What you'd make on days 6 and 7? Because I believe it's around $1400 in 7 days to get on there but that can fluctuate if other stores are having great sales weeks as well.
Loving this thread that I only recently found. Thank you for all the great advice.
New question ... I only have one version of each clip (no different formats--they're all mp4's). But the more I read up about c4s the more I feel like this may be stupid and naive. Then again, it seems like a lot of stores in the Top 50 don't repost different formats of the same clips, either.
Am I missing something? Should I go ahead and convert and upload all my mp4s to different formats and enjoy the effortless bump in ratings I might see from it ... ?
Banked my C4S cheque today...the pound is low!
Pixiegirl you can use a free video converter to change format and sizes. It depends on how many other fetishes are covered by the clip and how many you want to make. You don't want your store to look a mess though with too many versions of the same clip lumped together. Some people get confused about how many are allowed, but it's 2 formats in different sizes that's fine, you can have more than 2 versions of the clip.
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I might just wait till I have more content tbh, I only have 35 clips so duplicating now might not be the best anyway
oooo I forgot the pound being low was good for us when I heard the news - I should be getting C4S and MV pays tomorrow - bonus
I post two formats, wmv and mp4, in HD. That way I can post everyday, I don't have time to make 1 clip/day. No need to wait, all exposure is good! I post the mp4:s first and then wmv:s ten days later - that way a clip won't end up on the same page if the page is set to show clip order at time of posting (which can be the case if the page is reached through certain paths, not sure how it works) Clip order is set to show mp4:s first and then the list repeats with wmv:s. Posting 10 days apart spreads out exposure (especially in slower categories where one might remain on the list for a month), but it CAN be irritating if someones sees an "old" clip being posted again that much later. And for 10 days with a new clip they only have the one format choice of mp4. It's trial and error...
I have only sold my shortest clips though, so now that I made some longer ones - one 49 min coming up! I'm thinking I should offer those as SD too because the size difference will matter more.
It does seem however, that brand new clips (mp4:s) sell better than old ones, even if the wmv:s are technically new in their category. This might hint that people already saw that old clip once anyway and decided the first time whether to buy or not. So if I had posted wmv:s first, that format might have been more sold.
For ten clips and a week though, mind you it's wild speculation.
Crap, I accidentally uploaded a clip, in both formats, with several spaces in the filename. I can't upload the same file again with correct name (tried) because it's recognized as the same clip. Is there a way to change the filename? (clip is not active yet) Or if I delete the clip from the list, can I re-upload or is it still on the server?
seemed not to work at first, but just their server being super slow these past hours.
I think you still can't delete clips. You can't rename either. We used to be able to do that but the transition to amazon servers and the corrupt file issues made them temporarily disable that (for a few months it seems..)
Rename the file completely and upload it again or try to use it anyway. I always used to upload clips with spaces and that wasn't a problem at all, although they always said it would be. If you can set a price and actually add it, then it should work. If you don't want to take any risk -> give it a brand new name and upload again.
I can still see the faulty file on the server (from my ftp) and it's in the clip name list so I guess it's not actually deleted. But it worked to upload the correctly named clip and use it, but only AFTER I deleted it from my list of active/scheduled clips in the admin. I am guessing if I tried to add the old one again with a new description etc it wouldn't be accepted, which is good.
You made me realize that I probably have been getting in my own way with C4S worrying about things that don't matter. I know that this advice wasn't meant for me but I appreciate it all the same. ❤
Just out of curiosity Boyru, what do you make? I see a lot of back and forth going on lol.like crush clips?
I'm having the worst month ever on C4S. It's so bad that I'm embarrassed to even mention numbers. I don't know what's going on. My videos have improved a lot in quality, I'm uploading regularly, advertising on Twitter & Tumblr and still getting daily hits below 50.