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tacoMusic says

Expect much less return for your investment is my experience. I’ve put a LOT of effort in over the last 2.5 years and have just under 760 sales. Some of the reasons are the huge amount of competition, exposure of certain tracks to larger a audience by the curators meaning they have a better chance of becoming popular and a lower threshold for entry into making music vs creating complex animations for Videohive (which I would argue requires a deeper skill set).

Same with selling website themes, there’s more chance of making money in that at the moment as there is a lot of technical expertise and support that’s required to be successful.

I would recommend you create Videohive projects that are coupled with your music, that way you’ll get double exposure for your work and have a better chance of making some money.

Good luck!

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tacoMusic says

Massive, you’re a dude. Well done, huge congrats!

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tacoMusic says

Off to a horrible start here with just 1 sale. Last month was only 30 sales which is half of the month prior. Not sure what I did wrong to change things.

Don’t worry, I’m in the same boat. Just the way things work here it seems.

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tacoMusic says

Well done dude, great to see you featured!

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tacoMusic says

and rails on Ruby’s…

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tacoMusic says

Well done Flossie, good to see you reach to 100 mark!

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tacoMusic says

Since everyone did such a great job, I’m going to hand out 30 day silver superstar badges to everyone who entered :D

A time-limited gift? That’s like giving out Christmas presents but saying Santa wants them back after you’ve got used to enjoying them! Come on, I’m sure you can make those badges permanent can’t you? You are a King remember :)

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tacoMusic says

Congrats Ryan, very impressed by the way you’ve managed to understand the market, tailor your music to it and do extremely well as a result. All thoroughly well deserved and I hope your success continues!

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tacoMusic says

My hit is on the way, I can feel it in my bones!!!

No, but seriously, it can vary depending on so many factors, such as:

  • Being picked up by a top-selling elite Videohive authour who uses your track in a top-selling project (that has a knock-on effect as well as other VH authours will also use that track)
  • Writing a track that captures the current zeitgeist ‘sound’ (think neo folk at the moment)
  • If you’re a marketing genius and can tap into an eager customer base who rave about your track
  • How usable the track is (some tracks just work well in loads of contexts)
  • If you get a helping hand from AJ ie being curated in the right streams like getting featured, mentioned in their blog, email etc

There are more of course, but I think when those points coincide then there is a strong chance of a track becoming a top seller.

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tacoMusic says

Hi,

I know there are a few posts out there talking about what apps exist to get sales notifications on your iPhone, but has anyone tried this and why isn’t it available in the App store on my iPhone?

http://leafletapp.com/



It looks like development has stopped on it (last tweet on their account was in June 2013). Shame if so as it looks perfect!

I bought Tabvn to keep up to date with my sales, but it’s stopped sending out push notifications which I believe is down to the authour not wanting to pay for the Apple Developer license (I gather you need to keep push notifications going).

Has anyone tried Leaflet and is it still available? The other ones out there look a bit lame, so I’m keen to get this if it’s still supported and works.

Thanks,

Taco

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