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Making Money From Your Art by Eman333 Making Money From Your Art by Eman333

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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:

:bulletgreen: Shutterstock: [link] By far the best, and most revenue earned from submitters. If you only sign up to one, make it this one.

:bulletblue: Bigstock: [link] Very easy to get into, nice and friendly.

:bulletyellow: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 :)
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Making Money From Your Art by *Eman333 -- Suggester's words: A useful and resourceful guide to photography every photographer should know about. ( Suggested by EnchantedCupcake and Featured by FantasyStock )
BROYI Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Artist
Can I translate it into Spanish?
Outof4mmo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing this, i thought about this for a while but after reading this i will seriously work on that! your awesome :D
Subjektion Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Digital Artist
I think a great way to make money on your art is to do art for free and ask people to click on a referral link to help you, if they like your art.

For example, the one in my signature.
Eman333 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Do you make much money that way?
Subjektion Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Well, I started yesterday. I know that if the claim is true, I could easily make $100 a day, but it sounded too good to be true. I wanted to get to the minimum payout of $30 so I could see if it was a scam. When I got there (easy to get $30 in one day with no effort), it said it wanted me to take a short survey to see if I was human. When I clicked "take the survey," it wanted me to complete one of many offers that required giving your address to a company to get some free stuff, but you had to invest of between $1 and $5. I finally found one that was free...all you had to do was take an hour long survey...except you had to give your phone number. Since then, 3 marketers have called me. But...the site didn't recognize that I'd completed the survey. I emailed them and I'm waiting for them to reply. I don't think that means scam...I think I had a connection problem.
Demision Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It may have been a scam o:
gingerchew Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
interesting.. i am very stupid though, and will have to reread
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