How much will I be paid as a contributor to Shutterstock?

As a Shutterstock contributor, you will earn a percentage of the price Shutterstock receives for licensing your content. There are 6 separate earnings levels for images and for videos, ranging from 15% up to 40%. You can graduate through them independently based on your download count in each category. The more content customers purchase from your portfolio, the faster you progress through the levels, increasing the percentage you earn from each license. Take a look at the full Earnings Breakdown for more details.

Your contributor earnings, along with your Image or Video Level, are displayed in the Dashboard section of your account. Levels for all contributors will reset to level 1 on January 1st of each year.

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