At least I can now say I made a sale with 100% commission.
KrownThemes saidThat’s his actual picture – he is gray and doesn’t have a face – don’t judge him
Andrew!!!! You have no avatar! You can’t post on the forums without an avatar!!!
WebSmacker is absolutely right. We actually took a picture of Andrew yesterday at his desk while he wrote this forum announcement. Here’s the proof, can you spot him busy at work at his desk?
I see him!
You guys are too funny!
No, I don’t have any. In fact, I’m asking this question to the sound designers of Audiojungle.
What can make sound effects highly desirable to the buyer?
I realize that the pricing updates gave a lot of people reasons to be excited…sound designers weren’t included. Music went from $17 to $18 while Sound Effects remain among the cheapest items on Envato, and that’s exactly what I specialize in. I passed 550 sales recently, and for me, that’s an achievement. Unfortunately, those 550 sales have earned me a little over $450 over 2 years.
I don’t know if this is going to change anytime soon and I’m still learning how to produce music, so Sound Effects are all I really have going for me at the moment.
As someone who may be looking for sound effects, how would you distinguish the ones you want from all the rest? What makes them outstanding in your opinion?
Pensado’s Place is pretty awesome, though not much in terms of new ITL content of late….so If you guys have any similar type general production stuff post it here. Thankyou
Udemy There are courses that are a mixed bag of free and paid courses. Udemy often gives out coupon codes that result in MASSIVE discounts.
I once enrolled in 2 courses priced at a sum total of $630. Thanks to this little coupon code I got from the website, I got them for $20.
Please, please, please make sure you don’t sell yourself short in order to secure a few clients. Not only will the marketplace be seen as lower and lower in value as artists try to undersell each other, but it does something to the artist that can end up with a question like this:
“Is this really what I’m worth?
I’ll never forget my first year in sound design. My first client, a good friend of mine from Columbia wanted me to make some sounds for him. I charged $250 for about 260 sound effects. I thought I was doing him a favor by pricing it so low, but it destroyed my soul soon after.
The pricing on Audiojungle puts Sound Effects at a huge disadvantage because all the pricing increases affect the items that cost more (aka music), and sound effects are among the cheapest items on Envato.
I’ve had people marvel at the number of sales I’ve made on Audiojungle through sound effects. But then I have to explain the fact that the # of sales remains greater than the # of Dollars I earned from all of them put together.
First off: You don’t hear me complaining about my tracks being sold, but curious as I am, I would LOVE to know which Envato users are buying my tracks. Is there a way to track this kind of information?
Why not put a readme in with your items and ask them nicely if they can let you know where your work is being used, if they have the time?
Honestly, what is the big deal? Really, I don’t get it?
Submit your item, once its Approved / Rejected you get an email, that’s more than enough for me.
I have no idea why anyone would keep coming back looking at the status of an item in a queue, that’s like sitting watching paint dry.
Start another theme, work on a side project, do client work, once your item is reviewed you get notified.Simples.
You will never understand until you find yourself doing it, too. I don’t recommend it though.
On the other hand, I do like the fact you keep yourself busy while your items are in the queue. I could learn a few things from the way you work.
EDIT: Here’s an idea to consider. What if there was a number to indicate how many items will be reviewed before the author’s?
Reviews to Go: (56)
Very interesting statistics. I’ve also got my mind set on doing the same thing with audio.
Blinn saidThanks, That’s encouraging to hear thanks… It be a shame if Envato was a site that people’s work gets lost in and without self promoting the chances of sales are slim, so yes that’s good! I totally understand not to post links on the forums though thanks!
In my case, very few sales actually came from promoting and advertising my items. The vast majority of my sales come from anonymous buyers. I have no idea where my sounds go, how they’re used, but I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt to market intelligently and boost your overall success on Envato. Just don’t make the mistake some new authors make and promote their own items on the forums outside of threads such as Free File of the Month and Item Requests. Places like that. Time and experience will let you know where and where not to advertise.
I think you would benefit from watching Envato’s Youtube videos. They contain a lot of useful information about how to become a better author. I’ve recently given my profile a big visual overhaul and feedback has told me that this layout is much better.