2 days of sales in May destroyed all my sales in April
Never sold any of my items for 5$ - this is disrespectful to all my efforts and professionalism and don’t cover my expenses on production. My prices varied, but usual price is 39$
I agree with @StudioProject and @LumenMedia , I also didn’t sell any more items because of the $5 price, clients are usually looking for the right track and price doesn’t matter much. Just a suggestion here, you can try putting your items on sale, maybe on a small discount like 15-25% as it does bring some more visibility that might lead to more sales and you won’t lose out on a lot of revenue as well if the discounted price is not too low.
Thank you guys for your thoughts! This help me and gives me hope for better sales!
16 days after… a sale.
The worst week in this year. Only 4 sales
coming back to one sale per week.
May is the most deadliest month for me this year. Almost 10 days without sales. Hope for second half…
I’ve had one sale in the last 20 days and that was for $3
Very slow 10 days, hoping for better 20 days.
First week of May was better than the whole of April for me, now it’s calm again.
No sales this week!!! My income is here, at the beginning of this year, every month less and less. And about 2 times less than the average monthly !!! This is a new reality…
My last sale is 27 days ago. The worst record since I’m here on audio jungle…
My first 10 days of May have gone by without any sales. But I guess only 12 days since my last sale isn’t so terrible. I hear AJ is making some big changes starting May 24. Any thoughts on that ?
The changes needed for AudioJungle have to be implemented sooner rather than later to rejuvenate this marketplace. The first step to restrict New authors is good however a thorough examination has to take place using comments and ideas made by authors within the forum. Is it too late, well something has to be done.
First step of what I hope will be many.
Absolutely right, mate, but we have given all the better solutions and suggestions for 2 years now!
Only thing needed is a summarized forum topic with all the best suggestions and more community input behind those fresh ideas, with moderators and Envato staff heavily involved in that type of discussion!
Even if just 2-3 more of our best ideas get implemented it will be for the better of the market…
But if they continue to snatch our customers with those prowling nag banners, I don’t know how Audiojungle will be salvaged…
2 weeks with just two sales is and atrocity, mates!
Sold 2,000 licenses on this platform (and I’m very grateful about the opportunity). However, sales have been pretty much dead for weeks. I honestly don’t believe that closing the doors for new authors is the solution - quality management would be a better idea. To give you an example: Last time my track got accepted I listened to it again just to find out that there was an export issue (it was a very noticeable issue; I used a sub fall during one break of my track and it was extremely distorted and sounded bad) and still, my track got accepted. Of course, I changed it later. But if I didn’t double-check the music to see if I could further push my mix/master, I wouldn’t have noticed that problem
I’d suggest giving more people to make a living with stock music a chance but increase the quality standards. And bring back the old standard licenses, please. This $5 price dumping is ridiculous.
Ah yeah, before I forget: I’ve been an exclusive author since 2012, but all these changes lately made me check out other marketplaces and go non-exclusive.
A nice start to the week for me. 3 sales in a day after a 2-week drought.
Hopefully, my spring starts here!
I think the two topics go hand-in-hand. It’s not so much the closing of the doors that is the useful part, but rather the introduction of tighter restrictions on the quality of new authors coming through when the door is re-opened. New authors with fresh, new ideas should always be welcomed. But when anyone can submit anything for review, I think it brings the overall quality standards down.
I’m not a reviewer, but I can imagine that if I’ve spent an entire day listening to absolute garbage, I’d be more inclined to let the first mediocre track that I hear pass, whereas if the overall quality of submissions is high, based on the fact that the author pool is pre-approved, I think it would influence me to be stricter in my decision making.
I think closing the gates to new authors for six months is a huge step. I see it as a very positive thing. To be a new author here you have to be committed and go for the long run and I think there have been too many people “giving it a try”, uploading one or two tracks here and there, (maybe even putting the price at $5?) therefor draining resources on the system. I mean even here on the forum we’ve seen countless “asking for feedback” topics everywhere. Let alone how many e-mails probably are sent to Envato Support asking why tracks got rejected etc. etc.
Also these coming six months, a lot of new authors that signed up until now will either go on and become committed or leave so it’s kind of a good period to filter and gives an indication of what to do next.