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ZenThemes says

Hello there TF community,

Something’s been consuming me inside out lately and I’m starting to be worried…

I feel that my first item hasn’t sold enough.

Is it of not enough quality? Or should I not be so alarmed, because it’s a niche template and not a general interest one, and this things tend to sell over time and not in one week.

Do you have any tips/advices for me? Maybe something I should look forward for onto my future items?

Best wishes,

//Paul

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ParkerAndKent says
KiwiStudio said
Hello there TF community,

Something’s been consuming me inside out lately and I’m starting to be worried…

I feel that my first item hasn’t sold enough.

Is it of not enough quality? Or should I not be so alarmed, because it’s a niche template and not a general interest one, and this things tend to sell over time and not in one week.

Do you have any tips/advices for me? Maybe something I should look forward for onto my future items?

Best wishes,

//Paul

Hi Paul,

if you were expecting sales like the top sellers you’re out of the right way.

This is your first file, nobody knows you as author and you just started. Then themes with heavy graphic design like yours tend to sell less than the ones with a more usable and light design.

Also people like us that are on here since 2008, with 30 files, with plutonium paw and elite status, with the 2nd best follower base and everything else sometimes doesn’t get the expected sales.

To increase your files sales you have to:

1: publish more

2: market your files and yourself

3: make outstanding products

4: offer the best support

5: make WP versions of your html files

6: make top quality products

The process to accomplish all these steps is slow and requires a lot of work and time, so plan your sales goal for the next 6 or 12 months.

Parker

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ZenThemes says

Thank you Parker, it’s always best to receive an answer from a top quality author :-) Thank you for the tips and for the time you took to write this message. It definitely helps me!

Thank you again :-)

Paul

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ParkerAndKent says
KiwiStudio said
Thank you Parker, it’s always best to receive an answer from a top quality author :-) Thank you for the tips and for the time you took to write this message. It definitely helps me!

Thank you again :-)

Paul

You’re welcome :)

I think you’ve already passed the hardest step that is being approved for the first time, many don’t have the same fortune and give up.

Try to publish at least 1 theme/month and you will see good results very soon. Make a good use of social networks to promote you as author and your files.

Parker

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revaxarts says

Don’t worry Paul, you’ve a niche theme and it wont sell as fast as the “normals” do. Keep up the good work and submit more themes.

As Parker sad try to give good support and increase your reputation

All the best

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JoelBesada says

To be honest, I’m not sure why you are marketing your template as a church and religious movements theme. Other than the pictures and some icons, nothing about the design seems to have much to do with religion. To me it seems like calling it a church/religious movements template was an afterthought, and wasn’t designed to that specifically from the ground up.

I think you’d have more success with the theme if you tried to target another market with it, like small businesses for example.

There’s nothing wrong with your sense for design (the template seems a bit too ‘over the top’ for my taste though, but that’s just me), I just think that you should consider who or what you are designing for when you create a new template.

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ZenThemes says

@JoelBesada: Definetly helpful information. Thank you! :-)

@revaxarts : Thanks mate for the encouragement and the tips :-)

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cramdesign says

You already have the structure, reskin it to be secular and offer it as a new product.

From a design perspective, the logo area is a bit limiting.

You got the skills, so shake it off and keep at it.

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crozer says

Not to sound rude, but here are my thoughts:

First, “Church and Religious Movements”? At this day and age, even more on a digital marketplace, I hardly think that such a tagline will catch up. I might be wrong, but I think you get my point – stay neutral.

Further, as far as the design goes, I wouldn’t have accepted your theme. Don’t get me wrong, it has its crisp and all, but it has several issues. Pixelated elements, fonts, an overall bloated design (way too many elements, symbols floating around), no breathing space, oversized elements (such as the icons) that aren’t considered aesthetic anymore, no hierarchical layout, among a few other things.

In my opinion, that plus the mere fact that you’re just getting started here, are the reasons for your low sales. Again, take this as words of advice and not as an insult.

Good luck ;)

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ZenThemes says
crozer said
Not to sound rude, but here are my thoughts: ...

I’m not offended, I understand and thrive for constructive criticism. :-) :D

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