WHAT DO STORYSTOCK DO?
We connect people who can create content with people who need content. We bring high quality content from the hearts of communities to media and brands all around the world.
HOW DOES IT WORK FOR CONTENT CREATORS?
We call our content creator community, storytellers. Maybe you can make great videos, write great articles or blogs, create podcasts, graphics or take great photos. On StoryStock.com you can register for free and create a public profile page which showcases all your past work – a little bit like your own personal website. You can upload your back catalogue of content, videos, articles, blogs and use your profile page to show people your work. You can make that content available to media and brands for license, if you wish. You can also reply to job postings within StoryStock.com – which are emailed directly to your inbox. Media organisations and big name brands need people like you to make videos, tell stories, write articles and blogs. On StoryStock.com, you can get work, get connected but more importantly – get paid quickly. No invoicing, no hassle. We take care of everything. Sign up today, its free and easy to do.
I WANT TO BUY CONTENT – HOW DOES IT WORK FOR ME
If you are a brand, business or media outlet – you have come to the right place. StoryStock can connect you with content creators on the ground in communities around the world who understand why people are using your products. Telling great stories about your brand, developing your audiences.
We work in 2 ways. You can license or buy stories from our digital archive of stories and content. You can search that bank of content by location and topic. There may be a great story in there that you want to broadcast or use on your social media because it will drive traffic and build audience.
We also have commissioning software where brands, business and media can post any job to create a piece of content from anywhere in the world. If you are a brand that wants to create videos about how people are using your products in Brazil, we have content creators on the ground there. If you are a media outlet that wants stories about young Trump supporters, we have content creators on the ground in the US.
You can also browse the profiles of our content creators, look at their past work, favourite them and hire them.
WHO CAN SIGN UP AS A CONTENT CREATOR?
We are looking for people who can create good quality content from all over the world. Maybe you can create videos, take great pictures, create cool graphics, write good articles and blogs? Maybe you are a journalist, blogger, video editor, photographer or radio producer who wants to make money on the side. We want to hear from you. We have a star storyteller network of vetted storytellers whose past work we have judged to be of a high quality. The best way for a content creator to get into this network and get more work is to fully complete your profile so we can look at your past work.
WHY SHOULD I SIGN UP?
For content creators,
If you are a content creator, you can use StoryStock.com to create a free profile to showcase yourself and your work. Use it like your own personal website. On StoryStock.com, you can upload any existing content you have to our bank of content. We will try and license this and make you money – as long as you own it. You can also answer job postings from some of the worlds best brands and media outlets. We take care of the payment and paperwork and you get paid quickly.
For media, brands and business
If you are a brand, agency, PR company or media outlet then we can connect you with quality content creators who can make videos, graphics, articles, blogs and podcasts to grow your audiences. People who can bring you content from the hearts of communities. Connect with some of the worlds best journalists, bloggers, graphic designers, writers, copy writers and photographers who can tell great stories for you.
I LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT. HOW DO I SIGN UP?
register an account and get busy! Any problems, email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO IS BEHIND STORYSTOCK.COM?
A team of former journalists/techies from Ireland who wanted to build a platform to bring great content to media and brands. Francis Fitzgibbon, Shane O Connor and Keith Phelan! See StoryStock.com for more details.
IF I CREATE A PROFILE ON STORYSTOCK AND ADD SOME OF MY STORIES/CONTENT, DO THEY HAVE BE AVAILABLE FOR LICENSE?
No. You choose what you want to make available for license. Uploading to our digital archive of content means you are allowing us to license and sell your content for you. When we license it, we do so for 14 days. We don’t have to notify you just to license it but we do notify you and ask permission if and when we sell it. You always own the content you put in our digital archive – unless of course you decide to sell it outright.
When you reply to a commission or job posting on StoryStock and someone commissions you to create some content – once payment is made, the person who created the content then owns it.
HOW DOES STORYSTOCK MAKE MONEY?
We take a 20% Commission on each job posting that is commissioned. If you decide to put some content in our stock content archive, we take 40% commission each time we license that piece of content. We can license one piece of content from the archive multiple times each time earning the content creator a fee.
AFTER A STORY IS LICENSED, WHEN DO I GET PAID?
You will receive payment directly into your account within 30 days after your story/content has been licensed/commissioned. We endeavour to pay content creators within 10 days.
WHAT ARE THE STORYSTOCK LICENSE’S IN THE DIGITAL CONTENT BANK?
The standard license on offer is a 14 Day License. After 14 days your story/content goes back up on the StoryStock platform and is available for licensing again giving you the opportunity to earn more money from your story/content. Media organisations and brands can also purchase an outright license for your story transferring all ownership rights over to them. In this instance, StoryStock will deal directly with the media agency to agree on a price that best suits all parties involved and we will ask you if this is ok. In this scenario, you get paid more!
HOW DO YE PRICE CONTENT?
When a commission/job posting is put up by a brand or media outlet looking for specific work, they set a budget. That is an idea of the budget for the project. You can ask for more when agreeing the final details of the commission with them. So for example, if Tesco put up a job posting for a video and set a budget of 2000 euro, you may reply and offer to the do the work, but for 2500 euro. If they like you and your offering they may accept.
The digital content/story archive is different. Stories are uploaded in there and brands and media can browse them by location and topic. Lets says Tesco like a video in there, they can license it for use on their social media for 14 days for an average fee of 120 euro but if they want to buy it for an advert, then they pay an agreed fee, which we consult you on. The licensing model in the digital content archive works more for media who just want to broadcast your content as part of a radio or TV show and pay the 120 euro license fee.
WILL STORYSTOCK EDIT OR ALTER MY STORY OR CONTENT?
StoryStock reserve the right to edit or alter a story where they see fit in order to improve its saleability. However, we always keep an original unaltered copy of every file submitted.
WHAT IF I DON’T OWN THE MATERIAL I SUBMIT?
By uploading content to the StoryStock platform you agree to the Terms & Conditions of use which states that you must have all the necessary licenses, rights, consents, permissions and any release relating to the rights of the uploaded material. Any breach of this agreement could see your story being removed and your account terminated. Full details of this are included in our Terms & Conditions.
WHAT IS THE STORYSTOCK RELEASE FORM?
The StoryStock Release Form is a legal document which must be completed and signed by all contributors to your story. This document shows that the contributor has agreed to their story being uploaded to the StoryStock platform and licensed to media agencies for use in news coverage, documentaries, and commercials and they shall seek no financial reward in return for their input. A completed and signed copy of the StoryStock Release Form must be scanned and uploaded with each story. Failure to do so could lead to your story not being validated. Full details of this are included in our Terms & Conditions.
HOW DOES THE COMMISSIONING SERVICE WORK?
Brands and media can post a commission or Job posting on StoryStock.com. That job posting is emailed to relevant quality content creators. If they are interested, we have a messaging service on the platform that allows content creators to chat to the person who posted the job and work out the finer details. You create the content they need, we hold payment until the job is complete, you send them the files, we make the payment to you.
WHAT FILETYPES DO STORYSTOCK ACCEPT?
The file types we accept are as follows:
WHERE CAN I VIEW ALL THE TERMS & CONDITIONS?
The full StoryStock Terms & Conditions can be viewed here.