# Themeforest payment per sell

I have a landing page in themeforest with exclusive authorship. This item price is \$8. Total sell 6. But my total earnings is \$13.48. Why ? I don’t understand profit sharing. I am not clear. What should I get ? I filled up w-8 form. Shouldn’t I get \$24 ?

Take in count your fees as author. You’re a lvl1 author.

Please let me know, if a item price is \$10, how much dollar will be added to my balance ? Kindly do clear me about item price. Please let me know what are the section of my item cost.

author fee : % ?

tax : % ?

etc. of total value of my sells.

Thanks.

Item Price \$10

\$10 - 20% buyer fee = \$8 gross income
\$8 - 0-30% us withholding tax = X1
\$8 - 37.5% author fee = X2
\$8 - X1 - X2 = net income

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Thanks Sealord, I am clear.

I am not USA citizen. I have filled up w-8 form. Then, if others countries buyer buy my item, will envato charge same like USA author ?

Important ! my item price is \$8. as I have filled up w-8 form. So, I get &3.33 according to your described term.But I am getting only \$2.5 for all countries.

What should I do ?

Thanks.

Check the bottom of this page . It’s a detailed version of what @Sealord said. Good luck with sales!

The buyer fee for items in Marketing category is \$4. Do Sealord’s math but subtract \$4 as the buyer fee instead of 20%.

I made this tool some time ago. Should help out with calculations. Use and abuse it! Haha

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What everyone esle ahs said, but just to pull all the info together…

Your item is priced at \$8, that’s the list price. Six lots of those come to \$48 which is the total value of your sales shown on your screen shot. As Osama says, the buyers fee is \$4 for your item, so \$4 is taken from the \$8 giving an item price of just \$4. So six lots of \$4 comes to \$24… Envato then take the authors fee which is 37.5%, or in your case \$9, which leaves \$15 which is your sales earnings as shown on your screenshot. Essentially, you’re getting 31.25% of the list price.

You decide on the item price, and the \$4 buyer fee is added on top, so if you set it to \$36, then the list price would be \$40, and your sales earnings would be \$21. Then you’d be getting 52.5% of the list price. So it’s up to you to set the price at a rate that you’re comfortable with, based on the buyers fee that will be deducted.

Then you’ve got taxes. Based on the amount that you’ve paid, it looks like you’ve filled out the W8 form correctly… or you’ve just had hardly any US buyers. If yo hadn’t filled it in, you’d have 28% taken on all sales, if you’ve filled it in without a tax ID then you’ll have 30% taken on all US sales and nothing taken on non-US slaes, and if you fill it in with a tax ID then you have nothing taken on non-US sales and between 0 and 30% taken on US sales.

Hopefully that makes sense anyway!

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You had two sales to US customers, one before you submit the W-8 form and the other afterwards.

US sale before = 28% US Backup Withholding Tax
`List Price: \$8.00`
`Fiexed Buyer Fee: \$4.00`
`\$8.00 - \$4.00 = \$4.00`
`\$4.00 * 28.00% = \$1.12 tax`
`\$4.00 * 37.50% = \$1.50 author fee`
`\$4.00 - \$1.12 - \$1.50 = \$1.38`

US sale afterwards = 10% US Royalty Withholding Tax (Bangladesh Tax Treaty)
`List Price: \$8.00`
`Fiexed Buyer Fee: \$4.00`
`\$8.00 - \$4.00 = \$4.00`
`\$4.00 * 28.00% = \$0.40 tax`
`\$4.00 * 37.50% = \$1.50 author fee`
`\$4.00 - \$0.40 - \$1.50 = \$2.10`

Sales to Non-US-Customers ( 4 times )
`List Price: \$8.00`
`Fiexed Buyer Fee: \$4.00`
`\$8.00 - \$4.00 = \$4.00`
`\$4.00 * 37.50% = \$1.50 author fee`
`\$4.00 - \$1.50 = \$2.50`

`\$2.50 * 4 = \$10.00`
`\$10.00 + \$1.38 + \$2.10 = \$13.48 earnings`

`\$1.12 + \$0.40 = \$1.52 us tax`
`\$1.50 * 6 = \$9.00 author fee`

Hello i am from india.

I have 2 question.

1. can i able to sell same theme or html template in themeforest, or other other market place?

2. If i sell html template list price \$15 then what i receive aft6er sell?

Hi.

1. Yes.
2. Yes (you get approx 40% to 50% starting - upto 70%)

you can few more details from here : https://author.envato.com/join

Great Tool! Thanks for making it.