Few weeks ago I published some „plasma fibres“ illustrations on Forst and Dribbble and promised that I will also publish a simple tutorial, how to do it. So now the tutorial for Adobe Illustrator is finally here!
Graphic Leftovers is one of the smaller microstock agencies, but offer few pleasant surprises. I started there in September 2010, because I wanted to utilize my illustrations on iSyndica (which was closed few days later, R.I.P. iSyndica). Next month I was really surprised by my earnings on this agency!
2. March 2011, 04:58 General info
Sorry for the delay (7 months), but now this site should be updated more often (I really want to work on it).
There were several reasons for this delay. The main one was, that I didn't have enough time, because of moving from flat to house (we are still working on adjustment of our new house), new baby in family (lovely Anna, now she will have 10 months). So I spent more day time with family and night time with Adobe Illustrator (I have to feed the microstock beast more, because I need money for my mortgage).
2. June 2010, 07:02 Selling graphics
It looks like that microstock season is here – the sales at the end of May were similar to sales before Christmas! Especially sales on Shutterstock were nice – I had there my best month ever and another BME was on BigStock.
18. April 2010, 23:51 Selling graphics
Microstock is here for more than 10 years! Now everyone can sell own photos in agencies like iStockphoto, Shutterstock, Dreamstime, Fotolia. Everyone can make money from own photos, vector illustrations, footage. There is innumerable websites with articles, instuctions and tips, how to do it (for example my sellinggraphics site). But did you know, that there are also paper books about it?
1. April 2010, 04:07 Selling graphics
If you want to get 30% off pay-per-use credits on a great tool iSyndica
(which will help you with uploads to various microstock agencies), then try this code: NOJOKE
1. April 2010, 04:04 Selling graphics
Spring is already here and the earnings from my microstock portfolio is slowly growing like a flower. Shutterstock (my favourite agency) is doing well, within 2–3 months I will get on the same level as I was in the 2009 autumn season. This month only iStockphoto earnings reach the BME (best month ever) level, but BigStockPhoto and 123RF were quite close too.
30. March 2010, 06:42 Selling graphics
Few months ago I wrote an article about preparing
vector illustration for sale in microstock and there I wrote, that
16 Megapixels should be the ideal size for the JPG preview. But now
I made a small research and found, that
16 Megapixels is not
enough!. Now – after the closing of StockXpert
microstock agency site – the situation is a bit different and
15 Megapixels is enough
3. March 2010, 04:39 Selling graphics
The biggest painful incident in February was closing of one of the best microstock sites – Stockxpert. It has quite a big impact on my microstock earnings. Most of the buyers from Stockxpert were moved to iStockphoto, so maybe that's the reason why I had the BME (Best Month Ever) on iStock.
17. February 2010, 00:30 Freebies
I just created and released a free social media vector set – 8 labels, that you can use for your site, design, application. There is a high quality JPG version and scalable vector EPS file in the zip, that you can download.
Best microstock sites
This list is sorted according to contributors - the most valuable sites first:Shutterstock Fotolia Dreamstime iStockphoto BigStock 123RF Crestock Graphic Leftovers Depositphotos
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