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The Complete Microstock Guide

for buying and selling stock photography, vector illustrations, audio recordings & video footage

Selling Stock For Contributors

Interested in becoming a stock contributor? Stock contributors are selling all kinds of stock photography, vector designs, audio recordings & video footage. Starting out as a new contributor can seem really daunting. We are here to make life easier. We even have a handy Tools & Resources page.

Most new contributors need a helping hand, on everything from choosing and preparing the right images, to getting them uploaded and approved for sale. Find all you need to know in the quick-start Microstock Beginners Guide to get you selling in no time.

This is the place to learn the basics of  selling stock, as well share your experiences in selling stock images. You will find balanced and comprehensive microstock agency reviews for contributors of all the major stock agencies – as well as some smaller ones you might not have heard of. Our reviews are generally updated each year, if not sooner. So you can trust that you are getting up-to-date and reliable recommendations of where to sell your stock.

Buying Stock For Designers

Designers these days need constant access to hundreds, if not thousands, of amazing images. And they need them at affordable prices. Thus, whether you are a graphic designer for print or a web design guru, microstock is the essential image resource you have been looking for.

We aim to provide all the information you need to be an informed buyer of stock images. With so many agencies out there, which ones should get your money? Find out in our Microstock Buyers Guide, providing comprehensive information on all the best stock agencies for buyers.

Designers and blog owners are a busy bunch, so you can also get the basic information you need by checking out the Microstock Agency Comparison page. Find out basic pricing structure and image offerings at all the best microstock agencies, all within minutes. Not only will you get the right advice on finding the best deal on images, but you can also choose to support the most fair-trade stock agencies in the business.

Recommended Microstock Agencies

Quick links to the top stock agencies. Find more information in our detailed reviews

 
Shutterstock Microstock Agency
Dreamstime Microstock Agency
Depositphotos Microstock Agency
Pond5 Microstock Agency
PhotoDune Microstock Agency
Fotolia Microstock Agency
123RF Microstock Agency
Stockfresh Microstock Agency
BigStock Microstock Agency
Mostphotos Microstock Agency

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