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websiteking says
...Plus, when you’ve got 40 templates up for sale, which are pulling in maybe $2500 a month. ..Oh yeah, keep in mind you could get 10 sales each month for 12 months (and more). That’s 120 sales at $10 each, brings you $1200 a year for just one template. Build 10 templates that each bring in that much and you’ve got $12,000. So figure you need $2k per month minimum for income, build 20 or more templates (very easily possible within 6 months). That’s passive income! Then just keep building templates. :-)

lol sounds like old-school sales bs to me, you work for ‘Envato’ mate?

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valendesigns Envato team says

You can make plenty of money building themes and selling them on TF. The deal is they have to be good enough for people to want to buy them. If you design sexy stuff people will buy it and you will get like $500 – $1000 a month doing nothing but taking in money from your sexy themes. However, if you build the same thing as the next guy or don’t execute the design in a way that makes people go WOW then you will have mediocre returns. I say if you’re going to put something on here it should be golden and shiny lol. Then you can sit back and get that passive income on 10 files instead of 40 and it’s a lot less work.

I am doing around $500/m on two files so it’s doable.

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janokeselak says

I have to agree with valendesigns… It all depends on how popular your files are. I started selling on 12th of January (1 month ago) and I’ve sold 164 files since then. So it is not that bad :) I am pretty satisified. Passive income rulez :)

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fuski says
The Pound (£) really sucks :(

Actually it’s great for us brits at the moment…

Eg. A year ago $1000 would be a little over £500 but with the weak pound at the moment $1000 is currently just over £700.

Most of my clients pay in USD so it’s like having a 20% pay rise. I make more money than a year ago and my clients pay the same price so everyone is happy :)

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jremick Envato team says
...Plus, when you’ve got 40 templates up for sale, which are pulling in maybe $2500 a month. ..Oh yeah, keep in mind you could get 10 sales each month for 12 months (and more). That’s 120 sales at $10 each, brings you $1200 a year for just one template. Build 10 templates that each bring in that much and you’ve got $12,000. So figure you need $2k per month minimum for income, build 20 or more templates (very easily possible within 6 months). That’s passive income! Then just keep building templates. :-)
lol sounds like old-school sales bs to me, you work for ‘Envato’ mate?

Technically yes but I just started and I’m only working a few hours a week. I’m not trying to sell you, I’m just saying that it’s very possible to earn a monthly income via Envato marketplaces that you could work at home just building templates or something.

Like a few other authors have already mentioned, great selling templates really reduce how many templates are required for a higher income. If valendesigns built 6 new templates that were each bringing as much as the first two are now, that’d be $2000 per month. That’s not bad for a passive income. :D

I’ve gotten more freelance clients from ThemeForest resulting in more money earned than I make from templates. The exposure is fantastic.

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JJenZz says
@JJenZz The Pound (£) really sucks :(

It’s not so bad now that there’s a credit crunch though. For every $15 I used to make, I would take around £7.50 but now I get about £10.50! So yeah, if the pound goes down in value and your business is selling in dollars then it’s not such a bad thing!

Edit: Ooops, yeah… what fuski said! haha, didn’t realise someone had already pointed this out!

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nuvru says

Doing work one time and getting paid for it over and over again is the key to wealth. That’s why producing your own products online is a great idea, whether it be a template or another type of digital product.

Envato knows this and instead of doing the work to design products themselves they have the power to create a marketplace and then take a share of your earnings to promote it… because they have the audience and it’s easier to harness the power many users provide.

I think themeforest is a good place to start if you’re just starting out and if your templates sell it will give you a taste of what making money online feels like. Then once you get good enough you can cut out the middle man, or keep him depending on what works for you.

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