FAQ

Who Can Join?

Individuals who create 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 and others. 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 offers a one of a kind “Easy Submission” tool that allows contributors to skip the process of filling out descriptions, titles, keywords and other required fields. The required information will be filled out by Wirestock submission experts to help you boost your sales. It is available 100% free of charge for Wirestock contributors.

The tool is not available for editorial content because editorial content requires specific information such as the country, city, date and story which can only be filled out by the contributor.

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 maintain full ownership of your content infinitely.

How Do I Track My Sales?

Wirestock provides a performance dashboard for contributors where you can track your sales from all the marketplaces without dealing with them individually.

Does Wirestock Aim To Replace The Existing Marketplaces ?

No, Wirestock makes the process of submitting content to the existing stock photo marketplaces 100 times faster and easier.

What Is a Model/Property Release?

Photos with recognizable individuals or property require a model/property release. Remember: each individual captured in a photo will require a separate model release.

How Does Wirestock Make Money?

We don’t earn unless you do. Opening a Wirestock account is free. 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.

Does Wirestock Require Exclusivity?

No. Our requirement is that you may not upload the same content to any marketplace with your personal account and then submit the same content to that same marketplace through your Wirestock account. You may, however, have the same content on any marketplace with your personal account and have it on another marketplace with your Wirestock account.

For 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?

Extra Channels provides you with additional opportunities to make money with your content. We constantly seek new partnerships with brands, stock photo agencies, print-on demand marketplaces, API integrations and other platforms to expand the market for our creators and maximise sales for every image uploaded to Wirestock.

We are frequently approached by different companies who want to purchase content from Wirestock. We find the best marketplaces, agencies and brands for your images and videos. All sales through Extra Channels are reported on your dashboard, with specific information about each source. Pricing and royalty rates vary based on your content, partner type and overall demand.

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, Dreamstime, Pond5, Depositphotos, 123RF, Science Photo Library, Freepik (Instant Pay), Canva.

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 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).

Do You Have A Referral Program?

We sure do! If you refer other content contributors to Wirestock, you can participate in Wirestock’s referral program. You can find your individual referral link on the dashboard page of your account. Once your referral has successfully signed up with Wirestock, you will earn ten percent (10%) of the total royalties earned by your referral. You will earn your commission fee for a year for each referral. Please note: Wirestock will pay you the commission fee from our portion (the 15%), the referral commission will not affect your referral’s earnings in any way.