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I learn blender and 3d max at uni, but as max is easy an intuitive i ended up hating blender with a passion i hate the way you model in it! never wanted to pick it up again!

Thats just me but i know it can doo alot, just never liked the interface and the shortcuts!

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probably one of these

to similar to another item

not of high enough quality

Errors with in the work

poor use of colour spacing white space, or maybe all of the above

But as graphic river is getting bigger the standards bar is being raised, even if you do a file very like one you did before and it got accepted, does not mean this will continue to happen

there should not be any real reason for files beign accepted just create high quality original work and they shall be accepted!

avoid the common error people make of just coping everyone else idea like what happened with web backgrounds!

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Hello HollowIchigo

I´m thinking start promote my work by referrals !! But i´ve got two questions:

1º – What blogs/websites do you use to promote your work? I´m wondering start on DeviantArt but i need to know some other nice websites! Can you advice me what websites should i use?

2º – Does Referrals program works? :)

Best Regards Nuno

Hey i use DA as my main one but that account had been built up over a few years so i already had 20,000 page view which mean i get quite a bit of traffic, but if you start a new account you will find it hard to get much traffic, you would have to build you profile up to get good traffic!

would be good to get twitter face book,any site you can really but just keep it relevent!

As for the referrals program i have only refereed 2 people out of about 300 visits and both did not deposit, but i would say it just worth getting some links up and see what happen, but i have heard of some people that make more money with the referrals then with actual items

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I went on a bit of a rant, then i realised you made the flag! i had a similar problem.

I uploaded an item the price was to low so i asked for it to change and it was, then i felt the price was to high and i asked them to put it down! and they did support are very helpful just state why you feel this!

good luck!

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Good post. I just want to add that Referrals is also big money here, coz every successful referral can get you minimum $6. So start blogging and promoting your stuff on other sites like deviantart.com and link it back to your file at GR (don’t forget to add referral snippet ”” at the end of the URL ) and sure you going to make some extra cash thru referrals. ER

I forgot to mention this i have link on my DA account to all my work on the envato marketplaces!

Also check you email linked to your account and make sure if any one emails you questions your prompt and reply quickly!

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good point Raincutter i forgot to say quality is a must you wasting your time if it is not of high quality!

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I see a lot of threads about sales going down, and since i have joined i have not found this to be true mine have gone up month on month, not huge sale but slowly improving.

As we a living in a tough climate now you need to chase sales rather than wait for them, if you think of yourself as car salesmen, you would not just wait for a customer to come straight to you in your office, no you go out talk to them and try to sell the car, the same principle need to be applied to the envato market places

my advice is to keep sales from dropping, feel free to add you own

Keep regularly uploading item as they get you on the front page a get you visitors to your portfolio, and i have found this gets you sales, so it good to get on the front page although it not for long it make a difference.

See what sort of items are selling well and try and fill a gap this should bring good sales.

post links where ever relevant and drive traffic to your portfolio don’t waste time just posting anywhere , but on a wider note you need sales, especially in a tough climate to market yourself, get a portfolio online even email design agencies links to you works. and this should help with sales

Get your files in collections and start collections with your file in, just another way you can get you file found on the marketplace

A very important one is to take care when entering keywords when uploading your file, make sure they are all spelt right, or people may not find your file. it a good idea to review your past files and make sure all the spelling it right. also make sure you make full use of them use them all and be a relevant to you work as possible.

another one is to keep a presents in the forum, but don’t abuse it, all drives sales

hope this was of some help!

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I dont know since joining in November my sale have gone up month on month, not saying they are really high or anything but they have been on an upward direction!

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I am serous very few people know about it as most people dont read the terms and conditions!

here is a passage i found

By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

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i think face book own all images you put on there, i heard it on the grape vine!

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