Stock photography is a tough old business to get into, and to make money from. Yes there are lots of ill informed clickbait articles out there telling you how easy it is to make money. Simply upload, wait and count the dollars. We at Lightstalking know that that is not true. We also know that it is perfectly possible to make money from stock but that you need dedication and patience.
There are so many variables in submitting to stock, quality, metadata and license to name a few. At Lightstalking we have provided a number of articles and videos to help you prepare your stock images. However, once you are already submitting to agencies, you can get some great information from dedicated stock photography blogs. Today we are going to introduce you to five of our favourites.
Microstockman – https://www.microstockman.com
This is a dual purpose blog for those that sell stock and also this that buy stock such as web designers. Amongst its many useful sections are stock agency reviews and a four part beginner's guide. The latter is very well written and gives readers an excellent overview of not only how to submit to stock but where the potential pitfalls lie.
It is also useful to know what the best agencies are. There are several agencies that have been top of the tree for many years but each ebbs and flows in terms of sales. Smaller agencies tend to come and go and so knowing what agencies are performing best is an important consideration. Microstockman brings you this information well, breaking the information into top level, mid level and low end agencies.