Can You Make Money on Shutterstock?

Why Sign Up?
Shutterstock is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed stock photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music. We are a global marketplace translated into 20 languages, accepting 9 currencies and with 1.8 million customers in over 150 countries. As a Shutterstock affiliate partner, you will:

• Earn a generous 20% revenue share on the net sales amount when new customers make a Image, Footage, or Music purchase.

• Receive regular and flexible automatic monthly payments via PayPal or e-transfer.

• Track results via cookie-based affiliate tracking software which allows affiliates to be credited within 30 days after the first click.

• Interact with dedicated in-house affiliate managers who will help to optimize and improve your performance results and commissions.

Is it easy to work with the Affiliate Program?
Yes. You’ll have free access to a full range of tools, and our API integration allows you complete flexibility and control.

Select the integration options best for your site:
• Implement the Shutterstock API for a native site experience with dynamic search results (learn more at,
• Add our customizable Affiliate Widget (learn more at, or
• Pull banners in different sizes translated in multiple languages, text links, or search box for other promotional efforts.

Additional program benefits:
• Use exclusive coupon codes and promotional offers.
• Get hands-on support and optimization from our dedicated Affiliate Team.
• Take advantage of powerful reporting tools and real-time analytics.


How much do you earn from Shutterstock?
Shutterstock will initially pay you 25 cents every time one of your images is downloaded, with a tiered set of raises to 33 cents, 36 cents and 38 cents per download as you reach the $500, $3,000 and $10,000 lifetime earnings milestones.

How do I sign up to become a Shutterstock contributor?
STEP 1: Provide Basic Information. On the first page, enter your full name, display name, and email address. Your full name should match your legal name or your business name if you are registering as a business. … == >> or simply click THIS LINK for registration << ==

STEP 2: Add your address. Enter your residential address and your mailing address, if it is different.

About Us and Our Customers

We have one of the world’s largest royalty-free image collection with over 250 million images and over 200,000 being added every day. We have over 14 million stock video clips, with 2 million of them in 4K. We also offer high-quality music tracks of every mood and genre, for one-stop shopping. Our global customer base covers a wide array of people and organizations who need amazing images, videos, and music. Our customers range from small to medium businesses to creative professionals and bloggers. They are advertising and marketing agencies, media and corporate organizations, filmmakers, editors and production houses. They are individuals, small organizations, and global enterprises who need access to great content.