aye! started out my digital nomad lifestyle two months back. Started the awesome journey in Melbourne, birthplace of Envato. I am originally from Singapore.
Welcome to Melbourne! Its nice isn’t it. If I wasn’t already living in Melbourne my 3 months abroad would probably be more like 6 months.
Im not traveling at the moment, but I do spend around 3 months a year abroad. If you’re working here full-time and don’t have kids, you’re not taking advantage of the perks of the job.
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Just for my understanding: Like it was in the past, Envato GETs money from the buyer and GIVEs money to the author (re-seller model). What Envato wants to establish instead is that buyers GIVE directly to the seller and Envato GETs a fee from both (platform). This is taking Envato out of the role to GIVE money and makes taxation much easier for Envato. Is that right? I just read how Apple and Google are handling VAT in their App Stores. For most countries they collect the VAT from the buyers and then pay it to the office. So authors have no VAT hustle when earning a part of the overall price. Can anyone confirm or disprove this information?
Envato handles all VAT for authors, meaning Envato will collect and pay VAT for all authors on the marketplace.
I think people need to stop being so doom and gloom here on the forums. I’m not saying the changes and implementations are of no importance (they are), but I did have the opportunity of going into Envato HQ yesterday. And after talking with some people face to face, I’m reassured that Envato want whats best for the community.
They do read everything thats being said here so its not like what your saying is falling on deaf ears (even if it sometimes feels that way). We need to do our part in this as well. It doesn’t look good for potential buyers to read “the marketplace is ending” again and again over 500+ replies in a thread. It’s definitely not all roses at the moment, but we aren’t exactly helping the situation.
If you have valid concerns you should be emailing Envato directly instead of inciting panic.
ps. The new font anti-aliasing on the marketplace hurts my eyes, can we go back to how it was before?
Probably not, themes are templates for aesthetic changes to a site. You should buy a template then have a web developer build you a custom plugin for your specific needs.
felt_tips saidIn fact to make my invoices i need to wait how much i get in € after payment is done from Envato.
Envato pays me in USD. Do they pay you in AUD? From the accounting and taxation point of view, I need to decide how much that USD sum equates to in my local currency. I usually work on a cash accounting system and convert it at the rate that is current on the day that the payment is received. As far as I’m aware this system is perfectly acceptable, as long as you are consistent with it. If I were required to convert every Envato transaction to a local currency amount based on the invoice date, this would create a massive amount of work.