My above message is not in any way against the original topic discussion so one mod please restore it.
Wait. Wait. What? You will issue invoices for us, invoices which we should pay but we never get that money? LOL! Do you guys even hear what you’re saying?
So guys, the thing here is this
Before, you only declared your profit and paid taxes for it
Now, Envato will issue invoices on your behalf on the full item amount, amount you NEVER receive. And your taxes should be paid based on that amount that you never get.
Also, as a bonus, if you have a partnership(50-50 let’s say), your item costs $50, you get $35 in Envato account. 50% of that is 17.5, for which you previously paid taxes. Now you will pay taxes for $50.
Not to say that you should justify the amounts you write invoices for. Like, if you write a big invoice for Envato for 30% of that amounts, you will need to justify it. Since there are no transactions whatsoever from your account to anyone else, go ahead and explain it to your tax person. It should be fun.
Not talking about partnerships, because you will no longer be able to withdraw the money directly to their accounts, but withdraw everything in your account and then pay them from your account, legally.
This can’t end well. All this because Envato can’t do the one thing they are supposed to do: handle the payments and advertising for us.
Advertising is mostly gone, no payments. So why exactly are we still selling here? We aren’t even talking about the disrespect you show towards your authors by soft-disabling items and leaving them like that even for days just for some minor issues some client reported(which may not even exist on the demo). Or the fact that you simply do whatever you want, even if we’re in the majority(70%).
Boom, one more critical hit we, authors, get. Straight into our faces.
Congratulations! Well done!
What about using Google Adsense ads in the items preview personal web pages? I have seen so many lately. Are they allowed?
Why wouldn’t it be allowed? Since many clients are using google ads on their websites, it can actually help you if you’d post some ads on your demo, showing that it’s possible to add google ads in the theme from the options panel or from someone else.
The latest WordPress theme approved today pretty much sums up what we need to do in order to get some decent sales. This is where we’re heading to!
Protect you from what? Envato isn’t a bank and the chance of them to switch to another currency like EUR is 0. Zero. Even if they’d want it. We wait months for basic suggestions so I don’t even bother waiting for anything that can help us, the authors, and that could bring no real benefit to Envato.
This all makes no sense to me, especially now that Envato has a shopping basket on the marketplace, it should be easy to simply allows authors to select a couple of premium plugins the theme is compatible with, and when a buyer wants to buy the theme, they have the option to easily add/buy a license for the plugins at the same time.
No, you can’t do that.
But..this is not a backpack. :/ I’m waiting for mine as well, but I’m expecting a backpack rather than a shoulder bag. It does look good indeed, but a backpack would’ve been way better, at least for me, I’m still waiting for it.