Last week I was really down. I was in a bad mood. I had just been rejected on multiple marketplaces and it stung. 

Well, as luck would have it, just after I sent out my newsletter, my latest template got approved and got posted on the Framer marketplace. 

It might seem like a trivial thing, but I’ve had 5 templates rejected by Framer so far, so it was a big thing when it finally happened. 

Usually my templates are rejected right off the bat, so I was a bit surprised when the first feedback wasn’t a rejection but just a request for a few changes. 

It took a bit of back and forth with the Framer team with changes but eventually the template got approved 🥳

It also got approved for the Craftwork.design marketplace but it hasn’t been published yet. 

Seeing that it got approved on these marketplaces I figured I would try my luck submitting it to UI8.com. Everything I’ve ever submitted to UI8 has been rejected right off the bat, but I figured “why not” and to my surprise it got approved as well. I was very surprised. 

So far no sales from UI8.com

If you’re curious, I’ve made 8 sales so far from the Framer marketplace and the template has gotten 1600 unique visitors so far.

Needless to say, this has been very motivating, so I’ve started working on a few more templates. You can see one of them here: 


It’s still a work in progress, but I hope to submit it some time next week. 

It’s nice to see a side hustle that actually works and that I enjoy doing. 

I’ve tried multiple different side hustles in the past two years and I’ve only lost time and/or money on all of them. 

It’s been very demotivating to spend so much time on this only to get rejected every time. I was considering just going back to freelancing instead of chasing the latest side-hustle idea from social media. 

I guess I now have to create more templates just to see how far I can take it.