Posts by digitalscience

4822 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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digitalscience says

Fotolio (Image stock site) does weekly payments to contributors FYI, on Envato 2 weeks to 45 days to see income from sales as “sellers” is too long

4822 posts Interactive Design
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  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience says

I understand that Express Withdrawals can’t be default for everyone, but I think it was better to set this feature for those who actually make 40K and send them an e-mail or something. Creating a topic wasn’t really needed in my opinion. It’s kind of a clap in the face for the maojority of authors here.

But sounds like they might bring the limit lower in future implementations, which is why it’s a general announcement.

| While this change only affects a small handful of authors, we’ll be observing the process carefully to see how we can take it further.
4822 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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digitalscience says

It’s OK, just only imagine 40k withdraws/monthly for a designer who used to earn (in past) Ok for example: 50k EUR/year 2 Months = Panamera? Just Wow… 3 more an a Yacht?

+1 :D The president of my country only earns $10K a month

4822 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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digitalscience says

So, why wouldn’t the author’s own work stand as an example of what the standards are?

It should be a factor yes, but you won’t show us your design :D I’m really curious to why they won’t approve it.

Also I think there should be a separate queue for Elites, I don’t see why we have to wait with a lot of authors who are starting out when we’ve already proved ourselves – would make more business sense for Envato if they got their better than average authors approved faster IMO.

4822 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience says

Personally I think why some struggle with the review, is they become argumentative with reviewers – I know it’s easy to take it personal with a rejection, but the best is to put your ego aside, listen carefully to what the reviewer is saying, and try figure out exactly what they’re asking to get it approved. Also don’t type huge responses back, this usually irritates them since they’re incredibly busy, and the review process is quite tedious ( I use to review back in the day, it’s not as fun as it sounds) Try picture yourself in their position. get inside their mind and use that in your favour to get approved faster. Also learn to predict what they might pick up before you submit your file, some authors slightly rush the end of project and upload with some doubt hoping for the best, rather wait another week and make sure you’re 100% confident the design and functionality is solid.

4822 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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digitalscience says

That’s a lot of cheddar :D

4822 posts Interactive Design
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digitalscience says

Too many conspiracies going on :D

Ok so, Envato will handle VAT, and we are not liable for past VAT? Therefore authors not need to worry regarding VAT.. correct?

4822 posts Interactive Design
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digitalscience says

I don’t think reviewers approve a certain style or request authors to follow a certain style, only give suggestions on what others are doing as a guide, but ultimately they must come up with something that is visually appealing. Does the design have the ‘wow’ factor is it just ‘ok’, even a simple rework of colour palette, typography and using better imagery can go along way to getting approved.

4822 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience says

But not all themes that are up to par will sell, so what’s your point :) You want Elites to have it easier in the review and let the market decide if it’s worthy to be approved? I think that would make Elites lazy – at least with a strict review it keeps us on our toes.

Also I don’t think reviewers are trying to force any type of style or trend as we’re always seeing very unique and interesting layouts, and experimental stuff.

4822 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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digitalscience says

So you’re saying if reviewers aren’t sure about the design or functionality to approve it, but if they see other themes the author created sold well, then they should approve it? I’m not sure if that is a good idea for the marketplace, kinda slows down the progression of things.

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