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Wednesday Tech Tip- Keep Learning

??????????????????“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.”- Conrad Hall 

There is always something new to learn, especially in the world of modern photography, but we don’t always have time in our busy schedules to go to a school or studio and take a class. However, because of the advancements in e-learning, often we can learn at our own pace, wherever we are!

Some of the best photography e-learning sites are:

Udemy - studio lighting, wedding photography, DIY lighting setups, both free and reasonably priced classes.

Skillshare - wide variety of classes, general and specific from headshots to photoshop and fashion photography to “urban explorer” photography.

Lynda - Lists classes by skill level and features  both commercial and creative photography classes, plus end user classes that can help you to know how people use photography in their work and designs.

If you have something unique to teach, these sites are also looking for content!

 Don’t forget to refer your friends.  We have an excellent referral program!

Wednesday Tech Tip: Challenge Yourself

When we’re learning photography our exercises and assignments help us to learn and expand our skills and our vision. Even as a pro, exercises and assignments can help to break through creative blocks and inspire new images. Digital Camera World has a set of ” 9 Creative Photo Ideas to Try for November” over on their blog. Get out there and shoot some (or all) of these creative suggestions and then submit your best to us!


Don’t forget to refer your friends.  We have an excellent referral program!


Call for Vector Artists

Cutcaster is actively seeking new vector artists! Do you have illustrations to add to our collections? Or are you a current contributor who could recruit an illustrator to submit their art? Contact us! And if you refer an artist, don’t forget to have them use your referral code.

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You Found Us How?

Sometimes strange, sometimes wonderful, always interesting keywords that people use to find!

Search Term of the Moment:  “Native American” and “Person”

Beautiful girl

And today’s purely puzzing search term, with rather delightful results:  You

Don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest and on G+ with Creative Director Cora Reed

Don’t forget to refer your friends.  We have an excellent referral program!

Royalty free photos and vectors at Cutcaster

You found us how?

Sometimes strange, sometimes wonderful, always interesting keywords that people use to find!

 Search Term of the Moment:  Crayon Kid Drawings

Coloring book with flower theme 2


I think that might mean coloring book pages!

We’ve got that!

Don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest and on G+ with Creative Director Cora Reed

Don’t forget to refer your friends.  We have an excellent referral program!

Royalty free photos and vectors at Cutcaster

New Referral Program banners and graphics

Want an easy way to make more money and be the first to share with your friends and colleagues a great website for finding the perfect images or illustrations? Kill two birds with one stone by adding the banners to your website, blog or social network sites in order to refer new members to Cutcaster and get paid. The banners are automatically linked with your unique referral ID and you just need to cut and paste the code into your website. See the details below and check out the new referral page to download your unique referral banners and graphics.

Create a referral link

Add a referral link to your blog, or include it in an email or any other online communication.
Users who come to Cutcaster through your link and complete a transaction, regardless of if they sign up or not, will automatically be credited to your referral account. (Note: Users must have their cookies enabled for the referral to be credited to you.)

To create a link, add a forward slash (/) to the end of any Cutcaster URL, and then add your referral code, shown below:

Let’s say for our example the referral test code is: #R874219924


To share Cutcaster’s homepage:
To share your Studio page:

This will ensure that any users who click through from that link and make a purchase or sell an image through Cutcaster you will get a percentage of that royalty payment we collect. The referred user needs to have their cookies enabled and sign up or checkout within 30 days of clicking on your link.

Get paid

You can request a payout at any time after your account balance (unpaid accrued earnings) reaches $25. Payments are made via PayPal or by check.

Click the following link to sign up for Cutcaster’s referral program and get your banners today.

Click on the below graphics to see the entire banner.


Facebook “Like” a picture at Cutcaster and get a boost in search

Promote your images on Facebook – and we will give you a boost in our search!

On every picture details page at Cutcaster, we have added a “Like” button under every image thumbnail. If you or a visitor likes your image, we figure that others might like it as well! Be selective with the images that you “like” so only the best get pushed to the front. In order to push the highest quality images to the front of the search results, all images with “likes” at Cutcaster will get an added boost to their search placement. The more “likes” your image gets, the higher it will get pushed up in search results. It’s time to get your friends to help you promote your images and get more sales!

Adorable kissing puppies, only a few weeks old

Click "Like" Below any Image

And if you haven’t joined the Cutcaster Facebook page yet please post a comment on our wall or “like” our page.

Finding Great Photos for your Blog or Website

In our first article on how to find good, affordable photos for your website or blog, we discussed how Cutcaster was a great image library that could save you money when using images to promote your website or blog.

Now your asking yourself where can you find images or illustrations that will maximize your website or blog’s visual appeal? Ever wonder where the bloggers get images that won’t break the bank? With a huge selection of affordable, high-quality images, Cutcaster is extremely popular with professional and casual bloggers who need great-looking, low-cost photos to engage their readers. You want the peace of mind of knowing that the images you use are free of intellectual property or copyright entanglements, and Cutcaster can give you these safe images quickly and economically. Images start at less than a dollar and you don’t even need to register to buy images from us.

As an added bonus, bloggers who want to join Cutcaster can enroll in our Referral Program, which is free to join and earns bloggers extra cash for referring photo buyers and photographers to Cutcaster. With just a few good referrals, the images and referral links will earn you enough money every month to pay for all your image needs. See how the referral program works here.

Photo Link Shortener adds Cutcaster – Supports Referral codes

Cutcaster is happy to announce that you can now use the link shortener to share your Cutcaster URLs on social media services like Twitter and Facebook. This makes it very easy for you to add your referral code to any link so your visitors to browse and purchase related images from your online stock photography portfolio at Cutcaster and you get rewarded with cash for any sales or purchases made by the people you refer.

You need to sign up for the link shortener service and then add your Cutcaster user ID to your profile in the system (your user ID is the 9 digit number in your public profile link or any of your referral links for Cutcaster). Now, if you make a short URL to any image, search page, or other section at Cutcaster, your link is updated to include your referral/affiliate ID automatically and the visitor is sent directly to the long URL (like and you get credit for the referral.It’s now even easier to make money for sharing your Cutcaster links on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media site.

Try out the new service and share your Cutcaster portfolio and images with the world and at the same time get rewarded with cash for sending traffic back to your photography or illustrations.

Cutcaster Referral Program Update

Do you know photographers, illustrators or photo buyers who could use Cutcaster and would benefit from you telling them about the site? Cutcaster pays you money for referring potential members to the site who purchase new content or sell content in the marketplace.  Referring new clients to Cutcaster is a great way to pick up extra money without a lot of work. An affiliate is anyone who is referred to Cutcaster after clicking on one of your Cutcaster affiliation banners or links that we provide to you within your studio.
How does it work?

From your MyStudio page, click on the “Referral” tab. There are three options you can choose from: Affiliates, Invite a friend and Earnings. When you refer a friend to the site who buys content or refer someone who has uploaded content, which is bought on the site, you accumulate money.

Here is the deal; the referring member will be rewarded by getting commission in the form of cash on all the transactions of their affiliates for the next 2 years. The affiliation program rewards any member of Cutcaster for any sales and purchases made by their affiliates. It’s a win-win situation for all of us. You get to be the first to introduce people to the first dynamic content marketplace and they’ll be impressed by the quality of the images, clipart and illustrations.

The referring members’ revenues are calculated by a percentage of Cutcaster’s commission from each transaction for the affiliate. Cutcaster pays 10% of the buyers’ transactions and 5% of any of the sellers’ transactions for 2 years of when they sign up. (Content Sellers commissions/royalties do not change as a result of the affiliation program). We will show you the total earnings from this referral program for both the buyers and sellers in the Earnings section.

Cutcaster checks to make sure all new referred members are legit. The new user has to enable their cookies and make their first purchase within 14 days of signing up or we won’t be able to send you the credit for the referral. Referring members may receive rewards from an unlimited number of affiliates in their account. The referring member cannot be his own affiliate but nice try.

An Affiliation link is an Internet hyperlink or web link pointing to the Cutcaster website with a member’s reference id. The reference id is a unique code assigned to every member of Cutcaster. You can find those links and banners under Affiliation in your studio.

Once you click on the “tell a friend” TAF tab, you can enter the person’s contact information and send them an invite. There is no limit to the number of new users you can invite and the amount of money you can make from referring them.