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There was a test to become author, Passed the test after few attempts ;)

Don’t they have the test anymore?

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This month better than last month so far

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Envato asked me in past interactions about paid support. They definitely consulted authors for feedback. I’m just insulted by being changed a 30% “transaction fee” on a support purchase. I know I wasn’t ever asked about that.

I too agree 30% is quite much for a service that is relative to time and buyer type. It’s very hard to “quantify” it.

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30% transaction fee makes sense on Envato Studio because Envato is getting the clients for the freelancer.. but on Envato Market it’s different, because the support pack as a commodity to sell only exists because the author put their item up for sale in first place, and where Envato already took a share amounting anywhere between 30% – 50% of the item price.

The support pack itself is not a digital product either like a marketplace item or studio project.. it’s a time based service provided by the author, so what does the author pay 30% to Envato for? What does Envato provide the author in return for providing the service? The fee price is not justified as it was when selling a digital item or studio project, therefore the fee itself should be far less, like 10% – 15% for only the transaction and the use of the platform.

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There should be some inbuilt review process where customers can rate authors’ product and support positively with, say, 10 points which they can allocate to 5 different aspects.

Lately, I have found I buy less and less from Envato because I have started buying the “pro” versions of software from Authors who provide a ‘freemium’ versions on the WordPress Repository, which then allows me the opportunity to check out their product and their support claims before committing a project to their software.

I think Envato should not overlook this very important aspect of the buying process.
+1… on the wordpress free plugin site we can download/test free version of plugins, before deciding to upgrade to paid versions (all of which Include support at no extra cost).
Why not create a dedicated buyers’s thread and post all your suggestions there. That would be helpful for both the parties.

The support policy affects both authors and buyers so this thread is an open discussion for both parties, and I hope you are aware that graphic4444 is one of the markets most loyal buyers with over 1000 purchases so he knows what he’s talking about from experience and you should listen.

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When do they add billing address?

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If we plan to check Africa, what are the places to visit thr. Only few of course which we can cover in 10-15days
Definitely check out Cape Town, South Africa – it was voted top destination in 2014 by The New York times – so they can’t be wrong :D Great beaches, warm weather, great nightlife, restaurants, wine farms, hiking trails, adventure sports, and there is a safari camp 1hr out of Cape Town, with lions, rhinos, elephants, crocodiles, leopards etc. Also there is no malaria here ;)

Also if you feeling brave, there is cage diving with Great White Sharks, quite popular with tourists. Cape Town pretty much has everything you’d want from an African trip, and if you’re earning dollars everything is dirt cheap.

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I have been to Africa and it’s best for wild life excursion, not for city fun :D

Where?

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If we plan to check Africa, what are the places to visit thr. Only few of course which we can cover in 10-15days

Definitely check out Cape Town, South Africa – it was voted top destination in 2014 by The New York times – so they can’t be wrong :D Great beaches, warm weather, great nightlife, restaurants, wine farms, hiking trails, adventure sports, and there is a safari camp 1hr out of Cape Town, with lions, rhinos, elephants, crocodiles, leopards etc. Also there is no malaria here ;)

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It’s a good start but not at the level yet to be accepted. Overall the design needs to be more professional, spacing needs tweaking, proportion of some elements is off, typography could be better, some of the roll over effects / transitions need work and are glitchy. To me this looks like a rough draft of a front end. You should focus more on the content and user experience, keep the interface simple, clean and effects subtle. Less is more.

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Ok are you in tourism industry ?

Nope, just from what I’ve heard from family and friends that have traveled there. What are you planing to do in East cost? Safari or more for the beaches?

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