Once again this year, Shutterstock has earned high marks from stock artists in the Microstock Industry Survey. We appreciate this vote of confidence from our contributors. Thank you! We also think this affirms our commitment to treat artists fairly and with respect, and to work aggressively to drive sales.
For the survey question “Where do you generate the most income?,” Shutterstock was the most popular answer, named by 56% of the survey respondents.


Shutterstock has been the top answer to this question every year since 2008, but this is the highest percentage Shutterstock has ever claimed.

The independent survey gathered responses from 709 stock contributors. Thanks to Tyler Olsen at MicrostockGroup for his work on the survey every year. And especially, thanks to our contributors for your trust in Shutterstock. You can see the full survey results here.