Well done, Sherman. A truly amazing feat, especially for a GR author!
Awesome portfolio, well deserved!
What are you good at? What do you enjoy designing?
Those are the ones you should concentrate on, because those are the ones who will excel at.
Your next criteria should be quality. Only produce top-quality items.Your portfolio is only as good as your weakest item (dang, I should probably delete some of mine, lol :))
Also, knowing what you’re good at, and knowing what you enjoy doing. you may as well apply it to a category where you have a good chance of selling many items.
Lastly, reward yourself. If you know that you’ve produced the best it could and you really enjoyed doing what you did, you item is a success already. This doesn’t always mean you will get great sales, the marketplace is big, and there’s a lot of competition. But it will make you feel good about the items you have in your portfolio and it will increase your overall sales volume over time.
Most of all, have fun
My best selling file was at first rejected by the reviewer.
I asked for it to be reviewed again,he discussed my item with his colleagues, and they came to the conclusion to accept it without further changes.
Meaning: reviewers can be wrong, but reviewers are also open to discussion if you ask for it. So I would write back and ask for the exact reasons of the rejection.
Having said that, the “not meeting minimal requirements” is silly. It does to meet the minimum requirements, it just needs a few tweaks, as outlined above. I agree: less detail, maybe lose the “I’m mmortal” tagline and you should be good.
Logo looks great!
PS: minimum requirements? Wheren’t those thrown out of the window about a year back when GR started accepting any old crap?? I can’t believe you got dealt that line!!
It’s definitely not correct that GR mostly accept vector files. I have plenty of items which are not vectors.
The most important aspects of quality and uniqueness.
Certainly an unnerving situation!
Have you tried specifying to the reviewer in the message box? Or maybe even requesting a reviewer?
I have previously requested the same reviewer to look at my files cos I know that he knows what’s going on
Thanks Shane, ImageReady sounds like a cool trick!
My advice: save save save save – I hit ctrl-s without even realising every minute. So if sth goes funky I’m never far away from the latest version.
I also make complete and chained disk backups ever day, so I always have several versions of my entire disk available if I overwrote sth by mistake.
You can never have too many backups
Honestly I think rating harms more than it does good. All files on graphic River should be 5 stars in any case. If they are not 5 stars they should not have been admitted by the reviewers.
Ratings are just used by scammers or competitors to rate items down.
I have never used the ratings filter when buying an item. I just use the date filter, relevance or the number of sales filter.
If you ask me the ratings could be removed altogether. Even though I have a great average I think they are more of a nuisance than anything else. Far more open to abuse than any potential good they may do.
I get the secrecy argument, but then again people who copy will copy … I’ve always included the links in my description. People need to copy font pairing probably won’t produce such great designs in any case
On the other hand it is a bit of a strange requirement. If the links are included in the download, what the heck? You may as well be forced to lay open your other design secrets, too!
You can’t sell on GraphicRiver unless you let everyone know how you did it