Payouts - When and how do I get paid? | ArtStation

Payouts - When and how do I get paid?

ArtStation does payouts direct to bank accounts and PayPal on a monthly (1st of every month) or weekly basis on Monday, provided that your account balance is above the minimum payout threshold.

Payout Settings

On the Payouts and Earnings page, you can set your bank account information to have payments made to.

Payout Schedule

You can decide whether you want to be paid every week or every month.

Monthly payout

When monthly payout is selected, it will perform the payout on the 1st of every month. If earnings reach the minimum payout threshold (see below), it will perform the payout.

Weekly payout

Payouts happen on a rolling weekly basis every Monday. At the end of sales period (1 week), earnings are held for 1 week for all funds to clear, handle chargebacks, refunds, etc. After this 1 week period, the account balance will automatically be paid out to your bank account.

Payouts via Direct Deposit (supported by over 220 countries worldwide)

ArtStation does direct payouts to bank accounts internationally to over 220+ countries to local currency i.e. if you're in the UK, you'll get the money converted to GBP dollars in your bank account.

There are payout fees that are automatically deducted by our payout partners at the time of payout. Payout fees range from $1 - $25 USD depending on which country your bank is in (see below for idea of fees). Note that these fees are performed by our payout partners - not ArtStation. Your payout fee will be displayed on the Payouts & Earnings page after you have hooked up a bank account.

If your bank account is located outside the US, funds will be automatically converted into your local bank account currency using a live currency conversion rate at the time of payment - which generally will be a better rate than what your bank would offer you.

Minimum payout thresholds & fees for Direct Deposit

At the time of payout, ArtStation will evaluate if a payout meets a minimum threshold. Our payout partners charge a transaction fee that is deducted from your payout.

  • US (ACH) & Canada (EFT): $25 minimum | $1 transaction fee
  • EUR ~21 countries (SEPA): $35 minimum | $4 transaction fee
  • IACH ~38 countries (IACH): $35 minimum | $4 transaction fee
  • Swift Wire ~153 countries (Swift): $40 minimum | $10 transaction fee
  • USD to USD Swift - Ukraine & China only: $50 minimum | $25 transaction fee (note, we recommend that if you are in Ukraine and China, use local currencies UAH and CNY to reduce fee to $10)

Tips to reduce fees:

  • Opt for monthly payout instead of weekly
  • For Ukraine and China, select local currency (UAH or CNY) instead of USD. USD to USD Swift costs $25 and Swift to local currency costs $10.

Payouts via PayPal

At the time of payout, ArtStation will evaluate if a payout meets a minimum threshold. PayPal charges a transaction fee that is deducted from your payout based on volume up to a maximum amount.

  • US & Canada: $25 minimum | Transaction fee: 2% up to a maximum of $1
  • Rest of World: $25 minimum | Transaction fee: 2% up to a maximum of $20

Examples of PayPal's transaction fees:

To make the math clear:

  • If a user has a payout of $100 to the Ukraine, PayPal charges $2 from the payout and the user receives $98. (Rest of World, 2% up to $20 max)
  • If a user has a payout of $2000 to the Ukraine, PayPal charges $20 from the payout and the user receives $1980. (Rest of World, 2% up to $20 max)
  • If a user has a payout of $2000 to USA, PayPal charges $1 from the payout and the user receives $1999. (US & Canada, 2% up to $1 max)
  • If a user has a payout of $30 to USA. PayPal charges $0.60 from the payout and the user receives $29.40. (US & Canada, 2% up to $1 max)

Tips to reduce fees:

  • Opt for monthly payout instead of weekly

FAQ

Will you support Payoneer?

There are currently no plans to support other payout options.

Can I use a Payoneer US account and get paid to that?

We don't recommend it. Payoneer accounts are "virtual" bank accounts - so , for example, you might live in Europe and have a Payoneer virtual bank account with a US address. If you attempt to do this, it may fail compliance checking or at worst, the money might vanish completely (i.e. ArtStation pays out the funds and it never gets to you). We say it's not worth the risk.