Posts by mikemcalister

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    Has referred 200+ members Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market Has collected 50+ items on Envato Market Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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mikemcalister says
Hmm not sure really, I’m just about to reach the 5k mark but I don’t think I require any extra features if I’m truly honest. Maybe answering comments in one place would be a good idea but not really a necessity. I’d say the reviewing time is pretty good in all honesty and I certainly wouldn’t be comfortable paying to use TF because thats what their commission is for.

Simnor, I’m not saying it would be a requirement to pay TF for a Premium Account. It would, of course, be optional for those who would like to have extra features.

82 posts
    Has referred 200+ members Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market Has collected 50+ items on Envato Market Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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mikemcalister says

Hello all! I just wanted to share with the forums an idea that has been floating through my head these past few months using ThemeForest.

One of the greatest things about ThemeForest and the rest of the Envato Marketplace is the quality of users and the workforce making this all happen. I love the simplicity of everything, for buyers and authors, which is truly unmatched in this niche on the internet right now.

I was uploading a template update a few weeks ago, when I started formulating the idea of a Premium User. Of course, it’s GREAT that the more items you sell, the more your commission, popularity, and sales goes up but I thought there could be something more for users who sell, say $10,000, or X amount items. I could even see paying a fee to become a Premium User once you reach X amount of sales. That could even be better for Envato because they would be making some money to keep the development of such an idea going.

It would seem if a user is selling $5-10k+ that they are a respected member of the Envato marketplace and could be trusted with some features that maybe a new registration wouldn’t have.

My first thought was a Fast-Track upload process. Say I have a really important update I need to make to a Wordpress theme. Although ThemeForest turn around times are great, it would be nice to be able to say “Ok, this one is really important to get uploaded” and check a box to submit for a Fast-Track review. Now because this is would only be available to a Premium User with marketplace experience, I could assume this wouldn’t be abused for just any ol’ upload or update.

Another thing that would be nice is a dashboard of sorts that displays recent comments from your products and a way to ‘Quick Respond’ or something of that nature.

I’m sure I’m not the first to have this idea, but I couldn’t find anything in searching the forum on the topic. These are just my initial thoughts and ramblings ;) but I think it’s a good start. I would love to hear thoughts from everyone on what they could use as a Premium Author.

Thanks for reading! Mike

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