Pond5 Exclusive Video Artist Program

When you join the Pond5 Exclusive Video Artist Program, you’ll receive an industry-leading 60% royalty share. That’s double the royalty share of competing sites! Not only will you maximize the value of your work, but you’ll also save time by uploading to fewer platforms.

As an exclusive artist, you’ll receive:

As an exclusive artist, you’ll receive:

  • Increased royalty share (up to 90% with referrals)
  • More flexibility on everything from pricing to reseller programs
  • Additional marketing of your content
  • The option to also sell your Exclusive content to the Shutterstock marketplace.


What Content is considered Exclusive?

Content is Exclusive when it is unavailable for sale on any marketplace other than Pond5 or Shutterstock. You can continue to use your Pond5 Exclusive content for your own purposes and sell and promote it directly on your personal site and channels.


How much will I earn?

As a Pond5 Exclusive Artist, you receive an industry-leading 60% commission on every sale. Participating in our referral program can take that number up to 90%.

When you refer someone to Pond5 through your unique referral link, you’ll receive a 20% commission on their first purchase, no matter what they buy. When they buy something from your portfolio, you receive an additional 10%. That means that you’ll take home 90% of that sale! Find out more about the Pond5 Referral program here.


How can I become a Pond5 Exclusive Artist?

You can join by clicking right here. Your royalty rate will be 60% as soon as you sign up.


What if I am a Non-exclusive Artist with content only on Pond5 and Shutterstock?

You can upgrade your Pond5 account to Exclusive using this sign-up link. As soon as you sign up, your royalty rate will change to 60%. You will not have to wait for the next payable month.


What if I have content on marketplaces other than Pond5 & Shutterstock?

You can still join the program today! When you sign up, just select the grace period option, which will give you two weeks to remove your content from other marketplaces.


What if I’m an Existing Pond5 Exclusive Artist and want to start uploading my Exclusive content to Shutterstock?

Simply register as a Shutterstock contributor and upload your exclusive content directly to Shutterstock, independently of Pond5.