Happy Parallelus Day  

by posted in Authors, Interviews
Feb 21
2014

Parallelus Notes

Congratulations to Andy Wilkerson (Parallelus), who has reached Power Elite status by making one million dollars worth of sales. He works in a home office and makes snowmen with his daughter when he gets the chance, and through hard work and a strategic use of time, he’s made a mark on the Envato Marketplaces that’s an inspiration for other authors to follow.
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Introducing the Redux Framework  

by posted in Industry News
Feb 14
2014

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When it comes to creating WordPress themes, we often want to provide our users with a selection of options to customise the experience for their needs. As something that needs to be done for each and every theme, it’s nice to find an off-the-shelf solution you can drop into each project to get you most of the way there.

This is where option frameworks come in, and there are a number of them to choose from. A relative newcomer to this space is the Redux Framework.

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The Story Behind AudioJungle’s Most Romantic Track Ever  

by posted in Authors, Interviews
Feb 13
2014

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What do you get when you combine an Italian composer, a wedding, and a romantic music track? The beginnings of an inspiring Valentine’s Day post. Add in a honeymoon in Australia, some didgeridoo playing, and a connection with AudioJungle, and we have a story with a real Envato flavour. It’s worth reading.
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Take Ownership of Your Marketplace Items via G+ Authorship  

by posted in Authors
Feb 12
2014

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Many of you would have seen that when you search for something on Google you might see some results with the image of a person next to it. For the uninitiated, that is Google Authorship in action. From a visual point of view, Google authorship gives you the photo and byline next to your website’s results on Google.

This is one of the rich snippets that is shown in search results, and it allows Google to associate a person with the content on the page. Traditionally, Google has always been good at identifying good content and passing on authority for quality content on to the domain it’s published on. It never really associated that content to the person or individual who created it. Google authorship is slowly changing that.

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Kickstart Your Email Marketing Today with the Envato Marketplaces  

by posted in Inspirations
Feb 11
2014

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Have you heard of the incredible marketing strategy that can give you a crazy 4,000% return on investment? It’s good old email. Email marketing goes straight to the inbox, and can be read anytime, anywhere. Here’s how you can make the most of the opportunity with the Envato Marketplaces.
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Free Marketplace Files for February  

by posted in Free Files
Feb 3
2014

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A responsive map generator, a smoking opener, plenty of fish to catch, and dandelions for Valentine’s Day. Here are February’s free downloads from the Envato Marketplaces. They’re available until midnight on the 28th February (AEDT). Grab them while you can!
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Author Made $20K Overnight… Literally  

by posted in Authors
Jan 31
2014

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Authors, do you constantly check your Marketplace stats to watch your sales numbers climb? Imagine how you’d feel if they suddenly jumped by 4,500. Well, that’s the experience one CodeCanyon author had this month. Read on to learn more!
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Author Spotlight: CleanScript  

by posted in Authors, Community, Interviews
Jan 29
2014

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Whenever I get together with Ciprian Turcu (CleanScript), the first thing we talk about is, “How are your sales?” We’ve known each other since we were kids, and he introduced me to the Envato Marketplaces, telling me about “a ThemeForest for music”—AudioJungle.

He’s always been an inspiration for me, a person who absolutely refuses to compromise or let himself become distracted from his passions. Most of our talks are about all things Envato, so I decided to turn one of them into an author interview. We met up in one of (our hometown) Alba Iulia’s many chic cafes, and then took a walk around the city’s newly restored citadel.
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Envato Community: What Does Success Look Like To You?  

by posted in General
Jan 28
2014

Here at Envato, our first company value is “When the Community Succeeds, We Succeed”. It’s a bit of a mantra for how we try to work as a company. Late last year I reported back to the community on what we were doing to help them succeed. Today I’d like to ask the community for some input to help us build a company vision for the future. Continue reading on Inside.Envato.

Famous Files: 10 Marketplace Items Given the Star Treatment  

by posted in Inspirations
Jan 28
2014

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“And the winner is…” While the Academy Awards don’t yet have a category for “Best Envato Marketplaces Item”, we do hear stories of how items have been used in blockbuster movies and widespread advertising campaigns. Let’s take a moment to recognise and congratulate those authors. Here are 10 Marketplace items that have been given the star treatment.
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