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Gareth_Gillman
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43 / 10 = 4.3×6 = 25.8 (what you receive)

25.8 /10 = 2.58

2.58×7 = 18.06

2.58×3 = 7.74

basic maths is all that is needed

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Spot on SSF, more choice = sales spread more thinly

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Version 18.0.0.209 is now available from the Flashplayer website which fixes all the major issues and isn’t on the “banned” list in Firefox.

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From the gizmodo article:

And in fact, Mozilla’s Mark Schmidt says that once the “publicly known vulnerabilities” are fixed, Firefox will stop actively blocking Flash.

There was a major flash vulnerability found so I am guessing this was in regards to that to stop masses of people being affected by it. I updated my flash the same day but not everyone will have though.

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Didn’t chrome go down this route around a month ago, so now the 2 biggest browsers are moving towards blocking flash.

Flash has it’s place but it’s overused when it doesn’t need to be, especially in advert based websites, when I visit my local newspapers website Firefox and chrome both crash due to the 15+ flash adverts, I am running 4GB RAM and that one website can use up nearly 1GB of the memory.

By blocking flash it should make developers use flash more wisely

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I’m wondering if I should release my new item now or wait?
Release it as there are more buyers than ever but don’t just wait for sales, promote the item like crazy to help buyers find your item.
Gareth, I read all your points. They are very helpful. But, in this case, what if author’s don’t have time to market their items like crazy? We can do basic marketing but not a pro level marketing. It is envato who should bring buyers to every specific niches.

An elite author posted something I like at http://marketblog.envato.com/milestones/progression-studios-tops-1-million-in-sales-and-joins-the-power-elite/

He has a newsletter which buyers sign up too, to get the latest news for themes, send out a monthly newsletter with information about new themes and updates to old themes

It doesn’t take a lot of time to do “marketing”, the basics are just using social media to tell people what you have been upto..

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I’m wondering if I should release my new item now or wait?

Release it as there are more buyers than ever but don’t just wait for sales, promote the item like crazy to help buyers find your item.

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Let me ask Gareth a question, you pay me to sell on my market on which i offer you a set of tools and exposure, 30% of your income and for a time it goes well, then the traffic to your products starts to decline and my main motto is “YOU DO CREATIVE, WE’LL DO THE REST” would you:
  • a) still pay me 30% and in addition to that pump money into marketing and be quiet
  • b) renegotiate lower %
  • c) leave the market and find a suitable alternative
Cheers

Amazon charge between 8% and 45% depending on the item category and they do NO marketing for the products except list them on the site.

Envato / Themeforest is the Amazon of themes, you pay upto 50% of each sale for being on the site, which in itself brings a lot of exposure and sales.

Some authors are happy with the number of sales they get, which can be life changing but those who would like more then they have the choice to:

There is no 1 answer to your question as it depends on each authors needs / income, personally I do A but not every author can / wants to do that so they go with C

B is an option, start a thread and get some views on it but personally I don’t think Envato will, and it wouldn’t make much difference to the sales numbers / income.

You don’t have to spend money to market your items, you can do it with time, posting on social media and submitting your item to awwards and other css galleries. They won’t bring in 1000’s of sales but might be enough to cover the loss of sales from Envato.

I am not sure why authors get angry when someone points simple things like this out, other authors are doing it and seem to be doing well from it so it must work. Surely it’s better to have an extra marketing channel as Themeforest to increase sales.

I am not trying to be a smart arse, if I have come across as one then I apologise but at the end of the day, you can do 2 things:

1), complain about something

2) do something about it

I prefer to be #2, I could sit and complain daily about stuff but prefer to get on with my job and spend an extra hour a day solving the issue.

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Rich coming from a dude who doesnt have any items here.

You do know you can have multiple usernames here right? Maybe, just maybe this is my personal account and not my “business” account.

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I like how I am “an idiot” for telling the truth, the market has grown, the exposure is being reduced for each author, Envato can’t stop this without accepting new items, so authors need to help themselves and start promoting their items, Envato can only do so much marketing, Envato will promote the site in general but you then need to be found in the 200,000 items, by doing your own marketing you’re getting the buyers to your items sales page before they see the other items available.

If I am an idiot for pointing out the blindingly obvious then so be it #donotgive2hoots

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