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Author Topic: How are your sells on Videohive in recent days?  (Read 4404 times)

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alno

« on: March 03, 2017, 07:49 »
+1
Having three 0-sales days in a row, very unusual for them. Funny thing that there was a huge batch of videos accepted about three days ago, the portfolio almost doubled, but sales stopped.


« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 13:42 »
+2
I just started with them and uploaded only a dozen of files to test the water.
It must be said that their upload system is the worst torture that a man has ever inflicted upon another man, the biggest apocalyptic nightmare, a survival test, only the strongest and bravest can survive. They must have made months and months of meetings brainstorming upon new perverse ways of making the uploading experience the biggest pain in the neck anyone can imagine.
I also have read on their forum that reviews of footage takes about 4 months (!) and that they refuse a lot of files.
So I am a bit on the fence at the moment, waiting to see what happen.
It must be said that the volume of sales has to be gigantic to make worthwhile the incredible pain of uploading, the waiting time and the extremely low commissions

Harvepino

« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2017, 15:53 »
+7
I stopped uploading to VH before I even started :D

One look at their prices & uploading process was enough.


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alno

« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2017, 16:54 »
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I just started with them and uploaded only a dozen of files to test the water.
It must be said that their upload system is the worst torture that a man has ever inflicted upon another man, the biggest apocalyptic nightmare, a survival test, only the strongest and bravest can survive. They must have made months and months of meetings brainstorming upon new perverse ways of making the uploading experience the biggest pain in the neck anyone can imagine.
I also have read on their forum that reviews of footage takes about 4 months (!) and that they refuse a lot of files.
So I am a bit on the fence at the moment, waiting to see what happen.
It must be said that the volume of sales has to be gigantic to make worthwhile the incredible pain of uploading, the waiting time and the extremely low commissions

Don't waste your time, start using some batch uploading app for multiple sites.

alno

« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2017, 16:57 »
0
I stopped uploading to VH before I even started :D

One look at their prices & uploading process was enough.


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Your opinion on their prices is irrelevant to the question above.

« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2017, 18:24 »
+6
Irina,
the only people in this forum (or anywhere else) uploading to VH that I know are you and Space Oddity (who will certainly materialise soon).
Never heard about anyone else.
As I said I am trying to give them a shot, but the first taste is really tough: their uploading is brutal and an insult to man intelligence, it dates back from Neanderthal times.
Plus all I read in their forum.
I have no idea how can you batch process their totally insane upload procedure, all I know is that uploading a dozen of files there brought me to strange visions, horrible nightmares and a nervous breakdown, don't know if I will ever recover. The doctor tells me that I should rest for a few months.
Still, if every file I upload there generates several hundreds sales a day, then I might consider going again through the horrible torture

« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2017, 18:27 »
0
Going back to your question, I cannot reply at the moment.
I have to wait for curation and from what I read in their forum it might be a very long wait

« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2017, 10:50 »
+3
Irina,
the only people in this forum (or anywhere else) uploading to VH that I know are you and Space Oddity (who will certainly materialise soon).
Never heard about anyone else.
As I said I am trying to give them a shot, but the first taste is really tough: their uploading is brutal and an insult to man intelligence, it dates back from Neanderthal times.
Plus all I read in their forum.
I have no idea how can you batch process their totally insane upload procedure, all I know is that uploading a dozen of files there brought me to strange visions, horrible nightmares and a nervous breakdown, don't know if I will ever recover. The doctor tells me that I should rest for a few months.
Still, if every file I upload there generates several hundreds sales a day, then I might consider going again through the horrible torture

Once upon a time I was a happy person, very much like you. Then I read the VideoHive General File Preparation Guidelines. I developed an itch on the far side of my eyeballs. An itch I just had to scratch, with a pair of nine inch nails.

« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2017, 15:13 »
+6
I stopped uploading to VH before I even started :D

One look at their prices & uploading process was enough.


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Your opinion on their prices is irrelevant to the question above.

But I completely agree with Harvepino.  I also have zero sales there, but that's because they don't have any of my content:)

« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2017, 15:49 »
0
I stopped uploading to VH before I even started :D

One look at their prices & uploading process was enough.


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Your opinion on their prices is irrelevant to the question above.

But I completely agree with Harvepino.  I also have zero sales there, but that's because they don't have any of my content:)
So Mantis,
what is your experience there?
Have you tried to go through their brutal, unforgiving, medieval, apocalyptic uploading system?

« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2017, 22:20 »
0
My sales have been steady.

I understand there is a lot of hatred towards the pricing model of this site but for me personally I've had 20+ sales of my first batch of videos uploaded to VH in the last 2 months. I also have 3 times as many videos on pond5 and VB and I have yet to get a sale on either of those sites.  :-\

On a side note, their review process is embarrassingly slow. I have files in waiting 2 months now. Good thing this is a side gig
« Last Edit: March 04, 2017, 22:23 by TSLphoto »

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 00:58 »
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Their upload system did used to be brutal, unforgiving, medieval and apocalyptic... but they've been rolling out the new uploading system which is a lot closer to most other sites now.

Upload via web, ftp or Dropbox, auto population of file size and duration, upload multiple clips at once, auto generation of thumbnails, watermarks and preview videos etc.


SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2017, 01:03 »
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As for sales, I get about 275 to 375 a month. Not noticed any slow down recently.

« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2017, 02:38 »
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Their upload system did used to be brutal, unforgiving, medieval and apocalyptic... but they've been rolling out the new uploading system which is a lot closer to most other sites now.

Upload via web, ftp or Dropbox, auto population of file size and duration, upload multiple clips at once, auto generation of thumbnails, watermarks and preview videos etc.

Do you know when the new upload system will be available to everyone?

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2017, 03:27 »
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Not entirely sure. I think they're still trialling it, but it has been a while. I vaguely recall seeing a post where someone could email someone if they wanted to get it 'switched on' for them. Will see if I can dig it out.

« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2017, 05:32 »
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Their upload system did used to be brutal, unforgiving, medieval and apocalyptic... but they've been rolling out the new uploading system which is a lot closer to most other sites now.

Upload via web, ftp or Dropbox, auto population of file size and duration, upload multiple clips at once, auto generation of thumbnails, watermarks and preview videos etc.
I hope they will get out of the lower middle age with their uploading system.
From their forum I have the feeling that they are not really interested in stock footage: four months and counting for review, plenty of files refused for apparently no reason (they seem to have only 1 reviewer!!!), no communication with artists in any way.
When reviews time get that long it is a bad, bad omen...

Tror

« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2017, 07:37 »
+3
I don`t get it why people still work with any Envato brand and Videohive specifically. No long term benefit there....


 

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