Polarr Creator Fund

Starting in February 2023. To recognize popular filters made by Polarr creators, Polarr will launch a Creator Fund to reward eligible creators in the US where they can receive monthly monetary payouts based on their filter usage. We're currently piloting this program for US creators only, but we do plan to launch to creators in other countries down the road. 

Payouts aren't guaranteed for all creators. To receive potential payouts from Polarr's Creator Fund, creators need to consistently create high quality filters that people want to save and export. When a creator publishes more high quality filters in the app, their monthly payout from the Creator Fund will also increase.

 

Eligibility

The first step to receive potential payouts is to become eligible. Eligibility is automatically calculated inside Polarr's creator dashboard, which can be found under creator's profile tab in the Polarr app. Creators may remain eligible for multiple months throughout 2023. In order to receive a potential payout, you must: 

  • Be a US creator.
  • Have a valid US Paypal account that you can login and receive payment. 
  • Maintain good account standing regarding Polarr's Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.
  • Create at least 3 new public filters every month. A public filter means this filter is set to be discoverable by users. 
  • Generate 300 new exports from other users using your filters every month. This includes usage from any filter you created in the past.

 

After you become eligible

Once you meet the above eligibility criteria, you will be prompted to setup PayPal connection. You will also be asked to agree to Polarr Creator Fund Terms.

Polarr will start reviewing and calculating your potential payout on the 1st day of each month. For example, you will be able to see your February 2023 payout on 1st day of March 2023. Polarr's review process ensure you do not violate Polarr's Creator Fund Terms, Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. Your payout will be calculated based on the following:

  • How frequently and how many paid Polarr exporters, defined as Polarr users who pay an active Polarr Lite subscription, are using your filters to export photos relative to other creators' filters.

To kick off the Creator Fund, 50% of the revenue from Polarr Lite Subscriptions will be split amongst US creators in the program. This promotional period will begin on February 1, 2023 and end on April 31, 2023. The revenue share percentage to creators from Lite subscriptions is subject to change as determined by Polarr in our sole discretion.

 

Only exports from active Polarr Lite subscribers are eligible for payouts because the Polarr Lite subscription is focused on accessing and saving filters from other creators. Since Polarr Studio and Pro subscriptions are geared towards filter creation and editing tools, exports from Polarr Studio and Pro will not be eligible for payouts. 

 

When enough paid Polarr exporters use your filters often enough, you will likely receive a payout. On the other hand, a payout is not guaranteed when not enough paid Polarr exporters use your filters frequently.

For example: Assuming in February, Polarr only has three creators A, B, C, and two paid exporters P, Q. Below is how A, B, C will receive payouts from a total fund pool of $10 in March.

  1. Polarr uses a point system where P and Q will each contribute 100 points each month.
  2. At the beginning of each month. A, B, C have zero points, and throughout the month they will receive points based on how frequently P and Q exports with their filters. 
  3. In the month of February, P exported a total of 500 photos with filters. Because P exported using Creator B's filters 10% of the time, P contributed 10% of their points to Creator B which is 10 points.
      Creator A Creator B Creator C Total
    Exporter P 0 exports 50 exports 450 exports 500 exports
    Points 0 pt 10 pt 90 pt 100 points
  4. In the same month, Q exported a total of 200 photos with a filter. Because Q exported using Creator A's filters 5% of the time, Q contributed 5% of their points to Creator A which is 5 points.
      Creator A Creator B Creator C Total exports
    Exporter Q 10 exports 90 exports 100 exports 200 exports
    Points 5 pt 45 pt 50 pt 100 points
  5. We sum the points P and Q contributed for each of the creators A, B, C below. For example, Creator B gets 10 points from P, and 45 points from Q, thus receiving a total of 55 (10 + 45) points. 
      Creator A Creator B Creator C Total
    Points 5 pt 55 pt 140 pt 200 points
  6. The payout for each creator will be calculated based on their points distribution.  For example, because Creator B received a total of 55 points, Creator B gets 27.5% (55 / 200) of the payout pool, thus receiving ($10 * 27.5%) $2.75. 
      Creator A Creator B Creator C Total
    Payout $0.25 $2.75 $7.00 $10

It's important to note that

  • The minimum payout threshold is $1, meaning if your payout is under $1, Polarr won't process the payout and the amount will not rollover to future months.
  • At the beginning of each month, all creators' points are reset to 0, and accumulate new points throughout the month. This means performance in previous months won't impact the current month.
  • There is no guarantee you will receive payout. In the example above, Creator A would not receive a payout as the $0.25 payout is below the threshold of $1.
  • It might take a few days for Polarr to review and process your payouts.
  • As soon as you become eligible for potential payout, you will be prompted to setup your PayPal account as the payout method inside the Polarr app. You only need to do this once. You will have until the end of next month to setup your payment method before the payout expires.
  • Expired payouts will not be eligible for payouts again. 
  • Polarr will pay for the PayPal payment processing and transfer fees.  

There will be a few reasons you won't receive payouts:

  • You didn't meet the eligibility criteria in the previous month.
  • Your payout didn't pass the minimum threshold of $1.
  • You failed to setup your PayPal account inside the Polarr app.
  • Your payout is blocked by the Polarr team due to your violation of Polarr's Creator Fund Terms, Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. In case of violation, your account could be banned permanently. 

 

Growth

Once you start to receive payouts, you could increase your potential payouts and grow as a creator by creating filters that attract more paid exporters or having paid exporters using your filters more frequently. To facilitate this, Polarr provides

  • Performance data such as top paid exporters and top performing filters in your creator dashboard (with more features to come to help you identify trends and understand your performance)
  • Regularly published and updated news, announcements and resources on our social media accounts and online communities. Make sure you follow Polarr's Socials to learn more.

 

FAQ

How much money does Polarr put into the creator fund?

To kick off the Creator Fund, 50% of the revenue from Polarr Lite Subscriptions will be split amongst US creators in the program. This promotional period will begin on February 1, 2023 and end on April 31, 2023. The revenue share percentage to creators from Lite subscriptions is subject to change as determined by Polarr in our sole discretion.

 

Also, Polarr will publish the estimated monthly total payout on this website and social media each month.

 

Will I know how much other creators are getting paid?

Polarr will not provide such data.

 

Can I check my eligibility, current performance and past histories toward payouts?

You will be able to check your eligibility, progress, payout status and histories in your creator dashboard, under your creator profile tab.

 

What happens if I became ineligible?

Your eligibility is calculated each month. If you fall below the eligibility criteria, your potential for payouts will be impacted immediately the next month. However, you can always become eligible again.

 

Do eligibility and payout policies change?

Polarr reserves the right to change, modify, or cancel individual payouts or the program as a whole at any time. 

 

Do I need to sign any agreement with Polarr?

There is no legal contract and to sign to participate. However, you will be asked to agree to Polarr's Creator Fund Terms when setting up your payment. Before releasing any monthly payouts to you, Polarr's team will review your activities and ensure you follow Polarr's Creator Fund Terms, Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. Violations may result in permanent ban.

 

Do I need to pay tax on payouts?

PayPal as a payment processor will help determine your tax liability, for US creators, you might receive a 1099 form from PayPal if you receive more than $600 per year as income.

 

If a person uses my filter on their videos in 24FPS, does it count towards the Creator Fund?

No. Only when a paid Polarr exporter, a Polarr user who has an active Polarr Lite subscription, uses your filter on their photos in Polarr will count towards your Creator Fund payout.

 

If a person who has a Polarr Studio Subscription uses my filter, does it count towards the Creator Fund?

No. Only those who use your filter on their photos with an active Polarr Lite subscription will count towards your Creator Fund Payout.

 

I have more questions.

Please email creators@polarr.com if you have concerns about this program, or your individual payouts. 

 

Will this program come to other countries?

We're currently piloting this program in US only, but we do plan to launch in more countries down the road. 

 

 

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