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Author Topic: Is Storyblocks worth uploading video to?  (Read 3060 times)

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« on: March 01, 2021, 06:15 »
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Have 380 clips, mainly aerial drone.

Example earnings per download? Frequency of downloads? Port size?

Thanks


« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 07:01 »
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They give out your clips for unlimited download.  You'll be helping destroying your own livelihood as a creator imo.  Some con artist may download and sell them as their own clips on other sites.  So, I would never upload to unlimited download sites.  Also I would never sell my clips outright.

« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2021, 07:08 »
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They give out your clips for unlimited download.  You'll be helping destroying your own livelihood as a creator imo.  Some con artist may download and sell them as their own clips on other sites.  So, I would never upload to unlimited download sites.  Also I would never sell my clips outright.

Thanks, I thought that when I read their terms on the site but wasn't sure. Definitely a no go then from me either.

« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2021, 07:32 »
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They give out your clips for unlimited download.  You'll be helping destroying your own livelihood as a creator imo.  Some con artist may download and sell them as their own clips on other sites.  So, I would never upload to unlimited download sites.  Also I would never sell my clips outright.

Thanks, I thought that when I read their terms on the site but wasn't sure. Definitely a no go then from me either.

Only Pond5 and Adobe Stock are worth uploading videos to right now.

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2021, 08:05 »
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I make an average of about $1 per clip, per month.

« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2021, 18:52 »
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I make an average of about $1 per clip, per month.

That's pretty good.  But imagine if somebody pays $30/month and just download all your clips on StoryBlocks instead of buying them one by one on Pond5 or Adobe Stock.  That's why i never participate in unlimited download or cheap video subscription/membership business model.  If that's working well for you, that's good.  But I just don't do it.  I want to protect my products' price at certain level to protect my brand.

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2021, 02:22 »
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If they're subscribed to Storyblocks or are thinking about it, I think its pretty unlikely that me adding or removing my content from them is going to have a massive influence on that. The way I see it, although I may be wrong, is that your Pond5s and your Adobe's are for films, TV shows and advertising agencies who don't mind paying $79 a clip as the client is paying for it. Your Storyblocks and the like are more for Youtubers who want 100 clips for a video but can't afford afford $7900 for a video that's unlikely to generate that much from views.

While some who were paying $79 might now be taking advantage of the unlimited subscriptions which impacts our revenue, I feel there's just as big a market thats growing at a crazy rate who need affordable content.

From what I can see, sales at these subscription sites are in addition to sales at the regular sites... not at the cost of sales at the regular sites. It will affect it somewhat, but the growing market of content creators that have never shopped at the regular sites more than makes up for it.

If that makes sense? Cobbling this together on my phone while taking a smoke break from failing miserably at putting together an electric standing desk... so I apologise if its just a rambling wall of text.

« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2021, 03:05 »
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Storyblocks... pfff!

Getting unlimited downloads does not get us anywhere!

Besides there are people who use it to promote Affiliate marketing products almost for free on ytb. Recently Storyblocks join vidnami (video editor online) where people can use for 14 days trial and make videos. For 47$ a month the client create unlimited videos with a few clicks among 790,000 Storyblocks Video Clips
 https://www.vidnami.com/

Imagine how much someone can produce/earn by promoting products of clickbank or other affiliate marketing agency while doing video almost for free....

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2021, 06:04 »
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Getting unlimited videos gives buyers an attractive product which makes me a decent amount of money every month as a result. As I produce content with the intention of making money, I'd say that's getting me somewhere.

« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2021, 06:14 »
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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". 
« Last Edit: March 02, 2021, 08:09 by Evaristo tenscadisto »

« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2021, 08:03 »
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If they're subscribed to Storyblocks or are thinking about it, I think its pretty unlikely that me adding or removing my content from them is going to have a massive influence on that. The way I see it, although I may be wrong, is that your Pond5s and your Adobe's are for films, TV shows and advertising agencies who don't mind paying $79 a clip as the client is paying for it. Your Storyblocks and the like are more for Youtubers who want 100 clips for a video but can't afford afford $7900 for a video that's unlikely to generate that much from views.

While some who were paying $79 might now be taking advantage of the unlimited subscriptions which impacts our revenue, I feel there's just as big a market thats growing at a crazy rate who need affordable content.

From what I can see, sales at these subscription sites are in addition to sales at the regular sites... not at the cost of sales at the regular sites. It will affect it somewhat, but the growing market of content creators that have never shopped at the regular sites more than makes up for it.

If that makes sense? Cobbling this together on my phone while taking a smoke break from failing miserably at putting together an electric standing desk... so I apologise if its just a rambling wall of text.

I just read this previous thread. 
https://www.microstockgroup.com/videoblocks/anybody-still-contributing-to-the-membership-video-library/

I think you have about 400 unique content on StoryBlocks.  $1/clip/month is incredible sales figure.  But I see some contributors with over 5,000 or even 10,000 clips there.  I don't think they are making $1/clip/month on StoryBlocks.  Also, I didn't know you can upload as many as you want there.  I thought they would handpick which clips they want to sell there.  But if it's working well for you, congrats.

« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2021, 08:11 »
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I agree subscription model has negative impact on our income in long-time perspective. With help of some video contributor soon  prices will be like for photos. Read forums, how rare became normal sales for normal or good price for pictures, almost everything is sold for cents. If these footage contributors continue support subscriptions, soon we will be earning like stock photographers...

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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2021, 08:25 »
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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.

« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2021, 09:06 »
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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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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2021, 10:30 »
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...all the sales you make on unlimited subs sites are sales that you lose somewhereelse...

I don't think that's true. It will be to an extent, but I don't think it's anywhere near enough to make a significant difference. It's not like somebody who gets all the videos they need a month for $30 is going to pay $79 for each of them if Storyblocks disappears. I mean, if everyone who downloaded my content from the subscription sites paid $79 at Pond5 instead, I'd be making enough to buy a Ferrari every month.

It's like Game of Thrones... average of 20 million viewers and 60 million illegal downloads. Get rid of the illegal downloads and it doesn't mean 60 million people will sign up to HBO the very next day. Some might, but probably not that many. Most will find an alternative solution or just not bother.

The way I see it, it seems like subscription sites are here to stay, and people are going to subscribe to those sites whether you submit there or you don't... and whether I submit there or I don't. So while it's possible that a sale on unlimited subs sites is a sale that I lose somewhere else... for you, a sale on an unlimited subs site is a sale that you lose not just somewhere else, but also on the unlimited sub site. Sure, you don't want to get paid cents per download, but cents add up to real money. Principles don't.


 

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