as you probably noticed, when you start to sell an AE project on VH you pay 6$ “buyer fee” and 30-12.5% “Author fees”.
That means, if you upload some smaller project, which is selling for let’s say, 15$ then your share is 7.8$ what is only 52.5% as elite author or 6.3$ what is 42% as new author.
Selling an item for 12$? your share is 43.75% elite, 35% new author.
Only when you start to sell projects that are 30$ or higher then you start to be above 70%
I get it, this was push to sell small projects on envato elements. But how it turned out?
Elements is full of big pack of icons and other big projects that were dumped there because the were not selling on VH. It does not make sense to upload there some small intro or small project dedicated to some niche.
So my question is: What are envato elements administrators doing? Do they have some clear goal how this marketplace should look like or it will continue to be just a dumpster for VH.
Thinking about authors. How much traffic you get for the 60-30% you pay to envato? Putting those “authore fee” money on campaign can bring you a whole lot of buyers anyways. Plus, you can have full freedom to manage things on your website, and there are also tax deduction benefits you can use.
Dear authors, let me know what are your thoughs and experience selling motiongraphics, what kind of obstacles you have to come across and hopefully we can share some ideas and help each other.
Want to have more traffic per money? Delete elements banner? Crypto payments? Let’s have some space where you can say it!