FAQ

WHO CAN JOIN?

Individuals who can create quality photos, illustrations and videos that can be used for commercial and editorial purposes (commonly known as stock content).

WHERE AND HOW IS MY CONTENT SOLD?

Your content is sold on stock content marketplaces/agencies such as Shutterstock, Adobe, iStock and others. The most common transaction is the royalty-free non-exclusive license which allows infinite paid downloads of the same photo 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?

- Start earning with your content
Wirestock allows you to earn money with your content in a very fast way. All you need to do is upload and submit your photos or illustrations and we will take care of all the business stuff by distributing your content to all stock content marketplaces.

- Time-saving
Wirestock provides you with a very easy to use platform for content uploading and submission. Once your submitted content is approved by our team, it gets automatically distributed to all stock content marketplaces saving you a tremendous amount of time.

- Single analytics dashboard
You will be able to analyze the performance of your content from different stock content agencies in a single comprehensive dashboard. Wirestock will provide you with aggregated reports on licensing revenue and other important metrics to help you understand what to shoot.

WHAT IS EASY SUBMISSION?

Wirestock offers one of a kind Easy Submission tool that allows contributors to skip 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 as editorial photos require specific information such as country, city, date and story. It can only be filled out by the contributor.

HOW DO I GET PAID?

- Payment structure
You will get 85% of all royalties earned through our platform. The earnings will be displayed on your dashboard. At the end of each month, you will be paid the total amount earned given the unpaid balance exceeds the minimum threshold of $30.

- Payment options
Wirestock has multiple payout options, currently supporting PayPal, Skrill and Payoneer.

DO I HAVE TO GIVE UP THE RIGHTS TO MY PHOTOS?

Not at all. You will maintain full ownership of your photos infinitely. However, you give us the exclusive right to license your photos to stock content agencies of your choice.

HOW DO I TRACK MY SALES?

Wirestock provides comprehensive statistics and dashboard for contributors, where you can track your sales from all agency websites without dealing with them individually. All licensing information is provided on your dashboard in real-time.

DOES WIRESTOCK AIM TO REPLACE EXISTING AGENCIES?

No, it is a platform with a powerful engine for automation of stock content distribution making the content distribution process 10 times faster than otherwise possible.

- How many agencies are supported?
Currently, we support the following agencies: Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, iStock/Getty, Depositphotos, Alamy, Dreamstime and Pond5.

What is a model/property release?

Photos with recognizable individuals or property require a model/property release. In case of model release, each individual will require a separate release form. If you don’t have the forms, Wirestock provides the templates in the photo submission detail form.

Can I Upload videos?

Currently, we only support photos and illustrations. Video/footage support is coming soon though.

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 while we will earn $0.30.