Pond5 integration with Adobe Stock footage means less work and more money?

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Stock footage agency Pond5 has announced that they will integrate their footage with Adobe Stock/Fotolia platform. That means that Pond5 contributors will have more chance of selling footage via another world wide known platform and earning better commissions than if

Shutterstock new prices for “high volume” sales is an answer to price wars

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Not that long time ago we were writing that stock footage prices will go lower and lower because of many contributors stupid decision selling their works on low priced agencies. Because other agencies want to be competitive against such dumping prices

President Vladimir Putin stock footage six years after visit in Slovenia

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Shooting video stock footage is a future investment. This surely shows up nicely with some of our footage selling 6 years after gathering many inches of dust. Russian president Vladimir Putin visited Slovenia in 2011, when we were part of

January 2017 favorite stock footage sales via all stock agencies

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Year 2016 wasn’t that bad with sales income from stock footage. There was constant improvement on some websites and there were few disappointments on others. We had big hopes from Dissolve to catch up at least with Pond5 sales and

Shutterstock 2017 March number of sales rise but income is worse

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In the last post about “Shutterstock number of sales rise but income is lower” we mentioned that number of sales are rising, but our income not that much. We blamed our newly uploaded photo media which are most likely stealing

Not uploading to Videoblocks because of Dissolve forced high priced stock footage

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About a year ago we planned to try Videoblocks stock agency nevertheless the HD pricing tier is way bellow industry standards. Some contributors reported good income and because there is no agency share, the contributor receives 99% of the income.

Shutterstock number of sales rise but income is lower

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For half a year we tried to upload some photos to Shutterstock to test out the sales with this kinda media. Because we thought that selling a variety of media types would improve our exposure, number of sales and give

iStockPhoto/Getty Images removing earnings and statistics is reversing progress

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Tracking performance in stock video industry is very important work for any contributor. We are really displeased with Dissolve slow progress in upgrading their tracking system. Getting such valuable information once a month in raw datasheet is not so much

Contributors leaving iStockphoto/Getty Images is for the best of stock industry

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We are not exactly very old stock video production (starting in 2011), that is why we never had any benefits of iStockphoto. While many that were first starting with iStockPhoto/Getty Images, are probably still near their flow of income. Why