Posts by jonathan01

2590 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01
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First rule of ‘Theme Buying Club’ is to not talk about ‘Theme Buying Club’. Who’s in?
I have nothing to say about this “Theme Buying Club” you’re talking about.

Welcome – you passed the test ;)

2590 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
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jonathan01
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So theoretically another buyer could buy my themes this week, then I’ll buy theirs next week – zero affiliation – done.

If we get enough people together for my ‘Theme Buying Club’ then it will guarantee you are placed #1 for at least a week. First rule of ‘Theme Buying Club’ is to not talk about ‘Theme Buying Club’. Who’s in?

2590 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
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jonathan01
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Suggested reading for envato

Stringent rules and controls exist to help validate consumer sales, and confirmed bulk sales are always flagged and pulled from BookScan’s best-seller chart-making process.

Nielsen BookScan’s definition of bulk sales includes quantities bought by corporations or associations either for resale or free distribution, and quantities purchased by their authors, regardless of whether the writers intend to resell the books, give them away, or use them to fulfill a direct-marketing promotion.

Indeed, the book and music industry all do the same thing and do not count the bulk / corporate sales / sponsor sales (whatever you want to call it) in to ‘charts’ of any kind – they are always outside the sales figures counted.

It’s really not that hard to understand that it can and does influence sales, but Envato have a long history of refusing to admit that the sales funnel they have in place which promotes nothing but best selling items influences sales so this will no doubt not go anywhere at all.

Currently looking for a corporate sponsor to purchase a bucket load of my themes, spread out over a 12 month period :)

2590 posts Bird is the word..
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  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
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jonathan01
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Hey Brent,

do you sell themes as your primary source of income?

2590 posts Bird is the word..
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  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
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jonathan01
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Just a note that the Samsung jays-z deal didn’t count towards the billboard charts for sales so…... The record industry doesn’t count bulk sales as purchases. Also the music industry had plenty to say about it many calling it illegal sales to a corporate sponsor.

2590 posts Bird is the word..
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  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
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jonathan01
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VAT has to be shown broken out for accounting purposes. Unfortunately that’s the law.

2590 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01
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Yes there is a problem apparently – Envato have been notified, I noticed it on Twitter.

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jonathan01
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That’s what it says.

2590 posts Bird is the word..
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jonathan01
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There was always a buyer fee but it was never broken down, or at least that’s the way Envato are explaining things – therefore you are not paying any extra in anyway than you previously did – they are just using this breakdown for accounting. You just didn’t ‘see it’ before. Authors now have a buyer fee also – taken from earnings, but again that was always there but not shown for accounting reasons?

Complicated I know – but you are not paying anything extra than you ever had.

2590 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
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jonathan01
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All current top selling slider plugins on CodeCanyon are bloated and over complicated. I am currently building new theme framework and themes around it, and I wanted to add slider as integral part of the framework. But, after some research I decided not to use any of the existing plugins, but to choose a basic jQuery slider plugin that is mobile/touch oriented, lightweight and easy to configure and than to add basic control to add slider control into framework. I decided to use Swiper slider and end result is looking and working great. Yes, there are no advanced animations and parallax effects, no complex slide builder, but for majority of users normal slider that is fast, responsive and easy to use is better solution.

However, make sure you are not baking that slider in to the theme, it must be in a plugin to be accepted and for best practices.

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