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chrisworks says

Since I’ve seen that many of the authors present here are also present on other graphic markets legally selling their items (imagine they use non-exclusive profiles to do that), I was wondering if some of them could give me/us some suggestions on the pros and cons of acting as non-exclusive author (I have only an exclusive account on GR at the mo).

- Is it more profitable regardless ? - Does it depends on the type of item you want to sell ? (e.g.: a font or a vector is more suitable and profitable than, for example, a flyer).

Can you tell me something about your experience ?

Thanks in advance.

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ToivoMedia says

It’s against the rules I think to talk about rival sites and mention them by name, so probably can’t discuss any specifics here. Might be good to get some general experiences from authors though.

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chrisworks says

Agreed, ToivoMedia. I’d like to get general experiences, don’t wanna talk about rival sites here.

I just want to know whether to be non-exclusive it’s a winning/profitable strategy or not. And in what cases and (for example) for which types of files, under which conditions, etc.. etc…

Hope it isn’t against the rules. :-)

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pzUH says

Simply check the Photodune’s top authors page, and you’ll get the answer… :D

And it’s also very likely that vector authors tend to be a non-exclusive too…

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Teo_nikif says

Don’t have great experience selling graphic files my friend but on the 3d modeling industry it is definitely more profitable to be non exclusive in as many sites as possible. Hope i helped!!!

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survivor says

I think it really depends on the type of file. For example Flyers and IMO all files in Print Category + Add Ons are better to sell here as exclusive Author. The reason is, that there isn’t any other big marketplace for these.

On the other side – Vectors and Photos are selling on many well known marketplaces, so I would choose to be non-exclusive to sell these.

You can also have 2 accounts here 1 exclusive and 1 non-exclusive and try what generates best proffits for You :)

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chrisworks says

Thank you, guys. Now I have further useful infos to make my choices. :-)

I was wondering why I cannot select “exclusiveness/non” on a per-item basis…

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survivor says

^ there was a thread somewhere here about per-item exclusivity, but as far as I know, it is not that easy to implement this feature as it may look ;)

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