Wow, what a whirlwind 2017 was! With many new Creators, some major number improvements, and new subscriptions, just to name a few. Let’s take a look at what we accomplished in 2017 and what’s in store for 2018.
Progress in 2017
- Over $370,940 was paid out to Creators
- Sales per month grew 300% compared to 2016
- We grossed right about $469,000, up from $189,000 in 2016
- More than $13,200 donated to the Blender Development Fund
Goals for 2018
Break the Glass Ceiling
We saw incredible growth in 2017, but we have a long ways to go! The aim is for the Blender Market exceed all expectations, so we're pushing for $1,000,000 in sales for 2018!
Our main goal has always been to give our Creators a place to succeed, this includes sharing the wealth of knowledge that we have on selling, building products, creating a brand, and getting in front of potential customers. I think we can do a better job in providing that type of information to our Creators.
Expand Creator Subscription Tools
To keep in line with giving our Creators a place to succeed, we will continue to add tools to the Creator Subscription plans and give Creators more capabilities to take their Blender businesses to new heights in 2018.
Redesign Admin/Creator Dashboard
We've been secretly working on a dramatically better admin interface for Blender Market, in the year we'll be refining it and making it fully usable. Once we've ironed out all the bugs the new dashboard will be rolled out for Creators as well.
The Inbox, which is used for all customer support, is to be completely rewritten from the ground up (at least the front end) to address many of the current problems that we're all affected by. Look for this in the coming year.
What are you waiting for? Start selling on the Blender Market today.