I noticed my sales had gone over 1 million dollars the other day and i thought that was pretty cool.
(see screenshot) I thought i might offer some advice for sellers trying to get their stores making $.
Set the trend, don’t follow it.
I put most of my success down to being ahead of the trends.
Realistic moodboard PSD templates. I was the first, now they are everywhere. Shadow overlays in mockups. I was the original, now it’s hard to find a mockup without one. Ornate ligatures in fonts. Me again. I just released a font with built in graphics too and i’ve never seen one of them before.
My point is not to brag but to show if you want to make $$$ come up with something original. That way your competing with no one!
Forget marketing and instagram, just work on your skills.
With millions of products on CM you have to be the best to stand out. So many people wonder why their products are not selling and when i look at their work, it’s just not that good. Thats ok. We are all getting better and learning every day. I look at the best type foundries in the world and think ,wow they are so much better than me and thats exciting because it means i can go way more levels above what my skills are now if i keep at it. Instead of putting out lots of products, just spend your time becoming a master of your craft. Practice hundreds of hours on whatever your niche is to become the best. Once your the best you don’t need to market it because everyone will do that for you.
Bring an audience.
The first week of your product is make or break. It will either take off or fade away to the 100th page. Entice your audience to buy straight away as that kick starts the algorithm in your favour. Do what ever you can, give away a freebie with the first 10-20 sales or something like that. If you product does not sell, then take it down, make it better and put it back up again. Don’t just give up on it.
The digital product game is getting harder every day. More and more people and competition means it’s tough to make an income from this.
Become the best and be unique. Get your product buzzing from the first drop. Thats the formula.
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