i agree 100%.
Some general advices :
1- Motivation & Focus : it’s hard to keep motivated and focused. The road is long and bumpy and it’s kind of easy to let others things get in the way. Discipline is essential.
2- because of 1, make sure that you and your team are passionate about your idea.
3- Go Agile.
4- Get a team. At least a developer, a webdesigner and a sysadmin. It will make things easier, faster and one helps keep the other motivated.
5- The best tools/technologies are the ones that you and your team are familiar with.
6- Cloud computing makes very easy to ‘get up and running’ a infrastructure and grow it.
7- Use a framework. Rails, Cake, Django, doesn’t matter, it will save you tons of work and time. Of course, keep point 4 in mind.
8- Use tests. They will save tons of work, time and trouble.
9- Use tests. Really.
10- Don’t be cheap. Prefer buying a product/service instead of “do-it-yourself”, it will cost less down the road. And it’s faster.
11- Go for a Minimum Viable Product. Helps keeps things small, focused, simple, easy. An MVP is easier to finish, launch and suceed (or fail, which is equally useful)
There ’s more, but that’s what i can think right now.
But I think 5-7 times is too low for reselling an item as part of a package – specifically in a WordPress theme on Themeforest. For a theme that has made at least $14,000 in profit for the author, the 5x price tag ($50) for my product (which I think provides significant functionality) seems far too low. But I’m comfortable with that – I’m less concerned about increasing the rate of extended license sales and more concerned with keeping my product’s single license valuable – selling an extended license for 5x the cost that might be redistributed 800+ times is detrimental to this in my opinion.
I agree with you. I think that what would be a win-win for everybody is something like a ‘consignation’. A theme author could include your item in his theme, and every sale of the theme would be a sale for your item. In this case, your item would be sold for a little less than his regular price. This would work for themes exclusive to ThemeForest.
Hope my English makes sense.
Take a look at
And if you choose the HTML5 route, look at
This is great, but why codecanyon is not in the list ?
Maybe the Thecodingdude is saying to not include the fancybox on gallery.html, but in the “parent” file (the ones that have the ‘div #content’).
Your problem is not to delete old jquery function/plugin, this is already done when you include the fancybox for the second time, the “new” fancybox overwrite the “old” one. But when the “new fancybox” sees that a fancybox has already in the dom, he does not run the initialization code he needs to works properly.
The safest way to go is include the fancybox on the “parent” file like i said first.
Or you can change the fancybox code to not detect that hes already been included, but then you have to do this every time you upgrade to a new version of fancybox.
Or you can save the old fancybox references and restore then after the gallery is loaded. But this can left side effects that could lead to very hard-to-debug bugs.
Or… well, go with the first option, it’s the safest anyway
System can’t force users to rate, or we will receive just random rates from 90% of our customers. The only way is making good files and give good and reliable support. Sometimes i ask customers to rate after crossing a couple of emails with support requests.
I could not agree more. And i believe that the same would happen if you try to offer some kind of reward too.
Right now i can only think in two ways to improve the “buyers rate” rate :
- Ask for your customers. (In your profile, items description page and when you offer support.
- Envato run a “rate your items” campaing every once and while.(again, no rewards!)
(I hope i’m not doing something forbidden on the forums.)
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