How many of you would quit your current job and sell only through Envato marketplaces...

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siredesigns says

@omarabid, those are pretty incredible numbers. Just to add some oil to the flame, there are a number of themes that accumulate hundreds of thousands (not an overstatement) worth of sales. Envato has enough.

Could Envato try giving all authors 75% revenue for 3 months, just to give time for users to create items and sell them, just to see if not only their revenues increase (of course they would) but their net profit too?

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canimalition says

My job is Interior Designer for a while, I don’t wanna quit from my JOB …

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Landonw says
pixelnourish said
Graphic-Studio said
Must have overhead too!!

Because as the profile states:

“We make unique quality themes for the WordPress platform”
A lot of people do the “We” thing when they are a single entity. I know I do it :)

I’d be disappointed in both of your productivity if you were multiple people.

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plastic3 says

I’ve never had official work, and never did something, except music, and i am proud of this:)))i want to be independent, as it possible…:)

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Graphic-Studio says
LandonWilson said
pixelnourish said
Graphic-Studio said
Must have overhead too!!

Because as the profile states:

“We make unique quality themes for the WordPress platform”
A lot of people do the “We” thing when they are a single entity. I know I do it :)
I’d be disappointed in both of your productivity if you were multiple people.

So would I – If I were.

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smudgethis says

I work freelance and use my downtime to create templates for Videohive, I don’t know if I would quit the game just yet but it would be nice to retire early (very early) and just let Videohive sales keep me in yachts and fast cars. (Bit more work required before that happens though).

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GradaStudio says
IulianN said
KiwiStudio said
At least 45$ for wp and 20 for HTML would get people more interested.
+100 :D

+1000

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SelfPublishServices says

If I could do it, I would, but I’ve not yet got the skill-set.

However, I have just made the decision to quit all other work and work on my writing for 12 months.

For those not sure of whether to do it, maybe you could d=save enough money to survive for 6-12 months, then you can work on Envato without the worry of how you are going to eat.

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omarabid says
siredesigns said
@omarabid, those are pretty incredible numbers. Just to add some oil to the flame, there are a number of themes that accumulate hundreds of thousands (not an overstatement) worth of sales. Envato has enough. Could Envato try giving all authors 75% revenue for 3 months, just to give time for users to create items and sell them, just to see if not only their revenues increase (of course they would) but their net profit too?

I know your pains, and I’m going with a similar moments. But there are economical realities. There are people out their with enough savings, singles, and are ready to dedicate full time for Envato. There are plenty, and they are fighting in TF or CC.

It doesn’t make sense for Envato to care about the stuck minority. It’s also important to know that Envato is not a high paying job. It’s even harder than freelancing. It’s entrepreneurship, where Envato is taking care of the marketing and distribution.

But, just to help you, ask you yourself: What do I want? Quit my job and freelance fulltime. Fine, now you have an aim. Work to accomplish that. Make enough savings, prepare a good portfolio, write a blog, get a few first clients… and quit your job. The transition is hard, but once you are setup everything should be fine. I know because I’m in the transit and it’s very painful.

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SelfPublishServices says

In the end, envato is a company and are here to make money. They use a large chunk of this to keep the site going and marketing.

While Envato do deal with marketing, it is also a good idea to organise your own marketing campaign, plus you will get to make 30% on new users, so you could end up with 80% of the sale :)

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