20 posts
  • Has sold $1+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
+1 more
MattBearman says

For the past ten or so years I’ve been writing, recording and performing songs, but I’d never once been paid for my efforts (unless you count being paid in beer). So on the 24th of November 2012 I decided to change that – I set myself a simple goal:

To become a professional musician by the end of the year. This meant I had 37 days to make at least £0.01 directly from my music, achievable, but not easy.

Today, still with 18 days to spare I achieved that goal, by making my first sale on Audio Jungle. In fact I overshot that goal by a factor of 435, as the $7 I made from the sale is about £4.35, needless to say I’m ecstatic :D

I’d also like to thank everyone here, as I’ve learned so much in the last few weeks from reading these forums and listening to everyone else’s awesome creations.

Next goal – 100 sales by then end of 2013

213 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
+4 more
vaisnava says

congrats man, and great post. :)

313 posts
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
+3 more
AudioAgent says

Congrats, that’s a great milestone! :)

2005 posts
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
+8 more
matsteiner Envato team says

Congrats, Matt! The first sale is a great experience, yeah! Keep up the good work! And it’s better to pay the beer from money made with music than just get a beer for making music :grin:

354 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 1 year
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
+4 more
brandonamatias says

Keep it going Matt! Just keep uploading as often as you can! :)

723 posts
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
Waderman says

Hi Matt, I think Audiojungle is the most trustable selling plattform for musicans. As you I made music only for others without getting paid, but only reviewed. Many of those strange reviewers did have a high overestimation or used only sample loops – real experts….^^ I only got some feedback like “nice track”, “could be better”, “good”, so useless.

On AJ we all know why we are here with the same goal :-) Cross fingers to us and happy christmas

Dirk

65 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
  • Has sold $100+ on Envato Market
  • Located in Europe
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
ndandeband says

Congrats from me, Matt :)

773 posts
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
+1 more
StudioEtude says

Keep it up, Matt! I wish you good luck & many,many sales!

338 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
+2 more
johnny625 says

Congrats :)

1157 posts
  • Has referred 100+ members
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
+2 more
MastaBlack_fK says

Congrats, Matt! :)

by
by
by
by
by
by