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h3design says

1000 times… i also refreshed my dashboard this evening until it was finally there… my 1000th Sale ! :)

I just wanted to thank envato, for providing this great platform/marketplace, all the other inspirational authors and all buyers of course. It´s been March this year, when i found out about graphicriver (i had seen themeforest before but never knew what exactly it is) and decided to give it a try.

I´ve been working with photoshop for over 5 years to that date and recently participated in a few open webdesign contests on sites like 99designs – without any success.

I also started earning my own first “real” money with a side job on weekends. When i was signing up on envato, i worked there about 5-6 month and it really stressed me and i wasnt enjoying it at all, but i didnt want to give it up so fast.

Then, in march, the big surprise occured: I got my first sales! Not only that, but i also earned 102$ in the first month (and my first item was submitted at the 11th, so it wasnt a full month) Within the next 2 months i could increase my sales and reach a similar income to which i had from my sidejob very fast. The consequence: I did quit the job and could still earn the same amount – with my hobby ! Now i earn 3x the amount and as long as one continues uploading cool items, there is no limit in earnings – Something which would never have been possible at a side job!

I really enjoy working here because as an author here you have so much freedom and its a great feeling to see new sales every day, sometimes even hourly.
I can recommend this to every designer doing freelance work, because it´s more motivating to earn alot of small amounts instead of hoping got the big 2000$ contest which you might never win.

So, that was how i got here and what i think about the marketplace. ;)
Happy Sales to everyone :)

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Max-Fax says

Wow! Congratulations! How great it is, when your hobby brings you income! Good luck and patience to you my friend!

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MikeMoloney says

Congrats, good luck with future sales mate!

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tabvn says

Good job :)

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cmoreira says

Congratulations!! And thanks for sharing your story!! Good luck for the 2000 sales :D cheers

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GraemeVoigt says

AMAZING WORK !!!! That’s insane! I made my very first sale two days ago, I think I’m just as excited as you! HA HA !

Well done mate!

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CodBits says

Congratulations!! And thanks for sharing your story!! Good luck for the 2000 sales :D cheers

+1

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azamshah72v says

congrats h3design, wishing you many more sales to come… good luck

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h3design says

Thanks everyone. And also good luck to all the authors who are just getting started on envato ;)

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ideaofart says

Congratulations!! cheers… :)

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