It took me 3 years to get to 300 sales…another 6 months to get to 400! Still not able to make a living from my script sales…but definitely good progress. Here’s my mini retrospective of this new development
Recent lessons learned
Invest time and write good scripts - I took 6 months and spent dedicated time writing the dashboard engine used in my ‘HTML5 Dashboard Designer’ and ‘PHP Dashboard’ scripts which are the bulk of my sales.
It’s all about saving developer time - if your script provides 10x or 50x developer time value savings, more likely your script will sell.
What I need to get better at
- Web Marketing - still not sure how to web drive traffic to my product listings. I rely 100% on Codecanyon.com’s marketing to drive direct traffic. Ideas from the experts in this area would be much appreciated
- Ultimately, I want to learn how to make a living as a codecanyon author and phase my freelancing. If anyone has tips for me, I would very much appreciate sharing. Especially from those that have successfully made the transition from hourly worker to author.