More than 2 years ago I posted this TOPIC. It was words of happy man who could create music and earn money without going to awful office job. I was so much obliged Envato and AJ for that opportunity. But times change. Envato Elements has come, sales go down and…I am still very obliged.
I am not specialist but it seems market in 2016 is much different than nowadays. Too many authors and people who come from offline jobs to online. Excess supply - slump in demand. I don’t know what require from Envato, perhaps they know what they do, and I hope their decisions are right, measures are reasonable, and everything that happening is the least-evil solution.
Sure we (authors) in a little panic. Many of us relied on Audiojungle and it was the only source of income. Many of us have families and kids. But this February was the first “wake-up call”. For example my sales down 50-60%. And it is a serious blow. And now I am lost in thought. What to do next? Should I start searching a new place to earn money? Who can give me a new opportunity to make music and get salary for this? Or I have to go back to awful office??? (No, no, no, noooo,…NO!)
And I still have no answer. But the only thing I know that authors have to be strong, we have to adapt and we must survive. This market is oversaturated by pseudo-musicians, ppl who want easy money, ppl who just copy tracks and are not fairy players. And unfortunately many guys engaging in predatory pricing. In this difficult situation we should remain humans. Times change but we stay.
Why am I writing this? Just emotions and try to calm and motivate myself and others. Maybe this is the time to push out from the comfort zone, necessity to improve quality (I believe that professionals always are much-in-demand). But my main message to Envato. I really believe they are not only about business (i hope) and all decisions about Elements and ADP (when not fairy author can sell tracks by 5$ - are forced. But please try to control this situation and don’t forget about hard-worker authors, try to hear our ideas and comments. We all love and are obliged Envato and AJ for these happy years and…we hope that it is not the end.