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BoxyStudio says

It really hit me this month that ThemeForest could really be an excellent and legit source of income for me. I hit over $1,000 so far this month! I had submitted an HTML template in the beginning of the month, and a WordPress theme about a week ago. That’s getting close to my mortgage payment, or pays well over the two car payments our family has this month. I just couldn’t be happier!

I’m hoping to spark some hope in those that haven’t had much luck yet with template approvals, sales, etc.

What are your “great month” stories?

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altinkum says

well as a costumer l would say because of great nice themes and good luck will be waiting for more nice themes ;)

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reidknorr says

glad to hear that it is going great for you… imagine the possibilities if you keep adding to that! I am trying to pay for my college education by doing Web Design on the side. If I can really stay encouraged and on task themeforest could help substantially with that!

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JeffreyWay says

Glad to hear it! As I said a few days ago, EVERY single month, we break sales records. That means our great authors are making more money every month!

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kuimu says

Wou, that’s sweet Justin!

I think it’s about time to start making templates to TF again, had been so busy last few months.

Black paw, here I come! :D

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Alexhughes says

Thats pretty snazzy. Along as you keep producing great themes, shouldn’t be a problem…

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jonathan01 says

Well I have to also encourage those that either haven’t had much luck in getting something approved or that sales just haven’t happened yet – I was really looking for an avenue to earn a little extra cash on the side from my regular clients – I read Collis’ article on Freelance switch the other month about ThemeForest and thought I would give it a stab!

It took a little frustration on learning what was expected on files – but I got through it in the end, and now I know for the future so that I don’t have all those upload – decline – upload – decline. Now, I haven’t done anything near $1,000 but I can say that in the past day I earned about $100 – but that is on 1 template!!

My goal was to see if between TF and videohive I could upload a few things a month – build a library of items and “try” to get somewhere in the region of $500 p/month in my pocket – I now think this is totally plausible. I have told my daughter who is preparing for college that she should seriously consider TF etc as legitimate ways of covering some expenses – plus experience because I have to say that all the authors (and buyers also!) on this site are really approachable and helpful – make you feel part of the community – thanks for that everyone!

Another great thing about TF – purchasers contact you – not just to ask questions but to really let you know how they love your product – and, get ready for this, if you do freelance work – in the past week just shy of 15 people contacted me for rates and projects – I am happy to say that last week I gained over $600 of “extra” work – from TF!!!!!

So even though (due to regular and extra work) I haven’t had a chance to upload more stuff (my aim is to get 1 item per week on here) – I have 3 half finished designs that I can’t wait to try and get approval on ;)

Oh, and by the way – it helps if you really try to promote yourself and your work on TF – not just by offering great service, quick answers and linking products etc – but use twitter.com – send out a shoutout and ask people to view and give comments – you may be surprised how many of those following others will be a future purchaser!

Sorry for the long post but I really wanted to start a forum post along these lines yesterday, but jscheetz you beat me to it – well done and good luck to everyone with sales!

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Daan says

Congratulations!

I’ve been a member here for a long time, and over that time, my experience has increased a lot, and now I just notice mistakes on earlier templates (non-submitted or rejected)

I think I can start making templates again, and for me, as a young designer, those extra bucks are very welcome :D

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Kriesi says

indeed a good month, hope it happens as Jeffrey said and we break sales records again in March ;)

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janokeselak says

I’ve been selling with envato only for 5-6 weeks but I am very satisfied. With only two items in my portfolio I’ve been able to earn a reasonable amount of money. I can’t wait to upload new files.

And yes, the promotion and exposure here on TF is great. Many people have been asking me about my rates and I thanks to this I realized projects that would not get to me otherwise.

Keep up the great work guys.

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