Which do you think would offer better visibility and traffic?
Selling on themeforest as an exclusive author or releasing my theme(s) for free on wordpress.org (and earning income via support and upgrades to a more feature rich version of the the theme)?
With the wordpress.org option, I’d also be able to sell on creative market and from my own shop. The popular opinion seems to be that being exclusive on ThemeForest is worth the customers they provide, but I don’t really like the impression the design of their site gives and don’t like the idea of having to direct buyers I pull in on my own over to the ThemeForest site rather than providing a customer experience that’s consistent across the board.
Thanks in advance for any input.