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Sell your courses on CG Shortcuts or work with us to create something awesome! We want to work with the best artists out there! And best of all, you get paid;)

Why teach on CG Shortcuts?

Not only is it a great way to make some extra income, it’s also loads of fun teaching and sharing your knowledge with the community!

Our student base is growing all the time and there’s a huge demand for high quality courses. We can help you develop, create, promote and sell your courses right here on our platform!

We protect your content!

Unlike other platforms, we utilize the latest DRM Protection and Digital Watermarking to prevent piracy and protect your videos. Your courses will be in safe hands.

Earn passive income.

Your courses are valuable! Set your own pricing and keep track of your sales live with sales reports right here in your account dashboard. Best of all – we handle all the payments, hosting and promotion of your courses!

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Earn up to 96%* commission on your course sales.

You choose the price and keep 96% of any sales made through the site (That’s a better rate than Gumroad & ArtStation).

No base fees.

Selling your courses on CG Shortcuts is free. No matter how many sales you make, you’ll never be charged a fee for listing your courses.


Have questions?

How do I teach on CG Shortcuts

Just fill in the form and let us know what you’d like to teach. We’ll get back to you asap with all the next steps.

What types of courses can I teach?

We are creating primarily Cinema 4D and Houdini courses – but all CG software is welcome. Project based courses are our most popular!

How can I track my sales?

When you have been accepted as an instructor, you will have access to a sales area dashboard where you can monitor your sales and payments in real-time.

Course Revenue Shares

Sale Type
Course – Author’s promoted sale
Authors have the option to generate a special link to promote their content (or link directly from their nominated website). When a user visits CG Shortcuts using this link and purchases their course within 1 week, the author gets 96% of that sale.
Short Course (Priced bellow $50) – Organic purchase + Membership Opt In
Short Courses are eligible to be part of our Membership Program – if you opt in you’ll get a higher rate on organic purchases *plus you’ll also get a share of the membership revenue if your course is accessed via members. More info here.
Short Course (Priced bellow $50) – Organic purchase
When a user organically finds the Authors Short Course and makes a purchase, the Author takes 70% of that sale.
Large Course or Masterclass (Priced above $50) – Organic purchase
When a user organically finds the Authors Large Course or Masterclass and makes a purchase, the Author takes 60% of that sale.
Course – CG Shortcuts Collaboration
If we work on a course together, we split the workload – so we also split the revenue 50/50 (we still handle the payment fee’s and expenses though – so it still works out better for you;)
Course – Affiliate link
When a user visits our site from your nominated website or via one of your affiliate links and purchases any product created by a different Author (another instructors course) within 1 week of their visit – you’ll also recieve 20% of the sale.

Membership Revenue Share

CG Shortcuts also offers Paid Membership Subscriptions where users can pay a monthly or yearly fee to access selected content on the site.

Most of the content offered in the subscription model is created by CG Shortcuts itself, but we offer a share of subscription revenues to Authors who wish to join the program.

Basically if a user accesses your product during their subscription (access is limited to 10 items per day) it will be logged in our system and at the end of the monthly or yearly payment period, you will also receive a percentage of the subscription profits.

How membership revenue share is calculated:

At the end of a customer’s membership period (monthly or yearly), we add ALL the products that customer chose to download in that period. We then split the money earned from the original membership purchase between all the Authors whose products were downloaded by the customer. Authors will only earn a percentage of the value of their products to the store. The way we split the cost between Authors is “weighted” based on the “actual” cost of the products they downloaded. For example, if a customer pays $100 for membership for 30 days and downloads 10 differently-valued products from 10 different Authors, at the end of 30 days it triggers commissions as follows:

1. Calculate the total “value” of ALL products downloaded by the customer.
Adding up the “actual” price of each product accessed.

2. Calculate the percentage, or “weight” each product is worth.
For each accessed product, we then divide the “actual” price by the total value (from step 1 above). This tells us the percentage of the total that each product is worth. 

3. Find the actual value of each product. Using the percentage (from step 2 above), we then split the $100 that the customer paid for the membership so we know what each product was actually worth in real money.

4. Finally we split the value of the product with the Author. Each Author will have a commission percentage (see the above table). That commission percentage now comes into play to split the value of their products (from step 3). They will be paid that amount of money. 

Note that Authors will not be paid until the end of a customers membership period (monthly or yearly).


Payment Dispersal

Payments are issued on the 1st of every calendar month and only when Author/Affiliate balance exceeds AU$100. When the balance in your account is less than AU$100, your payout will be processed the following payment period. Once the amount is greater than AU$100, payments will be made via PayPal or bank transfer in Australian Dollars and may be subject to PayPal or bank fee’s or currency conversion fees. If customer requests a refund in accordance with our refund policy, commissions on that sale will no longer be valid.

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