Get to Know Your Creator Dashboard
Welcome to Blender Market! Now that you are a creator, your Creator Dashboard will be the go-to place to add products, track sales, and communicate with customers. This article will take you on a guided tour of your Creator Dashboard.
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Finding Your Creator Dashboard
To open up your Creator Dashboard, just log in to Blender Market and hover over your name and avatar in the top right corner of the screen. A small menu will pop up—select Creator Dashboard.
Your initial Dashboard view provides a summary of unpaid commissions, sales, product views, popular searches on Blender Market, and your conversion funnel. Each of the boxes, except for the Popular Searches box, can be viewed in more detail by clicking View Report to the right of the box's title.
You can change the time frame of the information displayed by clicking on the date box on the top right. You can select from several date ranges. The default date range is This Month. If you click Reset, the date range will reset to This Month.
The dashboard view is also where you will receive announcements from the Blender Market team.
Your Products view is where a list of all of your products will display. If you are just getting started, this screen will be empty. Just click the New Product button to add your first (and any future) product.
The Product screen provides a quick summary of each product's performance—its rating, price, sales, and what you have earned from it. The Total Revenue column indicates the total amount of revenue that each product has brought in— not your take-home pay from sales of that product.
The Status column indicates where your product is in the product submission process: Draft, Pending, Scheduled, Published, Rejected, or Disabled.
The Actions column provides options that depend on the stage of your product. You may View or Edit all products, Delete scheduled, rejected, or draft products, and View Report allows you to view the customized report for published products.
The Sales section identifies each of your sales for the time period specified. Here is what each of the columns means:
- Created: The date and time that the sale was made
- Product: The product that was purchased
- Customer: You will see one of three options here—a customer's email address, "No consent provided", or "Guest customer". At checkout, customers have the option to receive emails from you. The box is unchecked by default (i.e., No consent provided), but if a customer checks the box that they want to receive updates from you, their email address will display in this column. "Guest customer" appears when the customer who purchased your product was not logged in to Blender Market when they made their purchase.
- Amount: The sale price for the product that sold.
- Dev Fund: The amount of the sale price that is going to the Blender Development Fund.
- Referral: The amount of the sale price that is going to one of your affiliates.
- Collaborator(s): The amount of the sale price that is going to one or more of your product collaborators.
- Earnings: The amount that you will earn on the product after everything else has been taken out of the original sale price. The box to the right of the Earnings number indicates whether you have been paid that amount yet.
You may sort and filter your sales using the dropdown menus at the top left of the page. The dropdown on the left allows you to sort your list of sales by time frame. You can show all sales, and sort the list in ascending order (ASC: oldest sales at the top) or descending order (DESC: most recent sales at the top) according to sale date and time. The dropdown on the right allows to you filter your list of sales by those for which you have received payment (Paid) and those for which you have not (Unpaid).
As a Creator, you have the ability to email those customers who have opted in to receive product updates from you. When you are ready to email your customers, this is the spot to do it.
If you have a creator subscription, you will be able to create coupons that your current and prospective customers can use on your products.
The Affiliates section allows you to track who you share your profits with in exchange for product referrals. Here you can add new affiliates, edit existing affiliates and the products that they can earn referral credits for, and adjust your affiliates' earning rate and Active/Inactive status.
The Subscription section of your Creator Dashboard is where you can select free or paid Blender Market plans.
The first of the three pages under the Subscription tab shows whether you have a subscription, whether it's active, how much it costs per month, your commission rates and fees, and when the plan renews.
If you have a subscription and want to change it, click on (change plan) next to your current plan name and you will be sent to a page where you can pick your new plan. If you want to cancel your plan, just click Cancel Subscription and you will be placed on the Free plan at the end of the billing period.
Payment Options is where you will input credit card information that can be used to pay for your subscription when it renews.
Subscription Billing History is where you will find a record of all payments you have made on Blender Market subscriptions.
The Exports tab of your Creator Dashboard allows you to select a date range, generate a CSV file of your sales data for that date range, and download the file to your device. In this way, you can track and manipulate your sales data in software that accepts CSV files. The data generated in the report are the same as you see in the Sales tab.
If you want to get a good look at sales trends and earnings over time, head to the Reports tab of your Creator Dashboard.
The Sales Report provides a graphic depiction of how many sales you have made over a time period that you can specify.
The Earnings Report provides a graphic depiction of your earnings over a period of time that you can specify. You can see how much you have donated, how much you have been paid, and how much you have yet to be paid. This view also shows commissions that were revoked as the result of an order refund.
A product event is one of four things: someone viewing your product, someone adding your product to their cart, someone reaching checkout with your product, and someone completing their purchase of your product. The Event Report allows you to see your conversion rate—the rate at which views of your products convert to sales of your products. You can select the events that you want to see over a specified date range, and then sort by the recency of the event(s).
The Settings portion of your Creator Dashboard is where you can adjust your Dashboard and Shop settings.
Your Dashboard can only be seen by you. The background image that you choose will appear as your background on the Dashboard tab of your Creator Dashboard. The image must be <5MB in size.
Your Shop settings determine what your customer-facing shop looks like. You can add a banner, a description of you and your products, social media links, and more. Everything that you add here will be visible to customers, on either your shop page or your product pages.