Milestone: Celebrating $500M in Community Earnings

We’ve reached over half a billion dollars in community earnings!

We’re excited about a community milestone this month: we’ve reached over $500M in community earnings! This means that we’ve paid out more than half a billion dollars directly to all the creators and designers who sell items on our marketplaces. This includes tens of thousands of designers, web developers, video-makers, illustrators, and others who make a living doing what they love on Envato Market, Envato Elements, and Envato Studio.

At Envato, we believe that when the community succeeds, we succeed. Our success is measured by the success of our community, which we benchmark by community earnings over time.

Our community earnings have grown quickly over recent years:

  • 2006: $2,784
  • 2007: $129,000
  • 2008: $1,000,000
  • 2015: $250,000,000
  • 2017: $500,000,000

Envato’s long-term goal is $1 billion in community earnings, and at this rate, we’re fast-approaching that mark.

Envato was launched in 2006 – just over a decade ago – and has been steadily growing ever since. Our community inspires us to be more inventive, imaginative, and innovative every day. As a result, we’ve evolved from a small marketplace to a large creative ecosystem.


  • An item is sold on Envato Market once every 5 seconds
  • We have more than 8 million community members, in almost every country in the world
  • 35,000 people have earned money by selling items and creative assets on Envato Market
  • There are over 1,600 Elite Authors from 102 different countries around the world
  • There are 77 Power Elite Authors who have each made over $1 million in sales – 19 of whom reached $1 million in 2016!

Whether it’s finding the right creative assets, learning new skills, or finding your creative dream team, our community makes creative ideas come to life.

Last year, over 2 million people used Envato items for creative projects.It’s fun to see Envato items showcased in projects by high profile brands like Microsoft and National Geographic, as well as celebrities like Kanye West. But we’re even more excited to hear about people around the world who use Envato to make their business idea, video, website, or other creative project a reality.

By focusing on quality, on-trend digital items in our marketplaces, Envato is a resource for creative professionals at any skill level. Whether our customers are famous celebrities or everyday business owners, the items they’re using are created by independent creatives and designers from our community around the world.

Congratulations to the Envato community on reaching this milestone in earnings. Read more about our $500M milestone.



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Envato is a creative ecosystem of sites and services, including Envato Market, Envato Studio, Elements, and Tuts+. Every month millions of people use our sites to get creative and learn new skills.