Posts by Creattive

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Creattive says


In general i don’t like the new homepage and I have also a big problem, the “Just For You” section is full of animals, to be precise i have 47 animals :) ( cats, dogs and horses ) from photodune and 3 items from other markeplaces. I follow various authors from codecanyon, themeforest, graphicriver, photodune, audiojungle and seems that if a photodune author that i follow publish 50 photo of animals the result is a zoo in the homepage, this is clearly not what i want in that section.
This is a great observation. Currently, if you follow any author who uploads in bulk, your “Just for You” section suddenly isn’t that great. This section should behave like the “New Items” section instead, where only one new item from the author is shown within a certain time range.

+1

bt to be fair, this problem did not come with the new homepage, but existed before, too.

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Creattive says


Anyone find it kinda strange how in one day, they change the home page to have less focus on finding new files, but now have more focus on top sellers, and then in another thread talk about sending Power Elites into outer space after customers have spent 25 million dollars on their items. Envato management needs to get their head out of the clouds and the distant future, and focus on the present – 2014, and listen to the community, feet on the ground and look at the foundation of the site.. Can you ask yourself if this is a cutting edge marketplace design, that is sustainable for the next few years??

ahh finally an elite said that, that’s the whole point i tried to say a couple of posts back but the elite friends thought I’m trying to find excuses!

+1 … well said!

no that’s not what I said. I agree that the new items shall be more present, but I want this because all benefit of those equally. Elites and New authors.

You are all talking about how the “new items” is the only chance for new authors to get to know and that authors with more sales have so much more options but that is something I don’t see. Burrying the new items is as bad for me as it is for you.

Right now the most prominent feature is the search engine, and I can remember that the community requested exactly this look in the past (oversized, overprominent search box). Now they are all complaining. If the search now works better for elite authors than for new authors, I doubt it. Many sales do push an item up in the results, but being new pushes an item, too. So it ends up to use the right keywords.

So we have not so prominent new files, both experienced and new authors suffer from equally, as well as a now very prominent search box both types of authors benefit or suffer from equally, too.

The next prominent thing in the new homepage is the featured item box, and I already pointed out that this is also not elite-author only. In fact, looking at some featured files you might think it doesn’t even have to come down to item quality, but just pure luck. So pure luck is – again – equal chance for both experienced as well as new buyers.

I don’t say the new homepage is good as it is, I like to have the new items more prominent, too. But solely because I benefit from it (as well as everyone else).

2060 posts aspire to create - create to inspire
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Creattive says

Maybe I missed this, but are the new perks of milestones that we’ve already passed available to us? For instance, those of us already past $125,000, will we be able to receive the $250 Envato Studio credit? I assume not, but I figured I’d ask.

nope. I will reach that limit a couple of days before the new rewards take place, and I was told I don’t get the envato studio credit.

I was so happy to finally get the care pack, now I’m disappointed to have missed $250 by a couple of days :P Well, that’s human nature :D

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Creattive says

cyzer will be so mad when he sees this…

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Creattive says

anyway I really respect and love elite authors but hey, let the new ones have their only exposure of homepage! :)

You are suggesting elite authors have more exposure. Well, I am an elite author. Where do I have more exposure?

My new items are on the homepage like everybody elses. I might have more followers but I worked to get them.

I don’t have a file in the popular list right now. Maybe my next file will be in it, but then I just managed to get more sales with the same (new item) exposure like you or everybody else. So I don’t see how we have more chances than you.

If you are getting featured that can really boost your sales, but as I pointed out, totally new authors get featured, too. It might be just luck, but it’s the same for everyone.

I started to work here September 2012, and after 6 months I managed to get a steady income that I could preserve till now. Of course, back then I was no Elite author, but still managed to end up being 3rd of the top selling videohive authors, with no elite badge.

I continuosly added to my portfolio and became Elite author a few months ago.

When I started, all people around me were complaining about the way things work here, and I was told new authors don’t have a chance to become big. “Back in 2009, it was easy”, they said. But still, it wasn’t so hard, and now I’m an Elite author, and maybe back in 2012/2013 when I started to climb up the ladder it was a tad easier than now in 2014 but I can only say: I get nothing for free.

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Creattive says

elite authors (featured files) keep on climbing, go up to the headlines, we are sending you to the space! a lot of rewards for you!
  • only three of the nine shown featured files are from elite authors.
  • three files are from new authors having sold less than 10k.
  • the newest featured file is from a new author who has sold less than 1000.

Really, featured items might be a lottery, but it is certainly not like only elite authors get featured.

I sometimes get the feeling new authors try to find all the excuses they can, while you should really work on your items. It is not the easy dollar as it might seemed at first glance, but that’s okay.

2060 posts aspire to create - create to inspire
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Creattive says

it has always been like that. at least since I’m here, thats about 2.5 years.

2060 posts aspire to create - create to inspire
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Creattive says

hope to reach that elite status in a few months but man no vegemite form me till the 250.000 mark :( this is my reward for being lazy for years

why? the care pack is still at the 125.000 mark. You actually get now more, as that milestone now also includes $250 envato studio credit.

I will be two weeks too early for that, so be happy about being lazy. You made $250 with it.

I hope I get an extra tim-tam for that!

2060 posts aspire to create - create to inspire
  • Elite Author
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  • Beta Tester
  • Referred between 10 and 49 users
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
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Creattive says

I’m seeing a lot of new features added to the marketplaces which is a great thing. Still, this one here requires almost no work and has great benefits for authors and buyers.

2060 posts aspire to create - create to inspire
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  • Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
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Creattive says


Hi Dan, I will reach the second Elite level in a couple of days. Will I already get the new Envato Studio credit?

Hey Creattive!

Sorry but not yet! The new rewards take effect on Sept 1.

:’(

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