Ever considered selling your photos online? If you have, chances are you’ve tried your hand at stock photography—a supply of photography licensed for specific usage. However, even surface-level research into the major stock content marketplaces will prove dizzying. There are just too many! Plus, each of these marketplaces comes hand-in-hand with rules and regulations, ones that an average creator just doesn’t have time to look into.
Introducing Wirestock, a platform that takes all the manual headaches out of selling stock content. The platform makes selling photography, videography, and graphic art as easy as can be. Through one-door access to the largest stock content marketplaces in the world, Wirestock multiplies your chances of selling (and selling well). This article will review the platform as a whole, with a special focus on Wirestock’s ‘Instant Pay’ program.
One-Door Access Approach
As stated above, the process of selling your content online is not always as easy as it seems. For one, the sheer number of stock content agencies that pop up when you’re trying to figure out which one to sell to can be overwhelming. There are so many out there nowadays, that you can often be left wondering if you’re making the right choice. Besides, each and every one of these marketplaces require a slew of manual steps before you actually get to selling. You need to open up a separate account for each one, fill out information, deal with payments on multiple sites, and write captions and keywords for all the content you submit. A lot of people simply consider this not worth the effort.
Wirestock takes an entirely different approach. Serving as the middleman between creators and stock content marketplaces, Wirestock provides one-door access to places like Shutterstock, Adobe, Alamy, Pon5, and more. Essentially, all a creator has to do is open up one account on Wirestock and the platform will automatically submit their content to all these marketplaces.
Keywords and Captions Written For You
Wirestock’s other big draw is the fact that the platform writes the metadata for you. Through a tool called “Easy Submission”, Wirestock lets its team of metadata experts from all over the world take keywording and captioning off your shoulders. This is a truly useful tool to have, as coming up with new keywords and captions every time takes a considerable amount of effort, skill, and knowledge of languages.
Wirestock’s Instant Pay Program
Wirestock’s Instant Pay program is one of the extra opportunities creators get to sell their content. The platform has partnered with several marketplaces that pay for content on a one-time basis, in advance; done as opposed to paying per download. Creators that choose to enroll in this program will be paid for each image selected by every Instant Pay Program partner. These partners include stock photo marketplaces, designer tools, business promotion tools, and other platforms offering commercial content to their customers.
Once your content is purchased through the Instant Pay Program, partners can distribute it through their platforms according to their individual pricing model, or, alternatively, use it for their own projects. Through a dedicated sales team, Wirestock negotiates the advanced rate with each content marketplace that participates in the Instant Pay Program. When you agree to upload your content through Instant Pay, none of your rights are going to change— you remain the owner of your content and it is still distributed through the marketplaces.
Wirestock receives a payment from content marketplaces that play an Advanced Rate (the ‘Advanced Rate Payout’) you agree that Wirestock will pay you 85% of the payout, keeping the 15% of said payout.