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miseld says

I don’t know is it happens just to me or to everyone else. When i was starting in April 2010 i have nothing then 2 template and everything was a perfect (i can still remember my 1st Extended sale), now 3 years later i am serious author, a buyer, Good Marketer, Webmaster,Youtube partner, Providing Support for my buyers, Freelancer, etc…I have website, portfolio and profile page that needs to be redesigned, one day there will be probably over 1000 items (i must take care about each of them), bunch of ideas for new templates that are unfinished, since 2011 i start working with clients, a lot of them want to make big jobs for small fees and i’m trying to keep them all because i don’t want to lose my reputation and my position on marketplace. Beside all this i have full time job as video editor/vfx on TV station and now i came in situation to have a lot of work from time to time but my income is not too high at this moment to hire someone (permanent) who can follow me step by step and work together. I don’t have time to learn others because competition is big at this moment, trends are changing rapidly on marketplace, there is a lot to learn but time is short.. Did you ever try to stop producing items 2,3 months or more? What are consequences?


What would you do in my situation?

Share your opinion/experience, today this happens to me, tomorrow it could be you, one day this Thread can help someone.

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Australia says

you need a holiday !

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miseld says

you need a holiday !
I can have it when ever i want but that does not solve my problems…
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Australia says

Well your question leaves scope for some ambiguous replies.

Example: if your income from envato etc would not suffer as it isnt the basis of your total income then would it harm your business.

Risk Assesment: take a 3 day break from supporting your items, and monitor the knock on effect.

Outcome: do you need a helper, if so then scout around for someone who can give support work to, who you can trust.

etc etc

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miseld says

Well your question leaves scope for some ambiguous replies.

Example: if your income from envato etc would not suffer as it isnt the basis of your total income then would it harm your business.

etc etc

In my case Envato is main source of income for me and my family, without it everything will be different in my life, what i’m trying to do is to keep it stable and find someone who can follow me to gain much more for me as author and whole marketplace, but alone it’s very hard. There must be a solution…

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3Ddym says

If I were you. I should hire someone ( ONLY very good in AE and very creative ) for low cost and make some great AE projects for VH. It will supports me to get more sales in VH.

If it success I will hire another one and create more projects.

That is what I do.

If you do this, one day you will be a businessman ( according to your talent ) who only handles all the staff.

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FinalDestiny says

Life is a risk, you should get only the projects that make you happy and earn you enough, not all the projects you get, because that will ruin you in the long-run, I was doing that too, taking project, working in two other places too, but I gave them up and now I’m really happy and don’t regret anything

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Flinzar says

This might not be a good suggestion, but since you are VERY good with video editing, you might be able to create your own show/direct something (like the youtube stars).

Just a thought

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StudioLeBus says

When you say “i start working with clients, a lot of them want to make big jobs for small fees and i’m trying to keep them all because i don’t want to lose my reputation and my position on marketplace” i think here there’s a problem, you can’t work for small fee when it’s a command or something special for a client ! if you began like that than you have to explain that it was just for the beginning to show how you work well, and now you ask a raisonnable money… i know it’s quiet frightening to loose client when your freelance but you get more respected if you ask for more money also..

What do you think ?

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NeuronFX says

Hi miseld, with your portfolio I gurantee you that sales won’t go down alot if you stop producing new items for a while, though obviously it effects it… The sales normally remain stable when you stop producing new items, then increase when new ones are uploaded. So my suggestion would be to switch on freelance work when you’re at an overload, since in most cases videohive can run itself. Although you have to see what’s really worth it for you… For example in my case… I don’t take very low income clients… since with the same time I can do a template which will have the potential of getting much more income in the long run, for the same amount of time. Although one can never know the amount of sales…

But I’ll suggest to take a break from videohive as freelance work increase, especially if you want to keep your clients… this way you will continue growing in the freelance work…

As to hiring other people… I personally don’t think its a good idea to hire someone to create templates… Templates are risky, you don’t know the potential sales, and if the templates are getting more income then you are spending on who is creating them… then he won’t stay there for long since he’ll soon realise that its more worth it to work on his own and create his own templates.

But on the other hand, hiring someone to do some of the freelance work and offer some support may be a good option if your income is very stable… but don’t consider hiring if your income is not stable, since problems double as the people increase…

That was all, hope I helped a bit :)

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