Guds FAQ’s


For Brands:


How can my brand hold a contest on Guds?

In order to create a brand profile on guds, you must reach out to hi@guds.io and we’ll provision your profile manually. Once we’ve provisioned your brand account, just add your payment details in account > brand admin, and you’ll then be able to setup your first contest.


How do I stop receiving submissions for my contest?

You can close or re-open any contests at any time on your brand admin page.


I’ve set a price for my contest. Can I pay someone more or less than my set price?

No. If you choose to pay a consumer for the rights to their photos, you must pay the price you specified when setting up the contest.


How does payment work?

We use Stripe for payments. Input your billing information on your brand admin page to start paying your fans for their content. Once you’ve paid for a piece of content, the original uploaded file will be downloadable on your brand admin page. Once you choose to buy a piece of content, the consumer who submitted the content will be emailed, prompting them to set up their Stripe account to accept the payment. Once the user accepts the payment, you’ll receive an email letting you know that the transaction is complete, and that from that point on, you have full rights to the content.


What is Guds’ fee?

Guds charges an 15% fee on top of what you pay the consumer. For example, if you set up a contest to pay the winner $500 for their content, you will pay the consumer $500, and pay Guds $500*(0.15) = $75, for a total cost of $575. This is to cover Guds’ operational expenses as well as credit card processing fees.


How can I use the content once I’ve purchased it?

Once you receive an email notifying you that the submitter has accepted your payment and the transaction is complete, you have unlimited, perpetual rights to use the content as you please in marketing materials, or anywhere else. See our terms of service for more information.


For Consumers:


How do I get paid for my content?

We use Stripe for payments. In order to receive a payment from a brand on Guds, click “Connect Stripe Account” under account > settings. You’ll be taken to Stripe, and within minutes, you can setup a Stripe account to receive payments. After this step, on your profile settings page on guds, you can accept any pending payments.


Why doesn’t my photo show up after I’ve submitted it?

In order to protect the brand’s safety, the brand can approve or deny each submission before it shows up publicly on the contest page. Once your submission is approved by the brand, you’ll receive an email, and can then share your submission link with your friends to get more votes to capture the brand’s attention and hopefully get paid!


Once a brand has paid for my content, what can they do with it?

Once you’ve received payment for your content, the brand has unlimited, perpetual rights to use the content as they please in marketing materials, or anywhere else. See our terms of service for more information.


What kind of content can I submit?

You must be the original creator of any content submitted, the content must be appropriate for all ages, and must be hate-free. See our terms of service for more detail.


Any other questions? Feel free to shoot us a note at hi@guds.io, and we'll try to respond as soon as possible.