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.
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
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.
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.
What are the most popular images and videos on microstock? You can find them in the lists on nearly each microstock agency (on some agencies you have to register to display the list). Sometimes they offer also overview of most searched keywords, which is very useful for the contributors.
First month of the year is over and my microstock earnings report is here again. The slump after Christmas season was not so big as I expected. Even better – the numbers are much higher than previous year – check the last graph in my article.
The year 2009 is over and it is time to put here some information about the earnings in December and also compare the whole year 2009 earnings with the previous year.
Well I did it again! November was again my Best Month Ever (BME) in microstock industry. The earnings were so good, that I had BME on every microstock agency, where I’m submitting my images.
The best improvement was on Fotolia – check the graph – the earnings are 4× bigger than they were in summer.
Sometimes it happens to everyone – you create a really cool vector illustration and want it to submit and sell on microstock, but you found, that the exported EPS file is too big. What can you do, to make the EPS file smaller? Here you will find several tips and tricks for reducing the EPS file size.