Microstock Agencies

These are my micro-stock agency portfolios. I partner with these companies to sell the usage rights of my photos and videos. Note: these are affiliate links, I get commissions if you click through and buy or sell media on these marketplaces.

Deposit Photos – Easy to use, quick uploading and high acceptance rates.

Shutter Stock – One of the biggest marketplaces out there.

Dreamstime – Old school agency that’s been around for a long time.

Adobe Stock – This is my favorite stock marketplace, it’s also my most profitable. Microstock buyers can use this promotional link to get 10 images and a one-month trial membership for FREE.

Most Photos – Clean design, easy and quick acceptance rates, based out of Sweden. I’m new to this agency but I like them. Low traffic compared to the big players like Adobe but still worth a look.

Yay Images – Smaller agency, just started working with this one. Unfortunately, I cannot auto-submit with my microstock upload tool here so I have to manually submit my content.

Pond5 – I haven’t actually made any sales with my photos on this one, but from what I’ve read online, video content does really well here. I plan on uploading some video here in the future.

Software/Tools

xPiks – This is the best freemium microstock upload tool. Note: this doesn’t have a submit feature, only (s)ftp uploads. This is better for people who don’t upload much, and for people who prefer to save money by doing the final submission process themselves.

StockSubmitter/Microstock Plus – This is the best paid microstock upload tool, this is what I currently use. It helps automate uploads AND submissions. Both are owned by the same company. Stocksubmitter is the desktop software version, while Microstock Plus is the web-based cloud version.

SmugMug – This is who manages my gallery/store system. I highly recommend them to other photographers looking to display and/or sell their work. Using this affiliate link will give you a discount on your subscription.

Social Media

These are links to my social media profiles.

Twitter

Instagram

Medium

Facebook

Tech Stuff

Vultr – This is the virtual cloud hosting platform that this website is hosted on. Top-tier cloud hosting for rock bottom prices starting at $2.50 per month. Use my promotional link to get started for free with $100.00 in account credit.

The Bloggers – Telegram group chat that I started to help other bloggers connect and share tips.

Microstock Masters – Discord chat room that I started to bring together stock photographers/videographers.

Adsterra – Ad network that I use to monetize this website with.

InfoLinks – Another ad network that I monetize with. I use InfoLinks infold ads for mobile visitors, and Adsterra banner ads for desktop visitors.