Posts by GravityDept

755 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
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GravityDept
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I had a buyer from 4 years ago (4 years!) decide to give me a 1 star rating last month citing:

“Was great a few years ago but lacking now.”

I’d like to go dump some trash on his lawn too.

755 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
+3 more
GravityDept
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I guess somebody got their Elite ad campaign this week…

755 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
+3 more
GravityDept
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When I was doing customizations regularly I charged $100/hour with half-hour minimum (so also $50, but 2x as much for bigger requests). Most customizations took 15-20 minutes. If it took 5 minutes I’d usually just do it free because coordinating payments took more time and it wasn’t worth it.

755 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
+3 more
GravityDept
says

When i get the Level 9 Badge (250K $), Envato promoted one of my item (1000$ google promote). It was now – in January.

BUT:

1. I was waiting 3 months until it started. 2. It was working one week or 10 days.. not remember exactly. 3. It gives me 580 new visitors 4. It sells only 3 times 5. And i earn $121 form 1000$ promote.

So, i was waiting 3 months for 3 sales) I’m not so happy)

Sounds like that’s exactly why nobody is getting their ad campaigns. Pretty clear it’s just flushing money down the toilet. Envato must know this.

Honestly the Elite program would be better if it was just an exponential curve of how many TimTams they mailed you. Then I would share them with friends instead of devouring.

755 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
+3 more
GravityDept
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Hi Everyone,

WooThemes are making some changes to WooCommerce in the next version (2.3), which will potentially break the display of WooCommerce content in themes. There’s no exact timeframe for the new version, but it is likely to be in the near future.

If you are the author of a WooCommerce compatible theme(s), can you please review the changes and make sure your theme(s) are compatible with the new version. It is important that themes support these changes, as otherwise users will update WooCommerce only to find that their site no longer displays correctly.

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for the post. We have an old theme that is WooCommerce compatible. My question is, if I leave compatibility with WooCommerce 2.2 selected on themeforest, will this theme get soft disabled?

There are no paid updates on themeforest, therefore we don’t have available resources to update the theme for free.

Thanks.
I guess it’s better to remove that theme. No one checks the ‘compatibility’ section, and you’re facing 1 star ratings if your theme won’t work with latest WooCommerce, been there done that.

Recap: because Envato won’t allow authors to charge for updates, authors have to kill items that buyers are relying on to avoid getting abusive ratings.

That’s the reality of selling on Envato long-term and it’s not good business.

755 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
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GravityDept
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In Envato’s own words:
At the end of 2014, the total we’ve paid out to Envato’s global community of over 4 million members is $224,000,000.
How can you pay something out if you didn’t sell it?

Sweet sweet hypocrisy.

755 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
+3 more
GravityDept
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Typical Envato: http://marketblog.envato.com/news/thoughts-policies-tips-wordpress-authors/

Thoughts, Policies, and Tips for WordPress Authors

Blog post about extreme bundling/demoing (which affects all platforms) is addressed only to WordPress authors.

And as the rest of us read on:

We don’t ever want to place arbitrary limitations to stand in your way as a designer, developer or business, or dictate what buyers should or shouldn’t want. That’s for free market factors as well as you yourselves as authors to decide.

Wait for it…

For commercial reasons, while we are happy to receive general feedback on pricing, we are not able to discuss specific price points, and pricing as a whole remains entirely Envato’s responsibility. Safe to say, we are always monitoring and evaluating pricing and looking for opportunities to maximize earnings potential for the community.

And the community’s stance:

755 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
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GravityDept
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This is why we need paid updates.

755 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
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GravityDept
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Whoever has the gall to give them self that label. That’s it.

755 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
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GravityDept
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What’s the problem? Looks like every other template website, but I don’t see anything wrong. I mean really, I don’t see a single glaring error / layout issue / design inconsistency. Looks a lot better than $58 of designer time could buy from anyone on earth.

“Can’t see anything wrong with it”.

What.

Let’s not pretend we don’t all sell cookie cutters here. There are +100,000 Avada sites out there. For $58 and two hours, it’s a damn good website for a company that’s never built a website.

If you want to argue it’s a bad website vs a $75,000 / 3 month design project, then I’ll hop right on board. But it’s bad karma for our industry to suggest this company has a “crap” website because they picked a multi-purpose template.

It doesn’t matter what template they pick. They’re buying a cookie cutter and they know that. The whole point of ThemeForest is you’re not hiring a designer and developer, and you get a decent DIY website for 2% of the cost.

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