As a person who’s had a ton of rejections, I’d say it’s best to just trust the reviewers. When I had a series of rejections and was struggling to get a project approved, they were cool enough to give me pointers and tips (cheers placdarms!)
It’s just as everyone says – there are so many projects that it’s hard to give feedback to everyone.
Also it’s much more scary to get a project approved and then no sales. Then you will never get to know why, not even the “This File Did Not Meet Our Criteria”
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Hello, first post on the forums, though i’ve been lurking here quite a lot. Onto the topic.
I’m a fairly newbie author, still learning, but i’m trying to make some projects that are somewhat different, and from my experience Videohive really does not encourage this. It’s not anybody’s fault it’s just the way the system works.
First of all, when you’re making something new, you’re just using an idea that’s in your head, or you’ve seen something similar but not quite what you want to do. It’s a great idea and you really want to do it, so you start from scratch, slowly working your way through.
Obviously, you’re not going to nail it on the first try and make it look professional, since you’re using techniques that are not shown or used much. Then you encounter technical problems which don’t allow you to do something you want.
Fixing, coming up with ways to overcome technical difficulties, it takes a hell of a long time, and sometimes it doesn’t even end up looking as great as you’d hoped. Even so you don’t have infinite amounts of time to work on it, because in the end you want to make sales.
You post it and you’re happy, and then comes project x, right next to yours which is black text, on white background with a shadow, and a flare and for some reason it generates 5-10 times more sales than yours. Then you go Árghhh and smash your head in a table.
Or as most of you mentioned. someone just copies an idea from one of the best authors and again makes more sales than you.
This really demolishes the motivation to put effort into original projects, especially if you’re not an established author, with a constant flow of income, who can afford one or two not so successful projects. From a practical point of view it’s just a gamble.
The only thing that makes it worthwhile is the greater sense of achievement it brings when it is successful.