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happycreative says

I’m still in two minds on what I would vote on a “should we abandon ratings system” poll, because I’ve often used the ratings filter when looking for stuff on Photodune or Audiojungle. But I will say it needs work. One suggestion would be to give each rating a “Flag for review by staff/moderator” option, just to get rid of those one star reviews with comments like “not what I was looking for” or “I can’t open in Windows Movie Maker”. Or like Felt said, low star rating “animations are perfect”.

I don’t mind getting a bad review or rating for work which is not of quality (but buyer should then not buy it in first place… or template should be put on Videohive either), but do mind getting one star rating for no reason or mistake by buyer.

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happycreative says

Lol. Ok, thanks, Creattive. I actually feel better now.

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happycreative says

This is probably the only place to vent and not sure if anything can be done about it.

Meanwhile, back on the ranch…

The average rating for the file is 4 and a half stars after 32 ratings. The same buyer also emailed me to share his frustration. I replied and asked if he saw the info on the template’s page saying audio not included and link to the Audiojungle item, but no reply.

I’m not saying this is a fellow author trying to sabotage (this is an old template and I’m surprised it still sells every now and again), but still sad to see a 1 star rating for no good reason.

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happycreative says

Music related documentary or film trailer: http://videohive.net/item/the-music-trailer/8349724

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happycreative says

Hi, agree with Creatitive.

Regarding earnings, maybe there are a few authors who earn $20 000 p/m, but to get there will not easy or quick. My guess would be that authors who upload projects of high quality (very important), have been here for a few years and have a good feel for what sells and what not, have a solid portfolio of older projects that keep on selling well over long term and a style/quality that makes them stand out from the rest – they might earn between $3000 and $7000 a month.

Very possible to live off Videohive sales alone, but that would greatly depend on your country’s currency and exchange rate. Would not be easy to do in US or UK, but probably a lot easier in a developing country. Hope this helps.

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happycreative says

Hi, just a few quick ideas on improving the video.

  • Change the music. Audio you have at the moment has a very rock n roll vibe. I associate fashion more with electronic or pop music.
  • Change the font. Use a sans serif font to make it look more modern. Use all caps. Maybe something like this?
  • Change font color – not sure if the bright yellow works with the bright purple. Maybe use white?
  • Insert preview video as suggested above (make sure you have correct license and give credit to original author) to give buyers and reviewer a better idea of how finished product could look.
  • Pink, white or purple light streaks and flares instead of yellow. And maybe lower opacity?
  • Lastly, I would get rid of all the stars and star shapes. I like the disco ball shapes. Maybe use same shape (or part of a circle) as a shape for placeholder?
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    happycreative says

    When prices were decreased for AE projects…
    When were they decreased? I’ve been here for about 4 years now and have only seen increases.
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    happycreative says

    I can understand your frustration regarding doing hard work and not being accepted, but I for one am glad they are rejecting footage of which they already have to much (typing ‘USA flag’ into search bar gives about 30 options of USA flag footage to choose from). If I have to see one more clip of ducks floating on a pond…

    But what is encouraging to see is more high quality stock footage (the $10-$30 range) being uploaded. The kind with good lighting, technique, models, etc. A LOT of the $5 footage looks like they were shot by anyone with a HD camera… which these days includes about everyone. Sorry, don’t want to hijack your post. I understand your frustration regarding communicating what is needed and what not. Best of luck with next upload!

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    happycreative says

    I was once asked if I would sell one of my templates and then delete it from my account (I assumed buyer would upload it here or somewhere else…not sure). It was a popular item making me at least $200 – $300 a month for more than a year and with sales on that item not really slowing down much. When asked how much I wanted I said I’ll let it go for $3000 (equal to 15 months income on average for the item), the buyer said I’m crazy… “Item is only $20, how can you sell it for $3000”. I explained the maths to him and he never replied.

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    happycreative says

    Do you want to know which version of AE is more popular with Videohive authors or buyers? I think there are way more authors on these forums than buyers… But nice idea.

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