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Shutterstock.com / Re: strange behavior of the 'to submit' folder
« on: December 03, 2021, 06:32 »
.... anybody have any sale from US?
Six of my downloads from the last 20 are from the USA.
But only Videos.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Sales are so slow this days
« on: November 28, 2021, 12:09 »
I am very happy with my sales on Adobe Stock.
This month is the best of all.
Likewise with Shutterstock, I'm having my best month ever there too.
I'm uploading new media almost every day.

Pond5 / Re: Sound effects
« on: November 28, 2021, 11:37 »
Have you entered your name? The author's name is mandatory when submitting audio.

Shutterstock.com / Re: strange behavior of the 'to submit' folder
« on: November 27, 2021, 07:39 »
So it's not a browser problem then.
I guess SS will fix it if they think it's necessary.

Otherwise, SS sells very well for me this month.

Shutterstock.com / strange behavior of the 'to submit' folder
« on: November 26, 2021, 04:25 »
Hello all

For a few months now I have noticed that the 'To Submit' folder is not working correctly. Especially the display of the media count. Most of the time it is set to '1', although there are much more media in the folder.
And yesterday I noticed for the first time that about 50% of my media in this folder disappeared on the 8th day after uploading. Just as if they had been deleted by the system.
Supposedly they are supposed to disappear only after 21 days. That's how long SS gives us to submit.
Or has the deadline been shortened to 7 days?

Are you guys having the same or similar problems?

Newbie Discussion / how can i delete my account?
« on: August 16, 2021, 04:40 »
how can i delete my account?

all my posts were made invisible by a moderator.
i think there is something wrong with this forum.
that's why i want to leave.

Hi all,

I'm still pretty new to the forum. Have only 10 posts.
Yesterday I saw that 2 post of another user disappeared in a thread I opened. I am now having a conversation there with just me.
The thread does show 5 posts from the outside, but when I go into the thread I only see 3 posts, all three from myself.

Also, yesterday a post of mine was not published in another thread.

I am a bit irritated. Is there an explanation for these strange occurrences?

Dreamstime.com / Re: Im sorry about Dreamstime
« on: August 13, 2021, 07:57 »
I am not sorry about them.
Very unprofessional site. After revealing real contributor name, without any notice for artists, I deleted my account.

What? Real name is visible on the web?


Yup. You can read about it here.

Dreamstimes Identity Crisis

And what about Dreamstime now? Have they overcome their crisis?
I looked at some profiles of contributors and saw that some used a pseudonym.
Has the requirement to use a real name been lifted?

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Pond5 / - - -
« on: August 08, 2021, 05:23 »
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For comparison, the following situation from real life:

In a city there is a store (the 1) that sells expensive goods under a name known for best quality.
This store (the 1) gives its goods to another store (the 2), which mainly sells food.
(There are huge crowds in food stores almost every day. It's a gigantic marketplace.).
The store (the 2) sells the goods of store (the 1) for half the price and under unknown name.
This is standard in real life. I assume that this is known to everyone.
Does store (the 1) compete against itself when it gives its goods for sale to another store (the 2), which sells these goods much cheaper?

The store (the 1) uses two markets to sell its goods. At least two.
That's the reality. So it has to be profitable. Otherwise it would not be a reality.

In the stock media business, there is also more than just one marketplace.

I am curious now and do not know if I should tell pond5 that I want just all uploaded media will be offered from me to the membership program or should I try out a few items first. But then which?
If you were to ask me, I would say : Of course, all of them.
I was thinking about SS when I made my decision. All media are offered there for individual purchases and membership purchases. And from experience with my photos, I know that very many buyers purchase via membership.
That's why I didn't hesitate to make all my media available for membership at Pond5.

may I ask you why you start now with a non exclusive portfolio? which media you want to offer there?
All the videos I create from now on.
I want to know how to sell to other agencies. That's why the new non-exclusive account with Pond5.

Non exclusive also for membership included?
Yes, of course. Also these media should be offered for membership.

I've only been really active with Pond5 since the fall of 2020. Exclusive.
And since then I also always registered all my clips for membership. From less than 100 videos in fall 2020 to almost 4000 videos today.
Today all my videos in the Exclusiv portfolio are unlocked for membership.
Since a few days I start filling a new portfolio for non-exclusive videos.

The revenue for videos via membership sales is about the same for me as the regular revenue. But the total fluctuates a lot. Once it was double and once it was only a third of the amount for regular sales, usually a little less.

My portfolio grew, my regular income became more and my income via membership also became more.

I think it is a good thing to offer your media for membership, otherwise you would just be giving money away.
You can't lose anything by joining this program, you can only earn extra. All videos unlocked for membership are always available to non-members as well.

Unfortunately, subscription sales are not visible in the portfolio. But maybe that will come in the future. I didn't know the membership program was so new.
I ask every month by mail for my sold clips in the month before and then I get the item numbers. And what I have earned, I can only see by the payout. There is no more info, but you can actually live well with that.

Those who offer their media at SS know that there is especially much sold via membership. The income of many DL's via membership is only slightly lower than the income of a few DL's via 'On demand' 'Enhanced' and 'Single & Other'. But the two sums are almost identical.

It is similar with Pond5.

Adobe Stock / Re: Adobe Stock Contributor Down?
« on: August 30, 2020, 06:50 »
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.

General - Top Sites / Re: What exactly are we to them anyway?
« on: August 24, 2020, 05:02 »
Produce highly volume at less costs.
... and have fun with it !

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