Yeh coming from the PSD category on ThemeForest where the standards are quite high / professional, I have to say the GraphicRiver web elements category standards are considerably lower, but a lot of these elements are being uploaded which don’t really sell well. GR needs to focus on quality, not quantity.
Quality not quantity please! Saturated with mediocre
I’ve noticed a change in sales and the type of item achieving high volume sales. The first thing I will say is there’s a lot more competition here these days and I don’t think a lot of it is good quality is some categories I’m involved in (but we won’t say any more about that!). So the sheer quantity of files being uploaded is going to dilute everyone’s sales unless the quantity of buyers increase at the same rate! Just got to fight harder for sales these days.
Also look at the popular items section, it used to be just pages of club flyers, not any more. Think buyer item preferences are changing too.
When I first started my item appeared on the homepage for about half a day generating lots of initial sales, these days it’s about 10 mins and you’re lucky to get a comment from another designer lol! The landscape has changed, we have to move with it.
Your there! Just bought your backgrounds vol 1 item. Going to myself a nice iPhone wallpaper congrats!
Really nice portfolio, congrats!
I’ve done it once before but I had half as many templates. I’m torn between the monotony of updating and the fact the new ones look better and I want them all to consistent! Wonder if I could pay someone to do it for me??
Anywhere I could put that job up for tender on the web these days? I’m thinking it might be cheaper to pay someone as the time I spend updating them all could be spent creating new templates!
Has anyone ever decided to update all their previews. I’ve done a new preview style for my latest template, which I think is pretty cool, but I’m that anal about consistency that I hate the fact all the others are different. Feeling the need to update them all!
I don’t get a great deal of questions, the ones I do are real beginner ones. But I guess you can read that two ways, either there pros and they know how to use the software (indesign usually for my templates) or my templates are piss easy to use and don’t generate that many questions.
For me it’s an interesting question, one of the first rules of marketing is know you’re target audience. So to me it seems pretty important we know how we’re designing for.
I suppose the answer is all of the above really!
What do you think the % split is of people purchasing templates on Graphic River? Do you think its more professional designers/agencies looking for a quick win or good starting point or amateurs who want to have a go at doing it themselves instead of using a pro?
I know when I did a lot of client work templates were usually a really good way to get a head start on a project when you’re under a lot of pressure.
Suppose its one way to increase sales!