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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
    @HappyCreative – Family friendly marketplace? Thats the education we give to kids?
    Like I said, I’m not really one for debating. But to answer your question, I don’t think the Envato marketplaces is where kids should be getting their education from in the first place. And I was not really referring to educating kids anyway, I actually meant for myself (or others who feel the same) that it might be good that there is a limit on what is shown/allowed and what not.
    This is the same type of censorship thats responsible for growth of young terrorists. This is the same behavior this marketplace is encouraging

    Wow… that esculated quickly.

    Regarding your argument why some elements like blood is allowed and others like statue nudity is not allowed I do hear what you are saying and don’t have an answer.

    Peace out. Will be watching this thread from a safe distance. :)

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    happycreative says

    What if you just alter the scenes at 20-24sec and 36-40sec and then finish with a different title shot? Make the project go from PG13 to PG10. :)

    On a side note (and this is one of those things that can be debated furiously, which I don’t have time or energy to do), I’m happy VH is still very family friendly. There are two ‘daily design inspiration’ sites I used to visit, which in the last two years both went from daily design inspiration to daily NSFW inspiration.

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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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    happycreative says

    I think it depends on what type of projects you are looking at creating. Logo reveals and broadcast packages or more slideshows and portfolio showcases? This is just my opinion and I don’t have specific evidence to point to, but I think if you are creating templates which use plug-ins, like your last uploaded project, it will be bought mostly by buyers with a slightly more professional (working with or for clients) need for the template – meaning they’ll more than likely have AE CS5, CS6 or CC. The people who use CS3 and CS4 might be looking at templates for personal use (like slideshows).

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    happycreative says

    I’ll be keeping an eye out for the duplicate. :D

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