Microstock is the name given to the portion of the royalty-free stock photography market that operates exclusively online, sourcing photos from the public. Anyone can upload their photos to various microstock agencies who will sell them repeatedly, generating ongoing commissions for the contributor. For more detail, read my about Microstock page or my sell photos online index.
It is the intention of Microstock Diaries to help you sell more photos online by providing inspiration, education and entertainment about the business, with a focus on microstock. I openly share all my experiences as a microstock contributor including my earnings and my observations of the market.
I am Lee Torrens, an analyst, advisor and publisher in the microstock market. I have been selling photos in the microstock market – not too seriously – since August 2005 and writing about the market here since March 2007.
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