Posts by GravityDept

611 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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GravityDept says

Devil: paid support is the answer. Let the one needing support decide if they’ll pay what it’s worth.

611 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 says
611 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

Took like 25 seconds to load. First question should be whether the reviewer waited that long.

Edit: just saw “smooth scrolling” listed as a feature. LMAO.

611 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 says

Best to trust themes with solid sales, +4 star reviews, a long history of providing updates (ahem), and excellent support responses in the comments. It’s pretty easy to judge who makes quality products and who doesn’t without even looking at the code or design (although you should do that too).

611 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 says

Business insurance is not expensive relative to the opportunity to work with larger companies, most of which require you to have it before they’ll sign a contract. It’s a signal that you’re a serious business and not liability.

On your end, not having insurance puts your business at risk because any client can sue you for a good reason or not. Professional and general liability is about $850/year for $2M coverage for me in US. That’s about 3 hours of a lawyer’s time. Do the math. Get insurance.

@ germinc — Don’t give out your server details and then not follow up.

@ All authors — Don’t touch anyone’s server without a contract. Support is a valuable service. Get paid. Why would you voluntarily put yourself at risk?

611 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 says

1. Skinny Ties http://skinnyties.com

2. Magento (powerhouse)

3. One of the first responsive eCommerce sites, and way faster than most desktop-only sites.

4. Not a theme, but I built it.

611 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 says

Who cares about rating hypocrisy? Pricing hypocrisy is the real problem.

Price items well below market value by making support optional. Then position the marketplace to actively discourage not providing support. Take one guess who profits, and who bites the bullet. Economies of scale at work (against authors).

611 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
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GravityDept says

Bermuda, Norway, Australia (no particular order)

611 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
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GravityDept says

I had the #1 seller in the Magento category for 2 years straight: item was never featured.

I think one of the criteria is you need a portfolio with at least three items to be a featured author because that’s what the layout renders (which is stupid). I built/supported one item only: was never a featured author.

So from my observations, sales are definitely not the deciding factor.

611 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 says

Bummer, maybe next year.

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