Another point is that while looking for audio, video and graphic files buyers care less about the rating compared to files on TF and CC as they see everything before purchase.
And I don’t see a reason to have a rating system that does not reflect the quality of purchased items. I have no problem with fair rating, but as the thread name implies, it often looks just a mere trolling. I’ve seen exemplary files without any flaws by elite authors rated 1 star. So, maybe it’s more complicated in templates or themes, but low rating of an image or sound effect simply does not make sense. It also makes a buyer look a sucker, like, why do you waste your money on something you’re not satisfied with?
First of all, why 4 or even 3 stars is not satisfied?! Why 4 stars is bad? Don’t you think that when buyer choose from tens of files, they search for what they need, not the highest quality. If they need a photo with a panda, they may have choice only from 10 photos for example, and none of them are great. They spent their money for what they need, not to rate an author as 5 stars, they don’t care about it. Are you satisfied will all the products you buy as 5 stars? I’m sure you not.
I can say only about photos, as I bought few of them. Sometimes when I buy a photo on GraphicRiver – it have lower quality than i expected with the size i bought. I can’t detect the real quality before purchase as previews all of the same size with the same quality + watermarks.
I would say about 200, maximum 250 on ThemeForest. Data after reviewing Top Authors section.
It does matter, a good selling theme that shows up 2 stars or 3 will make the buyers think twice before buying it. At least at the beginning, in the first 3-4-5 reviews.
Rating is for rating, not a boost sales option for an author It will normalize soon, you will see. This is the risk you take in the competitive community.
I don’t see the problem here. If user buy an item, he have full rights to vote 1 star as much as 5 stars. It is wrong only in case user buy to only lower/increase your rating – fake vote.
Time will show your real rating, be cool.
It will cost you almost nothing if you use personal account. But if you have merchant or business account they take few percents from each transaction.
And if you register personal account and will receive big summs like 1000$ they soon switch your account to the merchant again and you will pay about 4% as you said.
You need to check the license. I would say that most of jQuery plugins allow commercial use and can be used in themes for resale.
I can’t login too – there is no login form now. I have old ticket and can’t do anything now.
By the way, I’d like to see some of your dev jobs that you get paid 65% for, if you don’t mind. I’m not being sarcastic, I really would love to see them, just so I have an idea of how things work. Would appreciate it a lot.
I can show you few of them, but in private (as we usually work on NDA terms), and can’t see the contact from in your profile.
doesn’t a good design make you think a 50-50 split for it would be an ABSOLUTELY SUPER LUCRATIVE MUST HAVE deal??....lol….
For your information we work with 3 other designers here and we have a lot of templates and themes already. And our split scheme is like 50%-50% for HTML template category, and 35%-65% for WP category. What do you say now? Or you prefer to have nothing instead of 50% from HTML and 35% from WP without any effort?