Best Websites to Sell Videos Online in 2023

10 Best Websites to Sell Your Movies

  • Motion Array
  • Envato Elements
  • Getty Images
  • ShutterStock
  • Adobe Stock
  • Pond5
  • Motion Elements
  • Videohive
  • Depositphotos
  • Pixta

This statistic is based on my personal experience of the last 5 years working with microstocks.

In this chart, you can see how much each stock has sold over the past year.

1. Motion Array

This platform sells your movies on a subscription basis with unlimited downloads for the customers.

If you can pass the exam (which is not easy to pass) you will start selling from your first upload.

The first downside is that uploads are limited to a few dozen videos per month.

The second downside is that the footages has to be uploaded manually, so it still doesn’t work with uploaders like StockSubmitter or Microstock Plus.

2. Envato Elements

Envato also sells video footages with an unlimited subscription.

To sell, you’ll need to pass the Videohive exam and upload your work there, which will then automatically be uploaded to Envato Elements.

Several works are rejected, but those that pass, sell.

Platform accepts uploads with StockSubmitter or Microstock Plus.

3. Getty Images (Istock)

Getty, in my case, sells almost as well as Envato Elements.

The biggest difference is that it accepts most uploads, even those made with smartphone.

The percentage of accepted files compared to Envato Elements is almost triple.

Platform accepts Microstock Plus uploads, although a Google Chrome extension will need to be installed. The second way is to upload with Qhero or directly from the site.

4. ShutterStock

It has been a long time now that shutterstock no longer holds the first position.

On the plus side, it’s quite stable, so it always sells, even if not much.

The downside is that it rejects a lot of video noise, so before you submit your files for review, make sure you’ve got your footage squeaky clean.

Platform accepts uploads with StockSubmitter or Microstock Plus.

5. Adobe Stock

In all my years of working with stock, Adobe has always caught up with Shutterstock, although it has sold slightly less in the last year.

The positive side of Adobe is that it accepts almost all videos, even those made with smartphone.

Platform accepts uploads with StockSubmitter or Microstock Plus.

6. Pond5

This site sells, but it’s not stable, so one month you can have several sales and the next few or even none.

Accept most submitted videos as Adobe Stock for review.

Platform accepts uploads with StockSubmitter or Microstock Plus.

7. Motion Elements

This site sells little, but in recent months it has sold steadily. So to sell you need to have a portfolio with lots of clips.

Platform accepts uploads with StockSubmitter or Microstock Plus.

8. Videohive

After the launch of Envato Elements, Videohive stopped selling a lot, but sometimes some sales do happen. If you want to upload to Elements, you will have your videos for sale on Videohive as well, because they are in sync. A few more sales is always nice.

Platform accepts uploads with StockSubmitter or Microstock Plus.

9. Depositphotos

In 3 years, with a portfolio of 10,000 footage, this stock has sold me 50 videos. They are few, but as additional sales they are always nice.

Platform accepts uploads with StockSubmitter or Microstock Plus.

10. Pixta

Pixta was selling very well up until a few years ago, at very good prices, but has recently stopped.

During the year I had less than 10 sales.

Platform accepts uploads with StockSubmitter or Microstock Plus.


But that’s not all, I add the list of premium stocks, which I was unable to enter, but which certainly generate higher sales than all the sites listed above.


Another way to sell your movies is to sell them on your website, like I did. You can check out my stock Kmeel.com

In this case, however, you must be ready to invest a lot of time and money in your platform, as the competition is very high. For example, I offer my customers the extended license, with no limits on use over time and quantity, which other sites sell at much higher prices.

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