First off, sorry for the long read, it means a lot to you and me if you pay attention and purchase my work.
I sell my device PSD's at two price points. $10 for the non-profit, no-commercial artists who just want a platform to showcase their themes and concepts on and the $50 price point for commercial, profit making purposes so people and companies can advertise and showcase their apps and accessories on. The $10 being static with on screen edit ability and the $50 with full PSD edit ability.
Here's my problem:
The vast majority of the time, buyers just want access to the screen element of the PSD to showcase their content on screen. I recently did an audit of the $10 price point purchasers and found several commercial, profit making businesses using the $10 non-profit PSD for their profit making purposes. Things like posting images of the device on their website, selling product. Using them in ad campaigns for profit. Making presentations to their clients using the non-profit PSD and the clients openly thanking them for professional development and presentations.
I've brought it up to these businesses and the responders have been saying they didn't know and/or it was a former employee who purchased the PSD or the License Agreement was too long and didn't clearly outline the usage of the Purchase Agreement. Most of whom have either taken the content using the PSD device, down or paid the difference and apologized. Two had told me that the License Agreement has no baring or law enforcement in their country. i.e. "Fuck off, your lucky we paid $10 for it."
As you can see, I haven't been putting out many PSD's lately. Some of it's life, but a lot of it has to do with income. I'm making more money working my other job right now because at $10 a head is not enough to justify putting more time into making PSD devices. Which brings me to a choice I have to make. Either drop the $10 PSD price point and make everyone pay $50, essentially screwing over the artists on DA purchasing them or only put out a select number of devices a year, justifying the limited amount of PSD's to select from.
Believe me, I'm not making much on these PSD's and I'm booked with other design gig's for awhile. I love making these devices and want to continue but just can't justify it if purchasers aren't being honest about their intent on using the PSD's. Anyone have a better suggestion or opinion?
Listening to: Wife Complain.. Still
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