Leveling Up on the Platform

Whether you have been on the platform for years or simply signed up an hour ago, I am sure you have noticed the different levels labeled on your profile. Level’s are our way of keeping the quality of imagery on Snapwire at it’s best. New levels unlock perks that give more exposure and the ability to work directly with buyers.

How leveling works:

Buyers nominate photos on Snapwire submitted to requests or challenges. Once you are marked as a Shooter or above, you'll earn points when your shots are nominated by buyers, licensed by buyers, or marked as Premium by the Snapwire team. Points unlock levels and the higher your level, the more you can submit.

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Let’s dive into what each level means and what you need to do as a creator to move up!

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Get to Know the Levels

Photo by: PRO | Maile Marie Photography

Explorer

This is the first level where all creators start! Submit your best shots to Challenges for a chance to get nominated. If your shot is nominated, you'll level up to Shooter and can submit to higher paying buyer Requests.

Shooter

You're in the game and can now submit shots to higher paid buyer Requests. Get a shot nominated to level up. From here on out, you'll earn points for every nomination or purchase!

Advanced

Once you have earned 1,000 points, you can now get invited by buyers to shoot their Requests and gain access to selected requests created by the Snapwire team.

Expert

You've now had a few shots nominated or sold earning you 5,000 points! It is clear that buyer’s are loving your work. Once you have hit this level, you are featured on our platform as a top creator!

Elite

15,000 points! Woohoo! Your work is exceptional, and your shots are nominated and purchased regularly. You can also be invited to Direct Requests from our high paying clients!

Pro

After earning 50,000 points it is clear you know what you are doing. Buyers can commission you directly to shoot their projects!

Master

Specially invited, this level is the best of the best of our creators. We have created a master list of our top photographers that have priority access to Buyer’s incoming projects.

Learn more about each individual level

Photo by: Shooter | Mike Yorke

Snapwire Updates: March

In an effort to keep the community informed about software and product updates to Snapwire we try to post once a month about any new or big changes. Here are some of this month's big updates: 

Subscriptions: After extensive testing and customer interviews we made the decision to switch the marketplace library to a subscription only offering. This means buyers can no longer purchase images a la carte and browse for free. Instead, they must subscribe to a predefined package. We have always had subscriptions as part of our core offering, but we decided to make the switch after it was apparent that downloads on a per photo basis would increase substantially if we only offered subscriptions. We believe this will greatly increase your earnings as a photographer as there will be more people downloading images from the library than ever before. With this in mind it is more important than ever to constantly be updating your portfolio. If you haven't already be sure to read about how to upload via FTP to your profile here

 

Snapwire Updates: January

In an effort to keep the community informed about software and product updates to Snapwire we post once a month about any new or big changes. Here are some of this month's big updates:

Request Pricing: From now on you will only see pricing that is relevant to you! This is a feature that has been asked for for quite some time and we finally got around to updating Snapwire so that if you're a photographer you will see the actual price that you are getting paid out. No more guessing or surprises once your photo is purchased. What you see is what you get. 

FTP Upload: In an effort to make uploading quicker and easier for users who are level Expert and above we have introduced FTP upload. This will allow you to upload large amounts of images (up to 1,000 at a time) and have all the meta data with your images automatically get imported as well. If you are below Expert level and would like access to FTP upload then please contact us so we can review your portfolio to see if you're a fit. To see how to upload via FTP read this post.