The perks of becoming a Canva contributor

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Why should you contribute images to Canva? Here are a few top-of-the-head reasons we could think of:

01. It’s easy

Becoming a contributor at Canva is a fairly simple process: you sign up (for free), apply to contribute, and if accepted, upload your images. After a quick review process, you can start earning money.

02. You work on your own terms

You can upload your images anytime, anywhere, and we’ll do the rest for you. While there are basic guidelines, we won’t tell you what to do or when and how to do it—whatever’s convenient for you works for us.

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Photo by The Crew

03. It’s passive income

All you really have to do is upload your images (prepared and with metadata embedded) to grow your portfolio, and we’ll take care of ensuring there are millions of people seeing and buying them. We also take care of customer support, tax, and all the other boring stuff, so you can focus purely on creating more outstanding images.

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Photo by Petar Neychev

04. You reach new audiences

With over 10 million active users from 179 countries, you can be sure to reach a wider audience from around the world. Our ultimate goal is to empower anyone to design, so expect to find your images in offices, schools, homes, and even charitable institutions helping make the world a better place.

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Photo by Pixabay

05. You keep ownership of your images

Even if you upload your images to Canva, you keep your rights.  Users simply pay for licenses to use your images, but we’ll never allow them to claim ownership or resell your work.

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06. We’re non-exclusive

Because your rights to the images are still yours and we’re non-exclusive, you can keep using them or even upload them to other stock sites to maximize your earnings.

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Photo by RawPixel

07. We take care of our contributors

At Canva, we take care of our contributors and try very hard to ensure you get what you deserve. In fact, here’s what our contributors have to say:

Meghan Plowman, photo contributor: “I love knowing that I'm working with people all over the world who find my aesthetic relevant for their projects."

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Photos by Meghan Plowman

Giuseppe Ramos, illustration contributor: "Canva has not only revolutionized design but takes communication and respect for its contributors to another level."

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Icons by Giussepe Ramos

Matthew Britton, illustration contributor: "Canva is without question the best company I've worked with as a stock illustration contributor."

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Icons by Matthew Britton

Tono Balaguer, photo contributor: "I always feel a human touch when I need any support. From the very beginning they did things right."

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Photos by Tono Balaguer

Now, if you’re up for it, you can apply to be an image (photo/illustration) contributor here.