Posts by johnnybd

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johnnybd
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Instead, I suggest using describing words that help us – the buyers – quickly and easily understand what your project is about, how it looks and how we can use it.
What its about + How it looks + How we can use it = in less than 50 characters? , Quickly and easily?

It’s very temping to be sarcastic about this…this makes a great joke or two,
However, you find it offensive so it’s not gonna happen again.

As a longtime customer on primarily Videohive and Audiojungle, it doesn´t help me when browsing for projects to purchase. Instead of “epic” you might as well have written “great”, and THAT word is just as meaningless. Think about it: From a simple marketing standpoint it makes no sense praising your own work by using clichés.
I´ve been in advertising for 30 years and helped develop creative strategies and campaigns for top 10 corporations in the world.
... talk about others praising their own work

Regarding words being meaningless, we both agree.
Great, Epic, Amazing, Black, Clean, Minimal, Elegant, Abstract, Sunny, Cloudy = it’s ALL subjective.
Although, Envato’s search engine disagrees with us and actually gives a certain weight to these words.
Which leads me to the next paragraph and the subject of anger aimed at the wrong people

So the complaints you have about buyers being greedy or difficult, or the fact that you´re clearly pissed off about the amount of work you put into making a few bucks,must be directed at someone other than me. Perhaps you should take these issues up with them, instead?

Maybe it would be a good idea to AT LEAST not antagonize the people who´re potentially going to purchase your projects by being sarcastic and arrogant?
Perhaps indirectly telling your potential clients that they are a bunch of spoilt kids is less than helpful for your business?

What buyers? What People? How did this into plural? into a collective argument?
You’re the only one who started this thread.
Only thing that pissed me off here (still does) is the tone of your arguments, and the title of this thread.

So my overall point with this thread is to convey the point that – unless you are already well established – you CAN NOT afford to blend in with your competition.

Once again, telling others what they can and can not afford.
Did you just determine whats a well established artist in the next paragraph?

But if you´re interested in getting more than a 40K turnover in 5 years, this advice might be of help to you.

The only interest was to clarify authors can stand out however they want, using whatever names they choose.
Giving so much significance to names is just judging a book by its cover.

... and thats for me with this thread. Adios.

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johnnybd
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As a very uncreative person who recently had a template with Epic in his title, Sorry.
Excuse me very much for an un tasteful name, surely, for $8 dollars you deserve nothing less than a creative, functional, compatible, unique product, with fast and personal support from the author.
Even Skype, or Remote Desktop so he customize it for you, for free.
Along with the color controllers & expressions to make your life easier, a PDF manual and sometimes a video to thoroughly explain how to use the product (sometimes even how to use after effects)

And as you mentioned, the author (who prior to, sometimes even after releasing the template has worked for free) needs to come up with a name that will please you.
Coming up next is a massage and a free beer. :) (well, almost free, the author’s buying it)

By the way, in the movies:
The Great Gatsby, The Great Escape, The Great Dictator, a Beautiful Mind, Beautiful, Precious.
In music: Amazing & Crazy by Aerosmith, Amazing by Kanye West, Amazing Grace
Beautiful by Snoop dogg and Pharrell, Beautiful by Christina Aguilara, Beautiful Liar by 30 Seconds to Mars, Beautiful Day (it’s a beautiful day) by U2

Is this a thread about how to stand out as an author or as a buyer?

Is it time to call Snoop dogg and Baz Luhrmann ?
You’re not going to even listen to ‘Beautiful’ on iTunes? No “The Great Gatsby” on Netflix??

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johnnybd
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@chilly_orange : thank you for dropping some Yin to the Yang, it’s great to see some have a positive experience.

Might give them a chance one day again.

So far, a bank that would force me to pay a fine just to get out,
Or as an alternative, forfeit all the money in it (really?????)- is not much of an option.
So if your balance is $800 or $80000 forcing you to pay withdrawal commissions or online transaction fees is just like a fine.
The richer youll get with them, be the more youll be fined when you want out.
Reminds me more of a Mafia rather than a Bank.

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johnnybd
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It looks easy to ANZ bank, HSBC, and the Top 20 banks in the world.
They all agree to send you a replacement card.

Another thing worth mentioning is, quoted from their website regarding Closing an account.

please use the remaining funds on your card (if necessary) by making a purchase or cash withdrawal. When no funds remain on the card, or you wish to cancel the account now and forfeit the remaining funds on the card, please Contact Us.

By losing the card you actually lose ALL the money in the account, without any other option of getting it back – unless they decide to send you a new one.

Just the fact that they mention “Forfeit the remaining funds on the card” shows a partial intent of the business scheme.
No bank withdrawals, no transfers.

Anyways, this is just here to raise a bit of awareness towards their work ethics
Sitejabber.com, Google and other website forums (cause here obviously we’re all Pro-payoneer) confirm it isn’t just me.

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johnnybd
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“and then have someone forward it to where you are now?”

So basically, we’re assuming there’s “Someone”.
We’re assuming “Someone” is inside your house or
able to receive a letter sent for you.
Then, this “Someone” needs to ship it with DHL or Fedex for you.

How can that be any safer or simpler than actually sending it directly?

Maybe its an experience one has to go through in order to identify with…
However, it only takes a tiny bit of googling; “Lost credit card abroad”
to see what most banks out there do.

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johnnybd
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If you have any experiences (good or bad) with Payoneer while traveling,
Please share them here.

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johnnybd
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Most banks respect the fact their clients travel overseas and send credit cards wherever, when required.
So, after more than 8 months of using Payoneer from Cambodia – the card got stolen. :(

However, Payoneer’s “Security Protocol” forbids them from sending a credit card to a different country than the one you’ve registered with.
They want a proof of residence.
Their 3 security questions aren’t enough,
nor is a 1 year Business visa on your passport or any Work contract.
Here’s what they told me:

Please also provide a proof of residence for the new address. Acceptable forms of proof of residence are government-issued ID with your name and this address, or a copy of a recent utility bill that has your name and this address (examples of utility bills we accept are gas, water, electric, phone, cable bill, etc.); unfortunately we cannot accept bank statements, mobile phone bills or visa or stamps in your passport as a proof of residence. *If you are renting and do not have any utility bills under your name, please provide us with a copy of your rental agreement and a copy of a utility bill under the owner’s name.

This means that if you use Payoneer while traveling or being on a holiday,
and your card got stolen or lost, you’ll need another card.

This month is Paypal withdrawal again for me.
Goodbye Payoneer.

P.S
If it wasn’t for “The customers’ always wrong” approach since day 1,
It could’ve been a fun ride.

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  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
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johnnybd
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the sh*t that came out here: http://videohive.net/item/threshold/8295425

288 posts
  • Had an item that was trending
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
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johnnybd
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288 posts
  • Had an item that was trending
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
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johnnybd
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2-1 to Bayern
Well played ! :-)
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