How Do Commissions Work for Aloha Stock Photos?

What incentive do you have to use Aloha Stock Photos? Well, as marketers and photographers, we know how it is. It is hard to find locally curated photography from sites such as AdobeStock, Shutter Stock, Stock Rush, [Insert Favorite Stock Photo Platform here].

There is a greater need for content than ever before heading into the digital age and that’s why we’re here to reward you for your efforts in uploading your photos to our platform.

Our rates currently are at a 70% commission (as of 10/25/2020). This means that for every photo you sell, you get 70% of the total retail price that you’re selling the photo for. This may change as we get feedback from photographers and clients and as we robustly enhance our services.

If you’re not a photographer yet, you can find out more details on how to register to become one. Remember, we have an approval process before you can begin uploading your photos which normally takes about 24 – 48 hours.

If you haven’t uploaded a photo yet, we teach you how here. Then you can go to your dashboard here or submit a photo.

Now let’s begin with how our commission work!


When looking at your commissions, from your dashboard, click on the Earnings Tab.

From here, we will define what each of these mean.

Unpaid Earnings – These are commission earnings from getting a sale. If you’ve sold a photo the 70% of the photo value will go to this amount.

NOTE: We do have a minimum threshold for payments. You’ll need to get $50 MINIMUM to receive your earnings. For every $50 you reach, you’ll get paid that amount upon reaching the threshold.

Unpaid Sales – These are total sales received from selling your photos. So if you’re photo cost $50, then you’ll see $50 here in your sales report.

Paid Earning – These are earnings that have already been paid out to you. After passing the $50 MINIMUM threshold, you’ll see how much money has been paid out to you.

Paid Sales – These are total sales that you have been paid for meaning nothing to paid to you is pending. So if you sold a $50 photo, that $50 will show up in this column as sales that you have been paid out for.

Revoked Earnings – We hope that we never have to use this but this happens when someone requests a refund and 70% of the photograph that has been sold will show up for this amount.

Revoked Sales – Same here, we hope that we never have to use this function. However, if you have sold a photo and someone has requested a refund, the total amount of the sale refunded will show up here.

All our payments are done via PayPal, so you’ll need a PayPal account. You may sign up for a PayPal account here.

We hope to offer more means of paying our photographers but right now, PayPal is the safest and most efficient way for us to get funds to you safely and effectively.

We hope this article helps you in your journey to sell more photos! Good luck and we can’t wait for our first few payouts!