Only for UK residents, other countries can only receive money.
In my opinion, the author quiz should be made even more specific and ask new authors questions about their chosen category. They should have sufficient knowledge about the standards in the specific category.
I know only about WordPress so I am going to talk specifically about WP. New authors should be well informed of past updates so that there is no need of reinventing the wheel. They should be aware of security issues which make the buyer’s website vulnerable. They should be able to give support and for that, minimum knowledge of English is required. All these checks serve to increase the quality of the marketplace authors and hence, the products they submit.
Envato does win in the short term with more products selling, but in the long term, compromising the quality of authors over here can prove to be a devastating move.
We all know that search is completely ineffective when looking for a particular theme style. The majority of the buyers first like the theme, then make something out of it. But those buyers who already have a sketch of how they want their site to look like, have a tough time finding the themes relevant to their requirement.
I think having an universal suite of keywords will help users narrow down on their choices. WE need to have more than 20 keywords. We need to cover every design aspect of a theme and categorize them with site wide keywords. I believe we authors can best describe our works, so I request everyone to come forward with descriptive keywords for their themes.
Then we can collate these keywords in a TF dictionary and assign the keywords which describes each theme. This will lead to more buyers finding the theme that they have a sketch of, in their mind.
Please think from the shoes of a buyer who has a preset design in their head, and dig super descriptive keywords. Much more specific that what we have now.
I am going to create a plugin that will make finding a niche much easier. It will list out the entire Category Tree with the number of items in it and the number of sales generated in that category + amount. I am asking if anyone has already attempted and completed this.
Also, if the community wants such a thing. Please vote if you would benefit from such a plugin or not. Will start working after sizeable feedback!
Hello senior authors, I have been wondering about this for sometime now so I thought I should put this out in the open. I want to be on the support staff of an elite author and learn from them. I believe I have enough experience in WordPress but I am open to any kind of interview questions you have for me. I figured that continuously answering support questions will ramp up my knowledge faster about various different aspects of theme building, than I can manage myself by studying alone.
Only the first one is WooCommerce supported. So there is a dearth of themes supporting both. But I can do the theme customizations once you choose a theme. Here is my deal on MicroLancer.
Please hire me to find the exact theme and then customize it according to your business needs. I am available right now to start on it. The price of the theme is included in the rate.
If you want professional help, refer to Microlancer. It has all these micro services to guide you.