GraphicRiver is a digital marketplace where people can go to sell stock images, logos, and designs that they have created as a hobby, as a means of promoting themselves, or even as a way to earn a full time income.
GraphicRiver is a subsidiary of Envato, who claims their mission is to help people “earn and learn online.” They operate marketplaces where “hundreds of thousands” of people buy and sell digital goods every day, as well as a network of educational blogs which help people learn creative skills.
Envato says that the top authors on their marketplaces can earn between $20,000 and $50,000 per month selling their stock image, and it is free to create an account on any of their websites.
The Earning Opportunity
Consumers who are interested in images for their business flyers, websites, t-shirts, or any use you can think of can come to GraphicRiver, find an appropriate image, purchase, and download it.
When they do, the author of that image will receive between 50% and 70% of the sale price. The percentage of commission an author earns is determined by their previous sale volume.
All authors begin earning 50% and continue at this commission until they have racked up a sales volume of $3,750, at which point you earn an extra 1% commission. For each $3,750 you earn, you will continue to upgrade 1% commission until you reach the maximum of 70% commission.
What to Know
GraphicRiver promises to give people an at home work opportunity which allows people to create what they want, when they want, from the comfort of their own home, creating an income opportunity that will work even when they aren’t.
But it is important to know before you begin that authors can only begin at 50% commissions if they give an image to the Envato collection exclusively.
This does not mean that authors are forbidden from working with GraphicRiver competitors. It means that in order to take advantage of their optimal payment rates, authors must promise to not sell the same images they sell on GraphicRiver on other websites.