Your soccer flyer graphics is simply awesome and perfect for the World Cup next year!
But isn’t the search fun – creating new work, adding to the portfolio and having more items that will potentially sell?
Del makes a good point about trending and the motivational category is the most popular – I think. Also the cinematic is popular and trying to find a niche is difficult since there are so many good authors out there. What genre style is your best sellers and stick to that is my opinion although it is nice to have as wide a variety in your portfolio is a good thing as well. The bottom line is that time will dictate sales revenue and that if only we could produce that elusive “hit” to kick start a sales frenzy would be nice! I have tried to cover as many areas as possible and await to have a “hit”!
LukeXGeorgiou saidIt is easy to say but do not get down about sales and views. These things will take time and before you know it you will be selling your work. I still get saddeened by sales and traffic but it’s a busy time christmas shopping so that has to factor into buyers decisions.
0 sales, 0 views on my items.. this is getting depressing.
A year ago I gave a really really well paid job in teaching – used to get paid well above my boss but I have a chronic illness which rendered me the inability to walk for a while. Got back into music AJ and freelancing for a multimedia company and thought oh yes let the good times roll. Er no – it has been a struggle for the past year and so while I am still trying to establish my music I need to compensate with a full time “proper”. In my heart I know that music is the way forward but my head is saying proper job for now. One day all this hard work writing music will pay off but not at this moment in time. Any earnings from AJ will be a bonus!
TortoiseTree saidFinding out the hard way – back to teaching for me!
Theoretically… and this is very theoretical. One could attempt it if you lived somewhere where the cost of living is low but with enough amenities to be able to still do this: like internet, access to banks, repair shops for gear etc. Also this is assuming you understand the marketplace well and it’s demands, have good production and composition skills and are good enough at marketing your stuff a bit and this all works out for you here. I know some guys do do this full time but I’m sure they’re supplemented by individual commissions they get from private clients they may or may not have met via AudioJungle. If you have a family to take care of then that just adds another dimension. One thing though, I can imagine if you’re married to someone who earns quite well and they don’t mind you doing this and taking care of the house and kids then I’d say it is possible if you’re able to organise your time and do the other things mentioned above! I hope you’re wife/husband is a doctor or lawyer LOL.
I concur! +100000
8 thus far!
Those were very good and helpful words Michael. I shall endevour to listen to what sells as you mention but I am still persuing a sound that I have in my head but maybe that will stop soon!
I hoped to have made a living with AJ after I had to give up work due to an illness however I am returning back to teaching as of tomorrow. AJ will provide me with extra pocket money for the time being and I have high hopes for next year due to the World Cup. I dedicated a lot of time to the music and I firmly believe that it will take some time to establish oneself as an author but time will tell. I think AJ is great and that it provides a fantastic opportunity for authors to share their work to a worldwide audience. I will never hang up my boots and will always strive to provide my work to the highest standards and also the AJ community is too good to move on from.