Envato need to increase the 30% referral cut to at least 50% or the sames as the authors commission rate. I think 30% is not a good enough incentive to spend time and money advertising. Lets bump it to 50% or greater, then we will alot more users come to the site. This really needs to change
30% is very normal with Affiliate Programs. And it doesn’t need to be higher. Envato needs to make money to in order to keep the business competitive.
However we need a “cookie” that doesn’t expire before 30, 60 or maybe even 90 days. So that if the user doesn’t deposit first they visit you will still get paid when they revisit within 30, 60 or 90 days.
Or it could be 2-pier program, which would make it much more powerful. Where the percentage is split between 2 levels. This way you wil get paid on your referrals – referrals.Of course a smaller % recurring would be great, but Elite Authors already make 70% and if you would take another e.g 3-5% for recurring commissions it would cut in Envato’s profit.
True, but ill stick to saying that 30% is not enticing enough to spend hours promoting. Im at 13,000 clickthroughs this month and 150 have joined, and not much earnings considering the hours and money I put in. Why would I want to spend more time doing this?
^^ Really great ideas guys. Love the idea quickandeasy of your affiliate % going up with the amount of people you refer, this can increase as your badges upgrade, even if its just 5% increase its alot more enticing.
Some users have said they have like 12,000 hits a month and good payouts.
But, yes the payouts could be bigger.
With so many users, and probably potential users having cookies from previous visits – it’s difficult to get new registers.I have about 400 unique visitors a month – but only 1 registered per month, with no deposits.
Over the past month I have spent lots of time putting envato out there and the return so far has not been worth it. The advertising process is time consuming and boring.. would be alot more enjoyable if the benefits were greater.
Envato need to increase the 30% referral cut to at least 50% or the sames as the authors commission rate. I think 30% is not a good enough incentive to spend time and money advertising. Lets bump it to 50% or greater, then we will alot more users come to the site.
This really needs to change
There seems to be something going on. The past couple of items I uploaded have been over 100 in the que, and this is just print templates, I have not seen this in a long long time. I always get reviewed by the same person and lately it has been taking about 4 days to be reviewed (not complaining, thats still a great review time). I think they need to get another 1-2 reviewers on board during this big influx of submissions though.
Well deserved bud, hope it all goes well!
I have always been a fan of minimal design
Thanks so much guys! and congrats ranfirefly! Graphic River and all its community members are really great, I’m just happy to be a part of it all. Its been a long dusty road but was well worth it and I hope more and more GR authors have an elite badge soon!
I also think its important to stay inspired and inspire others.
Anyway, back to designing something hahah