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buddhabeats says

Hello fellow Authors!

I wanted to take a moment and write about some things I think Audio Jungle is doing quite well.

I’m doing this because I’ve been quite vocal about things I don’t understand or see as a problem. I didn’t want to look like the new guy coming in here complaining about everything. I kind of can’t help myself; it’s the way I’m wired. If I see something I think can be improved, I’m very vocal about it. If everyone keeps their mouths shut, then problems have little chance of changing. But at the same time, I admit some things may not be a problem (or a misunderstanding on my part) and don’t need changing – which is why discussing them makes sense.

I had this international business professor back when I was in school. He asked us this question: “Who would you ask if you wanted to know about the problems in a country, the citizens of that country or a foreigner who’s there on vacation or has lived there for a very short time?”

Most of us said the citizens of the country. Seemed to make sense. We were wrong according to him.

In his words, the people of the country have been living there all their lives and they often don’t recognize some things as being a problem because they’re so used to seeing it every day – in a sense they’ve grown numb to the problem. But throw a foreigner into the mix and they notice these things right away. (ask a foreigner what problems Taiwan has. “Running red lights” will be at the top of the list. For some reason people here don’t think running a red light is really a big deal.)

So like the above story, if AJ were a country and I a foreigner here, I came here and quickly noticed certain things I felt were ‘problems’ that many of you have been living with here for years. I apologize for being too overzealous at times!

Ok, so on to the things I think Audio Jungle is doing great. Without further ado…

1. Great Site Layout – I think Audio Jungle has a pretty good layout for searching and auditioning music and sound effects. I purchase a good deal of sound effects over the course of a year, and I’ve been turned off by many websites due to their difficulty to navigate and ESPECIALLY difficulty in auditioning sounds. AJ is doing great in this respect.

2. Good Internet Speeds – Upload and streaming speeds work great for me here. Some other marketplaces take too long to audition samples. (Ok, I haven’t bought anything from this marketplace, but regardless, the speeds are good)

3. Great community – Before I came here I researched the various marketplaces. One comment I saw several times was about the great community authors AJ has. I concur. You guys and gals are fabulous.

4. Referral System – It’s great! Hope to make use of it often!

5. Portfolio and item customization – Not sure how other sites do this, but I love the idea of being able to customize our looks and the ability to have personal logos. I still haven’t really tried to take full advantage of this, but will do so as my portfolio grows.

6. Allowing us to be “seen” and contacted – I think the transparency here is pretty good in this respect. If someone wants to contact me about anything, they easily can. It’s not like my items are thrown into the ring without any connection to me. In some ways that anonymity might be good, but really, I like the opportunity to present who I am and what I can do.

7. Staff response to forum posts (via the “request staff reply” button) is really cool. I’ve used it a couple times and they have responded in the thread within 24 hours. I’ve never seen this feature in any forum before and like that AJ utilizes it.

8. Connection with other Envato marketplaces – I doubt I’ll ever be selling stock photos or themes, but for those who do I think it’s great to be able to do all of that within one umbrella marketplace.

9. API Keys – I still haven’t looked into this feature in depth, but it seems like an awesome tool for us to use. As a matter of fact, I think I’ll check it out after posting this!

10. This should probably be #1… The ability for me to have a venue to sell my wares and grow accordingly – Some places require a rather large portfolio to be considered. There’s nothing wrong with those places – it’s one type of business model. But being able to grow your portfolio in a marketplace like this, seeing “instant returns” as it were, is rather encouraging and helpful to our growth. We can find out what sells, what doesn’t and what’s acceptable or not. This in turn gives us direction to follow. A good business model IMO.

Ok, I’ll leave it at 10 for now. Seems like a good number to stop. Feel free to add on if you wish!

Thanks for reading!

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SchwartzSound says

Well said!

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Kurlykovs says

What are API Keys how do they work here? xD

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LightLotusProduction says

3. Great community – Before I came here I researched the various marketplaces. One comment I saw several times was about the great community authors AJ has. I concur. You guys and gals are fabulous.

I totally agree with you on this one mate. The community here is amazing! Hard to find better in my opinion ;)

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buddhabeats says

What are API Keys how do they work here? xD

Guess I should have said I like the “Extras” offered by AJ – the API Keys being a part of that.

As I understand it, the keys are a security feature to allow 3rd party applications secure access to your account here – stats applications seeming to be a popular one.

I’ve personally downloaded a stats app for my Android phone and can use that to look at parts of my dashboard. It’s quicker than trying to use the Internet on my phone to navigate through AJ. Not sure I completely like the current one I’m using, but there’s more than one on offer; will try a few more.

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Kurlykovs says

Gotta check that out for my iphone!

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