Please download the PDF, as its quite hard to read in the DA window, and the pictures don't show as they should. Here is a direct link to the PDF file. right click and save as [link]
This is a 21 page tutorial in PDF format. I created it to help ease you into the the microstock game without feeling like you've been thrown in the deep end
Click on the download link over there on the right
Have you ever thought it would be nice to actually make some money from your art? lot of artists on DA seem to be completely unaware that there is a way for them to actually make some money from the art they are creating. There is so much great stuff on DeviantArt that would make a killing being sold as stock. it is almost a waste seeing it sitting there. If you haven't already; you should seriously consider joining up [link]
Here is a quick excerpt from my booklet:
If you are like most photographers or digital artists, you’ll have a ton of images on your hard drive gathering dust. What If I told you that there are people out there who are willing to pay you to use those images? That’s right there just may be a virtual gold mine sitting on your HDD. Welcome to the world of microstock.
In this tutorial I will be taking you through the ins and outs of creating images for stock purposes. What to do and what not to do. From setting up the account, submitting your first test batch of images, and most importantly; creating images that will sell!
The information supplied is geared mostly toward people who want to get a foothold in the microstock market. It is also aimed primarily at photographers, but other artists will get a lot out of this manual as well. Shutterstock is now the world’s leading source of vector art... So vector artists, you have come to the right place regardless! You just may wish to skip the photography related sections.
I spent quite a lot of time on this booklet to make it as enjoyable and easy to read as possible.
Here is a link to what I find to the the best 3 microstock agencies: Shutterstock: [link]
By far the best, and most revenue earned from submitters. If you only sign up to one, make it this one. Bigstock: [link]
Very easy to get into, nice and friendly.Dreamstime: [link]
Quite flexible, another great one to join.
You would do well to join up with all 3, as the key is having MORE of your stuff out there, but if you do only join 1, make it Shutterstock [link]
Anyway, have a read through the tutorial and let me know what you think. If you have any questions at all; you can write them in a comment here.
Selling stock images can be a hell of a lotta fun, and very rewarding. You got nothin' to lose by trying! Good luck in your microstock adventures