Posts by simonswiss

533 posts
  • Won a competition
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in Australia
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simonswiss says

Here is the secret recipe:

  • A good portfolio
  • At lease one item currently doing well in terms of sales
  • Add a pinch of salt, and a large spoon of luck, and you might get there

I have never been featured myself, but from observations on featured authors, it looks like my recipe is pretty spot-on. :-)

533 posts
  • Won a competition
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in Australia
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simonswiss says

Hi,

You will find a few good LMS WordPress themes in this thread: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/envatos-most-wanted-courses-learning-themes-7000/127454

Obviously, more coming since there is a competition running until June!

533 posts
  • Won a competition
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in Australia
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simonswiss says

Here is another competition entry: http://themeforest.net/item/booom-modx-theme/7751967

It was submitted on 14th May before the deadline, then soft rejected (problem with the transport package) and finally approved a few hours later. I hope it is still eligible for the competition despite the soft rejection stunt along the way :-)

533 posts
  • Won a competition
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in Australia
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simonswiss says

Has anyone had issues with exporting “ClientConfig” settings in the ThemePackagerComponent?

My first theme worked fined but for some reason, on my next theme the settings seems to not have followed through, according to the reviewer.

What export method do you guys use to create your ThemeForest theme zip?

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  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in Australia
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simonswiss says
  • French (mother language)
  • English (spoken daily, married to an Aussie and living in Sydney)
  • German (a bit rusty, but did 7 years of it at school)
  • Greek (my dad has Greek origins and i grew up hearing greek a lot. I don’t really speak it, but whenever i spend 2 weeks in Greece i become fluent. Especially if i start drinking Ouzo :-)
533 posts
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simonswiss says


I’m waiting 6days for my second theme to be reviewed.
Pfffff that is too long….

Yep, that’s the time i had to wait for my first submission.

Just uploaded my second theme a few hours ago, so i will need to be patient :-)

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simonswiss says

Loc,

I think Danny just gave you some tips. Try creating something new, see what happens. The designs on the link provided are not bad at all.

You can submit some prototypes on the “item discussion” forum and ask for author feedback, it helped me greatly in getting started on ThemeForest.

Envato is the best community you will find anywhere in the creative fields. You can also browse through dribbble or creattica to boost your inspiration!

If you need technical skills rather than inspiration – check out the tutorials at http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/ , you will find plenty of useful stuff there!

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simonswiss says

Hi!

You need to contact the author of the theme you purchased.

ThemeForest sells work from a huge amount of different authors, and this forum is for ThemeForest talk in general, not item support.

The author will probably never read this post.. so make sure you contact them directly.

Good luck!

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simonswiss says


That sounds like a real record. Should be heartening to see the first sale after a long long time. :)
Exactly my point (in case my post was misunderstood). When you get started on something you have long forgotten, that should be quite a happy feeling :) ...

Haha i indeed read “disheartening” for some reason. Yeah i was pretty happy and happily surprised!

533 posts
  • Won a competition
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in Australia
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simonswiss says

That sounds like a real record. Should be heartening to see the first sale after a long long time. :) Here it is 3 to 4 days till now.

It’s ok because I have ThemeForest items that sell quite well but I had a giggle when I saw I sold my logo after having literally forgotten I had uploaded it :-)

I tell you what, coming into ThemeForest after trying to sell logos on GR is pretty mindblowing, in terms of sales frequency!

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