Niche categories have a better chance for long-term sales. Just look at the restaurant, church, fashion, etc. categories. They just have a handful of themes each. ThemeForest should encourage authors to create themes for these categories, maybe in exchange for a higher commission or some other incentive.
This is the 2nd time Ive seen fillerspace make this observation. The first time I procrastinated in commenting and the inclination passed but I have to agree. There was another thread in which I made the same observation about the need for niche themes like church and someone replied that there is no such need as it’s easy to swap images an customize almost any theme for such niche purposes.
Authors should also be observing the great percentage of buyers on TF who are not Wordpress experts by any stretch and who would rather have such niche themes so that they would have little else to do but add content.
I was shaking my head but when I tried it myself I realized the sheer genius of such an improvement. It’s the best thing since sliced bread.
I think it boils down to how much your time is worth. In the early days with not many clients competing for your time you could have afforded spending extra time. Now that your clientele has increased, a flat rate should at least account for a maximum number of hours beyond which clients needing updates would pay your hourly rate.
I believe the rule of thumb should always be a cost per hour maybe broken down into increments. I haven’t reached 70 clients yet but I already see the potential for such a dilemma.
As a buyer too, good documentation trumps any excuse to comment. The links idea is a great solution.
I don’t think that 90% of buyers are just lazy. From reading many theme comments many of these buyers are just new to Wordpress. Of course that doesn’t mean that the authors have to teach them too, but they should exercise a little patience and use some discretion and diplomacy when replying to questions.
Many of these buyers will get over the learning curve and will remember the authors who were patient with them. I did.
Well I learned something new today. I used to right click to open in a new tab.
That’s one of the most hilarious tweets I’ve seen. Long live Google Chrome.
IE 9 , it slices, it dices, chops and blends. But wait there’s more! It mows your lawn, grates your cheese and tons of other stuff…can your browser do this?
Thanks for this thread for some revealing insights into Magento. I’ve been using Wordpress themes for clients wanting simple e-commerce sites but lately I’ve had more serious inquiries and and would prefer using a platform built for e-commerce. I’m a little scared of the learning curve though as I know absolutely nothing about Magento, but there’s no time like the present.
I resorted to using a classified ad theme for a business district in NYC which I modified for a business directory (from another theme provider), but the closest thing I saw on TF was Open Press, but it doesn’t have the style I’m looking for.
There is a site that offers a paid business directory with all the bells and whistles for $10,000 US, and I think all those features can be easily duplicated by the quality TF authors here. Not sure if I can post that link.
Just want to say thank you for this collection. It not only saved so much time browsing the various marketplaces but also made me aware of other items that may be of use to me, not only now but which I can bookmark as well. For example, dtbakers Ultimate Client Manager, though from 2009, was exactly what I needed but never knew existed on Envato nor looked for here or elsewhere, and now I found it.
Or maybe it found me