FAQ

WHO CAN JOIN?

Individuals who can create quality photos and illustrations 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 purchase of a royalty-free non-exclusive license which allows infinite paid downloads of the same photo or illustration over time. As a result, you are able to earn recurring royalties on the same content from multiple buyers.

WHY DO I NEED WIRESTOCK?

- Easy submission process
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 the stock content marketplaces saving you a lot of time. Our professional team of keywording and captioning specialists will doe the rest of the work for you.

- Higher royalty rates
As Wirestock has higher royalty rates with the largest agencies, you will be able to earn more through Wirestock even after the 15% commission.

- Higher discoverability
Our collective account is one of the largest and most active accounts on all of our partner agencies. This ensures higher discoverability and exposure for your content resulting in more downloads.

- Single account
Your earnings from all the agencies will be sent to your single account at Wirestock. This means that you do not have to meet payout standards on each agency ($30 on average for each agency) in order to withdraw your earnings. Once your Wirestock balance exceeds $30, you will get paid.

You will also be able to collect your earnings from all the marketplaces from your single Wirestock account.

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 that 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 given the unpaid balance exceeds the minimum payout amount (at least $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.

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 images to the stock photo marketplaces 100 times faster and easier.

- How many marketplaces are supported?
Currently, we support the following marketplaces: Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, 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 a model release, each individual will require a separate release form.

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 image to any marketplace with your personal account and then submit the same image to that same marketplace through your Wirestock account. You may, however, have the same image 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 IS WIRESTOCK EXCLUSIVES?

Wirestock Exclusives is designed to help photographers earn more with their content. Images submitted as part of the Wirestock Exclusives Program will only be sent to our exclusive partners (specific for every topic) in exchange for higher than the standard royalty rates. You can find the current topics on the Wirestock Exclusives page. If you have photos that are relevant to any of these topics you may submit them.

DOES WIRESTOCK EXCLUSIVES PROGRAM REQUIRE EXCLUSIVITY?

Yes. Photos that are submitted through the Wirestock Exclusives Program should not be available on any other agency/marketplace, neither with your Wirestock nor with your personal account. However, you will still retain the copyrights of your images and may license/sell them directly to your clients.

You may still submit your other images to other agencies as long as they are not part of the Wirestock Exclusives Program.

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 three percent (3%) of the total royalties earned by your referral. You will earn your commission fee for 2 years for each referral. Please note that Wirestock will pay you the commission fee from our 15%, the referral commission will not affect your referral’s earnings in any way.

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