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digitalscience says

So what’s the incentive when my work gets priced too low here (often half of what it sells for elsewhere) and I get just 33%?

emberstudio, these other marketplaces that have items priced double that of Envanto… do these items sell though? Most of these other marketplaces don’t get near the amount of traffic as Envato.. so how sure are you that higher prices equals more profit?

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digitalscience says

Also noticed a drop in sales on the 24th which was the lowest sales day of the month.. interesting

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digitalscience says

I have the same issue.. mine is caused by having Helvetica Neue font installed… I’ve done alot of research and there isn’t an easy way to fix it.. either you have to uninstall Helvetica Neue or use a Chrome extension to change the font. Check if you have Helvetica Neue installed and uninistall it and see if it fixes the bold issue.

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digitalscience says

Did you try offering extra hours in the ball pit? 8-)

Hmmm I think it’s some sort of code.. ball pit = having fun, to play.. and I think for FreshFace work = play.. therefore I think he is saying: “Have you tried spending some extra hours working on your themes to make them sell better ? “

Or I could be way off.. haha

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digitalscience says

I uploaded my first item to GR 3 months ago, and have made approximately $180 a month, but sales will gradually decrease over time… I’m not sure if GR is worth while – market is pretty saturated and there isn’t much initial exposure. To sell here you need a lot of outside traffic, like from portfolio sites, social media and paid advertising, the main selling factor would be “Value for money” and secondary “High quality” – it’s high risk, high reward here – either your item will do incredibly well or not be worth the time at all, there’s very little middle ground. And once you start uploading items, you have to regularly upload to stay noticed, so be prepared to work hard and take some risks chasing the dream.

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digitalscience says

I don’t think increasing prices and royalties will help – because Envato would have to increase the price for the whole library of GR.. also to benefit from increased royalties you need sales, and to get sales you need to be ahead of the competition – and for Envato selling here is all about value for money, so increased prices won’t work here – the reason why Envato is popular is because it’s cheaper than other marketplaces.

What we really need is:
  • Higher quality standards
  • Increased exposure on home page
  • Better internal promotion of items to target audiences
  • Improved search
  • Improved navigation and filtering options on the site
  • 10% Less exposure to top files and 10% more exposure to newer files
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digitalscience says

That’s a close one! I’ve lost my passport twice while travelling in foreign countries, now that’s another level of panic haha keep that passport strapped to your body ;)

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digitalscience says

I think things are becoming more “Flashy” like the old days – which is a good thing. Having things loading intermittently looked messy, especially on slower connections. But now that we’re moving back towards transitioned sections and animations, a preload of elements prior to displaying them is essential to maintain a fluid user experience like we had with Flash sites. Not everyone is on a 100mb line, like here in Africa most of us still use 2mb.. so we need those preloaders! :D

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digitalscience says

@MSFX, complaints are never meant for personal benefits. It is to make sure a consistent system which is beneficial for everyone. For the sake of personal benefits, no one going to type paragraphs here.

If we had more fair internal advertising – a larger majority of authors would get a boost in sales – so this thread is for the community. Those who think the system is fine the way it is, have accepted they don’t want more exposure to their work.

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digitalscience says

they should definetly be linking to your activeden portfolio, what are they thinking?!

haha.. what? Look MSFX, do the math.. if every sale from PhotoDune is advertising the top selling WordPress themes, that is a huge amount of internal exposure. What we are calling for is a more fair distribution of exposure and not necessarily always showing a select few authors.. remember there are millions of items for sale here, so why keep showing the same 5 on the adverts.. I think this is a justified request.

And let’s remember in FlashDen days – when there were the first Elites – there was ZERO internal advertising banners on the site to promote top files. There was even a suggestion to having an internal advert campaign as a reward for Elites – which was not decided on because it would create a monopoly effect – but years later we now have something similar which is creating a huge lead between power elites and everyone else. The more the site grows, the more sales there are – the more exposure to the top items, which creates the exponential sales effect as seen on the graph I posted.

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