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« on: July 17, 2017, 04:11 »
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Had a notification via Paypal for a payout from Envato.

No idea what it's for but it was a reasonable amount round $100

Anyone else get one of these?

And no I did not request a payout of earnings as I'm no where near the $50 limit


« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 04:50 »
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I did once get a "sale" for about $50 I couldn't find which pic. I didn't ask as I was scared it was some kind of error  :o.

« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 04:52 »
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Same happen to me.. It was a surprise.. When I go to may envato elements page, I saw a "CONTRIBUTOR BONUS" of almost 100$... I don't know what is it... ???

« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 10:00 »
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Same happen to me.. It was a surprise.. When I go to may envato elements page, I saw a "CONTRIBUTOR BONUS" of almost 100$... I don't know what is it... ???

Where did you find that? For the life of me I can't find that page Elements just shows some photos and nothing else for me.

« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 10:17 »
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 14:06 »
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Thanks for the link I'd never have found otherwise  :'(

« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 08:33 »
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The reason for the bonus was in the email link. It said that the money from unused downloads was distributed evenly among the contributors. Nice to see them looking out for the remaining contributors.

« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 16:25 »
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The reason for the bonus was in the email link. It said that the money from unused downloads was distributed evenly among the contributors. Nice to see them looking out for the remaining contributors.

The email from James arrived much later after the cash went thru Paypal

« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 08:15 »
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The reason for the bonus was in the email link. It said that the money from unused downloads was distributed evenly among the contributors. Nice to see them looking out for the remaining contributors.

The email from James arrived much later after the cash went thru Paypal
Ironically, I got the email, but haven't received the cash yet.

« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 11:51 »
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For some reason, the page on that link will not open for me. It's just loading endlessly. I use google chrome.

If I login here https://elements-contributors.envato.com/ and then go Earnings report on the top right corner nothjing happens. And all other links are dead too, for example payout method...

And if I put the link https://elements-contributors.envato.com/account/earnings/2017-05 directly into my browser, I'm getting thrown to contributor agreement. This site is completely broken.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2017, 12:02 by Dumc »

« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2017, 13:04 »
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Ok, I've solved it. I had to accept agreement and now everything is working great. I also had contributor bonus, ~99$


« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2017, 06:26 »
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Also, don't forget to double check that you have all the proper tax forms in place so you don't have any unnecessary withholdings.


My tax form in Photodune is up to date, but in Elements i can't find tax section. Do i have to fill second tax form for Elements? I have incorrect tax withheld of 30% instead of 5% in Elements...

« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2017, 07:48 »
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It's not incorrect, envato is australian based, so 30% is probably right amount. I checked yesterday. I'm also paying 30% at Canva, which is also *.au based.

« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2017, 07:54 »
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It's not incorrect, envato is australian based, so 30% is probably right amount. I checked yesterday. I'm also paying 30% at Canva, which is also *.au based.

As far as payments go, they are US based. It's the IRS that insists on withholding taxes. If you have a 5% treaty, you should only get 5% withheld.

« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2017, 08:33 »
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Treaty with US or AU? Also, as the other user said, there is no tax section on their page.

« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2017, 11:08 »
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Treaty with US or AU? Also, as the other user said, there is no tax section on their page.

US.

« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2017, 12:07 »
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So whre is the tax section?

« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2017, 14:12 »
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Photodune/Dashboard/Settings/Tax information

DC


« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2017, 14:47 »
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According to this help page, Elements is Australia based for payments.

https://help.contributors.elements.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/229335967-Why-has-tax-been-withheld-from-my-earnings-

The payment comes through as Envato USA Inc, which is the same as PhotoDune.

I'm in the USA
I have 0% withheld on PhotoDune
I have 5% withheld on Elements
I have 10% withheld on Canva

I'm confused.

A quick search on Google did turn up this page though:
http://www.treasury.gov.au/Policy-Topics/Taxation/Tax-Treaties/HTML/Income-Tax-Treaties

« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2017, 21:38 »
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So here's a new earning report from Envato. 110$ contributor bonus!. Thats very nice!

« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2017, 08:25 »
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So here's a new earning report from Envato. 110$ contributor bonus!. Thats very nice!
Yes, with the bonuses showing up, Photodune/Envato has suddenly become my #3 earning site. Didn't see that coming.

« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2017, 08:28 »
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So here's a new earning report from Envato. 110$ contributor bonus!. Thats very nice!
Yes, with the bonuses showing up, Photodune/Envato has suddenly become my #3 earning site. Didn't see that coming.

That alone is helping them exceed DT, CanStockPhoto, BigStock, and Alamy. :'(

« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2017, 08:40 »
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Yeah, same here, it's actually my second best earner for June.

« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2017, 08:45 »
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Same here...


« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2017, 02:59 »
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**AHEM**

Feel free to shout that from the rooftops (or monthly earning polls from certain third-party forums). We're not opposed to photographers letting others know that their earnings are growing with Elements and PhotoDune.  ;-)

Seriously though, super excited to see that things are working out well and your earnings are growing. I am curious how this might impact your plans for future uploading/publishing. Does more earnings change how often and how many items you upload? What impact does tooling play in this?

I'm also curious to know what, if anything we can do to help you understand our content requirements and subject matter needs. We're hoping to ramp up what you get from our team in the way of feedback and input so, happy to hear what format is best for you.

James

It would help if your reviewers didn't arbitarily just reject everything and then if you did how about showing the rejections somewhere?

So at least we would know if an image is rejected?

The elements pages don't work you can't upload anything directly.

There's no way to download earnings reports for elements. 

The whole site is just a mess

This hopping between Photodune and elements is a real pain.

« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2017, 10:16 »
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Looks like July earnings for Envato are already calculated. My item earnings were doubled from June + even higher bonus (120$$) than in June!! Go Envato!

« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2017, 15:46 »
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Yeah right...

I see the Elements offerings are suffering from an over stuffing of similars from their pet authors.

Try and follow their airy fairy ideas on what they want but some contributors are being allowed to dump dozens of poor quality similars and the annoying thing is they are obviously being accepted.

I checked with a buyer in the US and they said the quality was very poor on a lot of searches.

So what gives James? Do you guys really know what you want?

« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2017, 07:43 »
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Yeah right. I'm sorry you're so butt-hurt cause you got booted out.

« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2017, 07:57 »
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My bonus has not calculated yet. How many images do you have in your portfolio Dumc ?

« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2017, 10:35 »
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Did you actually went to the main page? I haven't received any e-mail yet, but clicked on the link for June earnings in my e-mail and it showed my July earnings.

I have about 75 files and I've earned more than 123rf, DT, and Bigstock combined, where I have 1100+ files.

« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2017, 14:42 »
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Yeah right. I'm sorry you're so butt-hurt cause you got booted out.

You have a real sweet attitude  ::)

I didn't get booted out they kept me, so up yours

And I have fewer images than you but made more money LOL  ;D

« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2017, 03:26 »
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Did you actually went to the main page? I haven't received any e-mail yet, but clicked on the link for June earnings in my e-mail and it showed my July earnings.

I have about 75 files and I've earned more than 123rf, DT, and Bigstock combined, where I have 1100+ files.

Oh yes, now I see it, thanks ;).

I also received $120 bonus. Does everyone gets the same bonus regardless the number of images in portfolio or the number of sales ?

By the way, shouldn't we receive the report for August ? We have middle September and just only received the report for July....

« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2017, 11:01 »
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Yeah right. I'm sorry you're so butt-hurt cause you got booted out.

You have a real sweet attitude  ::)

I didn't get booted out they kept me, so up yours

And I have fewer images than you but made more money LOL  ;D

If you're in, you'd know that 120$ is bonus, not my earnings from images, I never said how much I've made only from images, so how would you even remotely know, how much I've made with my files?

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« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2017, 11:05 »
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Yeah right. I'm sorry you're so butt-hurt cause you got booted out.

You have a real sweet attitude  ::)

I didn't get booted out they kept me, so up yours

And I have fewer images than you but made more money LOL  ;D

If you're in, you'd know that 120$ is bonus, not my earnings from images, I never said how much I've made only from images, so how would you even remotely know, how much I've made with my files?

A valid point.

« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2017, 14:46 »
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Yeah right. I'm sorry you're so butt-hurt cause you got booted out.

You have a real sweet attitude  ::)

I didn't get booted out they kept me, so up yours

And I have fewer images than you but made more money LOL  ;D

If you're in, you'd know that 120$ is bonus, not my earnings from images, I never said how much I've made only from images, so how would you even remotely know, how much I've made with my files?

You know something? I really don't care

You have a real nasty attitude problem there Slovenian dude go snipe somewhere else

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« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2017, 21:00 »
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Yeah right. I'm sorry you're so butt-hurt cause you got booted out.

You have a real sweet attitude  ::)

I didn't get booted out they kept me, so up yours

And I have fewer images than you but made more money LOL  ;D

If you're in, you'd know that 120$ is bonus, not my earnings from images, I never said how much I've made only from images, so how would you even remotely know, how much I've made with my files?

You know something? I really don't care

You have a real nasty attitude problem there Slovenian dude go snipe somewhere else

Well to be fair, you're not exactly taking the high road by saying "I didn't get booted out they kept me, so up yours" and "And I have fewer images than you but made more money LOL  ;D"

And he has a point... you don't know how much money he makes there, so how can you say that you make more money than him? Did I miss a post where he stated sales earnings, other than the $120 bonus?

« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2017, 02:20 »
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Yeah right. I'm sorry you're so butt-hurt cause you got booted out.

You have a real sweet attitude  ::)

I didn't get booted out they kept me, so up yours

And I have fewer images than you but made more money LOL  ;D

If you're in, you'd know that 120$ is bonus, not my earnings from images, I never said how much I've made only from images, so how would you even remotely know, how much I've made with my files?

You know something? I really don't care

You have a real nasty attitude problem there Slovenian dude go snipe somewhere else

Well to be fair, you're not exactly taking the high road by saying "I didn't get booted out they kept me, so up yours" and "And I have fewer images than you but made more money LOL  ;D"

And he has a point... you don't know how much money he makes there, so how can you say that you make more money than him? Did I miss a post where he stated sales earnings, other than the $120 bonus?

Selective recall? You obviously read the "Yeah right. I'm sorry you're so butt-hurt cause you got booted out."

The thread was about the bonus not earnings. I don't give a fig about how much he makes

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« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2017, 16:14 »
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So why bother to say that you earn more than him?

« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2017, 14:35 »
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August Envato earnings out.

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« Reply #41 on: October 13, 2017, 21:15 »
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Sammy is right, he did start it with at "butt-hurt" comment ...
Congrats on the bonuses guys :)

« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2017, 03:12 »
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Actually he started with "yeah right" basically calling me a liar which I don't like beeing called, because it's not in my nature to make things up, like some people tend to do here.

Anyway, even higher bonus then previus month, but slightly less earnings from photos, overall earnings a few cents higher than in July. Go Envato!

« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2017, 02:20 »
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Actually he started with "yeah right" basically calling me a liar which I don't like beeing called, because it's not in my nature to make things up, like some people tend to do here.

Anyway, even higher bonus then previus month, but slightly less earnings from photos, overall earnings a few cents higher than in July. Go Envato!

"Yeah right" does not imply in anyway you are a liar Slovenian dude; yeah nah

My orignal post was concerned with Envatos double standards on image acceptance

In my part of the world "yeah right" was more to do with your "Go Envato!" comment and the fact that (as I commented) Envato don't appear to applying any logical standards to image curation.



But if you feel "butt hurt" I suggest you go lie down in a dark room for a little while

LOOL

P.S. He? maybe she would be more accurate
« Last Edit: October 15, 2017, 02:31 by Sammy the Cat »

« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2017, 03:03 »
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I'll just call you "it".

« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2017, 04:17 »
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I'll just call you "it".

Stop being an A hole misogynist
« Last Edit: October 15, 2017, 04:34 by Sammy the Cat »

« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2018, 12:07 »
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Uf, 160$ bonus

« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2018, 08:56 »
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Does anyone know how to download a full report from Elements? I just got my 1099 but it is for the whole tamale of sales, not just what I earned.  Now I have to go dissect everything to get my tax guy a realistic net income number. I have the CVS file from Photodune, just not from Elements and I cannot find any downloadable link nor do they split out anything on their earnings report in Elements.

Also if anyone in the USA has received a 1099 from Envants it looks like it is combined with NET Elements and GROSS Photodune.  Very poor tax reporting structure.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2018, 09:14 by Mantis »

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« Reply #48 on: January 17, 2018, 11:36 »
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I remember having to ask Envato for a report. I emailed their support and they gave me a sales report.

support@envato.com

« Reply #49 on: January 17, 2018, 19:47 »
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I remember having to ask Envato for a report. I emailed their support and they gave me a sales report.

support@envato.com

I ended up doing that, Ron.  Simply amazing that we can't just get a clean 1099.

« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2018, 08:21 »
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This is amazing! When I accepted the terms for Envato Elements I incorrectly assumed it was another one of those (this is good for you but not really good for you) deals like other stock agencies pass along. Because of this I just assumed I'd be making pennies. I signed up and forgot about it, and continued on my merry way only uploading new content to my top three earners. Last night after receiving an email from Envato I was like "oh yeah, I signed up for that, I should see if I sold anything" I was expecting to see an account with perhaps $10 or so. Oh was I wrong! Envato Elements somehow since July has become my top earner! Thank you thank you thank you for treating contributors the way you are! Thank you for realizing my hard work is worth something! I will be uploading new content to your agency first.

« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2018, 17:52 »
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Does anyone know how to download a full report from Elements? I just got my 1099 but it is for the whole tamale of sales, not just what I earned.  Now I have to go dissect everything to get my tax guy a realistic net income number. I have the CVS file from Photodune, just not from Elements and I cannot find any downloadable link nor do they split out anything on their earnings report in Elements.

Also if anyone in the USA has received a 1099 from Envants it looks like it is combined with NET Elements and GROSS Photodune.  Very poor tax reporting structure.

Hey Mantis! The methodology behind the calculations are prescribed by the IRS, it's not something that Envato has decided to do. If you're looking for more detailed calculations you can send an email to taxinfo@envato.com with your username and they can send you the workings/detailed calculations for your review.

Hope that helps!

« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2018, 17:53 »
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This is amazing! When I accepted the terms for Envato Elements I incorrectly assumed it was another one of those (this is good for you but not really good for you) deals like other stock agencies pass along. Because of this I just assumed I'd be making pennies. I signed up and forgot about it, and continued on my merry way only uploading new content to my top three earners. Last night after receiving an email from Envato I was like "oh yeah, I signed up for that, I should see if I sold anything" I was expecting to see an account with perhaps $10 or so. Oh was I wrong! Envato Elements somehow since July has become my top earner! Thank you thank you thank you for treating contributors the way you are! Thank you for realizing my hard work is worth something! I will be uploading new content to your agency first.

Glad things are going well!


 

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