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Smartik says



But anyway, you are not getting anything for those downloads, so why monitoring them?
Wait… Envato doesn’t give the authors of free files anything to compensate? I thought they gave some type of bonus???
no, you just get 61646514 comments of “how to install this” :D

And after this, you get the same number of war*z links.

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Creative-Medias says

People like freebies. I’ve had a free file of the month on another site and it was downloaded 7300 times during that time, while in the 5 months prior to that it was downloaded only 29 times.
Wow 7300 downloads… did you received mails? we frequently have emails about customization (lots of AE beginners on videohive) and other stuff… I cannot imagine my mailbox :D
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themelux says



But anyway, you are not getting anything for those downloads, so why monitoring them?
Wait… Envato doesn’t give the authors of free files anything to compensate? I thought they gave some type of bonus???
no, you just get 61646514 comments of “how to install this” :D

Wow… They should do something to give back to the author somehow even if it’s not money. Because that seems like a lot of work supporting users for downloading your items free.

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organicbee says




But anyway, you are not getting anything for those downloads, so why monitoring them?
Wait… Envato doesn’t give the authors of free files anything to compensate? I thought they gave some type of bonus???
no, you just get 61646514 comments of “how to install this” :D
Wow… They should do something to give back to the author somehow even if it’s not money. Because that seems like a lot of work supporting users for downloading your items free.

if they download it for free they dont get a buyers badge(like when purchased) also supports not required

plus authors submit there files to be for free, theres a form floating around somewhere

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jremick Envato team says




But anyway, you are not getting anything for those downloads, so why monitoring them?
Wait… Envato doesn’t give the authors of free files anything to compensate? I thought they gave some type of bonus???
no, you just get 61646514 comments of “how to install this” :D
Wow… They should do something to give back to the author somehow even if it’s not money. Because that seems like a lot of work supporting users for downloading your items free.

FFOM items are submitted voluntarily by authors and a few reasons why authors volunteer their items is the additional exposure the rest of their portfolio and personal brand receives, among other things. It’s a great exposure/marketing tool. :)

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VF says

People like freebies. I’ve had a free file of the month on another site and it was downloaded 7300 times during that time, while in the 5 months prior to that it was downloaded only 29 times. But anyway, you are not getting anything for those downloads, so why monitoring them?

haha, we can not understand anything from those who downloads free stuff. 90% of them are downloading just to download, nothing more than that. :D

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gbs says

haha, we can not understand anything from those who downloads free stuff. 90% of them are downloading just to download, nothing more than that. :D

Yeah. Sometimes people download a free stuff just because it’s downloadable now and if not download it now they may forget and miss it in the future :D.

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UXbarn says


People like freebies. I’ve had a free file of the month on another site and it was downloaded 7300 times during that time, while in the 5 months prior to that it was downloaded only 29 times. But anyway, you are not getting anything for those downloads, so why monitoring them?
haha, we can not understand anything from those who downloads free stuff. 90% of them are downloading just to download, nothing more than that. :D

Yeah, sometimes I’m one of those people. :bashful:

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