Wow…. I see people here are still jumping the panic/drama band wagon en masse…. It’s amazing, and a bit disturbing, to see how everybody here is getting each other totally riled up
Just to note, I am not panicking. But I am indeed worried. I was following this, as well as the previous thread, with my clear mind. I learned a lot from other authors and their helpful insights.
But, I have to add, even though you probably have good intentions, comments like the one I quoted also spark the fire again, and quickly topics like this turn into discussions about who is panicking and who is relaxed beyond any logic, and we all get to “fight” and argue with each other – which is the last thing we need right now. We need to be united here, to stand for our position as authors.
If you are not worried – good for you, I am glad (sincerely, without irony). But let’s not spark the fire anymore, okay? Let’s hope that we will get official reply soon, instead of them letting us argue here and throwing opposite (and mostly useless) comments like we’re playing ping-pong.
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 was definitely NOT a misuse of the word “commission”. The whole system was set totally differently than they are trying to convince us now. As everybody can see in the quote above, it clearly stated that the more we sell, the more we earn; it didn’t say “the more you sell, the less you pay”.
So, Envato, Collis, whoever – please stop making fools out of your authors and revert the changes to the way it all should work. Many authors already mentioned it – if you continue to belittle your authors by insulting our intelligence, you will be a witness of a massive exodus of your authors to the competition.
Is it only me who is ‘bothered’ by the current level of disorganization of VideoHive categories (at least for stock footage)? It seems like not a lot of thinking was initially put into the creation of current set of categories. Mixing topics like nature, science, medicine… with techniques like stop motion, time lapse, etc… introduces a lot of confusion and overlapping.
What do you think, would it be a good idea to remove those “technique” categories and make them available as an (tickable) option, like we have the “loop” option to select now… That way our videos can go into the appropriate category, and buyers will be still able to find out the type of footage they need (with faceted search finally being implemented step by step).
Also, another thing, which somebody was also mentioning a few months ago: some categories need rethinking and splitting, like nature, which is now a mixed bag of everything, from landscapes to macro footage of insects…
What do you think, is it worth investigating?
I can just repeat myself. The amount of wrong information in this thread is huge. Please, everyone curious about this topic should contact a tax advisor and or lawyer in his country. DO NOT BELIEVE OTHER USERS HERE. TAX LAW IS DIFFERENT IN EVERY COUNTRY. NOT EVEN TAX PROFESSIONALS KNOW THE LAWS OF EVERY COUNTRY.
It looks like reviews have ground to a halt… I haven’t seen a new AE project pop up on the front page in 2 days… I had an update go through quickly (12 hours or so) earlier in the week, I have a new item that’s been queued for 2 days now … I’m used to waiting 5+ days so no big deal, but the fact that I haven’t seen any new AE items in 2 days is strange…
One word: weekend
Congrats, dude! I started following your work from a few years ago; you caught my eye with your nice logo design solutions. Improvement is obvious.
Also, as TanyDi also says, we share similar stories, minus the wedding part So I totally can relate to your story, especially with following your own path while simultaneously “fighting” the almost overpowering opinions from the surroundings, family and friends.
Enjoy your wedding day and I wish you a happy marriage!
Nice interview and a good read. I’ve always thought that Justin is a nice guy and this interview only confirms that
But now I can’t stop thinking about his new mysterious role Is it a start of another branch of the Envato websites tree, or is it a team to improve something on the parts of Envato ecosystem which are already available… (I really hope it’s the latter )
I am not really sure in what way, but I guess that the change of information shown to us has something to do with the new course Envato’s trying to enforce lately, with all this buyer and author fees nonsense… Maybe that is why they don’t want to show us some information they were showing earlier.
I hope this situation will clear soon, because the situation here is very gloomy lately… What happened with the Envato we all love(d)?