Posts by Dream-Theme

885 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has sold $2M+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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Dream-Theme says

Thanks guys!

885 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has sold $2M+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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Dream-Theme says

2M. New paw. Yay!

885 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has sold $2M+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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Dream-Theme says

So should be items from another marketplace that are using CodeCanyon plugins (with monster on a logo :P ) be reported to Envato?

885 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has sold $2M+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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Dream-Theme says

2 Months = Panamera? Just Wow… 3 more an a Yacht?

1. Panamera is really bad car.

2. It costs more than 80K.

3. It will be really simple yacht.

4. All written above is IMHO (especially about Panamera being a bad car :D ).

Jokes aside. Cannot speak about others, but for us, Dream-Theme, @Firsh is right. Most money go back in business.

885 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has sold $2M+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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Dream-Theme says

Hey Collis!

Any Updates on this yet? You’ve just vanished for another week now and most of us are really curious how the marketplace will work in the (very near) future.

My whole business depends on your decision since I’m full time here. There are only about 40 days left to 2015 and changing your business model probably takes more time.

It’s a bad attitude to keep us waiting so long without any response!

+1. You cannot change the business model in such a short period. Especially right before the Christmas and the New Year.

Some of us need some time to adjust the business model. So this is not just a “bad attitude”. Envato, please don’t forget that authors are your business partners and foundation of your business. We cannot do effective business when our key partner is going to change rules in uncertain manner and uncertain time.

885 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has sold $2M+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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Dream-Theme says

It’s like: “Hey guys! we made a cool feature, but you can’t actually use it! lol just trolling you, cheers!” Damnn feeling so bad. 40k express withdraws… Looks like only TOP 10 Authors can afford this.

“TOP 10 Authors” are not gods of any sort. Everybody can make there. Lots of work and efforts required though :)

It’s real shame to see “communistic” comments like this and many others (@pixeful sorry for picking your particular comment as an example – did it only because it was last on the page).

885 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has sold $2M+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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Dream-Theme says

Guys, if you take a look at top authors of the month, you’ll notice that there’re quite a few people who will use this feature. And this people are making solid contribution to marketplace overall turnaround :)

But, and most importantly, if I understood the blog post correctly Envato does not want authors to hold big amounts of money on their accounts: when balance reaches certain point 40K, the automatic withdrawal occurs?

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Dream-Theme says

Withdrawal through SWIFT. All in time.

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  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has sold $2M+ on Envato Market
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Dream-Theme says

We’re only implicated for VAT because of the new author fee system.

This is a new system that Collis claims has always been the case.

When I signed up to Envato the make money page looked like this: https://web.archive.org/web/20120101144347/http://themeforest.net/wiki/selling/getting-paid/payment-rates/

Every time an item is sold on the Envato Marketplaces a percentage of the sale price goes to the author.

This is what I signed up for and agreed to, if the “author fee” model existed then, it would have been mentioned.

Simply put: Envato are trying to save themselves money with the Author Fee system, whether it’s Tax or Accounting Fees who knows, but we know this, all these issues with VAT etc. are purely because of this new system, and insisting that this has always been the case is belittling and a blatant lie.

It’s sad that Envato is becoming a company that’s happy to screw its members just to earn more money for itself.

Another quote:

New authors begin at the 50% level and as sales volume adds up, so does the commission percentage. That means the more you sell, the more you earn!

So you see Collis, this Author Fee system was not always the case, and claiming misuse of the word “commission” is not an excuse.

I signed up for Envato to sell my items and pay me commission, this is what was mentioned in the pages at the time.

It’s bitter, but I have to agree. Will not speculate on the reasons, but Envato is standing on the edge of complicating lives of European authors (and author with business registered in Europe) significantly.

885 posts
  • Power Elite Author: Sold more than $1M on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has sold $2M+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
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Dream-Theme says


As Collis mentioned in his recent post, we’re investigating ways we can alleviate and address concerns around the business model.
How much “investigation” does the VAT issue need?

From the legal and accounting points of view we ARE on commission based model :) So the easiest way for Envato is to make appropriate changes to authors agreement.

IMO whole situation with VAT does not smell good. And if will be implemented – this will significantly complicate the conduct of business for european authors.

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