As a webdesigner I need quite often some photo or illustration for my graphic designs, or as a part of the website content. At the beginning of my career I used some free stock photo sites, but after some time I realized, that the searching of the right photo took me quite a long time and the result is poor. So I started to use microstock – you can get there photo from few cents and the microstock agencies have really big portfolios (some of them have more than 6 millions items!) and the quality is excellent.
You can get 3 credits for free on one of the best microstock agency for graphic designers. How? iStockphoto has a referral program – if you create an account and make first purchase within 14 days, you will get 3 credits and I will get 10$ as a referrer. So if you are interested, just send me an email on orson (at) sellinggraphics.com with your first name and last name before you register on iStockphoto site. After that I will send you an invitation from iStockphoto site on your email.
What are the limitations of standard royalty-free license of each microstock agency? In this article I will look only at maximum number of copies, in case when the buyer wants to use the illustration or photo for the packaging of his product. You shouldn’t forget, that standard microstock license can’t be used for „resale“ of the artwork on „print on demand“ products (postcards, mugs, t-shirts, posters, wallpapers, web templates…)
iStockphoto now offer a collection of more than 10, 000 royalty-free audio tracks for sale! Each is from 5 seconds to 4 minutes long. You will find here various music genres, isolated sounds, sounds effects, complete compositions and more… You can search by Search by musical genre, tempo, emotive keywords, key or time signature.