Envato Elements Review
Envato Elements is a subscription to access 1,000,000+ of digital assets such as stock video, stock images, wordpress plugins, graphics, logo & business cards templates, after effects templates, motion graphics, music, sound effects and more. The monthly price is of 14.5€ plus local taxes.
Video I created with Envato Elements
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One of the principal questions that I have received is that if it is possible to have unlimited download and get all the files that I want. And the answer is yes. You can download whatever you want as long as you have paid the subscription. The thing is that if you decide to stop paying, you won’t have the license to keep using the files. Technically you can keep the files, but legally you must delete them.
Another question is that if the subscription was already paid, can I get a refund and the answer is NO. Envato won’t give you any sort of refund, so please be aware of this before buying the whole year plan. That is why I recommend you that if you are planning to get the subscription but are not sure if monthly or yearly plan, than just start with the monthly. If after a couple days of using it and you are convinced then you can ask to add the already paid month to the yearly fee, and they will deduct the month that you already paid from the whole payment. Also, please be aware that Envato says they charge around 17 dlls per month, but they CHARGE THE WHOLE YEAR. So don’t get surprised if you see the payment bigger than you expected.
Also, I will like to tell you that the files in Envato Elements have a different type of qualities. Some of the files are quite old and their quality is not the best, but there are some other files that are really good. So if you manage yourself around all this files, you can create amazing content. It is just a matter of creativity.
My Favorite Digital Assets from Envato Elements.
In Envato Elements I have used different types of files as video templates that I have modified in After Effects to create videos.
There are also templates for Instagram and create better Stories or posts for the feed. In the same way, the different templates that can be used for other social networks.
The following pictures I created using one of the templates that I found in Envato.
Something I like most about Envato Elements is the variety of digital assets, as well as photos and videos that are very useful when you do not have your own photos or videos.
Envato Elements Review Video
As I mentioned, there are services like Adobe Stock or Shutter Stock who have really good high quality stock images, but the thing is that the content is really expensive, but certainly premium quality.
The honest thing, is that not most of digital marketers or creative people have the enough resources to be spending money on those kind of assets, therefore I find Envato Elements as a great alternative where you can find stock images, stock video, after effects templates, music and sound effects free of copyright, graphic, graphic templates, fonts, wordpress and cms templates as well as plugins.
Creativity doesn’t have a limit, and I amazed of how easy can be to create content with the digital assets that Envato Elements offer for such a cheap subscription.
I see mainly more advantages than disadvantages. Of course they might not have premium videos like Shutterstock, but certainly the variety and diversity of assets that you find here is a genuine piece of gold where you can start creating any kind of digital content.
Envato Elements Advantages:
As a whole, the advantages that I see of using Envato Elements compared with other websites, or even against its own other products, Envato Markets, are the price and the amount of digital assets.
On Envato Markets, I used to buy so many templates and plugins, that if you make up the sum, it goes way more than 100 dlls per year. So for the same amount of money, you are getting more than just WordPress Templates.
Who can use Envato Elements?
I recommend Envato Elements extensively for all those graphic designers, digital marketers, and even people who are not proficient of these topics, since with Envato Elements it is easier to create different types of digital marketing content.
Envato Elements Sections
Envato Elements Music
The Envato Elements Music section is a great addition to your music library. Some royalty free music that is available to use without any problems are both libraries from Youtube and Facebook. But sometimes the problem is that the music is limited to the variety, or sometimes is hard to find the perfect song that match your project.
Here, the envato elements music is royalty free, but there are some songs that might have some copyright additions that later you might have to add the license of envato. It is not a great deal and nothing to worry about, but still it gives a bit extra work to do. Therefore, I always select the songs that are totally royalty free.
Envato Elements WordPress Plugin
One of the easiest ways to create a website that I found is with Envato Elements Plugin and Elementor. Both can be used as free wordpress plugin or if needed as well they offer pro versions to enhance even more your website.
Through their WordPress plugin, the envato elements plugin is really helpful, because it adds to Elementor a big variety of fully customisable website templates to improve the design of it.
Elementor itself is a great and easy Drag and Drop wordpress plugin to create websites with good designs. I would say that their templates are ok, but still quite limited on the amount of what they have. Therefore, this Envato Elements Plugin adds a great advantage to it.
Envato Elements After Effects
If you are looking for after effects templates, then Envato Elements is a good option to have access to many different types of after effects templates.
The after effects templates that you can find goes from templates for business, as for templates for wedding, and events.
Some after effects templates are easy to use, but some other are more complex and will require medium to advanced skills in after effects.
It is true that there are thousands of after effects templates, but as well there are some useless (in my opinion) files that are too old and actually don’t add good value to envato elements.
Envato Markets vs Envato Elements
If you are starting in the blogging world or already have experienced with it, maybe you already know about Envato Markets and ThemesForest. It is a marketplace for templates that can be specially used to create better WordPress websites.
Since years I have been buying different templates on Envato Markets, which they cost around 50 USD, you only pay it once and you usually keep receiving the automatic updates. But the thing is that when eventually you want to make some changes, or the template makes your website slow, or many other reasons, then you start feeling that you are just wasting your money. And it actually is like that.
So after years of experience, so far one of my favorite design combination for a wordpress website is with the Envato Elements Plugin and Elementor. (Which both can be used for FREE or paid for more features)