I’ve been having a few conversations with people via email or DM about this, and wanted to open the discussion up to the rest of the AudioJungle community for your input. As most of you will know, every month we post a nominations thread for items offered as our Free File of the Month. The selected items receive a huge amount of exposure, via marketing emails and links on the front page of each market site.
Currently, we require that all nominated files have a rating of at least 4 stars.
Low numbers of customers rating their purchases is an ongoing issue, and likely to require complex changes that are beyond the scope of what we’re looking at here. However, discarding the rating requirement removes our primary item quality filter for potential submissions: it’s in everyone’s best interests for the monthly free files to be of exemplary quality, as they’re an important source of new customers who go on to shop across the whole marketplace.
So, I’d like to hear your opinons: what do you think are fair criteria that allow you to nominate the tracks that you think would be ideal Free Files, while still maintaining a high level of quality?
- Limiting nominations to one track per author, in each month. We’d like to see your very best proposal, instead of a list of many potential tracks
- Changing the Rating requirement to an either/or criteria. Either 4+ stars OR X+ sales is probably the easiest way to do that - but which sales number would be a fair limit to set?
For anyone selling on other Envato marketplaces, please note that we’re not looking to roll this out across the other FFOM nomination threads at this stage - this thread is just focusing on the AudioJungle version.
Let me know your thoughts - once we have an alternative set of criteria, we’ll trial these in the March FFOM thread that will be posted on February 15th.