Adding over 1000 new video clips to Shutterstock

So, I get a phone call out of the blue one day from an executive at Shutterstock. He asks if I have time to chat. And what a conversation it turns out to be. He was generally interested in my opinions about not only the microstock industry as a whole, […] Read more »

Pond5 releases Adobe Premiere Plugin

Pond5 finally did something this year…  Still no updates on their web site, but they created a plugin for Adobe Premiere CS6 users that allows them to browse/search for stock footage from within their Premiere projects.  If they can roll it out to a lot of users, it should make […] Read more »

Long slow year, mostly…

It’s mostly been a long slow year for my MicroStock portfolio.  My Pond5 sales are down by 30% from same month sales last year. I know there’s a lot of infighting on the Pond5 forums about pricing, but when I slugged through the numbers I found a direct correlation between […] Read more »

August 2010 Sales Report

The first half of August was a continuation of the summer slump with more sales woes.  Things did start to pick up some mid-month and the final week was a very good week bringing August sales up to respectable levels. August 2010 Agency Clips Sold Portfolio Size Pond5 66 (+4) […] Read more »

July 2010 Sales Report

Better late than never… July 2010 Agency Clips Sold Portfolio Size Pond5 62 (+1) 1047 (+10) RevoStock 2 (-5) 299 (+16) ShutterStock 6 (+5) 139 (+1) ClipCanvas 0 (-1) 209 (+5) MediaStock 0 (+0) 78 (+0) Can Stock 1 (+0) 44 (+0) iStock 0 (+0) 16 (+0) Fotolia 0 4 […] Read more »