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blabus says

The title says it. Being February, I forgot the month ended the 28th and missed the withdrawal cutoff by a few hours, so now I have to wait a month and a half for my earnings?! Are you kidding me? I don’t understand the ridiculous length of time we have to wait to get paid. The $50 minimum withdrawal limit already prevents constant micro-withdrawals, so the only other reason I can think of is that Envato is purposely trying to hold on to our money for as long as possible to gain the interest on it, and frankly I feel that’s a pretty lame way to treat the people who make you most of your money. A few days or even a week or two wait I wouldn’t mind, but a month and a half is ridiculous. In this age of digital instant transfers we should be able to get paid faster, not slower.

The devs and managers are always asking for ideas for improvements/changes, well that would be my number one request- remove (or at least significantly shorten) the ridiculous length of time we have to wait to get paid.

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HarveyDesign Volunteer moderator says

It’s simple really, You just have to make the payment request on the 1st of each month. That way you won’t forget nearer the time. :)

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_rohan says
It’s simple really, You just have to make the payment request on the 1st of each month. That way you won’t forget nearer the time. :)

Still a month and a half, right?

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HarveyDesign Volunteer moderator says
It’s simple really, You just have to make the payment request on the 1st of each month. That way you won’t forget nearer the time. :)
Still a month and a half, right?

Yes, but that is their own fault for not withdrawing them this month. :) What do you expect?

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_rohan says
Yes, but that is their own fault for not withdrawing them this month. :) What do you expect?

No, you’re missing the point – if he doesn’t withdraw, he has to wait 2 and a half months. One and a half months is a long time in the OP’s opinion.

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HarveyDesign Volunteer moderator says

Then he should withdraw his earnings to reduce the wait. ;)

I forgot the month ended the 28th and missed the withdrawal cutoff by a few hours, so now I have to wait a month and a half for my earnings?!
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webdesigndeluxe says

I agree. I love this marketplace, but the only downfall I see in it, is the withdrawal system. I don’t care about the $50 minimum, I’m actually for that, but I think we authors should get our money when we want it. After all we deserve it eh? Without us authors, there wouldn’t be these awesome marketplaces IMO .

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omarabid says

My idea:

Why does Envato hold money? They don’t have the right to hold it for interest. So, if they hold it to check earnings or whatever check they want to, it should become available after that period, and you can withdraw it.

For example the check period is 1 month. You worked for 5 months and you made $5120 in 4 months and $1200 in the last. Now, at any next day, you can withdraw any amount of the $5120, because they are checked money. the $1200 have to wait another 30 days.

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blabus says

No no, this is how it works- whenever you place the withdrawal request, the money is paid to you the 15th of the month AFTER the month during which you replaced the withdrawal request. So if you place it the 31st of the month, you’ll get it the 15th of the next month (or in 15 days). But if you happen to forget to withdraw it by the 31st, then the earliest you can get it is a month and a half (since you’d request the withdrawal the 1st of the month, and then it’d be paid the 15th of the month after that), as in my case.

But simply saying that you should remind yourself to withdraw it the end of each month is no excuse. I should be able to withdraw it whenever I want and have the money within a few days. It’s not like there are paper checks that need to be filled out and mailed- the money is transferred from Envato’s payment account to my account. It should be instant (or at the most, take a few days, but not 2 weeks to a month and a half).

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doru says
In this age of digital instant transfers we should be able to get paid faster, not slower.

reality :) :

if you put money in the digital world then is fast, if you take money out from the digital world, then is slow. One argument that proves that the digital world is evil.

I understand the frustration, but, hey :) welcome to the club.

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