Today is an exciting day for the Noun Project’s creators community! It marks the first day of creator royalty payouts using our new improved system. For a quick reminder on the details of the new system, here is a blog post with more information.
Along with the better payout structure, we’ve also improved the way we display royalty information. As a Noun Project creator, you will now see a detailed royalty statement on your dashboard. In this statement you will see how many of your icons were downloaded for free, purchased individually, downloaded through a subscription, or called through the API. We also display the scaling rates for subscription downloads and API calls. We wanted to share this information to make the process of profit sharing as transparent as possible.
In addition to the royalty statement, we’ve also added a graph to creator’s dashboards so they can track their earning over time. To access this graph simply select the “view all royalties” link on your dashboard. Inside the graph you will see your earnings dating back to when we first started paying out royalties in November 2012. You will also notice that December is the only month that breaks down your total amount earned into the categories of single purchases, subscription downloads, and API uses. This is because the month of December was the first time we had this structure available.
Finally we wanted to share a graph with you detailing how the total sum of creator royalties have grown significantly over time. From this graph you can see not only how the royalty payments have steadily grown over time, but also under the newly launched royalty structure we’ve now more than doubled our payouts from the previous month! We could not be more happy about this growth. Thanks so much for helping to build the world’s visual language, and we look forward to another exciting year ahead.
As always if you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or reach us on twitter @nounproject.