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 veterans), this is due to Veer’s initial campaign which was quite generous to contributors.
[Update - Veer closed its doors for good on March 31, 2016. iStock owners bought and closed the Veer forever]
“Dash for cash”
Shortly after Veer launched, it offered a so called "Dash for Cash" campaign. For each submitted photo Veer paid the contributor between $0.35 to $1.40 per image. Authors with portfolios bigger than 1k photos could earn about $1k. For contributors this was a great opportunity to earn some extra money. But, in my opinion this campaign was not a sound business decision made by Veer owners as Depositphotos offered $0.1 per image for up to 1k images during the same time period and had similar success.
Uploading images onto Veer is nice as you do not need to categorize your work. The only drawback is the upload limit of 50 images per week (but if you have a large and high quality portfolio, you can request a limit increase). Contributor commission rate is 35% (which is pretty average on fair stocks) and payout is automatic once your balance reaches $100.
Although I am not a huge supporter of Veer, let’s not forget the “luck” factor when it comes to microstocks - some contributor’s experience low sales, while others pull in amazing revenue.
Hopefully Veer will reinvent itself and make a huge comeback in the micro stock industry.
|Image size||Minimum 2 MP|
|Media accepted||Photo, Fonts|
|Licenses||Standard License, Enhanced License|
|Payment methods||PayPal, Payoneer|
Images per day
|per 1 credit||EUR||per 1 credi|