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visualkicks says

Apologies if this has been asked or brought up already, but these invoices appear to be un-usable unless they are in an authors currency right? All the invoices in the images say USD, can I assume it will always be in USD?

The problem with that is if my invoices are in USD the actual money I received monthly in AUD is just never going to balance.

On top of that, even if the invoices are in AUD, the currency price changes daily, so the money I receive on the 15th, won’t add up to the total invoiced amount for the month prior.

Maybe I’m missing something simple, but I feel like I’m going crazy. Does no body else see this? I use fresh books for my account keeping and they don’t allow for cross currency keeping mainly because its a nightmare.

Im going to continue invoicing Envato once a month after I receive the money in my account. Thats the ONLY way to maintain a balanced book keeping system if you’re not living the US.

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visualkicks says

edit: never mind its still pending.

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visualkicks says

So, while we do take things like item functionality and features into consideration (e.g. current pricing for WordPress ranges from $38 for a more general blogging site theme, all the way to $63 for a theme with more unique and advanced functionality), ultimately our pricing strategy looks at everything from the value of the author’s work, to the relative value to buyers, internal market forces, external market factors and competition, elasticity of the marketplace, historical trends and outcomes, long term growth, and more. While we do set pricing internally, it is certainly not an arbitrary decision in any way.

Hi Eric, I think the problem here is the starting price is too low for authors to sell on this marketplace. Ideally (considering we authors are now ‘selling directly’ to buyers) we should be able to set our own prices, which is how it works on other marketplaces.

If I was to create a simple blogging template and it was priced at $38 I would consider removing it from the marketplace all together and placing it somewhere else (in order to remain exclusive). So if it was going to be priced at what appears to be the standard $45 mark, an $18 dollar difference between a standard blogging theme and a multi-concept theme is too little.

WordPress has changed a lot over the years, so you need to change as well. I would highly recommend you start increasing the gap from the bottom up, not from the top down. Understandably you want to keep your marketplace competitive (priced lower than the competition), but the only freedom you’re giving the content creators is the choice to ‘publish here’ or ‘publish there’.

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visualkicks says

A quick question – is Envato going to further participate in the discussion, or was that blog post the final word we’re going to hear about this topic ?

From my experience on the forums, I wouldn’t expect to hear anything new on the subject.

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visualkicks says

I don’t really have a problem with the bloated multi-purpose ‘god’ themes. If someone wants to make one that’s fine, it’s no sweat off my back. I do however have a problem with the pricing of such items.

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visualkicks says

I didn’t want to start a new thread, so Im just going to stitch it onto this one.

The mark as read button rarely ever works for me.

I press it > the comment slides up > page refresh > all the comments are back.

This include the ones I have replied to, which are usually gone in an instant. I understand that it might take a while to ‘kick in’ but the comments that I specifically mark as read stay for a number of hours afterwards (sometimes even days?). Its hugely frustrating, although I do understand its nothing major.

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visualkicks says

I believe there was. It basically said to wait while we think about it…

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visualkicks says

dtbaker is that north burleigh lookout in the above photo? Sometimes I don’t realise how much I miss my beach :D

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visualkicks says

My hosting went down last night. After I noticed (which took a while) it was back up within an hour. After which I thought, awesome its working nothing to worry about. Sales should start coming in again soon.

NOPE. I haven’t had a sale in over 24 hours so I thought, ok something else must be up. I checked my items and the demo URLS had been removed from the items?!

Im guessing someone at Envato did this after seeing my domain was down in an attempt to cover up my downed site? If someone could clarify that would be great.

Now, I wouldn’t of had a problem with this IF they told me they did this. I don’t know which lost me more money, my site being down, or Envato removing the links to the demos.

Please in future, email me when you do stuff like this! Better yet, don’t remove my demo links at all.

/ end rant

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visualkicks says

May as well turn this into a waiting gifs thread

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