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 before we can calculate author earnings and this can take two months to show. This means that authors may be unable to view their earnings for up to two months until this is calculated.
So, because November earnings need to wait until the end of the very last November subscription period (end of December) the earliest that earnings can be paid and reported on is in January.
In addition, it is also important to note that with the launch (and with most launches) on Elements, we have a small group of real people beta testing the experience, to identify bugs or any potential issues.
This means that an author's first full earnings report can come two months after their launch date for example, and this will include earnings consisting of the early beta periods.
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.