Posts by luckykind

659 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has referred 50+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
luckykind says


-1
I think 15th is good for me.
same here, dont see why Envato has to change the payment date

Most people’s bills are due on the 1st or the 15th of the month… if you get paid on the 15th yet need 3-4 days to transfer the money to your bank account… bills are possibly late…

I think it’s a valid question/request… just not going to hold my breath that anything will come of it….

659 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has referred 50+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
luckykind says

What’s wrong with being stoned? You got a problem with hippies boy?...

659 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has referred 50+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
luckykind says
$newRating = 4;
$totalVotes = 10;

------------> $currentAverage = 4; 

$newAverage = ($totalVotes * $currentAverage) + $newRating;

$newAverage = $newAverage / ($totalVotes + 1);

echo $newAverage; // Will print 4
$newRating = 4;
$totalVotes = 10;

------------> $currentAverage = 3;

$newAverage = ($totalVotes * $currentAverage) + $newRating;

$newAverage = $newAverage / ($totalVotes + 1);

echo $newAverage; // Will print 3.0909090909091

Seems like your $currentAverage isn’t being brought back in correctly…

659 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has referred 50+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
luckykind says

+1 yippee!...

659 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has referred 50+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
luckykind says
Author

From my point of view, I’m not going to stray too from the trends because like everyone else I’m here to make money. I would love to be more creative and design outside the box but why would I risk spending a couple of months or so designing/developing something when evidence shows that those types of designs don’t sell as well as trend themes.

The only way in my opinion to improve this is to set higher values for unique designs – so instead of $42 they become $52 or $60. Obviously run some sort of poll for buyers on how much extra they would happily spend on unique designs and run some sort of trial.

That way authors will probably be a bit more willing to create unique design because even though the quantity is lower the value will help make up for it.

+1

Yep, I said something similar in another thread…

659 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has referred 50+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
luckykind says
The people buying kumquats could not be interrested in apples at all…

And that’s exactly my point… if you don’t capture the attention of people looking for kumquats… you’re loosing money as a business.

How do you capture those people and still make it profitable for the farmers so that they’ll grow them and bring them to the market? raise prices on the kumquats…

You can look at this another way…

If you want to make serious money within a decent amount of time on Themeforest … you’ve got to create Wordpress Themes plain and simple… and TF has captured the buyers and sellers in this regard pretty well.

Yet, there’s people who come here looking for Drupal, Joomla, Tumblr, etc…

TF can’t get good designers to consistently develop in these categories because prices are the same or less than WP themes… and with less potential buyers, it’s not profitable to us Authors for the time to develop them…

So is TF failing to capture a market of unique buyers in these areas? I think so…

Now if Authors knew they could make the same money selling 50 Drupal themes as they could selling 150 WP Themes… then they might be more inclined to develop Drupal themes… more themes would attract more Drupal specific buyers… more buyers attract more Drupal developers… eventually coming to a point of lowering prices for Drupal themes to fit supply/demand…

The other way of lower prices for unique categories/themes has been tried here… and on some levels… I think it’s failed… you can disagree… but IMO , it’s the way to do it…

659 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has referred 50+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
luckykind says
I disagree.
Fair enough… :)
Original themes that sell good will earn you more sales.

Eh? Balls that roll down hills, will roll down hills… I don’t get it… :S

Price is less of an issue then you think.

Sure… that’s what I said when it comes to unique themes…

If I’m selling apples for $1 and kumquats for $1… and 7 out of every 10 people buy apples… and 100 people buy fruit.

Then I make $70 selling apples and $30 selling kumquats.

I might as well just forget the kumquats because they take just as long to produce as the apples and I’m not making the money back… It’s no longer a fruit market… it’s just an apple market.

If I’m selling apples for $1 and kumquats for $2… using the same numbers I make $70 selling apples and $60 selling kumquats. Which levels out the playing field… and I can continue as a fruit market…

659 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has referred 50+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
luckykind says

It’s a marathon, not a sprint… only a special few can poop perfect themes that buyers fall over each other buying…

the rest have to build the old fashion way… time, experience, A/B testing, etc…

Set a goal… eg. (random calculations) you want to make 3k from a theme.. to make 3k you need to sell 170 of them… 170 over the course of a year is 14.2 per month… can you make a theme that sells 14.2/month? YES … congrats! you’re making a money. Support that theme and move on to the next… anything you make over the 3k is icing on the cake…

659 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has referred 50+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
luckykind says
I think the reviewers should put higher prices for “out of the box” themes, for example. The authors deserve it, and if theme doesn’t sell well on TF, they will have some earnings anyway. Originality should be awarded.
Well the unfortunate truth about this is that most times out of the box themes don’t often sell as well, so pricing higher would mean more money when a sale is made, but I’m afraid it would also cause even less sales.

I disagree…

People who purchase cookie cutter themes make price a priority because there’s a vast amount to choose from…

People who purchase “out of the box” themes are mostly looking for something unique and price is less of a priority to them…

If “out of the box” themes are priced the same as “cookie cutter” themes and you already know the cookie cutters are going to sell more… there’s ZERO incentive for an Author to create unique themes… and what you’ll get is what you often have here… cookie cutter central :D

If you want to bring the designers and creativity out of people you need to level the playing field…

659 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 5 years
  • Has referred 50+ members
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
luckykind says
* I personally like the out of the box competition and the winning theme, but obviously it doesn’t perform well in ThemeForest. So, we might consider to diversify our themes in terms of functionality but not unique design. What do you think?
I think the reviewers should put higher prices for “out of the box” themes, for example. The authors deserve it, and if theme doesn’t sell well on TF, they will have some earnings anyway. Originality should be awarded.

somebodies thinking like a business man… :)

by
by
by
by
by
by