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 Contributor’s Level determines the levels of commissions according to the information depicted in the table below:

12 Month
Credit Total
Credits Net
Subscriptions Earnings
(Per Download)
0 – 249 1 30% $0.216
250 – 999 2 35% $0.252
1,000-1,999 3 40% $0.288
2,000 – 4,999 4 45% $0.324
5,000 – 19,999 5 50% $0.360
20,000 – 49,999 6 52% $0.374
50,000 – 99,999 7 54% $0.389
100,000 – 499,999 8 56% $0.403
500,000 – 999,999 9 58% $0.418
1,000,000 and above 10 60% $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 Size Credits Image Size Credits
    S 1 100 MB TIFF 150
    M 2 200 MB TIFF 300
    ML 3 300 MB TIFF 450
    L 4 Print EL 50
    XL 5 Electronic EL 75
    XXL 6 Comprehensive EL 100
    XXL TIFF 10 Multiseats 25
    EPS 10 Subscription 1
    500,000 – 999,999 9
    1,000,000 and above 10
  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?

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 Payoneer

As we want to create more online payment options for you, we have also added Payoneer to the list. Payoneer reaches an EXTENSIVE payment circle worldwide so your earnings will be easily accessible. Click the link to read more about the Payoneer payment method.

You may create your own Payoneer account here: www.payoneer.comv

Minimum payment threshold: $50

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.
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