For as long as I’ve been observing the microstock market there’s always been a lot of microstock agencies. New sites open all the time while others close or just fade away. This is a maintained list of ‘serious’ microstock agencies.
For the purpose of this list I’m defining a ‘microstock agency’ as:
- Crowdsourced (accepting submissions from the public)
- Selling photos online only
- Selling photos at micropayment prices
Important – Remember, this is the Internet, so be careful about where you supply your personal information and images. I have not listed agencies where I know of dishonest activity, but I haven’t checked them all.
The quantity of agencies in this list (32 active) demonstrates nothing if not that a lot of people believe there’s money to be made running a microstock agency. I don’t expect many of these agencies are profitable themselves, and it’s even less likely that many of them are profitable for contributors.
Are there any that I’ve missed? Add them in the comments and I’ll include them in the list.
List last updated 2013-04-10
Posted June 17th, 2007 by Lee Torrens