Which microstock agency to use
THERE are numerous microstock agencies to choose from and new ones are emerging all the time, so how do you decide where to upload your pictures? To make life easier, on the right is a list of the major 30 microstock agencies and how much commission contributors may earn (correct as of mid-2017).
Unfortunately, some of the agencies listed here are probably not worth your while as they have too little traffic, which is likely to mean few royalties. Some contributors choose to upload to literally all of the microstock agencies, which can be very time consuming. Fortunately, you can get software, such as Stocksubmitter, to assist in this task. As a starting point, I recommend uploading to a few of the top-tier agencies, including the likes of Alamy, Adobe Stock/ Fotolia, and Shutterstock.
Enjoying an aperol spritz while overlooking Piazza Duomo in Milan