Whether you are a new videographer or a seasoned professional there is a great opportunity awaiting you. As a freelance microstock videographer you can earn real part-time or full-time passive income. Shoot what you want, when you want, and let your online microstock agency do the selling for you.
This is a very low overhead business opportunity. There is no cost to sign up with a microstock video agency. The only cost is your time and some video equipment: 1) a video camera to capture the video 2) a computer and editing software to process and upload your video. Of course, once we microstockers start earning income, there are many new camera upgrades and gadgets to explore.
Microstock videos are very short videos (usually under 1 munute) that producers buy to assemble into their creative works. The subject matter is infinite; indoor, outdoor, people, families, fitness, nature, technology, science, industry, and on. A quick look at the istock photo micro stock video site will show you just how varied the material can be.
You take your video or produce your animated video, upload it to your agency, and add keywords and categories. Your agency then goes to work selling your video all around the world 24/7. They handle all of your transactions and send the video to the buyer… and you get your commission. The key is to be creative and to build your portfolio with compelling videos that buyers want to purchase.
Who Can Participate In Microstock Video?
New Videographers – Even if you’re new to shooting video and just learning the basics you can participate in owning your own microstock video business. No previous experience is necessary, and nobody will be checking your ‘resume’. Stock video is based on creativity and talent and we’re just on the cutting edge of the video age. If you’re creative, have a willingness to learn, and are looking for a new business opportunity, then you can sell microstock videos.
Amateur Videographers & Hobbyists – You may already know how to take great videos, so you’re off to a great start! Have you considered making money with your videos? If you have an eye for ‘stock’ video, then it may be relatively easy for you to branch out and begin making money selling microstock video.
Amateur Animators & Motion Graphics Artists – You’re craft is in high demand. A great way to leverage your animation & motion graphics skills is to sell your animation work through microstock. Finally, you’ll get to work on the animated projects that interest you, and not something handed to your. You can choose to sell the final work as rendered video, or bundled as an After Effects or Motion project file. YOU can be making great recurring passive income 24/7 with your motion graphics skills. The key is microstock video animation.
Professional Videographers – If you’re a veteran videographer or motion graphics artist then you already have and know how to use your equipment, how to get great shots, and how to produce compelling video. Maybe you’ve even tried microstock but it didn’t seem to catch on like you had hoped. This community is for you. You CAN make money with microstock video to supplement your current video business.
Other Videographers – Retirees, Young Parents, Students, Travelers, Underwater, Specialty Videographers (Drone, Dolly, Crane, Steadicam, GoPro). If you have enjoy taking videos and want to take your skills to the next level while earning some extra income, microstock video can be just the opportunity for you. Take the next step and see where it leads – you just may be surprised!
Your Next Step
So you’re interested in giving microstock a try. What’s your next step?
Everything Microstock is dedicated to helping people, just like you, start and grow their own microstock business. We share our experiences, collect and create resources, answer your questions, and offer coaching to help you at all stages of your business growth. To start your journey with microstock: