Are you a graphic artist looking for work? Try drawing / taking photos for microstocks - seasonal work, a second income or full-time work
I run into classified ads in which graphic artists are looking for work all the time on the internet. I would like to recommend to them one source of income thanks to which they will be independent, free, can work from the warmth of home and if it goes well for them they will also be well provided for financially. It is drawing for microstocks.
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?
So you want to sell your photos, bitmap or vector illustrations, flash, footage or audio on the internet and earn some money, but you don't know where and how to start – right now you are in the right place, I will try to help you in this article – it should be a detailed guide for selling images.
The quiz is quite easy, but for somebody who is not native English speaker, it can be a bit hard. So I prepared the right answers (but you still should read the Stock Photographer Training Manual, because there is a lot of important information, which will help you with acceptance on iStockphoto).
If you want to get accepted on Shutterstock site, you have to send them 10 pictures and 7 of them must be accepted. If not, you may try again after one month. Why is it so important to get on Shutterstock? Because Shutterstock is the best microstock site for photographers and graphic artists (check the list of other microstock sites).
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
Read more info about those agencies.
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