Summary: Here, we’ll take you through what being a part of the Envato Author Community is all about and the opportunities available to you to get involved with both globally and locally.
At this stage, we expect that you’ve already signed-up as an author or are thinking of signing up (we hope so!).
If you know what you need or want to skip ahead, you can find more information by clicking on the specific sections below.
About the Envato Author Community
At Envato, we believe that we succeed when our community succeeds. We have communities all around the world from nearly every country, specializing in creative products that sell across our platforms.
The Envato Author community is unique in that it is incredibly diverse across products such as Audio, Video, Photos, WordPress, Code, Web or 3D, as well as across platforms, whether is Envato Market, Envato Elements or Placeit.
Alongside this, our communities have strong and vibrant cultural roots and you’ll often find online and offline groups across various languages and interests, helping to support each other on a global and local level, whether you’re a new author or a growing author.
Our Growing Community Earnings
More than 81,000 authors all around the world have now earned with Envato, be it for their designs, their items, their skills and experience or their eye for trends.
At Envato, our goal is to put more earnings into the hands of our creative community and in 2020, we reached $1 billion USD in total community earnings.
This milestone is a reflection of our commitment to the community and that we will always be proud that our community earns more than our company does.
Our Envato Forums
Alongside our platforms and products, we also have a thriving and engaged community of authors all around the world, across various areas of speciality. Joining Envato means access to our Envato Forums, with access to local groups, discussions, contests and more. It also gives an opportunity for authors to seek advice and feedback about their items and portfolio.
For Envato Elements authors, we run a private access-only forum group as well. We use these forums to announce any Elements-specific news and to answer questions you and other members of the community may have.
Our Community Badges
We're always happy to celebrate an Author’s contribution to the life of our community. There are lots of badges you can unlock throughout your Envato journey. Authors can see which accomplishments they’ve already achieved and find out how to unlock more by visiting their personalized badges page.
Please note: Badges can only be provisioned by staff and are not to be used in any other way (ie., as part of an avatar or item thumbnail).
Our Envato Events and Meetups
With over 60 million items sold on Envato, it is an engaged and thriving community which exists both globally on the platform and on our Envato Forums, as well as within local cities.
From time to time, we also host live and online events around the world under our flagship conference, Envato Worldwide.
Community Resources and Initiatives
When you become an Author at Envato, you’ll have access to a regular stream of educational resources including trends and insights. Our Author Hub is focused on all things author including, all the latest current and emerging trends within the marketplace and industry, business development resources and author interviews. Our exclusive Author Newsletter then wraps all of the highlights each month so authors get all the news in one place.
This is also where we run regular contests and creative briefs specifically for our author community to know what’s trending and what customers are looking for across our content types, all while giving you a chance to earn more if your item gets chosen!
Each year, we host a dedicated T-shirt design contest designed for and by our community with a chance to win a prize. This t-shirt is a representation of our celebrated and talented Envato community that unites both our author community and staff community together, whether they’re wearing it proudly at home or at an Envato Meetup.
On the customer side of things, Envato plans a significant investment in marketing and promotional activities in order to secure a large audience who may not currently source digital items elsewhere in the Envato ecosystem, as well as those who are regular customers.
This includes campaigns such as the Free Files Campaign and the Black Friday Sales, which aims to increase the exposure of our authors and items through sales and promotions, as well as running regular customer-facing newsletters and videos featuring items across our platforms.