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soundengine says
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soundengine says

July was my worst month in 2014 but it’s still nice to earn some cash while you are on vacation :) Hoping for a better August for everyone!

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soundengine says

This new homepage must be an example of “thinking inside the box”. It’s basically the same design with a new layout! I would expect a brand new design. Here are my critics:

1) I don’t like the giant search field, envato is not a search engine! If you want to emphasize the search you could make it bigger and bolder and still keep it inside the header.

2) You could use that giant space in the middle for a slider like every other website do and use it for promotions like “happy (elite author) day”, “ultimate … bundle”, “envato’s most wanted”, etc. When you have to advertise something, you would use this space instead of popping up that thing at the top.

3) Old page elements shouldn’t be binding for the new design because they don’t respond to the growing marketplace needs anymore. For instance, I would get rid of the “featured items” and focus on promoting through “featured collections” so that a bunch of authors benefit from the exposure instead of a single person and the buyers would have more alternatives to choose from.

I mean if you want to promote an extreme action track then create an “extreme action” collection and promote a bunch of tracks instead of a single one! (I’m talking about small hand-picked albums, not 10 pages of random items).

4) Contrary to the common opinion, I don’t think new items should be on the homepage at all. Nobody puts random items on their front page, plus 3 hours of out-of-context exposure doesn’t mean anything from the author’s perspective.

288 posts
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
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  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
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soundengine says
288 posts
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  • Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
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soundengine says

Overall there’s a 25% drop this month and when I look at the second half alone it’s probabbly around 50%. By this rate next month will be a nightmare!

I guess it’s time to upload!

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soundengine says

Wow so many different views on this. I think 50 years is a way too optimistic expectation especially if you’re writing for the market. There’s no guarantee that your earnings won’t drop in half next year and fall into an abyss a year after that!

I think 2-3 years of estimated earnings would be a considerable offer. There are people selling their apps and websites and the price is usually around next 1-2 years’ earnings. Music can go a little higher than that.

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soundengine says

@expresssoul Yeah I mean the whole copyrights and everything!

Let’s face it usually authors are creative people and don’t understand the marketing side very much so I’m thinking that a business guy could double or triple the reveneue with the same portfolio. So it could be a lucrative investment for some people!

@prestashopthemes For the next 5 years earnings I would give the keys right away!

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soundengine says

I thought there might be a market for this kind of business as in any community there are people in need of cash as well as those with a strong wallet like Mr. Bhuval :)

So?

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soundengine says

... he meant the Spartan club – or the infamous 300! Blackie was a little bit earlier.
Congrats! Go dust of the soot on your paw and let the silver shine :)

Lol, ok now I get it, there should be a guide to decipher the milestone threads correctly haha :)

Congrats Andrew, on to the 500 Days of Summer club!

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soundengine says

Black paw club? You’ll get the card once you make a vow to never leave ;)

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