Posts by contempoinc

1617 posts Chris Robinson
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  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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contempoinc says

any tool that auto generates code is gonna be all bad, its so much better to hand code

I feel really bad for anyone who has to maintain or take over the code created by these software programs…poor souls. Educating yourself is much easier.

+1

1617 posts Chris Robinson
  • Located in United States
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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contempoinc says

congrats!

i finally got my black last week :) cant wait for the silver!

1617 posts Chris Robinson
  • Located in United States
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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contempoinc says
I don’t see how 100 sales pays a mortgage unless you’re in a third-world country.

I live in San Diego, CA and its paying the bills, but I also just took advantage of the poor real estate market and got a smokin’ deal on a new condo ;)

1617 posts Chris Robinson
  • Located in United States
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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contempoinc says

Commission rates have been discussed to death on the forums…I dont want to kick a dead horse but…

I know the rates aren’t amazing but I can tell you from experience if you do over a 100 sales a month on a mixture of GraphicRiver items, some html templates and WP templates, the payout is enough to cover a mortgage and then some… :)

So in short look at not selling just a few items for a high price point, rather sell a lot of items at a lower price point. It’s like a WalMart or Costco business model in a way.

Personally I’m extremely happy with the Envato marketplaces on many different levels.

1617 posts Chris Robinson
  • Located in United States
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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contempoinc says
1617 posts Chris Robinson
  • Located in United States
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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contempoinc says

Email sent

1617 posts Chris Robinson
  • Located in United States
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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contempoinc says

option for thread subscription would be nice

1617 posts Chris Robinson
  • Located in United States
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
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contempoinc says

I personally think the circle/flourish style header is a bit dated, try using some subtle gradients with lighting, pixel borders and maybe some texture

nice example of this: http://www.saturized.com/

I would also recommend using a grid for your design, great post below with a ton of links on designing with grids

http://www.fuelyourcreativity.com/grid-based-design-toolbox/

1617 posts Chris Robinson
  • Located in United States
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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contempoinc says

Senior Web Designer/Developer for a large US newspaper, love my job :)

1617 posts Chris Robinson
  • Located in United States
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
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contempoinc says

congrats! wonder what the badge is gonna be for a Million+

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