My mate joined here a few years ago and more or less immediately started selling lots every day, I think his best was 50 sales a week and he became a top author quite quickly.
He wasn’t doing any outside promotion at the time, although these days he sells on multiple sites and does promote more, as it’s become his primary income.
I think it’s a mixture that he makes great and quite cool music also with some luck and hard work added.
So it is definitely possible without outside influences.
I’m happy for you, but, surprise, it’s not me..so count 51
I think the one answer is…. there is no one answer for success. What works well for one author may not work for another.
I was trying to pitch some of my stuff to some ad agencies when I was living in Boston and I used my AudioJungle account as one of my portfolio referrals. Even though I didn’t hear back from most of them I did see a sharp increase in sales that month. In hindsight, I wish I had done that when I had a more complete portfolio and better layout for my site. I think it might have helped me gain more sales from them!