Shutterstock pays contributors based on the type of license their content is sold under. For Standard licenses, Shutterstock pays $0.25 per image download. Enhanced licenses are available for higher royalty payments and range from $2.00 to $5.00 per download. Additionally, contributors can opt for an On Demand subscription for a fee of up to $249 per month plus additional fees for services like custom projects. The shutterstock contributor information page provides more detailed information about payments and pricing.
Shutterstock also offers monthly bonuses and performance incentives, which vary by country and product type. Bonuses are paid to those who achieve certain monthly milestones, such as $0.20 per image downloaded or 25% of each payment. Performance incentives are paid when contributors exceed certain annual or quarterly thresholds, such as $7,000 in gross earnings.
For existing customers, Shutterstock offers a variety of payment options, including PayPal, Skrill, Payoneer, and bank transfers. Customers can also pay by credit/debit card via Stripe or Braintree. All payments are made in US Dollars unless stated otherwise.
The company also offers discounts and promotional offers to their customers when they order large packs of images, illustrations, vectors, and video clips.
ShutterStock also offers exclusive deals and freebies to their contributors. Contributors receive free products and exclusive offers to help them get the most out of their creativity. These include free access to software and content, free downloads, and exclusive discounts on products.