For those that are considering (or have been working with) Themeforest over these years then you’ll want to make sure you take notice of the update that they just released regarding the submissions guidelines and requirements for WordPress themes. And this is not a small update – it’s a major one and they’ve given the community 8 weeks to come into compliance: As this is a fairly major update, we don’t want to throw anyone in the deep end. For the next eight weeks we’ll be recommending, but not enforcing, that new and existing themes meet the standards outlined above. After that, […]
Envato unveiled a swell new landing page for their organization and it’s a site to see. Perhaps the thing I like the best is their About Page and where they list our their values:
What a week – how was yours? I’m spending my time in Florida on a mini-vacation of sorts (still very-much working) and it’s been good so far. The team back home in Atlanta hasn’t let anything burn to the ground, so that’s good news. Hope you are finding some rest and relaxation this summer my friends!
We’ve recently launched our Job Board and it’s been incredibly satisfying to see all the traffic and referrals being handed out every single day – in fact, we get so many requests daily now that it’s honestly hard to keep up with it (this is always the problem of starting a new property). And for those that are in a “startup” mode, like many freelancers and contractors out there, you’re always open to more work and more opportunity. That’s why Envato’s recent announcement is a really good one:
It seems that a growing trend among marketplaces is to leverage a combination of the following pieces of strategy: Volume – Get as many authors in as possible. Brand Names – Get significant existing theme shops to commit to selling their products. Affiliate Program – Open up an affiliate program that works. Rewards, Bonuses – Create rewards based on sales figures and community engagement. Tier Pricing – Price competitively and tier the pricing and author cut based on sales, performance. Remix a couple times and you’ve got a decent shot at making a marketplace not fall completely flat on it’s […]
What a week. And, can you actually believe that we’re in the month of June already? 2013 is about half-way done already. So, the question is, have you accomplished everything that you had set out to do in 2013? Are you slacking? Get to it!
The crowd funding world is not slowing down anytime soon and it’s one of the more interesting concepts that’s really taken off in the last few years that hasn’t even reached critical mass. Thinks like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are taking off and so naturally WordPress-related themes have started showing up as well. Although I’ve shared some thoughts on the general industry as a whole there’s really no stopping this train as it’s definitely left the station for good. Well, one of the better and more well-known theme companies that had a very neat offering has not only gone through a rebranding process […]
Pexeto, a developer/designer duo that builds premium WordPress themes, passed $1,000,000 in sales and earned Power Elite status with Envato. How did they do it? Wouldn’t we all like to know!
Apparently it’s quite possible to build a WordPress theme with only a team of two professionals and completely bankroll it to extreme profitability – like over $100,000 per month profitable. It makes you take a step back, especially if you’re a business that sells themes, and say to yourself: What the heck am I doing wrong?! Or perhaps some derivative of that, perhaps adding an expletive of your own if you wish.