Contributor business guide

Get started with selling on Iconfinder. This support article covers most of what you need to now before you can start uploading your artwork

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Written by Martin LeBlanc
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If you are interested in becoming a selling contributor on Iconfinder, make sure to get familiar with this document. Once you have created an account, you can begin uploading your artwork.

A 50/50 split

Note that the revenue split has changed to 50/50 from February 1, 2019. If you have signed up to Iconfinder before this date, a different revenue split will apply to you.

Every time a user buys one of your items, you get paid. We split the profit 50/50. In some cases where the buyer is in the European Union, we have to add VAT to the prices of the site. To keep the complexity low, we have decided to keep the prices the same for all users, no matter where they are in the world. That means a pack you want to sell at $10 will always show the price tag $10. However, we still have to pay VAT, so this is done this way: The price for EU citizens is changed to $8 and the 25% VAT is added resulting in the $10 price tag. The $8 are then split 50/50% and you will receive $8 * 50% = $4.0.

Who sets the prices?

The pricing is unified for all single items:

Icon= $2

Sticker = $2

Illustration = $5

3D illustration = $5

With packs you set your own prices, but we help guide you and your fellow contributors to create a homogenous marketplace. To benefit the consumer, we would like to make it super simple for the users to buy icons and illustrations. At the same time, we are not interested in a price war between designers where the prices are pushed down. We are not going to be the cheapest place to buy icons and illustrations - our goal is convenience and high quality. You won't see a 10x in difference in sales if you sell an icon at $0.1 instead of $1.0, for example.

Can Iconfinder change the price of my products?

Yes. Our goal is to be the best marketplace for both consumers and contributors. We will notify all designers on email before any price changes.

Can I sell on my own site?

Yes. You can sell on your own site and any other marketplace and still earn the full
50% cut when selling on Iconfinder.

Will prices be the same on my personal site?

While you are free to price your icons and illustrations as you see fit, we suggest not undermining the value of your own work.

Sales to Iconfinder Pro subscribers

When you sell icons and illustrations in the normal pay-as-you-go manner, you will see the cash in your account immediately. For active Iconfinder Pro subscribers, we put 50% of what they pay in a single pool. We divide this pool of cash between the designers whose products have been downloaded by these Iconfinder Pro users. This calculation is performed one month after (for example, you will see the revenue from March Pro subscriptions in April).

The price per download varies slightly every day, but typically within the same range. For icons, it is usually between USD 0.50 and 1.50.

When it comes to illustrations downloads, these will earn you 5 times more compared to icon downloads. So, illustration downloads are multiplied by a factor of 5 and icon downloads by a factor of 1.

Cash-out policy

Monthly payments will be done in USD with either PayPal, Payoneer or wire transfer (SWIFT fees apply). Minimum cash out limit is 100 USD. You can find more information about How to request a cashout. Your account will need to be verified before we can send you the first cash-out. Read more about the Account verification

Fees and wire transfer

Iconfinder will transfer money from our bank in Denmark. The money will be transferred as USD. There might be fees added from your own bank, which Iconfinder will not cover e.g. if you don't have an account with USD as the currency. The fees are often fixed and not relative to the amount transferred, so it can be a good idea to request a large enough cash-out when using wire transfer. Iconfinder will additionally charge a $8 fee for bank cash-outs smaller than $500, for transaction costs reasons. To get more information about the specific details about the fees, please contact your bank.

Account verification

Iconfinder will need to verify your identity and copyright of your artwork before we can send you your cash-out. This is a common procedure for all contributors to Iconfinder. Please check the Account verification article for complete information on this topic.

Refunds, downloads and sales

Refunds happen when a stolen credit card has been used to make prepayments and purchase items. In these rare cases, the money is returned to the bank account of the rightful credit card owner. To avoid scammers benefiting from using stolen credit cards, all transactions made from the scammer's user account are reversed and the account is deleted. If you experience suspicious activity, please contact [email protected].

Downloads and sales are not the same. A user can purchase an icon or illustration and choose to download in multiple formats e.g. SVG and AI. This would result in 1 sale and 2 downloads.


All items will be sold under the Iconfinder Basic license. It’s a fair and easy-to-understand license that allows commercial use, but prohibits redistribution. Read the Basic license. For more information about licensing, copyright and ownership, please consult this article on Copyright basics for icon designers.

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