Updated items are getting back on the home page!
Personally I think the way it works now is perfect, and it’s proven to be successful – Envato marketplaces are the biggest on the web and authors here are literally making millions.
Per single sale we don’t make profit, so we can not also guarantee our support time too. What buyers are getting is a bargain – they’re getting a completed product which is at a high standard and reviewed to be working, with well documented instructions – in theory no support is actually needed considering what buyers are getting for their buck.
The current system works because only a small percentage of buyers ask for support and most of the time it’s no problem for authors ( it helps improve sales if we do ) but in worst case scenarios we’re always protected because we have the power to decide which buyers deserve our time, and which do not.
Mandatory support gives buyers too much power, and they’ll feel they’ve now paid for support and will demand it no matter how unjustified their request is, and this is a dangerous thing for authors selling micro stock items.
As for support packs, and buyers being able to buy our time, this should be OPTIONAL.. since a lot of us signed up to sell micro stock because of the freedoms, and not work on a time basis with individual customers.
Just my 2 cents
Awesome!! Good to see it finally here
^ Much better, thanks!!
Or check the terms of other micro stock sites regarding taxes for US authors? Probably best to see what popular image stock sites have in their terms.
Slow this week, but I see it’s a national holiday in the US, long weekend?
^ 100% agree.. For so much admin we need a better explanation for why Envato wants to action this policy.. if it is a new law, then why not just say it’s a new law, instead of saying this is to help authors with their tax, because in my opinion authors tax shouldn’t be Envato’s concern, that’s authors own personal obligations.
Envato’s apparent reason behind this new policy is because..
This process is to help US Authors to report their earnings properly, and to make sure that the appropriate taxes are applied.
My question is, why is author’s tax now a concern for Envato after all these years? Seems like Envato is not being 100% transparent about this, and they should be – because it’s authors incomes at stake here. There are also a lot of grey areas here when it comes to partnerships, since many authors are an international team.