Posts by contempoinc

1665 posts Chris Robinson
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Located in United States
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contempoinc
says

Using this example from the post:

Example – 6-month support extension for a Regular License with an item price of $46.40 (list price of $58):
  • purchased at same time as license = $17.40 (37.5% x $46.40)
  • purchased during the support period = $29 (62.5% x $46.40)
  • purchased after support period has expired = $40.60 (82.5% x $46.40)

That basically means I’m still working for pennies on the dollar…how is this helping again?

1665 posts Chris Robinson
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Located in United States
+13 more
contempoinc
says


Saw the pricing to extend support in the screenshot, however where’s the entire pricing structure for this? How is that determined? Percentage of price? Is pricing different for say an HTML template vs a WordPress theme due to it being much more complicated? Would appreciated some insight and transparency on that? Or am I missing something?
You can find here http://marketblog.envato.com/news/item-support-picking-up-where-we-left-off/

Awesome, thanks for the link!

1665 posts Chris Robinson
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Located in United States
+13 more
contempoinc
says

Saw the pricing to extend support in the screenshot, however where’s the entire pricing structure for this? How is that determined? Percentage of price? Is pricing different for say an HTML template vs a WordPress theme due to it being much more complicated? Would appreciated some insight and transparency on that? Or am I missing something?

1665 posts Chris Robinson
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Located in United States
+13 more
contempoinc
says

Sell everything for a buck!

Kidding. However it is interesting Creative Market allows authors to set pricing on whatever they wish, and you can see WP themes over there are actually priced higher. Nobody is practicing “Dumping”, if some themes were priced for example at a dollar and others priced higher I would think it would give buyers a perception of the quality of that product.

Like buying a Timex instead of a Rolex, or a Toyota instead of a Rolls Royce.

To be honest I’m thinking this could possibly be a good thing.

If not, Envato should still RAISE the price of 100 in 1 Multipurpose Themes you’re killing us and your own marketplace.

1665 posts Chris Robinson
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Located in United States
+13 more
contempoinc
says

Talking about raising a thread from the dead.

1665 posts Chris Robinson
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Located in United States
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contempoinc
says

Awesome, that Sarah over at WPTavern has brought more attention to this massive issue!

http://wptavern.com/envato-targeted-by-ddos-attack-wordpress-theme-authors-report-major-decline-in-sales

A HUGE matter that Envato seems to be skirting is the pricing problem, the model needs to be adjusted or this marketplace is going to fall apart.

1665 posts Chris Robinson
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Located in United States
+13 more
contempoinc
says

Envato doesn’t need to tell you everything. Its too obvious. With new items and authors popping out everyday, our market share just becomes smaller and smaller.

I completely understand the marketplace is growing exponentially that’s fine, however that doesn’t account for a SEVERE drop in sales over a period of a couple months like this.

Trust me I’ve talked with other top authors that have been here for years, doing massive sales and they’re all experiencing the same thing and agree this isn’t normal.

1665 posts Chris Robinson
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Located in United States
+13 more
contempoinc
says

@Collis if you’re still alive can you please chime in, you’ve been MIA for who knows how long…

1665 posts Chris Robinson
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Located in United States
+13 more
contempoinc
says

Ok, there’s been numerous threads on this with no real official response from Envato.

For myself sales have declined over 70% starting from May with each passing day getting worse, I’ve also spoke with other elite authors explaining the same thing. One example going from $1500/day to $700 sure that’s still a great deal of money BUT what the hell is happening?

This isn’t just one or maybe twenty authors, its marketplace wide affecting everyone. A marketplace wide decline in sales of this magnitude doesn’t just happen due to vacations, or other buyer factors. Going through the years of sales data (since 2008) this has never happened, I’ve personally gone from $2-3000/week to less than $700/week…that’s insane!

Looking at the popular files they haven’t been affected by the looks of it, this leads me to believe search is jacked, natural search traffic to the site is wayyyy down, something isn’t right and has been affected.

Its also alarming that this has been happening while they’ve reported DDoS attacks, Envato what else has happened or been affected that you’re not telling us?

This is beyond concerning, as I know many other full time authors depend on Themeforest for their primary source of income myself included, and this AVALANCHE of a decline has me back searching for full time employment for the first time in almost three years.

1665 posts Chris Robinson
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Located in United States
+13 more
contempoinc
says

Its a best practice, and honestly it takes all of about a minute to take your existing CPT code and turn it into a plugin.

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