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The free collection seems to be small. That's fine to me if it doesnt grow too much. Now please can you add a social media share button on images ?  ::)

Thanks for the feedback. Your suggestion has been duly noted.

-Mat


hi matt,i see that the long sighted idea of the free collection from adobe to attract new buyers has already some followers...pond5...and other agencies will follow...it doesn't take a market genius to understand that to take advantage on other agencies needs ideas not just offer content for free...sorry for the outburst,don't take it personal...

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Stock footage newbie
« on: March 23, 2021, 19:58 »
istock for no exclusive is the worst of the big agencies...3$ rpd....

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Newbie Discussion / Re: Stock footage newbie
« on: March 21, 2021, 11:41 »
pond5,ss,adobe....other agencies are a waste of time...

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VideoBlocks / Re: Is Storyblocks worth uploading video to?
« on: March 02, 2021, 09:06 »
OK.  Don't know what decent money really means...
I suppose each one of us as its own value for that. please let me know if you buy a Ferrari with that.  ;D
Wish you well with that "system".

About $2K a month from the subscription sites, give or take. No, that's not enough to buy a Ferrari, but I don't think anyone making even considerably more than a 'decent amount' would be making enough of buy a ferrari, whether they submit to subscription sites or not.

Unless they save up for quite some time and get a second hand one.

Accounts for about 50% of my monthly earnings... the rest from more 'traditional' agencies.
go figure if you would sell this footages at normale price....all the sales you make on unlimited subs sites are sales that you lose somewhereelse...

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Very low video sales
« on: February 23, 2021, 18:49 »
If you still had content on SS then you would be making more money than you are currently... even if only one dollar more. Do you have any evidence to dispute that?

Another thing is that P5 sell for same price same clip if available somewhere else. Which means 1$.

They do do that for some site, but not SS. And even if they did, it would be $25 for HD and $50 for 4K... not $1. Kind of makes it hard to trust what you're saying when you don't even know the pricing minimums that P5 use.

Pond5 has a system in place where if a client sees the same identical clip for a lower price elsewhere, P5 will equalize that price. Meaning if you have clips on both SS and P5, and someone sees that on P5 they can ask for the same pricing which is a massive discount.

So a clip worth 35 bucks on P5 suddently becomes worth $1. There was a lot said on this topic already btw.

However that also means that you're throwing random accusations without having any solid information which makes it hard to trust you  :D  but hey if you like selling for peanuts and bringing peanuts to the table, I can't stop you mate, but I can only wish you well.

Here's the solid information that I apparently don't have...

https://help.pond5.com/hc/en-us/articles/360029928151

You'll see it states that the price guarantee won't apply to any prices under their minimum of $25 for HD and $50 for 4K... which is what I said.

yes because "match price" only applies to "standard sales"...no subscription or any special deal...pond5 has already its own subscription called membership,so it does make sense...

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Shutterstock.com / Re: Very low video sales
« on: February 22, 2021, 18:31 »
but my point is... if you make $0.01 at SS per month, then you make more contributing to SS than if you don't.

yes,you're right but it happens that to make that 0,01$ sale on ss you lose that sale somewhere else where you get let's say 20$...so 0,01$ - 20$= -19,99$....to me it's not a great deal...btw i'm not saying ss is the evil,istock and unlimited subscription sites are much worse...


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General - Stock Video / Re: To 4K or to not 4K...
« on: February 21, 2021, 05:34 »
it's all about content,not resolution or equipment..btw mobile phones are not the choise if you take stock seriously...even the best mobile is thousand miles away from a crappy camera...
Yes, it's about content. And how seriously can you take stock? Prices are falling so that soon you will have to pay to them to use your work and contributors are leaving by hordes.
yes,price are going down a little at time,btw my point of view is a bit more positive...i still make a living from it

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General - Stock Video / Re: To 4K or to not 4K...
« on: February 21, 2021, 05:27 »
it's all about content,not resolution or equipment..btw mobile phones are not the choise if you take stock seriously...even the best mobile is thousand miles away from a crappy camera...

I beg to differ. Smartphone cameras are excellent, because they are always at hand. You can make some great editorial, although you didn't bring your gear. And sometimes, when you shoot editorial, on the street, people get nervous if you pull out big fancy camera with gimbal or tripod. When you use a smartphone, people tend to be more relaxed and think of you as of a tourist or a vlogger or something.
What I'm trying to say is: yes - cameras are better, but you can add great stuff (mainly editorial) to your portfolio using your phone.
i agree with you about editorial content and shots that otherwise you can't take...i dispute using smartphones to produce stock as the only tool you have....

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General - Stock Video / Re: To 4K or to not 4K...
« on: February 20, 2021, 13:20 »
it's all about content,not resolution or equipment..btw mobile phones are not the choise if you take stock seriously...even the best mobile is thousand miles away from a crappy camera...

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General - Stock Video / Re: To 4K or to not 4K...
« on: February 19, 2021, 17:43 »
90% of sales are hd now....btw i'd upgrade the gear...i personally don't upload to low comission agencies like istock or unlimmited subscription agencies so sales pays off my equipment...

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General - Stock Video / keywords in the desription field?
« on: February 06, 2021, 08:07 »
hi,i'm wondering if a word that is in the description field should be repeated as a keyword??i'm asking that because many times 50 keywords are not enough and exclude those words that are in the description from keywords field could help to have more keywords choise...

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does it means that this agency has a partnership  with istock and ss??

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I never understood the logic of sharing of how much you make. You only make yourself bait for those who would just love to break into your account.  :-X

There's money to be made talking about money :)
not as much you lose bringing in new artist into the game..  ::)

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Video Equipment / Sofware / Technique / Re: stock footage
« on: November 23, 2020, 12:11 »
phones are good for selfie...

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Envato / Re: Royalty free in envato?
« on: November 21, 2020, 19:07 »
you can still earn 0,01$ per download on envato elements...😄😄

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hi matt,only the content from selected artists will be available on the free collection??what about content submitted by artists that will not be selected for the fund??

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if you earn 10000$ a month with templates keep doing it,you are doing a great job...you won't earn it by selling video,maybe if you started 10 years ago...

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Cameras / Lenses / Re: add bmpc 6k or sell 5div and buy r5?
« on: August 12, 2020, 09:53 »
i'd buy a mirrorless for footage...i own a gh5 and it's great for footage...btw as the post above mention,i wouldn't invest on a new camera system for stock nowdays...if you already have the 5d iv it's quite good for footage apart from not having 4k 60p...

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does it apply to footage as well???

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Envato / Re: Envato Certified as a B Corp
« on: August 07, 2020, 18:29 »
Hey All!

Just wanted to let everyone here know that Envato has officially been certified as a B Corp. Here's an excerpt from our media release about what a B Corp is:

"Envato is now one of over 3000 certified B Corp companies in 71 countries and 150 industries around the world, joining a list of other Australian B Corps such as Culture Amp, KeepCup and Bellroy.

Administered by the non-profit B Lab, B Corp certification is awarded to businesses that have a positive impact across five key domains - workers, customers, suppliers, community and the environment - and in doing so, lead the way in using business as a force for good."

For more details about it, you can check out our post here: https://envato.com/blog/envato-certified-b-corp/

Have a great day!
So I guess we shall expect a royalty cut  ;D
there is nothing more to cut at envato...unless you want to give your content away for free..

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i think he missed that selling footage was an opportunity 5 years ago,not now,with so many 2/3$ sales...

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i just removed all my footage from 2020 if things don't improve by next month rest will come down, or i slowly delete some each day until there not much left. i thought about deactivating but i guess there the risk they will copy the footage :/ ?

what is the point of deleting your content on ss and at the same time submit to istock where they pay you less than ss?? just curious...

The point is, one has to start somewhere. Today, its SS. Focus.
yes but deleting content on ss and submit to istock which sell 4k footage at 40$ and give you 20% commision doesn't make sense to me..

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i just removed all my footage from 2020 if things don't improve by next month rest will come down, or i slowly delete some each day until there not much left. i thought about deactivating but i guess there the risk they will copy the footage :/ ?

what is the point of deleting your content on ss and at the same time submit to istock where they pay you less than ss?? just curious...

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i add undercutting other agencies selling 4k footage at at 40$...cumbersome submission process...

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