Category Archives: Microstock

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How To Sell Photos: A Complete Guide

There’s recently been a lot more people using picWorkflow, many of whom may have missed out on some of my earlier posts about the stock-photo/microstock industry, so I figured it’s time for a review post listing some of the most useful previous posts covering various techniques, tips and advice on both getting started in microstock […]
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Upload Speeds for 47 Microstock Agencies

I’ve been putting together a dataset to estimate wait times in the picWorkflow upload queues, and pulled out some data about the rates of agency’s FTP server receiving speeds. As expected, the agencies who accept footage have much faster connections than those who don’t, though a shameful showing from the networks of some of the […]
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Microstock 2011 – an Infographic in Review

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Improve Your Microstock Earnings: Attend a Conference

It’s a very exciting season for me, and for Microstock this autumn. I’m speaking at both STOCKinRUSSIA and MicrostockExpo, so I figured I’d let you know a little about each conference, and what I’ll be presenting about at both: STOCKinRUSSIA – Moscow – (30 Sept-01 Oct, 2011) STOCKinRUSSIA has an excellent programme of photographers and […]
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TOP 10 Tips for New Microstock Photographers

If you’re new to stock photography in general, or even if you’re a seasoned traditional-stock veteran and looking to move into selling your images through microstock photography agencies, there are a few simple tips your really should keep in mind as you start. There are many who will tell you you’re already too late to […]
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TOP 1000 Stock Photo Buyer’s Searches – THE List

I’m finally getting a decent dataset together to answer the burning question: What are stock photo buyers searching for? Here are THE top 1000 searches made by stock photography buyers over the last 6 months to 2 years. This data, and whatever else I can gleam from the various datasets I have (around half a […]
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