Posts by GravityDept

735 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
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GravityDept says

Patience with Envato be locked in 3.. 2.. 1.. seconds.

Until Envato addresses the countless concerns raised in the last 12 months (really way longer) about pricing, taxes, updates, and support they shouldn’t expect us to give them quarter. Some of us have paid in tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars for Envato to make selling easy and hassle-free. That’s not happening.

I won’t be providing any tax numbers until Envato does a 180 degree twist on transparency, communication, and respect to the people who they earn on the backs of.

735 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
+3 more
GravityDept says

Never use @import. It blocks rendering. You should be compiling our CSS to one file.

735 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
+3 more
GravityDept says

Assuming Envato still aims to report author commissions (or whatever they call it now), those 1099 forms must be mailed to us by January 31.

Ahem, that’s in 8 days.

Get ready for a policy to get rammed in our collective faces with no time to react. Once those forms go out Envato won’t retract anything. It’ll be our skin the IRS looks at.

Or maybe they’ll just skip reporting for 2014. Not likely.

735 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
+3 more
GravityDept says

I had a buyer from 4 years ago (4 years!) decide to give me a 1 star rating last month citing:

“Was great a few years ago but lacking now.”

I’d like to go dump some trash on his lawn too.

735 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
+3 more
GravityDept says

I guess somebody got their Elite ad campaign this week…

735 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
+3 more
GravityDept says

When I was doing customizations regularly I charged $100/hour with half-hour minimum (so also $50, but 2x as much for bigger requests). Most customizations took 15-20 minutes. If it took 5 minutes I’d usually just do it free because coordinating payments took more time and it wasn’t worth it.

735 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
+3 more
GravityDept says

When i get the Level 9 Badge (250K $), Envato promoted one of my item (1000$ google promote). It was now – in January.

BUT:

1. I was waiting 3 months until it started. 2. It was working one week or 10 days.. not remember exactly. 3. It gives me 580 new visitors 4. It sells only 3 times 5. And i earn $121 form 1000$ promote.

So, i was waiting 3 months for 3 sales) I’m not so happy)

Sounds like that’s exactly why nobody is getting their ad campaigns. Pretty clear it’s just flushing money down the toilet. Envato must know this.

Honestly the Elite program would be better if it was just an exponential curve of how many TimTams they mailed you. Then I would share them with friends instead of devouring.

735 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
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GravityDept says



Hi Everyone,

WooThemes are making some changes to WooCommerce in the next version (2.3), which will potentially break the display of WooCommerce content in themes. There’s no exact timeframe for the new version, but it is likely to be in the near future.

If you are the author of a WooCommerce compatible theme(s), can you please review the changes and make sure your theme(s) are compatible with the new version. It is important that themes support these changes, as otherwise users will update WooCommerce only to find that their site no longer displays correctly.

Hi Stephen,

Thanks for the post. We have an old theme that is WooCommerce compatible. My question is, if I leave compatibility with WooCommerce 2.2 selected on themeforest, will this theme get soft disabled?

There are no paid updates on themeforest, therefore we don’t have available resources to update the theme for free.

Thanks.
I guess it’s better to remove that theme. No one checks the ‘compatibility’ section, and you’re facing 1 star ratings if your theme won’t work with latest WooCommerce, been there done that.

Recap: because Envato won’t allow authors to charge for updates, authors have to kill items that buyers are relying on to avoid getting abusive ratings.

That’s the reality of selling on Envato long-term and it’s not good business.

735 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
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GravityDept says

In Envato’s own words:
At the end of 2014, the total we’ve paid out to Envato’s global community of over 4 million members is $224,000,000.
How can you pay something out if you didn’t sell it?

Sweet sweet hypocrisy.

735 posts Magento Elite & Gravity Maker
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Located in United States
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
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GravityDept says

Typical Envato: http://marketblog.envato.com/news/thoughts-policies-tips-wordpress-authors/

Thoughts, Policies, and Tips for WordPress Authors

Blog post about extreme bundling/demoing (which affects all platforms) is addressed only to WordPress authors.

And as the rest of us read on:

We don’t ever want to place arbitrary limitations to stand in your way as a designer, developer or business, or dictate what buyers should or shouldn’t want. That’s for free market factors as well as you yourselves as authors to decide.

Wait for it…

For commercial reasons, while we are happy to receive general feedback on pricing, we are not able to discuss specific price points, and pricing as a whole remains entirely Envato’s responsibility. Safe to say, we are always monitoring and evaluating pricing and looking for opportunities to maximize earnings potential for the community.

And the community’s stance:

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