Stock Agencies

How to get Accepted into Shutterstock? Isolated Background on a Budget

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As you already know, to pass Shutterstock’s (Review) initial approval process you need to submit 10 photos and hope that one will be approved.

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How To Sell Photos Online | Best Microstock Sites | Top 7 Microstock Agencies

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Do you like photography, videography or creating 3d images and vectors? If the answer is yes, you have probably realized the potential of generating solid revenue by selling your media via stock agencies. If you haven’t, check out how to sell photos online! &nbsp &nbsp

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Shutterstock Review

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Founded in 2003 and headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock is the most powerful micro-stock agency in the world. If you are going to choose only one microstock company to work with, Shutterstock is it! Why? Because on Shutterstock you can earn the same amount of money that you would working with all the other microstock agencies combined. As a …

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Pond5 Review

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If you are looking for a powerhouse micro stock that is dedicated to video media than Pond5 is it. Pond5 specializes in video clips, music, sound effects, after effects, images and even 3D models. What drew me to Pond5 initially was all the positive feedback I had heard from other contributors regarding their very successful sales, and I was not …

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Fotolia Review

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Fotolia was founded in 2005 in New York City. It is one of those Microstock websites that is a pleasure to work with. It is user-friendly and there is no need to pass an exam before you can start uploading images and making sales. Because of this, beginners are happy to try their hand in this field as soon as …

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Dreamstime Review

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Dreamstime is one of the oldest microstocks on the market. It is good for individuals just starting out in the world of image or media sales because the site does not require users to pass an exam or submit personal identifying information before they receive their first payout. This is great because new stock photographers are enthusiastic and want to …

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Depositphotos Review

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Depositphotos is one of the few micro stock start-ups that was successful early on (Veer would be another example). Initially, both sites offered paid photo submissions. Essentially the contributor was paid $0.10 for each photo submitted on Depositphotos for up to a total of 1000 photos. I was able to make a quick $100 using Depositphotos and $1,000 in Veer, …

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123RF Review

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123RF contributor commission is dependent on the contributor’s level – similar to iStock.com (Review). If you are able to sell more in the previous 12 months, than your level increases and so does your commission rate. The main difference between iStock and 123RF, is that the latter offers a 30-60% commission rate versus a mere 15-20% on iStock. The uploading process is …

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Veer Review

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When I first started out contributing to micro stock websites, I had high hopes for this one. However, in the last two years sales have been slumping, so I do recommend working with Veer if you are a serious artist with great portfolio. On the other hand, Veer’s overall earnings are pretty good, (similar to those of Fotolia.com (Review) and Dreamstime.com (Review) which are industry …

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iStock Review

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I started to work with iStock back in January of 2009. As a beginner I was impressed with the features and the details that iStock had to offer. There was a huge community involved in this microstock. Image reviewers were very meticulous and they often reduced images to minimize iso noise and camera lens imperfections. However, reviewers gave clear explanations …

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