21 posts
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+6 more
Gifky says

IMO Envato should remove such a term as Elite. It does not proof author skills, like some people (buyers) may think.

I’m sure you’ll change your mind about it once you reach Elite level ;)

747 posts Plastic it's fantastic:))
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $125,000+ on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
+9 more
plastic3 says

I think, 50-70% for exclusive authors – it’s good..For non-exclusive authors 33-50% or even 33-40% program is more needed..And surely, we waiting for a 2-3 $ price increasing on AJ..

4822 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
+8 more
digitalscience says

Well the top authors wouldn’t be making the money they do without Envato that’s for sure.. so I think 70% is very fair.

169 posts
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 100+ items on Envato Market
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+4 more
MNKY says

Current commission rate is good, also I like elite program perks, maybe something more for 500k and 750k would be great, but I wouldn’t complain about how thing currently are :)

414 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
  • Has referred 500+ members
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 50+ items on Envato Market
+4 more
Twisterium says

I think, 50-70% for exclusive authors – it’s good..For non-exclusive authors 33-50% or even 33-40% program is more needed..And surely, we waiting for a 2-3 $ price increasing on AJ..
+1 Yes. That’s good idea!
487 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 6 years
  • Has referred 100+ members
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature
+6 more
omarabid says

Well the top authors wouldn’t be making the money they do without Envato that’s for sure.. so I think 70% is very fair.

It’s a mutual benefit. Envato wouldn’t make such money without the top authors.

328 posts UnitedMotions
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
+8 more
Balistique says

I’m gonna find the middle way … are you ok with %75 ;)

154 posts
  • Located in Australia
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
+5 more
THPStock says


I think, 50-70% for exclusive authors – it’s good..For non-exclusive authors 33-50% or even 33-40% program is more needed..And surely, we waiting for a 2-3 $ price increasing on AJ..
+1 Yes. That’s good idea!

Totally agree. Non-exclusives need a sliding scale as well. 33%-49% would be brilliant and would help Envato to look more fair-trade in terms of it’s dealings with contributors.

Also +1 on the price increase, especially for vectors / GR items. Desperately needed.

4822 posts Interactive Design
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
+8 more
digitalscience says


Well the top authors wouldn’t be making the money they do without Envato that’s for sure.. so I think 70% is very fair.
It’s a mutual benefit. Envato wouldn’t make such money without the top authors.

Indeed then it should be 50 / 50… top authors wouldn’t make such money without a marketplace with the infrastructure and exposure.. and Envato wouldn’t make money if they didn’t have authors making them stock to sell… But also we should take into account Envato’s business costs, amount of staff they have to pay, hosting, advertising and so on.. I mean Envato only take 30% from the top authors, and they most likely spend a large chunk of those funds keep this site running, so authors can continue to make money.

28 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
+5 more
unluck says

I am all for a bigger cut for authors, but in my opinion the non-exclusive is the worst. 33% cut is so bitter-sweet, even for items that are exclusive but since there is no item based exclusion they also get cut. Even though its income that probably wouldn’t be there without Envato I still hesitate to upload new files under this agreement.

70% seems to be the about the standard for exclusive authors on marketplaces I’ve looked into, many places even without any requirements for any sales record. Exclusive Elite authors should definitively get a boost for their hard work up to 70%, perhaps a bonus? :D

Also :P Remove the non-exclusive, then I won’t have to get so annoyed every time i see other authors break this agreement.

Helpful Information

  • Please read our community guidelines. Self promotion and discussion of piracy is not allowed.
  • Open a support ticket if you would like specific help with your account, deposits or purchases.
  • Item Support by authors is optional and may vary. Please see the Support tab on each item page.

Most of all, enjoy your time here. Thank you for being a valued Envato community member.

Post Reply

Format your entry with some basic HTML. Read the Full Details, or here is a refresher:

<strong></strong> to make things bold
<em></em> to emphasize
<ul><li> or <ol><li> to make lists
<h3> or <h4> to make headings
<pre></pre> for code blocks
<code></code> for a few words of code
<a></a> for links
<img> to paste in an image (it'll need to be hosted somewhere else though)
<blockquote></blockquote> to quote somebody

:grin: :shocked: :cry: Complete List of Smiley Codes

by
by
by
by
by
by