Hitting the Wall with Microstock
My portfolio has grown considerably over the last year at several microstock sites, but I can’t say that my profits have increased at the same rate. Have I hit a point of diminishing returns and is it worth it to keep submitting?
This has been something that I have been thinking about recently, then I saw that other people on the Shutterstock forums were thinking the same thing. You can see their posts here. The good news is that most of the microstock sites have been raising their prices or royalties, so my income has benefitted from the increases. The bad news? That dream I had about making a full time salary with microstock may be just a dream.
This has all lead me to taking a break from microstock and experimenting with Zazzle. The experiment is still in its early stages, so I can’t say anything definitive. It looks promising though. I still have hundreds of stock illustrations just waiting to find a new profitable home. Hopefully, they will end up as products on Zazzle.
This post was written on IllustrationInfo.com. Content copyright 2008 Cory Thoman.