I would like to talk about a big problem Envato Affiliates face. (And regular authors)
Here’s what it looks when affiliates bring a new customer to some item on Envato, AudioJungle in this case:
OK, the price is 29$. But look at the top of the page:
Let’s say the customer completely ignores this and still decides to buy this track, here’s what the cart looks like:
So even in the cart, there’s a top banner, and even a banner in the right corner.
I’m not gonna talk here about how that is completely unfair to the authors. That is obvious and it’s been discussed a lot of times. I’m gonna focus on affiliates here.
What happens if a customer decides to click on the Elements banner and sign up there instead? Well, affiliate who brought the customer will get 0$. Envato Market and Elements are still not connected, and if someone comes on Envato Market, decides to sign up to Elements and pays 200$, we get nothing. This really isn’t fair.
Promotion of Elements is so strong across the whole market that I have no doubt a lot of customers ends up there. Don’t we deserve a fair cut in that case? Envato Market and Elements are the same entity, so we bring customers/money to the same company, yet in this case, we are not getting paid. One of the reasons for migration to Impact Radius was to make this possible. I’ve been waiting for 6 months, and I don’t think this is solved yet.
I don’t see video commercials on YouTube and first spots on Google filled with Envato, so I guess Envato’s promotion and author’s sales rely heavily on affiliate work. Please, we deserve to be updated about this and we deserve to be paid if someone decides to click on the banner and signs up on Elements instead of purchasing Envato Market item. And vice versa, if someone brings a client to Elements, and you promote Envato Market items there, we also deserve a cut.
If Market and Elements are impossible to connect, wouldn’t it be fair to at least disable promo banners that take away customers when they come from our affiliate links?
When can we expect this to be solved, and what’s the current status? @emile_b can you please join the discussion?
Also, a few of the Level 8,7 and level 6 affiliates: @MorningLightMusic @muffingroup @wpbakery @Kriesi @themepunch @OlexandrIgnatov @AShamaluev @Andrew_G @Alumo @pinkzebra @kreatura @TimMcMorris @AudioTrend @E-soundtrax @Elfsight @THEMECO @LouisTwelve-Design @ThemeFusion @StereoNuts @dtbaker @sevenspark @damiamio
(Sorry for my bad English, I hope everything was clear)