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webTypo says

@digitalscience

Great journey! :)

and congartz on making profit again

So what’s in for 2014?

New sportscar and a “newer hotter girlfriend” again ? :)

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BenSheppard says

This is my timeline, was quite a journey :D

That’s pretty rock and roll.

My Little Journey


  • Started Web Design at 13
  • Found ThemeForest a few years later
  • Saw ThemeForest as a goal to prove to myself I could make websites.
  • First (and only) template accepted
  • First few sales start to roll in copious amounts of joy
  • Make a few codecanyon “projects”
  • Try to make it full time job
  • Can’t
  • Get full time job 250 miles away from girlfriend
  • Try making more templates
  • Can’t
  • Find a great designer, team up, make one template
  • He disappears
  • Square One
  • Spend the next year constantly working on designs trying new things out, focusing on dribbble and themeforest
  • Trying to rebrand myself and make themeforest full time
  • Rebrand should be soon, fingers crossed freelance too
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  • Contributed a Blog Post
  • Contributed a Tutorial to a Tuts+ Site
  • Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
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SamBerson says

I’m currently in the ‘attempting to get an item on all marketplaces’ stage.. I’m currently on 6!

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Firsh says

Dump girlfriend and start dating a newer hotter girlfriend

This xD

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digitalscience says

@digitalscience Great journey! :) and congartz on making profit again So what’s in for 2014? New sportscar and a “newer hotter girlfriend” again ? :)

haha Sports cars and women can wait, right now time to work and learn how to code for HTML in 2014 :)

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designova says

2011:
Signed Up, Being Idle

2012 Jan:
First HTML5 theme for TF – Rejected after 8 rounds of review.

2012 Feb – Aug:
Being Idle, no products for TF

2012 Aug:
New HTML5 theme got accepted, first comment, first sale, first 5 stars, first customization request, first harsh words also.

2012 Sep:
Second HTML5 theme released, listed on weekly popular for 2 weeks continuously :)

2012 Oct:
New HTML5 theme got accepted on very first review :) with reviewer’s feedback: “Simply beautiful.”

2012 Oct:
First WordPress theme released, also got listed on weekly popular items.

2012 Nov – 2013 June:
15 new themes released, hence the total of 23 themes :)

2013 June:
Just 3% more to reach the ‘Elite Author” status.

Thank you Envato, thank you reviewers, thank you buyers, fellow authors and supporters.

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FRESHFACE says

I’m 1990

1998

- found a job as a game developer, get dumped because lack of expereince

2002

- founded a “webdesign company” with my current TF partner (classmate). We pin a flyer in a classroom, but no-one hired us.

2003

- started programming game engine with C++ and OpenGl, get burned on collision detection

2005

- started break dancing, quitted after 5 years, but learned this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46chv9YHUag

2006

- spent whole summer selling cheap parfums with my TF partner

2007

- spent summer selling telefone tarifes

2008

- heard about TF, though it’s a bad idea

2009

- started re-selling clothes from another country, ended with 2.5k$ debt ( half me, half friend)

- ended high school

- admitted on university

- created first TF theme and found out that it works

2010

- quitted smoking ( 40 – 60 per day )

- found a GF

2011

- nothing

2012

- broke up with GF

- started smoking again

- got a bachelor degree in finance

2013 - had a 4 months lasting health problem caused by teeth

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ToivoMedia says

Let’s face it, no one is gonna beat digitalscience’s post! :D

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e8j1osla says
Heres my stage since i joined envato
  • 1. Register
  • 2. Took the test
  • 3. Uploaded first item
  • 4. Rejected
  • 5. Fraustrated
  • 6. Got motived again
  • 7. Uploaded another design
  • 8. Rejected again
  • 9. Fraustrated again
  • 10. Got motivated again
  • 11. Uploaded another design
  • 12. Rejected again
  • 13. Fraustrated again
  • 14. Got motivated again
  • 15. Uploaded another design
  • 16. Rejected again
  • 17. Fraustrated again
  • 18. Got motivated again
  • 19. Uploaded another design
  • 20. Rejected again
  • 21. Fraustrated again
  • 22. Got motivated again

And So on and on and on, but i will never give up this is all thats left for me.

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thezinx says

Till now, for me.

1- Sign up and take a category, which is Tumblr Themes.

2- Make a Theme and publish it on Themeforest.

3- Was soft rejected at first, but then resubmitted with improvements and then accepted.

4- Got my first sale the very first day, second sale was yesterday.

Will be pushing themes for WordPress and Tumblr now and get me an iPhone. :D

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