Earnings Schedule

Get paid up to $120 per image download

  Earnings per download
Lifetime
Earnings
Per-Day
Subscription
On Demand
(Small/Medium)
On Demand
(Any Size)
Enhanced
License
Single/Two Image On Demand
& Any Products Not Listed
$0 - $500 $0.25 $0.81 $1.88 $28.00 20% of sale price received (up to $80)*
$500 - $3,000 $0.33 $1.07 $2.48 $28.00 25% of sale price received (up to $100)*
$3,000 - $10,000 $0.36 $1.17 $2.70 $28.00 28% of sale price received (up to $112)*
$10,000 + $0.38 $1.24 $2.85 $28.00 30% of sale price received (up to $120)*
* Or more, based on sale price received.

Shutterstock has paid contributors for over 400 million downloads

30%

Your royalty for every clip purchased

Earn 30% of the sale price received by Shutterstock for each clip sold.
For example, a regularly priced HD clip ($79) would pay $23.70.

Earn more by referring contributors & customers

Earn $0.04 each time an image* is downloaded for the first two years after your referred contributor is approved.
Earn 10% of the sale price actually received by Shutterstock each time a clip* is sold for the first year after your referred contributor is approved.
Earn 20% of the first payment by your referred customer to Shutterstock, up to $200.*
*Referral earning is for clips or images uploaded by your referred contributor.

Shutterstock reserves the right to withhold payments due to you under the Shutterstock Referral Program for up to 90 days from the date your referred submitter or subscriber establishes its Shutterstock account (see paragraphs 8g and 8h of the Terms of Service).