Your friend should send a quick mail letting them know you are doing it. Its better for both you and your friend.
This however is not a TF requirement as the deal is between you and your friend.
You deserve it mate!!
Eid Mubarak everyone
Like Anps said above, you should post a link. What your theme offers, all sounds great but how does it look. If we cant see the theme we cant give any constructive critique.
Some great replies by authors and a couple of staff members.
I for one see many of the cons you’ve enumerated as pros: the need for discipline, the constant need to learn and innovate. As for cons I have experienced: somewhat of an uncertainty with regards to the review ( you may find yourself with rejected items that you wouldn’t have thought), also the market is quite volatile in terms of what sells and what not, so you need to take some risks here. Overall I think you need to stand your ground and follow your own path, and you will eventually make it. The market for “inspiration” driven authors is pretty swamped (see the Avada clones outthere just to name one). Also I would advise to stay clear of stock photography for your demos, as we do. For me those photos are oozing falseness. You can contact photographers you like and in most cases you will get permission to use their photos in your demos. Just my 2 cents
I may not be as experienced here as others but my 2 cents
Cost of incorporating premium plugins and stock imagery is not a con, its a personal preference. You can create pretty nice products without spending a dime. Naturally premium plugins cost money but till then you have free alternatives.
Resources vs resourcefulness. Social aspect and long hours, if you can deal with that, you can give this a go.
You will always find 10,000 reasons not to do something.
Im almost 100% sure you need to have everything available offline. That includes assets and any help files/documentation.
Not everyone has 24 hour internet access, and a lot of buyers prefer working offline till the product is ready to be uploaded.
Hope that helps
codeblvck saidI don’t think not having a mac affects sales. Of course it has it’s advantages, but I wouldn’t get one just for that reason.
(...) if not owning a mac is affecting sales, its probably worth it to have both.
Was just needing a personal justification for spending so much cash, no matter how minuscule the justification
though IMO not knowing how your item is behaving in one of the most used platforms could have a very adverse effect on sales
they might look similar but I dont see what you have stolen. However im more concerned that TF/envato would just delete/disable an item without any basis other then receiving a dmca complaint. I think it should come naturally to compare the two items before they take one off just like that. And looking at them both I dont see what is ‘stolen’ in your theme. The drag concept doesn’t belong to the [name removed] author neither does placing the menu in the sidebar.
Your typography needs work, it looks inconsistent.
Also dont justify your text it creates big spacing between words, and it doesn’t looks nice.
Very insignificant but you should also change the logo, your logo makes your template look amateurish.