I appreciate everybody’s feed back and comments. I didn’t know that only top authors go straight to $40.
As a reviewer, I thought I would try to help with the original question. First of all, I’m not sure who told you the above statement (“only top authors go straight to $40”), that’s not true at all. Anyone has the potential to make a $40 file. It just needs to be good enough.
What reviewers look for in a top priced file is creativity, uniqueness, outstanding design, great features, a variety of features, usability and good documentation. There are other things too, but these are the values that you should concentrate on most of all. These are the same things that customers look for too so it’s not exactly rocket science.
One other myth that probably needs to be pointed out also is, a file that has 300 different modules is not necessarily going to guarantee that your file is priced $40. Having 300 different modules in a file is also no guarantee that it will sell!
The most overlooked criteria that a lot of authors seem to forget about is design. I know there are a lot of Apple haters in the FD forums (shame on you, ha, ha) but an Apple analogy works well here. It’s not necessarily true that Apple Macs or Apple iPods are the best or most perfect computers and/or mp3 players in the world. They’re simply successful because of their design and usability. And when something is designed well and is usable, you can get away with it being priced higher; the price can be justified. So if your Flash files look gorgeous and function really well, it goes without saying that they will be priced higher in the same category compared to other files in the same category.
Hope this sheds a little more light on how files are priced. I’ll let you all get back to creating your $40 templates, can’t wait to see them.
Hey SoundProdigy, yes, I received your submission, thank you!
Just a reminder to everyone that, if you submit a track and it doesn’t get used in the month you submitted it, it will ALWAYS be considered for a future month. You do not need to resubmit that item. You are welcome to submit more/other items if you wish.
Hey Mihai_Sorohan, to make an audio file eligible for the Free File of the Month promotion, (a) your track has to be uploaded and available for sale on AudioJungle and (b) you must submit a request to have your track considered via the special link in this thread. See the first post I made in this thread.