Posts by themeboutique

65 posts Vi veri universum vivus vici
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themeboutique says

Perfect timing, guys, have a few modules nearing completion. ;) Best of luck everyone!

65 posts Vi veri universum vivus vici
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has referred 10+ members
+3 more
themeboutique says

I agree that the prices are too low, but not sure how I feel about setting own prices (can also see this making prices lower overall with people undercutting each other).

But when you consider how significant a slider plugin / page builder is for most ThemeForest authors, the extended licenses here are way too cheap. A lot of theme authors are designers or front-end devs, and would have a much harder time competing on ThemeForest if these plugins were not available to them.

Buying extended licenses for the top 2 plugins here only runs an author $240, as of now, and then they turn around and submit WordPress themes which sell thousands of copies and yield hundreds of thousands of dollars? Seems a bit unbalanced, I have to agree. :)

65 posts Vi veri universum vivus vici
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has referred 10+ members
+3 more
themeboutique says

PGP encryption is a great option for text files, I use GPGTools for Mac but there are also Linux (GPA) and Windows (Gpg4Win) alternatives available.

You’re able to set a password and sign the encryption, so only you will be able to decrypt the information. It’s easy to use, very secure, and can be used to encrypt sensitive text data of any kind (not just passwords). :)

65 posts Vi veri universum vivus vici
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has referred 10+ members
+3 more
themeboutique says

In the first post of this thread, Collis linked to the blog post that said Envato would cover the everything dealing with VAT: http://marketblog.envato.com/news/authors-vat-global-marketplace/

I just re-read the post and see text you’re referring to, my mistake—that’s great news. :)

65 posts Vi veri universum vivus vici
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has referred 10+ members
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themeboutique says

Hey there! We totally get that, however, it’s already 20th november and we have one month and one week in order to, possibly, change our business model.

I share your concerns! Processing time for letters of incorporation or forming an LLC will take around two weeks in my state, maybe longer with the holidays coming around, time is of the essence. :) I’m still keeping my fingers crossed, hoping that Envato does the right thing and changes their business model so we don’t have to.

Are my hopes that Envato will cover the VAT taxes naive? Perhaps, but other stock markets have announced they are covering VAT for their authors. I don’t understand why that still can’t happen here at Envato? How else will this market compete in the long term?

65 posts Vi veri universum vivus vici
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has referred 10+ members
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themeboutique says

First authors complain that no one informs them and let issue in middle air for weeks and now, if they inform you of delays we don’t like it also? It doesn’t sound as a correct approach to me. Also this is not the place to talk about VAT, there is an open dedicated thread for this VAT problem

Agreed, things got a bit off topic, to be honest I wasn’t even commenting on support at any time. I recall some confrontation between you and KingDog in the main VAT thread regarding deleted posts just a few days ago, and you seemed a bit upset as well. ;)

I understand I’m just a little Drupal author and my opinion here is irrelevant. If a mod wants to delete my “confrontational” posts to clean up this thread, feel free, I’ll keep quiet since my posts seem to offend people.

65 posts Vi veri universum vivus vici
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has referred 10+ members
+3 more
themeboutique says

^ I’m going to assume you misinterpreted what kingdog was saying or it went in one ear and out the other. You two are clearly on the same wavelength, why so confrontational?

Confrontational because my posts keep getting deleted and I wanted to get my point across. ;) I normally don’t comment on these matters and just keep my mouth shut, but this VAT dillema is a huge deal and I want my voice to be heard.

65 posts Vi veri universum vivus vici
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has referred 10+ members
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themeboutique says

This is what this whole process is about and why the community plays such a major role. Would you prefer we just dump everything out with zero chance for feedback? Would you prefer we launch everything, and even if we get it wrong, we never discuss it?

Go ahead and try that, see how it works out. The difference between Envato and “other companies” is Envato relies heavily on external parties for a bulk of their income. The people making the products, and handling a vast majority of customer support, don’t even work for Envato.

With that said, simply “dumping everything out with zero chance of feedback” isn’t even an option in this situation. This is a two-way street, the relationship between authors and Envato is co-dependent. Nobody is “in charge” and there needs to be mutual respect from all parties involved for a market like this to work.

I wouldn’t sell here if I didn’t think Envato was doing a good job, the companies’ success speaks for itself, but a lot of that success has to do with having quality authors who sell here too! When Envato starts dumping unnecessary taxes on authors, why wouldn’t we get upset? What kind of reaction are you looking for?

65 posts Vi veri universum vivus vici
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has referred 10+ members
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themeboutique says

In my opinion (I might have problems for saying this on Themeforest :D ), Wordpress in not better than Joomla, it is just more popular. And no, being more popular does not automatically mean being better, it basically means better marketing :) I might be wrong, but this is what I think :)

I agree completely. :) WordPress has a nice UI that noobs can easily comprehend, so it’s perfect for the demographic ThemeForest targets, but the API has a long ways to go when compared a more sophisticated CMS.

Whenever I open a WP theme or plugin and look at the file structure / code, all I can think to myself is “wow, this is a mess”. It seems like WP devs have to handwrite a lot more code because the API isn’t as robust as CMS like Joomla or Drupal. I think WP has a lot of upside, but never understood why so many developers go crazy about it (even outside of Envato).

65 posts Vi veri universum vivus vici
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Has referred 10+ members
+3 more
themeboutique says

Hey guys. There will be a reply coming. I think the complexities of anything to do with taxes may have drawn out the October date a bit :)

If possible, can you guys split the US tax discussion and VAT discussion into separate threads when the next phase of announcements come out?

I understand that the VAT dillema is very important (a much more serious issue than the new US tax rules) but reading through 600+ replies just to “get up to speed” with everything that is going on isn’t practical. These are technically two separate issues, it will be easier to find the information we need if these topics were split into separate threads. :)

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