When I started blogging in 2015, I started with the platform Blogger.
Blogger helped me to learn a bit of HTML and content creation.
Eventually, I wanted a better website, so I learned about WordPress.
WordPress has a huge jungle of themes and plugins.
So where to start a WordPress website that is good looking?
I did my research back then, and I found Themeforest.
Themeforest is Envato’s Marketplace of Website Themes.
Back then, I used to search among the big amounts of WordPress Themes, and start to learn about which could be a WordPress Theme that is good for my webiste.
Questions arised. Which one is good for SEO, which one is fast, which one is realiable and will have updates? And the amount of questions came on a wave.
Time passed and I bought around 5 different themes for different websites.
If you are familiar with Themeforest and Envato Market, you may realize that spending on themes have been a pain point.
They cost around $50 on average. So, I could imagine that even for agencies this could have been also a pain in the ass.
Eventually, time passed and I learned about Elementor. One of the best WordPress website page builder available up til now.
Using Elementor has been really easy, and have saved me money on WordPress Themes.
Having Elementor Pro version includes the WordPress Theme Hello, which is free to install.
But eventually, I saw that Envato rolled out now their subscription service called Envato Elements.
The good thing that I saw on Envato Elements is the price.
If you pay around $200 per year, you can have access to unlimited downloads of WordPress themes, stock images, stock video, illustrator and after effects files and more.
So actually I was getting more for what I paid.
I understand that Envato might have got the question, what are we going to do with old files. So they also combined new and old files on their subscription.
Not all of their thousands of files are good, there are also crap files.
If you ask me, does it worth better to spend on the Envato Elements subscription rathen than one single file on Envato Market, I will answer you, yes!
But of course, if you are looking for something more specific, then choose Envato Market.
But if you are looking for WordPress Themes, just don’t spend more money on Envato Market. You could also try the free plugin of Envato for WordPress and mix it up with Elementor.
You can have access to free WordPress Templates easy to install.
There are other subscrition services that are growing up such as MonsterOne, who are also offering WordPress Themes with a cheaper price, or even one time fee. I still don’t try it, but probably after I finish my Envato Subscription I would try for other solutions.
As it has been written for some time, Envato Elements is a platform that has helped many people to download digital assets material, as well as for creation of content.
All of these benefits are provided through a monthly subscription, which has also been much more accessible than other tools that offer the same services.
Envato Elements comes from a family of platforms that have been responsible for helping all types of creators, one of these platforms has been Envato Market.
However, although they are part of the same system, both have very different qualities, which makes each one special in its own way.
Furthermore, we will take the time to talk about the Envato Market platform and thus, learn the differences it has with Envato Elements, so you can analyze and decide which one suits you best.
Envato Market is a web platform that provides resources at different prices.
When talking about resources, it refers to WordPress Themes, Code, Audios and Video Templates, and any other component that is necessary to create or design an informative media.
Envato Market has helped an enormous amount of people distributed in different parts of the world.
With the multiple resources that Envato Market has, it has prolonged the creativity of people, and this, has become a source of income for multiple individuals.
When a person sign up to Envato Market and accepts the terms and conditions of the service, they are assigned an account, and automatically become a member of the Envato family, so they are authorized to buy and sell items.
Envato Market sites offer digital licenses so that buyers can easily use the files that the authors or sellers have provided. From videos, WordPress Themes, images, GIFs, and so on, that can be used for visual, promotional or personal projects.
It is important to emphasize that, the rights of the articles hosted on the platform, belong to the authors, not to Envato Market.
Likewise, Envato Market does not buy the rights of the authors. This means that it is only a means to connect sellers and buyers to make a deal, simple and without problems, where both parties benefit.
Anyone interested in joining Envato Elements should carefully read the system’s list of terms and conditions. Since there are several transactions that have certain conditions that may or may not be beneficial to users.
Also, it should be clear that when a person downloads a free file, be it a photo or a video, they agree that it will only be for viewing the content, making certain proofreading tests, and that it will not be used in any project, nor will it be altered or modified, including watermarking.
When you make a purchase on Envato Market, you are purchasing the license for the file.
This does not mean that you are purchasing the file, but rather that you are purchasing the author’s authorization, so that you can use this material as you see fit.
There are different types of licenses, so it is also very important to read it, as some materials may not be usable for the project you have planned.
This is called elemental support, which is the authority that vendors impose on their files, so that you can establish the necessary conditions to be able to obtain the licenses for your resources.
On the platform you can also count on services to the buyer, which offers you support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so that you can have your purchase backed up in case of fraud, and disagreements.
Envato Market has different categories inside, like CodeCanyon, Videohive, Themeforest, Graphicriver and Photodune.
According to each category you wil find different the type of file you might be looking for.
One of the last file that Carlos’ bought in Envato Market was an Animation Composer for After Effects.
But mainly now, the Envato Elements subcription has better services.
The price of an item on Envato Market can vary, as it depends on different factors.
There are WordPress Themes that might start from $19. And on average they will be around $50.
Also, if you go to other categories, like After Effects Templates they would cost around $30.
It is a matter of fact of keep searching a file that you might want, but as a tip, look for it on Envato Market, and you might find something similar in Envato Elements.
To conclude, we see notable differences between both platforms, and is that there is more professionalism in Envato Market, but there is more accessibility to budget in Envato Elements, because while Envato Market sells each file, Envato Elements gives accessibility to files under monthly subscription.