I had a friend who is playing drums and he joined in a well known local band. He asked me to create website for their band. Later when they released their album, they asked me to design their album cover and I got in touch with their record label and designed pretty much everything that an album release involves – CD design, posters, magazine ads, web banners, outdoor ads. They also asked me to make a Tv commercial. I thought I had never done it, but to be honest, this was also my first time to make CD cover, magazine ads, outdoor ads etc. At that time I was working in a radio station and my work was totally unrelated to a design. 7 years later I’m a full time VideoHiver earning a living from video animations.
Also keep in mind that no matter how many of your projects got accepted only the last one appears on the front page. Read more here: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/new-homepage-new-items-system/49104
Here is my version of color splatter logo in case you find it useful: http://videohive.net/item/premium-logo-pack-6in1/5372206
I’m not here with the official staff reply. Just some personal thoughts after reading this discussion.
@Inlife – Keep in mind that “commercial use” and “commercial distribution” is not the same. However it was mentioned somewhere that CC BY is the only license from CreativeCommons that is suitable for assets.
Also we work by the rule that everything that is not allowed is forbidden. For example – if there is no license – we take it as any use/distribution is forbidden.
As far as i know – textures from lostandtaken.com can’t be resold as it clearly states: Please do not host textures elsewhere or redistribute them in their original format. There is no exception for including as assets within bigger project or something like that. You can always try to get permission from author, but normally we don’t accept them.
@Creattive – if you are using those textures. you should get permission from author or replace them as the liability for incorrectly licensed textures lies on author not Envato, VideoHive or reviewers.
I’m a full time fiverr seller myself and I don’t sell any illegal content. Saying that fiverr is meant for selling illegal shit is just really dumb. There are very honest and creative people there and yes, also some rats that sell go and take the shortcut by selling others work.
I have a good connection with fiverr’s customer support and I can get any gig removed within 24 hours if you just give me the link to the gig, and the link of the original videohive template.Kind regards, Jerome
Unfortunately there are so many illegal gigs and Fiverr policy is pretty encouraging for illegal stuff that they outperform any good gigs that Fiverr might have and most people on VH hates that place. Anyway. i just e-mailed you links to 18 gigs that are based on my projects. Good luck with taking them down. I wasn’t lucky enough.
I would never use Payoneer card for purchases. It’s way too hard to keep track of all kinds of hidden fees. When I first used the card I tried to withdraw money. Apparently my exchange rate calculations were wrong and I tried to take out more money than I had on the card. I tried once without sucess, then reduced the ammount by 10$ and tried again – no sucess, reduced by 10$ more and tried again. Still no sucess. Went home to see where is the problem and found out I was actually charged comission for each unsucessful attempt. That’s when i decided I’ll use that card as little as possible which were basically – take out all my money as soon as it arrives.
International money transfer is expensive. Don’t let them fool yourself believing someone could do that for cheep. They have their own methods to cover the expenses. If you are getting that for low price – then someone else is covering those expenses through all kinds of fees. Be smart and don’t be one who covers expenses for others.