By Ryan Cornelius, CCC, Manager,
Corporate Relations Corn Belt Power Cooperative, Humboldt, Iowa
Envato Market: Low cost
Many electric cooperative communicators work in “one person
shops.” It may sound cliché, but it’s true, many communicators wear several
hats. Enhancing productivity through apps and other online services is always
top of mind.
When posed the question, which app or resource is your
favorite? My answer is always the Envato Market. The marketplace is fantastic
for communicators and creatives looking for an edge. The Envato Market is made
up of different shops: Theme Forest, Code Canyon, Video Hive, Audio Jungle,
Graphic River, Photo Dune and 3D Ocean.
Those who visit can purchase – at an affordable rate –
professional templates for their next project. The marketplace has template
options for everything from short videos to power point presentations and audio
Here are a few tips on navigating the Envato marketplace:
Read reviews and document information before purchase
The marketplace offers solutions for a wide variety of skill levels. If you’re just starting out on your first co-op produced video, be sure to purchase a template that is suited to your skill level. By reading purchaser reviews, you can get a sense of how the template will work.
Be sure your software is up to date
Many sellers on the Envato market have top of the line equipment and software. Make sure your system matches up with the files you’re purchasing.
Don't feel like you have to purchase
While most templates will fit into our small budgets, you
don’t necessarily have to click buy. Not feeling the creative juices? Just surf
around a little on the market place and take a look at the vast array of assets
available. Perhaps, it will get your mind and creativity in gear.
Video template example ($12): https://www.facebook.com/CoMoElectric/videos/10160027686175273/