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Hopefully my articles will also be useful and bring some insight into the topic area. For several years now my small atelier has been working with electronic productions (development of web sites and portable applications). So we began to develop a pattern on my friend's recommendation. Personally, I liked the concept of earning an additional revenue by using my own studios that are not involved in actual work.
But at that point I had no clue how much I would have to invest until our first theme on ThemeForest would be available. lt took us almost a year and a half to get the sale on. After starting a new research program, we continued our research as planned.
We' ve looked at all the different types of ThemeForest. Concerning the final version, we have concentrated on the WordPress topic because it has yielded higher revenues than selling HTML templates, let alone PSDs. That' s why we chose to focus on WordPress development rather than page layout creation in Photoshop, although the latter is one of the process needed to create a website.
In addition, we have not tried to fill in the HTML templates, although programming is also one of the phases. However, many people say that the PSD submission that has been authorized is a go for the development of HTML (since the issue of designs is excluded), and then it is better to begin development of the WordPress topic.
After researching a number of blog posts about templating we came to the result that the PSD templating class had a harder presentation. Presenters in this class raise the aesthetical demands on the theme almost daily. However, we were still determined to sell our topics directly from WordPress.
However, if you still choose to fill out a form in this section, you can be guided by the following resources: Starting with the development of models for restaurant, café and bar design. Later, we wanted to develop the topic further and create more and more new pages. Then we began to develop from PSD to HTML, which cost us three to four week and the same amount of work (one performer).
Then there was a more complicated and time-consuming procedure - WordPress processing. This is the physics of our first template: The following is the algorithms for the checking processes of your documents by ThemeForest presenters. Well, we got a tough refusal. So what's the softer denial? If you receive "Soft Rejected" it means that your item is almost poised for sales on the market place, but small enhancements are needed.
"The " Refusal of your submission without a special problem report. We' ve gotten a dozen rejections of him. The first thought we had after the tough refusal was: "That's it!
Never mind "ThemeForest". However, we still worked on our original. "Hart abgelehnt" letter: Obviously it is tricky to keep working on a draft if you have no clue what caused the tough refusal. In our past experiences, the grounds for harsh refusals can be as follows:
Later, after the first hard rejection, we got five more. First PSD, then HTML and then WordPress. During the whole timeframe we made mistakes with the topic of the restoration and our original became off-exchange. Therefore, we opted for a face-lift and began to investigate contemporary trends.
To make sure that all our effort with the first release is not in vain, we' ve created a free copy of the game. Voila, it has not gone unnoticed: The submission was included in the mailing lists of Fusionplate and CSSauthor's favorite free submissions. One important thing to keep in mind is that it is humans who will use your submission, and that is the key Envato follows.
However, our PSD submission was the same as our previous WordPress one. There are a number of tough rejections and we, in desperation, are throwing all our effort on the HTML templates on. The HTML case was not an immediate hit either: more than six tough rejections.
And so we made up our mind to do something difficult and changed to another topic and started from the ground up. At least we couldn't publish one article on ThemeForest and all we could do was get started from the beginning. Because we didn't want to spend our free moment on PSD, we chose to wait until the HTML was released before developing the WordPress topic.
I found the new pattern to be easy and neat. Adjusted only as a buisness topic. However, changes to this HTML templates took almost 5 month and resulted in 7 hard and 8 smooth denials. Your first refusal can be counted as a win. These are the grounds for all eight rejections:
Our HTML templates were released on January 7th. During the first sales session I got a bunch of news from different developer with a similar topic: "We want to create a WordPress document from your HTML version". A lot of web designers work according to this schema - they create WordPress topics on the basis of the HTML-subversions.
We even got a rating for our design as fashionable. After we had achieved the first small goal in the HTML submission, we immediately began to develop the WordPress theming. One frontend programmer assisted him and modified the HTML to make it look good in WordPress. And of course a designee hung around, because it was always necessary to bring some new things that appeared with the WordPress Widget, like blogs, calendars and other things.
Once our affiliate had a successful sales topic, each of our new product got a Instant Response after the first up-load. We might have gathered some much-needed experiences and been conscious of the ThemeForest' demands, or the Envato specialists might have shown us some esteem and we were not regarded as being amateur.
WordPress topic using the authorized HTML templates received Instant Response. Then there were 6 more rejections with many additional improvements. While some of them were associated with encoding and CSS, the others implied that we had to refresh demonstration files in WordPress, but most of the fixes were only related to the encoding.
Two and a half month passed before we released the WordPress artwork. Naturally, we have not stood still and waited for an answer; we have been working on a new one.