Contributor Guidebook

2.6 Royalties, Commissions & Payment

1.0 Introduction



Now here's the exciting part: commissions! Whenever someone downloads your Content, you will be paid according to your Contributor Level. The income split is from 30% right up to 60%. For easy payment purposes you can elect to be paid by Paypal, Moneybookers or Checks.

2.0 Contributor Commission Structure

The amount of commission that you will receive as a contributor shall depend on your Contributor Level.

2.1 Contributor's Level

A Cotnributor's Level determines the levels of commissions according to the information depicted in the table below:

12 Month
Credit Total
Contributor
Level
Credits Net
Commissions
Subscriptions Earnings
(Per Download)
0 - 249130%$0.216
250 - 999235%$0.252
1,000-1,999340%$0.288
2,000 - 4,999445%$0.324
5,000 - 19,999550%$0.360
20,000 - 49,999652%$0.374
50,000 - 99,999754%$0.389
100,000 - 499,999856%$0.403
500,000 - 999,999958%$0.418
1,000,000 and above1060%$0.432

123RF.com shall round the monthly cumulative earnings to the nearest $0.01.

2.2 Method of Tabulating a Contributor's Level

The mechanics of deriving a Contributor’s Commission are as follows:

  1. At the end of every month, a Contributor’s total credits from all downloads in the previous 12 months shall be summed according to this table:

    Image SizeCreditsImage SizeCredits
    S1100 MB TIFF150
    M2200 MB TIFF300
    ML3300 MB TIFF450
    L4Print EL50
    XL5Electronic EL75
    XXL6Comprehensive EL100
    XXL TIFF10Multiseats25
    EPS10Subscription1
    500,000 - 999,9999  
    1,000,000 and above10  


  2. The summed credit amount shall determine the Contributor’s Level.
  3. The Contributor’s level will determine the commissions for each download in the next/upcoming month.
  4. If the Contributor also submits content to the Footage, Audio, Exclusive Logo or EVO collections, 123RF will recognize the credit count that we charge to our clients for the purpose of calculating Contributors' Levels.

2.3 Some Questions & Answers

  1. What if I don’t have 12 months worth of downloads?
    We shall sum up the previous 12 months, whether or not you have a complete 12 month sales cycle.
  2. What about refunds, fraudulent downloads and cancellations?
  3. We understand that refunds, cancellations and fraudulent downloads can be reversed at any time. We shall take all efforts to take these into account, however, once we have tabulated a contributor’s level for the month, it would stay stagnant for the preceding month.
If you have any further questions, kindly feel free to email submission@123rf.com with your inquiries directly.

3.0 Methods of Receiving Payment

There are 3 main methods of receiving payment from your royalties

3.1 Paypal

Paypal as a payment mechanism is well supported in many countries and continue to be our prefered payment method.

You may create your own Paypal account at www.paypal.com.

Minimum payment threshold: $50

3.2 Moneybookers / Skrill

Moneybookers / Skrill is also a very popular and well known payment mechanism. In countries where Paypal is not support, Moneybookers / Skrill usually will be!

You may create your own Moneybookers / Skrill account here: www.skrill.com

Minimum payment threshold: $100

3.3 Checks

We also try to be as flexible as possible and if you opt for checks, we can mail it to you as well. However, checks may get lost in mail and the hassle of cancelling and re-issuing checks will have a cost attached to it. Whenever there are miscommunications with regards to check payments or when you move to another address, please bear in mind that all cancellation costs will be borne by you.

Minimum payment threshold: $200

3.4 Payment Schedules

Here's the payment workflow for 123RF.com:

  1. 123RF will tabulate up all your sales for a given month.
  2. If your sales exceed the minimum amounts that you designate in your payment threshold, we will advise our Finance Department to make payment to you.
  3. Our Finance Department will make payments around the middle of the month, which should occur on the 13th to 17th of every month.
  4. For checks we will send them out by the middle of the month and checks might take from 2 weeks to up to a month to reach you. If you have not received your check within 1 month, please email us at submission@123rf.com and we will investigate the matter to the best of our ability.
Quick Jump to:

1.0 Introduction

2.0 Contributor Commission Structure

2.1 Contributor's Level

2.2 Method of Tabulating a Contributor's Level

2.3 Some Questions & Answers

3.0 Methods of Receiving Payment

3.1 Paypal

3.2 Moneybookers / Skrill

3.3 Checks

3.4 Payment Schedules

Other Articles within this Chapter

Chapter: 2 Section: 1

Top 5 Reasons to Contribute to 123RF.com

Chapter: 2 Section: 2

Getting Started with 123RF.com

Chapter: 2 Section: 3

Applying for a Contributor Account

Chapter: 2 Section: 4

Studying the Various Contributor Agreements

Chapter: 2 Section: 5

Uploading Identification to 123RF.com

» Chapter: 2 Section: 6

Royalties, Commissions & Payment