...divine intervention, there is no other explanation!
l33t! Nice! Congrats
If some of you guys are struggling I wonder how I still get any sales at all!
Yes, definitely slowing down. It’s pure math, more items, more authors less sales for everyone – and it won’t get better. GraphicRiver is a fantastic opportunity that has generated a nice bit of pocket change for me. However I would always suggest to anyone to build up a real brand and serve real people who will become your long-term customers.
GR is great while it lasts, and it is a highly valuable tool in what I describe above – however I wouldn’t trust it to be a valuable source of income in the long run. Even though I do hope that it will somehow maintain a good level of sales so that at least my efforts are compensated somewhat economically.
You won’t be able to tell really until you have a larger portfolio.
However the trend has been going down for most authors for the last few months.
More authors, more items, less sales for everyone. If you want to maintain your level of sales you need to keep submitting items. If you one to increase your level of sales you have to keep submitting like a madman
I have a new brochure with a jewelry/luxury items theme (which will hopefully get approved in the next few hours) and I am already working on a trifold and a flyer.
I also have the business card and the local which I already bundle with all of the above. Then I also thought of making a corporate identity.
However seeing that there is “GraphicRiver’s policy on variations” which only allows me to create 3 items with the same theme how would you guys go about that?
Shall I bundle everything (brochure, trifold, bifold, flyer, business card, logo, identity) and make it one huge item? I fear that that would be a huge item and very expensive and people who just need a brochure or ask flyer which I away from dishing out $25.
So at the moment I’m thinking of simply dropping the corporate identity and just sell 3 bundles:
Bifold with business card and logo trifold with business card and logo flyer with business card and logo
... and then sadly my customers will have to miss out on a great corporate identity which I guess I need to sell on another marketplace…
Or do I understand the “GraphicRiver’s policy on variations” incorrectly?
This is not a “cool offer”. This is the only way you will be able to buy Photoshop from now on, or in the near future. There will be no more off-line installations like we have them now.
This is basically to combat piracy. It will give you all sorts of awful about it being easier to maintain, you always having the latest versions blah blah blah. But in the end this is to combat piracy.
Good or bad, each of us makes their own conclusions. On the good side you can get a legitimate version of Photoshop and can pay in small monthly fees instead of having to dish out hundreds of dollars … on the downside it’s a cloud service.
To be honest I don’t think the file size is a very good indicator of the package contents at all.
I a have fairly simple menu item that is about 10 times as big as a quite complex 25 page brochure just because it has some rasterized background images included.
I think that completely incorrect conclusions may be drawn from file size. In fact I often find myself surprised by the file size my items have, both high or low … and I’m the one creating them!
you have a small portfolio in a category that doesn’t generate so many sales compared to other categories.
You need to see these items as an investment. I tend to calculate:
a) Every item has probably a lifespan of about 2 years before it starts getting old and not generating a lot of sales b) if in those 2 years I can sell the item 100 times than I probably just about broken even in terms of time investment
The above takes into account that through my work I also contract customers looking for customizations which also generate more income.
So before making judgments on how your sales are going I think you should first of all weight, and build a big portfolio. Then in about 2 years time you can look back and judge whether it’s worth your while.
Personally from what Eisele and from what I see my fellow authors sell it is very hard to make GR worthwhile financially. I would say that unless you make it your full-time job you should always look at it as a little extra, otherwise you may not reach the goals you set yourself.
... wasn’t he always?
Ah, now it’s official