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How much time passed until you get your first sale?
29 Aug 2012 11:49
I just am interesting in this because I have any sale until now which is a little bit frustrating Probably I am just TOO impatient. Regards Scott
29 Aug 2012 12:21
First time i uploaded a batch of 100+ clips took about 2 month to make my first sale..I was a little disappointed because I joined the site expecting to end up rolling in doe but the truth is the only people making a lot of money on here are the guys who have the best footage/sound effects/ photos and the lowest pricing. To be honest the clips you uploaded are a bit over priced and most people are not looking for songs... Try to upload as much as you can and make sure to tag your stuff as best you can to get the most views...
Good luck bro.
29 Aug 2012 13:36
I disagree strongly with your about the people that do best have "the lowest pricing". I would argue the opposite!
Look at the Artists Resources to see who is making the real money. The do not do it with low prices!
29 Aug 2012 14:03
With only six files online you may never get a sale in reality. I also believe the "low prices" is counter to making a profit. The guys making the best payouts are not low priced. Low price sets a level of expectations. Maybe low prices portrays low quality. I've been here since the beginning. Quality is what matters along with quantity. Low pricing will not pay for new cameras, computers, internet, travel, time, memory, tripods etc etc.
Good luck and yes patience is needed.
Get a thousand online and then see what happens.
29 Aug 2012 14:38
I dont mean you make the most money from low pricing what I meant was that thats how you can get files to sell faster because if you have a clip for $20 and someone else is selling a similar clip $40 likeliness is that the $20 one is going to sell more but will yield a small profit ...But yea I get what your saying the guys with the $400 clips are the ones making the most off this site cause to have something at that price range you must have a killer shot or a sweet camera.
29 Aug 2012 15:04
Sure a lot of bottom feeders here lately with cheap $200.00 cameras.
29 Aug 2012 16:05
Lol my camera wasn't $200 ...but yes I get what you mean more and more people joining up on pond5 to sell low quality clips...
29 Aug 2012 16:16
Hi AndyMusicProductions and welcome!
I joined Pond5 in august 2011 and got my first sale in december. I started with a very small portfolio, maybe 5-6 files, but I'm uploading one track per week as an average. Stock music it's not my main income though.
RekindlePhoto made great points: Upload as much as you can and in the best quality you can, set your prices not too low and yes, patience is needed! :)
Nice music by the way.
29 Aug 2012 16:51
Perhaps this should be moved to the artists forum?
27 Nov 2012 17:03
where is this legendary "artists forum" i've looked around and cant find it...
sorry, new user here : (
27 Nov 2012 17:05
27 Nov 2012 21:38
I wouldn't say a person with a $200 camera is a bottom feeder... you gotta start somewhere.
It was about a month or 2 before I had my first sale. It was for video. Sound files I'm not sure how they do...
28 Nov 2012 02:54
Oh yeah, says the bottom feeder!
Just joking, I eat where the food is...
I think that most clips priced under $40 are hobby grade and not pro-grade. Your gear and body will expire before you make much profit at lower prices than that.
6 Dec 2012 14:07
We joined 4 months ago and sold our first song 2 months ago for Halloween. We now have uploaded over 200+ music clips and have had 2 more sales.
We are very happy so far as that is about 1 sale a month, and we are hoping for a better turn out in 2013!
Check this out for some more info on sales at pond5:
pond5 Artist Resources
Good luck to you all!
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6 Dec 2012 16:21
I joined in June and got my first sale in September
6 Dec 2012 16:24
Stock is not a get rich quick business. Takes patience and a lot of products uploaded and approved. When you have a couple thousand then "maybe" you will make regular sales.
6 Dec 2012 18:17
Approximately one month; from feb 3 till March 5, of this year. I joined P Sept 22 of 2011 but didn't upload until feb.
6 Dec 2012 18:30
We've been on several other audio marketplaces for about 2 years and pond5 has been the best.
7 Dec 2012 00:20
Hello, and sell one purchase per month, is this normal?
how to promote their sales can tell me?)
7 Dec 2012 19:54
We are looking to make maybe a serious dollar amount in maybe 5 to 10 years. Hopefully production music will be our career in which to retire. Let's face it, it's not to physically demanding of a profession and seems rather nice to sit back and still make production music say 20 years from now. However we do work very hard at this, about 5-7 hours a day with little to no pay back, yet.
If you take a look at AudioQuattro...They sold their top song over 700+ times...
You have had 2 sales already, soundguru, we have had 3. That's pretty good considering that most of pond5 sales are HD 1080 videos.
You could try and post some links on your artist page here at pond5...maybe to your website, our your social media networks...You could add your best tracks to your artist page too...maybe a bit about yourself.
Pond5 has the traffic, they rank 15,000+ on alexa...well above most audio marketplaces. Two years from now you could have the top spot, but we hope that it is us.
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Changed 7 Dec 2012 20:01 by liftedCREATION "Minor errors"
7 Dec 2012 19:59
Also soundguru, you may want to add Descriptions to your audio files, this helps you place better when someone searches for royalty free production music at pond5.
18 Dec 2012 22:28
I joined in August and just made m first sale today, so it took 4 months. I have a little less than 80 video clips uploaded.