Microstock Maturity by Pixmac Howdy folks everywhere. A very happy and prosperous 2011to all our…
A new microstock service is going to be lunched soon by the ardent mind of Robert Davies, the picNiche’s man: picWorkflow – Online Stock Photo Workflow and Analysys. Read the full post… you will find a contest to earn some free credit packages in a funny way 🙂
picWorkflow, now available in beta, provides image-management and distribution services for stock photographers. The goal is to do everything possible to help your photography business run smoothly and efficiently. Contest for free credits.
Which are the best microstock agencies for the contributors?
The total earning coming from an agency is not the only thing to consider but it’s certainly one of the main driver to pick up your list. Then you can deal with the upload/submission procedure, the fairness of the agency, the review policy and timing, the support quality, the project liking.
Here my top eight list graphed in a pie with the percentage earning per agency, from the beginning of the year to October 21st, about a ten month period.
moodboard will be suspending all uploads to its microstock collection from 15th October 2010 to focus their efforts on the Premium content collections.
isignstock offers contributors bonus: Ingram Publishing opens iSignStock site to contributers and offer some cash for uploading
One of my microstock favorite tools has just announced to ceasing service: iSyndica, the web platform to distribute stock contents and track microstock analytics. Here details about service, refunding, affiliate balance, etc.
Let’s give space and voice to different microstock approaches, fairer policies, such as YAY Micro. Yaymicro is an online marketplace located in Oslo, Norway, where photographers around the world can sell their images directly to customers. The commission is 50 % to contributors on all single image sales. For subscriptions the commission is 1 euro per download, new affiliation program ready.
From John Griffin, Founder / CEO at Cutcaster, I want to echo this Microstock Decalogue for a new kind of industry:
Photographer’s Frustration and a Path for Change
Veteran iStockphoto Inspector and Photographer Writes the Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Shooting and Selling Stock Photos.
Taking Stock: Make Money in Microstock Creating Photos That Sell by Rob Sylvan. Now Available from Peachpit.
Robert Davies has just launched StockPhotoFeeds.com RSS Feeds and Free Stock Photo Finder Firefox Addon with two main services:
* The ability to subscribe to RSS feeds of image-searches across 5 microstock agencies and on SXC.hu free stock photo library.
* A firefox addon to search among hundreds of millions of free images across over 200 websites.