Pond5 is an online hub for stock footage. You can buy or sell royalty free footage. The clips range in length anywhere from 3-60 seconds and they are each individually priced by the artist. From a quick scan, the average price range seems to be between $20 – $50 per clip. Some clips are even free and others are priced much higher for speciality footage.

Pond5 describe themselves as the “world’s most vibrant marketplace for creativity”. And in the opinion of many microstockers they are. Launched in 2006, Pond5 unlike other stock media agencies, started accepting videos first and thanks to their selling power shortly became the leader in video licensing. Pond5 also offers Music Tracks, After Effect Templates, Sound Effects, 3D Models and since 2011, Photos and Illustrations.


Pond5 has just announced their new Prepaid Credit Packages. From now on they are offering up to 10% in free bonus credits with your purchase. You can choose one of the 3 basic packages or you can buy a credit pack with any custom amount.

The most popular is the $1000 Package where you can get %50 free bonus credits (5% saving). To save 10% you have to buy $5000 worth credits but you receive $500 extra for purchasing stock photos or other stock media, such as videos, music tracks and sound effects, illustrations, 3D and After Effects projects, and as announced last week Photoshop PSD layered files and templates.

Each credit is worth $1 (yes, that’s so simple) and it is valid for 2 years.

To reveive your Free Bonus simply register your free account on Pond5 and purchase any package that is suitable for your needs.