Happy Orman Clark Day – Marketplace Author Sells 1,000,000 Worth of Items!

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Congratulations to our newest Power Elite author Orman Clark! Orman has been a member of the Envato community for 2 years and in that time has surpassed $1,000,000+ worth of sales! He reached this milestone in the last month and has worked exceedingly hard to get there. We are so proud to have him as a leader in our community.

As a Power Elite author Orman receives a day in his honor and a special Power Elite care pack including the Power Elite ring. We’ve interviewed Orman for his special day and we hope you enjoy reading about his journey to this milestone (below).


Happy Orman Clark Day Everyone!


Congratulations on becoming our third Power Elite author, tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got here.

Thank you, I’m honoured to be part of the group. I have a lot of respect for both Christian and Pete, so it’s great to finally be able to join them.

I think I ventured into selling commercial WordPress themes almost 2 years ago now. For a number of years prior, I had been using WordPress as the basis for 99% of my client work, so naturally I became familiar with the ins and outs.

While building projects for clients, I began to put together a starter theme, or blank canvas as it were, in order to speed up the work making each project a little bit simpler. I would simply use this starter theme as a base, re-skinning and re-coding where necessary to suit the needs of each client. Over time, the starter theme had a number of custom widgets and a very small amount of common theme options. In a way, I had built a very early version of a framework.

As I started to fall out of love for clients (happens to the best of us), I took a look into the themes industry. I quickly decided to take a leap of faith, quit the day job, and jumped in head first. I remember it very well, I had enough money saved for about 3 months rent, and my son had been born just a couple of months before. It was an all or nothing deal.

Fortunately, the first theme did well, not amazing, but certainly well enough for me to see potential. I went ahead and released another and another. Fast forward 18 months, we’re now a team of three, backed up by a pretty amazing support team, looking after 26,000+ customers. It’s been a fantastic journey, and I’ve genuinely loved every minute.

How does it feel to have sold over $1000000 of items?

Surreal. These things only ever happen to other people, right? In all seriousness, it feels great to have been able to reach so many people. The milestone itself is a welcomed metaphorical pat on the back we all need from time to time.

It certainly hasn’t been an easy ride by any means. I’ve put in more 16 hour days and 7 day weeks than I care to remember. But, reaching the milestone is a pleasant reminder that hard work does indeed pay off; you’ve just got to keep at it.



What does this milestone mean for you as an author and designer?

For our little team, the milestone is really a form of confirmation that what we’re doing right now, and the plans we have for the future, are both at least on the right tracks and heading in the right direction. We certainly don’t get it right every time, but getting this far does feel like we’ve gained a few nods of approval. It’s been a real motivator and will hopefully continue to drive us to reach our full potential.

As a designer, the milestone is a little less significant. It’s fantastic to know that people enjoy your work – a major case of the warm fuzzies – but you’re only really as good as your last piece of work. Tomorrow, I will wake up and work just as hard as I did the day before, nothing has changed in that respect.

How many hours do you spend on designs for the Envato marketplace?

The actual design process can vary from just a single day or two, to a full week or more – it very much depends on the complexity of the design and how strong my initial ideas are. Some ideas just seem to click, and so it may just take a small amount of Photoshop as visual confirmation before jumping into code. With others, it can be a much longer, iterative process.

Typically the entire process of concept to final product takes anywhere up to four weeks, with a healthy portion of that time spent on testing.



Have you had any designs rejected and what did you do about it?

Thankfully, no. I’ve always dedicated a significant amount of time to testing each theme and it seems to have paid of so far. Also a bit of luck doesn’t go a miss.

They say the last 20% of a project takes up 80% of the time which, when it comes to commercial themes, I’d say I’d have to agree. Over the last two years, we’ve put together what seems like an endless quality assurance list which each theme is tested against by two team members independently. This catches most of the issues prior to release, which is much more favourable than having to issue updates that could have been avoided.

Measure twice and cut once. Or something like that.

What words of encouragement do you have for any budding authors who want to make Power Elite level one day?

Stop following trends and start setting them. Be prepared to hustle. Make sure support is not an afterthought. I honestly think that anyone following these “rules”, along with a bit of drive, can go as far as they’d like to in the marketplaces.



What is your office space like?

Nothing special. I work from home, in the smallest room in the house, I have just about enough space for a desk and a chair but then again, what else do you really need? My current setup is the 13in MacBook Air with a 27in display – pretty happy with this setup so far. I also went ahead and invested in a Herman Miller Aeron chair a couple of years back which was one of the smartest decisions I ever made.

How do you get inspiration for your designs?

I don’t think I could point out any single regular source of inspiration. I think ideas are generally an amalgamation of things I have already seen or experienced elsewhere. I do spend an absurd amount of time online each day which does help in being exposed to new ideas and concepts, but it’s never from a single source.

I do often find inspiration from other sources such as magazines, packaging, signage and print work – I think it’s important we spend time away from the medium in which we are working. If I do spot something of interest, I’ll make a note, sketch or photograph it for later.

Earlier this year you launched ThemeZilla, can you tell us a little bit about it and how you’ve found the process?

ThemeZilla.com is essentially a shop window for our themes and plugins. It is a central location for us to be able to offer support more efficiently. We give customers access to support forums (via the ThemeForest API) which helps us out a great deal when dealing with a large number of requests. It’s also been great to see a sense of community begin to build and have customers help each other out.

The build process was not unlike many other projects, the last 20% taking up most of the time of course. It was, however, a pleasant break from the norm of the typical theme project.



What is the best thing about your job?

There are so many great things about this work. Being able to work in an area where I have true passion, working with super-smart people, working from home, and being able to support my family. But, the best thing has to be the sense of achievement you gain from being in control of your own destiny.

As any business owner, entrepreneur or freelancer will be able to relate, it’s a liberating experience being in control and working for yourself. It does come with a series of highs and lows, a whole bunch of fretting, but ultimately, a great sense of achievement. Even if you get things wrong, you at least tried and can take that experience into your next endeavour. I wouldn’t change it for the world.

How do you keep motivated and inspired?

I generally find setting smaller goals and being accountable keeps the momentum going. I tend to break down each project into a smaller set of tasks so you can feel a sense of progress as you check each item off the list. My work life is ruled by lists.

Being accountable is also great for momentum. The rest of the team is accountable for the work they produce and vice versa. If I slack then it affects the whole team, not just me. I highly recommend trying to make yourself accountable to someone or some goal. When working for yourself, it can be all too tempting to procrastinate at times.



What is the hardest part about your job?

For me, the most difficult part of my work is being able to break away and get the work/life balance right – I’ve yet to master it, but am getting better. With all the pressures, concerns, goals and to-do lists associated with working for yourself, it can be tricky to truly switch off.

Weirdly, sleep patterns are also an issue, I find myself working all sorts of irregular hours.

Is there anything else you would like to say?

Just a sincere thank you to everyone who has supported my work over the past few years, I couldn’t be doing this without you.

On behalf of everyone at Envato, we want to congratulate Orman on this fantastic milestone and thank him for his enormous contribution to our Marketplaces. We hope his story inspires all of you and that you find some of his wisdom useful in your own climb to success!

  • http://pippinsplugins.com Pippin

    Congrats buddy!

  • Noahj

    AWESOME MAN! Congrats and great interview!

  • http://creativedonline.com loswl

    WOW!! Congrats on this great achievement!! :)

  • http://www.afahmy.com fahmyzone

    Congrats man for best achievement!!

  • KitCreativeStudio

    Wowww, congratulation on your excellent achievement. ;)

  • http://www.mariogembell.com Dannie Herdyawan

    WooooW, congrats man . . .

  • arifur rahman

    Orman Congrats. Hope we can become power elite author like you in the long run :)

    Best of luck.

  • http://webscience.com Maurice

    Great article. Your work is great. You are an inspiration!

  • http://aedorde.com Djordje Pivnicki

    Congrats Orman! :)

  • http://crestwebservices.com Cameron Crest

    Well done man. Very inspirational.

  • http://dtbaker.com.au dtbaker

    bit wow! 2 years!

  • http://themeforest.net/user/JoshuaSprague Josh Sprague

    Amazing, congratulation on a well deserved honor :) You are an inspiration for sure!

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/YD-LABS Yogesh Dhiman

    Congratulations.. :)

  • http://www.graterol.com Ernesto

    Congrats for you man

  • http://www.santisweb.com SantisWeb

    Congrats man!! I agree 100% on hard work indeed pays off!! Keep it up!!

  • http://www.adrenalinaestudio.net Ruben

    Congratulations, awesome job!

  • Machella

    Congrats Orman, You definitely deserved it!

  • http://tutseasy.com Surendra Soni

    Congrats !!!

  • http://sevenspark.com Chris

    Congrats Orman! Well earned, your work is so consistently impressive!

  • http://www.igenerator.com.au Generator

    Great job and an interesting interview!

  • http://balogun-design.com Helmantur

    Congrats Dude!!! You’re making a Lot of people happy with youk work!!! Keep on!!!!

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/PrismaDesign PrismaDesign

    A very inspirational interview to an amazing author with great advices for all of us. Congrats Orman!!

  • http://www.wpthemesmag.com Dev

    Congrats, Orman.

  • http://resimplify.co Derek Jensen

    Well deserved!

  • http://www.joshstauffer.com/ Josh Stauffer

    Dang, dude. Congrats.

  • http://Addeystock.blogspot.com Addeystock

    You should have a statue.. A great inspirator..

  • http://956sports.com J.Berry

    Dear Sir,

    I’m a Nigerian prince… Just Playing, Im a guy in Texas.

    Can I borrow some money?

  • http://www.reubenchng.com Reuben

    Congrats on your achievement! Was just wondering how you manage your team?

  • http://laranz.in lawrence77

    I am jealous :P

  • http://www.snilesh.com Nilesh

    Wow… Congrats Oman….. I love your premium pixel wordpress theme :)

  • http://themeforest.net/user/sebrosen sebrosen

    Big congrats!
    Ps. great looking tattoos :)

  • http://liftdevelopment.com Dave Yankowiak

    Great products – great guy. Congrats, Orman!

  • http://codecanyon.net/user/Atius_webdesign/portfolio atius

    Congratz man, very nice interview and a lot of useful info regarding ones system on how to work efficient.

    like the dog

  • http://joehana.com Joe

    Great Job Orman. Much respect for that. And the Interview is great and indepth. You seem to be a nice guy :-)

  • http://palpaldal.com Nuruzzaman Sheikh

    Congrats!

  • http://www.wptm.net/ Neu

    Congrats on your achievement and continue deliver the best design for WordPress community.

  • http://seoscs.com vijay

    you deserve it man…Support and hardwork does really pay well… inspired…

  • http://themeforest.net/user/fearvector fearvector

    Very inspiring! Congrats Orman. You are the man!

  • Khosbyaar

    Congrats Orman!

  • http://defaulttricks.com Mohit Bumb

    Congrats broda.

  • http://www.ahimsa-creative.com Daish

    Nice work. bet you drank a million cups of coffee too. Shows you a goo idea and some hard work can pay off

  • http://Marcgarner.com Marcfolio

    Been watching Orman for the past 18+ months. Truly amazing and inspirational.

  • http://four-fivestation.com waksproject

    Congrats. Well deserved.

  • http://drawne.com Andy Feliciotti

    Seriously one of the people I look up to in the WP game

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/olimx SP Senthil Kumar

    Inspiring! Congratulations on achieving this great milestone.

  • MAHDI

    Congrats buddy!

  • http://www.pxoutline.com Outlner

    Congrats!!!!

  • http://www.bleedingtree.com Bryan Chalker

    Happy OCD! ;P

  • http://www.microstockman.com MicrostockMan

    Great stuff Orman, that is a phenomenal achievement!

  • http://www.fatonavdiu.com Faton

    Great news :)

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/gbs gbs

    Congratulations! And thanks for the inspiration :D

  • http://sayan.ee Sayanee

    Wow! Really congrats! I have come across numerous articles, PSD and themes by Orman… very inspiring.

  • http://www.rojopixel.com Alejandro Arias

    Wooow, inspiring.

  • http://www.hugstudio.net Sargatal

    Big Congratulations Orman!
    And thanks for your inspiration.

  • Carmen

    Great work Orman, you deserve it! :)

  • http://videohive.net/user/EmperorVFX Emperor

    Congratulations on your success!

  • http://iamcollis.tumblr.com Collis Ta’eed

    Well done Orman, nice to see England representing!

  • http://theboy.vn Kevin Lee

    Congrats Orman

  • http://envato.com Adrian Try

    Incredible. Congratulations Orman!

  • http://www.rojopixel.com Alejandro Arias

    Wooow, inspiring!

  • http://codecanyon.net/user/amzee/portfolio Amzee

    That’s awesome. Congratz Orman Clark

  • http://themeforest.net/user/designesia designesia

    congratulations, thanks for the inspiration!

  • Rahman

    Congratulations.. :) Thanks for the inspiration

  • Robert

    Who is the man? You are the man, good work!

  • Ivan

    Excellent! Orman

  • Andrew

    You inspired me man! wassup!! you got even a beautiful Dog, Congs Bro, and go ahead.

    Andrew from Rwanda (Kigali)

  • http://www.videohive.net/user/miseld?ref=aedaddy Misel D.

    Congrats!

  • Alisher

    Congratulations Orman! You deserve it! Well done!

  • http://Prensalatinalasvegas.com Victor

    Congrats buddy happy for you you deserve this

  • http://www.imenk.net/ Enk.

    Wow Orman, Congrats for the achievement. You’ve really did great. Keep up the awesome work Orman! :)

  • http://www.myvideoguy.tv Caine M.

    Yew!

  • http://pomy.pk Pomy

    Really Inspirational. Congo!

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/redworx?ref=redworx redWORX :: Creative Media

    Huge respect to Orman! Really inspiring and very amazing carreer!!! Big shouts!!!

  • http://blogverize.blogspot.com Nimsrules

    Mo****F*****r you’re awesome! Yes You’re dude, I won’t lie :P

  • http://onnayokheng.com/ Onnay Okheng

    Yeah, that’s awecome! \m/

  • http://behance.net/revivalpixel Ankit Parmar

    Excellent Job! You deserve it. Congrets!

  • http://fontuu.com Dennis B

    Love Orman Clark’s themes — Simply Minimal.

  • jeet

    congratulation…

  • http://ellemediandesign.com Leah

    Congratulations Orman, glad to see I’m not the only one who appreciates your work on an almost unhealthy level. I wish English was my second language just so I could RANT about your awesomeness in my native tongue. #ithinkiminlove

  • http://www.kream.it kream

    Congrats Orman!! Thanks for your inspiration!

  • http://guiwidgets.com Ramnath

    Great Man! Congrats! Keep it up!

  • http://www.etraks.mu eTraks Technologies

    Many hearty Congratulations Orman! you are an inspiration to the young generation.

    Best of luck with future sales as a Power Elite Author!

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/joeBanana/portfolio joeBanana

    Such a “Back to Basics” story. Very inspiring. Congratulations Orman!

  • http://www.firefly.co.il/ ranfirefly

    Congratulation Orman. Well deserved.

  • Shane

    Well done Orman. Good job mate.

  • http://videohive.net/user/steve314 Steve314

    Congrats Orman!

  • http://www.thinkmaze.com/ Igor

    Congratulations Oman, wow, well done! I also like your working space, it is an inspiration too. Keep it up!

  • http://www.pixel2pixeldesign.com Suresh

    Congratulation buddy for inspiring designers like us. Currently i am earning only commission by referring user to marketplaces Now i surely going to jump in to theme design process.

    Thanks again for the motivation.

  • http://onepagelove.com Rob Hope

    Congrats Orman! Here’s to the next 20 themes!

  • http://www.dolphinedge.co.ug Opima Jude

    Congs. I had no clue that good things happen on the market place. guess looking in the wrong direction. this is pure inspiration.

  • Decneo

    Congratulation Orman!!

  • http://silentquill.com/ Dan

    Like A Boss (: True inspiration!

  • http://Anoutn.com navigator

    Congrats man!

  • http://ivanizm.net Ahmed Mounir

    Haha! Congrats, and good morning indeed.

  • http://www.pixogee.com Todd

    Cun Grat Yul Lay Shuns!

  • Zerimar3

    ¡Felicidades Orman! Congrats my friend!

  • Macorius Souriys

    CRS! Professional WP theme creator. Great jobs.

  • http://prakasa.me/ Arya

    You are really trendsetter. Congrat!

    Cheer…

  • Rohit

    Congrats!

  • http://themespiration.com/ ThemeSpiration

    Congartulations! Orman, you’re great example of succesfull web designer to follow. Thanks for inspiring!

  • http://www.clicklabs.de Daniel

    Congratulation Orman! I love your Themes! Scope is really nice.

  • http://themeforest.net/user/JohnPixle John

    Congrats mate! totally deserve it.

  • http://thomasvomusic.com Thomas Vo

    Congratulations!!! Awesome work Orman

  • http://www.myanmar1.com/ Wai Phyo Han

    Congrats, Orman.

  • http://codecanyon.net/user/LCweb?ref=LCweb LCweb

    Congrats Orman! very inspiring words!

  • http://websitevala.com websitevala

    Congratulations on your success! you are AAAAAwesome……….

  • http://www.dzinepress.com Dzinepress

    you did inspiring job for all of us, specially for me because i just join and hopefully your success story making a path for all of newbies.

  • http://www.ebookjunkies.org Simon

    Congratulations,well done! I like your working space! :-)

  • http://www.comunicaemozione.it Stanislao

    Great job!

  • http://www.mylandscape.gr athina

    Congratulations!!I am using one of yours themes for my own site.

  • http://www.p-c-h.tk saad qureshi

    Congratulations!!! Awesome orman. ♥ awsm work

  • zetoun

    talent + hard work = duo winner
    keep going, and take some holidays , you can afford it :)

  • http://remicorson.com remi

    Amazing ! Congratulations, you’re doing an awesome work!

  • http://www.xabala.com/ xabala

    Congratulation Orman Clark!

  • http://websmagazine.net marc

    Congrats man!!!

    Today you are the King!

  • Sherman

    Wow….Well done Oman….thanks for being an inspiration….

    Love your setup, tattoos, the husky….

    Bless You.

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/dotnpix/portfolio?ref=dotnpix Dotnpix

    Congrats mate…

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  • http://www.netapparatus.com/ Net Apparatus

    Congratulation buddy….

  • http://www.theblog.pl Simon

    WOW!
    Congratulations! keep up the good!

  • http://ad-intermedia.de Alexander Dohr

    Congrats Orman! Your work has always been of great quality and showed incredibly good design ;)

  • http://www.lubiland.net Lubi Kocheleva

    Congratulations! Absolutely well deserved, love your work man. My portfolio is one of your themes. It rocks!

  • http://www.tintenalarm.de/ Andreas

    Great article and Congrats to Orman. Your work is amazing. You are an inspiration for me.

  • Simon Flitter

    Congratulations Orman!

    I actually mentioned your rising success to some colleagues at the start of the year, you make us want to all quit our jobs and go it alone!

    Inspirational, keep it up!

  • http://www.bazish.net Bazish

    Congrat…. Job well Done.

  • http://www.spyrosstylianou.com Spyros

    Next milestone $10,000,000 ;)

    What a beast; grats bro.

  • http://www.andrebruwer.com Andre’ Bruwer

    Been following Mr. Clarks work for a long time now and couldn’t be happier to see him honored with this title :)

    A true leader in his field.

    Congratulations and salutations :)

  • http://www.bilmaw.com bilmaw

    Congratulations Orman, big fan of your themes.

  • http://www.gagan.pl GAGAN MEDIA

    Congratulations Orman!

  • http://www.blog.mpcreation.pl mpc

    Awesome story, congratz!

  • http://www.howtolism.com Jack69

    Great Jobs, ‘n you’re role model with me

  • http://sixtyfour.co.za Neil

    From the first time I downloaded those buttons form premiumpixels which seemed like forever ago I always found it inspiring watching Orman do so well and produce some really amazing work.

    A designers designer!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/nelstill nels

    Congrats man!!

  • Andreas

    Congrats, great work and inspiring story for all of us.

  • http://v-otpuske.com Artkinetics

    Congrats man!!!

  • Fahlur Rozzi

    You’re the awesomeness

  • http://fruitfulcode.com Fruitful Code

    Congratulations on a great achievement. We are following your work for 2 years and we see how much your level up. The best wishes and good luck!

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/Jesussanz Jesussanz

    Congratulations Ormanr, you really have reason to feel satisfied. Do not forget to get there, as you comets, have taked risk and has worked very hard. It really inspired me.

  • http://vivedesigns.com tina

    Wow congratulations that is amazing and Inspirational

  • http://www.mytrialreviews.com Sorina Dascalu

    Congrats Orman! And thank you for providing such great quality in your work!

  • http://www.jckemp.com James

    Well done Orman, I’ve been tracking your progress over the past few years. I’m sure that every marketplace author strives to be in the position you’re in!

  • Paul W

    Congrats, Orman. There’s always been something so fresh and genuine about the way you work and present yourself.

    Now I wonder, does Orman take a day off on Orman Day? ;)

  • http://www.beaenea.com Aenea

    Congrats Omar!
    Awesome work!

  • http://www.wordpressworker.com Pantho Bihosh

    Contgrats!

  • http://www.paulsuggitt.com Suggs

    Awesome achievement mate. Gongrats

  • http://anil-maharjan.com.np/ Anil

    Congrats buddy!!

  • Shivakummar Kosana

    Congrats, Orman.

  • sadfishing

    Congratulations!!! inspiring!!

  • Stefan

    Best wishes for future, you’re doing best work!

  • Mark

    Congrats Orman. Really nice work man!

  • http://www.lementstudios.com Mafloral

    Cormgritz dude, Nice milestone.

    Cheers

    Lester

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/mahesh119 mahesh119

    well done

  • http://keyo.co iAlex

    Congrats on reaching that, love your work!

  • http://indiainfosys.net/ Manoj

    Congrats

  • http://Websitevirtuosu.com Re7ty

    Congratulations, very inspiring!

  • http://www.yim.in.th/ Andrew

    Congrats Orman! :)

    you’re doing an awesome work!

  • http://webdesignergeeks.com Ajay Patel

    Congo !

    You deserve, it for your hard and smart work.

    Will like to be as you.

  • http://x-stream.de Otto

    Congratulations! … wish a nice party!

    greetz OTTO!

  • http://www.bazardekoracji.pl Pawel

    Congrats man !

  • http://www.wpvault.com Karl Hadwen

    Congratulations dude, well deserved.

  • WA6

    Congrats to the man with the million dollar smile!

  • denish

    Congrats Orman
    Nuff said,yes sir !!!!!!

  • http://www.balsever.se Balsever

    Congrats man. Keep up the good job !

  • Brian

    Congratulation on your success! It truly inspire others to try their best to what they do as well.

    Continue doing your awesome works!

  • http://www.designament.com Salim Yousaf

    Wow Congratulations Ormanr, really great & hard work

  • http://www.lubiland.net Lubi Kocheleva

    PS Awesome puppy, and great tattoos :p)

  • http://perfekcyjnepiksele.pl Bartek

    Congratulations,well done :) BTW nice desk

  • Jose

    congrats, orman!

  • http://themeforest.net/user/vntux Nguyen Duc

    congrats, perfect men!

  • http://www.themedium.co.za SteHan

    This is fantastic news! Well done to you and your team for achieving this amazing feat! S+

  • http://www.leandromirandafotografo.com.br Leandro Miranda

    Great!!!!!

  • kalpesh

    congratulations buddy
    :)

  • http://www.buzzingart.info Raj

    Congratulations!!! very inspiring words!

  • http://envato.com Vahid Ta’eed

    Totally stellar achievement Orman!

    I also use a 13″ Macbook Air – maybe some of your skills will rub on me as well ;-)

  • http://www.aythakkar.com Ashish

    Well Deserved!!! Congratulations

  • http://en.krockets.com/gurlznit kenzicode

    Wow, very interesting! congratulations mate!

  • http://ebiznespraktyk.pl Marcin Ebiznes

    Congratulations!!!

  • http://sukcesman.pl Grzegorz Sukces

    Amazing!
    Congratulations!

  • Rohith

    Congrats mate :)

  • http://www.devis-ligne.com Devis

    Congratulations Omar you rocks !

  • http://www.titanicthemes.com DaJy

    Congratulations mate! You are a real inspiration for all of us.

  • http://www.wilwebs.com wilwebs

    Outstanding job, Orman.
    Well done.
    Keep up the good work!

    Take care,

    Wil

  • http://www.carlosviloria.com Carlos Viloria

    Well Deserved Orman, Congratulations and excellent work!

  • Alex

    Congratulations! This is truly a great achievement.

  • http://marcialsoto.com Marcial Soto

    Orman is a genius!!! Love Premium Pixels :D

  • amin

    Very happy to here this… keep rock

  • http://www.webdizajn.ws/izrada-sajtova/ izradasajtova

    Amazing ! Congrats Orman!

  • http://www.technocruze.com/ Ady

    Woah! That’s a huge milestone pal. So glad to know about this :) Kudos to your work. Godspeed!

  • http://www.rzdesign.nl Ricardo de Zoete

    Happy Orman Clark Day, Orman Clark! You deserve it!

  • http://consult.ee SEO Consult

    Wow, congratulations. You got some nice themes.

  • gfxnav

    Congratulations Orman…keep it up! :D

  • http://upreseller.com Nguyen Minh Khoi

    Wow, a big goal made by a designer. I really like a person like that. This is right way to become bigger with higher level. Cheers!

  • http://blurosemedia.com Adam

    Congrats Orman! Very impressive indeed.

  • http://www.wpcdn.com/ Mark Bailey

    Congratulations! Very, very, very well deserved!

  • http://www.dianavcarrico.com Dee

    Huge huge fan of Orman, so it’s amazing to see him reaching the TOP!

    Keep rockin’ Orman! :)

  • http://www.heartdisksolutions.com HeartDisk

    You Rocks Orman

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/behzadg behzad

    congrats Orman

  • chris reynolds

    whoa! cooooooooooll

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/DirtyProductions Dirty Productions

    Congratulations! Good work! :)

  • http://theuprightone.com Rachid

    Very well done. Great talent and hard work. Glad you have reaped the rewards, respect and admiration of 1000s of budding graphic designers, artists, freelancers, uninspired doodlers. Keep it up and all the success for the future..nice dog by the way, treat it to a brontosaurus bone! Happy clicking happy days.

  • http://www.bdtheme.com Selim Rana

    Congratulation!

  • http://www.franksiano.com Frank

    Congrats Bro. I’ve always been a fan of your work.

  • http://www.bestpsdfreebies.com Michael Reimer

    Congrats Orman! You deserve it.

  • John Quimera

    parabêns amigo, você é uma inspiração,.

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/arsius ARSIUS

    Nice work. Hard work can pay off, congrats. Well deserved.

  • KG

    Amazing work great go go go!

  • jeffer

    awesome news, congratz!

    maybe it’s now time to bring your wordpress themes to joomla :)

  • http://www.r27.co.uk Rajesh Pancholi

    Top Man!!

  • ManiSsa

    Congratulations

  • http://www.e-motionegypt.com Mohamed Hamdy

    Congratulations man :)

  • http://www.clemenswijers.com Clemens

    Congratulations!

  • http://covaun.com Covaun

    Way to go Orman. Congratulations.

  • http://www.m1design.gr Manos

    Congrats Orman.

  • http://www.outletsuche.com Marcus

    Congrats Orman! Great work!

  • http://www.heritagei.com heritagei

    Great work! Congrats.

  • sakib

    congrats dude

  • http://davidlano.com David Lano

    Congratulations Orman! I loved reading your story – very inspirational and such an encouragement. You are my new role model. :)

  • Jude

    Just mind blowing Orman. Well done….keep u your good work….

  • http://inphocusmedia.com inPhocus Media

    Congratulations, we are proud of the work you have been able to accomplish and we have learned a lot from you as well.

    Glad you are getting the credit and attention you deserve for your hard work.

  • http://www.teelac.com everytuesday

    Congrats! Have loved your themes and will continue to support you :) Great interview!

  • Scott Wills

    What an inspiration it is to see how far someone can take an opportunity such as the Envato Marketplaces and not only make a living out of it but enjoy what they do. There in itself is a lesson for life: Work hard, set goals, take opportunities and try to enjoy what you do. Great interview, great photos, and impeccable ThemeForest themes. Congratulations, Orman, and best wishes for the future.

  • http://graphicriver.net/user/djjeep djjeep

    Well Deserved Orman, Congratulations and excellent work! Good luck in the future! ;)

  • http://themeforest.net/user/themedizain ThemeDizain

    Congrats, Orman.

  • http://tobias-arhelger.de/ Teka77

    congrats! and great interview !

  • http://www.mehmetsali.com Mehmet Sali

    Great work.

  • http://vibrance.co Bryan McAnulty

    Congratulations Orman!

  • shawnqiang

    Great work Orman! Waiting for your next 1 million.

  • Krypto

    You truly are a role model! Gratz!

  • http://www.jesusherman.com J Herman

    Wow! Congratulations! Really inspiring stuff!

  • Warren

    Respect due. Top man.

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/megustamusic MeGustaMusic

    This is truly inspirational, congratulations on your hard work and good predisposition !

  • Ada

    gr8 website, with gr8 content by gr8 authors

  • http://simplypixels.net Patrik Larsson

    I knew this day was close! :)

    Congratulations and I wish you all the success for the future!

  • http://themolitor.com/shop THE MOLITOR

    ENG-GU-LUND!!!

  • http://www.royeproductions.com Roye

    You are an inspiration, congrats!

  • http://www.endlessstudio.com Min

    Congrats!!!

  • http://highergroundstudio.com Higher Ground Studio

    Congrats! Would you release the quality assurance list for all of us small guys? :D

    I love your themes and would love to know your process.

  • http://thewebsitetuner.com HiTekMom

    Congratulations Orman!

    If I wasn’t busy home-educating our children…I could see doing this. Meanwhile, I’m happy offering yours, and other theme creators, professional products.

    Ciao,
    HiTekMom

  • http://www.jobyj.in Joby Joseph

    Really good and touching life.

  • Sagar

    Congratulations man! take a bow! Share the secret of your succcess

  • http://mnmwebworks.com Matthew Upton

    Congratulations Orman! May you be the first to reach $2 million in sales.

  • http://www.ronaldmason.com Ronald

    Awesome man, congrats!

  • Omar Waleed

    Congrats, Orman.

  • http://www.stormgate.co.uk/blog/ StormGate

    Congrats! A good bit of inspiration.

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/meyersph Meyer

    Wow, congratulations buddy! I bet next year or in the next two years he’ll be in the two million dollar mark. :D

  • http://www.clubvibe.co.za Andre Malan

    Very inspiring words – great work! Congratulations are very well deserved.

  • Bruceton

    Good. Now maybe he will stop slagging off ThemeForest on his twitter account all the time. I love how a while ago when someone said to him on twitter that he had made $100,000′s worth of money from TF he denied it. Looks like the truth is out, Orman.

  • http://www.sanapix.com sanapix

    Well Done Buddy! Hope For All Developers the Best.

  • Joshua

    @OrmanClark: Congrats! I have always admired your work.

  • Frank Pizzacalla

    Unbelievable! Amazing work Orman!

    Congratulations on a truly remarkable milestone… keep pushing those pixels out to the world, we love it!

  • http://www.spingle.net Bluenila

    Congrats Orman.. Great Achievement..

  • http://www.gomah.fr/ Gomah

    Really impressive, congrats!

  • http://linkdesigns.net Ntl0820

    Way to go Orman! Definitely deserved!

  • http://www.digitalwebs.co.uk digitalwebs

    I think your success is inspiration to us all. It’s certainly inspired me to take more of an active role on Theme Forest. The lesson here is always maintain high standards!

  • http://themesforge.com Ed

    wow – delighted for you Orman and the rest of the themezilla crew – you are an inspiration for all of the rest of us themeforest authors

  • http://seraphimchris.com SeraphimChris

    Congrats! Another good inspiration to reach my goal. All the best for your future sales!

  • Veedub3

    Awesome job! What a milestone…….congrats!!

  • http://yliv.ru Yliv

    Congrats!

  • http://www.downgraf.com Maan

    Congrats Orman !

  • http://www.swl-pc.com Brandon

    Maybe I will try out some of your work. I know there are some good authors here but omg there are some really bad ones too. I only started shopping here for about a month now and out of my 6 purchases only 2 where worth it. It would not be so bad if I could get some decent support form the ones that are full of bugs. I am not going to mention the ones I am talking about but its so bad I am getting really close to the point I will not buy another thing from themeforest. It would be nice if there was a list of the good authors here. I cant afford to find to find out by purchasing each item.

  • bboykoma

    Congrats! Now build him a statue!

  • http://www.cafealacarte.de Franjo

    Amazing, congratulations :)

  • http://royallovedesigns.com royallove

    Wow! Congratulations and the photography of you and your workis amazing, many more!

  • http://spal.me Shannon

    Congratulations! Orman has been one of my favorite theme authors for some time, great to see him reach such a milestone.

  • http://seo amit

    Congrats !!!

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  • http://www.quantum-cmg.com Stæven

    I enjoy your themes so much! Don’t you get a gemstone ring?!
    Love your dog too, pretty sure he feels the same.

  • http://audiojungle.net/user/delgibbons?ref=delgibbons Derek Gibbons

    Very, very impressive! I can’t be the only one inspired by this. Brilliant work.

  • http://www.chatrevolve.com Chatroulette

    Wow 1,000,000 worth of saless is huge. Congrats Orman.
    Sweet victory.

  • http://www.carloisles.com Carlo Isles

    Dedication has been paid off. Congrats Orman! :)

  • http://www.maquilaweb.net Wilson Muñoz

    Really inspiring!

  • http://chykalophia.com Ari Krzyzek

    oh wow, that’s cool, congrats Orman :)

  • http://onesmfa.com onesmfa

    Congratulation!!

  • http://www.kitchen18.com Abhishek Daaga

    Excellent one mate!.. Congratulations..

  • http://www.do3tan.ir alireza

    Congratulations You are really good author
    help us to be like you :)

  • http://notacat.com Not a Cat

    Congrats, Orman!

  • http://www.icanbecreative.com/ icanbeCreative

    i don’t usually read this kind of articles, but here we see a man that had accomplish something great. for me it’s very inspirational.

  • http://www.edit-ability.com Tiffany

    Yep…I’d like to think that I had a little bit of something to do with helping Orman reach his goal *Sticking chest out*. You have no clue how many times my clients IMMEDIATELY gravitate to his designs. I call it the “Clark Crush”!

    Seriously congrats…you are a tremendous inspiration to us all. My takeaways:

    My work life is ruled by lists.

    16 hour days and 7 day weeks…hard work does indeed pay off; you’ve just got to keep at it.

    Make sure support is not an afterthought.

    Thanks for the interview Tiam!

  • SpaceRay

    WOW!! Congratulations and happy Power Elite level, you deserve it for working hard for reaching this goal.

    There is a song that inspires very much what you have done so well and have reached the hall of fame

    The Script – Hall of Fame (Lyric) ft. will.i.am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtgoDXEOxTM&feature=relmfu

    From now on when I listen to this song I will remember you and know that is possible to make it.

  • http://hellodesigns.com.mx Hello Designs

    Now that´s inspiring! Keep it up :)

  • http://www.olliedale.co.nz Ollie Dale

    You rock, Orman. Your themes are beautiful and I’m proud to have helped you to your great achievement! Love your work!

  • http://goinventive.co.uk tomsky

    Well done Orman, you’ve always been an inspiration for many people and I truly admire your work. You well deserve it!

  • http://www.lineamilanovic.com Namestaj

    Congrats! Keep up with amazing work Orman!

  • http://alboztech.com Leddie Malik

    Congr8 M8 :) !!! Im So Happy For You :)

  • http://deerdesign.com Herman

    Wow! Congratulations :)

  • http://worknonwork.com Pete Rosenzweig

    Outstanding Orman! I’ve been a happy customer on several occasions and I can squarely say you deserve this!

  • http://webandall.be Kenny

    Congrats ;)

  • Matt

    I’ve not purchased one of your themes, but that’s not to say they’re not well-designed and inspirational. Congrats to you on your success!

  • http://olharesinsolitos.com Luis Miguel

    Congratulations Orman and keep it up… I love your work !!!

  • http://www.mashappslabs.com Ady Ngom

    A very well deserved milestone, I as a coder have used his premiumpixels.com resources endless times to give style to a concept and have enjoyed his WP themes. I can only wish him even more success and a faster reach of the second million.
    Congrats!!!

  • Candido

    I haven’t seen your work but i know it take a lot of work to do what you do!!!

  • http://csspress.com csspress

    Good designs good designer!

  • http://www.cquinndesign.com Chris Quinn

    I’ve always enjoyed your work, and you’re site is awesome for freebies! How do you manage all the time for these things?

  • Bruno

    Congrats!!! :D Also thank you for all your freebies.

  • http://www.mnuworld.com Anto Khan

    Congratulation Man :) Its Party Time!

  • http://www.jeremysweazy.com Jeremy Sweazy

    Congrats! Love your work

  • Mandi Duleen

    Congratulations Orman! You are an inspiration to us all!
    Blessing to you and your beautiful family. :)

  • Emmanuel .M

    Congratulations. Absolute inspiration.

  • http://minigig.com Ash

    Outstanding. Excellent work! Love your designs! Congratulations!

  • http://www.premiumwp.com/ Jonathan

    Congratulations on the achievement. Well done, and keep up the good work.

  • http://www.gandacena.com Ganda Cena

    Congratulations, nice work and great designer… Lets have more :)

  • http://www.tritonseo.com/ Ollie

    Very inspiring interview (I’m going to stop procrastinating and get back to work now!) and major congratulations to Orman.

  • http://www.graphicblueprint.com Brandon Halliburton

    Congrats!

  • Efe

    Congrats!!!

    I’m truly inspired, this was just what I needed to read. Working long crazy hours, weird sleeping habits, tricky work/life balance. You’ve practically described my existence right now (part from the $1 million bit :D). Makes me feel that i’m not alone and it’s all not a waste of time. This does pay off eventually.

    Inspired!

  • Paul

    Many, many congrats. Awesome work. Drinks on you ;-)

  • http://www.finalmethod.com finalmethod

    Amazing! Congrats!

  • http://www.khairulazmi.com Khairul

    Congrats man,
    keep up the excellent work!

  • LeKook

    Congrats, that’s really cool!! :D

  • http://smileerror.info smileerror

    Many, many congrats

  • http://www.cjob.de/ Julian

    Congratulations, I’m very impressed, the interview is fantastic too!

  • http://m1p.org Greg

    Congratulations! Great article. Love your work.

  • http://www.guidethailande.fr/ Steve

    You are amazing man, congratulations!!! :)

  • http://themeforest.net/user/JoNa JoNa

    Congrats!

  • http://www.simonswiss.com Simon

    Wooo! Congratulations!

    Quick question: How hard (or easy) is it to work from home with a small child?

    I am considering leaving my day-job and focusing on freelancing from home, but my new-born child (4 days old!) is already showing me the challenges of actually finding time to work while looking after him! :-)

  • http://tabvn.com Toan

    Wow, Congrats! , you doing very great job.

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  • http://dribbble.com/pixelninja Ivo Ivanov

    Congratulations! Your work is awsome!
    I wanna be like you when I grow up ;)

    Keep going!

  • http://www.masucok.com Mas Ucok

    Congrats! I want to be like you! :)

  • http://scottsdalecomputing.com Scottsdale Computing

    He definitely deserves it! I own probably half of this themes that he has created and have used them for a multitude of projects. Great to see his success!

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  • http://www.freedomstudios.co.za Graham

    A big congrats!

    I have been following Orman from the start and have also purchased some of his themes. It is very cool to see him reach this achievement.

    Well done indeed :)

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  • http://jotaylor.me jo

    I don’t know if you have time to read all these comments, Orman, but they are testament to a Super Quality Personality! Some real gems of wisdom there, especially the one about being accountable to someone other than yourself. Sincere congratulations on a well deserved achievement.

  • http://drebopedia.tumblr.com Dreb

    Right personality plus hard work equals Orman Clark.

  • http://www.salahelimam.com Salah Elimam

    Wow, Congrats! , you doing very great job Orman.

  • http://www.kirsehirmedya.com kırşehir haber

    Wow… Congrats Oman….. I love your premium pixel wordpress theme

  • http://mumtasir.info mumtasir

    Congrats, Orman……….

  • http://dribbble.com/ItsMillerTime65 Matt

    Congratulations Orman! This was a very inspiring story.

    P.S. Your dog is absolutely beautiful! : )

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  • http://www.commentgrandir.fr Sebastian

    Congratulations man !

    By the way, nice desktop and dog ! :)

    Keep going !

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  • Don

    Congratulations! Your themes are excellent. I used one of yours for over two years and it really gave my website a professional look.

  • http://pccom-nuernberg.de R. Hagn

    Congratulations – Your themes are awesome… well done

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  • http://www.creativeinspira.com Faraz Ahmad

    Congratulation Orman and Team!

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  • Osman

    Wooo! Congratulations!
    Quick question: How hard (or easy) is it to work from home with a small child?
    I am considering leaving my day-job and focusing on freelancing from home, but my new-born child (4 days old!) is already showing me the challenges of actually finding time to work while looking after him! :-)

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  • Alexander

    Orman!Congrats! =)

  • http://csit.co.in Vikas Khunteta

    You rock man! nothing is more than important than self satisfaction…….. you are living the life you deserve for…

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  • http://www.populerkan.com/entries/order/user/6367 Alvi

    Congratulation Orman Clark!
    You did great job!

  • http://www.neo-serv.net Neo-Serv

    Congratulations to Mr. Clark! :) I love his work and especially the PSD freebies at PremiumPixels :)

  • Dean

    Hey Orman

    I have used a few of your theme cudos to you. I have a question for you that sometimes seems to be daunting to new developers and that is how did you beat the creative lapse that sometimes comes?

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