The current rating system has always been a temporary fix while we’ve worked towards something more robust and fitting. It’s an ongoing process but it’s something we’re going to push improvements to. Thanks!
Not sure if that means anything will actually happen with this giant issue, but thanks for taking time to reply, its good to feel like there is still a direct line of communication with the staff of Envato.
Maybe it can just be removed until a better system is pushed out. But I don’t know much about programming, so maybe its a big deal to even just simply remove the current star rating code.
Congrats, hope this boost your confidence, you have good songs. See if you can just get your stuff out in front of a targeted audience through promotion it will sell, if not, after the item is new it gets lost in the jungle. Promotion is key if you don’t have a top seller hit to drive sales.
Sophonic, You’re right… Basically, I’ll be doing a lot of ROCK !!! _\m/
Good, I think your rock stuff is great. I wish you nothing but the best of luck! Start a youtube channel with links back to your songs here on audiojungle. It might seem slow at first but it snowballs and becomes stable sales. I just gave your collections 5 star ratings because they deserve it, I don’t know if this really does anything but I hope it can help.
When I said stick with the sound of your top sellers I meant more in that style not note for note with just a change here or there. I simply stated a few others do that and it works for them.
I believe that sticking with a “STYLE” works for so many, JHunger is the go to acoustic guy, Depard is the go to rock guy, MartijndeBont is the go to cinematic guy,Tim Mcmorris is the go to positive pop w/ vocals guy. These guys do very well because they stick with something that works and are now known for it.
fxprosound, Thanks for your thoughts! I try to make tracks useful, choose the idea and atmosphere before compose. But still, it does not help. I hope this does not mean that I do not have the brains to do something useful.
But it looks like that.
Sophonic, I have a stable income than that. Here I try to make useful, but even so creative compositions and basically do not want to abandon it. Perhaps this is my problem, because I could use the most popular sequences, arpeggios, and musical instruments, but I do not.
I was still a little surprising tendency to do exactly the same thing. Why make a copy of the track that is already there? Maybe we should write another, more interesting to give new emotions and atmosphere of the customers to use.
I think that here, at audiodzhunglyah, you need something to do. To make it more the diverse and in the future it will expand the customer base site.But of course, my opinion is not sufficient authority here for this.
I was not trying to say rip off your same work over and over, I just said it worked for a few others and now they make great income. With your post I thought you were getting upset with low sales and maybe you needed this income like so many do. I would always support a more creative way that also makes money. Its just that your best sellers had a sound that works and if you want sales stick with that for a while. If you don’t care about income and want to “expand audiojungles customer base” than don’t post threads like “Unsuccessful work” and then turn on the advice.
Like I said you are a great musician and I wish you good luck.
Don’t give up !
I can’t give you a 100% working advice, but tell you about my own story here on AJ.
If you check my tracks, and which sell best, you won’t find a pattern for style or genre etc. That said, i think promotion is the key for it ! Sure, if you check the top selling tracks, there is some kind of pattern there. As others already said, you could upload happy commercial/corporate tracks and would sure see some growth in sales ( if these tracks are good ). But i did only like 1 or 2 tracks in that genre, and they don’t sell better than my other work.
Long story short = show the world your music ! How should someone find YOUR music first ? Why should someone need YOUR track ? Promote, connect, research, invest !Hope some of that motivates you to keep on working
Yes this is very good advice, but I don’t see authors putting the effort into promotion, at best they spam twitter where not too many people are looking for royalty free music. SonicCube is dead on, if you take the time to REALLY promote your work you can do whatever style you want because then you have the world traffic and not just audiojungle members.
Soniccube showed me the light about promotion and I took like 2 months off from writing music and researched and created my promotion streams and now it accounts for probably 60% of my monthly sales and keeps growing each month, not to mention the nice referral income.
Congrats FXprosound I hope you have a great week of sales!!
I have a song at another website thats been sitting in review for almost a month, so even if it was a week wait here I would consider that good. But yes it has slowed a little, last year at this time it got real slow compared to their average wait time, so maybe it just gets flooded with uploads this time of year.
Hey Serj, Love the rock stuff, nice thick sound on it and cool riffs. I would say that certain websites do better for certain types of music. This site without a doubt is big on corporate positive type music. I would say take your top sellers like “Jungles heart”(very nice track) and “Clouds Motion” and be inspired by them, if you pumped out at least a track a week in that style I think you would see sales pick up. It might not be where your heart is at full time as far as writing music but if your on audiojungle most likely your are, and should be looking to make money.
There is a few authors on here who kind of put out the same song that sells well over and over with just small changes or instrumentation changes and it seems to work. Its not a creative competition here,, its a income stream, so if that works, then good for them. Once you have a steady income you can then write more of what you enjoy.
Also promotion, I haven’t found a way to make facebook or twitter work at all but youtube has been pretty good.
Good luck, don’t give up, you are a very talented musician. Just figure out what works and then keep drilling it.
Well, I can see why they won’t remove it and why it appears they probably don’t care too much about the issue. I’ve just bought the track in question THREE times to try and get the stars back up to a 5 star rating. That’s $32.16 to Envato, to be exact.
And did it work? Nope. Now stuck as a 4 star rating.Doesn’t help that’s it’s right at the top of my portfolio either. Half tempted just to pull it from my portfolio now, tbh.
Well at least its 4 stars, sucks you had to waste money fixing a flawed and pointless system. I say leave it up, 4 stars wont stop sales if people like it, but obviously to be 5 stars it has to have a perfect rating, so doubt it will ever get to 5 stars.