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Bigstock Tips: Putting Bigstock Lightboxes to Work For You

Four easy steps to making the most out of Bigstock’s lightbox feature. A Bigstock lightbox is a free, helpful tool for saving a collection of Bigstock images in one place. (If you used our old site, you might remember we used to call them galleries.) Lightboxes are great for sharing images with clients and friends, and since each one has a unique URL, you can post them on blogs and social media...

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Shutterstock Tips: How to Upload via FTP

A Quick & Easy Guide At Shutterstock, we believe our contributor base is best-served doing what they love – whether that’s shooting photography, video, or creating vector illustrations – and not spending too much time on the administrative tasks, i.e. uploading content. With this in mind, here’s an easy-as-possible guide to upload via File Transfer Protocol. FTP allows Shutterstock...

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Shutterstock Tips: Lightbox Tips for Shutterstock Contributors

How to Link to a Lightbox Plus 5 Other Helpful Lightbox Tips for Shutterstock Contributors Shutterstock subscribers use Lightboxes to keep track of images they might want to download later. But they aren’t just for customers. Contributors can use them to share images with anyone they please, including potential customers. If you’re new to Lightboxes, here are some tips for making the most of...

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Shutterstock Tips: Affiliate Marketing Program Earns High Marks

Bloggers Cite Strong Revenues from Referrals Do you have a blog or network with other photographers? Shutterstock is emerging as a leader in one of the key areas for making money online in today‘s Web marketplace: affiliate marketing (i.e. Shutterstock‘s referral program). As bloggers look for new and effective ways to generate additional revenue online, many are joining Shutterstock‘s...

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Shutterstock Tips: Why Were My Images Rejected and What Should I Upload?

Rejection Reasons and Subscriber Requests First, a disclaimer: The following article presents recommendations. Shutterstock makes no guarantees that the following suggestions will lead to greater acceptance rates or more downloads. Rather, this article is a collection of feedback we‘ve received from subscribers combined with an attempt to answer many submitters‘ questions on the forums...

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Shutterstock Tips: What Are Photo Buyers Looking For?

As we did in our last article on what to upload, we begin with a disclaimer: The following article presents recommendations. Shutterstock makes no guarantees that the following suggestions will lead to greater acceptance rates or more downloads. Rather, this article is a collection of feedback we‘ve received from subscribers combined with an attempt to answer many submitters‘ questions...

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