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boosting sales here
14 Aug 2010 05:59
I am new to this site in submitting music and was wondering if there is any way to improve sales, buyers seeing your files here.
14 Aug 2010 07:28
good keywording and also having a large assortment helps. Good luck!
14 Aug 2010 10:59
I have added keywords by editing the files but now they are pending review again. Surely not ?
Changed 14 Aug 2010 11:10 by Marbury ""
Changed 14 Aug 2010 11:36 by Marbury ""
14 Aug 2010 11:41
oooh.. you submitted to curator again, you should have just saved - then it doesn't go back for review
20 Aug 2010 13:22
Still no downloads. Not sure what to do here.
20 Aug 2010 13:47
9 audio clips out of nearly 3000 online and you joined on August 1st... You are expecting sales already?!?
20 Aug 2010 14:02
patience is a virtue. Stock is not a get-rich-quick business. When you get a few hundred then a few sales will start. Yup you might have some great work and will get sales sooner. Don't expect to pay for time, computer, internet, software etc etc until you have many hundred or even thousands online ;) good luck.
26 Aug 2010 10:18
Just keep loading up your stock. Impossible to know what people will want. Try to be specific to what is around you in your area, this will help for people looking for something specific you might have. This helped me get started, best of luck!
29 Aug 2010 11:28
Ok, I am building my tracks up. Still no sales. Will creating a media bin help ?
30 Aug 2010 10:23
Marbury. You have 13 clips. You've got to be kidding. Even if they are head and shoulders above everything else here, even if they are the sorts of clips that people buy constantly (i.e gunshots for SFX or wind turbines for video), even if you have them tagged and named flawlessly, even if they are priced competetively, it's less than a drop in the bucket. You might get lucky, but you've got a while to go.
30 Aug 2010 14:50
How many roughly will I need till I should see some action then ?
30 Aug 2010 16:28
You've got to be kidding us! You must be a P5 office joke to see how the discussion goes LOL. At the rate you've uploaded new noise and based on being here for a month .... If I was you I would just give up and find another hobby ;)
30 Aug 2010 16:39
It's not a set number or guarantee. You just need to be active. Actively uploading, actively looking at your competition and actively creating good material that people can use. Also, are you doing searches as if you were a customer. I listened to your track "East". Without looking at your search terms, the first things that came to mind were "middle east" "middle eastern" "indian" "asia" "asian" "marketplace" etc etc. Not one of those words was in your description. If I was searching for music to fit that mood, I'd never even see your track. Also, type in the word EAST into the search. You are almost the last search result. Pond5 won't reveal all the ingredients to get you to the top, but I surmise activity level is one of them (among keywording and titles). Anyway, if you listen to all the songs that come before you in the search, you will find many good ones....some that could work in the same place your track would. I'd be studying what those folks are doing.
30 Aug 2010 18:38
Thanks for the tip tobydalsgaard you raise some crucial points ;-)
Phantom, It's not a hobby and I am not going to give it up.
30 Aug 2010 18:54
Great, I hope you don't. It just sounded like you were disappointed at this point. Remember that sounds sell generally for much less than video so even when sales start, the bottom line will be less. Most people who start in stock give up because it does take a lot of items on sale to make reasonable profits. Unless you have one-of-a-kind video or sounds I'd suggest until you have several hundred you will not cover expenses. To make a real profit you will need several thousand. A few hundred will start to tease you. I think most of your questions are better asked when you get a couple hundred online. Search results are difficult to figure out. I make reasonable sales here but most of my videos come up in the middle and even end of most of my test searches. Just make sure that the description and keywords are valid, trying to game the system with common words will only result in failure or censure. Good luck and now start uploading and forget about sales for a while.
31 Aug 2010 03:35
I see what you are saying but if there are files, however few, that people need, why not get downloads as soon as they are up ?
31 Aug 2010 18:02
Because like I pointed out in earlier posts, there are ones up there that are similar to yours and cheaper that appear ahead of yours in searches.
31 Aug 2010 18:26
So it's about keywording ?
31 Aug 2010 19:40
Keywording is real important but volume is more. Many might not agree but the more you have the more you will sell. I've seen video sell here with keywording completely wrong, in fact the words were for a different clip and it sold still. Start uploading and forget everything else for a while.
7 Sep 2010 05:30
I think sounds should sell just as high priced as video considering the time and editing involved. It takes longer than video and takes more creative input.
10 Sep 2010 02:13
Nice topic Marbury :)
10 Sep 2010 02:15
Nice topic Marbury :)
I am also having problems with keywording.
I just find out that you can see how many views your items have so you can try to change some keywords to approve visibility....
10 Sep 2010 03:56
I have already had 2 sales :-)
Changed 15 Sep 2010 01:46 by Marbury ""
22 Feb 2012 16:19
I just started a month ago with music uploads. My first upload sold within 30 days and it was my only file. This thread has been very educational for me. Thanks to you all. Good luck Marbury! I'm sure if you keep at it, you will succeed.