I am quiet new to AJ and have had some pretty good sales in the first three weeks, but, as with some others, it suddenly stopped. I know Josh opened a similar thread about this, but my question is especially to those of you who have been on AJ longer now, and wether you experienced the same thing?
When I first got so many sales I thought “wow, I can’t believe this will go on consistently”.. Could it be that music is easier found by buyers if you are new on AJ? Or did there come a time again where you had many sales again..
Would love to hear some of your experiences
Hi Simon, I just barely, barely started and have had just two sales. However there seems to be a consensus that sales are down overall this month, and remember with each new upload you appear at the top of the categories page.
If that helps at all.
So, we need some rain to get people back to their pc ...
From my experience (over a year in the jungle), it seems pretty pointless to try and make sense of sales patterns. Just worry about making the best music you can, marketing it, and the rest will follow. For instance, this July has been one of my best months so far, absolutely contradicting the slow July thing (in which I did believe myself). So anyways, best luck to you guys!
Thanks for sharing your experience.. So, during the year you are on AJ, have your sales gone up and done ?
I realised a while ago that predicting sales was pointless. Initially sales grew and grew and unfortunately I got cocky and I began adjusting some aspects of my life with the assumption that AudioJungle would cover certain bills. I’ve had months that made me think I’d be a top author soon then other months that made me wonder if my music was dated and garbage.
One thing that will happen for you for sure is that you will grow and get more sales, for a few months each month will get better than the next and before you know it you develop certain expectations (it’s human and it can’t be helped) then you’ll get stuck with a stinker of a month that puts you where you belong. It’s not easy here and at times it really feels like an upwards struggle but I actually must say, unashamedly, that AudioJungle is one of the most rewarding and best experiences I’ve every been part of and the freedom it does give musically whilst still earning music passively is something I truly enjoy.
I don’t write a lot of corporate tracks (but I do every now and then). I mostly write jazz and classical pieces yet have still found a niche here and have made some good money. Im sure you will too and begin to enjoy yourself the way I and many other authors do.
Thanks for sharing your experience
Hey Simon, welcome to the Jungle and congratulations on powering through 3 paw colors already! I’ll offer my two cents, so take it for what it’s worth. Looks like you had 60+ tracks coming in and I’m guessing that you uploaded them all within a few days of each other. That would mean that depending on the amount of genres you are uploading to (and it seems like you’re covering a few), for a few days you had exposure on the front page of a lot of genre lists. So it could be that you benefitted from that but are now feeling a lull as other songs drop in after.
That’s not to say those songs will not be bought again – quite the contrary, in my experience, as I’m still selling songs posted in 2009 – but you might have to now start posting at a slower, steady rate to keep some exposure going. Another thing that can help is to take advantage of packs, since those are uploaded less frequently and you’ll stay on the genre specific front page of pack lists longer than with a single song.
The good news is that buyers apparently really like your tunes when they find them . And also, the good and bad news is that July is typically slow anyway, while things start picking up as August goes along (it’s not the same for everybody, but many people report this).
All just guesses really In answer to your question, in my experience in the 4 years I’ve been here, sales come and go like waves in a rising tide, so that there are peaks and troughs but overall the trend has gone higher each year.