Who Can Join?

Anyone who creates quality photos, illustrations, and videos that can be used for commercial and editorial purposes.

Where and How Is My Content Sold?

Your content is sold on stock content marketplaces/agencies such as Shutterstock, Adobe, Alamy, Getty Images, and many more.

The most common transaction is the purchase of a royalty-free, non-exclusive license which allows infinite paid downloads of the same photo, illustration, or video over time. As a result, you are able to earn recurring royalties on the same content from multiple buyers.

Why Do I Need Wirestock?

Wirestock’s one-of-a-kind “Easy Submission” tool takes the writing of metadata off of creators’ shoulders, filling out descriptions, titles, keywords, and other required fields for them. The required information will be filled out by Wirestock submission experts, so you will be getting top quality while boosting your sales in the meantime. It is available free of charge for Wirestock creators.

How Do I Get Paid?

Payment structure

You will get 85% of all royalties earned through Wirestock. The earnings will be displayed on your dashboard. At the end of each month, you will be paid the total amount earned if the balance on your account exceeds the minimum payout amount of $30.00.

Payment options

Wirestock has multiple payout options; we are currently supporting PayPal and Payoneer.

Do I Have To Give Up The Rights To My Content?

Not at all. You will remain the sole owner of your content forever.

How Do I Track My Sales?

All marketplace sales can be found on your dashboard. Wirestock has made it so you can track everything hassle-free, from a single place, and without dealing with marketplaces individually.

Does Wirestock Aim To Replace The Existing Marketplaces ?

No, but Wirestock does make the process of submitting content to the existing stock photo marketplaces faster and easier than ever before.

What Is a Model/Property Permission form?

As the name suggests, a model permission form is a document that a person signs to give permission for their likeness to be used in a photograph, video, or other such content. Property permission forms are similar documents giving permission for a specific location or piece of property to be used in your content.

Remember: each recognizable individual or property captured in your content will require a separate model permission.

How Does Wirestock Make Money?

Wirestock charges a 15% commission on earned royalties. Wirestock also offers paid Premium and Premium AI plans with various additional features.

How many images or videos can I submit to marketplaces or challenges?

Non-premium users can submit only 5 images or videos to marketplaces or challenges as a one-time offer. Premium users can submit up to 100 images or videos per month, and Premium AI users can submit up to 200 per month.

Can I submit images or videos to my portfolio as a non-premium user?

Yes, all users can submit an unlimited number of images and videos to their portfolio and sell directly from the portfolio without marketplace submissions.

What is the Wirestock Discord bot?

The Wirestock Discord bot is a tool that allows users to upscale and publish their AI-generated images. This includes images generated by Wirestock's own model or any other, such as Midjourney or BlueWillow.

How can I use the Wirestock Discord bot to generate images?

Premium AI users can generate images using the /imagine command with the Wirestock Discord bot. You can access the bot here.

What is Wirestock's commission?

We charge a 15% commission on earned royalties. So if your photo sells for $2 on a stock agency, you will get $1.70 and we will earn $0.30. Wirestock also offers a paid premium plan with various additional features.

How do I sell prints?

All your images are available to purchase as prints directly from your portfolio. Just share the link to your portfolio with potential clients through social media, DMs, or your personal website; your prints will be delivered globally through our shipping partner network.

What is my markup when I sell prints?

The current base price is fixed at $5. All the other costs depend on printing and shipping. For instance, if a buyer selects any of your images to print as a 20x40 poster, the price will total to $35 ($24 for the printing and materials, $6 for the shipping, $3.5 for you, and $1.5 as commission to Wirestock).

Does Wirestock Require Exclusivity?

No. Our only requirement is that you do not upload the same content to any marketplace with both your personal and Wirestock account. You may, however, have the same content on one marketplace with your personal account and have it on another marketplace with your Wirestock account. Take this as an example:

If you have an image on Depositphotos with your personal account, you may not upload the same image to Depositphotos with your Wirestock account. However, you may submit that same image to Pond5 and other marketplaces with your Wirestock account as long as you do not upload the same image to these marketplaces later with your personal account.

What do I get with Extra Channels?

We’re constantly seeking new partnerships with brands, stock photo agencies, print-on demand marketplaces, API integrations, and other platforms to expand the market for our creators. Wirestock’s Extra Channels program provides you with even more opportunities to make money with your content. Anytime we’re approached by a company interested in purchasing content from Wirestock, we find the very best, helping our creators maximize sales for every image, video, or vector.

All sales through Extra Channels are reported on your dashboard, with specific information about each source. It is important to note that pricing and royalty rates may vary. For standard partnerships, it will be 15%. However, in some cases, our commission rate may be higher than 15% (but never more than 50%) due to costs related to sales fees, integration and maintenance costs and specific partnership types.

What is the Instant Pay Program?

Wirestock has partnered with several platforms that pay for content on a one time basis, in advance, as opposed to paying per download. Creators who choose to enroll in the Instant Pay Program (IPP), will be paid for each image selected by every IPP partner.

Our IPP partners include stock photo marketplaces, designer tools, business promotion tools and other platforms that offer commercial content to their customers.

Once the content is purchased through IPP, our partners can distribute it through their platforms according to their pricing model or use it for their own projects.

Which marketplaces, agencies and partners does Wirestock work with?

Here is the list of marketplaces and agencies that Wirestock works with: Shutterstock, Adobe, Alamy, Getty Images and iStock, Dreamstime, Pond5, Depositphotos, 123RF, and Freepik.

Wirestock also licenses content to businesses such as brands, marketing agencies, and creative studios directly as part of Extra Channels. We are always looking to expand the number of content partners we work with to maximize your earnings.

How does the Dataset Deals Program work?

The Dataset Deals Program is where Wirestock licenses your content to selected third parties. When you submit content to Wirestock, it automatically participates in the Dataset Deals Program unless you opt out (to do that, selecting the option for Dataset Deals in the account settings). Your earnings from this program are based on your fraction of total participating content and 50% of the total payment from program partners. Earnings from this program will be added to your balance. For more info, please refer to our terms and conditions.

Do You Have A Referral Program?

Absolutely, we do! Whether you’re a content creator or simply a fan of Wirestock, you can take part in our enhanced referral program. Navigate to the dashboard page of your account to find and copy your unique referral link.

Here’s how it works:

  • When you refer a new contributor to Wirestock and they become a premium subscriber, you’ll instantly earn $8.
  • Additionally, you will earn ten percent (10%) of the total royalties generated by your referral for a full year. For example, if your referral earns $500 in royalties, you get an extra $50 in your pocket.

Important: Wirestock will pay you the referral commission from our share of the earnings (the 15%), so rest assured that your referral’s earnings will not be affected in any way. It’s a fantastic way to benefit from helping grow the Wirestock community!

What are themes and how can I use them?

Themes are additional AI models layered on top of Wirestock's image generator, composed of images uploaded by theme creators. Whether it's lifestyle photography, pop art illustrations, or any other specific genre, using a theme generates more unique and nuanced results than the generic image generator.

Should I use only my images to create a theme?

Yes, for your theme to be approved for public use and monetization, all images must belong to you, the theme creator. If not, the theme will only be available for private use.

How can I see the usage/engagement of my theme?

Theme usage stats will be updated and displayed at the end of each month on your Theme page.

How are Wirestock theme creators compensated?

Theme creators are compensated monthly from the Wirestock Creator Fund, based on the level of engagement your theme receives from subscribers and the total size of the fund. The fund's size is linked to Wirestock’s subscription revenues and the total usage of themes by Premium members.

Can my theme earnings fluctuate each month?

Yes, since earnings are based on monthly user engagement with your themes and the size of the creator fund, they can vary.