ActiveDenby Salim Benhouhou IT Support
At ActiveDen you can buy and sell royalty-free Adobe Flash and Flex files for just a few dollars. Items are priced on the complexity, quality and use of the file. The site is home to a bustling commun Recommended Features
- Stock Flash Components
- Web Templates
- Banner Rotators
- Flash Facebook Templates
- and Much more ...
Review on ActiveDenAre you a creative designer looking to make some additional passive income? Maybe you are a designer over-flown with work and need additional methods to get a project done on time without bringing in sub-contractors? Perhaps you are just learning your trade and need professional working templates right out of the box to help you learn new skills faster and easier than following a 6hr+ grass roots tutorial? Let me introduce to you what will be your next bookmarked website!
Flashden, now known as Activeden (from the creators of Freelance Switch) was Australian company, Envato's first marketplace website, that has been running for many long and successful years, which went on to spawn an entire family of marketplace websites for online creative designers. This is a community driven website which allows designers to buy and sell safely online, where they previously struggled to years ago. Activeden is based around Flash format templates and project files, created in Adobe Flash and uploaded by members of the community that consists of anything and everything Flash related and created.
So what is a marketplace website? A marketplace website allows users to register and upload their own work (which is quality checked) on the open marketplace that are for sale to the general public and fellow creatives worldwide on the Envato websites. Upon doing so, there is no setup fee, therefore registration costs nothing and in return members can sell their template based project files via the Activeden marketplace website. Sales of the files are split between the contributing designers and the website owners. The more items you sell, the larger the percentage you earn on your sales if you choose to sell exclusively via Activeden. Payment rates start off at earning 40% of your files listed price up to a staggering 70% profit. What determines the marketplace valuation of your uploaded work? Quality, originality, presentation and included help files. The more professional your work and easier it is presented and documented the higher your template files will be priced by the website administrative team, if you sell your work exclusively via Activeden. This means you can't sell the same file elsewhere. If you decide that you want to sell your work on your own website or other websites, then you will only earn 25% of the marketplace value of your work. Due to the size and popularity of Activeden it is recommended that you sell all of your files exclusively, unless you are a well established and recognised designer with a very strong online presence. If your work is of good quality and standard you will make a nice passive income from this site. Some members are making a very good living off this website and you can too, with time and effort. This site is perfect to put those unused or experimental project files to good use!
Due to Flash projects being vast and widespread the only limit on what you can upload depends on your own creativity and skill level. Here are some of the marketplace categories to get you started and on the same wavelength as to what is sold via the Activeden community.
Image Viewers (explorers, banners, galleries, carousels, transition slideshows)
Video & Music Players (galleries, stand-alone players, equalizers, instruments)
Website Templates (portfolio, entertainment, business, personal)
Utilities (charts, graphs, drawing tools, forms, maps, news readers, scrollbars, menus)
Animations (intros, transitions, cartoons, effects, text manipulation, ecards, preloaders)
Games (action, cards, puzzles, shooting)
Each file is archived in category and is easy to locate from the site search and comes with its own page where members can see working examples of the file before they buy it. The page also comes with information and a place for interested buyers and previous buyers to leave comments about the file.
Now that the basics are covered and you're left sitting there saying..."but I'm not a Flash designer, how is this site going to benefit me?"
Non-Flash designers are able to buy pre-made Flash files and fully working professional project files. This allows busy, or semi and unskilled web and graphic designers to now include modern Flash elements in current and future projects. For the average files ranging between $5 and $30 this enables you to add an extensive arsenal to your current skills to impress your potential clients at a very reasonable price.
What if you're a student, or just setting up as a self-employed designer and lack in funds to buy Flash project files? Have no fear - Activeden has you covered! The website offers a 'Free File' every month for registered members to download and use. This is a great introduction to Activeden and a perfect way to sample the content and quality of the marketplace project files.
Once you start to develop a love for Activeden the website offers multiple methods of payment, most notably the prepaid option. This option allows members to buy in bulk discounts.
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