Soaring to new heights

posted on 15th of january, 2009

This morning I got up, made my coffee and checked my stats , which is how I usually start my day. I was pleased to see my earnings balance had gone up during the night (which I know because I check my stats right before bed too! Lol!), and saw it was my most popular photo that had another sale. Even more exciting was that this sale put the total earnings for this image at over $100!

I thought when I joined Dreamstime, that the levels system seems like an interesting idea, and a very good way to rewards submitters for a successful image. And even though I didn't really expect any of my photos to make it very high, of course I hoped they would. This image has exceeded all my expectations; it has been at level 4 for quite a while and now breaking that $100 earnings barrier makes me believe that anything is possible.

So if you are just starting out or feel a little discouraged that sales are not as high as you hoped, hang in there and keep submitting your best images. Some day you may be writing a blog with a similar success story... I will look forward to reading it.

Comments (6)

Posted by Toynutz on August 28, 2010
Love your photos, especially the birds. I'm guessing you live in the Pacific Northwest, because your birds are so similar to my birds. I used one of your Black-headed Grosbeak photos for my Birds of Central Oregon page at Check it out!
Posted by Teekaygee on January 16, 2009
Thanks for your comments!
Posted by Marilyngould on January 15, 2009
A great photo -- Congratulations! In addition, your other wildlife images are also very popular. Well done!
Posted by Creativei on January 15, 2009
Great, many more to cross the level 5 mark, good luck
Posted by Eclecticelegance on January 15, 2009
Thank you for your encouraging words!
Posted by Bradcalkins on January 15, 2009
Nice one - even more impressive is that this one of a series and the others are doing well too!

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