Flat for 1 month: 40 sales … Food for 1 month: 25 sales … 10 liter of gas: 2 sales … Yes, Czech Republicmy goodness…in Switzerland I need:
Flat for 1 month: >300 sales … (incl. addditional costs like water & heating, but not electricity)
Food for 1 month: 160 sales … (ok, for the entire family, but only when we buy cheap food)
10 liter of gas: 2.5 sales …
Hey Mat, time to move to Czech Republic Nice girls and cheap beer – what else does a musician need!
I´m living in Czech Rep. and i can confirm that you can live here for about 100 sales per month
Sales make sales so bestselling song is my option
My last track was approved in less than 10 hours! just wow!
No chance to compete with other fantastic submisions but here is a link to my item:
Good luck to everyone guys!
Pavel – CHA!
You dont … only if the customer let you know
Well, emotion beside …
Envato is a marketplace and from the business point of view is Envato doing a fantastic job – giving customers reviewed items (quality assurance), leading them to items they propably need and will fit their needs (popular items), giving authors oportunity to start a business here (at least for me it was a great start getting some custom work from clients i wont EVER meet) ... i dont like much the new design but looking from the Envato side – its working – items are selling, earnings are rising and Envato is one of the leaders in microstocks worldwide … thats how i see it emotion beside
From my personal point of wiev – i quit my job a year ago and took the risk of beeing a fulltime author (having family, 2 kids and one more on the way already ) – first here (AJ) and with the time also on other makretplaces – and i also got some longterm relationships with some customers they found me HERE! Not all eggs in one basket is the key now … we can´t rely only on one marketplace or one client.
Most of the time i´m spending on anylysis of my items here and doing some comparation tables of what sells, what not, what genre, mood, duration, tempos etc. It is somehow working but not more than for 60% (my best guess) because i ( and no one) have the data we may need (most searched tags, everyday traffic etc.). I was also several time in the popular items list and it did not brought me anywhere
Jamie Blanks once told me that Talent+ Hard work leads to success … well i must add one more constant – and its LUCK! Luck of getting you HIGH QUALITY item approved on the right time of high traffic, to be noticed by the right people (buyers or VH authors as an example), that your promotion outside AJ will catch some right audience and more more more more …. soo many aspects is in the game
And about the new design …
SURE! The new design is giving more exposure to featured files and popular items … but from the business point of view its working
I´m soo happy i joined AJ 1,5 years ago and build some +/- stabile customers they buy some of my tracks I cant imagine i should start now as a new author That will be a nightmare!
My points probably wont make much sense but … its business, what can we do more than doing the best work we can, work that customers find usefull for their project and come back for more of our tracks
Keep on rocking and create some great music!
No doubt that 10 weeks of frontpage exposure, popular items statut and trending item badge helped alot to reach this success! I love Envato!