Posts by Mammothology

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Mammothology
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Envato has always been charging authors USD35 for each withdrawal via SWIFT (and that excludes any other transaction fees which might be incurred by your bank). You can withdraw via PayPal since Envato doesn’t charge for that.

I don’t think you understood my question. Envato are changing the way they take out their commissions from our sales, according to the blog post they will do a SWIFT payment from our accounts at the end of each month to pay for the commissions. I was asking if they also expected us to pay the $35 fee for this?

I understand they’ve charged for paying out author commissions by SWIFT in the past, which I avoid by getting paid another way. But they are now also taking THEIR commissions via SWIFT (author has no choice in this) so do they expect us to pay their fees too?

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Mammothology
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I just read the articles and I’m confused about one thing. You mention that Envato will take a SWIFT payment monthly for all of the author fees, who is paying this $35 SWIFT fee? It BETTER NOT be the authors who already pay 50% commission!! If it is, this is just another money grab by Envato.

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Mammothology
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I think you don’t understand bussiness. “Don’t make what people want, make people want what you make.”

Haha thanks for that, made me laugh.

I was simply asking what kinds of things people want. As far as I’m aware, business is about making things people want but good luck with your approach :)

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Mammothology
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We’ve got loads of slider plugins, page builders and form builders available on CodeCanyon, plus plenty of WooCommerce add-ons but what are we missing? Even with millions of products we must have an under-served area that people can’t find what they need. What do people think?

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Mammothology
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Hard luck on the job, but try to make it a positive experience if you can, like now you have lots of time to work on products you find interesting? I think your chat software might do OK but I wouldn’t expect it to cover your living costs unless they are very cheap.

Like aelia_co said earlier, CodeCanyon simply take far too much by way of commission and price things too low. This leads to authors either filling the market with sub-par products (why spend loads of time developing cheap products?) or giving low levels of customer support (why provide loads of support when I only earned $5 from this item?). Now… you have an advantage here being that you can work full time on this (like I do) in that you might as well spend that time making awesome products and providing awesome customer service. If you do this, rather than most of the people on here, you’ll end up making a decent amount of money. Unfortunately for your situation this does take a few months to build up the reputation.

I would say “good luck” but you don’t need luck, you just need hard work.

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Mammothology
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If you are still looking, one of our latest products is a membership add-on for our popular payments plugin, you can see it here: http://codecanyon.net/item/wp-full-stripe-members-addon-for-wp-full-stripe/9221747

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Mammothology
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I agree completely that the price of plugins are set waaaay too low on here. I don’t think authors should be allowed to set their own prices though – as @WebSmacker said it will simply lead to price wars of people selling things for $1.

I would love to see a system like other professional plugin sites have. You pay a reasonable amount ($50 – $200) for the plugin and this includes 1 year of support and updates. After that, if you want to continue to receive support and updates you pay again. The plugin will work forever with one purchase, it’s just the support and updates stop after 1 year.

This is a very successful model and one I’d love to see Envato copy here at CodeCanyon.

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Mammothology
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Agreed! More bonuses for authors who take the time to regularly update items is definitely a good thing. Limiting the abuse of those who just do minor changes shouldn’t be too hard because Envato review every update anyway so trivial updates can be denied.

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Mammothology
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Yeah, I might have to do that if no-one here is interested in making a little money creating it for me :)

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Mammothology
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Hmm I probably didn’t explain it very well, it shouldn’t be a massive job I don’t think. It’s a basic theme I need, I want it to look exactly the same as my current one. The current one is just made badly.. Now, you could fix that one or do another one to look identical, whatever way is quicker/easier. You can see the design here: https://abpressoptimizer.com As you can see, it’s a fairly basic design and I don’t need all sorts of extra features just a standard WordPress theme in the same style.

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