Love your work!
Not saying I’m +1 for this idea, but I simply love how lots of authors are advocates for the equality of the authors, that we’re all equal and should have the same treatment, that the rich shouldn’t get richer and we should all be treated the same.
I guess those “envato elites” that say that would be okay with sharing the 50% percentage like the newcomers do, right?
But hey! Let’s all be equal in some non-important things that will never be changed, like the queue, to look like good guys.
Please stop with the hypocrisy guys. Honestly. If you want equality, then take it in all things, this isn’t a “I like being equal in this, however, I like my 70% over the 50% earnings too. I’ll also have the timtams and t-shirt please.”.
And, what most of you forget is that this is a business. A business’s role is to sell. Envato Elite authors are the ones that sell the most. It’s logic and common-sense to think that someone who sold $75k has very high chances to make something that passes the standards here and something that will sell and make you profits. Going with someone new is almost a gamble.
I can’t even imagine the number of submissions designed in MS Paint that are taking the queue while we wait 2 weeks to be reviewed. And they think their design is like the next best thing to happen.
Nobody says to review elite items in 1 day and the others within 1 week, but having one top reviewer like Ivor or kailoon just for elites sounds pretty reasonable for me.
Or maybe have it after $250k or $500k(on ThemeForest), as there are lots of elites lately and the $75k mark isn’t what it used to be some years ago.
Just sharing my 2 cents.
And, it seems pretty legit that if you have bigger business / sell more / produce more money, you should be given some incentives and priorities. This is basic business. This is why airlines provide benefits(1st class flights, free stuff, options to reserve seats, change the date, etc) for customers that spend over X$ over a year or in the last few years…. or some old customers of companies get benefits that the ordinary customer doesn’t even dream of.
How exactly did you create the back-end of something that wasn’t even designed yet?
There should be no priority, first come, first served. Elites should have no preference over any other author.
First of all this is not about prioritizing any one. This is a business decision which Envato should take.
This is about rewarding an elite with a dedicated review team who will review their items.
No one want’s to wait for 10 days to get item approved when it can be reviewed in a day or two. Why to take a loss of 8 days in our pocket?
Soft reject now-a-days takes upto 2 extra days, that is again frustrating. Again loss of revenue.First come first serve sounds good for authors who have started new just like me. Not, when you reach Elite status.
Why should Elite wait 2 days and everyone else wait 10 days? We all work hard and we are all equal.
EVERYONE should be treated the same. Period.Also, how does anyone take a loss? That’s nonsense. Submit your item and move onto the next.
Why should elite get 70% of each sale while everyone else gets 50%? We all work hard and we are all equal. Everyone should be treated the same. Period.
I like your attitude towards this, kudos to that.
I think the major thing that many people don’t get is that average designers in companies will, most of the time, struggle to get anything approved here. Simply because designing for a client and designing for ThemeForest is like doing 2 different jobs in two different areas.
Most of the time the benefit is in the favor of the ThemeForest author, they will be able to design client websites easily, while it won’t work the other way around.
But there are many guys too working in agencies / companies that can make a really unique and different website than anything we’ve seen here. But these cases are rare.
And also, we exclude here the very top companies and the very top designers, like the top guys from dribbble or similar. My post is about the average people working on web designer positions.
I’ve seen just too many guys thinking that just because they are hired as web designers will simply result in their work being approved instantly. And most of them aren’t even willing to work on it / improve, thinking they’re too good and we simply don’t understand them.
And yes, my advice would be to do something simple, like a blog theme, learn how things go here and then start doing “unique” or complex things. As someone else said it before, you need to know the rules before breaking them, I couldn’t have said it better.
I think there’s a bug somewhere if it’s been 3 weeks. Try contacting the Envato Support, updates are usually approved before new submissions, most of the times within 1-2 days at most.
Good idea, but it can be avoided, someone can login once a year just to avoid this. I think Envato should evaluate old items and see if they still provide any value, if the author is still providing any kind of updates and support for them. Sure, they aren’t needed, but they want to see the customers happy and it’s their marketplace.
Also, themes that aren’t supporting at least WP 4.1 should be soft-disabled. Automatically. If you can’t even provide updates for themes to work in the latest WP versions, then you shouldn’t try to sell them.
I fail to see how this could qualify as a premium design. Not talking about ThemeForest, because it’s a million years far away from being approved here. It looks horrible, in my opinion.
Unique, yes, sure, nobody did this before, but the typography, colors are horrible. There are spacing issues too, the design is near impossible to code into a CMS. HTML should be ok, but not for marketplaces where you sell the same template to multiple users. Both the blue and that pink are horrible, they KILL my eyes.
This looks like a project created for an individual website / company and that’s all. And I wouldn’t use it myself not even if I was paid to do so.
$1 is a joke, I was expecting to see multipurpose theme prices being increased, not this $1 joke. $5 increment would’ve been better, for most of the items, but $1? C’mon. Now there’ll be years till we’ll see a new raise.