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
Free AI compatible Inkscape Extension
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
Exclusivity vs. Non-Exclusivity
Selling photography, illustrations and video footage as a microstock contributor you will sooner or later face an important decision: Do I sell my work exclusively at only one agency and receive higher royalties per sale or do I choose the non-exclusive path, sell my files at several agencies for lower royalty rates. At first glance … Continue reading Exclusivity vs. Non-Exclusivity
Contributor Mobile Apps – Selling Smartphone Photography
You walk through the city or you're on holidays, there's a beautiful shot right in front of you, but you forgot your camera... Luckily, most of the time nowadays, people have a smartphone on them. Wouldn't it be great to sell your smartphone photography (phonography)? And luckily in the 21st century several microstock agencies have … Continue reading Contributor Mobile Apps – Selling Smartphone Photography
Motion Elements – Microstock Agency Review
Why Motion Elements? Motion Elements is another good agency to sell video footage. They are set in Asia and also focus more on Asian customers. They offer free online conversion between PAL/NTSC, HD & 4k resolutions, which can come in quite handy for the contributor as well as the buyer. But Motion Elements is not … Continue reading Motion Elements – Microstock Agency Review
Pond 5 – Microstock Agency Review
Pond 5 is without any question one of the best agencies to sell video footage. They are innovative and have an interesting earning system, where you can set the price for your work yourself. Every clip from HD to 4k will sell well and pay off nicely!
Mostphotos – Microstock Agency Review
Why Mostphotos? Mostphotos is a microstock agency based in Sweden with offices in Stockholm and Västerås. They are a one of the mid-table agencies I contribute to. With 65,444 contributors and 11,815,942 Total contributions (Status 28/03/2016) it is quite a vibrant stock library. They have a community based rating system integrated, so pictures that collect … Continue reading Mostphotos – Microstock Agency Review
Dreamstime – Microstock Agency Review
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.