I’ve only had experience with paid ads from each of the marketing campaigns that Envato provided from the Elite program, needless to say neither performed didn’t see any kind of increase. Whats even worse is they don’t provide you with any tracking tools or performance data (whats the point), its a massive waste.
OT – I’ve said this so many times they should just credit the author accounts with the cash equivalent and we’ll reinvest it how we see fit, the elite program needs another revamp I feel like its targeted at kids with prizes like a “power ring”, and branded swag.
If you’re not making multi-purpose themes that take mountains of more time and effort to make – but are priced exactly the same, then you’re not gonna last too much longer here on ThemeForest. Unfortunately, Envato has no reason to justify prices and level the marketplace to where decent themes make decent sales (even if they’re not a “100-themes-in-one” deal. Too bad.
Agreed, however I do still feel there’s room in niche markets. Envato does need to level the playing field by adjusting pricing those “swiss army knife” with 5 billion demos and 6 gazillion options themes need to be priced $100+ at least they’re killing the entire marketplace.
Being one of the original TF authors from back in beta, and still a one man team to this day, its becoming impossible for me to compete with all these gigantic copy/cat themes being released daily.
I’ll stick to niche markets like real estate, day spas, restaurants, but Envato PLEASE restructure pricing. Themes are ever evolving and so should pricing, the current structure DOESN’T work and its destroying the future of authors and the marketplace.
Collis if you’re out there, please restore my faith in the company I’ve known for some time and respond to this.
I also posted in the other thread but seriously I haven’t seen sales & traffic drop like this in my entire time here on Themeforest (since beta in Dec, 2008). The vast majority of authors reporting the exact same thing tells me its not just a “bad” month due to holidays, or whatever this is something else entirely. Literally has to be some sort of change that was made recently, back end, front end, UI changes, etc…
I know sales and traffic vary month to month, but for a massive dive like this something most definitely isn’t right.
It especially worry some since I rely on the Envato Marketplace as the majority of my income.
Simple fix, leave the item promotions across Envato network sites and newsletters, ditch all the useless “Swag” hoodies, power rings, etc…ditch the ad campaigns/studio credits and just give us the cash equivalent.
Don’t get me wrong I do appreciate having the Elite Program, however “swag”, power rings and non-performing ad campaigns don’t bills. Simple as that.
So far this week sales & traffic are on an upward swing hope this trend continues!
Bought my new baby a few weeks ago, 2015 BMW M4 let the modding begin!
I’ve got a new bar & restaurant theme wrapped and ready for upload, but I’m a little leery of releasing it now with sales and traffic being at an all time low across the board.