Posted: 21 Mar 2012 03:30 AM PDT
When we first start selling on the Envato Marketplaces, we all expect to make a great amount of sales and, of course, money. But then we realize that it is not as easy as it seems. A lot of authors are frustrated because they do not have the success they expected to have, but are they doing the things correctly?
Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to interview some of the top sellers from Envato and other successful designers. So here you have a list of what you should do if you want to succeed.
Get things started, now.
First of all, you cannot expect to have sales if you don't create stuff. Do you have a good idea? Then create it today. When I asked Collis about the best decision he made when creating Envato he said that it was to get things started.
Don't give up.
Rome wasn't built in a day, and you won't have Orman Clark's sales from the first month. Accept it. Now let's think about how you can achieve his fame on the second month, and giving up is never a solution. Brad Goble, the top selling author at GraphicRiver, said:
Do you think design is your hobby? If you want to succeed, then make it your job. Yuri Arcurs, world's top selling microstock photographer, said:
Be known inside and outside the marketplaces.
Be cool with your fellows, participate in the competitions Envato organizes, and be active in the forums. This way you will gain fame and respect and you need that.
But Envato should not be your limits. Actually, most of the top seller authors bring their own clients. It is very popular these days to have a blog with free resources. Diego Monzon, Orman Clark, Alex Rivers (Webtreats) and many others have it. You will not only be known, you will also practice your skills.
Never stop learning and don't be afraid of having your work criticized.
Design, like most of the things in life, is not easy. But with an appropriate dedication you can achieve all the goals you set.
Work hard and you will see the consequences.
Posted: 20 Mar 2012 06:00 PM PDT
Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors!
Featured ActiveDen Author: mad_velikorodnov
This week’s featured author is mad_velikorodnov, who has 9 items, including the newest from the Holiday & e-Cards category.
Featured AudioJungle Author: Max-Fax
This week’s featured author is Max-Fax, who has 73 items, including the newest from the Pop category.
Featured ThemeForest Author: freevision
This week’s featured author is freevision, who has 3 items, including the newest from the Creative category.
Featured VideoHive Author: Maxafters
This week’s featured author is Maxafters, who has 6 items, including the newest from the Openers category.
Featured GraphicRiver Author: loswl
This week’s featured author is loswl, who has 59 items, including the newest from the Church category.
Featured 3DOcean Author: lftspc
This week’s featured author is lftspc, who has 4 items, including the newest from the Seating category.
Featured CodeCanyon Author: ProspektDesign
This week’s featured author is ProspektDesign, who has 9 items, including the newest from the Forms category.
Featured Tutorials Author: designcise
This week’s featured author is designcise, who has 41 items, including the newest from the Navigation and Menus category.
Featured PhotoDune Author: RuthBlack
This week’s featured author is RuthBlack, who has 777 items.
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