As cliché as it is, it seems like just yesterday that we launched the Blender Market...and yet on Saturday, June 10th, we'll be turning three!
We created the Blender Market with the intention of giving independent artists and developers a means of building a sustainable livelihood for themselves. Creating great products is hard, building a sustainable business is even harder. Our goal was to take the burden of website development and e-commerce solutions off Creators, instead letting them focus on designing the best products they could. In addition to removing technical hurdles, the Blender Market also gave creators an instant audience for their products, getting eyes on their solutions.
I'm thrilled with the progress we've made in these three years! We've increased traffic and grown sales nearly every single month. We are now pulling in $35,000-$45,000 USD per month, with the vast majority of that being paid out to the Creators. To date, we've paid Blender artists and developers $303,900 and they in turn have contributed $26,700 to the Blender Development Fund! That's money going straight back into the Blender ecosystem, helping to pay artist and developers bills, funding new development efforts, and creating the first fruits of a livelihood for the many, many people that call the Blender Community home.
I would like to extend my thanks to all of you Creators who have believed in us and helped make the Blender Market a reality. This site would be nothing without you. You all are awesome. 🎉
To celebrate our 3rd anniversary, we've collaborated with our Creators to offer over 150 products at 25% off through the weekend! Click the button below to see all products that are on sale from June 9th through June 11th.
P.S. if you're a Creator, then stay tuned. We're going to be releasing more great new features and tools for you soon, helping you reach a wider audience. If you're interested in selling and haven't joined yet, then find out more and sign up by clicking here.