As quoted in the blog post “A platform like Envato Market acts to connect a buyer and a seller.”
If Envato is merely the platform between author and buyer, then authors would expect to be paid faster similar to other platforms such as eBay. Even reseller sites like Fotolia pay within 7 business days for withdrawals.
Right now on Envato, from a buyer sale to the author receiving the funds it can take anywhere between 15 days to 45 days (depending on the date of sale) to receive the funds. This is too long and not inline with what other platforms are offering. I know Envato has started express payments within a week if you’re earning $40 000 a week, but this is only going to benefit a handful of authors here.
I think what is missing for authors to feel like this is a platform, is faster withdrawals. Otherwise it will feel like Envato is a re-seller which pays us out with monthly commission.
Doesn’t show up in your portfolio either.. is it hidden? – check the hidden tab on dashboard.
Great idea for a comp!
Agreed, new share buttons look strange, what was wrong with them before? Also it’s not ideal to push description copy further down the page.
tommusrhodus saidOh no, I was in no way targeting the game.
You’re talking about a well designed card game with great illustrations and a humorous edge, tie into that a “web famous” cartoonist who’s part of the project, and very reasonable prices for getting your hands on the card game and this is simply a great product, I think the terms “waste” & “easy” is a bit of an interesting choice here.
What I meant was the 10k target with the 3.7m funding. The idea behind the game may be something. But still that is an insane amount of money!!
Cats rule the internet, so not surprising it translates into big dollars
digitalscience saidIf what I quoted is true, then we won’t get a form 1099 until next year, for earnings from Jan 2015 to Dec 2015. Would still be nice for staff to say “Yeah, this is correct” for reassurance, everything is a bit fuzzy right now.
webfector saidThey probably haven’t provided the forms or won’t because they realize what they’re proposing is not legal, otherwise they would’ve done it already.
I found an important piece of text on the blog:We’ll be providing a Form 1099 as required, for income starting Jan 1, 2015
oh right.. good point, I still don’t see why a website where you sell stuff online should report earnings to IRS, something doesn’t feel right about that.