Summary: Finding the earnings dashboards confusing? This article explains how you can better understand your sales by looking at your earnings dashboard and sections within it.
At this stage, we expect that you’ve already signed-up as an author and have an item(s) uploaded and ready to sell on Envato.
Once you’ve started to sell your items, you’ll want to keep track of how they’re going so you can best manage your performance over time and track what items are selling well to customers.
Some of the details may be confusing at first, so we’ve put together some information here to help you make sense of it all whether you sell on Envato Market, on Envato Elements or both!
Your Earnings Dashboard
The Earnings Dashboard is a quick overview of your earnings. The dashboards are a little different depending on whether you’re selling items on Envato Market or Elements, but show similar information.
The Market Earnings Dashboard
To get to your Earnings Dashboard on Market simply use this URL, replacing USERNAME with your username (https://themeforest.net/user/USERNAME/earnings)
You can also get to it manually by:
- Logging in to one of our marketplaces
- Clicking on your profile name in the top right corner
- Clicking on Earnings
In the top section of the earnings page you’ll see:
- Your sales earnings for the current month (after Author Fees, but before taxes)
- Your balance
- Your total, all-time sales earnings (before taxes)
You’ll also find a graph underneath that defaults to current month’s earnings, but can be switched to the current year, or all time.
This graph information can be changed by clicking on the Item Sales box in the top left. You can also view:
- Total Sales
- Support Sales
On the right side of the dashboard you’ll see a list of Top Countries where you’ve made sales, and on the bottom you’ll item sales by date. You can click in to each date and see even more information about the time of day when sales were made.
You can also view and download your statements from your Market profile, read more about this in our dedicated article - Authors Guide to Statements and Documents.
The Elements Earnings Dashboard
Your earnings report can be found in your Elements Contributor Dashboard. All you need to do is login via the Elements Contributor page using your Author details and click on your Earnings Report on the left-hand side of the page.
Once you click on your Earnings Report on the left-hand side of the page, this will show your Total Earnings, Item Earnings, Content Bonus, Tax Withheld and Total Payout.
These sections in your Earnings Report are explained below.
This is the total amount you have earned for the time period, before tax.
We’re using item type weighting to make the revenue share calculation fair. We appreciate the effort and skill that goes into creating all types of digital assets and have tried to assign item points based on the relative pricing of each item type on various marketplaces globally.
Read more about the breakdown of how item points are calculated by type and category.
This is the amount of content bonus you’ve received. The Content Bonus Program is described here.
Envato is required by law to withhold certain taxes from your earnings as an Author. Please read about this here for more information.
To have your earnings paid correctly, it's important that you also complete the required tax forms. Please see the steps here for all the details on how to complete your tax forms.
This is the total amount the Author is paid into their nominated account.
Your Earnings Report also provides a section on Earnings By Item Type, Your Top Item, and Earnings by Percentage.
Earnings By Item Type
Your earnings by item type show how much you are earning from all the different item types that you offer.
Your Top Item
Your top item is your best selling item that is earning you the most money.
Earnings by Percentage
Your earnings calculated into percentages between your item earnings and content bonus.
Your Earnings Report as a strategic resource
The information found in your earnings report can help to better understand how your items have performed. We recommend that you stay updated by checking your Elements Contributor Dashboard regularly.