Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Microstock Agencies: 123RF

Stock Photos from 123RF

  • Agency Name: 123RF
  • Web:
  • Minimum Payout: 50$
  • Payout: Via PayPal, MoneyBookers, or Check
  • Editorial: yes
  • Images: yes
  • Vectors: yes
  • Footage: yes
  • Audio: yes
  • Minimum Res.: 6 MP
  • Referral Program: Yes
    • Referring Customers: 15% of purchase or subscription
    • Referring Photographers: 10% of the price of each of their photo downloaded

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Print On Demand (POD)

Print On Demand (POD)

What does POD means? You may have asked yourself this sometime in your life, well get ready because here is the answer:
POD stands for Print On Demand.
Print on Demand is a form of business in which the object that it's on sale it's not produced until it has a buyer.
This is often done with books, art prints, paintings, photos and all kind of customized items (such as: wall clocks, mugs, greeting cards, business cards, t-shirts, magnets and all you can think of...).
So, if you are a creative person, you can make a fair amount of money puting your photos, designs, illustrations and/or stories in a Print on Demand site.

How does it work?

  • You, as a creative person, go to a POD site and upload, tag and describe your creative product (often a photo, design, paintings illustration, book...) and, in some cases you put them in tons of different items.
  • Merciful people looking for creative products go to a POD site hoping to find things in which spend their money.
  • Merciful people will find and buy your creative product.
  • You make money.
The money you make and how is calculated differs a lot from one POD site to the other, so I'll explain how each of them works on the specific posts of the different POD sites. But, as with the Microstock agencies, you generally can sell an unlimited number of times the same product, so once you upload them, you can continue making money for the rest of your days without doing nothing (a little bit of self-marketing would make it easier though)
Also, some of the Print on Demand sites count with referral and affiliate programs.

Some Print on Demand sites:

Some of the POD sites that can help you leave your everyday job are:

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Microstock Agencies


Microstock also known as micropayment photography is one of the many ways photographers can make a living on the net.
The concept is simple, many people need photos to put on their web pages, illustrate their magazines, use on an article or whatever; microstock agencies are there for them.
Many photographers like to eat (some of them more than once a day) to satisfy their vices they need food or money to buy it; microstock agencies are there for them.
Some microstock agencies are also there for those who make illustrations, vectors or videos and like or need money.

How does it work?

  • You, as a photographer upload, tag and describe your photos. 
  • The microstock agencies will check them and decide if your photos meet their standards 
  • If they like your work, the photos will be online.
  • Merciful people in need of images will look for photos in this agencies.
  • Merciful people will find and buy your photo.
  • You make money.

The money you make with each sale depends on different factors, the size of the photo they need, the use they are going to give to your image, your progress in the page that increases the percentage you will earn with each sale, if you only upload those images to this particular agency... But each sale is generally few cents or few bucks, so you need a big portfolio to start viewing the real money.
The best thing is that, once you upload one picture, this picture can be sold unlimited times.
Most of this agencies also have an affiliate program that can help you make money by referring photographers or buyers. 


The low value of the images has created a controversy. There are many photographers that find microstock agencies as some evil doers that devaluate their works and steal potential customers than, in other case, would have hire a photograph to satisfy their needs.
Other photographers find the microstock agencies as a new business oportunity and live just by their portfolios on this sites (some making a quite impresive amount of money), they find an useful tool to sell their images exposing them to thousands of needy customers.

The top Microstock agencies are:

The agencies that will probably make you more money are the ones that follow, but there are hundreds of different agencies that you can try.


Before uploading the pictures, use a program such as Adobe Bridge to edit the metadata, puting the tags and description there, will save you a lot of time when uploading the same images to different sites as many of them will use this information to fill automaticaly the information of the picture. Better to do it once than five times!

Thursday, March 14, 2013



This post will be updated whenever I put a new post, so you don't get lost in our blog nor in your way to get money online.

Work sucks

In case you haven't realized yet, my dear friend, work sucks.

Maybe you already knew that and that it's one of the reasons why you are reading this lines, hoping that I take you out of your everyday job with my advices and knowledge.

Maybe you don't care about if work sucks or doesn't, you just want to make some extra money while you are sitting on your sofa or lying on the beach drinking pink cocktails.

Well, in any case, you are in the right place.

In this blog you'll learn about all the different ways you can earn money online, some are fun and easy, and other require a lot of time, at least on the initial phases (WARNING it may be worst than working), to build a constant flow of money into your pockets.

It will take time to build your empire, but with effort and constancy you'll get there.

So... Sit tight, new updates are coming soon with tons of ways of making money.
If you can't wait, you can explore by your own the links on the right, you will find some of the sites that will help your pockets get fat and healthy.

All you need to know about all of them and much more will be explained soon enough, so, be patient (patience is one of the virtues that you will need during this trip you are about to begin to early retirement) and relax. (relaxing is cool)