November video sales thread

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synthetick
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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2012 2:47PM

Fellow video contributors, how were your video sales in November? How did you fare against a broken Best Match and other site issues?


My download count was down 21% compared to last November. In terms of $$, it was my 3rd-BME. It's hard to compare between $$ for this November and last November because I had a commission rate change part way through last November.
jjneff
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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2012 3:16PM
Down 30% from last November
funky-data
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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2012 3:25PM
Not a really reflective portfolio here but my video sales were very significantly lower than previous months of this year. Disappointed.
jamesbenet
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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2012 4:40PM

86 video sales in Nov 2011


65  video sales in Nov 2012         considerable difference.
tombonatti
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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2012 5:21PM

120 video sales in Nov 2011, 46 video sales in Nov 2012. My Video Royalty Rate will be dropped from 35% to 30%.

If I didn't lose last three months (those are normally best months), I would be keeping 35% Royalty Rate.


Very discouraging...
HappyRojo
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Posted Mon Dec 3, 2012 5:51PM
I was beginning to think that nobody had any sales this past November, cuz there was no thread yet...er....I guess I wasn't too far off though. I had 95 sales in November 2010, then fell to 27 last November...and the slide continued this year - down to 24 in Nov 2012...YAY!!!! I'll race ya'll to the bottom...wahooooo!!! It's a bit beyond discouraging actually...
AnnaNicola
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 3:20AM
I had no sales at all in November. That's the second month it's happened since the buying system changed. I guess it's made it harder for a less popular contributor like me to compete, when buyers see how high the actual prices are.
Whiteway
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 3:55AM
Fortunately I have a small video portfolio, and don't have large monthly sales in the past to grieve over. Just one download this month, but that was HD1080.
vesperstock
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 6:22AM
November 2012 was about middling for the year in terms of income and DLs. Downloads dropped year on year, similar to other contributors' reports above although maybe not as drastically as some. Income 95% of same time last year, so a little down on 11/2011 and about the same as 11/2010.

Thanksgiving always seems to be a light week for sales and the hurricane hitting the east coast of the US seems to have had an impact on sales in the early part of the month. I uploaded a lot of new clips at the end of the month and that's when most of my sales for the month occurred.

(Edited on 2012-12-04 16:40:56 by vesperstock)
OrlowskiDesigns
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 7:26AM

53 sales in November, 2012


65 sales in November, 2011


But despite the fewer sales in November, 2012, my income was about $120 more.  So overall, not too bad for me.


 
taavet
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Posted Tue Dec 4, 2012 1:42PM
101 video dl-s on 2011 November
30 video dl-s on 2012 November.
I really avoid looking at numbers as it makes me we want to go independent immediately.
Daedalum
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 4:07AM
i seem to be getting more refunds than sales recently. ive given up all hope for this place
editboy23
Member is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 1,249 Video downloads
Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 6:43AM
Same trend for me...and same trend that's been happening for the past 5-6 months.  Hardly any downloads and mysterious amounts showing up on my balance with no record of what's been sold.
alatriste1
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 7:54AM

Worst month of the year so far. This is not getting better and and I guess it never will.


My royalty rate will go down next year.  I'm looking for more options out there for 2013.
kk5hy
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 10:31AM
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Posted By taavet:
101 video dl-s on 2011 November
30 video dl-s on 2012 November.
I really avoid looking at numbers as it makes me we want to go independent immediately.


Lets not have anymore talk about going independent. I don't need more competition.


Exclusive is the way to go. 
taavet
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 11:32AM
Jake - you old fox
kk5hy
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Posted Wed Dec 5, 2012 12:23PM




And the name is Scott T. Ketchum by the way. 


That is unless someone else is using my photo on their Facebook page.
Ultrastatic
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Posted Thu Dec 6, 2012 6:37AM

BME on iStock. But I've started only 8 months ago, and I have <10 downloads per month here..

(Edited on 2012-12-06 06:41:29 by Ultrastatic)
wildacad
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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2012 4:00AM

0 video sales in Nov 2010


0 video sales in Nov 2011


0  video sales in Nov 2012    


and I continue to upload. Now thats what i call faith, gotta have faith faith faitha..
Whiteway
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Posted Sun Dec 9, 2012 4:06AM
^ If that applied to every month, that would be a lot more than keeping the faith! Luckily, your other months seem to be getting you some sales.
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