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Old 12-05-2015, 05:27 AM   #1
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Zuzana Designs Premade Responsive Elevated X Template - Now Reduced To $499!

We have our first premade Elevated X template ready for sale. It's a non-exclusive, responsive tour and members area design that's fully integrated into Elevated X. Itís designed in a clean and modern style that will work well with many different niches and model types. The template price is $999 which includes installation of the template files on your server.




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The template includes a join page design but it does not come pre-integrated into any billing platform. The template price does not include any modifications and files would be uploaded exactly as they appear. You would be responsible for adding your own content, text, links etc once the template files were uploaded. Quotes for logos, slider graphics (if you prefer rather than using just photos), template changes and billing integration will be provided upon request based on your specific needs. You must already be a customer of Elevated X to purchase the integrated template. If you arenít already a customer, visit Adult CMS 2015 Software Company of the Year - XBIZ Awards to view their amazing features and get signed up. If you are using a different CMS and just want to purchase the html files without Elevated X integrated into them, the price would be $499.

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Old 12-05-2015, 05:40 AM   #2
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You're quite expensive.

AJ should hire an in-house designer and template dev. Would bring more customers in, because the script is good but pretty frightening to look at (all the features)

But that's what you do actually, hire 3rd world designers and skim the $$$ of their work i believe.

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Good luck finding 3rd world designers who can work with Ex. Trust me, I've looked.
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Good luck finding 3rd world designers who can work with Ex. Trust me, I've looked.
I knoa. I went with Zuzanna a couple times. But the rates are so discouraging, I switched to another platform.

But it's possible. What AJ only needs to do is to hire a decent salary designer/developer guy would make a few ready-tempates and then some design customizations.
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$1000 a template is too expensive!
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You're quite expensive.

AJ should hire an in-house designer and template dev. Would bring more customers in, because the script is good but pretty frightening to look at (all the features)

But that's what you do actually, hire 3rd world designers and skim the $$$ of their work i believe.


Just talk with Czarina.
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$1000 a template is too expensive!
Yeah, for a non-exclusive template that is pretty outrageous. Especially in this day and age of piracy and membership site sales at low levels.

That should be the price for an exclusive design in my opinion.
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Fast / Good / Cheap.... Pick any two.

If you want fast and good, Zuzana is a terrific choice.
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Thank you for the compliments on the design. In regards to pricing, this is a great option for those that want an updated look from default templates but arenít looking to pay for a fully custom design. Over the past several years we have had countless inquiries requesting a good design, responsive coding and Elevated X integration with a budget of $1000 or less. Providing this is impossible for us to do as a company as there is far too much work involved for that price point to work for us. We couldnít do just the integration alone for that price.

If you are looking to buy a template for a couple hundred dollars, then yes this template is too expensive for you. However if you are someone already looking into a full multi-model site design including responsive coding and Elevated X integration from a reputable company then this is a great option for you.

We have several templates in the works and some will be on the lower end with less pages for just a few hundred dollars, still fully integrated into Elevated X. So weíll have numerous options coming up this next year.
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Looks like way too much white space around everything and looks kind of half finished. Sorry...
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I have always liked your work.Good luck
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Looks like way too much white space around everything and looks kind of half finished. Sorry...
If you can create what they did at half the price? Do it. Make bank. Have you ever worked with Elevated X? I didn't think so. Complaining about design is kind of moot if you can't do it yourself. Just sayin...
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Quite possibly you signed up for updates form a partner and unknowingly opted into to 3rd party offers? Ihave no idea. Maybe somebody spammed your email address around town. I have no idea how her business works. These are just thoughts.

Another thought? Unsubscribe.

Looks good, Zuzana. Fuck the haters. Your price point is dead on. A lot of these broke bitches couldn't start a fire with a cigarette lighter and gasoline. Your negative feedback (except for maybe one or 2) is just complainers. The same people crying that they can't make money because surfers are too cheap these days are the same people unwilling to pay up and want quality for nickels.

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To be honest, I do not think its anything to be excited about.

It looks ok, and thats it.

To be honest, I do not think its very good.

If it was exclusive I do not think its worth $1000.

But good luck anyway.
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I think the first design and the whole concept of a 3rd party selling unique designs that are plug-and-play and work instantly in Elevated X is fantastic.

To make this more affordable and accessible to more of our users, Elevated X will cover the integration cost for any template purchased, reducing the template price to $499

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WOW

That is a very nice deal.

Bump for good bizzness.

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I think the first design and the whole concept of a 3rd party selling unique designs that are plug-and-play and work instantly in Elevated X is fantastic.

To make this more affordable and accessible to more of our users, Elevated X will cover the integration cost for any template purchased, reducing the template price to $499

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well taht changes things a bit. Sign me up. Zuzanna, you got mail.
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I think the first design and the whole concept of a 3rd party selling unique designs that are plug-and-play and work instantly in Elevated X is fantastic.

To make this more affordable and accessible to more of our users, Elevated X will cover the integration cost for any template purchased, reducing the template price to $499

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Just to clarify - Elevated X will NOT be supporting or making any design changes to these templates. That will be 100% responsibility of Zuzana Designs.

We will just plug them in for any new or existing Elevated X CMS user and get them to work with the latest default CMS settings, content sizes, etc.

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I think the first design and the whole concept of a 3rd party selling unique designs that are plug-and-play and work instantly in Elevated X is fantastic.

To make this more affordable and accessible to more of our users, Elevated X will cover the integration cost for any template purchased, reducing the template price to $499

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Generous, I still do not understand how a non exclusive template can be worth $499 - someone please explain that to me?

Just the html files for $499 ? Why?
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You're quite expensive.

AJ should hire an in-house designer and template dev. Would bring more customers in, because the script is good but pretty frightening to look at (all the features)

But that's what you do actually, hire 3rd world designers and skim the $$$ of their work i believe.

Hi Muad'Dib,

I'd argue that on all points. First if you look at the detail, you'll see that Zuz price is pretty reasonable. It would cost you a shitload of time to do it yourself, and if you hired a webmaster to do it for you it would cost a lot more than Z's charging.

Next, AJ keeps his pricing down, and gets to focus on the code and service by NOT hiring an in-house designer. Everyone everywhere wants their own look-and-feel anyway, and paying a designer to listen make designs would be expensive, especially when some companies such as you would hunt around for 3rd world designers.

Businesswise, AJ's doing the right thing, Zuzana's offer is a good deal, and you would do yourself a good favour by considering it.


To everyone else coughing at the price: You should take another look. While it's non-exclusive, you can still make it look the way you want. Zuzana's code is really easy to edit. All of her style sheets are in their own DIR so they don't affect your existing pages. You could buy her template and AJ's software "today", and be online with your content, looking the way you want it to within a day. Doing that without a template will take you weeks.

Bump for Sarah and AJ - this is a good deal.
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I'd argue that on all points. First if you look at the detail, you'll see that Zuz price is pretty reasonable. It would cost you a shitload of time to do it yourself, and if you hired a webmaster to do it for you it would cost a lot more than Z's charging.
You missed my point.

I ditched ElevatedX altogether because it's was getting pretty expensive of adding new, customized websites. It' a very good script but it is replaceable.

I just put my 2 cents in. In the current state of the industry when people are actually closing down their websites, you just can't charge so much money for a non exclusive template.

At the end of the day, AJ is losing money because of how complex the script is and how expensive it is to skin and add custom features etc. $999 is just a tip of the iceberg, it would cost you a lot more to make everything look the way you really want to.

As i said, AJ should to hire a full time in-house designer/dev. It would help his business a lot.

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FWIW, I don't find the software all that difficult to use after about a two or three day learning curve. It has a lot of bells and whistles, but it's all stuff that you're going to need to run your paysites so it has to be there.

The design stuff is beyond me but that's mostly because I gave up learning new stuff around the time CSS came out, html is as far as I go. Even so, I've figured out how to change some stuff in the templates.
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Generous, I still do not understand how a non exclusive template can be worth $499 - someone please explain that to me?

Just the html files for $499 ? Why?
My hunch is because it's supported by Zuzana unlike a dirt cheap template you might see from a mainstream template store for $79. If something doesn't work, doesn't look right on mobile, whatever, there are people backing their work who will support that, and that costs money.

Also something that everyone posting here has overlooked is that - this is INTRO pricing. This is brand new and like most new things, an into price is often set to allow for testing the waters and with the hopes of recouping the initial investment before altering the price and going after volume sales.

There may be other justification for the price but that's just my

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Hi Muad'Dib,

I'd argue that on all points. First if you look at the detail, you'll see that Zuz price is pretty reasonable. It would cost you a shitload of time to do it yourself, and if you hired a webmaster to do it for you it would cost a lot more than Z's charging.

Next, AJ keeps his pricing down, and gets to focus on the code and service by NOT hiring an in-house designer. Everyone everywhere wants their own look-and-feel anyway, and paying a designer to listen make designs would be expensive, especially when some companies such as you would hunt around for 3rd world designers.

Businesswise, AJ's doing the right thing, Zuzana's offer is a good deal, and you would do yourself a good favour by considering it.


Bump for Sarah and AJ - this is a good deal.
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You missed my point.

I ditched ElevatedX altogether because it's was getting pretty expensive of adding new, customized websites. It' a very good script but it is replaceable.

I just put my 2 cents in. In the current state of the industry when people are actually closing down their websites, you just can't charge so much money for a non exclusive template.

At the end of the day, AJ is losing money because of how complex the script is and how expensive it is to skin and add custom features etc. $999 is just a tip of the iceberg, it would cost you a lot more to make everything look the way you really want to.

As i said, AJ should to hire a full time in-house designer/dev. It would help his business a lot.

A free market makes it simple. If you can't afford something or can't justify the expense, you don't buy it.

I don't buy Kobe beef from the butcher because it's price is insane. I also don't stand in the grocery store bitching publicly that the price of Kobe beef is too high.

I had 3 full time designers on staff before closing my design company in 2008 to focus on Elevated X. Could I do what you propose? Absolutely. But I won't because while I am well aware of the fact that people want to pay nothing or next to nothing for software and design services, I'm committed to a business model that works for us and I have other plans for my company.

Offerings like what Zuzana is doing here are fantastic. An introductory price of $499...which will decrease as she sees sales volume...

In a year's time when Zuzana sells 5, 10, or 20+ different designs for a couple hundred bucks and anyone can pay a small amount to have them customized rather than starting from scratch I doubt anyone will be complaining.

This will be far cheaper than custom designs or any design services Elevated X could offer even if I staffed cheap 3rd world designers.

The potential here is far greater than anything I could do in house at Zuzana's level of quality and her level of design related customer service.

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My hunch is because it's supported by Zuzana unlike a dirt cheap template you might see from a mainstream template store for $79. If something doesn't work, doesn't look right on mobile, whatever, there are people backing their work who will support that, and that costs money.

Also something that everyone posting here has overlooked is that - this is INTRO pricing. This is brand new and like most new things, an into price is often set to allow for testing the waters and with the hopes of recouping the initial investment before altering the price and going after volume sales.

There may be other justification for the price but that's just my

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So.. You're saying that I can make half-assed templates and sell them for $79 and get away with it?

Edit: nvm, you meant cheap mainstream sites.. But still, what if I did that and it was missing things like responsiveness, good SEO, little errors, etc. Would that be up to me to fix?
(Not that it would be a problem or that I'm actually going to make an EX theme, just curious)
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Offerings like what Zuzana is doing here are fantastic. An introductory price of $499...which will decrease as she sees sales volume...
Please link me where Zuzana made that statement.
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So.. You're saying that I can make half-assed templates and sell them for $79 and get away with it?

Edit: nvm, you meant cheap mainstream sites.. But still, what if I did that and it was missing things like responsiveness, good SEO, little errors, etc. Would that be up to me to fix?
(Not that it would be a problem or that I'm actually going to make an EX theme, just curious)
Sure. Look at a big template site like templatemonster.com

Good luck emailing them or the designer and having them fix whatever you don't like. Of course some might fix things, but it's a far cry from what Zuzana is offering with there being a person and a company standing behind what's being sold.

Anyone can sell whatever they want, doesn't mean anyone will buy it LOL. I sure as hell will not refer Elevated X users to buy something unless I know someone trusted and reliable is standing behind what they're selling.

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Generous, I still do not understand how a non exclusive template can be worth $499 - someone please explain that to me?

Just the html files for $499 ? Why?
Maybe because of supply and demand? If there is no equally good cheaper templates out there.
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What a great offer from Elevated X and weíre happy itís already being taken advantage of. In regards to pricing, it all depends what you are comparing it to. As AJ mentioned, there are several big template stores online that sell full site templates for a very small price. They do, however, have a much larger viewing base and application than a template like this which means theyíll make much more in the long run and that offsets their lower price. Customer service can be unreliable as well.

If youíre someone whoís already been looking at a custom EX template or already received quotes on a custom design then you know it doesnít come with a small price tag because of the amount of work involved. This template, especially priced at $499, is a great alternative with a much smaller expense. Plus, you can have your site up in a matter of days. You wonít have to go through design revisions, coding, hoping whoever you hired can actually integrate into Elevated X as promised or even possibly losing your whole investment if they disappear on you. If you are already a client of Zuzana Designs, then you know our service doesnít just stop with a sale. We pride ourselves in our customer service and are always available to answer questions and help as much as we can.

This particular template may not be to your preference. We specifically did this template first because this clean style is actually our most requested type of site design. We are coming out with a wide variety of templates in different styles at different price points. For example, our next template will be this design with infinite scrolling with everything on the home page going to the join.






This is a more aggressive style and a preferred second tour style many site users are already using. It's not available yet but shows the different options we'll be giving on templates

This is just the start of many templates to come. Over time, Iím sure weíll run specials and things of that nature that could save you a % on price. We may even adjust pricing depending on the market and volume of sales. Weíre not forcing anyone to buy anything so if the price doesnít make sense to you, then itís just not a good fit right now and maybe youíll like the design and pricing of a future template. This thread is just to let you know this great new option for an Elevated X design is available if youíre interested.
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Very nice indeed.
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