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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

With some really great items showing up already! It’s time for our Micro Niche ideas of the day :)

The Niche: Health Care

Some possible “Micro Niche” ideas related to:

  • Medical
  • Doctors
  • Dental
  • Clinic
  • Nursing, Nursery
  • Chiropractor, Chiropractics
  • Surgery, cosmetic, plastic
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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Hi Joshua,

The contest is brilliant and will make a good boost for the marketplace.

How about a theme for offer premium support services with: bbPress, Knowledge Base, FAQs (each one works together smoothly)? Regular user can post question in public forums, paid user can post question in premium forums. Paid user can be activated when they purchase a product from WooCommerce or EDD (Easy Digital Downloads) or Envato Purchase Code.

I’m looking forward to your feedback.

Best Regards, ThimPress

I like it!

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says



Hello Josh,

Is a theme park theme suitable for the contest?

Thank you!
Sure!
Hi Josh, can you give us an answer please about our request (1st one on this page) thanks UOU

Yes this would be good :)

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Hello there, Joshua ! Is a DIY all kind of stuff (like clothes, decorative articles etc.) theme suitable for the contest? I’m not sure if this is a micro-niche. :confused: Thank you.

Sounds like a fit to me :)

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Hi Joshua, Greets, we just published last week for the restaurant html and focused for Restaurant and cafe.

can we submit the wp version for this contest.

http://themeforest.net/item/the-spice-lounge-restaurant-cafe-html5-template/8612005 thanks Acuura themes

So ideally, you would have a micro niche focus within the restaurant niche, i.e. Coffee Shop, Brewery, Steakhouse, Seafood, a Winery etc.

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Hello Josh,

Is a theme park theme suitable for the contest?

Thank you!

Sure!

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Question – So Photography would not be consider Micro niche, but something like ‘Wedding Photography’ IS correct?

Yep!

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Hi Joshua,

Can there be a custom CMS? Say something made on a framework which can be easy to maintain… I have a specific niche in my mind and that requires a Custom CMS per se – altering others wont fit the purpose. Theme is just look n feel, I would like to make it “functionally niche” too. “The theme does one niche and it does that thing really well.” – I want to do justice to this rule (along with others)

Will that still count?

Waiting for your reply.

K

Sounds interesting, you will need to use existing technologies represented on ThemeForest though I’m afraid.

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Hey there! I think this contest will be an interesting way to start for me :)

I have two questions:

1. Is a Wordpress Event Theme available for the contest? My idea is a Design Event Theme with Speakers, Schedule…

2. Can I create plugins for functionality related things? I mean, a plugin for manage Speakers, another for Schedule… If so, my idea is to include these plugins in the theme and make the activation via TGM Plugin activation. Do you think it’s a good idea or it’s better create all the funcionationality in the theme?

Thanks in advance :)

This sounds great to me! I’m partial to plugins myself but this is your choice :)

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JoshuaSprague Envato team says

Protect what you have and let nobody steal it from under your nose. In other words, stop sharing your ideas and instead, execute them or find people to share with, don’t do it with the world.

Oh this brings back sweet memories, I used to think the same when I was 20 years old. But I’ve grown a bit since then and in my current experience people who are good at business talk are bad at business practice. So how many of these awesome ideas of yours have you applied in your day to day work?

I was the first person to have a real wedding design in this marketplace. Guess what: I didn’t create the WP version for it so other people beat me to it. Is it their fault? No, most of them are authors I respect and admire. Is it my fault? Definitely yes.

An idea is worth exactly $0.1 without it’s real-life application. Let’s take an example from the real world: if we do an oversimplification of things, in a theme business the designer has the idea and the coder puts it in practice, right? Designers are really important because if you don’t have a design you don’t have a theme, but why do you think in a team designers get anywhere from 20% to 40% (maximum) – and the latter only if they do the HTML/CSS too.

And let’s not be completely off-topic here – I am working on a cooking blog theme for this contest. Of course I have some very specific ideas about how this should function and look, you won’t get these details from me. But you know what? Feel free to work on a cooking blog yourself, it will not look or function the same. Anyone can come up with an idea, how you apply it is all that matters.

Nice! Can’t wait to see what you cook up ;)

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