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visualkicks says

You’re joking right? haha, oh man I wish I was only paying 10%. You guys in india sure are lucky. Try something like 48% :)

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visualkicks says

The only 1 star I have ever received was after I told a client to take a hike (respectively of course). I was at my wits end with them already and rolled out of bed to see the first comment waiting was from this customer. It’s unfortunate that people rate products based on support, especially when they are asking too much and especially when it’s not a requirement.

In saying that, lesson learnt, I don’t do support in the morning if I haven’t had breakfast and a coffee. It’s very easy to snap at someone.

Then again, I never did go back and help them because frankly you are better just cutting some customers off. I got into this business for personal happiness and my personal happiness comes first… right after my coffee.

Maybe you should set some support rules for yourself Pixeful.

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visualkicks says

Are you thinking about contacting your customers via email or some other form of direct marketing? I doubt thats something Envato want you to do, which is why the don’t make that information available, unless they make them selves known of course.

Look at it from a customers point of view, if they have purchased 10 items they would be receiving a lot of mail from different authors (which would suck).

Just my 2 cents.

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visualkicks says

It’s all about talent, a bit of luck and hard hard hard hard work. Envato is only a crowded showcase, what makes the difference is how you work.

+1 this is it! Hard work will always win out in the end :)

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visualkicks says

You can’t anymore! I suggest you to focus on something else, where you can be guaranteed to earn money. Envato is history.. you cannot earn good money here anymore. It can be less then a hobby… There is nothing you can rely here, their support is very sloppy, your sales are not steady and let me not mention their reviewers… This is most unsafe job in the world! I believe that you can more and safe earn with gambling.

haha, tell that to my bank account buddy :D

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visualkicks says


Hello, we were working in the posh theme desing for 3 months and now that we’re finish there’s no way to buy it? Do you have any news if they will upload it again soon or any contact details from the authors? Thanks
How did you work on theme theme if you didn’t buy it?

Good question! I believe the phrase to use here is “shot yourself in the foot”.

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visualkicks says

I recently bought the Sayl Chair by Herman Miller. My back loves it and so does my wallet (no more trips to the chiropractor). A good chair is worth the investment.

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visualkicks says

My idea might not work, so don’t judge if it’s not on point or inline with your ideals.

I think there needs to be a larger range in pricing for themes. A $10 dollar difference between a blogging theme that has taken 2-3 weeks to make and a so called “GOD” theme that has taken a team of people 4 months to make is ridiculous. From a consumer stand point, an extra $10 dollars is nothing if you take into consideration all the extras they would get. Design quality aside, most people wont think twice about that choice, which is sad and unfortunate for people who take pride in quality design.

The pricing needs to be something like $35 > $80 dollars. The fact WordPress themes are still maxed out at $55 is insanity.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for well designed niche products. But Envato could do a much better job at representing all authors here by pricing themes more appropriately.

We should be asking for better pricing, not necessarily higher theme regulation, because as we all know that will never happen.

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visualkicks says

Quality design will always win out in the long run and quality design is both efficient and consistent. Does it work fast? Does it work fast every time under any circumstance? Thats real design and it’s what the OPs talking about :)

I still think there is room for themes that are not bloat ware. My top seller doesn’t even have a Lightbox or home page template and the installable.zip is just over 500kb (less if i didn’t include the uncompressed scripts for developers to use). While that theme is super customisable in regards to the base layout, it only has a single focus.

At the end of the day, I’m not going to build something that isn’t efficient or consistent. I’ve had numerous people tell me to add page builders, sliders, light boxes, more short codes, more templates etc. I tell those people that the theme is not a multiple purpose template and adding those elements wont be beneficial to the main focus. Most people understand that, my rating shows it.

Designers & developers are the deciders of compromise. You should either go all out and create a god theme or bring it back and actually create something wonderfully genius. Both are hard to pull off and the majority simply get stuck somewhere in the middle.

And for the record I do intend to make a god theme one day… when themeforest.net up the price of said themes to about 120 – 150 :)

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visualkicks says

A legal document can be a napkin with some terms and your signature on it. It doesn’t have to be expensive. I would say clean A4 paper is probably a better route though :)

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