Posts by Smack3

59 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
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Smack3 says

Even if its illegal, or not. If I were Google, I’d make Bing put something embarrassing on their front page, maybe: “Bing, powered by Google” :D

+1 :D

59 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
Smack3 says

:(

59 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
Smack3 says

Well I would agree with you except that I got rejected without even getting a rejection email or anything. Quite disappointing.

59 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
Smack3 says

The biggest problem that I see wish this is that a category for WoW is in no way, whatsoever related to web/app development, which is the focus of Code Canyon. To open up a category like that would then bring up, “well, why not have a category for game mods, game characters, game addons, etc”.

I understand your point, this was just a thought that popped in my mind and I’m sure if envato could fit it somewhere appropriate, they would.

I agree that there is no appropriate place right now.

59 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
Smack3 says

@SportTipsWorld The Judge Judy was hilarious.. What a deuche.

59 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
Smack3 says

So, what about WoW (World of Warcraft) Mods, Addons, Interfaces? It might seem silly but you’d be surprised how many people will pay for WoW stuff. Codecanyon seems to be the only marketplace suitable for this. I’d like to know what you guys think about it. Hey, maybe we could even sell our high level characters in a category, lol. Nah, that’s going overboard.

59 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
Smack3 says

Thanks for all the responses.

59 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
Smack3 says

I understand the logic behind why one thing would sell better than another. It’s just like, when a new company starts up like this, there seems to be just a little window for people to become the best and then it’s extremely hard to get to the top. That’s business though and I understand that.

There are just so many things that I want to do and I’m actually just looking for a community that I can get involved with, get to know some people and maybe find a business partner, some friends, etc. This is sort of the true reason for my posting even though I still have my doubts about most things.

Being pessimistic about things may not be the best way to get introduced into a community but I’m still getting a feel for this industry after a year and a half. My profile says since 2005 but it’s been a “on the side” thing till mid 2009 when it became full time. Since then I have spent nearly the entire first year doing research and trying to find a place to get grounded and find a focus because I have a habit of being all over the place and it’d be nice to actually be committed to one or two things and grow some success there before moving on to something else.

I’m a designer FYI and I’ll point out that I am actively looking for a new partner for various reasons. With this new business partner, I’d like someone who’s mainly a developer with some business sense. I actually have an idea for a new niche business but we can discuss that later to people who are interested.

See I have all these different ideas and goals that my focus is broken. I find myself researching and reading stuff online more than actually working towards something. Some of the things I want to do are:

Participate on envato Run a couple of different businesses Participate on other marketplaces Participate on every interesting forum I can find Host a popular blog (or actually I tried to host 4 blogs simultaneously on my own). Participate on every other marketplace for designers out there. (Can this be dangerous do you think?) Search on job boards and freelance job boards Use crowdsourcing sites (This one I haven’t done much cause it’s degrading IMO .)

All of these thing I want to do and all while only being a one man operation so it’s a bit overwhelming which is probably why I haven’t seen any real success thus far in my career.

Anyone kind enough to help me find a focus and get grounded on one thing, I would greatly appreciate it.

How many different forums, blogs, communities do you participate in? How many websites/businesses do you maintain on your own? Is it better to find just a couple of places to be strong in and stop researching so much that diverts the mind from doing what needs to be done. (In this google is my enemy.)

Basically I’m a little confused at this point in my career and I apologize if I sound too depressing or whatever but I’m reaching out to a community for the first time after a year and a half of marginal success at best, so I think it’s time to get some help and advice from people who are actually successful in life.

59 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
Smack3 says

It’s not as cool as some others here but what the hay.

mydesktop

You can get the mustang here.

59 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
Smack3 says

Also, a lot of people who buy from these sites arrange the files in order of those that have the most sales (sometimes the most ratings), this is because many people think that because something has been purchased many times, it must be good, this is not always true of course, but does hold true a lot of the time. This is one thing that encourages the same authors to be consistently high sellers.

Very true, I even do that myself.

@girlscancode: it’s not a global conspiracy when it happens all over the world. Just look at the credit card industry lol. And don’t worry, I’m a very receptive person so don’t take offense much.

Some things I just don’t understand.

Designers are reviewers: What is this? If that’s not a conflict of interest, I don’t know what is. They also create a sort of catch 22 just like becoming a SAG (Screen Actors Guild) member. You have to be in a movie to be in SAG but you have to be in SAG to be in a movie… in general (although there are workarounds). This review process needs some work before it can fully be non-biased.

I’ve yet to come up with a short non-biased solution. You can do a rating system for approvals but you would need at least a few thousand votes to be considered a non-biased opinion what with people using VPNs and such to do multiple votes on their own items on a system that detects IP addresses.

Yes I’m sort of a generalized skeptic which means I’m skeptical of nearly everything. I just need some convincing ;)

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