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Nuts and Bolts: Earnings FAQ

July 22, 2014

There seems to always be some confusion over when GCU pays artists their earnings, so in this article, we’ll give you the facts you need to know and hopefully answer some of your questions.

When Does GCU Issue Payment to Artists?

GCU calculates artist’s earnings on a quarterly basis. You will be paid at the end of the month following the Quarter.

1st Quarter: January—March – Paid April 30
2nd Quarter: April—June – Paid July 31
3rd Quarter: July—September – Paid October 31
4th Quarter: October—December – Paid January 31

I Haven’t Received Payment – What Should I Do?

Check to be sure of the following:

  • You have reached your minimum payment setting (go to Manage Store and look at your Account Settings)
  • Your contact information/address is correct (if you have requested payment by check)
  • Your PayPal information is correct (if you have requested payment by PayPal)

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Where Can I Find Out How Much Earnings I Will Be Paid?

When you are logged in to GCU, go to Manage Store > Reports & Analysis > Earnings & Payments.

At the top of the page, you will see an amount “Pending.” That amount is what you have earned to date since the end of the last quarter — your standard earnings (to receive premium earnings, you must meet the earnings threshold for each quarter). See Mindy’s Forum Post if you don’t understand these terms.

For a break-down of cards sold/earnings made, go to Reports & Analysis > Store Report. Don’t forget to input the correct dates for the information you want.

You will also see a list of  your Payments History. At the end of this list, you’ll see another “Pending” amount with a date. This is your earnings from the last quarter.  See “When Does GCU Issue Payment to Artists” to find out when you will be paid this amount, provided it meets your minimum payment setting.

How Does GCU Calculate Artist’s Earnings Based on the Earnings Thresholds?

As of July 2014, see Mindy’s Forum Post for all the information.

To see how you’re doing toward meeting the earnings thresholds, go to Manage Store. On the right side of the page, you’ll see “Your Earnings” which will give you the amounts of the current Quarter and the previous Quarter.

That’s the basics and I hope we’ve answered the most common questions. Happy selling!

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