Posts by digitalscience

5127 posts Interactive Design
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digitalscience
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Still 2 rows mate

5127 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience
says


If you try make good money here, you won’t succeed but if you try make good items, you will make good money. Anything is possible with enough time, and focus ;)
I am not sure that is true. Do you think most popular 1st spot items were good items? We have seen couple of 1st spot items in ThemeForest, and I never thought any of them deserved their spot.

Haha, well what I meant was – don’t focus on making money, rather focus on your product and the success will follow – because the reality is, it’s quite hard in the beginning to make money, so some people get discouraged, the pay offs only happen much later after hard work and taking a risk.

But you’re right, making good items isn’t always going to get you to the top, but I would say “ridiculously good value for money” items is a better way to get there.

5127 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience
says

Envato bank takes $35, intermediary bank takes $40 and our local bank takes $10. The complete transaction costs us $85 every month.

Serious?? Sounds like you’re getting robbed! Why don’t you use PayPal?

5127 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience
says

Ha, we have the same problem so we went to bank and found out that money goes to intermediary bank. As Envato is sending money in USD and all USD transactions have to go through USA banks our money “travels” to New York first and then it is transmitted to our account. Bank in NY charges that extra fee. As our banker explained, the main problem is that NY bank sends no invoice or any kind of paper evidence of its service.

Interesting, maybe the US bank does the mass payments around the world for Envato… but still doesn’t make sense why we get charged $60, seems like a lot.

5127 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience
says

I’m in South Africa and whenever I did SWIFT, I always received exactly $60 less that what I cashed out, this is before my bank charges their fees. I don’t know why its $60, when Envato states $35 fee, the extra $25 is deducted before my bank even receives it – so it’s a mystery.

Now I only use PayPal, as there is hardly any fees, I just have to wait a few days longer for my bank to process it.

5127 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
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digitalscience
says

^ Didn’t realize you were solo, nice! So you create all your designs? What about support, seems like a lot of work for one person to handle :D

5127 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
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digitalscience
says


Question – what happens if you choose not to support a particular item – does the comment facility become disabled? Would members / buyers still be able to post, will authors still be able to post?

Hi digitalscience,

There will be no change to the comments functionality; members/buyers can still post and authors can still reply. We’ll just make it clear that the item is not supported (exact language TBD) so that expectations are set with the buyers and as per today, the preferred method for contact (i.e. on the support tab) is not displayed.

I see, and if the item was supported, but the customer’s support time had expired, can they still comment and ask a question? If they can, I’m just wondering why they’d buy a support extension, if they can ask quick questions on the comments section. Customers have been use to free support and able to ask at any time for years now.. so I’m wondering why they’d buy a support extension if the channels to contact the author remain open – they might want to ask a very simple. basic question, so I doubt they’d pay 70% of the price – that seems like a lot for some help with some issue which could be minor.

I’m just thinking with comments facility open, there will be a lot of visible discussions between buyer and author regarding who qualifies for support, who needs to buy a support extension and also disputes might break out as the definition of support isn’t always clear, and also buyers have been use to free support at anytime for years and might be confused so I’m just thinking this could become messy unless the comments section was only accessible to customers who qualify for support.

5127 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+8 more
digitalscience
says

Question – what happens if you choose not to support a particular item – does the comment facility become disabled? Would members / buyers still be able to post, will authors still be able to post?

5127 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+8 more
digitalscience
says

If you try make good money here, you won’t succeed but if you try make good items, you will make good money. Anything is possible with enough time, and focus ;)

5127 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Achieved the monthly Community Superstar Award
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+8 more
digitalscience
says

In my country you need $84 000 to be a millionaire… back in 2011 you needed $168 000. This is how it works in Africa :D

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