Managing Your Earnings

How do I get paid for my work?

Payments are automatically calculated at the end of each month

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

Earnings depend on the type of license used

Why is my account in a 90 day waiting period?

Contributors from certain countries have to wait 90 days before they are eligible [...]

W-8 Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Submitting a W-8 Tax Form

How do I change my payment settings?

Payments are made via Payoneer, Paypal or Skrill

Why were my Unpaid Earnings reduced to zero?

When we are processing a payment, your gross earnings will be reduced to zero

1042-S Frequently Asked Questions

If you sent us form W-8 and received a payment, you will receive form 1042-S from us

What can I do If I received a payment email, but no payment?

It is most likely that the payment failed due to incorrect account settings

Why is my payment less than what I earned?

In some cases taxes are deducted from your earnings

How do I analyze my downloads and earnings?

Contributor Dashboard features a number of useful tools

How do I know if my submitted tax form was reviewed?

Reviewing the tax forms can take until the end of the month

W-9 Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a US citizen or resident you must complete tax form W-9

1099 Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about tax form 1099

How can I make money by referring others?

You can earn extra income by referring contributors and customers

What happens when I reach a new earnings level?

Your lifetime earnings determine your rate for some royalties