Refer & Earn

Referring your network to Pond5 is easy. No complicated credits or discounts on your next order - we'll pay you for every purchase your referrals make.

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How It Works


Share your unique referral link with your network.

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Give 20%

When you refer a new customer, they get a 20% discount on their first order.

get 20% of your referrals first purchase

Get 20%

And you take home 20% of their first purchase, too!

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Keep Earning For a Full Year

You’ll also take home 5% of every subsequent purchase they make for a whole year!

Customize Your Referral Link

Refer your network to any page on Pond5 - the homepage, a curated collection, a single music track, or your favorite artist.

Track Your Referrals

See how many of your referrals have made a purchase and check how much you’ve earned in your Pond5 dashboard.

Earn up to $500 per Referral

You get paid (in dollars, not credits!) for every purchase your referrals make for a full year, up to $500.

Where to Share

Set the creatives in your life up for success by introducing them to Pond5. The more visibly and often you share your referral link, the more opportunities you have to earn.

Know someone who needs stock media?

Your coworker who edits videos in her spare time, your friend that just started his own meditation YouTube channel, your roommate who’s making a new app. Send them your referral link and help them find the perfect content for their project on Pond5.

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Share your favorite artist on social media

Who’s your favorite artist on Pond5? Generate a custom referral link to their portfolio and tell your network about their work.

Include a link in the description of your YouTube video

You made a gorgeous video with some Pond5 content? Include your unique referral link in the description.

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Share a link on your blog or website

Writing a blog post about how to incorporate music into your marketing videos? Earn a commission by generating a custom referral link to send your readers to your favorite tracks on Pond5.

Ready to Grow Together?

Getting started with Pond5’s referral program is easy! Share your unique referral link and watch your referral earnings pile up.

Start Referring

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I refer someone?

Referring your network is easy! From your dashboard, share your unique referral link or generate a custom link to any page on Pond5. When a new customer clicks on your link and makes a purchase on Pond5, you get paid.

Does the person I refer have to be a new customer?

Yes! Your referral has to be a new customer. It’s okay if they have a Pond5 account already, and even if they have licensed free content, as long as they’ve never made a purchase.

How will I get paid?

We’ll give you cash payouts for every purchase your referrals make! Just log in to add your payout method on your Dashboard. As soon as your balance reaches $25, payment will be made on the 15th of the month.

How much will I get paid?

You can earn up to $500 for each new customer you refer. You’ll take home 20% of the first purchase they make, and 5% of each subsequent purchase for a whole year. For more information on referral payments, visit our Help Center.

How will I know if my referral made a purchase?

You can easily track your referral commissions on the Financials tab of your Pond5 dashboard. We’ll also send you an email to let you know when you have earned referral income. Keep in mind, referral commissions will appear in your dashboard 48-hours after a purchase is made.

The person I refer gets a discount too, right?

Yes! They’ll get 20% off their first purchase, up to $500.

Are subscription purchases eligible for the referral program?

Yes. If your referral's first purchase is a subscription, you'll take home 20% of that initial purchase, and your referral will get a 20% discount off the price of the subscription too! Recurring monthly subscription fees are not eligible for discounts or referral commissions.

Are credit pack purchases eligible for the referral program?

Credit pack purchases are not eligible for the referral program.

More questions?

Visit the Help Center or send us an email.