I think we all have the problem at times of coming up with an idea, and then translating that into a good project. When it comes to creativity, sometimes the harder you try, the more the mind locks up. Getting away for a bit usually helps, along with looking for inspiration elsewhere.
This applies all the time but especially on Videohive. Like Massfocus just said, since our work here is self-directed, it can be challenging. There are infinite possibilities but you can only choose one for any given project. When you do work for a client, much of the creative direction is already defined.
I think every designer of any type has a “To be worked on” folder
This month as been bizarre and not really in a good way.
Maybe the price increase is turning away more people than we thought it would?
Summer has been slow but pretty steady. Judging by the front page over the last few weeks, it looks like it is hard to get a project to sell right now. I’ve also noticed the quality of the projects is pretty high lately so that is kind of disconcerting.
It’s really slow right now, like worst month of year slow. Luckily this has been my best freelance month ever.
Let’s not forget the archaic search engine that has needed replaced for years now.
I’m pretty sure a good programmer could knock that out in a couple weeks. The search data is already in the database, it just needs to be made visible to the user so they can narrow a search.
I’m sort of indifferent on the change. I would like to see it dropped below the author’s name and sales/comments sections though. It looks out of place where it is now and is just too big.
Right now it is front and center and since it is at the top, it demands the most attention. In reality though, I think the ratings are secondary to most buyers. Dropping it down the hierarchy would diminish its prominence a bit.
It’s been a bizarre month. Through April 9th I was on a record breaking pace but since then it has been slow. The bundle probably had something to do with it if we all saw drops in sales during the same time.
The buffering is painfully slow right now. That can’t be helping any of us
I think it has to do with how easy it is to directly copy a work instead of expanding upon an idea. They look at it as a much easier, and likely way to make money. I’ll quote the psychologist and author Alfie Kohn on this issue:
|| Kohn reports that at least 10 studies show rewards work best on simplistic and predictable tasks. However, what about more creative ones? In research on preschoolers (working for toys), older children (working for grades) and adults (working for money), they all avoided challenging tasks. The bigger the reward(money), the easier the task that is chosen; while without rewards, human beings are more likely to accept a challenge.