Just noticed that Yay!-thread crossed the 2000 Yay!s milestone!
Massive Yay! for that!
I thought that was the idea here I think this is just natural progression of the marketplace, freelancers become authors, authors become businesses, those businesses work with other businesses and so on.
IMO the beauty of this marketplace was that everybody (be it company or an individual) could enter it and make millions. It’s a shame to hear that you’re welcoming TF transformation into a rich snob club..
+1 @digitalscience – where are you from? I’m trying to understand why are you thinking so differently I hope that you receive at least a salary for your comments
@krones, thanks for support. But, please, avoid personal comments. Everybody have a right for and opinion and expressing it. Thanks!
@digitalscience, your advice sounds like “Don’t be poor! Earn more!”
+1 But, has any open letter made to Envato ever had any effect?
Actually yes. Remember one that was related to mandatory support
To everyone who do not see any threat in bulk purchases influencing Popular Files page. Consider this: big boys are preparing themselves for a big game – you do not have resources to answer their bets. Therefore soon you will find yourself out of the game.
Miroslav here, from Dream-Theme.
As I already said in this locked thread, that I could not care less which theme is no 1 seller (if it is not mine ).
However, I cannot ignore the fact that bulk sales can (and will) be used for Popular Files page manipulations.
Therefore I ask Envato to reconsider its decision and exclude bulk purchases as a ranking factor on Popular Files page.
Also I ask fellow authors to +1 this thread if they agree with my request. And guys, please, keep the thread clean to prevent its locking.
Don’t want to be a party breaker and in no way being a fan of these bulk purchases, still would like to mention something. Back to the last Envato birthday celebration when they made the author income 100% for 24 hours, there was a guy (I won’t mention who and it’s basically against Envato rules) who made like 200+ purchases of his theme which took him to the first or second row of the popular themes. But guess what – next week the sales dropped to the normal and it went out from the popular list again. Moral – boosting your theme artificially does not really give you any serious advantage – if buyers don’t like your theme – they won’t buy it even if it’s in the top of the top list.
This is true for shitty items. It’s not the case for serious players, though.
fuelthemes saidWelcome member #2
jonathan01 saidWhat is this “Theme Buying Club” ?
bitfade saidWelcome – you passed the test
jonathan01 saidI have nothing to say about this “Theme Buying Club” you’re talking about.
First rule of ‘Theme Buying Club’ is to not talk about ‘Theme Buying Club’. Who’s in?
So wtf is “Theme Buying Club”??
Dream-Theme saidNo, you can’t buy your own themes You must find a buyer to invest in your product, and not be paying them anything in return. It’s just like a single sale, except many in one go. The licences are merely transferred from the buyer to each recipient. So find a buyer with an audience and who is willing to buy in bulk.
Hmm, this means I can purchase my own themes and offer them to my clients + some extras for more $. More money and better Popular Files position. Double win!
Well, I have 5 team-mates and 2 members of support team who works from another side of the globe. One of them is running a Custom Shop service which is actually a completely separate business. Solved