So, Im in this large Vella group and alredy got dizzy with sooooooooooooooooooooo manyy people expecting to make 300$ a day and being an instant hit, so I felt like I should warn them:
"I'm sorry guys but you'll get nuts if you keep trying to game the algorythms and expecting good cash from the start. I'm talking from 5/6 years of experience with webcomics serials and now venturing into Lit serials. Have patience and do a good job. Word of mouth is your best friend. Serials take TIME. This Vella thing hasn't even a month of release."
Funnily enough, I was lurking around WebNovel forum and stumbled upon a thread about fake reviews and excess of review swaps painting low quality stories in golden paint. One comment drew caught me attention:
"No reader will touch a book with only 20-30 chapters, no matter how many reviews it has.
200-300 chapters is more like it, and even that can be finished in less than a day.
Focusing on the wrong thing and doing endless swaps (wasting time), instead of increasing their chapters will only kill their books."
These people need to chiiiiiillll. If they keep with this mindset and Vella ends up atracting the same readers of other online platforms, they're doomed.
Many are already complaining they aren't managing to migrate their ebook readers. I'm not surprised. Serial readers have different habits from ebook/paperback ones.
Here is the thread if you're interested: