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SpaceStockFootage

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« on: June 30, 2016, 21:11 »
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So I join VideoBlocks in Feb. In Feb I get $94.32, March I get $94.32, April get $94.32, May it's $94.32 and June I get $0.00. Then just a couple of hours into July I get two sales in a row to make $94.32 for July.

When my average of two sales a month total, both come in the first 0.25% of the month, my suspicious mind makes me wonder if those sales were actually from June, and they were delayed to July for some kind of cash flow reason. I mean, they've now got an extra 30 days to pay out that money.

I could be wrong. It could just be a coincidence. Maybe I'll end up getting four sales in July rather than the usual two. Maybe I'll get another two sales at 3am on the first of August. I can go with coincidence this time, but if that happens next month then it would raise an eye brow or two.


SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 00:43 »
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Hold on. I got a bit confused as I'm not in my normal timezone. I got the sales emails at 8:02 which is 2:02 UK time, 21:02 on the 30th EST and 18:02 on the 30th Pacific. If VB is a US company, then surely those are both June sales? Unless they go on Universal Time or something.... in which case two sales in one hour and two minutes is pretty unlikely.

alno

« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 01:55 »
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So I join VideoBlocks in Feb. In Feb I get $94.32, March I get $94.32, April get $94.32, May it's $94.32 and June I get $0.00. Then just a couple of hours into July I get two sales in a row to make $94.32 for July.

When my average of two sales a month total, both come in the first 0.25% of the month, my suspicious mind makes me wonder if those sales were actually from June, and they were delayed to July for some kind of cash flow reason. I mean, they've now got an extra 30 days to pay out that money.

I could be wrong. It could just be a coincidence. Maybe I'll end up getting four sales in July rather than the usual two. Maybe I'll get another two sales at 3am on the first of August. I can go with coincidence this time, but if that happens next month then it would raise an eye brow or two.

There are a lot of conspiracy theories that some agencies get all the money from some sales of clips or photos with 10+ sales since you'll never trace all those buyers as a contributor :) I guess you'll never know the truth about your actual sales. My husband's numbers from Videoblocks are 47, 94, 330, 235. Started there in February too, 3000+ clips.   

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 03:31 »
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I've only got 76 clips, but I'm working on it!

« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 05:10 »
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Yeah, I started in Feb, had decent sales in March, April and May (a nice $300) but also $0 in June. Let's hope July makes up for it.

It could also be when they put in marketing money on AdWords etc.

alno

« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 05:15 »
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I've only got 76 clips, but I'm working on it!

I've seen some of your clips. They are quite unique and have more commercial value than some collections of 1000+ my-dog-my-phone-my-beer etc.

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2016, 08:05 »
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I've only got 76 clips, but I'm working on it!

I've seen some of your clips. They are quite unique and have more commercial value than some collections of 1000+ my-dog-my-phone-my-beer etc.

Thank you!  :D

« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2016, 10:09 »
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You're spending way too much time worrying about minor things you can't control - just be glad for your sales


 

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