Well sex sells …
It can also cost sales! I will not show a theme to a client if the images are even mildly racy. You lost a sale before you even had a chance!
I found the perfect template for a project – but that template had 2 images that are nothing more than a closeups woman’s breast. How in the heck does the author expect me to show the theme to my client with boobs on the screen?
Envato don’t care! I’ve actually went as far as submitting a support ticket about this theme. Their response:
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will have it investigated and take appropriate action if necessary.Ticket id: #210109 – dated 4/4/2012 – theme still for sale on TF – still have closeups of women’s breasts …
You cannot embed videos in your item description.
Beings as you built an SEO plugin, I assume you know that search engines cannot read all that text in your images …
You would be better off using the paragraph “headings” as an image (with proper
alt attributes) and typing the paragraph so search engines can pick it up.
Here is a list of supported HTML you can use: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/262
Got an email that says if I don’t hear back from them … I failed. Any ballpark idea how long it takes to hear back – if at all?
Do I go though the same process every time I write a tut?
$150? Nice! I wasn’t expecting the extra “0” at the end! I just guesstimated that they only paid $10 or so – not worth my time to invoice.
That pitch form is not “New Guy” friendly! Requiring previous tuts … – Answered the best I could and submitted. Wait and see what happens now.
Thank you for the help!
Send Us a Pitch... read the Author Guide ...
Thank you!! – http://www.formstack.com/forms/envato-tuts__content_pitch – is what I’ve been looking for! (I think.)
Any insight on this invoice thing? http://instructors.tutsplus.com/guide/invoice/submit.php – I’m not even interested in getting paid – I just think it would be cool to publish an article. You suppose to charge by the hour? Pull a number out of a hat? Or is it like CodeCanyon where they price it for you?
I wrote a PHP script a while back that has saved me oodles of time – but I think it’s too specific to sell here on CodeCanyon. The documentation is exponentially larger than the script it self – so I thought I’d try my hand at being a Tuts+ author, but I’ll be damned if I can find the front door!
Went to https://tutsplus.com – Not a word on this page on how to become an author; even signed into my account and still nothing!
I eventually found http://instructors.tutsplus.com/guide/quickstart.php – but it’s an endless trap of dead ends! You click the link in bullet one and it takes you to a page that says “One Minute Guide” that takes you back to the previous page! All the links in the quick start go to other pages, that go to other pages that go nowhere! Honestly, the “Quick Start Guide” reminds me more of “How to keep an idiot busy – turn over” gag! (and I fell for it – for hours!) I’ve read every page on the left column – clicked almost every link … one must need to be a “rocket surgeon” or something …
Quick Start Guide = Obamacare regulations
// end frustrated rant
Can anyone point me to the rabbit hole of the tuts+ wonderland.
Wouldn’t that be something though; noob to elite overnight.