Microstock agency Dreamstime will give you 25% off on all images and subscription packages if you are a student. This sale is valid for the whole September 2011. You just need to send a photo of your student ID.
Few months ago I tested 4 new sites – I uploaded around 300 vector illustrations and then I was waiting for first sales – on some sites it takes 4 month, but not on Depositphotos – the first sale was there just a few hours after accepting the first batch of files and the sales are still going up. So lets write more info about this agency for potential contributors.
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!
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).
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?