Vova Feldman has done another deep dive in an Envato marketplace — this time with an analysis of CodeCanyon. Vova attempts to determine if a developer can make a living just from commercial WordPress plugins on CodeCanyon. An interesting takeaway: “While representing only 25.5% of all plugins on CodeCanyon, WordPress plugins are driving 71.7% of the total revenues.”
Fewer than 3% of CodeCanyon plugins reach $1,000 in author revenue per month, and just 7 plugins Vova found have greater than $10,000 in author revenue per month. So to answer the question: you can do okay on CodeCanyon, but it’s a tough go.