I have always wanted to be financially independent without having to work a 9 to 5 office job. Over the past few years I discovered ways to reach that aim and although there are already hundreds of (more or less useful) guides on the subject, I want to share some of my personal experiences with … Continue reading 5 Tips on Creating a Passive Income
3D illustrations and renderings are amazingly realistic images. By checking the popular files and bestsellers on e.g. Depositphotos you stumble upon quite a few examples. The 3D illustrations being sold, range from simple stick figures to full blown animations and photorealistic scenes. This style of illustrating is interesting for designers (and especially stock contributors). It … Continue reading 3D Illustrations & Renderings
Some of the major agencies are offering free stock images and vector illustrations. They can be used for websites and prints - even without paying for the license! The system behind it is simple: photographers and illustrators donate single files from their portfolios to get wider exposure and more clients. It is a great way … Continue reading Stock Images For Free
If you want to create .eps files that are compatible with Adobe Illustrator in Inkscape, you are facing a problem. In the standard version this is simply not possible. And if you're a microstock contributor, most agencies only accept vector formats if they can be opened with AI. Luckily Prim András created a great script … Continue reading Free AI compatible Inkscape Extension
The website M-rank.net is a very useful tool for all contributors who sell vector graphics on Shutterstock. The website tracks the top 100k vectors on the agency's database and compares the collected statistics. All data is free and public, but the contributor needs to have at least one file in the top to appear on … Continue reading M-rank: Analyze your vector satistics
Dreamstime is one of my favorite Microstock Agencies. Their website takes a little longer to get used to and tend to refuse all vector illustrations they think are too simple, but you'll regularly sell your images here and often Dreamstime Portfolios have the best Google Ranking.