rickyloca saidI’ve read this book 3 times.. still smoke
“Easy way to stop smoking” Allen Carr Give it a try, it’s a good read!
Last year, after 90 pages of that book I quit smoking straight away for 8 months… until the day I decided to smoke “just” one and got into it again . I should definitely feel a bit more motivated and give it another deep read, I’m sure it’s gonna work again!...hopefully forever!
“Easy way to stop smoking” Allen Carr
Give it a try, it’s a good read!
Happy Bday Envato, thanks for this!! Can I get 70% at my birthday in December too?
Normally those elements such as photos, videos or graphics are just used in the preview and not included in the Zip file unless explicitly mentioned in the description. What you normally do is to contact the author and ask his permission to use his watermarked files in your preview , most of the times everyone agrees because it’s free advertisment!
So if someone is marketing your products, get his 30% deposit and you get your 50%+ commission for doin nothing, you would complain about that? So what, Envato should stop marketing our products because they make money on us? Am I the only one who complains because i never see anyone marketing my clips?
A new marketing strategy for stock footage is a must and I think we all can agree on that, but the point is that even after everything has been fixed, the quality stardards of stock footage here is not even close to what you can find on Pond5 or Shutterstock! I’m not saying that I’m against a new marketplace, but this is just the last of the things to do! Let’s turn Videohive into a competitive website for videos not just using the 5$ strategy, let’s find a way to get professional authors to join this community and raise the standards, then once we get a strong and solid database of quality footage then we can think about splitting Videohive!
Well I don’t see it as a good timing to split simply because stock footage wouldnt survive without the AE templates right now. Videohive is well know for AE, not stock footage, so my feeling is that most of the traffic comes from AE buyers! Who buys a template is more keen to throw some bucks at stock footage but not viceversa! If you are looking for a template you end up on VIdeohive and automatically discover stock footage, but if you are looking for stock footage there’s a 90% chance that you end up on other websites! Stock footage as a standalone marketplace would end up like 3docean, great potential but no traffic at all. There must be a reason if there are so few exlusive authors for stock footage and 3d…
Having a look at the pros on the 1st page, I don’t see them as a reason to split the marketplace, but something that just has to be fixed! A new menu bar, a new the pricing, a different front page exposure and then we can all live all together! Once everything is fixed, maybe we can get some new professional authors, increase the quality of the footage and THEN, make a new marketplace. Doin it right now it would be a suicide cos the market is just not ready.
Before increasing the prices for stock footage, a more strict reviewing is absolutely a MUST! AE templates are carefully and strictly reviewed, technically perfect, and often simple or common projects get rejected because the market is saturated. This must be done for stock footage as well in order to guarantee the same top notch quality that make the difference and motivate new authors to improve their skills. Another very important thing to do is to differentiate the pricing for different categories of footage, for example normal videos, timelapses, slow motions, studio shots, concept, rarity, models, and so on, from like 5$ to 12/15$ for the more sophisticated ones. A logo reveal has not the same pricing of a photo gallery album so I don’t see why a simple video should have the same price of a studio shot with lightning and models and lot of hard work and investments.
I don’t really think that splitting Videohive into 2 marketplaces for AE and stock footage would make any sense. Let’s be honest, the main reason people want this is because of front page exposure. Well, I like simple ideas so I would just make 2 areas on the main page, one for Ae and one for footage, thats’ it, end of the story, everyone is happy, everyone gets the exposures it deserves and we all enjoy that Videohive appears in the 1st page when you google “after effects template” and “stock footage”
rickyloca saidYep..I just bought a piece of stock footage at 65$ ! here it would be priced 5$.
That’s very true! But I’m also wondering why the top authors of those websites are not part of this marketplace. Maybe they don’t bother to upload their portfolio in here because 1.33$ revenue per sale sounds like a joke for them despite the higher number of sales?
See, you are the proof that when a buyer is satisfied with what he’s buying he’s keen to spend more bucks! Even though 5$ is more appealing..