If you’re in the photography game like me, chances are you’ve considered selling your content online at least once. Whether you actually got to it or not, I am here to tell you that you are on the right track. Your work should not go uncompensated (literally). Let’s dive into this process and how selling stock photos online with Wirestock is the best way to do so!
What is Wirestock?
A lot of creators nowadays can be easily overwhelmed by the process of selling stock content. There are so many platforms requiring separate sign-ups, differing sets of guidelines, and a whole bunch of paperwork; it’s enough to make your head spin. But with Wirestock, a platform that takes all the manual guesswork out of stock photography, this process is as easy as can be.
What I like the most about the platform is its one-door-access approach. This means that your work can be submitted to multiple stock content marketplaces all at once, taking the guesswork out of marketplace research. Because why worry about submitting to the right marketplace, when you can submit to all?
How does Wirestock serve visual artists?
On top of submitting your work to multiple marketplaces at once, Wirestock actually helps us artists save time. The online stock content game often carries a tedious component—writing keywords and captions for each piece of media you want to sell. Having captions and keywords that accurately reflect what’s depicted within your images helps consumers who are looking for similar media in that category. And while for one or two photos, this does not seem too daunting, for those of us submitting hundreds of images in short spans of time, it can present a real problem.
There are millions of creators who, while armed with a wonderful artistic eye, simply do not possess the knack for these kinds of things. Writing may not be their strongest suit, or they may not have the best command of the English language; the possibilities are endless, but also irrelevant when it comes to Wirestock!
The platform’s biggest draw is that they automate keywording and captioning for you. Wirestock has a team of metadata experts from all over the world to ensure quality no matter where you shoot your content. This means that the only thing needed from you, the creator, is to simply upload your files onto Wirestock, and the manual steps will be taken care of for you.
Premium Plan and Shop
Using Wirestock by itself is great, but the upgraded perks the platform offers might be even cooler. Wirestock’s Premium Plan can give artists their own personal shops, which are an upgrade to the regular built-in portfolio provided when you first sign up. The shop is a space where you can directly sell your content, pick out a price, and the platform lets you keep 100% of your earnings.
Other perks include extra easy submissions (submissions where you can get your media keyworded), a faster review and selection process for submitted media, constant support, and the ability to download files with metadata.
In order to keep track of your earnings (and possibly be able to determine which agency is making you the most money), it’s always helpful to have one single place to turn to. It’s neater, more productive, and eliminates the danger of forgetting about a marketplace you’ve submitted to before. Wirestock oversees this with a clever solution—a single dashboard that helps you track all of your sales from all the agencies without dealing with them individually, even allowing the withdrawal of royalties through a single request. The only thing you need is a minimum threshold of $30.
For creators trying to make it in the digital landscape, a platform like Wirestock is incredibly useful. It’s a helping hand to those struggling with marketplace overload, the often tedious keywording and captioning process, as well as other means of making money with the content they create. It is very clear to me that this platform cares about its creators, since they constantly come up with new ways for us to monetize our content on top of its primary features (selling prints, selling digital licenses, collections, etc.).