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digitalscience says

Anyone get the PhotoShop help wizard pop up when right clicking accidentally – usually happens in FX panel… that’s been bugging me for years!

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digitalscience says

Get a lawyer and put those details with a will if u worried ;) services can come and go.. even if u use a an online service u have to put your password somewhere

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digitalscience says

But I do agree with you, it’s kind of unfortunate when I look at top authors and they’re not really producing anything anymore, because they got to the top and now they have no reason to put out anything else – their sales don’t go down

Exactly – this is why top authors can afford to have one theme.. or release a new theme every couple years because once you have the top sales, the whole Envato marketplace is promoting your item. This is why the number #1 items get 3 times more sales than files in the top 10.

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digitalscience says

This is the problem with Envato- they’ll realise areas for improvement – but only implement it on the next marketplace start up. I think the biggest thing they don’t want to do is to make a change that disturbs sales trends too drastically – which is why TF hasn’t had any major changes since it started.

But the biggest area where more “sharing the love” could be implemented is on the purchase download confirmation page… when ever I buy an image on PhotoDune it always shows the same adverts of top selling WordPress themes which can be completely unrelated to the item purchased…. so this basically only does two things 1) Drive more traffic to TF, and drive more sales to the top items on TF.

I think Envato should remove cross marketplace promoting, and show adverts that 1) Show more items from the author you purchased from 2) Show similar items from other authors 3) Show new items recently approved that are similar, and lastly show top selling items from the SAME marketplace you purchase from.. this way things will be more relevant.

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digitalscience says

So what’s the incentive when my work gets priced too low here (often half of what it sells for elsewhere) and I get just 33%?

emberstudio, these other marketplaces that have items priced double that of Envanto… do these items sell though? Most of these other marketplaces don’t get near the amount of traffic as Envato.. so how sure are you that higher prices equals more profit?

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digitalscience says

Also noticed a drop in sales on the 24th which was the lowest sales day of the month.. interesting

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digitalscience says

I have the same issue.. mine is caused by having Helvetica Neue font installed… I’ve done alot of research and there isn’t an easy way to fix it.. either you have to uninstall Helvetica Neue or use a Chrome extension to change the font. Check if you have Helvetica Neue installed and uninistall it and see if it fixes the bold issue.

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digitalscience says

Did you try offering extra hours in the ball pit? 8-)

Hmmm I think it’s some sort of code.. ball pit = having fun, to play.. and I think for FreshFace work = play.. therefore I think he is saying: “Have you tried spending some extra hours working on your themes to make them sell better ? “

Or I could be way off.. haha

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digitalscience says

I uploaded my first item to GR 3 months ago, and have made approximately $180 a month, but sales will gradually decrease over time… I’m not sure if GR is worth while – market is pretty saturated and there isn’t much initial exposure. To sell here you need a lot of outside traffic, like from portfolio sites, social media and paid advertising, the main selling factor would be “Value for money” and secondary “High quality” – it’s high risk, high reward here – either your item will do incredibly well or not be worth the time at all, there’s very little middle ground. And once you start uploading items, you have to regularly upload to stay noticed, so be prepared to work hard and take some risks chasing the dream.

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digitalscience says

I don’t think increasing prices and royalties will help – because Envato would have to increase the price for the whole library of GR.. also to benefit from increased royalties you need sales, and to get sales you need to be ahead of the competition – and for Envato selling here is all about value for money, so increased prices won’t work here – the reason why Envato is popular is because it’s cheaper than other marketplaces.

What we really need is:
  • Higher quality standards
  • Increased exposure on home page
  • Better internal promotion of items to target audiences
  • Improved search
  • Improved navigation and filtering options on the site
  • 10% Less exposure to top files and 10% more exposure to newer files
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