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Envato Elements: How Does It Work? Is It Good? | IMHO Reviews

May 15, 2020 Vitaliy Lano Season 1 Episode 2
IMHO Reviews Podcast
Envato Elements: How Does It Work? Is It Good? | IMHO Reviews
Show Notes

As a content creator, you know all too well that having easy access to high-quality digital assets enhances the quality of your work. However, spending hundreds of dollars on just one video clip would be irrational. There must be another way, right? Luckily, there is. One of my to-go services for downloading digital assets is called Envato Elements. It is a subscription-based service, meaning that for a flat monthly fee of only $33 you get unlimited access to the whole library. And let me tell you, it is huge! There are millions of high-quality digital assets in there, everything from stock footage, music, and photos, to Wordpress themes, fonts, web templates, and more. New files are being constantly added, so you will never find yourself short of stock media. Learn Is Envato Elements Legit article?  

And what about licensing? Are there any things you should be aware of?

Envato Elements licensing is pretty straightforward. All the files in the library have the same terms. What you need to know is that when you download any asset you get a license for just a single-use. And if you want to use it again, you will need to register it one more time for different use. The good news is that all the files can be used for both personal and commercial projects. And obviously, if you cancel your membership, you won't be able to download any new files from the library. However, all the files that you registered before will still be covered.

What exactly is included in the subscription? 

As mentioned above, the Envato Elements subscription grants unlimited access to all the files in the library. Yes, you got it right: you can download as many files as you want from all categories as long as your subscription is active. Sounds too good to be true, but that is how it works. On top of that, you also get free access to an online learning platform called Tuts+, which has thousands of e-books, courses, and guides on a variety of topics, from Web Design to Photo and Video.

Does Envato Elements offer any discounts?

In my opinion, the price for a monthly subscription is already super low considering the amount of stock you'd be getting. However, if you get an annual membership, you will be getting a 50% discount, and pay only $16,50 a month  ($198 per year plus taxes). 

Students can get an additional 30% discount on both monthly and annual subscriptions.

Envato Elements doesn't offer a free trial option at the moment.

Are there any cons?

Yes, there are. I have yet to find a perfect service that has no drawbacks. I find it really annoying that Envato Elements lets you download video files only in .mov format because it takes a very long time for me to convert them afterward. Envato Elements also has pretty lousy support. Other than these two things, I have no complaints.

Why do I believe that Envato Elements is worth the money?

- It offers competitive prices. If you compare the cost of different subscription-based stock services, you will see, that Envato Elements has the lowest prices.

- It has an impressive library and the widest range of digital assets compared to other platforms.

- It offers many perks to the members, such as free access to Tuts+.

- It saves me a lot of time because I can find all the assets I need for my project in its library.

- It has easy licensing.

Overall, Envato Elements is a great choice for web developers, content creators, and even marketers. If you are interested in learning more about the platform, you can check out recent the IMHO Reviews article that talks about all the features of Envato Elements.