Promoting the items has always been a good idea in any case
We are paying such a big share of our earnings to Envato because it was understood that Envato also promotes our files. As it stands of course they continue promoting the marketplaces, but the effect has decreased dramatically because we now share it with so many other authors and files.
That’s just the nature of the beast…
Hey Chris, hoffe Dir geht es gut Even if you upload a “killer” item, it will go under within one or two days. And that is the point! I´m really talking about high quality items and unique graphical creations, seems like they´ll never earn the deserved attention again due to the MASS uploads!!! It´s so obvious and I´ve already written about this fact in previous posts. You don´t need to own a crystal ball or hire a medium to predict the future. Times when buyers could easily find and buy the real good stuff are gone…
Hey Ciphered, immer doch
I completely agree. In fact I also argued this already over a year ago. The marketplace keeps growing and it keeps growing at a fast pace. The more it grows the more difficult it will be to find your items. In a couple of years time it will be like some of the stock photography sites where you have a portfolio of 5000 items and sell 2 a month – that’s the nature of these marketplaces.
That was also why I was pretty disappointed when I saw that Envato changed their policy from quality to quantity.
Remember how one and a half years ago we’ve all shaking in our boots every time be uploaded a new item because we feared it would not meet the “new stringent quality guidelines”. I don’t think any of us has these worries these days – anything seems to get accepted!
And I know it’s not nice to always bash on the vector and logo authors. Vectors and logos have their place and the purpose, in fact I purchase them myself. However I don’t think that a “vector heart shape” is in any way comparable to a “commercial trifold brochure”. I think they are completely different markets and until they get separated GR is just one huge convoluted mass of stock items instead of a premium quality graphic design marketplace.
It’s a real pity. If you check my author interview from about 18 months ago you will see that that was the one thing I was most impressed with when I first came here. Therefore the disappointment is double!
Personally I had a very bad month this May, but then again I didn’t upload any killer items either.
Nevertheless, sales were about half of what they were in April. Even with a relatively smaller portfolio like mine that is quite an important difference.
Let’s see what June brings
Hmm, didn’t know we were a closed group!
I think you can sign up if you contact the owner … but no problem, I’ll post for you and send you the link.
Later tonight when I get back to my PC
Honestly, I think you’re getting a bit of a mixed bag in terms of replies here.
I would suggest you check out:http://pcabusers.org/forums/
Sign up, go to “general hardware” and put your budget and requirements.
These guys are all pros, it’s the best advice you can get. I’ve been a member for over a decade and never bought anything without asking there first – and have alsp never been disappointed
My previous laptop was an acer aspire ( I still have it ). I’ve had no problems with it at all and it can also handle photoshop easily and most games at medium level quality.
That came in 700 euros at the time, dual core, it has a seperate mid level gfx card with 1GB DDR (Radeon) and a 17” screen, 8GB ram
It’s not high end but but definitely outperforms anything in the same price range and I’ve not had any complaints.
I used it to play games and was quite happy with it even if I couldn’t crank them all up to max.
Many people don’t like Acer for poor customer service but I’ve been very happy with it and I’m definitely a power user…
Maybe something to look at if you want to get good performance out of medium range budget.
Ok, some ground rules:
for $600 – $700 you will not get a laptop or PC that can play the latest games without stutter or lowering quality. You will definitely not get a laptop that can do it.
I just bought a new latop last month, this can do it all:http://www.asus.com/ROG_ROG/G75VX/
This is cheper than similar alienware et al, but it actually has better features in my opinion.
You will get similar hardware for less money if you buy a desktop PC but it will still cost you around $1200.
$700 are budget PCs, you cannot ecxpect gaming power from them.And Photoshop is all about processor and ram, which are the other 2 expensive components on top of the hi spec gfx card you need for games.
You have to be realistic: it’s not problem buying a budget PC for doing email and browsing the web. But if you want to have high-end performance you also need a high-end PC … or you will always be disappointed…
Happen sometime, has happened to me, too. Usually it goes away after a few hours…
If you had used punctuation, 5 stars!
Many of my items have superhigh ratings and then they have one one star rating. You don’t have to be an Einstein to figure out what’s going on there: Competition buys your item and rates it down. It’s always been happening and it happens to all the best authors.
I agree that a reason should be given if you want to rate. But I also fear that then no one would rate, or people would still rate it down and simply invent a bs reason…
As the above poster said: haters gonna hate … Sad but true
I only buy top-class items from top-class authors. So I never give anything less than five stars. I have been disappointed, but not because the quality was not there, simply because in some cases the file wasn’t exactly what I expected. That doesn’t mean that it’s not great work. In these cases I simply will not rate…