I have both an interest in web design / development and graphic design. But prefer to stick to one and become really good..
I want to make some extra money on the side by selling items here on GF or on TF but not sure right now which one..
Which one would be more easy to start out with? I have basic HTML & CSS skills and basic design skills but want to move ahead with one..
Can anyone give me some guidance as what to expect so I can better decide which route to go?
thanks so much, ben
Both field are good. I love both of them
TF is first in my choise. I’m learning HTML /CSS to enter in to that market. It’s dream like me. Well frankly, TF has most sells. Making a website is great
Graphic design is first thing, you should be better on it. It is also great. I’m working here. It is the 2nd ranked market of Envato in my opinion. And for cratives it’s best
So the conclusion is – TF is pace of hard work and high $$$. GR is the place of creativity and expression of your feelings and little low $$$ [but that could be enough for you]
TF if you want more $$$ . . .
In general, Template and Theme making requires multiple skills and experience such as basic Graphic design, Typography, familiarity with current HTML /CSS usage trends and many more obvious skills such as keeping yourself updated with mobile/tablet testings and MIT licensed (free) resources that adds value to the Templates. The list is huge and may take enormous time for making single item especially if you are new to micro-stock. Also you will have to spend time on supporting previous items if it makes reasonable sales.
But on GR, you can actually focus on small piece of categories and fill your spare time by creating small things. However, the obvious downside is profit on GR can’t be compared to TF. So you should decide according to your current skills, spare time and future / long term plans.
Do not assume that GR experience will help making better Templates for TF in the future. Both have very different user base, trends and interests.
- Microlancer Beta Tester
- Sold between 10 000 and 50 000 dollars
- Interviewed on the Envato Notes blog
- Most Wanted Bounty Winner
- Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
- Exclusive Author
- Has been a member for 3-4 years
- United States
- Referred between 1 and 9 users
Earning on themeforest can be a dream run if you spend plenty of time creating solid themes. Your quality for TF needs to be 99% Top Notch. Earnings will only be steady for either marketplace once you have a decent portfolio. Having said that, I think comparing the two, GR is easier.