Make extra money with Microstock


If you are a freelance designer, illustrator or photographer, you may have come to the scene when you are tired of exchanging all your time for money. If so, how can you supplement your income from work with additional “passive” income

The answer you are looking for may be Microstock.


Microstructural organizations (for example, iStockphoto) were created so that people could buy and sell photos at a very cheap price. I remember when I was designing brochures 10 years ago, and customers spent more than $ 100 per photo. Now it’s more like $ 1 per photo.

Photographers and designers of all kinds of standards can resell their photos and vector illustrations in a free format for a small commission.

The concept is based on a small price of large volume, so your work should be popular for you to stand. In theory, you will have a lot more sales from a much larger number of customers.

How do you start?

There are no costs on iStockphoto and other Microstock sites to join and become a member. A verification process is usually carried out when you need to submit various samples from your portfolio for initial approval in order to become a member. This process time varies according to the quality of the Microstock agency.

From now on, this is pretty obvious. You upload your work, people download your best work. You get good fees for every uploaded version.

Can you make a lot of money?

This is a question about death, and you are probably wondering whether it is worth spending your time to make it work for you. [19659002] Well, commissions vary from site to site, some people get quick results, some start working for a while.

After a bit of research, I discovered that there are several “microstock celebrities” such as Liz Gan and Yuri Arkurs. They get full revenue from Microstock sales.

In conclusion

In my opinion, Microstock should be part of your passive income strategy. In the beginning it will be hard work, but you will reap the rewards if you continue in it.