Posts by FlossieWood

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FlossieWood says


Rome was not built in a day but…..................

That’s true and I admire your consistently positive outlook Graham, but this little pile of rubble I’ve been trying to form an empire from is a bit more tricky than it seems… I know a lot of people feel the same.


What is the key here? What am I missing?

Personally, I think it isn’t just down to things like:

  • The musicality of a track
  • How easily it fits into another production
  • How many videohive projects you get used in
  • The production quality
  • Nor only down to how much marketing effort you put in (among the hundreds of other things).

There’s the curation aspect, and that’s a biggie. The musician’s lottery analogy still holds some truth here as an important element of getting sales is obviously exposure (particularly with 200k tracks in the catalogue now), which comes down to curation. Your winning ticket needs those bonus numbers, and that’s via the curators I believe.

There’s another important point from what I’ve seen, which is capturing the zeitgeist with your music. But writing soundalikes of what’s hot is risky in my opinion, which is why I try not to do it. That said, I do think I’ve shot myself in the foot by not going that route sometimes. My impression is that unless you go for the ‘timeless’ section of the market with your composing i.e. jazz, classical and other styles like world music that will always have demand (albeit in smaller numbers), then people will be looking for something that resembles what’s cool at this point in time.


Question: Is it possible to beat the little voice in your head senseless without actually hurting yourself? :)
Never, it’s a nasty little voice that needs a good beating. That said, please read the instructions before doing anything silly.

I am in the same boat, my little voice has a right attitude problem at the moment and needs to sit on the naughty step!!!

626 posts
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  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
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FlossieWood says

I think the problem is this rule is not applied across the board.

I understood that my track Inspirational Music had to be changed (staff chose the new name Inspirational Days) but please at least remove the word “music” from all other tracks if the rule is going to be applied fairly.

Initially my track sold 6 times in around a week and then nothing after the name change, indicating for SEO purpose the word Music helped my track's visibility.
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  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
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FlossieWood says

Enjoy the spotlight!!!

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FlossieWood says

I was just wondering…

My sales have taken a nose dive, admittedly I haven’t been uploading much lately, and I notice that my flag counter’s stats are pretty dismal. So I checked out a few elite authors flag counters and noticed that some of these authors stats seemed unimpressive in comparison to the amount of sales they are making.

Therefore I wonder if there is any point in the feature/how accurate is it/would I be better off without it?

What are your thoughts on the flag counter?

626 posts
  • Helped protect Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
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FlossieWood says
626 posts
  • Helped protect Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+3 more
FlossieWood says
626 posts
  • Helped protect Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
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FlossieWood says

Well done! x

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FlossieWood says

Signed up for that!!! Sounds great!

Thanks

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FlossieWood says

Thanks everyone for your support about this. I have to admit I didn’t know having music in a title was forbidden!!! Should by now I guess. However, this should be applied across the board.

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FlossieWood says

Hehe, I feel I can answer all questions in this thread :)

1. Trending feature – I believe – is formed by combination of fast – sales, views, ratings and comments, OR – combination of couple of these parameters.
Let’s say, you got item which sold 4 times in a row, got many views (becuase it’s fresh. for example) and couple of comments. It will obviously become trendy for some time.
I suggest you to do more observation guys and you’ll understand how it works. Note, that many Popular Files loose this feature during the week, btw. Because they just continue to sell, but don’t get new ratings, comments etc.for a while

2. FlossieWood, you told that a reviewer changed the title of your track. What was the title of the track?
Reviewer could change a generic title. Which happened to me once.

The track sold for over a week as Inspirational Music and then was changed all of a sudden with no forewarning to Inspirational Days, and zero sales followed why was it changed over a week after approval?

Yup MusicBox, that’s what happened, and no sales since, really annoyed about it.

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