I got an email saying images approved and to check my dashboard. Sure enough, there are images listed in my dashboard. The email did not tell me what happens next or if there is further action I need to take. Any feedback would be appreciated.
There's nothing you need to do after images are approved. If / when they are licensed you will receive an email.
I'm lost trying to locate info on License in the Docs. What determines if or when they will be licensed? How does the licensing process work?
Buyers will search for assets using keywords and filters. You can experiment on this screen:
Buyers can either use the screen shown above or search within certain Adobe apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and others. Here's more info on how Adobe Stock works:
Once a Buyer finds your asset, they click to choose one of the available license types and then download the asset to their Library. Thereafter, but probably not real time, you'll receive notification that one of your assets has been sold. The royalty that you receive depends on the Buyer's subscription level.
When a customer selects your asset, you get a share of what the customer paid for that asset. You have to do nothing for this to happen. As soon as an asset is accepted, it is open for sales. Normally, you will need many assets in your database to get decent sales. You should also check your title (be verbose) and keywords (be precise and check the suggested keywords for errors). Not all the suggested keywords can be used. If a customer searches the asset and does not select it, because of keyword errors, it will be downgraded in the search priority.
When you have a total of $25 you can ask for a payout if your first sale is past a 45 days quarantine. You will need to fill out your tax form. That will determine how much of your earnings will get withhold from Adobe for tax reasons. That is between 0 to 30%, depending on your country and the tax agreement of your country and the US.
You get notified, when a sale happens. And you see this on your dashboard.