Posts by guuthemes

238 posts I make pretty things.
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Watch out Mac users. They’re rounding you up in trucks now! ;)

:)

238 posts I make pretty things.
  • Had an item that was trending
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
+6 more
guuthemes
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but I think it’s better to dictate the market and trends

Spot on. That is our role here (with some assistance from Envato to a point). A good portion of buyers don’t know what they want until you offer, and shine a spotlight on it.

There are truckloads of Mac users who still think Photoshop is the goto tool, because that’s all they have known, and been sold.

238 posts I make pretty things.
  • Had an item that was trending
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
+6 more
guuthemes
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I agree with digitalscience, where he mentions about the design being ‘well thought out ideas’. It’s a lot more than just making things look pretty. It has to engage the user, and provide a great experience, past all the fluff.

ThemeForest is rife with designs that, yes, visually, they look amazing at first glance, and scream “gotta kiss myself i’m so pretty”. But the majority are just ‘cut & paste’ jobs, with no coherence when it comes to the actual user experience.

238 posts I make pretty things.
  • Had an item that was trending
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
+6 more
guuthemes
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Now I’m planning to use Sketch for my first template on Themeforest.
You’re one of the smart guys. You won’t regret it for a second.
Except when 90% of the buyers ask, “Can I get the PSD files for this?” I’ve sold a few themes on here over the years and something I’ve discovered is that a majority of buyers are on PC’s and they want the PSD included. ;)

They want the .psd files as well as the theme all for around $50.00? Doesn’t cheapen our industry much then.

238 posts I make pretty things.
  • Had an item that was trending
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
+6 more
guuthemes
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Now I’m planning to use Sketch for my first template on Themeforest.

You’re one of the smart guys. You won’t regret it for a second.

238 posts I make pretty things.
  • Had an item that was trending
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
+6 more
guuthemes
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...why not just wait for Adobe to come out with a variation of their own

That is a truly frightening concept.

238 posts I make pretty things.
  • Had an item that was trending
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
+6 more
guuthemes
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As an author would know, exposure is key to selling on Envato. The more your item is visible to buyers, the more chance you have of making a sale. But is the Envato platform providing enough exposure for your work? You might notice your item does well in the first few weeks from upload after being on the home page, but then it will significantly decrease once off the home page, if you get on the popular page then of course you’ll have more extended exposure. So if buyers can see your work, more chance of them buying it – it’s as simple as that.

Currently there are popular pages for each category which shows weekly best sellers – this is a great way for authors to get extended exposure and for buyers to find the best weekly sellers in a category.

But down the right hand side there is column to show the all time best selling authors. This is not relevant to the buyer since he’s already chosen to be in a category, and those top authors might not even have items in that category. And this is not useful to the author either in that category and is not going to help them get further sales.

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To make these category popular pages more useful to buyers and authors, a solution would be to rather display the monthly top selling items for that category. This will give authors a months extended exposure and will help buyers find more relevant best sellers. A win win for authors and buyers.

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Top authors get a huge amount of exposure on this site and their sales show, as the sites grow it’s going to get harder and harder for authors to get noticed, so we need to create new exposure channels to create more opportunities for all authors.

+1 this post if you want more exposure. If we don’t ask for improvements, we won’t get them. And the more authors respond, the more chance Envato will listen.

+100 and then some.

238 posts I make pretty things.
  • Had an item that was trending
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
+6 more
guuthemes
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My MacBook mobo failed around a month out of the warranty, but the folks at the Genius Bar were cool, and replaced all the failed parts for free. Then they took a chip out of the lid by accident themselves, so replaced the whole lid/screen for me. So I basically got a new MacBook (minus the lower half casing).

As long as you don’t storm in there ranting, and raving. Nice and calm, and a bit of a sob story will get you a pass with the geniuses.

238 posts I make pretty things.
  • Had an item that was trending
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
+6 more
guuthemes
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Do you have an Apple Store nearby at all?

238 posts I make pretty things.
  • Had an item that was trending
  • Had an item that became a weekly top seller
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
+6 more
guuthemes
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Let’s start a new thread – ‘It’s grim up north, but they have the best designers/developers’ :)

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