I agree 100% !!
P.s. I’ve never, ever seen a Police badge, or Gold Medal, or even a badge of a waiter who works at Hard Rock cafe (sometimes they have 100s of them) with a 10% progress bar to it. Never.
Well this is not the real world – this is Envato. In the real world no web designer makes $100 000 a month profit off single websites, but Envato this is possible. In the real world people have jobs and get paid a salary, at Envato the sky is the limit to what you can earn, and the badges and rewards is what is driving authors to chase the dream, that is why the badges are there and that’s what keeps authors motivated because we can see how the top authors are doing and it gives us a sense that anyone with the right mindset can achieve the same success. Maybe the progress indicator is there because Envato wants you to become Power Elite? It’s not such a bad thing if you think about it
When you agree to Exclusive Author terms, it means your items are exclusively available through Envato, so if you make your item available somewhere else – you’re breaking that agreement… Purchasing your item won’t legally cover you either, as this is more about the author agreement and not the licencing terms when purchasing an item.
But if you opt out of Exclusive Author, then you’ll be able to redistribute your items on your own website or any other site. Or alternatively you can create a new item and not sell it on Envato, but give it away for free as promotion on your website.
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