Posts by simonswiss

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simonswiss
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Hi guys!

Any of you authors addicted to surfing (as in riding ocean waves, not surfing the web!)?

I personally migrated from Switzerland to Australia to leave near the ocean, and a major driving force in that decision was the concept to be able to surf every day, before or after work.

I find myself being the most creative / productive right after a good surf session – it hits the refresh button on my body and mind like nothing else in this world.

I lived in the Gold Coast for a while and i was absolutely loving it. Then my wife found some work in Sydney so we moved down the coast.

Sydney is a great place to surf, but not so great to be an envato author – life is crazy expensive down here and you must be racking up a whole lot of sales before it can become your day job!

As a result i struggle to surf during the week because i am working so much, and i feel my productivity going down progressively.. i need to find my balance back!

What about you, fellow surfer envato author? Where do you live and how do you enjoy the surfing / envato item creating combo?

Aloha!

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zero… 4 cups of green tea tho :)
Nice, Morocco which is my country is the largest consumer of tea in the world we drink it like water :).

My favourite part about drinking Moroccan mint tea is the part where you pour it in the mini glass from 1 meter above it to get the bubbles :)

Seriously i love the whole mint tea culture, sit around and talk while washing the tea 10 times and talking about everything and anything.. I spent magical times in Morocco, and surfed some of the best waves of my life there! Beautiful people and culture.

Back to the topic – i try to stop at 2 cups of coffee a day, but usually go for 3 and 4, using the excuse that my new born baby does not let me sleep and i need coffee to compensate :)

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simonswiss
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Hi,

Authors cannot PM you here since you don’t have a contact form enabled on your profile.

If you are still looking for someone, you can get in touch with me via my profile page :)

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Sales are surprise for us. Plus we don’t get any alert when sale event happens. We need to keep on visiting the website and eat up unnecessary bandwidth. :
HI Sarah23, +1000 for me, indeed, this is also something that i used to point out, i cannot believe that when we get a sale, we have no notification and worst again, you have to remember what your sales used to be previously so that u know what’re just sold … why do they not send a notification with the reference of the item that we have just sold? People have been concentrating for weeks in the background of the site, which was meaningless, now all the features like this one or the reviewing bar , they either took it out or have never been thinking of using this useful feature … have a nice day ;)

You should definitely have a look at http://me.georgeholmesii.com/my-envato/ :)

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There are no any drop in sales, as we can see from “Last Week’s Top Selling WordPress Themes & Templates”
Top Selling WordPress Themes are hardly representative of the entire Market.

Well, they represent the fact that they are eating all the sales by themselves and everyone else, a vast majority of the authors, is left with the scrubs.

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Featured Author on ThemeForest this week – i was jumping up and down in happiness when i received the mail from envato letting me know about it.

Well this week is even worse than the last which was worse than the last etc etc.. Now i know i didn’t release new items in a little while – but to be honest my last 3 items did not sell enough for me to consider making new ones.. Month after month, things are getting slower :(

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Featured author of the week on ThemeForest :D—> after 3 days, 1 sale only. Hah!

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Was browsing the comment section of an author’s product, and i found an example that made me think (again!) WHY don’t we have a chance to contact the author of a ridiculous review?

Well, in that case, the author could because it’s a comment. And see what happens Envato? Surprise surprise!!

http://codecanyon.net/item/wp-geoip-country-redirect/3589163/comments#comment_8454694
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after a few minutes it looks like I’m trying to wrestle my chair into submission.

LOL i like the analogy. I should definitely try a stand up desk too – i always start the day with a good intention of having a straight back, etc, then i slowly degrade into cat mode as well.

Let us know how you go with it!

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