I’ve been selling on VideoHive pretty regularly for the past 5 years. Not full-time, but some great passive income. Each year, I have had fairly steady gains, as I added more stock footage to my portfolio.
However, from last year to now, I have witnessed my sales drop 75%. A staggering amount. The biggest change I can think of since that time has been the implementation of Envato Elements. …Unfortunately, I have not received an invitation to sell on Envato Elements. I have applied to sell footage on their twice, but have not had luck. Even stating I would have 100+ clips from my current portfolio, ready to go, should I get approval.
Obviously, because of this drastic change, I’ve had to venture out and sell on other platforms. I started selling on Adobe Stock about 1 year ago as well. And surprisingly, I’m now making more monthly revenue on Adobe Stock, than I am on VideoHive (because of the 75% drop in sales.) Something, I never dreamed would be happening. I feel like Envato Elements has crippled mid-tier authors. After VideoHive finally got their act together and fixed the 120+ day stock footage review periods (the dark times…), now to be greeted with fast reviews, but tanking sales.
It is sad to see Envato dropping the ball like this. I’m going to gear content where sales are happening. And Adobe shows a lot of gratitude to sellers, even running promotions giving them free Creative Cloud memberships worth $600, when they sell $500 worth of clips. (Clips average around $50, so you can imagine, it doesn’t take long to sell $500+.)
Any valuable input or commentary from the community would be appreciated. Curious about other users sales, who are not selling through Envato Elements.