Why not just simply create a test site with WordPress multisite where potential buyers can test drive your themes?
A multisite installation is also a good idea… but correct me if I’m wrong. You, as admin of the network, would need to create each theme installation manually for each user asking for a demo, right?
Wrong, you’ll only need to put the themes under wp-content and allow user registration in the WP multisite instalation. Each user will then have a new blog after he/she registered and can pick any themes they like to test.
Sorry for bumping a 5 months old thread.
I totally agree with what JamiGibbs said. I’ve been promoting ThemeForest themes since 2 years ago and I can say that promoting ThemeForest themes isn’t interesting as it was 1 year ago.
Last year I can still get at least 1 deposit for every 100 clickthroughs but heck this month in 3 days I generated more than 1000 clickthroughs and not a single one signup nor deposit. Each time I asked the support team if here was something wrong with their affiliate system and they said everything was working just fine. Ok, I can accept that.
The decrease in an amount of signed up users in the data I presented earlier was probably because everyone knows ThemeForest right now so the chance of getting new members through our affiliate link is getting harder than before.
But the weird thing is although Elegant Themes is also very popular iin WP community I don’t see any decrease in the number of signed up users from my affiliate link, my earning from Elegant Themes has also doubled since they increase their theme price several months ago and I achieved it with far less clickthroughs!
So I really think that Envato really need to think to re-think their policy for their affiliate program. I don’t mind if they lower the % for every deposit as long as we get affiliate commission every a user we referred buy something in envato marketplace.