What is Shutterstock?

It is a stock photography company, founded in 2003. They act as an intermediary between contributing photographers and buyers.

Contributors gain a commission each time the customers download their images or videos.

First, you need to create an account.

Second, submit ten of your best images for review. Once they approve your submission, you can start contributing.

How to become a contributor?

No issue if you don't succeed on the first try. Resubmit the approved, plus the required ones to have ten pics all together again.

Repeat until you get approved, that's it!

Contributors earnings breakdown

Repeat until you get approved, that's it!

For photos, illustrations, and vectors. The more your images are downloaded by customers, the bigger your commission will be.

These levels reset each year, on January 1st.

Earnings breakdown

Repeat until you get approved, that's it!

For videos. The more customers download your videos, the bigger your commission will be.

Levels reset each year, on January 1st.

Refer fellow artists

Repeat until you get approved, that's it!

Earn more by referring contributors. Gain $0.04 for images and 10% for videos each time buyers download their work.

Refer buyers

Repeat until you get approved, that's it!

Earn more by referring buyers. Gain 20% up to $200 from a customer's first purchase when they join using your link.

Have a second income

Repeat until you get approved, that's it!

That's it! Contribute your work, and earn passive income.

There is no limit in how many times your work can be downloaded. You will earn commission forever!