Was looking at that thread http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/gonna-sell-my-domainthemevancom/73444
And I couldn’t find what was “self promotion” in it.. I thought self promotion was giving a link to your profile ON ENVATO . It’s not a service outside Envato and it’s not a link to a competitor…
And here’s what the Forum rules about self promotion says:
A Note on Self Promotion Because of the commercial nature of the Envato networks, authors are expected to understand and respect the fact that using the forum to post links to one’s own items, or to give away free files to the community, is not allowed. This practice effectively undercuts the hard work of all authors who wish to sell their items fairly, and as such it is not tolerated. If you’d like to post a link to your item to get feedback or discussion on how to improve it, it must be posted in the “Item Discussion” section of the forums.Envato Specific Items: If you’ve made a special item or app that is specifically Envato related and desire to post it on the forums, contact us first please.
This thread is really different from what I understand in this rule. Am I getting it wrong?
- Community Moderator
- Sold between 100 000 and 250 000 dollars
- Interviewed on the Envato Notes blog
- Author had a Free File of the Month
- Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
- Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
- Author has had an Item Featured
- Won a Competition
These marketplaces are made for a specific type of products. These types of threads have been started before and have been closed for the same reason. Selling stuff on the marketplaces = self promotion = off topic, considering you are not allowed to sell anything that competes. There was a topic regarding domains a few weeks back, it was locked!
If the forums would allow selling things, this would be the next e-bay! Imagine how many authors would be selling their old hardware when updating! Just an example of what other things would start popping up here! I’m quite sure domains would be selling like hotcakes as well!
Oh, alright, I see.
- Has been a member for 3-4 years
- Exclusive Author
- Sold between 1 000 and 5 000 dollars
- Bought between 10 and 49 items
- Referred between 1 and 9 users
- Most Wanted Bounty Winner
- Envato Studio (Microlancer) Beta Tester
- Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
NICHE !!! Domainmountain.net – the newest Marketplace of Envato