I just had one on hold for three days, it was approved today. Anything more than a week I would figure to be an error of some kind. I think my longest review hold was like 5-6 days. Good luck to you.
Erm, is my account blocked or something Envato? This is becoming a bit of a joke now, almost 9 days without a sale…
Yup, its been 5 days for me, with very irregular “flag counter” analytics. Last month I also had a 6 day drought. It hasn’t been like that in about 18 months. Uploads also going on 8 days in review process. WAZZZUPP!
I’m guessing people buy a track not based on the amount of followers of the author, but whether a track fits their project.
I have to say February and January sales for that matter have been strange. If it wasnt for one new audio logo that I posted that is used as part of one of the best selling videohive projects of the last several weeks my portfolio would almost be nearly silent sales wise. Previous to this I had a much wider selection of items selling. While I am grateful to have this one successful item driving my overall sales, it is very concerning to see previously good selling items seem to just stop selling for the most part.
Same here. Had a great January, then 21 sales in February until the 20th, then nothing for 5 days. I can’t remember the last time there’s been that big of a dry spell. Not really complaining, but its an odd patch. Let’s see where this goes. Hope it picks up for you.
Basspartout said+1. This is one of the big arguments for diversification. I am an exclusive author here as well as of spring last year, but both my main accounts have been experiencing a feast and famine cycle since November, and sales are still 2/3 of where I was up to October 2013. I love Envato and will be here for the long haul, but just like I wouldn’t put my 401(k) all in one company’s stock, there’s some security in having multiple fishing holes (albeit the lots and lots of more work involved).
Luckily I decided to put my eggs into several baskets a while ago, which on one side means lots and lots of more work (I dont need to tell you), but on the other hand lets me sleep better in case one marketplace should decide to make some changes or take me off the frontpage.
+1. Right on “Basspartout” and “Jhunger”. New search engine has not affected me yet, sales are still on par early in the week. Its ridiculous that anyone would think AJ is wanting to hurt themselves. Their goal is to make as much money as possible with a profitable search algorithm. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be messing with it. I don’t think they claim to be responsible for anyone’s income, or an author’s decision to make stock music their only source of income. Have a drink and cheers!
Oh damn. I didn’t know you could resubmit. Hmm…
Very true Erick_McNerney. I too have several accounts around the internet. Since getting my portfolio up to 100 tracks (some sound effects) my strategy has changed. I would first upload tracks to AJ as an exclusive item, when the track doesn’t do well after 6-9 months or longer, I’ll delete it and upload to my non-exclusive sites. With that being said, I’ve had tracks sell after 9 plus months on AJ, then continue to sell sporadically. To me, anything that has more than 3 sales on AJ is a “Best Seller”, it stays on AJ permanently. Other sites don’t come remotely close to the hits that I get here. Its a funny business guessing game most times. Cheers and good luck to all of you