Microstock Agency Research Report

This comprehensive industry guide details all aspects of the microstock market from the agency perspective.

Some of the Benefits

  • Weeks of research time saved
  • Thousands of dollars in consulting hours saved
  • Understand how microstock works at a detailed level
  • Know agency technology tricks & techniques
  • Solves the mysteries of those wacky agency policies
  • Quickly educates stakeholders from outside the industry
  • The ultimate industry induction for new employees
  • Get instantly connected through the address book
  • Novice to expert in 107 succinct pages

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Want to know exactly what the report contains before you buy? Download the free Table of Contents (PDF 131KB).


“Just finished reading the report and want to compliment you on a job well done. My copy is now full of highlighting for future reference¦ and has prompted a number of immediate initiatives. Highly recommended reading “ especially for new players in the microstock business.”
– Steve Pigeon, President, Masterfile Corporation & President, Crestock Corporation.

“Businesses looking to build or buy a microstock company will find this report a terrific background resource. It’s clear, insightful, concise and professional.”
– Ellen Boughn, Stock Photo Industry Consultant

“Even though I’m an 8 year industry veteran I was able to identify at least 3 more pain points for my business using this report.”
– Offir Gutelzon, CEO, PicScout

‘Lee has thoughtfully compiled his comprehensive years of monitoring his blog, insights gleaned from high-level conversations with company representatives, as well as behind-the-scenes anecdotal information into an all-in-one summary.   I’ve read the report and I must say, he’s left very little to the imagination.
– Shannon Fagan, Stock Photo Industry Business Developer/Consultant; Chairperson, ASMP Stock Imaging License Committee; Former President, Stock Artists Alliance.

I love it! Totally worth the money. It’s my industry bible!
– Arian Bahrami, CEO, MostPhotos

Why an Industry Research Report for Agencies?

Finding myself repeatedly answering the same questions about how microstock agencies work, I started to think there might be a market for a research report on the topic. People looking at the industry from outside were spending weeks just to get beyond the basics. Even people within the industry seemed to have specialized knowledge of one area and some gaps in their general understanding.

It was to fill these needs that I wrote the Microstock Agency Research Report.

Report Information

Published April 2012 (First version: November 2010)
Version 1.2
Pages 107
Format PDF

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if this report is for me?

This report is written for business people working in, for, or with microstock agencies. It’s not intended for microstock contributors or buyers.

What’s in it?

Download the (free) table of contents (PDF 131KB). The full report is 107 pages in length and over 41,000 words. It covers an introduction to microstock, operational elements of microstock agencies, business issues in the microstock industry and a section full of useful reference data. It’s entirely fact based with no opinion or agenda.

Is this content from your blog?

No, 100% of the content in the report was created specifically for this report only.

When was this report published?

The current version was published in April 2012. The first version was published November 2010. All customers receive all future updates free of additional charge.

Is this a ‘how to’ guide?

No. That’s not how the report is written, but if that’s what you’re seeking, this is as close as you’ll get. The report goes into great detail about how microstock agencies work, including explanations for why they do what they do. It’s more like a road map than directions on how to get from A to B. You still need to make most decisions yourself, but at least you’ll know where you’re going.

Do I have to pay with PayPal?

Yes, but in most countries you’ll be presented with the option to pay by credit card as a ‘guest’ without the need for a PayPal account. If you’re having trouble paying, contact me directly and we’ll sort something out.

I’m Australian too. Can I get a Tax Invoice with GST?

Yes, just contact me with your transaction ID and contact details. I’ll email you a ATO compliant Tax Invoice. My ABN is 91 087 449 474 and my company name is Challenging Tomorrow Pty Ltd.

How do I get the updated versions?

For each new version, an email containing a link to download the updated version is sent to the email address used to make the purchase. If you have issues with this, simply contact me and I’ll send you the updated version right away.

How can I know what’s new in the latest version?

Version control with links to jump to all the updated sections can be found at the end of the document.

Can I ask you something else?

Yes, of course. Contact me here.


This report is a research aid only. It carries no guarantee of accuracy or assumption of any responsibility. It is no substitute for professional advice and you are advised to verify information before using it as the basis for decisions.

Refund Policy

Due to the nature of this information product I am unable to provide refunds.   Please download the free Table of Contents to see exactly what the report is about. If you’re still unsure, please contact me; I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about the report.