TemplateMonster marketplace offers selected Authors to participate in ONE by TemplateMonster subscription service and let clients enjoy unlimited downloads of all items they like. As part of ONE membership, Authors can upload their digital items to the growing collection of products matching such categories as Graphics, Presentation Templates, WordPress, HTML Templates, Plugins, CMS & eCommerce Templates, Video, and Audio, and earn profit every time users download their items.
Different from the earnings that Authors make from offering exclusive and non-exclusive items in the marketplace, in ONE the net revenue is split between the marketplace and the Authors, bringing each party the net revenue of 50% from every order.
In ONE subscription, Authors’ profit is based on the net revenue from an order, after deducting affiliate and payment processing fees or other incurred costs like refunds, chargebacks, promo discounts, special deals, etc.
For example, the revenue share can be calculated this way:
Order amount = $229
Affiliate fee=$68.7 (30%)
Payment processing fee=$3
ONE Authors’ earnings are calculated based on the type of products that subscribers download and Product Value Points. Every product has a value, which is rated in the Product Value Points. The latter are summarized during product downloads and directly affect the Authors’ profit.
For example, User 1 downloaded 1 WordPress theme in a month. This generated the net revenue of $157.20 (after deducting affiliate and payment processing fees or other incurred costs like refunds, chargebacks, promo discounts, and special deals). The monthly net revenue from this download makes up $13.10 (i.e. $157.20 divided by 12 months). The Author’s 50% share of the monthly net revenue is $6.55. The download of 1 WordPress theme has brought 9 points to the Author. Taking into account that is the only item that the User 1 downloaded this month, the percentage of the Author’s item value points is 100%, which results in the total earnings of $6.55.
Now imagine that the User 2 downloaded 1 WordPress theme, 1 Admin theme, and 1 WordPress plugin in a month. The annual net revenue is $227.00, with monthly net revenue of $18.92. The 50% share makes up $9.46. The total item value points for the three downloads that the User 2 completed is 24, but the item value points for the Author’s product is 9, which is 27.50% of the total item value points. This results in $3.55 Author’s total earnings that the downloads of User 2 bring him.
User 3 purchased ONE subscription but downloaded no products this month, which doesn’t bring any earnings to the Author.
Let’s put it in a table:
|User||Net Revenue (annual)||Net Revenue (monthly, i.e. annual net revenue divided by 12)||50% share (50% of the monthly net revenue)||Total Item Value points||Item Value Points from Your products||Percentage of Item Value Points||Author’s Total Earnings|
This example demonstrates a few important things about ONE Authors’ earnings:
Product Value Points
|Landing Page Templates||6|
|RU HTML Templates||7|
|After Effects Intros||3|
What Is the Effect of This Profit Calculation Method on Authors’ Earnings?
The total amount paid out to ONE Authors is 50% of net revenue. We chose this profit calculation method for ONE Authors because we believe this is the fairest way to divide earning between all Authors. Such an approach has a significant effect on how ONE library will grow over time. Every Author will be rewarded for creating unique and diverse products that will attract and retain customers.
Broadly speaking, such profit calculation method encourages Authors to: