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musicformedia says

Lol dude, he was just saying that you have the ability to become non-exclusive at any time. I don’t think any offense was meant by it Thomas

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donchev_a says
I completely agree with the idea the exclusive author should have more benefits, but i’m not sure how it could work…What i am sure is that making exclusive option more attractive is for sure business-wize…WHY? simply because you will not loose any non-exclusive author, since they sell their files everywhere, why someone will want to simply remove their files from here and loose money ? That will never happen. By giving at exclusive authors specials rights or advantage, the only thing that will happen is convice more and more people to become exclusive at flashden, The community will get stronger, and no non-exclusive will be lost that’s for sure. It cost nothing to put your files here, so no one are going to remove them if they are not exclusive for sure, but it can convince them to be exclusive…The only question is: do envato REALLY want everybody here to be exclusive ? i mean even if it makes the marketplace stronger in the long term, non-exclusive author are more profitable in the short term for envato. DS make a lot of sales, but envato have to give him 70% of all the profit, and only 25% at non exclusive ;)..So even if he sells a lot more, OXYLUS is more profitable to envato than DS.

I agree with you on all the points. I bet that each author on Flashden.net calculated DS earnings at least couple of times. BUT . When we talk about benefits… the numbers are not the only one thing that makes the profit here.

Take a look at Google.
Type “digital science” ... and count how many clicks you ‘ll make within the first top 10 results to finally land on Flashden. Then type “oxylus” and count the same. You’ll be amazed. DS is like a legend. But even he placed at least 2 direct links to Flashden on his web site HOME PAGE … nooo not even on the home page, but right on the INTRO (I just double checked :)). So it looks like DS takes a VERY good care for the Flashden popularity. Not only by selling his amazing files here , but by DIRECT linking to Flashden. So in this way the benefits are not only for DS but for me, you and the whole Envato. And because he is so popular on the net all we are benefited including the non exclusive authors. By accepting to be an exclusive you make a promise that not only you’ll sell, but you’ll try to advertise Envato. This promise is not that obvious, but think about it. I already did several pages on my server linking to Envato. Just because I can not sell my files elswhere even on my web site… I HAVE TO link to flashden. And I am fine with this. We all work for the better Flashden SEO and ranking, and this is why we the exclusive authors and Evnato need to be in very close and both ways beneficial relationship.

And the non-exlusive autors don’t work for the Envato SEO or at least not in the way how DS works on this. ;-) So yes DS is more beneficial in the end then the non-exlusive authors.

I am not against the non-exclusive authors. They have their nice niche. If they have to wait here 2 days more – not a big deal they have 2-3-4-5-6 sites to upload on. I don’t blame them for this. It is up to them. But I don’t have such an option, Flashden is the only one place where I can upload my files. So they have multiple options and waiting here or there is just a part of the deal. But when you have just one place and this place is benefited from you, then that marketplace has to rewards you somehow.

I am not offending anybody, please do not take me wrong. Nope, I don’t or at least I don’t want to offend anyone. My simple thought is that the exclusivity and the marketplace health and profit are in very organic relation. The quality of the files… is in the circle too. All they are connected. some of my ideas maybe are too far.. and this is why I call them ideas. I take the decision about my files , Envato about their rules. And all we have the choice all the time.. to be or not to be. :D

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CheshireCat says

I am not against the non-exclusive authors. They have their nice niche. If they have to wait here 2 days more – not a big deal they have 2-3-4-5-6 sites to upload on. I don’t blame them for this. It is up to them. But I don’t have such an option, Flashden is the only one place where I can upload my files. So they have multiple options and waiting here or there is just a part of the deal. But when you have just one place and this place is benefited from you, then that marketplace has to rewards you somehow.

+1 Spot on!!!! You have hit the nail right on the head ‘so to speak’ This is what it all comes down to, Envato rewarding its authors who are in turn rewarding them by being exclusive. Although I havnt agreed with all your reward ideas, as you say they are just ideas but the theory behind it is spot on :)

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donchev_a says
+1 Spot on!!!! You have hit the nail right on the head ‘so to speak’ This is what it all comes down to, Envato rewarding its authors who are in turn rewarding them by being exclusive. Although I havnt agreed with all your reward ideas, as you say they are just ideas but the theory behind it is spot on :)

it is really simple to me. More exclusivity = More money. For Envato and for the authors (all authors even for the non exclusive). In addition we need to keep the quality level high. When we talk about the authors exclusivity rewards, it is more about the market share between Envato and the rest of the market players. It is about the authors too… but not that much….

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FlashBros says

I agree, like i said i totally agree that exclusive author is the most important thing to care for Envato in the near future. The thing is that Flashden appear more than 3 years ago and there was no real competition, so it was pretty easy to have exclusive author. Now the competition become more and more agressive and exclusive top author is, in the end, the only think that can make flashden allways in the top of competition. There is more and more flash stock file site on the web, and it become more and more obvious that it is more profitable to be non-exclusive, some competition even give 50% right away without any exclusivity contract. Putting your files on 15 sites with an average rate between 25% and 50% will be for sure more money than one place at 40%. In the other hand, it’s is a lot more work to do, sending a file in 10 different places can be a real pain in the a**. But at the end, I think that Flashden have to think at some additional benefits to attract allways more exclusive, and don’t wait that their best authors leave the ship. That said, I really like Flashden more than any other stock site, and i really expect to stay exclusive here for years to come. :)

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BrianCoyDesign says

I think all these ideas have some merit.

As an exclusive author I like seeing files side-by-side weighted the same. Plus being exclusive doesn’t always mean an illustration of an item is exactly what a customer might want. Variety of items drives sales for all of us.

As a buyer I’d hate to loose out on a great file because exclusive authors have been weighted higher in searches or given any preference in locating elements for projects. If I see the same files again and again in my search then I’ll begin to think nothing new is being put up and feel like the market place has gone stale and take my business elsewhere. Not good for any of us as sellers.

We’re here for our customers and here to drive each others creativity as well as the market place.

I do however like the idea that exclusive authors get their files reviewed quicker as we’ve choosen to give this company our work which benefits this market since our work is no place else. If I can only sell here I want to make sure to get to market quickly. If I was selling files between sites I’d get more exposure and wouldn’t mind a longer review process.

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Mufaddal says

after reading all the thread

i would say one thing i would agree with all the ppl with exclusive authors.

for all the top sellers who files and names are known on flashden market they know if they get more benefits its good for them.

but for ppl who are just starting out…with banner rotators and etc etc

with so much cool files from the top authors do you think he will earn that much on his files.

so putting files on multiple sites cover up the loses on the flashden which takes away the 75%.

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