AudioJungle Sales Monitor 2


#4113

Another terrible week for me with so few sales…
Got two new items approved and still silence!
I guess I have to check out some other markets as a desperate measure! Maybe delete some non sellers here and try them out across the pond :wink:
I know Envato owes me nothing and I am not bitter, but it’s really super disappointing these last few months! Plus i am one of the guys that gave a huge free item, which got downloaded thousands of times and it didn’t give me the much needed exposure, just killed that item sales horribly… Still I didn’t say anything or complain, but c’mon… Please do whatever you DO on the search algorithm improvement and bring back our sales, Envato mates!
:four_leaf_clover: :pray::four_leaf_clover:но


#4114

Good idea. I’ll try to do the same. In contrast to what an author recently said, I don’t think it is over for SFX. People said the same about music when the big artists started selling less CDs, but some of them found different ways to adapt and are still living from their craft. Some smaller acts even sell more units now than by the past (those saw that vinyl albums would make a sort of return and combined that with selling digital stuff). They are a minority, but those healthy survivors exists. And not all of them choose the crazy road of endless touring and t-shirts printing.

I’m pretty sure that subscription services won’t disappear anytime soon, but I’ll try to adapt to their presence while avoiding to join them. At least, I have a few solutions to test before I reconsider my decision. Becoming wiser with marketing is one of them, so your book suggestion came at the right time. :slight_smile:

To get back to sales statistics: I sold a few items at an increased price tag last night. One of them at 5$ (when it used to be 1$). That’s around 1/3 of an Elements subscription. This single fact gives me a nice boost of confidence for the future.

That said, I hope Envato’s team continues to take notes and also do their parts to keep this market alive and well. Because reading stories like the one in the post above mine is a bit sad. I sincerely wish better days to authors having a hard time right now.


#4115

Full week without a single sale! I am back to the future :smiley:


#4117

Indeed. There is something strange going on. But the optimist in me says that this is temporary. I choose to believe in him.

Good luck guys.


#4118

The week is decent, thanks to couple of extended licenses. But, 18 items per week is uncool for sure. Such a strange decline in a mid Feb. :thinking:


#4119

My optimism is far behind, somewhere in 2018.:sweat_smile: Did Elements really try on the crown and win?:face_with_hand_over_mouth: This month begins to frighten me with dead silence.


#4120

I feel like this is the year Envato dies…


#4121

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#4123

The capping band tightens.


#4124

Well, you know my views about the cap system theory.

But yeah, sales are becoming a bit too sparse to my liking. I hold on tight to my hopes, but I can feel the rope tightening a bit.

Playing with price tags keeps my boat afloat and going in the right direction for now, but I feel that this strategy probably won’t work forever. I try to work on a plan B since my main plan takes water a bit too much, lately…

It’s not getting easier with each passing day.


#4125

I would do the same but putting prices up on my best sellers could kill it stone dead for me. Joking aside it’s very very worrying


#4126

I have no clue if raising prices is the way to go, but I’m not going back to 1$. That said, it is surely a good reflex to stay alert and analyze how things will unfolds around here in the next weeks/months…

Apart from ADP, I’m not enthusiastic about most of Envato’s recent changes, but what can we do?


#4127

Any consolation, all sites for me are well below average this month. Most of my sounds are pretty niche so hoping that will help but I dont know. Libraries seem to think change for change sake more and more.


#4128

For many years I have been a consumer of sound effects from the Internet (from the best sound brands). You would not believe it, but they all do the same thing and it becomes completely indecent after a while … No one has such sounds like yours. Therefore, I am learning from you. I recently started producing sound effects myself (first of all for myself and my record library), and by chance my sounds from _ Nonzerobot_ became my gurus :wink:
My first sound, which began to sell very well in Audio Jungles, was made during training (* I tried to get the same sound timbre)
Your business will die only after you! :wink:


#4129

Analyzing all my buyers, I can confidently say that they do not make a choice in front of 1, or 3 (they simply don’t have time for it;))


#4130

Hahaha, well, I don’t know what to say, really! I just do what I do. :sunglasses:

But if I can be an inspiration to you, that’s super cool! There is some sort of saying where I live (maybe it’s a universal one, I’m not sure), it is something along this line «The student always surpass the master, in time», well… Do not hurry too much, man! I need to feed my people!

But seriously, thanks a lot and good luck, colleague! :blush:


#4131

In the first week of February, I earned more than in the monthly period of August (when we were allowed to set author prices and the earnings of sound engineers went uphill abruptly (I only had a decline in December))


#4132

Thanks for the recommendation! I bought the kindle version yesterday, super interesting and easy to read. Definitely a book the Envato marketing team should read as well :slight_smile:

Nothing desperate about that, you really should consider spreading your eggs out in different baskets in these uncertain times. Check out Music Library Report (well worth to subscribe to) and you will see there are literally hundreds of stock music sites and music libraries you can apply to.

On topic: 2 worst weeks for me as long as I remember, January was a goldmine compared to this February so far. Hopefully the sales campaign this week will boost some traffic to the market, you can clearly see on the sales of the featured files and popular tracks list that things are not normal lately. Which is weird because last week I saw AudioJungle (and Elements) advertisement pop up when you google “royalty free music”, anyone seen this before?


#4133

Definitely the worst 11 days in a long time. But this is business. Every now and then we could see times like these. We’ll see if this is temporary or not. As i said before i believe this is a temporary period.

And yes when i search for “royalty free music” i see Envato on top of the list. And there is a little box under the link that says “advertisement”. That must be an advertisement campaign.