hi buddy , well there is another topic talking about this a bit, this is a bit old but some of us posted a bit there … for sales, it depends much on the number of items that u turn out to have, of how often u post , how much advertising you do on your own and if u ever manage to get in the first pages of search engine results (not to mention, your ability of offering dome items that people may feel interested in , needless to say) … all this being more and more difficult to master or control because of a variety of reasons , that is to say rejections being very frequent, having time enough to dedicate to create new quality things (which takes much time, obviously) and your global ability when it comes to being referenced, getting noticed and advertising your own stuff, which also depends on your own network
now, needless to say that sales have dropped dramatically ever since the beginning of the corona virus and the related confinement which basically freezes more and more things and forces companies , clubs and money other things to close , with the very deep impact on our sales that u can guess … as for me i am a average - rather good seller , i usually could expect about 125 dollars / week for several months and y sales for this week > 2! 10 dollars!
now, obviously , the heavy promoting that elements is enjoying definitely is an issue irritating a whole lot people among authors, especially as elements cannot be joined by ever wants to be part of it, but is an invitation programme indeed
about new items, i cannot quite figure out why - even if i tend to believe that this is linked to choosing to promote more trending items or new items , which has been much of an issue that made a lot of authors complain about what has been done - but i have noticed that there are times when new items go unnoticed or almost invisible and , of course , they are generating very little sales to say the least, when such a thing happens …
my conclusion is that people should take matters on their own hands a promote hugely their things and rely mostly on themselves , so using all the possible “chanels” , all possible networks, from traditional social medias to more graphic design oriented ones and so on is just mandatory