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Shutterstock.com / Re: $1.50 for a video clip???
« on: March 12, 2020, 05:09 »
I got a $1.50 for a video clip download....how is that possible???

1.50, 1.80 each day, more and more...just love their "strategy" transition to subs for video. A strategy that will prove to be a successful one in the end >:( >:(

Shutterstock.com / Re: rejection rate
« on: February 29, 2020, 01:52 »
Thank you for your comments very interesting .
The last few uploads  I sent in, had a lot better percentage  ,started using  Affinity photo to edit instead of LR and PS .The images that were rejected before were accepted but then it could be just a coincidece time will tell .

hahahaha... i'm already using After Effects CC for photos, instead of LR and PS...can you imagine that?
You can do magics with it and the acceptance rate is 99%.

iStockPhoto.com / Re: December stats in....
« on: January 17, 2020, 15:22 »
Best month of the year with 2 fantastic video sales... RF License Fee $1055.07246 Gross royalty $211.01449 Rate 20% 
License Fee $678.26087 Gross royalty $135.65217 Rate 20%
Did not know it is possible :)

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Creative Cloud Bonus Program
« on: October 31, 2019, 09:34 »
Just received my contributor bonus from Adobe with over 500 accepted assets 90% video - 10% photo , they send me a Photography plan :)) nice ...

Pond5 / Re: Pond5 sales
« on: October 30, 2019, 07:34 »

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.

The avg for me (video) = 2,97 $ nice uhh  ;D

Despite having a really small video portfolio on a number of sites, I have sold a few videos on SS and P5. Actually, on P5, Ive reached payout by just selling videos alone. Though Ive never made a single video sale on AS and I don't know if I ever will.

3200 clips on AS and animations = 136 Euro, 50% down compared to september 2018 :) nice

Lot of rejections not only for similarity, but also for noise, artifacts, pixelation, banding all together :) nice

Envato / Re: Envato market for video
« on: August 22, 2019, 03:19 »
Best for motion graphics (animations) not for Video.

"Hi ----------------------,
Over the past year, weve been hard at work trying to deliver what youve been asking for - a better, bigger Member Library with more high-quality content. So far, weve:
Increased the size of the Member Library by 10x
Improved our search algorithms
Added more relevant curated content with collections and trending topics
However, there was one thing that most of you disliked - the pay-per-clip Marketplace.
You told us that you didn't want to see pay-per-clip content on our site that wasn't included in your subscription

Less than 5% of you ever purchased from the Marketplace
So on September 10th, we will be closing down the pay-per-clip Marketplace for good."

I laughed all day....never told them that i disliked marketplace  :o

VideoBlocks / Re: Storyblocks closing the Marketplace section
« on: August 08, 2019, 05:48 »
Has anybody joined the partner program? Does it pay? At all?

Before join the partner program try to buy a 39 $ unlimited video plan and see how it works. I have done so and I got scared , imagine that in 5 days I got over 5,000 clips ...about everything I needed in the future for my personal projects.
And then I said to myself with the trembling finger on download button that no matter how much money I would have earn, I would not expose my "work" Clips to such BARBARISM.
And I wonder how long this madness will last, I hope not too long  >:(

Same in Romania...but Fotolia still working  ;D It seems that the old platform is more stable and faster.

Spacestock : I really wonder about your sale strategy. You produce very sellable content. My clip average 25$ return per sale. Obviously you sell more if you participate in subs but I still have doubts that you are making more being in SB and Envato subs scheme(don't know if you supply to Getty/Istock too) than to stay with the pay per download options (Videohive Shutter P5 Adobe and Storyblocks).

Is it always difficult to predict and subs seem to work when there are not many players in the market. This is what made Shutter photographers happy back then where there were not millions of files added to the library per week. Even at that time I decided to stay exclusive with Istock when there were no subs there. I was making 12-13k month with 3000 images (no model at that time). Situation has changed alot but in the subs game contributor always loses at the end even if at the start it seems a viable option.

Video sales are very far away in volume than those of images so a return of pennies (Getty) or fractions of a dollar is not going to make it up in volume.

In any case good luck with your path. Your content deserves to make a healthy income.

Not since May, but I'm sure some people are. Now I'm receiving payments from the exciting new Member Library Program! It's a new opportunity for me to make as much money as possible from my content! Did you know that contributors are making more money and Storyblocks' customers are gaining access to great content?!

Please tell me how many clips do u have in the Member Library and how much money do u get ? an average per clip ? Thank u.

Early days, so hard to say for certain, but I'm on track to earn roughly $1.50 per clip this month. I have 340 items.

SpaceStockFootage, thank u...This is the type of information I was looking for... many talk here without accurate info...

Not since May, but I'm sure some people are. Now I'm receiving payments from the exciting new Member Library Program! It's a new opportunity for me to make as much money as possible from my content! Did you know that contributors are making more money and Storyblocks' customers are gaining access to great content?!

Please tell me how many clips do u have in the Member Library and how much money do u get ? an average per clip ? Thank u.

VideoBlocks / Re: another good news from storyblocks?!!
« on: July 16, 2019, 05:20 »
Hello everyone, I found a problem with my payment on storyblocks. MY Tax Withheld is error, It suddenly became 30%!!It was 10% before..... And until now, I have not received payment for the previous month, but the sotryblocks website shows that it has been paid....... Does anyone received the payment yet??

We do not sell on storyblocks anymore , consider u'r self lucky :) write to support , it can be a tax form issue...good luck with u'r sales :)

Hi Ronib,
I had the same problem, it seems Shutterstock not accepting png or animation codecs anymore.
The solution i found it is luma matte ....extract the white from u'r animation and stick it at the end of it ...export it as h.264 or photo jpeg...good luck

I would like to see numbers $$ from people who opt in. I know there are some on this forum...

... just don`t do it! They are desperate in search for new content...

trucic u said u have a small port in their library ...tell us more (how many,how much did they paid u, average per clip...etc)
For example i have a small port on pond5 membership library, 300 clips and they pay me monthly between 75$ and 100 $. Clips that never sold on any agency, and I am happy with those $$ monthly.


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Actually I want to read more from people who opt in (if there r any). Such as: number of clips in their portfolio, the number of downloads (monthly), an average pay per downloaded clip..etc

Shutterstock.com / Re: Worst month on shutterstock
« on: June 27, 2019, 10:10 »
Best month ever for me. They must have been playing with the search engine.

I'm curious - pretty much over the last year whenever someone has talked about a downward trend in stock - you have always piped up "OH BEST MONTH EVER FOR ME!"... is your small portfolio of video stock really always increasing like that? if so, I'm rather impressed it's doing that well, and that consistently...

SpaceStockFootage produce animations is a big difference ... matter less quantity, but quality. 10% of my portfolio r animations and yes i have an increase in  "animation" sales ...a good month for me  :P

VideoBlocks / Re: another good news from storyblocks?!!
« on: June 12, 2019, 03:55 »
People r so happy with Storryblocks...just look at this guy, look at his smile...sooo happy
Why do u want to ruin the joy of a man :))


DepositPhotos / Re: Time for accept new vectors
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:14 »
Have clips in pending since Feb.25, 2019...so dont worry just wait :)

Adobe Stock / Re: Editorial Video in Adobe?
« on: March 07, 2019, 07:29 »
Just sold an editorial clip on shutterstock with 300 $ so...adobestock if u want to get in poll position you will have to accept editorials, there is no other way :)

I believe they have purchased from other contributors  ;D It is impossible to produce so many clips, quality clips as i can see.

VideoBlocks / Re: Sales dropped down by 90% on storyblocks
« on: December 12, 2018, 12:56 »
I am down to almost nothing. Maybe one sale every 6-8 weeks. Sigh.

And photos !? i had a sale in summer i think :))

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