Thank you guys 10,000 Times!
This evening I am very thankful and beyond excited, my Responsive Theme was downloaded 10,199 times and counting in just 10 days
Words simply cannot describe how happy I am right now to see so many people simply falling in love with newest creation of mine called Responsive. This would not be possible if it wasn’t for the greatest people, Responsive Theme users across the globe and of course WordPress repository. On the 7th day good folks of WordPress, after Theme reached Top 6 decided to made things even more exciting and listed my Theme featured as well.
Since the release of my first free Theme Shell-Lite I have been providing free dedicated support to all of my users, that was most definitely the breaking point where people released that not only both Themes are absolutely free, but my support too. Long time ago I’ve learned that if you provide good product and if the product is followed by great, daily support, people will come to you for other stuff as well. There’s nothing more important than service after the sale, in this specific case service after the Theme was provided for free. Yes this definitely hurts my “pocket” but to be honest with you right now I could care less, maybe one day people will start donating and I could expend the service beyond what I am doing right now. Support so far for both Themes in my #1 priority and it’s a part-time job, but when users are happy I’m happy!
So far I’ve assisted many newbies with Shell Theme and helped them understand how WordPress works, not just the Theme itself, but also numbers of web design companies who based their site on Shell and many others in between.
And no there’s no catch here and nothing is “up-sell”, unless I’ve decided to make a Child Theme for responsive, than I might charge $10-$15 for that. If time and money permits I will do even more and Responsive will be improved in every way. Other than Responsive, Shell and the only Shell Commercial Child Theme called Highlander I also have a full-time WordPress related job from home and volunteering as a Theme Reviewer/Admin at http://make.wordpress.org/themes
And yes you’ve guessed it, I sleep about 4-5hrs and I love every minute of it!