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Gareth_Gillman says


It’s down to cookies, if envato can find a cookie of theirs on your browser then your affiliate won’t be tracked, are your clients buying on their pc’s or on yours?

Thank you for your reply Gareth. I always make sure that they are on their own computer and not on my internet connection.

Both clients had never heard of ThemeForest before either, so had never been on the site…

They may never heard of it TF but could have been on one of the other sites? Even by clicking on an advert! I would always say to delete their cookies etc before going ahead to make sure.

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Gareth_Gillman says

It’s down to cookies, if envato can find a cookie of theirs on your browser then your affiliate won’t be tracked, are your clients buying on their pc’s or on yours?

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Gareth_Gillman says

In-car digital radio for my dads car, he has used it daily for 4 years, best $120 (or so) I have spent

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USD 275 sounds fair ? If not, I’m not able to help :) Thanks

you give a price for a job but without ever seeing the code and have no idea how long it will take… seriously dude that’s not good practise for you or the buyer, what if it takes only 2 hours or takes 30 hours? One of you will be mightily pissed.

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Gareth_Gillman says

I got mine (for some reason) a couple of days ago, I believe we are in an “elite” gang of member who have got the badge :)

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All of this is from creator of joomla revolution slider . See Here

As a buyer, I couldn’t care less if it’s the plugins fault, you’re selling a theme with it bundled so you need to get the developer to fix it or fix it yourself with a little css.

There is lots of issues I can see on the site e.g.

- on the 4 boxes below the slider where the image goes black and expands, the images are grainy and not very good

- it’s hard work reading the ‘read more’ text underneath each box as it’s white text on grey, the hover is much better

- on mobiles (480px) the read more buttons have no margins, it’s right up against the text above it

I could go on with loads more, the template looks ok but it’s not got the premium finish, there are lots of margin and typography issues and just seems to have been rushed a little

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It really is ridiculous that in 2014 an online company doesn’t allow you to buy online goods with a simple credit card transaction
You can purchase directly without depositing money.
Only with paypal and only with a fee. Unless I’m not seeing something.

Payments cost to process, someone has to foot the bill and as a customer I am happy to pay the fee to keep the items I buy lower priced. I regularly pay a small fee (around $1) for using my card in shops.

Envato give you 2 choices: pay per transaction with a $1 / $2 fee or deposit a bit more with no transaction charges

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I don’t see how such businesses are sustainable. Charging $10k for setting up a wordpress site is bordering on criminal. Why do customers put up with it? Laziness?

because they don’t know what they are doing so just pay someone else to do it, and they have no idea how much it should cost. I pay my mechanic $70 an hour to fix my car, I haven’t got a clue how to fix stuff like that and have no reason to learn.

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Credits expire for tax purposes, you realistically cannot have an ongoing credit system for customers as it will mess with your taxes. 99% of gift cards I have ever seen have either 6 month or 12 month expiry, very few last much longer.

How does it mess with your taxes exactly? They give you that money back if you ask so the ‘expired’ balance is still functioning as a liability. They just bet that most people with expired credits don’t ask for it back.

Also why is there even a credit system in the first place? I don’t know of any other online business that uses a credit system. Maybe it made sense in the early 2000s because it was harder to conduct e-commerce then and small transactions weren’t worth it. That’s not the case anymore.

There’s no excuse for Envato not having a no-fee no-credit-system way to pay for goods that are over $10. Their competitors do.

It messes with taxes as it’s still revenue but it’s also an expense which you have to account for in your yearly accounts. When you request an extension to your credit, they just set it up for another year.

Because some people spend lots of money here and instead of putting 20 separate transactions through they just pay $500 in one lump sum and use that for any purchases, it’s a choice given to buyers, Istockphoto and other similar sites use the same system so it’s not just Envato.

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2 times this week I have been contacted by potential clients who had websites built (on WordPress) but the company had just bought popular themes from here and charged the customer $10k+ (one was closer to $20k)

That’s not my issue, it’s the fact when something goes wrong, they wash their hands of it and refuse to help the client. One client has a woo built store and his customers cannot checkout because the cart system is knackered (they tried some customisation).

I have now been bought in (at extra expense to the clients) to fix the issues that their “web designer” cannot or will not fix. These sites were built within the last 6 months so should be supported.

The 2 “web designers” are just marketing companies who have no web designers on their books so just got an admin assistant to buy a theme, buy hosting and put the content together.

I noticed their theme was 6 months out of date so asked the client to ask his “web designers” to update the theme to see if it solves some of their issues. They wanted $1200 to install the theme update. The company bought the license to the theme so we are stuck.

I am now buying the license for him and doing the update

I am getting really annoyed with people who think installing a theme can call themselves web designers and charge $10k for a flipping theme,

I also got an email from a “web designer” asking how to update a theme they bought from here, they can’t work out how to install the update for the theme even though the theme has a update panel which clearly explains how to do it. They admit they have no idea what they are doing with WordPress but still tell people they build WP sites and they charge them through the roof for their “expertise”.

It really makes me grind my teeth as at the end of the day the clients are the ones left with the crap, they have to pay someone else who actually knows what they are doing to sort the issues out.

You wouldn’t pretend to be a doctor or fireman, why pretend to be a web designer? Why not specialise in things you’re good at and pay someone to do the things you cannot do? Are they really seeing the $$ signs and thinking I can do that?

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