Discover the right way to travel.

Imagine yourself on the trip of your dreams: a palm-ringed island, the beauty and history of Paris, the intoxicating allure of the Napa Valley. Now imagine that with only a pen, a camera and a little curiosity, all of these incredible travel destinations are within your reach.

Sign up today for Great Escape’s free newsletter, The Right Way to Travel, and you’ll learn how to get the most out of every trip – and how to get paid to do it.

Simply enter your name and email address in the form below and you’ll receive your first issue, along with our Five Fun Ways to Get Paid to Travel quick-start guide, absolutely free. Inside, you’ll find 5 exciting opportunities for earning extra income while exploring cities around the globe. It’s your first step to a life of fun and freedom.

Fill out the form today and you’ll be one step closer to a new part- or full-time income that can help you realize your travel dreams. And don’t worry – we will never rent, sell or give away your email address for any reason. We’ll see you out there!









“Microstock photographers are reporting record earnings across all top agencies.”MicrostockDiaries.com Yesterday I promised I’d send you get-started tips for breaking into stock photography. Selling your photos as microstock is the perfect way to make extra cash doing something you love. The time commitment is low, the overhead is small (or next to nothing if you already have a camera), and right now, the whole business is booming. Plus, you don’t have to go anywhere to get started. You can take photos in your kitchen, garage, or back yard… your kid’s soccer game… or out having a coffee with friends. It’s not hard to do, but there are a few things you need to know about microstock before you can start selling your photos. Here’s a quick-and-dirty three-step process for submitting your photos to microstock agencies, and upping your chances of getting in: ** 1. KNOW WHAT SALEABLE PHOTOS LOOK LIKE Microstock agencies want photos that are better than the average snapshot. Take a look at this article in our archives to find out the three key elements that every good photo must have. ** 2. SELECT YOUR BEST SHOTS Once you’ve read the above article, go through your images and start selecting the ones that fit the criteria for a good, saleable photo. As you go through your shots, ask yourself: — Does this photo have one clear subject? If so, is it in focus? — How’s my composition? Am I placing the subject in one of the outer thirds of the frame? Is there any clutter in my shot that could distract from my subject? — How’s my lighting? Is my subject well-lit? Is the light even and diffused? Are my photos properly exposed? ** 3. CHECK THE FILESIZE Now that you’ve selected some photos that fit the above criteria, make sure they’re the right size and file type to submit to microstock agencies. Here are the image requirements for the three microstock agencies we profiled in yesterday’s Featured Publication. — iStockphoto.com Images must be 1,600 x 1,200 pixels or larger, and they must be .jpg files only. — BigStockPhoto.com Submit photos that are at least 800 pixels high or wide, and up to 25 MB in data size. Photo files can be .jpg or .png. — Shutterstock.com Images must be at least 2.5 megapixels. There’s no mention of file type on the site, but you should be safe with .jpg files. ** TIP: A megapixel is 1 million pixels. To find out how many megapixels are in a photo, multiply the pixel width by the pixel height. For example, if your photo is 1,900 pixels wide by 1,700 pixels tall, it contains 3.23 million pixels, or 3.23 megapixels. In Photoshop, you can find your image dimensions by going up to your menu bar and clicking on “image” — then “image size.” Under “Pixel Dimensions,” you’ll see the width and the height. When you’re ready to submit your photos to microstock agencies, you can start with the three we profiled yesterday. Keep in mind, too, that there are plenty of microstock agencies out there… you don’t have to limit yourself to the three in the above link. If you upload a few photos and you get rejected more than once, come back to one of our programs for help. Remember, each microstock site allows you only a few rejections before they stop you from uploading more pictures. Pick your best shots and don’t wait till the third try to get help. Also remember that most beginners are rejected because of a few simple things they can easily fix so don’t get discouraged. [Editor’s Note: Learn more about how you can turn your pictures into cash in our free online newsletter The Right Way to Travel.  Sign up here today and we’ll send you a new report, Selling Photos for Cash: A Quick-Start Guide, completely FREE.]

[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[email]
[email]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[160]
[160]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[36]
[36]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[email]
[email]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[160]
[160]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[36]
[36]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[email]
[email]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[160]
[160]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[custom_fields]
[36]
[36]