Being a contributor to Arcistock means you can earn money from doing something you love. If photography and/or architecture is your passion and you enjoy taking excellent quality photographs, you can use Arcistock as your tool to market your images.
You can be your own boss. You don't have to answer to anybody else, you have no annoying clients and no deadlines. You can control the content you wish to sell, set prices for each photograph and build your portfolio at your own pace. Once your images are in our library, should they prove popular, there is the potential for you to earn money from them for years to come, without having to lift a finger.
Adobe Arcistock has a fantastic commision royalty of 70%. This means you earn 70p for every £1 worth of images sold.
It’s a very simple process to get started and begin selling your images. First of all, you need to sign up as a contributor. It's free and takes less than a minute. Once you have activated your account, you can login and begin uploading images. There is an upload link in the contributors menu. This opens a form where you can drag and drop your image(s) and fill out the details. The more details you enter, the better chance your photograph has of being found on Arcistock and on Google. We will review your uploads and, if they are accepted, they will be live within minutes.
You can manage your uploads from within your account, amending any image details as required.
Above all, we are looking for photographs that reach a high standard. Choose photos that are unique and stand out as being interesting. Ensure they are sharp when viewed at 100%. Make sure they are in focus and have the best tonal range by making adjustments to levels, curves, or brightness/contrast. Don't convert your image to black and white as customers prefer the full choice that a colour image gives. You must remove any logos and trademarks. Don't add any text or watermarks to your image.
If you intend to sell images containing recognizable places, buildings, or other property, including artwork and product names, you may be required to fill out a property release form when you submit content to Arcistock. Read more about this topic.
Download a property release form so you can send the release to the property owner to sign and send back.
Yes, absolutely. You retain the copyright to all your photographs. You just allow Arcistock to earn a commission of only 30% for each image sold. The rest goes to you.
Our site recommends that you create a free Stripe account, a well established free and easy to use payment gateway. This allows you to immediately receive any sales you get, straight into your account. We then take our 30% commission from that. Setting up and connecting to Stripe is simple and can be completed from within your Arcistock contributors account pages.
You can connect to Stripe by logging in to your account and going to the account/profile settings. From here, scroll down to the bottom and press the big 'connect to Stripe' button.