I am finally an Elite Author.
I would like to tell a brief story about a 44-year-old Motion Designer.
Although my account was created along with the birth of Videohive.net. Unfortunately it took me 10 years to take the courage to dedicate my life entirely to creating motion graphics templates and solutions.
I worked for many years in advertising agencies and video production companies. But the dream of being 100% owner of my time and not having any intermediary deciding to make changes to everything and not always coming up with a result that I would like my signature to take, prowled my head almost every day.
About 2 and a half years ago I decided to jump and bet all in on building something that I believed would be relevant to the market. My goal was to build something that when I saw it for sale, I would buy for myself without hesitation.
I invested all my savings to support my families for two full years, creating dozens of animations a day, solving equations to create expressions that would streamline the end-user process. I worked 7 days a week, 15 hours a day. I created 3600 animations and called them “Create Pack”.
By July 2019, all that was left of the money I had saved all my life was $ 1,000.
I was completely broke. The “Create Pack” needed to work or I don’t know what it would do with my life.
Most of the people around me, from the big agencies and video producers in my country, said I was crazy.
But best of all, it worked!
The product was launched on June 12, 2019 and on 4 other 2019 I received the news that I had become an Elite Author.
It is a great honor to be part of this select team within Envato, but even greater is my happiness to look back and be sure that all the sacrifice was not in vain.
I don’t want anyone reading this text to think it was simple and easy. It took almost infinite dedication and such extreme focus that even I don’t know how I did it.
The only thing I would like to share is that it is possible! It’s hard, very hard, but it’s possible. And if you dedicate yourself with passion and create a product that you would pay for it yourself, your chances are greater.
Many thanks to the whole Envato family for the incredible support I have all along this road.
Ps. If you really believe in yourself. Don’t let anyone make you doubt.