How To Make Money On Shutterstock (4 Simple Tips)


[Speaking] hi everyone! I just wanted to make a
video about how to make money on shutterstock a little bit about me – I am a new
shutterstock contributor and because I’m new, I thought that I wasn’t gonna make
any money for a long time on Shutterstock. One – because I am new, but also
because I dont have that many pictures in my portfolio yet. but I was very surprised,
pleasantly surprised to see that people have already started to purchase my
photos. so I wanted to share some tips with you on how you can also start
making money on Shutterstock or if you are already making money, you can make
more with these tips. So there are 4 simple ways that you can do this. Number One – you
want to keep adding photos to your portfolio. Now I know that any Shutterstock contributor will tell you that this is easier said than done and the reason
is because it’s hard even for some of your best photographers and
videographers – it can be very difficult to get your images and your
videos approved by Shutterstock reviewers. even still, I have a few things that you can
do to get pictures added to your portfolio. First off – don’t get
discouraged if your photo is rejected. instead, what you want to do is learn
from the feedback that the reviewers give you about why your image was not
accepted the first time. whatever they say was the problem – try to fix it and then re-submit it and
hopefully it’ll be approved the next time. Also, another tip is to take
several shots of your subject. for example – if you’re taking a photo of a
bird’s nest, don’t just take one photo – take 10 photos of the bird’s nest. that way if
one of the images is not accepted for whatever the reason, you have others that
you can’t submit that might be perfect. for instance, maybe it got cloudy for a
moment and it was a little darker on one shot and another shot was a lot brighter.
so hopefully that’ll help you. Number two – you want to tag, tag, tag, your photos.
currently, shutterstock allows contributors to add 50 tags (also known
as keywords) to their photos. these keywords are used to help describe and
identify your images. make sure you’re taking advantage of this. add as many keywords as possible to describe and identify your photo. that way, your
photo is more searchable and buyers can search on those terms and find your
photos more easily. Number Three – create sets. This is a feature that I don’t think a lot of
people use a lot. I could be wrong but I really like it. To me, a set is like a
category so what I do is I try to put my photos into groups or categories. it
helps your portfolio to be more organized. for example, if your
contributor who has thousands of pictures creating sets would help
organize your photos so that when buyers come to your profile they can have a
little more – a little better idea of the types of pictures that you offer. I
really like using the sets so you might give it a try. My Fourth Tip is to of course
promote your work. for example, you can post your portfolio on your website – even if
it’s a career or photography website that you have. you can post it on there. and
also you can share links on your social media profiles so for example, Facebook
and Twitter. The thing I like about the links is that not only can you share a link to
your portfolio, but you can also share links to your sets as well as to
individual photos. so hopefully these tips will help you to start making money
on shutterstock or if you’re already making money, hopefully it will help you
to make even more. Feel free to like this video, share it, leave me a comment, and also you can
subscribe to my channel. You can also view my portfolio by clicking on the
link in my video description. Thank you for watching and I hope you have a great
day!

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