How many of you make living with audiojungle ?


#1

Hi guys. I’m wondering how many of you earn for living with AJ ?
And if you do, how much time do you spend not only on making music but, around music, marketing your music, etc. ?


#2

I hoped to have made a living with AJ after I had to give up work due to an illness however I am returning back to teaching as of tomorrow. AJ will provide me with extra pocket money for the time being and I have high hopes for next year due to the World Cup. I dedicated a lot of time to the music and I firmly believe that it will take some time to establish oneself as an author but time will tell. I think AJ is great and that it provides a fantastic opportunity for authors to share their work to a worldwide audience. I will never hang up my boots and will always strive to provide my work to the highest standards and also the AJ community is too good to move on from.


#3

Hi

You can read something about that here:


#4
petrenj said

Hi

You can read something about that here:

My answer is still exactly the same as it was two years ago in this thread :). I could quit my day job now (not on AJ earnings alone, but on revenues from all stock sites), but I will feel a lot more comfortable once I’ve met some pretty serious financial goals first (pay off mortgage, pay for my daughter’s eventual college education, have a certain amount in savings, etc.). I’ve come to peace with the fact that it puts me about 5 years out at least. The good news is that by that time I should have a pretty good idea of whether it’s viable or not for me to make such a move, and also get 5 more years of much needed composition, performance, and production experience under my belt.


#5

Thank you for reply.
As I can see noone earns for living just by audiojungle.
I am considering other marketplaces. Unfortunately I don’t have so much time to make music only.


#6
PictureAndSound said

Thank you for reply.
As I can see noone earns for living just by audiojungle.
I am considering other marketplaces. Unfortunately I don’t have so much time to make music only.

I am in the same boat. While it is encouraging to see others making a good living, I feel the chance slowing getting away from me every day. I keep getting older, and time does not wait. It waits for no one (oh, that’s a Moody Blues song, isn’t it?)


#7
audioaftermath said

I am in the same boat. While it is encouraging to see others making a good living, I feel the chance slowing getting away from me every day. I keep getting older, and time does not wait.

I know that feeling :slight_smile:


#8

Theoretically… and this is very theoretical. One could attempt it if you lived somewhere where the cost of living is low but with enough amenities to be able to still do this: like internet, access to banks, repair shops for gear etc. Also this is assuming you understand the marketplace well and it’s demands, have good production and composition skills and are good enough at marketing your stuff a bit and this all works out for you here. I know some guys do do this full time but I’m sure they’re supplemented by individual commissions they get from private clients they may or may not have met via AudioJungle. If you have a family to take care of then that just adds another dimension.

One thing though, I can imagine if you’re married to someone who earns quite well and they don’t mind you doing this and taking care of the house and kids then I’d say it is possible if you’re able to organise your time and do the other things mentioned above! I hope you’re wife/husband is a doctor or lawyer LOL.


#9
TortoiseTree said

Theoretically… and this is very theoretical. One could attempt it if you lived somewhere where the cost of living is low but with enough amenities to be able to still do this: like internet, access to banks, repair shops for gear etc. Also this is assuming you understand the marketplace well and it’s demands, have good production and composition skills and are good enough at marketing your stuff a bit and this all works out for you here. I know some guys do do this full time but I’m sure they’re supplemented by individual commissions they get from private clients they may or may not have met via AudioJungle. If you have a family to take care of then that just adds another dimension.

One thing though, I can imagine if you’re married to someone who earns quite well and they don’t mind you doing this and taking care of the house and kids then I’d say it is possible if you’re able to organise your time and do the other things mentioned above! I hope you’re wife/husband is a doctor or lawyer LOL.

Finding out the hard way - back to teaching for me! :)

#10
petrenj said

Hi

You can read something about that here:

Very interesting


#11

As for me AJ produce some additional income. Enough to continue making music. :slight_smile: And to buy new gear.


#12
gballx said
TortoiseTree said

Theoretically… and this is very theoretical. One could attempt it if you lived somewhere where the cost of living is low but with enough amenities to be able to still do this: like internet, access to banks, repair shops for gear etc. Also this is assuming you understand the marketplace well and it’s demands, have good production and composition skills and are good enough at marketing your stuff a bit and this all works out for you here. I know some guys do do this full time but I’m sure they’re supplemented by individual commissions they get from private clients they may or may not have met via AudioJungle. If you have a family to take care of then that just adds another dimension.

One thing though, I can imagine if you’re married to someone who earns quite well and they don’t mind you doing this and taking care of the house and kids then I’d say it is possible if you’re able to organise your time and do the other things mentioned above! I hope you’re wife/husband is a doctor or lawyer LOL.

Finding out the hard way - back to teaching for me! :)

Out of curiousity, what made you decide to try to live off of audiojungle only, and now “give up” instead of trying other marketplaces aswell (opt out of excl), maybe your music is targeted to a better audience elswhere, or the revenues combined could make it work?

I hope you understand what i mean, and i do not mean to offend you in any way, or break any forum rules.

… Oh god… ipad autocorrects what i write to swedish, meanwhile my youngest jumping in the bed next to me while im typing, so i hope what i have been writing makes sense and is not full of errors :slight_smile:


#13

A year ago I gave a really really well paid job in teaching - used to get paid well above my boss but I have a chronic illness which rendered me the inability to walk for a while. Got back into music AJ and freelancing for a multimedia company and thought oh yes let the good times roll. Er no - it has been a struggle for the past year and so while I am still trying to establish my music I need to compensate with a full time “proper”. In my heart I know that music is the way forward but my head is saying proper job for now. One day all this hard work writing music will pay off but not at this moment in time. Any earnings from AJ will be a bonus! :slight_smile: