Important Notice About Payouts For Authors and Referrers

Important News

Yesterday authors should have received an email informing them that there will be a change in payouts effective from the 1st of January 2009. The email notice said the following:

New earnings payment system

As of January 15th 2009, you will be provided with a new feature allowing you to automatically withdraw your final earnings balance for the month.

For example: If you select this option on January 16th, then a withdraw request will be automatically submitted for your total earnings balance up until January 31st at 11:59:59pm.

For those members who like to withdraw their maximum earning each month this tool will be extremely useful – no more missing the payment request cutoff by mistake!

The original withdraw system will also remain in place, allowing you to continue to withdraw specific amounts from your earnings balance.

Please read this additional post on the new maximum earnings feature for more information.

New payment date

As of January 2009 all of the months earning payments will be issued on the 15th of following month *.
For example, all earning withdraw requests from January 1st to January 31st will be paid out on February 15th *.

  • December withdrawal request processed on 1st January
  • January withdrawal request processed on 15th February
  • February withdrawal request processed on 15th March

This new payment system will save authors time and will allow Envato to continue to make timely monthly payouts to a variety of account types. Thank you for your understanding while we make this transition and for your continued support.


*If the 15th falls on a weekend or public holiday, the payment will be made on the following business day Australian Standard Time (no exceptions).

We apologize for any inconvenience while we make this transition to the new payout date. Recent site growth and increased incidences of attempted fraud have made it necessary to implement increased payment processing time. Please direct any questions, concerns or comments to this thread where they will be reviewed and answered by staff.

Again, thank you for your understanding and support.

We Still Have $5,000 to Give Away!

Last week the team at PSDTUTS put together the very first web design week where author and Envato founder Collis shared a lifetime’s worth of tips, tricks and ideas. The week culminated in a giveaway for US$25,000 that will be hitting the sites early next week. ThemeForest authors, get ready for a big week! You can find all the tutorials and articles from web design week on You can find all the tutorials and articles from web design week on PSDTUTS.

But, we still have $5,000 left to give away! Pay a visit to PSDTUTS $25,000 Giveaway and fill out a quick form to get your free $10.

100,000 Marketplace Members, and a Surprise Giveaway!

It finally happened. Yesterday, the Envato marketplaces passed the 100,000 members mark. Though it’s just another number among many, it represents an unprecedented landmark for all of us here at Envato. Please join me in an electronic toast congratulating the creators for a job well done.

Congratulations to “MediumJones” for being our 100,000th member! He’ll receive a surprise bonus of $250 into his account to spend across the marketplaces.

Here’s to another 100,000 members and many more marketplaces!


VideoHive has Launched!

I’ve got wonderful news to share with everybody. Today, VideoHive will be opening its doors for the first time. For those unfamiliar, “VideoHive is a marketplace for buying and selling royalty free stock footage, motion graphics and project files including After Effects and DVD Menus.”


New PSD Category!

We have exciting news. Beginning December 1, designers will now have the option of selling their psd templates on ThemeForest. We’ve noticed, via the forums, that there are many incredible designers that simply don’t have the coding skills to develop a complete website. In those instances, they can upload and sell their psd files for $6, $8, and $10.


Links of Note

Master your craft

Like many others, I spend about an hour a day sorting through my RSS feeds, I’ll post links to the articles that I found to be especially helpful when it comes to creating templates. Feel free to include yours in the comments section.


Links of Note

Master your craft

Like many others, I spend about thirty minutes a day reading over my RSS feeds. Every Friday (Saturday for some of you), I’ll post links to the articles that I found to be especially helpful when it comes to creating templates. Feel free to include yours in the comments section.


Help File Template

Some of you have expressed some confusion with what exactly should be included in the help files that you create for your themes. To ease concerns, I’ve created a sample text file that you can download and use as a template.

The template includes some general text to serve as an example. You’ll be expected, if you choose to work off of this template, to expand upon the sections listed with the appropriate information. If you have any unique features in your particular theme, be sure to touch on those subjects.


How Are You Supporting Blog Action Day?

As most of you know, tomorrow (or today for some of you!) is Blog Action Day. To celebrate this monumental effort by Envato to raise awareness, I’d love to learn how all of you are throwing in support. Visiting the site today, I couldn’t believe how many people have come on board. It truly is incredible. Visit to read over many of the news articles that have been published.


How to Submit a Template to ThemeForest – screencast

If you’ve never submitted a theme to one of the Envato marketplaces before, you might find the process to be slightly confusing. Because of this, I’ve created a screencast that will give you step by step instructions for formatting and submitting your theme to us.

How to Upload a Template to