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Copyright holder, please report this infringement to [email protected], not to [email protected]
The first email was helpful for me several months ago. The second one was something like speaking to the wall.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Contributor Down?
« on: September 05, 2020, 15:42 »
Thank you, the problem was on my end ($25 was met though). The same Chrome browser on Mac was OK.

[/quote]Seems like it might be something on your end. I requested earnings last week and just got payment 2 days ago. firefox on imac. I cant access it now, of course, because it hasnt reached the minimum. But I looked around for what the minimum payout is, and I dont see where it says what that is. I trust you have met the minimum?

edit: i just found this. its $25 for everyone.

General Stock Discussion / Re: Percentage revisited
« on: September 05, 2020, 02:11 »
How to boil a frog alive? - Slowly :)
Those 'ripping' 15% will go far beyond in five to ten years. Slowly.

But in looking at the reviews, a number of reviewers felt that the site was ripping off the tutors. So I looked into it, and apparently they take 15% of the price of the lesson. The tutors set their own prices. Also there's a fixed 'admin' fee of IIRC $4.44 to users, which is (apparently, from what I've read) the same whether you pay $10 in advance or several hundred $$. Certainly I started off with $100 and paid $4.44.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Contributor Down?
« on: September 05, 2020, 02:05 »
The problem persists. I can't access my request earnings window for several days! 2 browsers, Chrome and IE.

Today AS is down again. Exactly one month later.
Pond5 since noon today as well. Pond5 was offline for about half an hour, but is just now back online.

I have not received any reports of recent outages. If that happens to you again, be sure to check your internet connection and try using an alternative web browser.



What do you think? Would you go exclusive with Adobe?

Any sort of total exclusivity with any stock agency is a long term fail for a contributor. Especially if you depend on your stock earnings. Marketing BS apart, the company owners/shareholders will always pursue the opposite aim to your wealth :)

Cameras / Lenses / Re: add bmpc 6k or sell 5div and buy r5?
« on: August 15, 2020, 07:47 »
With more than 50k clips in portpholio I'd suggest not to invest in ANY new stock shooting equipment especially worth more than $ several hundreds now.

I use 5DIV and have a lot of L lenses.
its ok for photo. But for stock video it is really nice to have 4k 60fps or more. Slow motion give a nice look to footage.

so i thinking about to buy Blackmagic pocket 6k an use it for video, (keeping my 5dIV for photo).
to sell 5dIV, and invest in new R5.
it has 4k 120fps it can make possible a lot of interesting stock footage and its great for photography.
(i know problem with overheating, but for stock maybe its not that big problem - i make a short clips).

or what i think also is to sell all my canon gear and buy compact fuji XT4. its smaller, lens are smaller, have IBIS,  it can do 4k 60fps.

so what you suggest to me? its primary for stock footage and photo.


When THE MOST RELEVANT search result on '10 cent' on YOUR SITE is not a coin... :)

You have some great content! I moved over 6k, files to 5 sites in one year. Are you using CSV? very important to do so. It will take around 6months to a years or so to pass the income you made at Getty. It is well worth it but you have to be patient. I made over $300.00 on Adobe just yesterday.

Thanks jjneff!!  Wowwww 6k!!! How much time did you needed for arrive to that number?

About CSV.. I am not using, I downloaded a CSV template from SS but I really didnt understand well, so I am doing manually (with the help of the keyword tool of this web) So I will very very apreciate any help about CSV.

And congrats about 300 in Adobe, this is a normal day for you??  Or an atypical day? hehehe Hope became in normal ;)

I don't want to spoil the party, but I had about monthly income on Fotolia/Adobe on the very same October,18. It looks like a big potential refund in upcoming days... :((

As for the original question, I'm pretty sure your income will be good enough in several months considering the quality of your videos :)

400+ videos that sell on the other sites. Not on Nimia :) Don't waste your time. Some people consider Nimia as a free video backup storage (you have something about 25GB of disk space, content published on the marketplace doesn't count). I don't think this is a good idea since this is not payed Amazon cloud or so, the stock site with poor sales will go bankrupt some day. Maybe on a short notice :)

I had 4 x 4K refunds lately. That was... well, a little disappointing :) Unfortunately this is not the fist time.
I guess there is still something to do about the hardest big refunds for stock sites.
There are number of indicators showing that the sale is most likely fraudulent, you can continue if you like:
- there are several sales in a row of a relatively new buyer on the same day, often within a few minutes;
- this buyer had zero to few purchases before (most likely);
- the sales are the highest resolution files available;
- the files have nothing in common (although the latest refund files did) and scarcely made for the same project.

How is this possible?

check other popular images in this portfolio

I've noticed that the keywords are often shown in English and Russian (that's my native language), adding different Russian meanings of original English keywords, even very funny ones. The total number is far more than 50 in this case.

General - Stock Video / Re: Missing Videoblocks payment
« on: April 18, 2017, 03:07 »
Still haven't received one :(

13 / Re: Dead dead and dead
« on: April 18, 2017, 02:46 »
Dead? Wish they were.
September 2016 - March 2017: about $360 total, $120 from it was refunded lately, several clips. Right now I OWE 30 bucks to that lazy and incompetent bunch of amateurs.
Stay away from them.

Yup, had 5 4k refunds last week ($105)... Something's not right.

After notification about my account termination I got 20 downloads of images and a clip in two days. The usual monthly number of downloads there is 20-30. The worst thing about multiple refunds is that those clips most likely will end up in some free clip torrent collection.

14 / Re: Dead dead and dead
« on: April 17, 2017, 15:29 »
Dead? Wish they were.
September 2016 - March 2017: about $360 total, $120 from it was refunded lately, several clips. Right now I OWE 30 bucks to that lazy and incompetent bunch of amateurs.
Stay away from them.

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