You guys are probably already aware of the Eden and their family of kick ass tutorial sites (e.g. NETTUTS, PSDTUTS, etc.). They also run the site FlashDen, which is a marketplace for Flash components. With your FlashDen account, not only can you browse and buy their giant collection of Flash components (think photo galleries, audio players, animations, even full website templates), but you can also be an author and sell Flash stuff that you make. The top authors on FlashDen make thousands of dollars a week, and have made hundreds of thousands of dollars overall. Modeled after the success of FlashDen, Eden also launched AudioJungle, which works the same way only for stock audio. Now there is going to be a third member joining the party: ThemeForest. (Info about beta invites below!)
Here is the announcement from Collis Ta’eed:
Almost two years ago FlashDen.net launched as a marketplace for buying and selling Flash Components. Today the top authors on FlashDen earn in the thousands of dollars per week. We are excited to offer a new marketplace for authors to sell Site Templates, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and other CMS themes. Themes will be selling for between $5 and $75 depending on complexity and functionality and we’ll be pushing the site hard to open it up to a large audience of buyers, as well as to the established community of 60,000 members already present on FlashDen.
ThemeForest will run off the same account system as FlashDen and AudioJungle, so with a single account, users can both buy and sell across all three sites. We’re going to be running a two week beta trial period to get some content into the system and to iron out any last kinks before we start marketing the site big time!
For people looking to sell their work, this is an ideal time to start uploading as early content has a tendency of going on to sell really well in the long term before the market gets more crowded. We’re also very excited to be building a community of themers and web designers, and to be introducing a new source of passive income to web designers and developers around the world!
Beta Invites for CSS-Tricks Readers
Like Collis said, the earlier you get in on this the better, especially as an author as good early content has the best chance of staying popular and being a high earner over the long term. The site will ultimately be at themeforest.net, but won’t but up until Thursday sometime.
Here is what you gotta do:
1. Know your FlashDen account (or sign up for one). All three sites will share the same account.
2. Go to the special beta invite form. PASSWORD: csstricks
3. Submit the form and then the ThemeForest crew will activate your account.
Good luck ya’ll! I think I’m gonna try and participate myself, maybe whip up a fresh sexy WordPress theme.