Everything started in 2004 when nobody heard about such a thing as a website template, and didn’t know what one looks like. Plenty of web-developers made ugly and even awful websites at which it was ever hard to look.
If we come back to the roots, we must remind you that TemplateMonster was just a team of five people who made custom websites for people all over the world. We have a partner who lived in the US, so it wasn’t a big deal to find some clients from Western countries and make them happy with our work.
Frankly speaking, TemplateMonster’s success was luck mixed with persistence and incredible professionalism.
If we’re talking about luck, our team has a guy who can design a lot of websites per day. It turned out that he had his own collection of elements that he used during the process of making a custom website. Actually, he really did it in a flash.
It was a little hint that helped us to understand what kind of product will become really marketable, popular, and indispensable. In the very beginning, those were PSD templates, but nobody could even fancy the idea of a fully-responsive and mega-powerful website template.
So, everything started from making and selling PSD templates.
Templates Are Coming
To tell the truth, the next few years were marked by a massive growth that came together with ups and downs. We needed to be really persistent in order to continue our work. Our team grew in number, so a number of products raised in direct proportion to it.
All of a sudden Steve Jobs killed Flash. In that time, not only our team but a great part of the world needed to focus on new technologies and find the way to fully understand them. Moreover, it needed to be done as soon as possible.
We did it, no matter how difficult it seemed to be!
As I said before, every member of our team is a patient and an obstinate person who is ready to do everything to win.
TemplateMonster is a huge system. You know the main trick of it? The whole system won’t exist if even one part of it is missing. So, it’s really difficult to imagine TemplateMonster without its enormous team that works like a single mechanism.
Let’s Come Back to The Marketplace
Actually, when we only started our work, the idea of the marketplace business model didn’t sound very attractive. We’ve changed our attitude to it as time went by. In mid-2016, our team started all the needed preparation in order to turn TemplateMonster into a huge marketplace.
Now, we welcome all third-party developers, digital products manufacturers, and designers who are ready to share their work with others.
In the first stage, it was just an invite-only system. We chose developers by ourselves and offered them to become vendors on TemplateMonster marketplace. Actually, we can only imagine how surprised they were looking for such a great suggestion.
As you can understand, it’s more than cool to be a part of our marketplace. If you still have some doubts, we want to tell you the story of a guy from Belarus who develops superb WordPress themes. His total income exceeded 20K in the last few months. Does it sound like a best-case scenario? It seems to us that it definitely does.
Some Q&A to make everything clear:
Q. Do you accept all possible digital products? A. Our marketplace team looks for the most demanded and popular digital products on the Internet.
Q.How do you find out that the product is good enough for the marketplace? A. Our professional review team makes sure that the product works perfectly and does everything that is given in the documentation.
Q. What’s the cut? A. For exclusive products, you get up to 70% cut from each sale (so, it means that you sale them only on TemplateMonster), for non-exclusive – 40% cut.
Q. Why become a TemplateMonster’s MarketPlace vendor, not ThemeForest or Mojomarketplace? A. On TemplateMonster marketplace you will get a plenty of benefits that others don’t offer.
- One has an opportunity to sell both exclusive and non-exclusive products. For example, on ThemeForest, you need to choose only one option.
- It won’t take long to review the product (approximately, 12 hours for a simple product and 1-3 days for a more complicated digital product). If we’re talking about ThemeForest, they will review your works within 2 weeks.
- There are no limits for the number of products that you can sell. Themeforest allows only one product submission to one category at a time.
- A “Quick Start” is a perfect solution for vendors that help to earn higher commission from their sales.
- With the help of a ticket system, it’s really easy to get in touch with Review Team.
- Payments can be made using a big amount of payment systems.
Moreover, we have plans to make a Quality Index system and every vendor will get his/her own ranking. This thing will be very helpful for our clients who need to make a decision and choose their perfect product. Don’t hesitate and become TemplateMonster’s marketplace vendor and spread the word about yourself right now!