June is summer, right? So prepare for the worst… XD
Basically, a marketplace provide the traffic a.k.a potential buyers. Which usually in a pretty high volume. But when it’s already overcrowded & over-saturated, then it’s hard to get noticed without extra efforts.
Maybe you can do a test by becoming an non-exclusive author. And drive all traffic & your promotion efforts to your site. Then you’ll know whether Envato deserved that 50% from your item sales or not.
In my experience as a non-exclusive author, my items still make quite good amount of sales here, without any promotions. But when it comes to earning, it’s not the best. Even for this month, my own site has overtaken it with only about 1/4 of my sales number at Envato.
Sure, that’s because of the fairly low price on here & 65% of my item revenue went to Envato’s pocket.
In the end, I definitely won’t go back to be an exclusive author again.
AudioTrend saidAnyone have any thoughts about it? Or it is too dangerous to speak about it?
Nobody advertising our work at Audiojungle (I mean Audiotrend music). Sometimes I think that our music would have more success being submitted purely on Youtube. And link would get buyer not to AJ, but to our own site. Then we`d have 100% of each sale. And why not? But we pay 50% of each sale to Envato, and I don`t know why and for what. What do they do to sell our track? When I`m referring someone from Youtube and he buying our track at AJ then, who deserves all the money? What Envato did in this case to sell our track and earn 50% on it? Besides, this is how our sales happen most of the times. If Envato only “providing platform”, without doing anything else, I request 85 – 90% of each sale. Think about it. Envato, give us real exposure, then you will deserve your 50% as a publisher. Where am I wrong?
Same here. I’ve cleared the browser cache after the last site maintenance, but still not works.
With the current flawed system, I barely get any ratings anymore. Wonder what will happen if they implement your suggestion.
Better remove it completely. If all items are rated at 5 stars, what’s the purpose of that rating system?
So it confirmed that they’re randomly selected.
It’s by purpose. Because that’s their way to get some revenue. As you can see there’s no fee when withdrawing your money.
Your ‘actual’ item price is $4. But when someone buy your item, they’ll also need to pay the ‘buyer fee’. So, your item will be priced at $5.
Buyer fee is 20% from the item price. So, if your item is priced $5, the buyer fee will be $1.
$5 – $1 = $4. That’s your ‘actual’ item price, which shown at your statement page.
Confused? Who didn’t. XD
You can click the ‘Make Money’ link on top of your page, to get more explanation.