I resigned from my full-time job a few days ago and I’m going to be making stuff for Graphicriver (and a few other places) full-time from two months time!
I’ve been steadily building my portfolio over a couple of years (working lots of evenings when I get home from work) and although I’m not earning enough to support myself yet, I’ve estimated that I’ll match my current full-time design salary within a year…
I’m lucky enough to have a girlfriend who will be supporting me as I work towards my goal and without this kind of help, I think it would take years to build a big enough portfolio.
I think the main thing is not to rely on just one from of income, Envato, like any business has it’s ups and downs and you also have to rely on the US dollar doing well (which it currently isn’t against the UK sterling )so if going full time into something like this, I’d make sure you have multiple income sources.
Sales are up and down like a yoyo this month!
It’s been a very slow start with only a few sales per day but has picked up with 13 in last 24 hours. let’s hope it continues on upwards!
I have two Graphicriver accounts, one for items that are exclusive to GR and one with items that are sold elsewhere. This seems to work well!
In Illustrator, save your file as an EPS or AI file. When you get to the ‘Options’ section, select a lower version of illustrator in the ‘Version’ drop down menu.
Fast approaching 200 sales, my best yet. I’m pretty happy!
There’s a definite decrease – I’ve also noticed that since Envato changed the system, introducing no ratings below 4 stars without a written reason, I’ve had higher ratings. Or maybe I’m just getting better I think people just can’t be bothered to write anything?
On a par with last month I think. 28 sales so far!
I’m a veggetarian. But one who is happy for meat to be eaten as long as ot is well sourced. Many rare breeds would have died out long ago if it were not for the meat trade.
Yes, you can change from exclusive to non_exclusive in your ‘settings/exclusivity of your items’ part of your profile. Alternitively, you could have two profiles as a I do, one for exclusive items and one for items that you also sell elsewhere.
I’m just trying out at selling in a few other places and have had mixed resilts so far. Good luck with sales!