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
Wow! Congratulations! How great it is, when your hobby brings you income! Good luck and patience to you my friend!
Congrats, good luck with future sales mate!
Congratulations!! And thanks for sharing your story!! Good luck for the 2000 sales cheers
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!
congrats h3design, wishing you many more sales to come… good luck
Thanks everyone. And also good luck to all the authors who are just getting started on envato