If you intend on creating anything online, or are working in any creative industry, you should really know about Envato. You can learn new skills, get resources to help you in your online endeavors or recruit people to get some creative help from, all in one place. In this review, I will explain how all the different sections of Envato work, and give my opinion on it all.
What Envato Is
Envato is a company based in Melbourne, Australia, but most of their magic happens online and is not location specific. They have different sections that all work together to give you an amazing experience. Every section functions on its own, but they are all connected and easy to find.
They offer online courses, tutorials and e books as part of their training section in Envato tuts+. In Envato Elements, you get access to templates galore! There are also photos and so many little goodies, you’ll get lost in them.
Then you have Envato Studio, which is pretty cool if you’re working on a project which includes parts that are outside of your expertise. You can find professionals to help you, and get exactly what you wanted at affordable prices. The next section is Envato Market. People buy and sell digital assets here. You can find anything from video footage to WordPress themes.
Envato Sites is a website builder platform, where you get help from their website experts to build and manage your very own site, however you would like it. It’s pretty amazing.
Lastly, we have Placeit by Envato. This allows anyone to make designs, videos and all kinds of creative things, even if they have no experience or knowledge on the subject.
Every section I mentioned above will be properly depicted and you will find all the details you need about them.
These are the fields that they specialize in:
- Design and Illustration
- Web Design
- Photo and Video
- Music and Audio
- 3D and Motion Graphics
- Game Development
- Computer Skills
If you want to learn a new skill, need help on a certain topic or just want to do some research, there is definitely something for you here. If you are experienced in one of these fields and want to share your knowledge with people who are eager to learn, you can apply to become a teacher at Envato tuts+. You can create anything from small articles to long how-to tutorials and get paid to do it.
The how-to tutorials are all completely free, and anyone can access them. They even translate these tutorials into almost every language you can think of, to make it easier for you to learn, no matter who you are. If you want to gain access to their advanced courses and e books though, you’ll have to become a member. I know what you must be thinking now. Again with the money? But if you are committed, you can really get your money’s worth. I can vouch for that.
How much money are we talking about? The membership is a monthly fee of $16.50/month. You get instant access to everything, and you can cancel your membership at any moment if you aren’t happy with it, or have everything you need.
Not only do you get access to over 1000 video courses and 200 e books, but you’ll also get full access to Envato Elements. What is Envato Elements, you ask? Find out below. If you want to visit Envato tuts+, please click here.
Envato Elements provides you with resources like photos, design ready assets, and so many templates you might get choice paralysis. They are great if you want to start your own company online, want to make mind blowing presentations (for whatever reason) or just want to get creative.
When you join the membership of $16.50/month that I mentioned in the previous section, you will have access to everything Envato Elements has to offer. And I mean EVERYTHING. For a rough number, they currently have more than 475 000 photos, 40 000 design ready assets and thousands of templates and themes. They are neatly sorted, and easy accesible so that you can find exactly what you need with ease!
If you are a person who often makes slideshow presentations with PowerPoint, Google Slides or Keynote you can find thousands of professionally designed templates. If you use WordPress, Photoshop, anything you can think of, you will find an incredible amount of recourses here. It is the best money you can possibly spend. Give it a try.
If you want to sign up to Envato Elements or just take a look around, click here to experience the magic.
Envato Studio is quite an interesting place. It is a freelance marketplace where all kinds of custom projects can be done by professionals in the respected fields. Examples of things you can get done are custom logo designs, WordPress theme installation, app development, voice overs and so much more!
How this works is, if you have a specific need, but don’t have the equipment or the skills to do it yourself, you can find a freelancer who can do it for you. You go to Envato Studio, choose the category in which you need help, and find the specific task you need help with.
There are hundreds of freelancers, ready to help. They will have their profiles desplayed, with what they can do, how much it will cost and how long it takes. You can browse through them, until you find someone you like, and approach this person with your project. From there you communicate with this freelancer directly, and can discuss specifics about whatever you want them to do, they can either accept or reject the project, and you can take it from there.
If you want to know more about what exactly you can find at Envato Studio, go take a look around. It’s free to browse.
Envato Market is a lot like Envato Elements, but you don’t need a monthly membership. This is a marketplace, where people can buy and sell all kinds of digital and creative assets. Each one has their own price and conditions, so you can find exactly what you need, and buy it directly from the marketplace.
When I talk about digital assets, it could be anything from WordPress themes, to PowerPoint templates and everything in between. You don’t need an account to look around so, feel free to browse until you find something you like. If you plan on buying anything, you can make an account and add your bank details. After that, you are free to purchase anything you please.
There are different sections that Envato Market is split up into. You can find the products you need from an individual topic, and access other topics from within the menu.
- Web Themes and Templates from ThemeForest
- Code from CodeCanyon
- Video from VideoHive
- Audio from AudioJungle
- Graphics from GraphicRiver
- Photos from PhotoDune
- 3D Files from 3DOcean
Feel free to take a look at any of the sections mentioned above, or browse through the marketplace. I’m sure you’ll find some amazing stuff.
This is a really good place to be, if you want to create your own websites. The professional team of website experts have made a platform that is very easy to use for people who have no experience with websites at all. You can create and run your websites, even if you have absolutely no experience in designing or coding. Here is a breakdown of the cost:
I am going to be honest and say I don’t know too much about how this section works, since I do my website creation and hosting somewhere else. But knowing Envato, it won’t be a let down.
If you want to know more about the platform, please go check it out and explore everything they have to offer. If you find out how it works, and you want to school me, by all means, let me know what you found in the comments, and I will update this part with some human opinions. I’d love to hear your stories.
To find Envato Sites, click here.
Place It by Envato
This system is another one of those where you get to make amazing things, without needing advanced skills to do it. It is a platform where you can design your own products to get professional results. They use smart, interactive templates, where all the hard stuff has already been done behind the scenes.
They have a very large range of templates, including templates for photos, logos, social media or ads and so much more. You can buy these templates seperately, which could be quite expensive if you plan on using many of them, or you could join up and pay $29/month to get unlimited access to EVERY template they have.
Imagine the possibilities! You could make your own social media advertisng campaigns, or use the designs to print on canvas and sell for a little extra money every month. Those are only two that came to mind at the moment, but with a little creativity and imagination, you can go so much further.
My Personal Experience and Opinion
I have been using Envato for a while, and must say, that I absolutely love it. There is no other place online where you can go and get so many resources and knowledge in the same place.
The monthly subscriptions are a bit annoying, I must say, but if you are a blogger or a businessman, or anyone else who uses digital products everyday, you get a huge amount of value for your money. You can even potentially earn more money than you spend with everything you get.
I would definitely recommend checking Envato out. If you are broke, or just a sceptic, I would say check it out anyway, but use their freebies until you can afford something more.
If you work in the industries that they use, there are many opportunities to make money within the system aswell. Just go take a look around. You’ll be amazed.
If you have used any product from Envato and want to tell me about it, if you have any questions or if you feel like I’m missing something, please feel free to leave them all in the comments, and I promise you, I’ll answer all of them.
To your success in the online world.