The Microstock Beginners Guide

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In this Beginners Guide I will give a short introduction on Microstock photography and explain in simple steps how to earn money with vector illustrations, photography and video footage on the internet.

Over the past years, I met a lot of people with great artistic skills. Sadly only few of them found a way to make any money with their talents. I personally found Microstock to be a great way of building a passive income and I want to make your first steps easier.

Why Microstock?

Are you a hobby photographer? Or an artist, who wants to earn some extra cash? Then selling stock graphics might be an interesting option for you. Over the past years I met a lot of different people with great creativity and artistic skills. Sadly only few of them found a way to earn anything with their talents. I personally found Microstock to be a great way of building a passive income and I want to make your first steps easier. And who wouldn’t like a decent passive income?

Ready to get started?

 

Step 1 - getting started as a microstock contributor
In the first chapter you’ll learn the very basics about becoming a contributor, answering the questions: What exactly is Microstock? Where should I start selling my work? And what do I have to take special care about to avoid mistakes?

step 2 - what sells well

The second step of the Beginners Guide for Microstock contributors focuses on what kind of work sells well. Included is a list of categories with high sales potential and a few categories to avoid.

step 3 - correct keywording

To have success as a contributor, you need to add the right tags and keywords to your photography, illustrations and video footage. If you don’t do it right, even the best work won’t sell!

step 4 - upload and start earning money

The fourth and final chapter of the Beginners Guide explains, how you upload your work, how the moderation process works and what sales you can expect!


 

In this short form, the beginners guide naturally can’t cover all the subjects in depth, but I hope it makes your start as a Microstock contributor easier.
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