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LCweb says

It’s all about talent, a bit of luck and hard hard hard hard work.

Envato is only a crowded showcase, what makes the difference is how you work.

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mudi says

After graduation I started to work exclusively on Envato and haven’t even tried to search for a job and I am very satisfied with my earnings.

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visualkicks says

You can’t anymore! I suggest you to focus on something else, where you can be guaranteed to earn money. Envato is history.. you cannot earn good money here anymore. It can be less then a hobby… There is nothing you can rely here, their support is very sloppy, your sales are not steady and let me not mention their reviewers… This is most unsafe job in the world! I believe that you can more and safe earn with gambling.

haha, tell that to my bank account buddy :D

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visualkicks says

It’s all about talent, a bit of luck and hard hard hard hard work. Envato is only a crowded showcase, what makes the difference is how you work.

+1 this is it! Hard work will always win out in the end :)

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TMusic says

It’s all about talent, a bit of luck and hard hard hard hard work.
And about where you live ;)
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aron66 says

In my country, you are good if you can make $1000-$1500/month. (average payments are about $600-$700 for an employee)

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ImanGM Moderator says

Envato marketplaces can be life changer; but its not about them, it’s all about you. The question is, are you a hardworker or not.

Well said…

I’m almost there too. My first item got approved about 10 months ago and now, more than 70% of my time is focused on my works here.

I hope it will be 100% very soon ;)

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JRChild says

I resigned from my full-time job a few days ago and I’m going to be making stuff for Graphicriver (and a few other places) full-time from two months time!

I’ve been steadily building my portfolio over a couple of years (working lots of evenings when I get home from work) and although I’m not earning enough to support myself yet, I’ve estimated that I’ll match my current full-time design salary within a year…

I’m lucky enough to have a girlfriend who will be supporting me as I work towards my goal and without this kind of help, I think it would take years to build a big enough portfolio.

I think the main thing is not to rely on just one from of income, Envato, like any business has it’s ups and downs and you also have to rely on the US dollar doing well (which it currently isn’t against the UK sterling :( )so if going full time into something like this, I’d make sure you have multiple income sources.

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aelia_co says


It’s all about talent, a bit of luck and hard hard hard hard work.
And about where you live ;)

Precisely (it depends more on the location than the “hard hard hard work”, though).


In my country, you are good if you can make $1000-$1500/month. (average payments are about $600-$700 for an employee)

Here, a good developer can easily earn about $8400 per month, as an employee, working full time. If self-employed, about 50-60% more than that. The cost of life is much higher as well ($1500 won’t even pay the monthly rent for a small apartment). In such conditions, Envato’s rates become much less attractive, and it becomes hard to make a living off it, unless the actual work if outsourced to someone cheaper.

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contempoinc says

One man band here, full time.

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