This means that Envato Elements takes the total downloads of an item (per customer) for a subscription that starts on any day in the calendar month and reports them on the next available earnings report.
Here are some example scenarios:
Scenario 1: A customer starts their subscription on November 1. Any download for the next 30 days are included in the November earnings.
Scenario 2: A customer starts their subscription on November 30. Any download for the next 30 days are included in the November earnings.
In scenario two, even though most of the downloads happen in the month of December, they are counted as part of a November subscription because the first day of the subscription was in that calendar month.
When Should I Expect to See My Full Earnings Report?
We aim to get results in front of authors as quickly as possible, however due to our revenue share methodology, there is a necessary delay of up to two months before we can provide you with your final monthly earnings amount.
So, using the example above, because November earnings need to wait until the end of the very last November subscription period (end of December) to be finalized, the earliest that earnings can be paid and reported on is in January.
Displaying partial earnings for a month
To help you make better decisions about the content you have on Elements, we are making daily calculations visible for your item earnings to provide you with partial earnings information as early as possible. This means that your item earnings will visibly accumulate daily over the course of the month, until the entire month has been calculated.
When will my first day of earnings become available?
We aim to publish your first earnings amount by the 6th business day of the month. Before this time, the month will not be available in the drop down menu on your earnings report. For example, for the June earnings month, you will be able to select June on your earnings report after the 6th business day of July. This initial calculation will cover the first week of June.
Will the daily calculations include the Content Bonus?
Starting from March 2020, daily calculations will also be displayed for the Content Bonus.
What if my item earnings don’t change day after day?
There are a couple of scenarios that will result in your subscriber share earnings remaining unchanged from day to day:
- Above your earnings, a date will be displayed indicating the latest calculated day. If this has not been updated, then no new calculations have occurred. We will attempt to inform you if there is a long delay in performing a new daily calculation.
- If the calculations are up-to-date and your earnings haven’t changed, this may mean none of your items were licensed on the day we have just published earnings for.
- If the calculations are up-to-date and your content bonus hasn't changed, this may mean you’re ineligible and may need to upload fresh content. For more information on content bonus eligibility please read this article.
Pro Tip: Don’t forget to enter your payment details to your account via the
Elements dashboard (if you haven't already) so that you can get paid on-time
Tax Differences between Market and Elements
It's important to note that there may be differences in the amount of tax that is withheld when you are selling content across both Envato Market and Envato Elements.
Please review our article, which outlines the difference between the rate of withholding tax on Envato Market and Envato Elements.