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campolar
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Looks like you got 3 sales now :D

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wizylabs
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Looks like you got 3 sales now :D

yeah lol, I hope I go over 20 10+ :D

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I second the note about doing a Wordpress version. When I first started with Envato, I was told to do a template, see how it sells then do a Wordpress version. Well, I did it backwards. I started with a Wordpress version then later released a template. Wordpress themes are what sell on Envato.

Don’t expect your first theme to buy you a car. My goal with Envato is to continually increase my sales compared to the last item I released.

Promote your work through social networks and Wordpress Theme forums. Make sure you provide very detailed setup instructions and provide quality support.

Last, just be patient. Keep releasing new items. As you release, your skills will improve and your sales will increase.

I’d wait like a weeks or so then release the wp version, and I guess for the documentation will be much easier to do a video tut?? wot do you think??

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VisualSharing
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I’d wait like a weeks or so then release the wp version, and I guess for the documentation will be much easier to do a video tut?? wot do you think??

Yeah, you have the luck to be a native English speaker (judging from your flag), unlike many of us. That doesn’t exclude making a written documentation, as far as I know.

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UI20
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I think you cant get around writing some instructions. I think a video would just be an extra.

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wizylabs
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I think you cant get around writing some instructions. I think a video would just be an extra.

Well my problem that I HATE writing documentations :D so i guess a video will be much easier as I will only have to talk and them through steps instead of writing it down.

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VisualSharing
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Well my problem that I HATE writing documentations :D so i guess a video will be much easier as I will only have to talk and them through steps instead of writing it down.

I see your point, but let’s imagine you’re hosting your video instructions on Snipplr or BlipTv or Vimeo. Now let’s imagine that the hosting server is down and the buyer has 1 hour to finish the website for his client. :shocked:

Another minus of videos is that they aren’t easily searchable.

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organicbee
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Well my problem that I HATE writing documentations :D so i guess a video will be much easier as I will only have to talk and them through steps instead of writing it down.

I see your point, but let’s imagine you’re hosting your video instructions on Snipplr or BlipTv or Vimeo. Now let’s imagine that the hosting server is down and the buyer has 1 hour to finish the website for his client. :shocked:

Another minus of videos is that they aren’t easily searchable.

you forget some peoples learning curve me I prefer watching videos but I have a few friends that If I handed them a video and a written document theyd watch the video and be like wtf but it they read the doc theyd be a pro if that makes sense

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Parallelus
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I think you cant get around writing some instructions. I think a video would just be an extra.
Well my problem that I HATE writing documentations :D so i guess a video will be much easier as I will only have to talk and them through steps instead of writing it down.

Nobody likes writing documentation, and no one hates it more than me! But when you do it well it is worth the effort. Often good documentation results in lots of compliments, good ratings and repeat customers.

What baffles me is it always takes a lot less time than I expect. My design and development work always takes 3X longer than I plan for, but I end up documenting the entire thing in an hour or two.

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ThemeBlvd
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I think you cant get around writing some instructions. I think a video would just be an extra.
Well my problem that I HATE writing documentations :D so i guess a video will be much easier as I will only have to talk and them through steps instead of writing it down.

Nobody likes writing documentation, and no one hates it more than me! But when you do it well it is worth the effort. Often good documentation results in lots of compliments, good ratings and repeat customers.

What baffles me is it always takes a lot less time than I expect. My design and development work always takes 3X longer than I plan for, but I end up documenting the entire thing in an hour or two.

Sometimes it sort of feels like you’re writing a paper for english class or something… And that quote applies.. “Once you’ve started, you’re half way done.” Start the documentation, lay out a table of contents, and fill in the blanks. You know your theme, and you’re done before you know it.

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