Webtreats sold a WordPress template 5400 times What is the unique price for that? What would have been their loss to sell it for 900$ . Not worth it.
Those guys over at ThemeForest are simply making an insane amount of sales! I wish I knew how to build WordPress Themes!!!
My opinion is, if a client is going to spend that much money on a project, they’ll hire a designer to create something custom for them.
Buyers come to VideoHive for the extremely affordable prices. The “Unique Licence” is a nice thought, but I don’t think it would ever work, especially in a marketplace filled with $8 and $20 projects.
How many of you have actually had a buyer purchase an Extended License on any of your projects? I’m pretty sure that most buyers don’t realize that they legally need to purchase the Extended License for some of their usage, and simply buy the regular license.
I found VideoHive in mid 2009, but didn’t give it much thought until more than a year later, when I finally joined in November of 2010.
At first, I thought of VideoHive as a competitor, since I was planning on starting my own After Effects project website, and I didn’t think VideoHive could be very lucrative, until I really started digging around and seeing what the top authors here are earning.
Once I realized how popular the site really was, and how some authors had turned VH into their full time job, I figured I’d give it a go. I still plan on launching my own site soon, but in conjunction with VH and my VH projects, not as a full-on competitor.
Looking back on it, I really wish I had started authoring for VH way sooner! Not to mention the community here is wonderful, and its great to see so many people collaborating and helping each other out, especially from across the globe.
I share felt’s view on the whole “stock motion graphics” thing. I still refuse to use stock in any of my client work. But now I realize there is an entire market of people out there who rely on affordable AE projects and motion graphics.
I think VH also lends itself to the education community. The prices here are so low that if a motion graphics student stumbles upon a project that he or she REALLY likes, and wants to learn how to make such a cool animation, they can buy it for a measly $20 or so, and gain a vast amount of knowledge from that one AE file.
I wish VH was around when I first began my career about 11 years ago! The youngsters don’t realize how good they have it these days
I think the negative comments can made cuz;
-We must look for the event by buyers perspective , People are paying for these projects and deficiencies in these projects and their right to know through the eyes of professional
-@ the same time it’s required to be authors to develop itself and better quality jobs needed to be done…
-We’re a community ,We’re not a group that try to fool people !-C
I think you’d be better off sticking with the old saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
you can review some old data here: http://videohive.net/forums/thread/referrals/32434
Unique made a point advising to advertise somewhere where AE fans lurk. Don’t waste Time (or money) in the general public. The register/deposit rate is much better when the efforts are focused. Mocarg does an amazing work in Youtube luring every AE fan to his profile and then redirecting them here to spend their money. He won’t tell you how he does it though, it’s his darkest secret.-Carl
Thanks for the link to the previous thread, Carl. I’m currently targeting AE tutorial and plugin websites, along with using Vimeo and YouTube for marketing. I just need to spend some more time (and money) focusing on referrals. Hopefully one day I can figure out how Mocarg is so successful
And here are last 3 months:
November 2010 2835 Clickthroughs 45 Registered Members 19 Deposits $159.90 December 2010 3253 Clickthroughs 43 Registered Members 21 Deposits $113.70 January 2011 3841 Clickthroughs 56 Registered Members 22 Deposits $117.90
Those are some impressive numbers! Thanks for sharing!