Posts by Chaze

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Chaze says

Asking other authors for feedback

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Chaze says

If you are an exclusive author, you can only sell Product A on the Envato marketplaces. You can sell Product B somewhere else if you’re not selling that item on the Envato marketplaces.

The 30% commission is only involved if you’re selling Product A on the Envato marketplaces AND somewhere else. (Then you’re no exclusive author anymore.)

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Chaze says

Reviewer sees the same elements of a previous best selling template in a new template:

Seeing a new author getting approved with a copy of a best selling template:

Mr Copycat’s reaction after a few sales:

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Chaze says

Yes, you can. As an exclusive author you can sell your other products – that are not on your Envato account – somewhere else.

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Chaze says

PSD designer:
PSD = 100%
HTML = 40%
CMS = 15%

HTML/CSS developer:
PSD = 0%
HTML = 60% Something extra for the support
CMS = 15%

CMS developer
PSD = 0%
HTML = 0%
CMS = 50%

CMS support crew
PSD = 0%
HTML = 0%
CMS Support = 20%

There’s a lot to say for everyone mentioned here. The PSD designer has created the design and the idea, that’s definitely worth a lot! But then we have the HTML/CSS developer, who probably spends some time after developing the template for support. So I think the HTML developer should earn at least the 50%, but I’d rather say 60% because of the support.

Then there is the CMS coder, who also spends a lot of time into developing the theme. So there’s at least 50% for him.

Since there usually are a lot of after-sales support questions for the CMS theme, I would say 20% goes to the CMS support crew.

Makes a total of 70% out of the total earnings for the CMS part. That means if you’ve designed and developed the template, you’ll earn 30% from the CMS sales without doing anything. You’re job is done now.

30% of a $40,- item means $6 (50% rate) – $8,40 (70% rate) per sale for you. If you create an HTML template, you’ll have around the same earnings. Example for a $13 item: 6,50 at a 50% rate and $9,10 at a 70% rate.

Just my 2% eh… cents.

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Chaze says

For what I know, the charity organizations in my country keep a lot of money for the holidays of their CEO. So nope, I’m not going to vote for this.

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Chaze says

I see, ok, thanks for clearing that out. Didn’t know about it.

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Chaze says


Envato is ‘testing’ some stuff with the pricing of items, where adding $5 on top of a WP theme that usually costs $40 can be a no-go for potential buyers.
^ We will be testing a small sampling of items from target categories and price points, bit by bit over time. The first of the price tests will occur in ThemeForest, but will not be for WordPress items.

I saw a one page WP theme for $45 today. Normally this WP theme would be in the $40 category.

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Chaze says

Maybe we just need like/dislike buttons like YouTube…

This is a good point, although I think we only need a ‘like’ or ‘recommend’ button. If you have a ‘dislike’ button, you have the same problem.

Envato is ‘testing’ some stuff with the pricing of items, where adding $5 on top of a WP theme that usually costs $40 can be a no-go for potential buyers.

Why not testing to disable the ratings for a while? In my opinion these ratings are very immature. It’s like this:

A man goes to the Audi dealer to buy a new A3. After driving for about a year, the car needs new tyres. The man goes back to the dealer and asks for new tyres. The Audi dealer says: ‘That’s not part of the deal.’ The man is frustrated and gives the Audi dealer a 1 star rating.

Maybe this is a stupid example, but that’s how it works with ratings at ThemeForest. ‘You don’t do what I command you to do?’ Click ‘1 Star rating for you.’

If buyers ‘have the right’ to rate an item, then why does the author hasn’t got ‘the right’ to enable/disable the rating system?

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  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 1 year
Chaze says

Recent adjustments of the Envato marketplaces:

After noticing that a 4 star rating doesn’t need a review:

After the visual refresh:

After the Microlancer banner on all portfolio pages:

Marketing and Strategy Manager @ Envato:

Envato staff reaction to all authors:

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