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Sell Your Stock Video Online

Master list: Sell Your Stock Video Online

Gail asks: How do I sell my stock video online? Some people in the image and design community make money selling video as stock footage. Tons of designers I know look for royalty-free stock images, and it is a great way for an artistic talent to make extra money.

How can a videographer sell stock video online? Are there sites out there that offer just video footage to purchase to and sell from?

Answer: Absolutely! Here’s our master list of websites that buy your stock video footage or stock video clips:

Shutterstock Footage

*Over $1 billion paid to contributors since 2003
* You earn a 30% commission on the sale.
* Typically, priced at $69 to $199 per clip.

Pond5

They give contributors the flexibility to set pricing for their content, and to earn an industry-leading commission on all sales. Exclusive video contributors receive 60% revenue share. Non-exclusive video contributors receive 40% revenue share.

Learn more about their Video Exclusivity Program here.

Artgrid

Relatively new to the stock video market game but they are offering a pretty generous commission structure.

Their contributor dashboard is simple to use, making it quick and easy to upload footage. In addition to all of this Artgrid’s story-driven approach to stock gives cinematographers much more creative freedom.

iStock

For each license a customer purchases, contributors earn a royalty, which is a percentage of the price paid by the customer.

Earnings can differ, but, the more content you have in your portfolio that customers need, the more opportunities you’ll have to gain earnings.

Dissolve

Dissolve is kind of picky when it comes to the types of footage they accept.  They tout taking their time to curate it all. They’re looking for content creators from different backgrounds that care about their work as much as we do.

They don’t really say the percentage of sales contributors make – if it is there it’s not easy to find.

VideoHive

VideoHive is part of Envato Market. Signing up to an account on VideoHive will let you access an entire network to sell your goodies on.

Every time an item sells on Envato Market, the author of that item earns income!

How much depends on whether you’re selling exclusively with Envato Market (you make more if you do!) and on your all-time earnings (the more you’ve sold, the more you make!)

You can find out more about fees, rates, and how to make money on the Make Money page.

They also offer an affiliate program where anyone can refer users and earn a fee when the referred user makes their first purchase. Learn all about the affiliate program.

Adobe Stock

Start contributing videos to Adobe Stock directly through Adobe Premiere Pro and reach millions of potential buyers.

Adobe Stock promotes your work across the world of creative media makers and offers a competitive royalty of 35% on videos. For details on royalties, see the Payment process and taxes section. For more information, see Use of your content.

123RF

* Register. Sign up for a Contributor account.
* Upload. Upload your original photos, vector illustrations or video footage.
* Earn! Whenever a Buyer downloads your content, you earn up to 60% commissions.

Motion Elements

Selling your stock footage requires only five easy steps – you first sign up to be a ME Artist; upload your works to your portfolio; edit and publish your stock video clips for sale in the marketplace; be notified for every sale you make through e-mail and; get paid monthly through Paypal or Moneybookers with no minimum earnings required.

Soundstripe

Their standard commission is 20% of each sale to a referred subscriber. Payouts are automated and monthly via PayPal.

They also offer a 10% discount on their service that can extend to your audience as an incentive to join through your link.

In short, selling stock footage requires planning and determination, but when it’s done right, it can create a consistent passive income for filmmakers in an industry that is filled with inconsistency. Once you check all the boxes mentioned above, you’re ready to make money from stock footage

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