I submitted a ticket related to this topic over three weeks ago (48391), but I keep getting the standard “we’ll forward it to the appropriate team member and get back to you” reply when I check on the status of my ticket. Could somebody from Envato please take a look at my ticket?
Hi themeboutique, sorry to hear about the delay with that ticket. I’ll get someone to check on the status for you right now. Thanks for your patience.
@scottwills Any news about placing referral links to sites like voicebunny on the description of items?
Hello again, SS! Adding referral/affiliate links to item descriptions is not permitted as per our Item Promotion Guidelines:
Can I include external affiliate links anywhere on Envato Market?
Sorry, this is not permitted. Please see the following article more information:
When we discover these kind of links (i.e. they are reported to us) we’ll investigate and our Support Team will contact and work with authors to inform and rectify those issues. Failure to comply with our guidelines may result in item disablement. If you see any examples of external affiliate/referral links in item descriptions, please do not hesitate to contact Support and please do not post them in the forums. Many thanks!
With that being said, I want to encourage all the starters to keep pushing, keep uploading best quality Items you can create, I am very sure only good things will come to you, and most important you ill get MONEY
Well said, grandelelo, that’s great advice for anyone starting out and many congratulations to you on your recent accomplishments! Success here really is a marathon and not a sprint, but dedication, commitment and a love for creativity really pays off. Best of luck with your continued success here!
Great question! You always retain the rights to your items. You are the copyright owner. You are simply selling licenses here on Envato Market for other people to use your items. For more info please see http://themeforest.net/author_guide , http://audiojungle.net/licenses , and http://themeforest.net/legal/market
As per our Item Promotion Guidelines however, please note:
“Am I allowed to give away any of my items for free?
Exclusive authors are not permitted to give away items for free that are available on Envato Market. Even if you are giving away your own content that you are selling on Envato Market, via your own, personal web site, this is not allowed. This is permissible however if you are a non-exclusive author.”
You are obviously allowed to use your own items, by yourself, for your own work in the example you stated. Sharing items with colleagues that you are selling here however is actually against our terms and conditions as an exclusive author that you agreed to when you signed-up. If this is a really big sticking point for you then I would recommend either ( i ) inviting your colleagues to purchase your item(s), ( ii ) convert from an exclusive author to a non-exclusive author or ( iii ) create a second account, that’s non-exclusive, and write to Support and ask for permission to move your content from your exclusive account to your non-exclusive account. You also have the option of deleting your item from Envato Market of course if you wish although we’d obviously hate to see that. So there’s always several options to choose from.
Hope this helps!
ok, that is perfect but this rule is absurd as by using logic we find out that forums are hosted on author website and some time that website is a competing marketplaces with envato market
For sure. Nothing is always black and white, this is definitely a gray area, but the main premise of the guideline is to prevent blatant attempts to game the system.