Virtually every one of our marketplaces doubled or tripled in size this year. Except 3DOcean, really gotta work on that one next year!
— Collis (@collis) December 5, 2011
ThemeForest is the marketplace from the folks at Envato which caters to HTML templates, PSD files, email templates, and of course what we tend to care a bunch about around here: WordPress themes. Word on the street, where the street is Twitter and the word is the tweet from Collis Ta’eed you see above, is that ThemeForest approximately doubled in size this year. To get a bit hyperbolic, that’s like stacking a ThemeForest on top of another ThemeForest.
With reports of Orman Clark bringing in over $40,000 of sales in a single month and another author besting that record the next month, it’s really not a surprise that ThemeForest has grown as much as it has.
There are few businesses where year over year growth like this can be expected. Do you think 2012 will see ThemeForest (and other Envato marketplaces) still growing at this rate, or will it slow down at all?