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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Is the Creators Program legit? Reply with quote

Hey , I was thinking about becoming a creator but before I did become one I wanted to see if the rewards and such are legit. If I were to become a creator how would I get my rewards and how long will I be able to do it?

P.s If you are a creator that is replying, how long have you been a creator?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Is the Creators Program legit? Reply with quote

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Hey , I was thinking about becoming a creator but before I did become one I wanted to see if the rewards and such are legit. If I were to become a creator how would I get my rewards and how long will I be able to do it?

P.s If you are a creator that is replying, how long have you been a creator?


I wouldn't call them "rewards," but, yes, the ones stated by IMVU are legit (that you can earn credits and/or cash).

Keep in mind, however, that the vast majority of creators pay a lot more than they earn at first (especially their first year).

Once you sign the Creator Agreement, your catalog will only be visible and searchable as long as you maintain VIP. If your VIP lapses, your products will only be available by individual direct links (that you would have to post/provide to customers),

Before you consider creating, I suggest you familiarize yourself with what that actually means and entails.

Start here: Education Center - Creator Program: The Basics. Then check out other creator-related modules in the Education Center.

Then read. Read a LOT.

Read the TOS.

Read the Creator Agreement.

Read the VGRP.

Read the CC Gen forums.

And you will have to re-read them periodically. Not just to refresh your memory, but because they can be amended. (Also, policy changes are usually announced in the CC Gen forums...so, check them often.)


Oh, almost forgot. I've been creating on this account since 2010.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been creating since 2011, and yes, the creator program is legit, however, a huge amount of work goes into being a creator and it definitely requires you to invest a lot of time and money into it because you are going to earn anything back.

Being a creator is not easy, being a creator that earns a decent amount of money or credits is even harder. The really big creators that actually earn a living on here and have huge catalogs work 40 hours a week as a creator just like a regular job. Creating products can often take hours, especially when you are not really good at it.

Most importantly, you need to know or learn how to use image editing programs like Photoshop for creating textures. I learned this without any prior graphic design experience and it is definitely doable, but it will take months to become any good at it and you will still be constantly learning new things. On top of that, you need to also advertise your catalog to get the sales.

I would only recommend becoming a creator if you are interested in graphic design like this and would like to earn some credits or cash from it. I would not recommend it to someone who is just looking to earn quick easy credits, because that is not what the creator program is.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is not the first time I've seen this type of question and I answer. Maybe those who have read believe that what I wrote was to discourage future competitors (which I do not need and even help those who want to act in my creative range seek me) when in fact the statement is just making it clear that it is not easy and make money As creator and that will depend on a lot of work, patience, time and, of course, investment in money.

If what you are looking for is a quick way to make money, then being a creator is not an option, as this can take years, and even without having a statistic on the basis of the thousands of creators that exist in IMVU, I believe that not even 10 % (This to me is an optimistic number) they could live on what they earn here.

As for the legitimacy of the program, as I have already said, it is totally legitimate and my time of creation in IMVU, despite having joined the program in 2010 and working with electronic modeling and design for more than 15 years, I have only begun to dedicate myself to Learn IMVU creation (which is different from the one I was accustomed to) in 2014.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Creator Program being legit?

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All joking aside, it is a legit program. You have to have a paypal to recieve money and fill out the proper tax documents. Although, if you are happy with credits you do not need to worry about that. There is also some legal stuff to the creator agreement, make sure you are familiar with that. It can also change without warning.

I agree with the others..unless you want to invest money into it (which you may not get back depending on your skill level) it could be a challenging first year or even two.

If you already have background in computer graphics or using 3DS max it may not be too hard. If you do not really draw using paint programs or use any 3D software, you should learn to use that first.

It is also time consuming. Depending on what you want to do, you WILL need to do a lot of reading.

I started creating about 6 years ago, though before that I did computer graphics.

I have recently began to read up on meshing and it eats up a lot of time. I tend to put in a lot more than 40 hours a week if you include the time I am using to learn stuff. ( I am also a bit slowish nowadays due to an injury)

If you want to create a couple things for yourself or your friends that is always an option too. I know a lot of people that only have a few things they wanted.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roy couldn't said it any better. the first year or probably two are hard cause you don't know what the hell your doing... But your going to get use to it. Like me I been creating for about 2 years now I think, my first year was not so great because I had to learn by myself by playing around with deriveable meshes and videos that wasn't working. All I knew for couple months after starting was changing the color with Hue/Saturation, but then I started to process. And on top of that I taught someone how to create and started to learn how to do avatars and so much more.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the statements and opinions that have been posted before mine. Yes, it's legitimate. Yes, it takes a lot of time. Yes, you should educate yourself first.

In terms of how long it will take to earn back your investment, consider the following data:

I started to create in 2012. Until 2015, I was only able to earn credits for my catalog products. During those first three years, I made just over 223,000 credits in profit. These credits were never sold to a re-seller. Instead, I just continued to reinvest them back into my ever-growing catalog.

In 2015, I was able to earn cash for my catalog products and credits together. By doing so, I earned, as a monthly average for that year, just under 12,500 credits and $5.70 USD per month. For 2015, I only earned back 65% of my investment.

2016 was an awful year for sales. On average I earned less than 1000 credits and $2.00 USD per month. I was only able to recover 18% from my investment for the year. I only paid for my VIP access so I could continue to host a catalog and create.

Creating is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It is not fast paced. It may take months to years to accomplish a place in the market. Some new developers strike gold on a ingenious concept once in a while, but trends die very quickly and so do those developer's catalogs.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Legit? Well, yeah!

I don't think they would be able to run it as a scam. There would be ex-employees, users, creators, etc. raising all kinds of hell if not.

You should elaborate on what you are wanting to get out of it. With that information, seasoned creators may be able to give you insight on the road ahead.

Post based on the following information...

le·git
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adjective: informal
adjective: legit

legal; conforming to the rules.
"is this car legit?"
(of a person) not engaging in illegal activity or attempting to deceive; honest.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been creating since 2005.

Yep, it's the real deal but many come in to it with unrealistic expectations and get quickly discouraged.

If instead you come into it with a "designing for IMVU is a hobby" mindset (with the understanding that most hobbies cost real money!) you'll be much better off.

Spend a little money, try it out, see if it's your thing. If it turns out you have an aptitude for it you may eventually be able to turn that hobby profitable.

Few are able to breakeven let alone turn a profit as competition for sales is fierce and there are a ton of already established very talented creators that you will be competing against. I say this not to dismay you but to let you know it will be a hard climb to turn profitable. It will be a marathon so don't get discouraged, you will be way behind when you start out but with hard work, training, talent, and determination you may be able to get there.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This made me curious so I looked back at my old emails...

I joined IMVU middle of 2006. Couldn't find when I bought my name but would have been pretty soon after that. Sold my first lot of credits for $24 in January 2007. Going by email receipts I'd spent $30 before then (it may have been a little more but I deleted some emails, I don't think it would have been more than $50).

Of course there are a LOT more developers now and the standard of products is much higher.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Is the Creators Program legit? Reply with quote

Guest_llLuxurioussll wrote:
Hey , I was thinking about becoming a creator but before I did become one I wanted to see if the rewards and such are legit. If I were to become a creator how would I get my rewards and how long will I be able to do it?

P.s If you are a creator that is replying, how long have you been a creator?


Rewards are as you think of them I guess. You'll have stuff that you made and some sales too. Smile

Imvu holds our profits in 'pending' for a couple of weeks (in case there is fraud with credits so we don't have to pay back out of our accounts)

And sometimes you get a dev token instead of credits. (which I do not mind, personally) (you get those right away, no 'pending')

I can't say how it is to sign up for cash payments because I have not, but there is a thread about it in this forum if you want to go look.

You'll be able to create as much as you want to so long as your VIP lasts you have the credits to submit the products. (expect it to cost around 1000cr per product at first)

I've been creating here since 2008, I joined up just to learn this stuff. Wink It's a fun hobby.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is legit you get ur pending after 14 days
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