Posts by AlumoAudio

1295 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
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AlumoAudio
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Well done Menachem! Keep it going dude! :)

1295 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
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Excellent work Olex! Totally deserved man! In fact, I seem to remember saying to you when you started you’d be there in no time with your incredible work – and here you are! ;)

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Geddy Lee (Rush), Jean Michele Jarre, and Steve Vai – who, many years ago I had the pleasure to meet and have a considerably long conversation with!

Those were the days as a starstruck teenager! :)

1295 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
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AlumoAudio
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Good work dude! Should have reached that number a long time ago imo, but hey ho. Congrats all the same!

Anyway, enjoy your balloon! Hope you’ve filled it with helium to make squeaky voices with! :)

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AlumoAudio
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But my worry here is the impact on the many thousands of younger buyers that don’t understand this ‘new’ concept. Personally, they’re my biggest customer base (as I’m sure they are for many others here) and I’m trying to figure out a way to communicate this to them, without scaring them off!
I’m quite surprised that most of your buyers are so young. Is this a result of lots of young people becoming successful at making money with their youtube channel?

Absolutely! The gaming, vlogger and beauty community on YouTube is generally very young, yet ridiculously large in numbers. We’re talking millions upon millions of users here, just in those categories alone.

In fact, I’d say there’s more people actively involved and looking for background music there, than folks in offices looking for music for their next corporate video.

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Do the other sites even charge the VAT to buyers??

Every business has to with these new rules, not something Envato just made up, and I would assume the big stock sites want to keep it legal.

Also, you have to pay VAT for anything you buy, so I would assume most buyers would understand this.

In the UK at least we are used to VAT being included in the advertised selling price of products.

With this new EU ruling on VAT on digital goods, the previous prices appear the same on the websites but 20% VAT is added on just before you checkout.

It’s subtle, but it is definitely a psychological barrier to payment when your expected price goes up just before paying!

This isn’t Envato’s problem of course, this will happen on a lot of different storefronts.

Exactly, it’s just a shame that the price on the item purchase page doesn’t adjust accordingly to the buyer’s location, so they can see the price to pay right from the outset.

As prestashop mentioned, a lot of buyers (presumably older professionals or students) will understand this. But my worry here is the impact on the many thousands of younger buyers that don’t understand this ‘new’ concept. Personally, they’re my biggest customer base (as I’m sure they are for many others here) and I’m trying to figure out a way to communicate this to them, without scaring them off!

1295 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
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AlumoAudio
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Also, you have to pay VAT for anything you buy, so I would assume most buyers would understand this.

Including 14 year old YouTubers? Because I’m having a bit of a hard time trying to explain this bit to them (and get them to understand!)

1295 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
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AlumoAudio
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Just about 6 months ago I had 43 sales. This month so far 3 sales. How does one account for such a big fluctuation?
You’re non exclusive. Non exclusive items no longer seem to get any prioritisation in search. Must have been something they rolled out at one point or another.
Matt,is your exclusive account here doing much better than non exclusive? In terms of views,sales and stuff. It could be that search engine is prioritizing exclusive authors :/

Actually my other account is non exclusive now and has been for a few months. Doesn’t even get a sniff. Even when it was exclusive however, it did abysmally – probably due to lack of items within it. Funnily enough, I put a request out to support just this afternoon to have it shut it down. Sign of the times, eh! :)

1295 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
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AlumoAudio
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Just about 6 months ago I had 43 sales. This month so far – 3 sales. How does one account for such a big fluctuation?

You’re non exclusive. Non exclusive items no longer seem to get any prioritisation in search. Must have been something they rolled out at one point or another.

1295 posts Where words leave off, music begins.
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Won a competition
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AlumoAudio
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I’m also wary as whether to upload more material.

I still sell a small amount here every few days but it is 80% one particular track and 20% my oldest track.

I think my main track only sells because of referrals from a couple of video hive items. In the past I would sell a nice spread of all of my tracks but not for the last few months.

My last upload has never sold a single copy despite selling well elsewhere. I freely admit I have a very small library and haven’t uploaded for a long time, but one does feel like saving new compositions for other musical ventures and clients that have higher returns.

I’m still very grateful to Audiojungle for getting me back into composing after many years away which has led to other jobs outside of AJ.

Almost an identical situation here Steve. I’ve got quite a backlog here to upload, yet holding back on them trying to figure if it’s worth ‘investing’ them elsewhere – especially considering they can’t be PRO registered once they go up here.

Also, comes as no surprise to see you’re non ex too. Seems quite a few of us non exclusives have been hit pretty hard by changes here over the past few months! ;)

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