Since 2017 I had the chance to work with some microstock websites. Some websites are really good and can help you to sell a lot of photos and videos, other websites are pretty much a waste of time. In this page I’ll give you my personal list of the best Microstock, Macrostock and Footage websites to sell your photos and videos.
BEST MICROSTOCK WEBSITES
Shutterstock it’s a microstock agency. When you start uploading your photos, Shutterstock will just pay you 0,25$ per sale. After you reached your first 500$ Shutterstock will pay you 0,33$ per sale and so on. It’s true that you won’t get rich immediately with Shutterstock but, in my experience, it’s the only agency where you can start to sell your images soon.
EyeEm it’s the antitheses of iStock. It's becoming more an more popular due to it's way of doing marketing and to the fact that the photos can be sold on EyeEm websites and in Getty Images too. You won’t sell too many pictures but the prices are quite good compared to the other agencies.
Before Shutterstock, iStockphoto was the only option. Today iStock belongs to Getty Images and despite some people are getting tired of being mistreated by an agency that keeps the 75% of every sale I have a steady income with them.
BEST MACROSTOCK WEBSITE
It’s probably the most famous macrostock agency. The truth about Alamy it’s a quite hard to stand out among an almost endless database of pictures, but once you begin selling your first images the sales will become constant. A good reason to try Alamy is that the price per sale it’s quite high. You’ll have to be patient but you will eventualy make some good money with Alamy.
BEST WEBSITE TO SELL FOOTAGE
Many microstock websites, like Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, iStockphoto, etc.. allows you to sell stockfootage but Pond5 it’s the best option. They do pretty well when it comes to selling videos so don’t expect to sell any image with them. Honestly, I don’t have many videos because I’m more into photography.