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Gareth_Gillman says

Do you do any outside marketing for your themes? I would say the top selling themes in your category will get the majority of their sales from people looking on the web specifically for Magento themes, a couple of ideas are:

- Your own website which is seo’d for people looking for Magento themes

- Posting on external portfolio sites (dribble, behance etc)

- design blogs, try and get listed in “top magento theme” lists on popular blogs

I have been saying this for ages and it’s true, you can’t rely on Themeforest to supply all your sales, you need to be doing stuff to get exposure for your items as you’re competing against hundreds of other themes.

You could also zazz up your portfolio page, it doesn’t tell me what you do, add your items images to that and promote your items like crazy.

There is a lot you can do to get exposure to your items for no cost just a little time, the more people talking about your items means the more potential sales you can get.

Have you looked at offering one of your items as a freebie item for one month (look at the thread on here under themeforest)?

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Gareth_Gillman says

I wasn’t planning on making a wordpress site though, just a static one with the implementation of the ordering system! Thanks for your reply :)

There are loads of ordering systems include just eat and hungry house but you will pay setup fees, rental fees (their software and printers) and then a percentage of all sales.

If you do it yourself you could have it sorted for less than £100 e.g.

- theme from themeforest, upto £40 - web hosting – upto £40 a year - plugins from codecanyon if you need them

There is no cheaper solution than putting together a WP site with woo and a tablet to read the orders off, simple to do.

Just done one for a catering event in the UK, cost them more than £100 (I did a custom theme and custom integrations) but does exactly what they want and was a 10th of the price a custom solution was going to be.

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Gareth_Gillman says

WordPress & Woocommerce to do the online ordering and then a tablet in the restaurant to check for orders

Don’t over complicate things ;)

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Gareth_Gillman says

Nope, you will need the permission from the author of the PSD

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Gareth_Gillman says

Hi Youchef

Have a look on Envato Studio for people offering the service as you can browse testimonials and portfolios.

I have one at https://studio.envato.com/explore/psd-to-html/3179-psd-to-xhtml but there are lots of different providers at https://studio.envato.com/explore/psd-to-html

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Gareth_Gillman says

That is absurd, i will try paypal next time, if there are no transaction charges and in UK there are no withdrawl charges then i should be getting what i recieve :-)

It’s the way of the banking system, each one has a slightly different exchange rate for currencies, Paypal has it’s own as well (normally worse than some banks).

No matter which payment method you use, you will lose some money on converting from one currency to another.

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Gareth_Gillman says

Hey!

You can use PHP to grab the text from the file and then use jQuery to animate the data.

You will use the fOpen function in PHP such as this

There are too many ways to animate things in jQuery but a quick google will give you tutorials on how to do most things.

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Gareth_Gillman says

Please, please, please make sure you don’t sell yourself short in order to secure a few clients. Not only will the marketplace be seen as lower and lower in value as artists try to undersell each other, but it does something to the artist that can end up with a question like this:

I would never reduce my prices to a stupid level to get work, but I am reducing the amount I charge per hour to bring down the price a bit e.g.

I was charging $190 for a service, I am now charging $125, it’s a loss of $65 but hopefully it compensates with a better chance of winning work.

I always price up any job to earn a certain amount as it has to be viable for me to do it, and not where I am swamped with cheap work and not earning.

I am going to (try) and make myself a banner for my portfolio page, and rewrite the descriptions and see where that gets me :)

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Gareth_Gillman says

Okay so i was expecting $7560 after the deduction of $35 SWIFT transfer fee.

I am in the UK so money offcourse was converted in to british pounds.

Now i have tried XE, Google and other sites and the minimum amount i should be getting is : 4530 in British Pounds, but the amount i received is 4419, that is 111 british pounds less than i expected which is almost $185.

I have spoken to the bank and the department was closed so i will discuss with them on monday, the lady from the bank told me its auto converted so there is nothing we can do, she also pointed out that this money might be sent in british pounds and the company that sent the money converted and sent you this amount, i think envato send all payments in USD.

Do you think its normal for HSBC or any bank for that matter to charge almost $200 in currency conversion?

Yup it’s possible, every bank has their own currency rate and the different once 1% can mean a big difference. The bank will receive it in $ and then convert to GBP

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Gareth_Gillman says

Looks like you don’t have an avatar on studio. Always better to upload one.

I thought I had one, just checked and it wasn’t… now sorted ;)

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