In Episode 9 of the WP Elevation podcast I spoke with Collis Ta’eed, CEO of Envato, home of ThemeForest, CodeCanyon, GraphicRiver and more recently, Microlancer. I was eager to hear how Collis and his wife have built such a behemoth of a company and I wanted to ask him how he responds to the criticism that his marketplace based business has devalued web design and web development. His answers are well worth listening out for. I interviewed Collis just after I had returned from Pressnomics and we had a great chat off camera about the WordPress business space in general and where it’s headed. Collis is one of the true gentlemen of the WordPress business world and it was an absolute delight to spend some time chatting with him. Envato has grown so rapidly it makes the mind boggle. You can reach out and thank Collis on email or Twitter. Collis suggested I interview the guys behind the smash hit theme Avada (around $150K in sales per month!!!). So ThemeFusion boys, I’m coming to get you. Hint: to enter the competition, leave a comment below telling us the #1 tweak to a WordPress website that you’d like to palm off to Microlancer.