Just on this subject… I had a soft reject recently that I thought was a bit strange. I created a motion graphics video at 3K resolution. As you do. At what would likely be priced at $26, I thought I’d add a bit of value and include the After Effects project I used to create the video in the main file zip.
The reviewer seemed to have no problem with me including the AE file, but wanted me to remove any reference to it in the project description and the preview image. Sure, the buyer will now get a nice surprise if they buy the item, but sales won’t be influenced by including the AE file as nobody knows about it)... so there’s not really any point in including it.
It wasn’t too overt or anything… a little overlay on the preview image saying “After Effects Project included” and the description had a couple of lines like “For your convenience, the After Effects project used to create this video has been included, so you can customize the animation as required. You will need CS6 and later, and Optical flares etc etc…”
Is that right? You can’t advertise what’s included in the main file? Sounds a bit strange.
It looks ok, but there are a lot of better iPhone videos out there, in my opinion anyway. I think the main things for me would be the choice of font… sure, I can change it, but some people have trouble seeing past what is already in the preview video.
Second, the iPhone itself looks a bit basic… there’s no reflections or anything, which I think would help. I appreciate you’re going for a flat look, but I think it’s maybe too detailed to look flat and at the same time, too flat looking to look realistic. It’s in a kind of grey area between the two.
The background is maybe a bit simple as well, but apart from that I think it looks pretty good.
I’m finding two to three days, but it’s rare I have stuff reviewed over the weekend. So if I upload on a Wednesday, then it’s usually reviewed before the weekend. If I upload on a Thursday or a Friday, then it might be Tuesday before they’re reviewed.
Ah right… there we go then!
If I’m not mistaken, there’s nothing in the rules about not selling your portfolio. You just can’t sell or transfer your account. So if it was going to happen, you’d remove all of your items from sale, send the new owner all of your files and then they’d upload them to their account. I could be wrong though.
Whether it;s a good idea or not…. that’s a different matter. Depends on what you’re selling I guess, I mean there could be issues when it comes to support if you’ve not made the items in your portfolio. Probably no issues with AudioJungle stuff, PhotoDune, stock footage etc.
Perfect! Thanks guys, much appreciated.
Just want to clarify something…. I understand that if I buy an item from GraphicRiver or VideoHive or AudioJungle that it is a single use license. So I buy a music track for example, and I stick it on a video I’ve made… that’s the license used up and I have to buy another one if I use the track in a different video. No problem, sounds fair.
What I want to double check though, to make sure I’m not spending more than I have to….
If I buy a set of 500 icons, and I only need one of those icons for one end product, does that mean I’m not allowed to use the other 499 of them for something else, unless I buy another license? I just want to confirm whether the single use license is a single use of the pack or a single use of each item within the pack?
Happy to buy multiple licenses if I have to, but thought I’d check before I potentially go paying more than I have to.
Looks pretty good. I think they’re a bit small to be useful though… you could maybe have two/four/six trees per clip and then include multiple clips. And some of them overlap, so it’s impossible to isolate the ones you need.
Why do you download them every month? Do you wipe your hard drive at the end of every month? Otherwise… download them once and store them somewhere safe. Then you only need to download them again if they are updated. Why you’d need to download a file 50 times, I’ve no idea.
As for a ‘great business model’... well they’ve put a limit on downloads but if you need more than that, for whatever reason, there is a process for getting in touch and requesting more. Sounds pretty good to me.