What to draw and photograph during the year

Every microstock contributor knows, that some themes are selling much better in some months of the year – and those are seasonal themes, like Christmas, Easter, Halloween… You should start selling those several months before – for example with Christmas themes you should start already in August (November is too late – most of the designers works on Christmas cards already in summer / autumn and they need fresh photos).

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iStockphoto – How to get 3 credits for free

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.

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How to pass iStockphoto Stock Illustrator Application Quiz

I posted here right answers for iStockphoto photographer Quiz and now I’m doing the same for vector illustrators. The quiz is quite easy, but for somebody who is not native English speaker, it can be a bit hard – so here are the right answers (remember – you should still read the Stock Illustration Training Manual, because there is a lot of important information, which will help you with acceptance on iStockphoto).

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Microstock’s standard royalty-free license limitations

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…)

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