Dreamstime sales trend!

posted on 19th of february, 2009

What I have noticed is that for every 100 images you have online you will get an average of about 5 downloads a month.

I have kept an eye on sales and tracked my portfolio and also kept an eye on 10 other photographers and this seems to be true.

This seems to be true for the common photographers, however there are some who are to well known and have more exposure but for the common photographer like myself this seems to be the case.

Below are some of the exceptions, people doing much better than the average microstocker, congrats!

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Comments (5)

Comment by Studioceja on February 20, 2009

Exactly.... but there are a few who are making a six figure salary in microstock alone, but they work across multiple microstock companies.

Comment by Aughty on February 20, 2009

You won't make a 6 figure salary from selling stock images, but that's a given right. IF you do the math you should not quit your day job.

Comment by Bradcalkins on February 19, 2009

It seems that quite a few factors would influence this - subject matter, portfolio quality, being exclusive, portfolio size, acceptance ratio, keywording, assignments, upload rate/consistency etc. I think there is quite a range in downloads per 100 images.

Comment by Savcoco on February 19, 2009

For me, your rule is true.
Keep working!

Comment by Retina2020 on February 19, 2009

I love your travel pics. Keep up the great work.

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