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HelenSouness
says

This is my timeline, was quite a journey :D

2007
Working at a full-time job
Sign up to ActiveDen at work during lunch break
Upload first file, make $50 first month
2008
Start making 3 times my salary on ActiveDen per month
Buy sports car
Quit job and work on ActiveDen full time
Become number one top seller on ActiveDen
2009
Start making my years salary on ActiveDen per month
Dump girlfriend and start dating a newer hotter girlfriend
Start travelling the world, Europe, Africa, Asia
Become first Envato Elite author
2010
Move in with new girlfriend
Get distracted and stop making Flash files
Sales start to drop but don’t care
Play too much guitar hero
2011
Steve Job announces no Flash support
Go into denial
Dump girlfriend
Go into a depression, start drinking a lot
Start spending all my savings money on partying
Extensively research pyramids, and watch ancient alien series for days.
2012
Go back to ex-girlfriend but she cheats on me and I leave her again
Start drinking more.
Crash sports car
Eat a pigeon when Envato didn’t pay on time
Have a spiritual awakening on my balcony and talk to the universe
Become convinced the world was going to end December 21
Decide its time to make some changes.
Quit drinking
Upload first PSD theme to ThemeForest
Find developer for partnership to make WordPress themes
2013
4 Themes uploaded to ThemeForest
Start making a profit again :)

Awesome, hope it goes well from here :-)

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  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
Malvouz
says

July 2011 - Hear about Themeforest, especially Indonez (They come from my country) I busy with my final project in university. I’m an Electrical Engineer.

December 2011 - Graduated and learn ‘How to make a WordPress Theme’.

January 2012 - Still learn Basic WordPress Function.

February 2012 - Sign Up at TF. - Being idle because I have to find a sponsor to get me to Japan. - Sometimes I open WordPress Codex. Just read!

March – April 2012 - In Japan. - Give a report to my sponsor.

Mei – August 2012 - Looking for a job. - My plan is work at Monday to Friday and code in Saturday and Sunday. - Still learn WP code.

September – November 2012 - Get a job. - Still learn WP code.

December 2012 - First upload to TF. - First rejected. - Do not angry because I know it will get rejected. - Upload theme to Wordpress.org - Get a review to become standard code.

Oktober 2013 - Getting started again to focus on premium theme. - First post in this forum.

... 2014 - I will read it back this post and see what happen to this account. Became elite, power elite or just idle?

11 posts
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
SetsunaSensei
says

This is my timeline, was quite a journey :D

2007
Working at a full-time job
Sign up to ActiveDen at work during lunch break
Upload first file, make $50 first month
2008
Start making 3 times my salary on ActiveDen per month
Buy sports car
Quit job and work on ActiveDen full time
Become number one top seller on ActiveDen
2009
Start making my years salary on ActiveDen per month
Dump girlfriend and start dating a newer hotter girlfriend
Start travelling the world, Europe, Africa, Asia
Become first Envato Elite author
2010
Move in with new girlfriend
Get distracted and stop making Flash files
Sales start to drop but don’t care
Play too much guitar hero
2011
Steve Job announces no Flash support
Go into denial
Dump girlfriend
Go into a depression, start drinking a lot
Start spending all my savings money on partying
Extensively research pyramids, and watch ancient alien series for days.
2012
Go back to ex-girlfriend but she cheats on me and I leave her again
Start drinking more.
Crash sports car
Eat a pigeon when Envato didn’t pay on time
Have a spiritual awakening on my balcony and talk to the universe
Become convinced the world was going to end December 21
Decide its time to make some changes.
Quit drinking
Upload first PSD theme to ThemeForest
Find developer for partnership to make WordPress themes
2013
4 Themes uploaded to ThemeForest
Start making a profit again :)

You’re my idol man! :)

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  • Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature
  • Has collected 50+ items on Envato Market
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SomethingDesign
says

December 2012 – Discover Graphic River and open an account. Start uploading in Flyers category. Sales was promising at that time. Half an year was better and better. Then suddenly the review time increase from 2-3 days to 15+ days and the upload become a nightmare. Sales had fallen by half (I was amassed on my first day with 0 sale and many were coming ). When the review time come back to normal it comes with a flood of low quality items. Perhaps reviewers decreased the quality level in order to compensate the long review time. This actions generate low exposure and low sales.

December 2013 – Discover the competition and quit uploading here.

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  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
TanyDi
says

.....more than 20 years as interior & furniture designer till 31 December 2011 when decided to change my life. Started to learn Photoshop more than 16 hours per day.

......31 January 2012 registered as GraphicRiver author.

......14 February 2012 my first item was approved. Worked 16 hours every day including weekends. 2012 was my best year and I bought a small camera for Christmas

......2013 sales & earnings dropped down, I worked also on my second non-exclusive account.

......May 2014 I had to start new full time job cos the earnings from here were not enough for living. Started to rest on weekends for a few months.

......December 2014 ….still working with Photoshop & Illustrator every day. Do not give up & spend every free time to become better. I don’t regret that I changed my life 3 years ago.

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