It took me several submissions just to get my ID approved. Than to read the guidelines. To upload my best 10 stock photos through Filezilla – a special program for upload images through ftp server (there is also a normal upload option from the browser itself, but I figured this out later). How to choose only 10 out of so many that I got ?!! . Describe and tag them with appropriate word that need to be at least 7…than get error message 😦
Today I logged back in and finally, fixed the last errors and submitted my first stock images.I tried it before but in vain – I always got this error message back! Today was my lucky day. Dunno why. Tadaaaa!!! Than received a mail that 9 of them have been approved. I re-logged to check and wohooo!!! Surprise !!! I got 2 sales!!!
My first ever photo sales!!! This is so wonderful!!!
“Shutterstock is the largest subscription-based stock photo agency in the world.Over thirteen million stock photos!!!”
And I got a sale!!! 2 from 9 approved out of of those 13 milion …. amazing!!! 😉
You can see the two lucky winners above…
wohoo… couple of hours later – 2 more pics sold 🙂 how nice!Tonight I will be making some money as I sleep :))
So , this thing works, but in order to generate more income , I need more approved images in my gallery. I uploaded my next 18 pics for approval…and waited, and waited…until almost all of them got rejected. Only 2 made it in the gallery.
16 nov – 5 more pics approved. wohooo!!! After 30 that were rejected, it’s a success for me.
If you want to submit photographs of people , you will need a iStockphoto Photography Standards: Model Releases very well explained with photo examples.
Take a look at food photographs but also see shutterstock most popular food images
Keep in mind the Image restrictions. Photos containing any of these will be rejected for copyright infingment.As a general rule, any brands, logos , company signs are better off your photos. Either by framing them out or by deleting them in photoshop.
If you want to give it a try >
Submit Photos to Shutterstock and make $$$!
And just before you start pulling your hair off , take a laugh at this Microstock: why would a reputable company do this to themselves?
To download , you need to subscribe to the shutterstock site by clicking here. The subscribtion itself is free.