Envato Elements is another cool marketplace on Envato’s folio. It’s supposed to be the perfect Internet pros assets box.
You can find there a bunch of cool stuff like vector graphics, icons, fonts, web templates, and 3d objects. They recently introduced photos too.
What I think about Elements
I’ll be honest. I’m a big fan of Elements and all of Envato’s ecosystem by the way. I always had a good experience dealing with them and a great value for money when using their themes and plugins, and now their media assets.
The photos’ section on Elements is growing super fast. It currently sports 250k+ pictures. They drop 4k+ new asset per week on average. At this pace, it will double in a year from now.
The quality is also a distinctive trait of assets we find on Elements generally speaking. For the photos part, you get hi-res files with high standards from professional photographers. It doesn’t take me long to find a stunning photo for my blogs and pages.
Here are a couple of pictures to help you judge by yourself!
Food and recipes niche
Another thing that I appreciate is the themed assets. You can find related pictures that you can use to illustrate a series of blog posts for example, or to alternate angles on the same blog post or page. This is gold for me.
And it’s meant for AN UNLIMITED USE!
Yes, you are free to use as many assets that you want. There’s no restriction or limit.
$29 per month.
It was $19/m for the lucky early birds as I mentioned. And it’s reported to be increased to $39/m then $49/m as Elements grows.
You just can’t hope to have that amount of pictures at reach and with that quality for $29/m. Some platforms, like iStock, sell you one item of these for $15 per unit or for $50 per lot of 10.
Who is this for?
I would recommend Elements if blogging is a great deal for your business. It’s meant to be used frequently so you can’t feel the monthly fee.
It can be also interesting for moderate blogging too. I would consider it as a good investment if you can use like a dozen of pictures per month.
It’s definitely one of my best investment so far. Eating $240 a year but it’s totally worth it.
- You can’t sell or distribute the assets
- The platform supports license attributions, but it’s not mandatory. They might decide to enforce that in the future