Theme developer Kriesi first to accumulate $1,000,000 in sales on Envato Marketplaces


Carmen Angerer of Envato shared this morning that Kriesi, one of their authors, has accumulated over one million dollars in sales on their various marketplaces. In the last three years, Angerer said, Kriesi has complete almost 32,000 sales and amassed a following of 4,088 community members. And after today I think those numbers might be a bit larger.

Remember when Envato launched their Envato Elite program to reward authors selling large amounts on their marketplaces? (If it helps jog your memory, it came not long after Mike McAlister shared his thoughts on theme marketplace pricing.) This is now the first time anyone has received the Power Elite status, granting Kriesi a number of prizes:

  • A day in the author’s honor with celebratory banners along the top of all marketplaces.
  • An “Envato Elite” ring.
  • Power Elite badge on marketplaces and special customized Envato Power Elite author profile page template.
  • A $5,000 ad campaign for the author’s files.
  • Power Elite care package with business cards and a t-shirt.

I know what you’re thinking. You want to see the ring, right? Check out the bling:

You can check out Kriesi’s portfolio on ThemeForest, but let’s be honest here: it’s not like he needs the sales. Angerer also interviewed him on the Envato blog, so check that out to learn more about him and his thoughts on his success.

It seems like just yesterday that we were chatting about just how successful ThemeForest is, but really it was last Tuesday. Last week’s news makes lots of sense when you hear stories like this. You know, this commercial theme thing might just go somewhere.

10 thoughts on “Theme developer Kriesi first to accumulate $1,000,000 in sales on Envato Marketplaces

  1. Awesome achievement. This comes to demonstrate the overall popularity of WordPress and the potential that paid GPL code has. There are other successful theme houses, but sales data is always confidential. ThemeForest makes it all public, showing how solid this entire market is.

  2. Excellent job by Kresi he really does deserve the recognition for his contribution to wordpress design overall, and i bet envato are more than thrilled with his contribution to there profites 😉

  3. Weird thermometer on the elite page. Having the blue cold 75,000 on top and increasing heat when going down makes absolutely no sense at all 🙂

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