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DzincStudio says

Proposal

To prove the effectiveness of using Adobe Exchange to gain referrals, promote items, and increase earnings.

Anyone can do it, it’s free.

Preparation

Mark Brodhuber wrote a great article Market Your Files Using Adobe Exchange. It was written and intended for VideoHive, but the process was so easy, that adapting to GraphicRiver files was a walk in the park.



Case Study

After creating my account with Adobe Exchange, uploading only 2 item previews, and waiting for their approval, it was finally time to start monitoring the results for 1 week.

The Results

The 1st set of results was incredible compared to previous months, when I did not use Adobe Exchange to promote files. This was the first week only:

January 4th – January 10th:

Among the new referrals, a great surprise was that one of the new users not only made the first deposit through my referral link, but used it to buy my own item as well:

Here’s another referral. In this case I do not know if the new depositor used his $40 to buy my file, but my 30% was guaranteed:

Conclusion

After using Adobe Exchange, for 1 week, I definitely increased my earnings and plan to keep going. For personal reasons, and the belief of something called ethics, I recommend only promoting your own products through Adobe. If you feel like promoting someone else’s items, it’s fine, but it doesn’t hurt to ask their permission first.

Good luck and success to all.

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Folksnet says

I try’d it few month ago they still pending my file :)

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imultime says

Hey Dzinc, great post! Really helpful, thanks!

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kinzi21 says

My two items are on Adobe Exchange about 1 month ago, but still got zero referral.

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aRtlessX says

Thanks for sharing Dzinc :), I took a glimpse on A.E a while ago but never got to give it a try, maybe it’s about time to give it a go and see what happens.

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Folksnet says

My two items are on Adobe Exchange about 1 month ago, but still got zero referral.

Is it accepted or still pending?

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kinzi21 says


My two items are on Adobe Exchange about 1 month ago, but still got zero referral.
Is it accepted or still pending?

Yes got approved about a month ago

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gsdesignworks says

Great post….... BUT

Just out of curiosity… since we don’t have access to stats (analytics) showing where buyers are coming from, how do you know that the increase was due to your Adobe Exchange efforts?

Or is this the only place you are marketing?

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DzincStudio says

Just out of curiosity… since we don’t have access to stats (analytics) showing where buyers are coming from…

http://analytics.envato.com/

Or is this the only place you are marketing?

As soon as my uploads were approved in Adobe Exchange, January 4th, there was no more advertising anywhere else. Before the 4th, day I started monitoring, there were no registered members, nor deposits for January.

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Raincutter says

Looks like I need to try Adobe Exchange for sure. :/

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