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Dani Ivanov
Dani Ivanov
10,732 Points

ThemeForest's Fees

I am looking at ThemeForest's fees and I can't figure one thing out. What the heck is "The Envato Buyer Fee" for? They add this fee on top of the Author Fee which already is quite high (55% for non-exclusive authors and 12.5% - 37.5% for exclusive authors).

The way I see it selling exclusively on ThemeForest is more expensive at first (37.5% author fee + 20% buyer fee = 57.5%) than if you simply sell non-exclusively on ThemeForest until you sell enough for the author fees to drop.

Here is their official pages explaining this http://themeforest.net/make_money/become_an_author http://marketblog.envato.com/news/buyer-services/

1 Answer

Codin - Codesmite
Codin - Codesmite
8,600 Points

Lets say you sell an item on themeforest for $100.

If you are exclusive: They take $20 buyers fee leaving $80. Then depending on your sales output they will take 12.5% to 37.5% in Authors Fee. You get the remainder.

If you are non-exclusive: They take $20 buyers fee leaving $80. Then depending on your sales output they will take 55% in Authors Fee. You get the remainder.

Then bare in mind you have to pay tax on your sales.

Themeforest is a terrible place to sell your designs, they take huge fees and are oversaturated with way to much competetion.

I would reccomend looking around at other options, freelance contracts or starting your own online shop exclusively for your designs.