Recently my first item moved off the home page featured area and from the first page to the second page of the item list in categories. Once this happened I noticed the sales slowed down.
Now obviously that will happen to every item. So my question is, what are you guys and gals doing to promote your items – to keep the sales going once the item is no longer new and featured/at the front of the items list?
Well as a buyer here I would say just keep churning out decent themes.
When I find a theme that I like – I always click through to see what else that author has for sale. Sometimes I will buy one of the older ones instead of the newer ones, just because I liked it better.
Haven’t actually sold anything here, so not sure how other view that advice.
Just my 2¢.
- Author had a File in an Envato Bundle
- Sold between 100 000 and 250 000 dollars
- Author was Featured
- Author has had an Item Featured
- Author had a Free File of the Month
- Grew a moustache for the Envato Movember competition
- Exclusive Author
The key is to deliver quality work – people will start to follow you – your new items will sell better and your chances of making it to the popular section increase.
Actually it is pretty crucial to get your file to the popular section the next week after its release. Then it is just the question of how long can you keep it there
Thanks guys. Good to hear from a buyers perspective.
uDesign – I assume keeping a high number of sales is how an item stays in the popular section?
Quality – wins everytime. You can’t advertise in the forums, but oftentimes people see something they like on the front page, then click on the category it’s in and realise there are some others that suit their needs more.
So it sounds like its kind of a thing that will pickup momentum on its own – assuming the quality and demand is there.
Exactly – being on the front page does help, and what I found was alot of people on here will just buy the new stuff to add to their design “Arsenal”. That fades after a few weeks, then it’ll be people who actually want to buy your template.
Thats my experience, although I’ve specialised more in Admin Themes than anything else.
In looking for a “good” theme with options, I went through all of them before I made a purchase. There are obvious developers/designers that have higher quality work and have built in features to make the themes more flexible for my needs.
I look for themes that provide architecture to fit my site goals. After that, I customize the heck out of the design.
Great work themeforest producers!
Buyers, would you find tagging feature helpful?
Exactly – being on the front page does help, and what I found was alot of people on here will just buy the new stuff to add to their design “Arsenal”. That fades after a few weeks, then it’ll be people who actually want to buy your template. Thats my experience, although I’ve specialised more in Admin Themes than anything else.
Thanks! Seems to be true thus far…