Summary: Once you have been approved as an Elements Author, there are a few steps that need to be completed before you can start uploading your items and earning money from Elements.
Completing these steps ensures that your Elements account will be set up correctly and that you can begin to earn money as soon as you start publishing your work.
Please note: The steps below apply to approved Elements Authors only. If you’d like to be considered for Elements, read Top Tips for Submitting a Successful Elements Application and then submit an application.
Step 1: Sign up as an Author on Envato Market
Envato Market is another marketplace Authors can sell their work on.
For some Content Types (Photos, Video & Code/Web items), items will be uploaded to Envato Market and transferred to Elements.
Click here to Sign Up.
If you are already an Envato Market Author, don't worry about this step! You're ready for Step 2.
Step 2: Fill out Tax Information on Envato Market
The form is available under Tax Information on the Envato Market Settings page.
The form can also be accessed by copying the following link and simply updating it with your username: https://themeforest.net/user/<username>/tax_information/new
Completing the tax form ensures that you are following tax rules and means you won’t get overcharged for tax.
- If you are a US person, you can learn more here: Tax Information & Form W-9 Requirements for US Authors
- If you are a Non-US individual or an organization, you can learn more here: Tax Information & Form W-8 Requirements for non US Authors
Step 3: Fill out Payment Details
You now need to login to the Elements Dashboard and fill in your payment details.
The Elements Dashboard is where Authors check their earnings & item performance once they start uploading.
Some Content Types (Web Templates, WordPress Themes & Design) can upload their items via the Elements Dashboard.
Authors can only log in to Elements once their application has been approved. If you’d like to be considered for Elements, submit an application here.
Step 4: Upload your first Elements Item
Once the account creation steps are completed, approved Elements Authors can start uploading to Envato Elements! Depending on your item type, there are different ways to do this.
Learn how to upload items here.
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