We are in : http://themeforest.net/item/zeyn-the-joomla-template/11176910 Hotel & travel – Medical – Event – Classic – Restaurant – Car – Wedding
I am afraid you are missing the point of this contest – “A theme should have a single, clear niche and purpose.”
Get your PSD approved first. There were SO many designers who though what a great theme they have. Well, hard rejection gave them a reality check. All your calculations about potentials earnings are total nonsense. Nobody will guarantee you anything here. All guys here agreed that hiring a developer for fixed price is a bad idea, if you think that it is not, go ahead and hire somebody. BTW, you can send me a screenshot of your desing via PM if you want. I am not interested in collaboration, but at least I can tell you if your design is really 9/10:)
1.) Paying a developer a fixed price for creating a theme is not a good idea, because getting your theme approved is just the start. You need to provide support and updates with bug fixes if you want to succeed in long-term and you need a developer for that. Also, any decent developer would ask several thousands of dollars for such job. You will very likely lose a lot of money going this way. You should rather find developer for partnership and share earnings.
2.) There is always chance that your theme will be rejected, hence my statement about losing a lot of money. Nobody can guarantee you anything. I sugest you to submit your PSD first and once it will be approved, you will have much higher chance to find a good developer joining your team.
I would say it’s a great start, but unfortunately not yet up to par to premium themes on ThemeForest. It would be probably approved two years ago, but quality standards are always increasing. My advice will be to improve the typography, add more premium feel to design and maybe you will pass the review.
Your design is VERY outdated, it’s far from being approved. Take a look at some recent items to get an idea of current ThemeForest standards.
Sure you can!
1.) You should test your theme on a bigger screen, your slider images are not responsive
2.) Design-wise it is not that horrible, I’ve seen much worse attempts here, but it’s still pretty far from ThemeForest standards
3.) The bigger issue than design is the concept itself. It can’t be more generic. slider – services – cta – portfolio – meaningless counters – team – clients. Do you have any idea how many items with exactly the same layout are already on ThemeForest? I will give you a hint – A LOT!
So my advice will be to do a thorought research of this marketplace and try to choose not so insanely saturated category/niche and focus on that + raise your design skills along the way.
@clearcoast thanks a lot for your insights!