Happy Peerapong Day: Second Marketplace Author to Sell $1,000,000+!

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Congratulations to our second Power Elite author Peerapong! Peerapong has been a member of the Envato community for 2 years and in that time has amassed 2,754 followers! He surpassed $1,000,000+ worth of sales in the last month and has worked exceedingly hard to get there! Peerapong’s story is inspirational and we are so proud to have him as a leader in our community.

As a Power Elite author Peerapong receives a day in his honor and a special Power Elite care pack including the Power Elite ring. We’ve interviewed Pete (as he likes to be called away from the Marketplaces) for Peerapong Day and we hope you enjoy reading about his incredible journey to this milestone.

Happy Peerapong Day Everyone!

Interview with Power Elite Author Peerapong:

When we found out Peerapong was close to the $1,000,000+ milestone we asked him to answer some important questions for us. In his interview, Pete (as he prefers to be known) tells us about not giving up, being an Envato author in Thailand and what this milestone means to him as an author and designer. If you fancy yourself a future Power Elite author, read closely and see if you can pick up some tips!

Congratulations Pete, how does it feel to have sold over $1,000,000 of items?

It’s unbelievable. I never thought I could sell themes worth a million dollars in this short period of time (I am 28 years old). Back in 2008, I was still unemployed and had failed with so many web products. I still remember, before I knew about ThemeForest, I was ready to give up on the internet and web technology because I had tried so hard to come up with many web projects and they had all failed. So I started thinking

Is this the right thing for me to do for the rest of my life?.

But when I found ThemeForest unintentionally (I saw ThemeForest ads on Twitter app), I started learning more about the Envato Marketplaces and how they work. Then I decided to give it a try and it turned out to be one of the best decisions in my life.

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

Honestly, it reminds me how far everybody can go if they never give up. But it doesn’t make me feel that I am a better author than others at all. Everything changes so fast in this industry and I still need to learn and improve myself all the time.

Btw, the power elite ring is so cool. I love it! 😀

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

I work around 8-16 hours a day on support and theme design. Sometimes I work every day (even on the weekend) LOL! I think the reason I spend long hours working on my job is that I never feel like I am working at all. I could spend hours finishing the latest part of a theme on the weekend instead of going out for movie or a trip. It sounds weird but it’s really true 😀


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

Of course 😀 My first photography theme was rejected 4-5 times. At the time, I was angry first. Once I calmed down I started digging deeper and listening to the rejection reasons the reviewer gave. I tried harder to find the weak spots in my design. After that first failed theme, I improved but still got rejected 2-3 times before getting many of my themes approved. I realized that the reviewer’s suggestions are valuable information to help you to improve your product. Many of the reviewer’s suggestions have improved my themes 🙂

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

Anything is possible if you try harder and have the right attitude. Take me as an example. I come from small country (I lived in Bangkok, Thailand) and English is not my fluent language. Before I joined ThemeForest, I was unemployed and ready to quit making web products.

I was told by so many people that I was wrong when I decided to quit my part time job to work full time on the ThemeForest Marketplace. I got many rejections before my first theme was even approved. I was not a talented designer and coder but I have improved and now work even harder to improve my skills.So please, never give up even in the darkest day of your life. 🙂

What is your office space like?

It’s a bit untidy. I have 1 Macbook Pro with Cinema display. Sometimes after spending hours working, my desk is full of papers :D. I also sometimes go out and work from cafe (Starbucks) when I need to refresh my eyes and ideas. It always helps 🙂


How do you get inspiration for your designs?

Like many other authors. I love CSS gallery sites and other design blog posts. For example; “Best 50 websites blah blah…”. I love interior design too, so I spend some time each day on many interior and home design sites.

What is the best thing about your job?

You can really work on your vision, ideas and see how people respond to your work in a really competitive market. I used to be software engineer who worked on projects in which customers and my boss told me what to do, even when I knew it was not the right approach or there was better way. The ThemeForest marketplace is so competitive that you really have to improve and learn new things all the time and that makes my job more exciting!

If you could choose any space in the world and create a design for it, where would it be and what would you make?

Currently I am in process of building my first home. I work with a very talented interior designer and it’s a great result. I’ve always wanted to create a beautiful design resort in the mountains of Thailand. I hope someday in the future, I will build a great resort or houses in Khao Khor, Khao Yai or Pai (and other places) in Thailand 🙂


How do you keep motivated and inspired?

I read stories about many talented people in the world. Many of them are successful at very young age and it has inspired me. When I’ve had a bad day, I remind myself about these people’s stories. Most of them failed many times but they didn’t give up and that is the reason they succeeded. It teaches me to try even harder and get back to the right attitude.
Also, I think the way the Envato Marketplaces work motivate me too. For example, the paw badge, monthly ranking, breaking monthly record blog post etc. Everyone wants to break the record right? LOL 😀


What is the hardest part about your job?

I think motivation is also the hardest part. For example, when your sales are rising for many months sometimes it makes you feel more comfortable and stop making new products or learning new things. When that happens it will hurt your sales because this is a very competitive market.

If you stop learning then there are so many people around the world who will come up with great new products.

Is there anything else you would like to say?

In the last 2 years, my life has completely changed. I always think I am very lucky to have joined this great community as well as great Marketplace at the right time. I would like to say “Thank you very much” to Collis and everyone in the Envato team for creating this great opportunity for everyone. Wherever you live there is an opportunity to succeed in the Envato Marketplaces.

A huge thank you from all of us at Envato, Pete. We appreciate you sharing your story and reminding us of what can be achieved with a little hard work!

Once again, Congratulations and Happy Peerapong Day!

*All photos taken by Guillaume Megevand.

  • Skellie

    Very inspiring to hear Pete’s story, and love the photos :).

    Congratulations Peerapong!

  • Ahmad

    cong……………..

  • uniquefx

    Congratulations! A truly inspirational story.Thanks for sharing it.

  • Pison

    Congrats man! Keep up the good work.

  • Keith

    Congrats dude, well deserved.

  • John Smith

    Great story and great works! Best of luck to you, Pete!

  • myjilson

    This is awesome…. I wonder when I can reach that mountain!
    Congrats mate!

  • Nathan

    That’s amazing! Well done!

  • harya aditia

    Great story, congratulation peerapong!

  • Willie Brown

    Congratulations dude! You’ve made some great themes man!

  • The Candace B.

    Great Job! This is amazing!

    Happy Peerapong Day!

  • Wil Webs

    This is amazing! Congratulations, Pete. Keep the great themes coming!

  • gfxmotion

    Congratulations!

  • Collis Ta’eed

    Woohoo!! Congrats Pete! Very, very well deserved!

  • Cyan

    Congrats Pete!!!! 🙂 Yay!

  • Muhammed Yasin ERDOĞAN

    Congratulations Peerapong!

  • Vijay

    Many many many congratulations pete.

  • Peach

    Congratulation to Peerapong.

    Going against our norms (I’m Thai too by the way) is surely hard, but showing them what we are capable of like what you’ve done will likely teach the naysayers something. 🙂

  • sike

    Congrats! Very impressed.

  • Graphic-Studio

    Congratulations peerapong!

    I Have some of your themes!

  • Istomin-Stroganov

    Congratulation!!

  • Hackerkuper

    congrats for Peerapong!
    Great work, wish I could be like you xD

  • Erik

    Aw man, what a nice post (and guy). That’s awesome – congratulations and thanks for sharing your story.

  • Adrian Try

    Incredible, Pete – congratulations. I’m about to head out and buy a cake to celebrate Peerapong day!

  • amzee

    oh WOW 🙂

  • vivid

    ยินดีด้วยครับ 🙂

  • SoundRodigy

    Nice guy! Keep pushing your limits!

  • Misel D.

    Congrats Peerapong!

  • Taufan E

    you are awesome. this story is really inspiring me

  • comfixclub

    ยินดีด้วยจริงๆ ครับ กับความสำเร็จของคนไทยอีกคน

  • saqib

    Congrats Peerpong 🙂 keep up the Great work

  • Hendriono

    Congrats Peerapong! You are my inspiration…

  • khampol

    Congratulations Peerapong!

  • Igor

    Congratulations Peerapong, this is truly an inspiring story and shows what can be done with right attitude, persistence and hard work. Keep it up!

  • LCweb

    Very inspiring story! Congrats Pete!

  • Aminul

    Owao!

    Congrats Peerapong!

  • Jeff Adams

    Very well done!!!!

  • Marcos

    Hi Peerapong, you really looks like a satisfied, down to earth person. I will take your congenialness as an idol for my work.
    Wish you the best with building your new home. Greetings from Hamburg Germany Marcos (TemplateRockers)

  • Era89

    Congratulations 🙂

  • Internets

    Pete, excellent job! You are an inspiration to us all. I am so motivated to excel in development skills so I may one day have the opportunity to be so privileged and honored to have my name on this wall.

  • Internets

    The real winner here though is Collis Ta’eed’s bank account :drool:

  • InternalWealth

    I think one of the most amazing things is not only have you surpassed the 1M mark, but that individuals like myself can utilize the incredible tools that you provide… and we too can create a fantastic lifestyle for ourselves.

    A huge THANK-YOU for doing what you do Pete. Your dedication to your trade has helped me provide food and shelter for my children… and it has allowed me the opportunity to work from home – where I am close to them and can give them the attention they deserve.

    Beautiful themes. Wonderful work. Huge appreciation.

  • oil change coupons

    Congratulation peerapong!!

  • Joe Jenkins

    Very inspirational, thank you and congratulations

  • Jerome Collinge

    Great post, congratulations, this type of stuff motivates the hell out of me, enjoy the elite ring man 🙂

  • Boris

    I love the way you’re radiating positivity, congrats!

  • Max

    Very well done!!!!
    Congratulations Peerapong.

  • Simon

    Awesome feel good story, makes me want to learn how to design wordpress themes right now!

    Congratulations to you Peerapong!

    Simon

  • Michiel

    Nice interview. Congrats Pete! Keep it up, don’t retire yet!

  • WongYoung

    Worth learning

  • JDesign

    คนไทย….ไม่แพ้ชาติใดในสามโลก อิอิ ยินดีด้วยครับ

  • taweesak

    ยินดีด้วยครับ เก่งมากเลยครับ

  • Thomas

    Congratulations m8 🙂

    Great story too!

  • neo

    you’re great my countryman…congrat peerapong 🙂

  • ChiangMaiWebSiteDesign

    น้องเป็นตัวอย่างที่ดีของเวปเดเวลล๊อปเปอร์ไทยเลยครับ ผมขอซูฮกจากหัวใจ

  • Aengus

    Great work. Fantastic how you have made a career out of this marketplace and have really helped so many other designers.

    Keep it up.

  • Brenda Malone

    Congratulations Peerapong! You are an inspiration to us all!

    • Yes truly inspirational.

    • Thuso

      Hear! Hear! And a 50 cheers! Yeah. Congrats Bro 🙂

  • Loyal2Design

    Congratz Pete!

    Always loved your work, so…on to the next 2mil 😀

    -Joe
    LOYAL2DESIGN

    http://graphicriver.net/user/loyal2design/

  • Mark

    Congratulations Pete! And congratulations Envato!

    I hope Collis and everyone at Envato will use this man’s success story to motivate them to keep the marketplace grounded. So many times, success goes awry. Keep it real Envato, and we’ll keep coming back! Thank you!

  • Vineet

    Congratulation dude ! you realy inspired me

  • Vineet

    Congratulations dude ! you inspired me 😀

  • Untrue

    คุณเจ๋งมาก

    • คุณเป็นแบบอย่างที่ดีของคนรุ่นใหม่

  • What a great success story, lovely to find out so much more about you, Pete, many congratulations! Come back and show us pictures of the new home you are building, sounds fascinating! 🙂

    • Fahmid

      I wanna see his new home!

    • Reza, ProAudio

      I wonder how it looks like 🙂

  • Mike

    Congratulations Peerapong!

    Mike

  • Lauriemar

    Congratulations on your well merited day Peerapong 🙂

  • Congratulations!

    Great story – very inspirational and uplifting!

  • Brandon Jones

    Congratulations Peerapong! Keep up the great work and may God continue to richly bless you!

  • Very cool Peerapong! CHAI-YO CHAI-YO CHAI-YO

  • Peerapong,your story is really inspiring and motivating fellow Envato authors do more.
    Hope you will find the first place very soon.

  • Akhtar

    Congratulations Peerapong!

  • PerfectFX

    Awesome story! Very glad to see this smile of a man who actually did such a great way.. Very inspiring!

  • Shad Romero

    Congrats Peerapong,

    Reading this success story has given me more of push to keep moving forward. May success continue to shine on you Peerapong

  • Simon

    Congratulations – impressive milestone!

  • mentallake

    This is so cool!!! I start working on theme design just few weeks ago and your story really inspires me 😀

    (Congrats from Thailand Pete!!)

  • สุดยอดครับพี่
    เก่งมากๆ เลยครับ
    พี่เป็นแรงบันดาลใจให้กับคนไทย หลายๆคนลุกขึ้นมาปฏิวัติตัวเอง พี่ได้ตอกย้ำให้ชาวต่างชาติได้รู้ว่าคนไทย ไม่แพ้ชาติใดในโลก
    ขอให้ยอดขายพี่พุ่งขึ้นเรื่อยๆ เลยนะครับ สู้ๆ

  • Congratulations man, I envy you.

  • Deow

    Congratulations Peerapong!

  • Congrats Pete!

  • aodblog

    ยินดีด้วยครับ คนไทยไม่แพ้ชาติใดในโลก

  • Wow, that is truly great! Way to go Pete!

  • ArtCroky

    BRAVO Peerapong !!!!

  • visualswift

    Your story is inspirational Pete. I offer my sincere congratulations on reaching this amazing milestone. Here is to the next million!

    Michael

  • loswl

    A Big CONGRATS! keep up the good work and delivery of great products 🙂

  • Congo Pete!

    Does anyone know who is the 1st author to hit $1M

  • WPHead

    Congrats Pete! Keep up the great work and thanks for inspiring us all! 🙂

  • Bryan Fodness

    Awesome, Pete! Congrats, and continued success to you!

  • ganok

    wow !!! this is thai people. congrats! Pee

  • Sachin Joshi

    congratulation Pete. Really Inspirational.

  • Nutrawee

    Congrats krab, I will try harder and never give up 😀

  • Circlenumber

    อย่าหยุดคับยังไปต่อได้อีก

  • Jon

    Wow congrats to you man keep up the great work!

  • Dee maak!
    Khob khun khrap Pete.

  • Big achievement, congrats!

  • Epicness!

  • Congrats man… U deserve it!!!

  • WOW ! Fantastic baby !

  • Great story. Very happy I read it.
    Talent + Perseverance + a Mac + lots of Coffee = stories like this. Can happen to anyone! 🙂

  • WOW! thats extraordinary, happy to hear about your success!

  • Trond

    Amazing work, Pete!

  • I’m absolutely speechless, it’s hard to continue now, isn’t it 😉 But always keep it up, I congratulate you – you are hero!

  • zippanx

    Youre story is a motivation for me to continue try even harder

  • Congratulations Peerapong! You’re a true inspiration for all the failure designer like me 🙂 I got much hope from your experience that someday even my theme would compete in the community. Good Job! And a Great Good Luck. God Bless You.

  • iModDesign

    คุณคือคนที่จุดประกายให้ผม
    My Idol = Peerapong
    Thank you….

  • Renan Gurgel

    Congrats! Never give up is the point!

  • lipmon

    Congratulation Peerapong !

    สุดยอดมากๆเลยครับ พี่

  • Congratulationssssssss!!!!!!!!

  • Gotosira

    I’m glad and happy for peerapong 🙂 Thais have best skill in work dedication. Inspiring and considering from the place he lives and stays for work, it should be a story to many who do not love what they do and, as a result, fail to grab their successful future.

  • love

    ดีใจด้วยนะคะคุณเก่งมาก

  • Congratulations Mr.Peerapong. You are young and very rich.

  • Saronkorn Seuyouyong

    Great work. Fantastic wow Thailand!!!

  • Reza, ProAudio

    Congratulations Pete!

  • Mahunnop

    ยินดีด้วยนะครับ กับความสำเร็จ สำหรับการทำเทมเพลตสวยๆ ออกมาขายคนทั่วโลก และก็ดีใจที่ได้ได้เห็นคนไทยหาตังเก่งๆ ก็อยากลองทำบ้าง 🙂

  • TheoB

    Respect for Thai warriors 🙂

  • Its always awesome to hear these things. What a great story.

  • Big Brother

    Congratulations, Peerapong! Good job! You are an inspiration to me…..

  • Congrats, Pete! Really great interview! Is that the Steve Jobs biography I see on the floor there? 😉

    • Yes, and you see hear is pete’s Biography 😛

  • Awesome….!!! You are inspiring!!

  • Congo Pete! love all you great work 😉

  • Happy Peerapong everybody, gratz Pete. The photos and story are great. (nice ring, too)

  • Many Many Congratulations….. Peerapong
    And a great future ahead…

  • excellent man i loved your interview and i am doing keep this interview with me for the inspiration. If it can be achieved why can’t we achieve

  • QuadCodes

    Congrats! You Deserve it… Don’t forget to take off this weekend & enjoy your success.

  • Thomas

    congratulations!

  • Josh Sprague

    Woot! This is exciting, have always loved your work and look forward to more awesomeness in the years to come 🙂

  • congratulations man! may u got more succEss
    i hope u will give some buy one get one free theme on this event 🙂

  • CodingJack

    Incredible achievement Peerapong 🙂

  • Pavon Dunbar

    Congratulations Pete!! I wish you continued success and lots of happiness!!

    Pavon (California, USA)

  • Congratulations! What a great achievement!

  • Thanks pete for giving us a lesson, “Never Give Up”, and btw Congratulations. You are awesome. 🙂

  • COOOOOONGRATS!

  • Michael

    Keep Selling Pete! Make it $2,000,000!

  • Congratulations Pete! You are a role model for all of us 🙂

  • Wow, congratulations! Great great great achievement! Keep up the fantastic work

  • Vinay

    Congrats Pete

  • congrats

    wow wonderfully, you are amazing theme developer.

  • neruda

    Happy Peerapong Day! Well deserved. Congratulations!

  • Varun

    Woot congratulation!!
    ผมดีใจมากเลยครับที่มีคนไทยติดอันดับบนเว็บยอดเยี่ยมอย่างงี้

    chai yo!!

  • Surendra Vikram Singh

    Congrats Peerapong!!

  • Well done Pete!!!!!!!
    Great interview 🙂

  • Yeah Pete!!!!!!!
    Great interview 🙂

  • vanessa

    WOW, I’m proud of you!! I am 22 and just built my business so when I see you people on the same path I emotionally connect. Congrats!!!

  • สุดยอดมากคับ เป็นแบบอย่างให้หลายๆคนได้ดีเลย

  • iPomz

    Cool

  • Congratulations.

    Thai People.

  • ranfirefly

    Amazing!

    Congratulation.

  • Gahlot Raj

    Congrats Peerapong 🙂

  • Congratulation peerapong!!!!!!! . My idol

  • Inspiring interview. Congrats! 😀

  • Congrats ยินดีด้วยนะครับ คุณสุดยอดมาก

  • โหห ขายกันขนาดนี้เลยเหรอครับ สุดยอดมากกกกกกกกก ยินดีด้วยนะครับ

  • สุดยอดเลยครับ คนไทยย ยินดีด้วยนะครับ

  • Congratulations!

  • edukatif toys

    caongratsssss mas brooo

  • RaeShantael

    Congratulations Pete,

    I bought some of your templates here and they are absolutely wonderful. Keep up the good work.

    Rae

  • Congrats Pete – it always inspires me to read such stories.
    You never ever should give up…. thumbs up – you did it 🙂
    cheers from Munich – Germany

    Daniel

  • David Sala

    That is awesome! I live in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and I didn’t know about this. Congratulations, I wish you the very best for the future! ^_^

  • Congratulations, man! You are great!

  • Saroj

    congratulations Peerapong

  • Ram

    Great Pete…

    Truly motivating, your workplace looks nice with mess!

    Thanks,
    Ram

  • Tobi

    Great work! Hard work sells 😉 Congrats from Germany ! Keep on with ur great work and hold on ur motivation!

  • zalapao

    My idol ><

  • VFXPrim

    That’s awesome!!!!! Congrats!!!

  • ยอดมากครับ ไม่รู้ว่ากว่าจะสำเร็จเหนื่อยแค่ไหนแต่ตอนนี้น่าจะคุ้มค่าแล้วนะครับ

    it’s so COOL…..

  • Hi Pete, congradulations man!! You’re one of my role models here and aswell my life has changed since i started on Themeforest. Wish you the best man!!

    Marius (hogash)

  • Congratulations Peerapong!! Thank you for your work!

  • เจ๋ง นี่แหละคนไทยไม่แพ้ชาติใดในโลกครับ
    เยี่ยมมาก

  • jack8855

    Congratulations Peerapong
    ยินดีเป็นอย่างยิ่ง คุณคือคนไทยที่เก่งสุดยอด

  • Congratulations Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Well done, make more …

    Greetings from Germany
    Olli

  • Kijeka

    Congratulations, Peerapong! Enjoyed reading your story! Best of luck with your future endeavors!

  • eakpisit

    Congratulation!! sold over 30,000,000 Baht 0_o

    ยินดีด้วย สุดยอดมากๆครับ

  • nook

    Are your crazy? ……
    oh yes , I love you way.

    I will learn and start from now.

    Thank you

  • Dreamnaja

    คนไทยไม่แพ้ชาติใดในโลก ^^

  • AJ

    I have to say congratulations and that if this achievement is not inspiration for others, I don’t know what is. I’ve been watching Kriesi and Peerapong since their beginnings and amazing how fast things can happen like this in a short period of time. They make it look easy but at the same time it’s not easy but the trick is to keep at it.

  • Great!! K’Peerapong, Your are my idol and my inspiration.
    I just starting design wordpress theme. ^^

  • พี่สุดยอดมากเลยครับ น้อยคนที่จะทำได้ เก่งมากเลย ขอให้รวยๆยิ่งๆขึ้นไปครับ

  • LaWaughn

    Great for you. It’s hard to believe that themes could generate so much income. Hope to see you back next year with another great record.

  • Congratulations, ยินดีด้วยค่ะ ดีใจที่เห็นคนไทย เก่งๆ ^_^

  • I wish, I could reach there 🙂 Congratulations mate!

  • Elquinto

    Another great success, well deserved! Also want to give the Envato people some recognition for the awesome way of giving this exposure it deserves 🙂

  • Congratulation!

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  • kamnitnoom

    ขอแสดงความยินดีเป็นอย่างยิ่งครับ คุณพีระพงษ์ เป็นการประกาศความยิ่งใหญ่ของคนไทยอีกครั้งหนึ่ง
    ขอบคุณมากครับ ที่สร้างแรงบันดาลใจให้กับคนไทยอีกหลายๆ คน รวมทั้งผมด้วย.

  • Wowww, Congratulation peerapong!!

  • Congrats on such a brilliant success:)

  • That is just awesome. Congratulations from Poland! You are just a great inspiration now for a lot of Envato authors. Greetings!

  • Congrats! 🙂 I just started…

  • Heshan

    Hey! Your story motivated me up. Thanks.. thanks and thanks again.. I’m not going to give up this thing… Im still struggling to get approved but I wont give up… congratulations

  • Congrats! Youre themes are awesome! Greets from Holland.

  • TrueThemes

    Congratulations Pete. Your story is truly inspiring!

    We wish you many more Blessings in the future.

    Cheers 🙂

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  • dreampunchboy

    Congratulations!

  • Congratulations Peerapong!

  • SanSanych

    Well done I Congratulate Peerapong. Such news betray to me big optimism 🙂 And forces for work

  • And..it makes us inspired more than anything else out there in the world..dear Peerapong, thank you so much…and all the best.

  • kampol jongmeesuk

    …เจ๋งมากครับ, คนไทยเก่งอีกแล้ว ..

  • Steve314

    Two thumbs up! Congrats Pete!

  • VegasKev

    Congratulations Peerapong. You deserve it. I love your themes. I’ve purchased 3 of them so far!

  • Petr

    Congrats! Very impressed. 🙂

  • Kallis

    Its almost 4 years, i’m listening your works! Congrats.

  • gorbio

    Congrats and good luck!

  • congrats !!!

  • Congrats! Very good news! 🙂

  • Great Interview and amazing achievement! Congrats Peerapong;)

  • chuck

    Congrats!

  • petiks911

    Wow Congrats! IDOL ^_^ Peerapong ^_^

  • ArnoldCK

    $1 million for real !! That’s almost 100 million in my local currency(Kenya). You could definitely build a hotel/resort with that kind of money here.

    Wow, what an inspiring story. My 1st theme got rejected 2 years and I gave up completely. I felt then that the reviewers were unfair to me, but when I look at my designs today, I find them incredibly hideous.

    So now 2 years later, after reading that you were also rejected multiple times, I will once again give it a shot.

    Thank you for inspiring me and I wish you more sales.

    Respect from Kenya.

  • Congratulations Peerapong!

  • Kriesi

    Congratulations Pete! Welcome to the Club 🙂

  • Youcef

    Congratulations 🙂

  • Niall Flynn

    Inspiring stuff and you sound like a real genuine person, keep up the good work and congrats 🙂

  • Well done!!! now to the next 1m.

  • Congrats Pete! Wish You next milion sell 🙂

  • Birdie

    Way to go!

  • Congratulations!
    This is very inspiring, Keep up the good job 🙂

  • Chris

    Great story, congratulations, well deserved 🙂

  • What an unbelievable earnings.

  • Aii

    +1000 like kub 🙂

  • Wow!!! you are my idol!

  • Great story Peerapong. Love your themes. Keep them coming!

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  • Sean

    Sawadee Krap!

    Congratulations Khun Pete!

    Very inspirational story.

  • Congratulations! 🙂
    Your themes are very beautiful!
    I like them very much!
    Ale

  • Dan

    Great story for both Envato and Pete. How is that 1 million divided? What does Pete take home, $700,000 ?

  • Congratulations, you are an inspiration!

  • Arlee Carson

    Congrats Pete! You deserve this recognition for sure!

    docizzen

  • Very inspirational story. Congrats dude!

    Was going to take a break, but now I think I have to return to the theme I working on.

  • Basz

    Congratulations! This story is inspiring me!!!

  • Great Job Peerapong.
    Thai People.

  • congrats! Pete! you are the man!! 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing your story.
    I have just been rejected for the first time.
    But i feel ready to try another time. Your story provided the necessary push.

  • Lovella

    WOW.

    YOU truly are an inspiration!! THANK you!

    Best of luck!

    Lovella,
    Candidhams

  • Congrats dude and keep up the great work!

  • iannam

    Well done!Congrats!!!Very inspirational story.

    By the way,does anybody know the marketplace for fashion designers looking like themeforest with digital downloads for technical flat sketches?Thank you..

  • amin

    No Words.. fantastic!

  • Caden Grant

    Congrats Pete! You’re my idol 😛 <3

  • ram patil

    congrats ! Thanks for sharing your story.
    This story is inspiring me!!!

  • Linda

    Yeah, CONGRATS! Really!

  • xnorpix

    Congratulations Peerapong! my best wishes for ur further work

  • Congrats!

  • Impressive Pete… I hope you to keep that big smile for a long time 😉
    Really congrats!!

  • davidhughes3d

    Peerapong, this is really amazing. Congratulations to you!!

  • Muzikizum

    My Congratulations, Peerapong 🙂

  • ผมแอบชื่นชมคุณมานานมากแล้ว ขอบคุณที่คุณเป็นแรงบันดาลใจให้กับผม

  • Eric Morris (guitarjock)

    Congratulations Pete!

    Your story is very inspiring…..even to an old guy like me. I am almost 42 and my dream is to be an AudioJungle top author one day. You and your story has reminded me to not give up on that dream!

    Keep going to you hit $2,000,000 and then, don’t stop either!

  • Congratulation Pete !

    You are one amazing young man

  • Big Congratulations dude.. have a great time.. 🙂

  • You super, Pete!

  • william

    congrats

  • Silentmojo

    Gratz mate! Awesome example, great spirit! Keep it up!

  • MOCCHI

    Congratulations Pete!!!

  • ali arslan

    congratsss!

  • Chait

    น่าภาคภูมิใจมากครับ สุดยอดเลย

  • Flactor

    Congratulations, you are an inspiration!

  • A true inspiration for us all, even for us somewhat older folks :-).

    Congratulations Peerapong (Pete)!!!

  • WOW!!! YEAHHHH!

  • music555

    มันยอดมากๆเลยครับ

  • kume

    ยินดีด้วยนะค่ะ คุณ Peerapong บทสัมภาษณ์ของคุณเป็นแรงบันดาลใจมากเลยค่ะ

  • Wantom

    Congrats Peerapong.

    This is an inspirational story. I wish you more successes.

  • luvload

    You theme look very nice. Congratulation.

  • Owen

    ยินดีด้วยครับ สุดยอดมากครับ

  • Congratulations!
    Failure is the pillar of success.

  • Jukoibo

    Fantastic! This has inspired a dream of mine. Thank You!

  • What a great success story, congrats

  • Philism

    Nice one man!
    Congrats

  • xandercorp

    Friend… if I reached that sum… I’d move to the Caribbean and forget all ’bout work.

  • Wow , Congratulation

  • It’s very inspiring for many your people trying to make their lives online, congratulations!

  • เบิร์ด

    สุดยอดไปเลยครับพี่ คนไทยสวดยวดเจียงๆ

  • Musicradio

    wow.. thailand I happy I love Thailand

  • keysha

    congrat for peerapong… i hope for the next can sell more and more… 🙂

  • awesome work.. Congrats Peerapong!!

  • Zielcreative

    Excellent Post! Congrats Pete! I love your themes and enthusiasm. Great pictures. Keep going!

  • Congratulations! From Thailand

  • แสดงความยินดีด้วยครับพี่ เป็นแบบอย่างที่ดีให้คนบ้านเรา

  • FeedThemes.com

    Congratulations Peerapong! Good Jobs!

  • Congratulation kub K. Peerapong, I’m Thai people and see you work since first of 2011 and you’re very nice job. awesome!! Thai people make some amazing… 🙂 cheers!!

  • Congrats man. That is amazing and congratulations on the new house you’re building. Make sure to put up pictures.

  • Ranitha Silva

    Congratulations Pete !!!!!!!! 😉

  • Great Stuff Peerapong!

  • Congrats Peerapong! Best wishes for your future achievements! 🙂

  • lana

    Congrats Pete …you deserve all the success

  • ajmal

    Congratulations Peerapong. Keep working, we are waiting for awesome designs from you.

  • Awesomeness!

  • Pete, I envy your success and you give me motivation to try harder, learn new tools and keep trying. I know the motivation thing all too well.

  • Oh, very good.

  • congratulation send me 50.000 lol

  • Congratulations Peerapong! Keep up the good work!

  • Congrats Pete..
    Such an inspiration..
    We share the same hobby.. Surfing for great Interior Designs and Architecture..

    Here’s my favorite list
    http://www.interiordesignpro.org/blog/100-design-decor-blogs-we-love

  • Great job – I have been trying for three months now to buyild my first template that will “break” into The Marketplace and all I can say is that your work has given the oomph to get up off my butt and get back to trying again!

    Thanks bro!

  • I, along with probably hundreds of others, am now seriously contemplating a shift in my approach to my work as a web developer.

    Thanks for sharing and best wishes.

  • Gonzalo

    Felicitaciones en español! Usted es una fuente de inspiración para todos nosotros! Un brindis a la distancia y saludos desde Buenos Aires Argentina.

  • r0naldosla

    Congratulations Mr.Peerapong. You are young and very rich.

  • Congratulations, very nice story and inspiring! 🙂

  • Koft

    Great inspiration for another Thai people. Cheers !!!

  • สวดดดดยวดดดมากนายยยยย

  • Vahidiravani

    Congratulation Peerapong….

  • Riz

    Congratulations Peerapong.
    you are a really hard working & dedicated person,

  • Well done Pete, thanks for all your great work

  • your freakin awesome peerapong! congratz! That’s the kind of stories I like to hear <3

  • ดีใจด้วยครับ idol อีกคนเลย ขอบคุณที่เป็นแรงบรรดาลใจให้ผล !!

  • Tommy

    Congratulations Peerapong.You are an inspiration to thai people like me. everything we can do amazing thailand

  • congratulations! and very nice interview

  • Wow that is amazing, congrats I couldnt believe that you could be that successful on here…well deserved.

  • zicedemo

    Congratulations!

    Your themes are very beautiful!

  • lex

    คนไทยลองทำอะไรแล้วไม่แพ้ชาติใดในโลก

    นายเจ๋งมาก

  • I bought your theme at http://www.mojo-themes.com/item/aroi-cafe-and-restaurant-wordpress-theme/?r=wpexplorer

    It has been a nightmare for me and many others as you can see in the comments.

    if you go to my site it has been infested with malware and it is because of a problem in the theme. Are you willing to back up your products and fix bugs and weaknesses?

  • Ozzy Mac

    มาร่วมยินดีและภูมิใจครับ

  • Congratulations

  • eric

    What a great story and true inspiration!

    Happy Peerapong Day everyone!

  • wow Big CONGRATS! keep up the good work

    i like

  • Wow….congrats Pete…. was thinking of becoming an author… now I am sure..will surely become an author…

  • John

    Put your feet up and crack a few Changs, you deserve it. Congrats it is reassuring to see even top designers have their self-doubts. Keep up the good work.
    Cheers.

    -John

  • Ivor

    We’re so happy for you man. Congratulations!

  • webstuff

    Dude! Congratulations! You are an inspiration to people like me who don’t even have a picture or avatar yet. Wow.
    Keep going, and may God bless you even further!

  • Very inspiring! Glad to see someone work so hard and have it pay off.

  • Daniel

    Regards From Chile, Go Go Go!!!

  • Peerapong!!
    Great work! Very talented author and good human beeing!!
    Congratulations!!

  • Your designs are truly awe inspiring! You’re a great artist and I wish you many blessings for you and yours. You’ve earned it!

  • mark

    Great story – Nice One

  • ไปเตะบอลกัน

  • Congratulation!!!

  • Absolutely deserved,you have a great attitude my friend,congratulations 🙂

  • Hey Pete

    Congratz on the big achievement. You do some cool stuff.

    Cheers

    Lester

  • Well, good work, I am happy for you!

  • Vahid Ta’eed

    That was lovely and truly inspiring – thank you Pete for helping make Envato an amazing place.

  • KBOC

    Congratulations
    Your’re the best.

  • duneglow

    Congratulations P. I may be responsible for buying one third of your profits so dinner is on you. 🙂

  • Congratulation Pete Keep walking Fighto!!

  • winan

    เก่งจังครับ ขอให้มีผลงานดีๆออกมาเรื่อยๆไป

  • Frans

    Congratulations Peerapong

  • rod

    Congratulations + (เก่งมาก)

  • Azamat

    Congratulations Pete ! 🙂

  • Congratulations นายทำได้ไง..

  • Amazing Thailand! Congratulations Peerapong!…
    You are an inspiration to me….

  • Congrats! I love the mindset. You truly deserve all the success that you have set out for.

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  • May

    Congratulations, Pete
    You are the amazing guy, keep up your fabulous work ^^
    Achieve new milestone soon!!!

  • you are inspiring me a lot !!!!!!

    thank you for your hard work!!!!!!

  • Congo man Even I am working hard to earn from Evanto market place. Hope I will be the next peerapong

  • Mia Lazar

    This is real something, Great.

  • Congrats Peerapong. Lately I’ve been visiting to Themeforest to find new themes, and I always see your name as Top Authors 😉

    Hopefully there’ll be more people will the elite members.

    ps: I think Envato really appreciate their authors 🙂

  • พูลลาภ วีระธนาบุตร

    เพื่อนผมแชร์บทสัมภาษณ์นี้เข้ามาทางเฟสบุ๊ค เลยเข้ามาอ่านครับ. ขอแสดงความยินดีและชื่นชมในผลงานที่คุณสร้างครับ. ผลงานของคุณเป็นตัวอย่างที่ดีและเป็นแรงบรรดาลใจให้กับคนอื่นๆด้วยครับ. ขอบคุณครับ.

  • Chúc mừng bạn perapong! :-* 😀

  • You are inspiring me 🙂

  • Komunitas Blogger

    Congratulations Peerapong! very fantastic

  • Congratulations Peerapong! Way to go and keep up the great work. 🙂

  • bac

    คุณคือ ไอดอล ของพวกเรา

  • Thank you very much everyone for all kind words. 🙂

    I am very happy to know that my story inspire many people and I wish you all success and happiness too 😀

    • Good job!!
      Congratulations Peerapong!!

  • Jirapong

    Very inspiration! ยินดีด้วยครับ เป็นแรงบันดาร ใจที่ดีมากครับ

  • สุดยอดไปเลย

    มันเป็นชีวิตที่ใครๆ ก็ค้นหา ส่วนตัวสุดๆ สบายจริงๆ

  • mocka

    You minimalist? Like interior design? I LOL @ your office.

  • pol

    Congratulation peerapol

    เก่งมากๆครับ คุณ พีรพล ผมจะถือว่าคุณเป็น idol ของผมเลยครับ

    การเดินทางมาถึงที่นี่ คงไม่ง่าย ยินดีกับความสำเร็จด้วยจริงๆครับ

  • Congrats man !
    You inspired e and i started working on themes !

  • Congratulations Peerapong!!

  • Congrat!! เก่งมากๆครับ ขอบคุณที่สร้างชื่อเสียงให้กับประเทศไทย

  • Congratulations!

  • Congrats, Peerapong! Keep up the good work

  • congrats! i almost cry meeen. i know how it is to fail on the web as designer, developer etc and at the same time been really talented, its like is not fair to you, and you even question your skills at that point. But if you find i way to keep yourself trying and inspired, feeling the hope its one the way, no matter what – li ke you did – great things can happend. Dude thats some shit. Im so glad for you!

    thnx a lot, now you are our inspiration.

    YO’ PETE NOW MAKE IT RAIN BABY! =)

  • o2devdesign

    Congratulations, you are my new Inspiration 555++

    Very cool!!!

  • Pee

    Congratulations Peerapong!

  • สุดยอดครับ…คนไทย ไม่แพ้ชาติใดในโลก..

  • ชื่นชมในฐานะคนไทยด้วยกันครับ โย่ว

  • ขอบคุณครับที่สร้างชื่อเสียงให้กับประเทศไทย ถ้ามีโอกาสจะสนับสนุนบ้างครับ

  • Congratulation!!

  • Akos

    Hard work pays off. Well done!

  • Congrats… this is really inspiring when I read this kind of articles and come to know about their working.. 🙂

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  • Sodsai

    ยอดเยี่ยม

  • Congratulations Peerapong! You are an inspiration of me.
    i envy you 😀

  • nice interview,thanks pete for inspire me 😀

  • Jing

    Unbelievable! Well done!

  • smile

    Salute to him.
    I promote Envato in my Institute where so many people come 2 know the real way of freelancing & outsourcing.
    I’ll translate this in Bengali & show it 2 all of them as an inspiration.
    Really you have done a great job.
    Thanks 2 Envato ,too…

  • smile

    Salute to him.
    I promote Envato in my Institute where so many people come 2 know the real way of freelancing & outsourcing.
    I’ll translate this in Bengali & show it 2 all of them as an inspiration.
    Really you have done a great job.
    Thanks 2 Envato for their great work…

  • J

    ยินดีด้วยนะคะ พี่พีท ภูมิใจแทนเพื่อนจริงๆ

  • good peerapong

  • Awesome work! Very inspiring for younger web designers!

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  • Artem

    Great! Поздравляем Peerapong!

  • Beautifulwp

    Congrats! This is great inspiration for any aspiring WordPress theme develops out there!

  • Murray

    Pete:

    You’re very talented and I am wowed by tour story. I’m glad I am using your Protein template, which I love more than hundreds I saw. Now I just need help getting it working the way your live demo is.

    Good luck to us both.
    Thanks,
    Murray

  • Mansour

    you are a real inspiration man. thanx.

  • John

    Congratulations, you’re an inspiration to all.

  • angry birds rio

    Pete, excellent job! You are an inspiration to us all. I am so motivated to excel in development skills so I may one day have the opportunity to be so privileged and honored to have my name on this wall.

  • friv 3

    Pete, excellent job! You are an inspiration to us all. I am so motivated to excel in development skills so I may one day have the opportunity to be so privileged and honored to have my name on this wall.

  • Your themes are excellent. Congrats for the ring!

  • fusionpeach

    Congrats! you inspire me now.

  • abraj

    Congratulations!

  • Great, I get encouraged when i see this.

  • etude

    I have to say congratulations and that if this achievement is not inspiration for others, I don’t know what is. I’ve been watching Kriesi and Peerapong since their beginnings and amazing how fast things can happen like this in a short period of time. They make it look easy but at the same time it’s not easy but the trick is to keep at it.

  • Y3

    Congratulations! Your themes are excellent. Enjoyed this one thank you for putting up.

  • ดำเกิง

    Hi, Congratulations for your succeced milestone. Its not easy to be you and many people like to see thair name on the Power Elite envato like you, Yes of course its me too!. But nowaday I did a very fool things I work the great internet marketing named affiliate but I did like a foolish man by spam every day I was disappointed with my doing right now its call garbage man who make the garbage online like many thai people do. Hover I hope someday I will found my way and make an excellent product like you. May buddha bless for you.

    Thank you.

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  • GoodJob

    You’re so cool!. You are my idol.

  • Caroline

    แสดงความยินดี แต่งตัวประหลาด!

  • wepmejik

    Congratz Pete!!

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  • You are the best.

    Very well done.
    Congratulations .

  • Skinfood

    Congratulations! What a great achievement!

  • Voicu Dragomir

    “Anything is possible if you try harder and have the right attitude” .Yaaap.

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  • Noel Paguio

    Well done Pete! Amazing!

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  • Pandu Padmanegara

    Congrats Peerapong!
    Thanks for the inspiration and the story!

  • Congrats! Awesome story.

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  • Never give up! that’s the key point.

  • Hey Pete, I work a day job but would love to simply take photos and video all day long. You just gave me the motivational kick in the pants I have needed. All the very best and congratulations on achieving your $1m milestone. Amazing work.

  • Aplanet

    Felicidades Peerapong,

    Congratulations!!
    You are an example to follow. Thanks for sharing your impressions.

    Thanks also to the authors of the previous reviews because they are very satisfactory.

  • donya

    hi
    Good luck

  • I was surprised by doling out the comments left after this post. This guy earned $ 1 million by selling design for websites.

    I am not a designer and not a programmer, though I create my own projects, I do not even belong to this site’s community, but I can’t understand how people can be so indifferent to the comments?

    I sincerely congratulate Peerapong with his first million, which he earned on the Internet! I also work seven days a week, creating their own websites, though I earn on advertising, which is placed on them. But a million dollars a year – it’s very cool!

    I can’t even imagine how a talented designer you have to be to demand at your service was so great, considering the competition on this platform!

    I’m impressed! This guy infected me by his enthusiasm, although that it was more than enough in “my blood.”

    In fact, by his example, Peerapong proves that hard work always lead to the inevitable result!

    P.s.: I understand, however, that this article is more “advertising” than informative, but even so such examples really inspire and give hope to those webmasters, designers, programmers and others who are trying to become independent, thanks to the business, created in the Internet.

  • I have been running my business for 2 years now and I am in awe of the power of the internet and how I can connect with so many new clients. It’s made a world of difference in my income and to be able to connect with so many different people who want to help me with my business.

    Without the internet I’m not sure how small business’ survived. I’m so grateful for technology and congtats to you on your success as well.

  • leonardosm

    Hey, I really enjoy your history.

    Thank you for share it 😉

  • ยอดเยี่ยมมากครับ very good.

  • surendra

    nice job keep it up!

  • Yassin Ajdi

    Congrats!! (y)

  • keep your work up friend!!!