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PhilLarson says

The marketplace (and all it’s badge changes) updates around 10 a.m. here in central Indiana. Ten minutes before the update, I sold my 5,000th dollar!

I really do enjoy reaching these achievements alongside you, my colleagues. I think colleague is the right word. We are all on the same team. As you grow, the marketplace grows, I grow… We experience growth and success together. I need you to sell in order to do well. You need others to sell…

I’ve been here since December and for a while questioned if I would even make black paw in my first year. I feel fortunate to have done it. What I didn’t foresee what meeting all you wonderful people. And, yes, some of you I have met face-to-face. It happens.

I would say don’t be afraid to share your experiences and milestones. Get involved in this community. Things begin to happen because of these marketplaces. I’ve met a buyer of mine in the last year which led to them investing some money into better equipment and MIDI libraries for me and working alongside their clients.

I’m fortunate to be here. You guys have made me feel welcome. Keep doing that for other newbies and have patience with the newbie questions. I sure had them and I’m sure you did too.

However, now I am personally deciding to refrain from my own milestone threads until SILVER PAW ! Boy, that’ll be cool to see. :)

Thanks for reading and caring,
Phil

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KingDog Envato team says

Well done Phil! Your rise to fame is truly inspiring :)

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mrcharlesbrown says

Congrats Phil. Well-deserved!

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simonleng says

Well done Phil! Your rise to fame is truly inspiring :)

WELL DONE , a great start and plenty more to come.

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BlueFoxMusic says

Congratulations Phil! :) Great to see you’ve now got a Black Paw! A fantastic achievement to go along with the awesome portfolio you’ve created in such a short time!

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SoundFix says

Congratulations dude, that’s a great milestone, keep up the good work :)

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JonBuice says

git it phiiiil! congrats man :)

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MartijndeBont says

Congrats Phil! You deserve it! Cheers! :)

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cmoreira says

Congrats Phil!! I registered a couple of months ago and launched my first item at codecanyon earlier this month. I hope to achieve the black paw in the first year like you! Reading some of the milestone threads are inspiring. Thanks for sharing! cheers

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SuggeElson says

Congrats Phil : ) welcome to dark side of paws ;)

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