Posts by dtbaker

5408 posts
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Helps us moderate the forums
  • Won a competition
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+20 more
dtbaker
Moderator
says
5408 posts
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Helps us moderate the forums
  • Won a competition
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+20 more
dtbaker
Moderator
says

With these things it’s best to post examples/screenshots of the item.

Also there may already be too many items of that particular type on the market already, or those particular type of items may not be selling well, or they may not be looking for those type of items right now.

It’s best to take the time to improve the item. Most new authors get hard rejected the first time. I have been hard rejected many times, and the end product I finally release is always much better than the original rejected item.

Good luck!

ps: and start working on a second item right now :)

5408 posts
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Helps us moderate the forums
  • Won a competition
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+20 more
dtbaker
Moderator
says

http://codecanyon.net/item/php-country-list/8591022

This item was added a year ago, much has changed. And it hasn’t sold even a single copy. So it’s pretty clear these types of items are not really good for the market.

The best thing to do is drop everything and start working on the next item.

I’ve had about 8 hard rejections and about 20 soft rejections over the years. It’s best to just start on a fresh new idea and you’ll find you can re-use old failed projects in future work.

5408 posts
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Helps us moderate the forums
  • Won a competition
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+20 more
dtbaker
Moderator
says

So, my item is a list of all countries with names and ISO 3166-1 codes in all languages and all data formats.

Sorry man, that is way too basic for the marketplace. and data like that would only be used by developers, which can already find that information for free on wikipedia or github.

Keep the item handy though, maybe you could re-use that code in another item down the track?

Maybe as a drop down country selection box in a much larger script?

Start work on the next idea (and the next!) and keep on going!

Good luck!

5408 posts
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Helps us moderate the forums
  • Won a competition
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+20 more
dtbaker
Moderator
says

I like that support definition! Thanks!

Excited to see this go live.

5408 posts
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Helps us moderate the forums
  • Won a competition
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+20 more
dtbaker
Moderator
says

Yes, no, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes you get good adwords conversions, sometimes you get good facebook conversions, sometimes you get nothing.

Get the item up and running first. Then a month down the track run a few weeks worth of advertising, then a few weeks without. Compare sales and see how you go.

Good luck with your first Envato item!

5408 posts
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Helps us moderate the forums
  • Won a competition
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+20 more
dtbaker
Moderator
says

The URL would be mysite.com/x/gif.php?item_id=xxx&item_name=Name

Check the latest code, it will now work with just ?item_id=xxx. No item name needed.

5408 posts
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Helps us moderate the forums
  • Won a competition
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+20 more
dtbaker
Moderator
says

How about adding ?item_id=xxx
Yep in config.php put
switch($_GET['item_id']){
   case '12345':
       // put your config code here for that item id
      break;
   case '54321':
       // put your config code here for that item id
      break;
   //etc.
}

I’m only using this one 1 item so haven’t made it too generic


Also, Please add files in a separate folder if possible. Looks messy :P

haha. yes quite messy/rushed. Wasn’t planning on sharing :)

5408 posts
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Helps us moderate the forums
  • Won a competition
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+20 more
dtbaker
Moderator
says

Hey check the first post again. I’ve updated the code a bit, added a new individual layout and added more caching (it’ll only generate the image once every 30 seconds, not every request) :)

5408 posts
  • Has sold $750,000+ on Envato Market
  • Helps us moderate the forums
  • Won a competition
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
+20 more
dtbaker
Moderator
says

You will get a little DDOS to your server from this GIF :)
It’s not too resource intensive :)
The server is now under siege...
Lifting the server siege...      done.

Transactions:                6141 hits
Availability:              100.00 %
Elapsed time:              354.11 secs
Response time:                0.36 secs
Transaction rate:           17.34 trans/sec
Concurrency:                6.31
Successful transactions:        6141
Failed transactions:               0
Longest transaction:            7.68
Shortest transaction:            0.01

But yes I’ll be adding another layer of caching (static gif caching) in the next update (next update will be automatically showing the latest 5 star item reviews in a “slider”).

Cheers!

by
by
by
by
by
by