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December, 2010

This Week at Envato – How Does Envato Dress for the Season?  

by posted in Team
Dec 24
2010

We’ve hit the holiday season, and these are the last words I’m typing until next Wednesday. Yes, I often write the introduction last. :) I’ll be spending the next few days at home with my family playing with our new Xbox Kinect (I hope the kids aren’t reading this—it’s a surprise), and I’ll also spend a fair bit of time on the phone speaking to family who are spread all over Australia.

I hope you have a great holiday with friends and family, and get some time to relax and reflect on what’s important in life to you. Do you have any exciting plans? What are you hoping to get for Christmas?

Here are the highlights from Envato Notes this week:

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Author Interview: OhmLab  

by posted in Interviews
Dec 24
2010

Today we meet Chris Gear (OhmLab) from AudioJungle.

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?

Well, my name is Chris Gear and I am from Portland, OR here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Currently I am nearing the end of a year-long break, I make music and assist others with projects.

I will probably make a return to a daily grind soon though. Most likely in the form of a social web editor, technology consultant, marketing director or continue offering training to businesses and individuals so I will still have time to focus on my music and endeavors like AudioJungle.
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Freebie Friday – Lifehacker’s Best Downloads for 2010 for Mac, Windows and Linux  

by posted in Free Files
Dec 24
2010

We’ve hit the end of another week, and we’re only a week away from the end of the year. It’s a time that many of us take stock of the previous year, and Lifehacker are no exception. They’ve recently posted three roundup articles listing the most popular free downloads of 2010.

I’m a big fan of Lifehacker—I flick through each article in Google Reader every morning, and often find something interesting. It’s also one of those blogs where you can learn as much from the comments as you do from the article.

I also love freebies—free software, free downloads, free anything. Here are three lists of the free downloads Lifehacker believe were the most popular for 2010, measured by the traffic the relevant articles received:
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Check Out the Top Items and Authors Around Our Marketplaces  

by posted in Case Studies
Dec 23
2010

Whether you are using our marketplaces to buy or sell files (or both!), make use of some of your “down time” this holiday season to explore our “Popular Files” pages. If you’re a buyer, you might stumble across something you really like. If you are an author, you’ll come away with some fresh ideas about how to market your items. You might even find yourself listed there! Congratulations to everyone successful enough to make it.
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Your Say: Do You Take Your Computer To Bed With You?  

by posted in Your Say
Dec 23
2010

We want to hear from you. Each week we give you a chance to share your thoughts, opinions and ideas. Have your say!

Do you take your computer to bed with you? Or iPad or smart phone? Do you use them through the night? How often? What for? Does your partner object?

Are Your Item Descriptions an Afterthought?  

by posted in Case Studies
Dec 22
2010

After hours of work, a generous helping of inspiration, and buckets full of perspiration, your item—your masterpiece—is complete. You’re work is finished, right? Wrong! It’s time for your “marketing self” to get going!

You already know this. We’ve talked about it before. We’ve explained how to promote your files on your own website, described how to generate sales and followers with a good profile page, and Jeffrey Way put together the incredibly helpful screencast Be Professional. Be Believable. Brand Your Profile Page!

But have you thought about your item’s title, description and tags in that light? That’s all marketing too. It affects the way potential clients perceive your work—and even whether they are able to find it. They can affect sales as much as the quality of the file itself!
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This Week’s Featured Authors  

by posted in Authors
Dec 22
2010

Congratulations to this week’s featured marketplace authors!

subtropica ActiveDen Featured Author: subtropica

Our current featured author here on ActiveDen is subtropica who joined in June 2010, has a portfolio of 13 items for sale and has racked up 392 sales!
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bluegestalt AudioJungle Featured Author: bluegestalt

Our current featured author here on AudioJungle is bluegestalt who joined in July 2008, has a portfolio of 88 items for sale and has racked up 732 sales!
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contempoinc ThemeForest Featured Author: contempoinc

Our current featured author here on ThemeForest is contempoinc who joined in August 2008, has a portfolio of 35 items for sale and has racked up 5103 sales!
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butlerm VideoHive Featured Author: butlerm

Our current featured author here on VideoHive is butlerm who joined in October 2009, has a portfolio of 38 items for sale and has racked up 317 sales!
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cazoobi GraphicRiver Featured Author: cazoobi

Our current featured author here on GraphicRiver is cazoobi who joined in November 2008, has a portfolio of 61 items for sale and has racked up 1174 sales!
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remmac 3DOcean Featured Author: remmac

Our current featured author here on 3DOcean is remmac who joined in June 2008, has a portfolio of 32 items for sale and has racked up 92 sales!
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sitejerk CodeCanyon Featured Author: sitejerk

Our current featured author here on CodeCanyon is sitejerk who joined in November 2010, has a portfolio of 3 items for sale and has racked up 20 sales!
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Author Interview: RTEwork  

by posted in Interviews
Dec 21
2010

Today we meet Anton (RTEwork) from 3DOcean.

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?

My name is Anton. I was born in Weimar, Germany, on the 10th of May 1985. I then moved to Russia when the wall was destroyed in Germany. I graduated as Master of Systems Software Engineering. But I never worked as Systems Engineer, because couldn’t see myself working in that area.

My first interest to 3D graphics was in 2002. I became interested in 3D modelling for games, especially cars, and I also tried animation. I then moved myself into architecture as a first assistant to the General Architect of Kaliningrad City. They were good days, but later I found it boring and monotonous.

The next step of my job history was in an interior design studio, followed by a VFX studio. If I found my previous jobs boring after some time, I didn’t with this last job.

I lost the last job because of the world economical crisis, which hit Russia very badly—it still has problems. The studio was closed, and I started to search for freelance work.

After a very difficult time I achieved a list of regular customers, and still work with them today. I currently live in different places depending on my customer projects. They invite me to their site for faster progress and quicker responses.
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Marketplace “Deposits” Become “Credits”  

by posted in News
Dec 21
2010

Today we’re changing a word. Just one. Marketplace “deposits” are becoming marketplace “credits“. Why? To comply with Paypal and other major credit card companies’ rules and regulations.

But don’t worry, that’s all that’s going to change. 1 credit will always equal $1 USD.

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Featured Workspace: Meneer Moloen  

by posted in Community
Dec 21
2010

old setup

Here’s a workspace I relate to—one that looks used! This desk doesn’t look like it’s out of a display home. There’s even a small pile of stuff on the floor. Just like in my office!

Maybe the reason I relate to this photo is because it’s the “before” photo. It’s Meneer’s old setup before he got organized. “Here is my old setup, with a lot more junk, and a beautiful laptop that I borrowed for a few weeks :) (I still have the awesome Artemide lamp :) )”

What changes did he make? Quite a few…
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