Why PS3 PS4 is the way. You should really make it for PS4 as well. I want that badge. Perhaps I can play with revaxarts for it?
Oh c’mon, because you were rejected it doesn’t mean that the ones that are getting items approved are reviewer’s friends. Finding persons to blame is the easiest way to do, why don’t you instead focus on your items and make them better? Or if you really think your items are unique and will sell, try selling them on your own.
Blaming other authors and reviewers is not a way to run a business here The reviewers have years of experience here and trust me, they have absolutely zero interest in rejecting you or me or anyone else personally.
I see your niche is “Muse templates”, that’s one of the templates with the lowest standards here because simply it’s new, so if you’re trying to convert one Muse template/theme to WordPress, I think it’s; quote obviously it will be rejected, unless it’s something really great. Or if you’re submitting Muse templates, there may be a chance that this niche is simply saturated by certain kind of designs, the quality bar is increasing very high for new categories, just like it was for WordPress a few years back. Items were approved without real problems, but now the quality bar is really high
Last year it was quite stable for me, nothing unusual. Some drop in august, but it was probably because my best-selling items were just going older and older.
Only Orman switched from exclusive to non-exclusive after building his customer base from here. The other non-exclusive author is probably a company with lots of coders and they’re selling the items on their own website as well, there’s no other author that started as non-exclusive.
If you have the funds and the reputation to sell your items on your own, go ahead, it’s a great move and in the long-run it will bring more money and power, but it’s quite hard and time-consuming and requires more money and dedication.
Definitely keep the bootstrap.css untouched and add the custom code to a new file, that’s the correct way to do it.
If you have lots of customers and there’s many people that know you directly, you can compensate by selling themes directly and having full access to the customers and the payments. But that also requires quite a lot more time, to handle payments, advertising, etc. It depends from author to author, popular authors would probably have a chance, but it would take more time to maintain everything.
Congratulations, 10k sales is a great achievement!
Tell him that support is mandatory and if he wants it, he should his attitude. If he asks for anything that’s not by default in the theme, tell him to hire a 3rd party developer to do the changes for him. I usually get away of this kind of customers by using a cold language and keeping it cool at the same time(to avoid getting an abusive 1* rating as well and to get rid of further e-mails as well).