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jeroentje says

Dear all,

I’m a freelance designer and webdeveloper. I created an account and was suprised how you all make money. I took the best selling HTML template for my example: http://themeforest.net/item/creative-studio/31100

His template is downloaded 36 times. His template costs 12 dollar. He earns (in a first stadium, like mine) 40% His total income would be (36 * 12 * 0.4) 173 dollar.

I don’t think that is much. So, how do you make money selling templates here. I’m curious because I want to launch some templates here myself.

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ThemeKioken says

Well, first you might need to change your point of view on getting paid in here =)

Ok, when you start with 40%, having a $12 html theme (considering that will be the only theme you have ever), consider it was downloaded a 1000 times in 6 months, it would make $3000 for your html theme, which you probably prepared in 4-5 days.

How many of your html pieces can you sell for $3000 each?

Now; is it less, or much?=) Not even mentioning how high your commission rate will go as your files keeps getting sold.

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DanielKeller says

hi jeroentje,

I don’t think that you’re right! the best selling HTML Template has not 36 sales….. this is the best selling HTML template with 493 sales http://themeforest.net/item/complete-liquid-admin-control-panel/24826

so.. you can make money here, and the reason of being on here shouldn’t be just the money.. its the joy to make something awesome and help others to have it easier, right? :)

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CheshireCat says

This is how you make money here on flashden

http://blog.flashden.net/general/1-file-2000-sales-80000/

Not everyone is so lucky, but if your designs are good and your concepts are unike and interesting you just might stand a chance and hanging with the ‘bigger boys and gals’ :P

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scottwills Staff says

Great question! I would say it’s all about…

  • Creating quality over quantity
  • Being original
  • Continually uploading new material
  • Diversification through multiple marketplaces
  • Realizing that stock is a long term strategy, not a short term strategy
  • Don’t think that uploading your file is the end, it’s only the start – you have to use your own creative ways to market and promote your files
  • Be patient
  • Listen to your customers
  • Be different from your competitors
  • Most of all… enjoy what you do

Hope this helps! :-)

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DanielKeller says
This is how you make money here on flashden

http://blog.flashden.net/general/1-file-2000-sales-80000/

Not everyone is so lucky, but if your designs are good and your concepts are unike and interesting you just might stand a chance and hanging with the ‘bigger boys and gals’ :P

thats another story… don’t make us jealous man, I mean big gal :P

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Mastergreed says

Some people think this is yet-another template monster with exclusive themes for $4k :P

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PixelBin says

It’s ridiculous what the top-selling Wordpress themes made… some sold $10,000+ and in just a few months.

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jeroentje says

hi guys,

thanks for the replies! I guess it was a little underestimated by me. I don’t know how to create wordpress templates. I do can post some HTML templates. I don’t work in Photoshop, but Fireworks. (don’t want to start a topic on which is best, I realize Fireworks has flaws and by far not as much features). Should I include the editable PNG aswel? Or do users usually prefer PSD only?

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PixelBin says

HTML templates don’t require a base PSD file, or anything of the sort, but users tend to like having an editable PSD (or PNG file, in your case).

As long as you have something that you started with, it will help. Buyers like having an editable image file. ;)

And it’s no problem if you can’t code for Wordpress. There’s dozens upon dozens of high-selling HTML templates.

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