How to get a 1-year Creative Cloud plan from Adobe Stock for Free and earn extra money on the side
Adobe is offering an interesting bonus for people enrolled as contributors in their Adobe Stock business: a 1- year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan and/or the All Apps plan. We'll list at the end of the article what each plan contains.
First of, if you're not familiar with Adobe Stock yet, this is a service from Adobe that provides designers and businesses with access to high-quality, curated, royalty-free photos, videos, illustrations, and vector graphics for their creative projects, and anybody can apply to become a contributor to the service, thus providing these assets to the market, in return for a commission.
You'll see the message above in your Contributor account dashboard at Adobe Stock
Once you are active as an Adobe Stock contributor, you will need to have at least 300 accepted assets with at least 50% acceptance rate, by the end of this year, 31 December 2019. If you're just applying to Adobe Stock, this basically gives you three months to submit and have accepted at least 100 photos, illustrations per month. With three months left of this year, you'll then have 100*3 assets = 300 accepted assets in 2019. Existing contributors will have the entire content submitted in 2019 count for this bonus.
If you're going for the All Apps plan bonus, you will need 300 accepted videos by the end of the year.
Realistically speaking, if you're not already signed up as a contributor, best chance you have to win the 1-year plan bonuses is if you already have a lot of original, high quality photos or videos on your hard drives and that content is ready to be submitted, once you get the hang of the whole submission process.
If you decide to hunt down this bonus from Adobe, you may find that the biggest gain, for new contributors at least, is the whole creative process which includes having your photos (or videos) examined and approved or rejected by the Adobe control staff. This feedback will most definitely help you up your photo or video skills, while offering a new angle on your photography and videography.
The Photography plan, usually priced at $9.99 / month, includes: Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, Your own portfolio website and social media tools, 20GB of cloud storage (about 4,000 JPEGs).
The All apps plan, usually priced at $52.99 / month, includes the entire collection of 20+ creative desktop and mobile apps including Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and XD, 100GB of cloud storage, your own portfolio website, premium fonts, and social media tools.