The saying goes ‘a picture’s worth a thousand words’, but move over to the stock photography world and it can mean a thousand dollars too. It should come as no surprise that the demand for stock photo and video content has gone absolutely through the roof in recent years, but did you know that very few businesses actually hire professionals to capture their marketing visions for them? Hiring a photographer for every single project can be costly, inconvenient, and is at large considered a luxury. A vast majority of businesses rely on different online platforms where visual content is automatically licensed, with minimum time spent on efforts and resources. But with that much demand, content labeled as ‘authentic’ is growing scarce seemingly by the day, as creators face more and more difficulties to supply such content to licensing platforms or marketplaces.
Cue Wirestock—a platform that eliminates any manual workload usually paired with selling stock photography, letting its creators to instead focus on the bigger picture; creating. The platform provides creators a one-door access to the largest and most popular marketplaces out there (Shutterstock, Adobe Stock, Alamy, Pond5 being among the list), making the process of selling photos online with Wirestock as easy as can be.
The short answer for this question lies in the word ‘creator’. If you’re someone who likes creating, you should be using Wirestock; plain and simple. Millions of people visually document their lives online, creating memories and snapping shots that usually end up either on their Instagram feeds or stored somewhere in the cloud; these people are usually completely unaware that sitting in those folders is content that can potentially become means for passive income. The photos you take, moments you capture, and hobbies you document can all qualify as stock photos; and the way to find out for sure is by starting to use Wirestock. There’s no need to be an expert in the photography field either, as long as you’ve got a keen eye and a wandering lens, you are a content creator.
The general rundown of selling stock photos online looks something like this; you search online for marketplaces, are presented with a slew, pick one to sign up, fill out extensive forms, submit your work, come up with keywords, write captions ,and wait. Quite the agenda if we say so ourselves. Wirestock recognizes that an array of stock content marketplaces, each one fitted with their own set of guidelines, is a tedious process requiring considerable time, focus, and knowledge of industry specifics. And even if you’ve done the necessary research, a lot of times you’ll still be wondering if you made the right choice.
But on Wirestock, instead of opening accounts on each and every site, a creator can simply open one account and submit all their images to the largest marketplaces all at once; hence the one-door access mentioned above. It is also possible to opt out specific agencies if you for whatever reason do not wish to submit to them. Bottom line is, the choice, and consequently the right choice, is not something you need to worry about with Wirestock. Because why only try one passive income channel when you can try multiple all at once.
Usually, the way you go about captioning and keywording your photos is by accurately wording what’s depicted in them—this is done so that consumers have a seamless way of finding whatever they’re looking for. And while this does not sound too daunting on the surface, there are millions of people who may not be too fond of writing, don’t have enough time, or don’t speak English fluently. The possibilities are indeed endless, but good news is none of it matters when it comes to Wirestock.
One of the platform’s biggest draws is the fact that it automates the whole keywording and captioning process. With a team of metadata experts based all over the world ensuring quality no matter where you shoot your content, the whole process becomes a matter of seconds. You simply post your photo, select ‘Easy Submission’ and both keywording and captioning are taken right off your hands.
Wirestock has another way of rewarding its creators—their wonderful referral program. By inviting fellow creators to join the platform, you have the chance of earning 10% of all their paid royalties throughout the scope of one full year. You can also check how many total creators have joined via your referral link and how much revenue you have generated as a result.
All this alongside other useful insight will be available on your Wirestock dashboard so that you can keep track of every penny made either by photo and video sales or referral link.