Leokoo brings up good points; from us buyers’ perspective there’s a Lot of theme companies that offer unlimited site usage and lots of themes for one annual low price, which includes solid dev support from forums; I’ve bought a lot myself.
and though the themes here are best, and deserve higher pricing by a bit, it’s not a good idea to jack up prices here a lot more, since you limit theme usage to a single site, unlike virtually all your competitors, who offer dev. licenses for a fraction of cost here for using say on 4 of my sites.
look at your competitors, TF is already more expensive per theme (with, except for topsellers, offer less support and updates than dedicated theme sites)
“don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg”; whenever Envato raises prices I just buy less, as I’m sure most other buyers do. If I spend say $200/month on stuff here, it’ll be the same $ amount, just less quantity, if you keep raising prices just means less sales for other authors.
i always download my stuff immediately, plus make backups; on dvd/external drive; eventually many things go away
the primary issue is prior-year VAT liability; I’d recommend checking w/legal counsel/CPA/tax professional/ACCC/FTC helpline for advice
Here in the USA, tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Day. I just wanted to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving, a good time to reflect on what we’re thankful for, like all the great creative content you authors produce—thanks!
It’s also important from a regulatory compliance standpoint that Envato/authors follow applicable ACCC/FTC consumer protection regulations in this regards, or they’d very likely run into a legion of consumer complaints and fines initiated from disgruntled/misled buyers.
As a buyer on a microstock site I would never continue buying here if my personal information /name/identity/email was provided to sellers. No other royalty free site does that; I expect and require my personal/private information to remain private and not be shared w/sellers nor provided to any other persons (I’m sure FTC/ACCC regs regarding consumer privacy apply).
i like it, very cool design ak rocks
tut page is superb:https://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/ . looks like most people also like it too: http://www.videocopilot.net/blog/2014/11/sporting-a-new-design/
good to hear it re getting multiple advisory input, the more people (both tax attorneys and gov’t regulatory agencies) you hear from, the better since you’ll likely hear agreement on the main points from knowledgeable experts.
The ACCC (Au’s equivalent of USA’s FTC) may be able to help:https://www.accc.gov.au/
It’s vitally important for all to understand ramifications of VAT exposure (who has been paying it to Eu per current laws; who’s responsible), as well as IRS reported earnings via 1099 or other means. Consulting with a tax atty/CPA is a good idea.