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Yes, no problem. Photoshop is perfectly acceptable for print items.

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I don’t think is quite meets the quality standards.

there’s problem on balance, the circle is far too big for the shape it contains. Also it’s very simplistic.

Then the typography doesn’t go with it at all. Looks to be like some sort of science-fiction font. Not the right choice for culinary item.

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The entire bottom half of the flyer is empty. While whitespace is good, to me it just looks empty, there’s something missing.

At the bottom the numbers in the circles are not aligned correctly, so it lacks polish. 2 pm, $15, apart from not being aligned correctly also have no breathing room whatsoever.

The typography at the very top, a three promo and 21+ seems off.

Personally I think this needs work.

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@Nico: the problem is not you or your items. The problem is simply too many items. And I’m not saying that because I think they’re all rubbish. I’m, saying that out of s purely selfish observation: if I were the only one selling here I’d make a fortune :)

But there are more and more authors and more and more items ( good and bad ) so you will make less and less sales. It’0s pure math.

I predicted 3 years or so ago that in 5 years time ( from then ) none of us ( the regulars at the time ) would be making any sales. The curve is deifinitely going in that direction now, 3 years later.

Also of that “us” there are very few left. Most good authors use GR as a springboard as they soon realise that your compensation never matches your effort.

You could however argue that GR can be quite a successful springboard to other more lucrative contracts – so in the end it may just work out :)

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This is a customer complaining to their credit card company that a purchase was fraudulent. The credit card company then reverses the charges and they are also automatically reversed from you.

Basically you’ve been robbed.

This is a common trick: buy something online with your credit card, then complain to your credit card company. Because of all the claims your credit card company will just refund you the money rather than going through lengthy settlement processes.

It’s just another form of piracy we have to live with. It happens from time to time too many of us.

Punch your desk. Suck it up. Go on creating :)

it’s a pain in the neck, but I wouldn’t get aggravated about it.

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make 100% sure it really is the correct size and backward compatibility.

If it is and you’re 100% sure, then re-upload it with the comment to the reviewer saying that you verified the sizes and that they are all okay. And asking that if anything is not okay he could tell you where exactly the fault lies.

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As long as it’s in the queue, and you see that on your Dashboard, you will be okay.

Sometimes it takes longer, sometimes it takes less long. I’ve waited 10 days and more. So at the moment nothing to be alarmed about.

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I never worry about release dates. I just finish and release.

It used to matter more because we used to actually get some visibility on the front page, but these days I don’t see the point. Items sell over time, not because someone spots it on the frontpage the second you release it.

Aiming for featured file sounds good and is a noble target, but it’s also a bit like aiming to win the lottery :)

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Hmmm, I could imagine many arguments for instant payout – but “boring” is definitely not one I would have thought off :)

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Create more valuable and higher-priced items. You’re not going to make much money selling web banners and Facebook covers at $1 a pop. So look to create items that are more valuable.

Promote your items off-site. I found that the most sales I get from referrals from other websites outside graphic River.

Continue to produce high-quality content. Continue to produce lots of it.

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