You may be experiencing a change in your royalties due to a number of factors. With over 2 million icons on Noun Project, things like customer search terms, seasonality, current events and more may affect your number of downloads each month.
The Noun Project shares a percentage of the profits from each icon purchase with the icon’s creator. Creators get paid from 3 sources: single purchases (a la carte), pre-paid credit, through NounPro and NounTeam accounts, and through API use.
Single purchase downloads pay 60% ($1.79) of the fixed rate ($2.99) to the creator.
Pre-paid credit, subscription downloads and API uses pay 40% back to the creator community on a sliding scale.
For more information on how royalties are calculated, visit the Creator’s Handbook.