I’m one of the oldest Authors, pretty much here since 2009 I made Audiojungle, VideoHive and other products when Envato was friendly until few years ago when they hired more reviewers that pretty much reject 99% of my high quality original productions (I’m a professional animator and music producer since 2006 working at the studio).
About few years ago when I started to get many not-make any sense rejections from reviewers of almost any high quality content I tried to upload, it was really different than what it was and I had some discussions with the community (which I really like) about how things changed for the bad of the Authors just because newer Authors joined the party, Envato felt that they can’t approve “trash quality” in other words which I respected, but it was far from what actually happened on the reviews… again, and again…
So after I scratched my head for a while seeing that Envato isn’t going to improve but only get worst I decided to move to different marketplace and dedicate my spare time to create and upload my high quality content there.
I’m not sharing the name of the marketplace but all I can say is that I’m there for a while now and it’s very successful with less items and have more sales a week than the sales I have in Envato per month… it was a smart move after all.
The reason for this thread is, since I still have a decent amount of content on Envato which keep selling, I noticed that the sales reduced dramatically for the last few months, and even almost stopped.
I wondered if it’s only on my side, because on my 8-9 years around I never seen such thing… this is very weird, so I asked two of my Audiojungle and Videohive friends who are also here for a while (no names as they request).
And they said that Envato is dying and it’s getting worst, it seems like new clients and authors are moving to different marketplaces, so it wasn’t just my profile income who reduced dramatically but 2 others… I’m guessing maybe it happened to more authors.
Am I planning to come back and upload new content to Envato? Maybe…
For now I’m afraid not, the review process may changed but I rather not risk spending my time creating exclusive content for Envato marketplace while 99% it will get rejected for really bad unprofessional decisions (no offence to reviewers)
While I’m creating exclusive content for other marketplace and 99% accepted just like it used to be in Envato.
I’m curious are there other Authors here who feels the same reduce of income from Envato or it’s just a really bad time for Envato?
Feel free to share your opinions, you don’t have to to name names or enter specific numbers but your experience is interesting for me and maybe others to share and learn about Envato and if it’s… dying? (hopefully not because I like this community a lot)
Thanks ahead and sorry about my bad English.