last year I did get the code because I sold enough stock. I guess Adobe really went for quantity this year...  :-\

General - Stock Video / Re: New version for an old batch
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:01 »
I made a 4K version of one of my best selling animations. It doesn't sell.   ???

General - Stock Video / Re: Storyblocks - Member library
« on: October 07, 2019, 13:57 »
I had some fun with them, I had thousands of clips there, well over 20,000 so there was no way to delete them and their support was non-responsive so I went into my account and changed the program to Storyblocks is a scam, made up a matching email and registered the account to storyblocks is a scam and hit save and next day all traces of my clips and account GONE.

General - Stock Video / Re: Vimeo Stock
« on: October 07, 2019, 11:16 »
I tried to get in, but they don't respond. https://vimeo.com/features/stock-contact

General - Stock Video / Re: Storyblocks - Member library
« on: October 01, 2019, 02:21 »
Well it certainly lacks my content! I removed all my videos and asked them to delete my account.  :)

VideoBlocks / Re: Storyblocks - any signs of life?
« on: May 06, 2019, 04:00 »
I will also pull the plug soon. I had a couple of sales a few months ago, just after I complained about something... That was strange.. But nothing since then.

General - Stock Video / Re: Top Tier - Big 4 Review Time
« on: May 04, 2019, 05:12 »

I just decided to put my portfolio on iStock, I check qHero and it simplify so much the submission. This said, I had thousands of images reviewed/accepted, but it's been a few days and I do not see the images yes in my portfolio... How much time does it actually take to see our images online after they have been reviewed/accepted?


Congratulations! Celebrate every day you're not on iStock!

Selling Stock Direct / Re: Approaching marketing companies?
« on: April 09, 2019, 03:33 »
Has anyone had any success approaching marketing companies directly before?
Since every stock contributor is his/her own marketing company, how are you doing so far?

Newbie Discussion / Re: Paypal?
« on: January 30, 2019, 10:23 »
I dived into this a while ago, because it costs me hunderds of dollars a year. I can actually open a USD account with my bank, but Paypal will still only send euro's because my bank is not in the USA... They will only send dollars to an american bank account.

It's becoming a waste of time..

Got my code today! Thanks Adobe!

General - Stock Video / Vimeo Stock
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:40 »
So did anyone get an invite for Vimeo Stock? https://vimeo.com/stock
I didn't. It seems to be exclusive only for now.


#2) What they don't tell you in ANY of the blurbs, is that you must also have 50% lifetime acceptance rate to qualify.  49% and it doesn't matter if you got 1000 images accepted this year...

Huh? From the OP in this thread:
"To qualify you need to one of the first 20,000 contributors to have 300 files approved or have $500 in earnings since January 1, 2018 with a 50% or higher approval ratio to receive a CCP member. "

(NB, "50%" isn't a ratio, "1 in 2" is. Just sayin'.)

$500, unless you live in a euro country then it's 500. (which is $584)

Hi Mat, everywhere I look it says $500 not 500. Ill probably get to 500 eventually but Im worried that the codes run out before that.

I'm at 494 as of august 24th. Surely that's more than $500?

At first Adobe Stock support told me I didn't meet the criteria, that I was at $494. I replied that it was 494. Then they told me to wait for the next batch of codes.

Now I'm not convinced that the automated system takes into account the difference between and $.

The CEO has watched the rise and fall of larger agencies like Getty and the generosity of Videoblocks (to a point)
So what did you learn from what you've seen?

Luckily I never get these $1.50 sales, and I sell a lot there. I can understand that people are very unhappy with it. What type of footage is typically sold at those low prices?

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