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fillerspace says

$ 25,- seems expensive to me, 5×5 hours a week would cost $ 2500,- a month

Hopefully if you need 5 people working 5 hours per week each, you are making a lot more than $2500 a month. In Ruben’s survey, Themefusion was the largest team reported, at 6 people, and they are the top seller at $150k+ per month. If $25 is too much, what is reasonable? $15? $10? $5?

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fillerspace says


Would anyone be willing to share a ballpark figure for the hourly rate they pay?

yep interested in this too.

last couple of people I tried to get to help me ended up costing a fortune and it wasn’t worth it.

I do know this much…back in 2011-12 I applied to a bunch of posts on Themeforest by top authors at the time (FreshFace, PixelEntity, etc.) and they all balked at my rate, even though I offered a severely discounted $25/hour. This included not just basic support, but also advanced troubleshooting, bug fixes, and customization. Clearly the going rate is much less than $25, which puts Americans at a disadvantage, especially where I live (Los Angeles).

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fillerspace says

Would anyone be willing to share a ballpark figure for the hourly rate they pay?

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People have been asking for Envato to implement a feature to manage partnerships (e.g. multiple authors team up to produce a file, and agree on a revenue split, and Envato pays out according to the agreed-upon percentages), but so far it has not been implemented. For now, you have to use one account to submit the item, and that account owner pays the other author. You have to trust each other for this. I think the cleanest way to do it is to just buy exclusive rights to a PSD and then you keep all the profits. This will be more expensive up front ($100’s to $1000’s), and there is some risk if the item doesn’t make much profit, so make sure you can handle that risk. Another option is to just hire your own designer to develop PSD’s and assign the rights to you from the beginning. Then you can submit the PSD yourself, and later HTML, WP, etc. all under one account. Again there is the risk that the items don’t sell, but the risk is lower because you can also profit from the PSD.

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fillerspace says

This wasn’t my case. None of the images were included into the final downloadable file, the images were only used on the live preview, the item was soft rejected just for the live preview.

“Stand-alone real world logos can only be used in previews for logo sliders/carousels in ThemeForest and CodeCanyon and only to demonstrate how those features might work when implemented by the buyer.”

That seems to say that I could put logos in my preview, but not the download. Strange that you would not be allowed to use them in this way.

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fillerspace says
http://studio.envato.com/ would be an excellent place to start!
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fillerspace says

Google has beta support for responsive ad units:

https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/3543893?hl=en
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fillerspace says

I checked it out, and the obvious things that jump out are typography and spacing. I wouldn’t use Arial for headers, ever. Also, pay attention to line-height…some of the text looks crowded because the lines are too close together. Also, the trend nowadays is to stay away from black text (#000). I would say #444 is as dark as you’d want on screen. In the shop section, spacing between the items is uneven, particularly the vertical lines separating items almost touch the images. For polish, pay attention to the little things, like hover states on buttons (I didn’t see any). Also, the icons in the about section were images…modern themes tend to use vectors for icons. Look at Font Awesome for an example with hundreds of icons that are vectors, so you don’t have to use images, and they scale for different sizes.

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fillerspace says

That is a hard rejection, so you will have to make significant improvements before submitting it again.

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