Posts by SonicCube

1140 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says

Hello All

if you have asked me a Year ago, i’d say promotion will do a lot to your sales. Now after quite some time with heavy promoting my music on Soundcloud, Faacebook, Twitter, Youtube and checking the stats on Envato, i see there’s not really that much from these referal links.

While i have around the same numbers of clicktroughs like AlumoAudio, i have only about a 3rd of his deposits at the same time. Don’t exactly know where this is coming from, maybe my stuff is to bad :)

I’m still feeling, that having tracks in the “top items” list will help the most….. only how to get in there ;) ? As said in another thread, most customers search for some keywords and sort by sales probably in 90% of the cases. So, this is sure a thing why top sellers will even get more sales. The rich getting richer and …... you know what i mean :P

1140 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
+8 more
SonicCube says

Haha, this made me laugh…. thanks Taco :)

..and yes, this is something i have been posting about a few times myself. Some people where speaking about being loyal, and i tried to explain that i feel it has also to do with how long you have been here allready, how many people you have refered, how much of your Marketplace earned money you spent again on one of Envatos sites and so on.

But i think, Envato will reward you only if you bring money to the marketplace (like the growing percentage you mentioned). I have spent so much time in promoting the marketplace and my music on Soundcloud, Youtube, Vimeo, Google+, Twitter and what else, but at the end of the day i dont think it’s worth much. Compared to having a track in the top item list, it does not really help you selling your music.

Customers usualy go to the top items, or use the search engine and sort by sales. Sure not everybody, but most of them.

So yes, i’m all in for a reward to all the grandpas and grandmas :)

1140 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says

Thanks Scott, Thanks Envato

great to hear that we have now another chance to earn some income from our music.

1140 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says

Hello all

i know, those are not the most popular threads among many of us, but i just wanted to say THANK YOU for the 700 followers i have reached by today. Many of them are for sure fellow authors and thats why i post this here.

THIS ONE’S FOR YOU GUYS ! THANKS A LOT !

and now i’ll go and watch soccer…maybe the Swiss can survive a few games more :)

1140 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says


I allways use referal links if i post a AJ link somewhere on the www. This generates around 800clicks each month and i earned a total of around $1200 from these. Not big money, but if you post links anyway, why not using referal links !
please write several addresses resource where I can place my referral link. Russian-language sites are not in fashion, the authors music – nobody’s buying:)

Probably because there are to many sites with illegal and free downloads. But i use anyway only Soundcloud, Twitter, Youtube and Facebook to place referal links.

1140 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says

I allways use referal links if i post a AJ link somewhere on the www. This generates around 800clicks each month and i earned a total of around $1200 from these. Not big money, but if you post links anyway, why not using referal links !

1140 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says

Good old book printed on paper and well worth a read !

The Manual, The: How to Have a Number One Hit the Easy Way http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1899858652/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_awdl_nRKFtb06R6NNZ via @amazon

1140 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says

curious if any of you guys invest time in calling or emailing to post houses, tv stations corporations, etc. to promote your business. i know first hand that the big boy libraries do this and it no doubt generates sales.

If you do this, don’t send links from your AJ profile. Offer your freelance work instead and send 2-3 of your very best tracks as example / demo.

1140 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says

sometimes we might forget that Envato is not that new Maketplace anymore that needs to make compromises to get as many good authors / composers as possible for their market. Nowadays they clearly try to make it as simple as possible for them regarding what is allowed and what not.

Exclusice to AJ is like when you’ve benn signe exclusively to a record label in the past … you simply sold your soul :)

I agree with the fact, that selling the same music here and on iTunes might confuse your customers and lead them to buy it for 90cents on iTunes instead paying $15 on AJ. But other things have just become crazy and unfair for authors imo, like that we can’t even use our own music on our personal website or wherever to sell it to our existing and local customers outside of AJ. I don’t accept that as “comeptitive” amrket when i sell my own work to some business here in my neighbourhood. I would be stupid to send them to AJ or any other Ryoalty Free Audio marketplace and show them all MY “competitors”.

Don’t get me wrong, Envato is a great marketplace to earn some money for Authors, but from time to time we all should ask our self some questions regarding the system and rules. Unfortunately that does not mean we can change it in any way …. Envato can make the rules as ever they like, there is no law, no control mechanism, nothing.

Once more i sure earn some bad reputations for telling my thoughts about the situation and power of Envato. But it’s freedom of speech after all :)

1140 posts
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Located in Switzerland
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SonicCube says

Thanks Guys

Just sent him a message about that.

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