I find the policy on quality a bit strange. Quality requirements have gone up on audio jungle and (I guess) theme forest as the sites have grown more successful. Why wouldn’t you increase quality requirements on graphic river as well?
I suppose one could argue there may be a correlation between the review time and the amount of flyers that are now hitting the market. Personally, I enjoy the recent review time as its been fast and quick, however, I can’t help but also notice the consequence or effect is many flyers that don’t appear as high quality as others are now in the market. There is a noticeable difference in technique and skill between flyers. It all could be just coincidence, but perhaps it isn’t. It would make sense that maybe the review time is so fast, because reviewers are not spending as much time on flyers as they have in the past. In turn, as more and more flyers hit the market at the speed everything is going, the flyer category is becoming even more saturated. It shouldn’t discourage anyone from designing though. It is just my opinion.
^^ Thanks guys. Time to chase down the next paw one sale at a time
this month my sales dropped 70% I can not believe my economy collapses
To be fair, upon looking at your portfolio, unless I missed something, your last design was approved in October and you only had one flyer that month and then for September you had four of five approved. There is nothing for November. It would be difficult to sustain sales if you don’t continue to maintain consistency with flyer submissions in such a saturated and competitive genre – Flyers. I don’t believe this has anything to do with your flyers not being any good, as you have a nice portfolio, but even top selling authors such as SevenStyles has seen in a drop in sales and you can argue that perhaps it is because the amount of submissions by that particular author isn’t nearly as much as in the past where maybe the market was less saturated. I only use this as an example to demonstrate a correlation between consistent marketplace participation or simply relying on a portfolio as it is in dependence of repeat customers, word of mouth, or referrals. I believe if you continue to try to develop fresh ideas and submit flyers then, perhaps, you can at least continue to get yourself exposed and allow others to venture into your portfolio and see your other work. Since your last flyer was in October, you are missing good opportunities to provide Holiday themed flyers that you now see people submitting. The Flyers genre is competitive and new authors continue to participate as old ones try to maintain a hold on their current ranking, so it’s all about not giving up (in my opinion). I hope to encourage you to not give up and try to push forward. Good luck my friend.
time to get that next paw!! go get it!
That is how I wish it would have appeared on my screen when I logged in, similar to unlocking trophies on PS3 . Regardless, I am very thankful for the support given to me by everyone at Envato, the buyers, and my peers. Thank you all.
Such a shame, Helba is a nice font family and a great alternative to those who don’t have Helvetica.
A general rule of thumb to is to pair a serif with a sans serif OR if you are going to use one font, try using one with a large family (Example is Exo which has a thin, light, regular, medium, bold, black, etc.) to create separation on what is the main text you want to stand out to the reader from the unimportant text. Century Gothic and Code look similar, so there really is no clear distinction between the two. You could try just using Code alone as it has two weights (light, bold). That is what I did with one of my flyers. Just my input, good luck.
to infinity and beyond!
As Demorfoza stated, the common reason is poor quality or the aesthetics of the design are not appealing. Also factor in the business card market is heavily saturated and creativity is key in standing out from the rest. I have received plenty of hard reject notices, so don’t worry it is part of the business. Just don’t give up, just research the market, and see what trends are popular. Once you have done so, you can then create your own twist to that trend. You can do it.