Dreamstime is among my favorite Microstock Agencies.They have an unique style with a great community of contributors.
At first their website takes a little time to get used, but once you got used to it, it works fine! The agency has sales potential and has great SEO: in many cases Dreamstime Portfolios have the best Google Ranking and therefore a lot of downloads on demand. In my personal experience this results in sales on steady and regular basis.
Their core business are photography and vector files, but they recently added video footage to their offerings. That means you can now upload everything from HD footage to 4k quality!
Signing up is easy and fast, because there is no initial test and the community is outstandingly friendly. You feel that especially in their contributor’s forum. In addition Dreamstime pays a little higher royalties per sale then their concurrents Shutterstock and Fotolia.
Royalty System – What Will You Earn?
When approved, your file will be included in the database as a 1st level file. As it gets downloaded, the image/video moves to a higher level and sells for a higher price.
For each transaction, the contributor receives 25-50% Revenue Share, which is calculated based on the net sales amount for the transaction. Exclusive files receive an additional 10 % bonus, while exclusive contributors enjoy a 60 % Revenue Share for all sales and an additional bonus of $0.20 for each approved submission. You can request a payout after earning $100.
For more detailed information check out Dreamtime’s Info Page!
Free Stock Image Section
Are you looking for free stock photography? Or are you a photographer / designer looking for greater portfolio exposure? With the free image section photographers can “donate” pictures – they are completely free and legal to use for anyone. And because many people will download the free work, the traffic on your portfolio will increase! Try it out with a picture that represents your work well and see for yourself.
The handling of Dreamstime‘s website might cost you some time at first, but after getting used to it, you would not want to miss this agency as part of your portfolio.
Check out the Website and register as a contributor by clicking on the Logo:
Visit our Microstock Beginners Guide for more Information on how to get started: