Hopefully it will be quicker than Gmail, which was in beta for 5 years
Just realized this is an old thread. Section, you have to stop spamming the forums with self promotion.
Suggestion: finalize and release what you have, then add new features later on. It gets the item in customer hands and they’ll have suggestions, and is also a proof of concept. If people don’t buy than you didn’t waste time on more features.
^ I flagged as your not allowed to link your items in the forums – fyi
Here are my suggestions. They are in no particular order and are based on my own experience of what has worked.
1) Listen to your customers – by listening I mean actually listen and adjust your product based on feedback. Don’t make every change that is requested, but use the feedback to help drive the direction of your development. My best selling item has changed over time due to feedback, and now it’s even more useful which makes my current customers happier and helps gain new ones.
2) Your item descriptions have horrible grammar and are hard to read. An example of a hard to read sentence is “This tool is very lightweight and easy customizable which is basically designed for the developers who want to customize it with just a finger snap .” Believe it or not, people will judge your item quality based on how you present it in the description. Work on better descriptions and pay someone if you have to, but it will be worth it in the long run.
3) SEO your item pages. Figure out the top 5 keywords that people would be searching to find your items, and make sure those keywords are SEO’d into your pages. There are lots of articles on the web that show how to properly SEO a page, using H1 tags, links, etc.. for example.
4) Search for your buyers and reach out to them. The reason people buy plugins/scripts is to add functionality or to solve a problem. Browse the web and find the people that aren’t able to find you.
5) Look for and post to forums or blogs that relate to your items. If you have a JQuery script that you are selling, find the most popular JQuery sites and be a part of the community. Look for and post to Facebook groups, LinkeIn groups etc…
6) Ask for ratings! When anyone contacts you for any support or just to ask questions, kindly ask them to add a rating by going to http://codecanyon.net/downloads . I started doing this and my rating percentages have gone through the roof! (check my portfolio out)
Good luck! I would love to help with anything if you need it. Take care.
I’m doing above average so far, but today has been slow for me too…
I had a boost in sales within the last few days, and when I looked in my portfolio I noticed one of my items has a trending banner. Not sure if this contributed to the boost but wanted to share in case that is some feedback you are looking for. Thanks guys!