A good topic. I am in the same boat. I have been using comments and Envato forms till now, but it is time to move on.
I think making the forum open, and allowing only registered users to participate is a good idea. Brings in search traffic.
1. Do people really help each other? I don’t see that happening in the comments
2. Is it really good to have a forum? Lots of theme companies shut down their forums and moved to ticketing systems.
How many emails do you get?
I got 79 emails today.
28 were notifications / useless
32 were from Envato – new support emails, or follow-ups, and some enquiries
19 were from my freemium SaaS project – mostly support
I sell about 12 licenses on CC in a day, and have about 6k registered users for SaaS (out of which, 20% are active users)
So, about 40 – 50 support or enquiry emails. Is it too much?
I make and sell software
Anyone have idea about general living expanses in Thailand/indonasia/India/Dubai/Vietnam
I am not aware about Vietnam, but Indian is the cheapest among the rest, but also has a low living standard. It is possible to make ends meet with $500, but, like everywhere else, it will be a hard life.
Dubai is a nice place to visit, but, aside from the tourism, somehow seems to lack a life of its own.
I agree with VF that this is our first meetup in India and we had chosen Hyderabad place for this meetup.
Travel magazine ranks Hyderabad second best place to see in 2015
Hyderabad is the second best place in the world that one should see in 2015, according to an international travel publication.The Presidio of San Francisco in the US ranked first on the ‘Best of the World — 20 Places You Should See in 2015’ list, published in the annual guide of ‘Traveler’ magazine of the National Geographic.
Yep. Not trying to sabotage the Hyderabad meetup
Was curious to know how many peeps we have from Bangalore. Was thinking about setting up an un-official group over at meetup.com. I’ll see if I can fly in for the Hyd meet.
Anybody interested in a Bangalore meetup?
And if I understand correctly, authors will no longer get any cut from 2$ fee that was added to final item price if buyer pays directly through PayPal? You’re breaking my balls, Envato!
Yes, that is the takeaway. Although, to make you feed good about yourself, you can now say that you only pay 12.5% author fee to Envato
Some people seem to forget that recently all prices of themes and templates were raised so even if you’ll don’t get your part from 2$ surcharge you’ll still earn more
Keeping things simple, increasing the price would reduce the sales, so it would benefit / harm Envato and authors equally.
By not giving us the surcharge anymore, it’s as simple as increasing Envato income by reducing our payouts.