The first few translations you complete for Tuts+ will be voluntary. Once you’ve published three translations of varying length and of acceptable quality you’ll be invited to join the payment scheme.

The more translations you publish, the higher up the earnings scale you’ll climb! Here’s what the scale looks like:

Short postMedium postLong post
Bronze (3+ translations)$3$5$7
Silver (earned $90+)$5$8$12
Gold (earned $300+)$9$13$18

We define post length as being:

  • Short post: Fewer than 1,300 words.
  • Medium post: 1,300 words or more, but fewer than 2,100.
  • Long post: 2,100 words or more.

You can see how much a translation will earn you at the top of the translation interface in Native.

When Do You Get Paid?

Your earnings are recorded and can be viewed, along with a statement for all your payments, on your Native profile page. At the beginning of each month (usually around the 9th) you’ll be paid for any translations which were published during the previous month.

We currently make payments via PayPal and Payoneer; you can enter your account details in Native by going to Settings > Payment Method. Please note that for Payoneer accounts a minimum payment of $50 is necessary.

It Starts on the 1st of the Month

Translations can be submitted right up until the last day of the month, so we always wait until the first of the next month before we count everything up.

Native → Envato

When Native has calculated what everyone is owed, it sends an invoice for that amount to Envato. This usually happens on the 2nd or 3rd of the month.

Envato → Native

The Envato Accounts department pay the Native invoice within 30 days. This is a standard payment period for external services used by Envato.

Native → Translators

Once funds have cleared in Native’s PayPal account (perhaps a day later), translators’ earnings can be distributed. However, for those who are paid via Payoneer, there’s another step involved: funds must be sent to Native’s Payoneer account before they’re sent out, meaning that there could well be another day’s wait for those individuals.

We Appreciate Your Patience

All of this means that translators can expect to be paid a month or so after their translations are published.

Payment Restrictions

When you enter your payment details you’ll also be asked for your country of residence. This is required as Envato is currently forbidden from trading with the following countries:

  • Iran
  • Cuba
  • Syria
  • Sudan North
  • Crimea
  • North Korea

For more details on Envato’s position with sanctions, please read this forum post.