Thank you Creattive! Wow, you spent a big chunk of time reviewing my item and it’s a Sunday! Thank you so much. Ok, let me work through this…
I didn’t read the other replies before taking a look at your item page. I wanted to post exactly the same: The preview is not good.
Glad you are repeating what everyone else is saying. I was really worried that a. Replies would not hone in on any obvious issue, or b. I wouldn’t get any replies.
Agreed on making more of a tutorial, as other users have said. I’m very quickly realising that what I thought was fun and educational is actually time-wasting and TMI for prospects who are wondering whether they want to buy my product. In my naivete, I created a fun video for customers!
“The worst part: Even after watching the whole video, I have no idea what this item actually does. It has transitions in itself or Elements or what? What does it make easier exactly?”
Great example of what I missed as I’ve been working in the trenches of building the product. Things that come to my mind obviously won’t come into the minds of the prospect. I need to think more broadly. There are so many transition products out there that it’s not obvious how I’ve implemented them - and you are probably a lot more knowledgable about the VH marketplace than most!
“It works with Dokyu Media, a free plugin…” …I’m confused now, what is Dokyu media, do I have to know this? Okay, free sounds good, but do I have to learn this first to be able to make use of this… Okay, let’s watch further if this is all worth the hassle…
Oh wow, yup, I can see how this is probably TMI for people as well. I’m making it seem more involved than I need to, and so people are itching to see the next thing before really considering the offer.
“To animate with DOkyu, we install…” DUDE don’t show me the install process man!!!
Haha, ok that’s me getting carried away. It’s time-wasting. Noted.
I mean, I have already spent 1 minute of watching a boring video and all I see is that it takes several secondsfor your plugin to create an almost unicolor background. At this point, I’m away, bye bye this does not help me.
ME TIME-WASTING AGAIN. Noted (again).
Change the background color, only two options there. Doesn’t look like freedom nor speed.
This is interesting, actually. I though minimalism my help aid the teaching. There are a BUNCH more options but I thought that might be TMI. (Ironically.)
“…Let’s optionally move the second scene back 1 second in order to overlap…” bye bye you are wasting my time I am already at the next product if you don’t want to show me what your plugin does you must be embarassed of it.
I see it takes another couple of seconds to import the scenes. Feels slow to me…
MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS FROM YOUR FEEDBACK, AND THE OTHER AUTHORS:
In the first few seconds, people have to see how your product will help them today. What problem does it solve and, yes, how does it work.
Bottom-line: I made the fatal mistake of prioritising form over function. I wanted to create something pretty, and was too stubborn to realise that noone gives a rats a** about beauty if they don’t first understand how it’s gonna help them.
Brutally honesty? This is the worst preview I have seen for a product that obviously had some decent work put into it.
Yup, I wanted it raw so I could solve this problem. I was actually considering ditching nearly a years work and hoping to salvage some things to use in my next product…
What’s abundantly clear, is that people are switching off and it’s my fault. I don’t like sales. I feel I lose all authenticity. But, alas, that’s the other half of getting anywhere in this business.
So there is no way I buy from this author a tool to create videos…
OUCH! No, thanks for your input and taking the time out of your day. It really means a lot. For what it’s worth, if you ever want some feedback from me on your work, I’d be happy to return the favour. Although just don’t ask me about sales!
And thanks to everyone again in the thread that gave feedback. Knowing this was such a big issue makes me more optimistic going forward. I was down in the dumps for a couple of days.