First sale!!

posted on 13th of july, 2009

A few days ago I found out that I had just sold my first stock photo ever! Whoot! I'd almost given up on DT and had only 10 photos online...I was feeling rather discouraged, actually. (I don't know how long it normally takes people to sell their first stock photo - I started stock in May this year.) So the night before, I said, God, if you want me to keep doing stock, please let at least one stock photo sell tomorrow...and the next day the first one sold. Totally an answer to prayer! :D Anyway, I'm definitely going to start uploading more of my stuff to this website now.

The photo attached it the one that sold. I suppose someone is going to start a campaign for snail weight loss! ;)

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Comments (24)

Comment by Kasienka on August 06, 2009

Hi! Congratulations on your download. Keep downloading and you will see that the number of sales will increase. The snail is really cute! Good luck and have lot of fun!

Comment by Atomknish on July 26, 2009

exciting! i logged on for the first time in months after my intial sale high and found i have sold two more! keep the faith. enjoy.

Comment by Reeddaigle on July 23, 2009

Congratulations. It took me a few months before my first sale. You mentioned on your profile page that you do fine art as a separate business. Any place to see those images online? Keep uploading and keep praying.

Comment by Vwimage on July 23, 2009

Congratulations, I was ecstatic when I had my first sale last month. I still have a long way to go but at least it's a start. Well done.

Comment by Eclecticelegance on July 16, 2009

Congratulations!!! Wow, you didn't have to wait as long as I did. I had photos online since September of last year and then had my first sale spring of this year, six months later.

Comment by Rzs on July 14, 2009

Congratulations Dotlock! It' funny, I have a similar story:)

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Comment by Ladyamber on July 14, 2009

Congratulations! Cool photo. :-)

Comment by Littledesire on July 14, 2009

Hey, congrats! Just upload, upload and upload and you won't need prayers :))) Nice photos!

Comment by Tanyae on July 14, 2009

Interesting idea for the photo! I wish you good luck!

Comment by Lftan on July 13, 2009

Congratulations :)

Comment by EmeraldUmbrellaStudio on July 13, 2009

congrats on your first sale

Comment by Dotlock on July 13, 2009

Thanks everyone! I'd probably re-shoot this, but I found the snails a while back on a neighbour's driveway after it rained, and after the shoot I sent the snails packing. Guess I'll have to find some more next time it rains... :)

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Comment by Kbkgraphx on July 13, 2009

I'd say re-shoot them with a more conventional looking tape measure. The concept is great, but the odd tape measure is probably preventing more downloads.

Comment by Wildmac on July 13, 2009

Congratulations! Great image! Keep uploading and the sales will come :0)

Comment by Mani33 on July 13, 2009

I'm gonna pray for my first $100 hope tomorrow I will find them :))
Congratulations, nice image :)

Cheers :)

Comment by Provcomm on July 13, 2009

My guess is that someone is using this to show that weighloss takes a long time.....or Losing weight at a snail's pace?

Comment by Hlehnerer on July 13, 2009

Congratulations! I like your images. Continue uploading and you will receive many more sales.

Comment by Asyan on July 13, 2009

Congratulations! Keep uploading and you will sale more.

Comment by Noonie on July 13, 2009

I've noticed lately that the snails are looking a slight bit "pudgy". Hope they get help! :))) It can take weeks to a few months for the first sale unless you already have a following or a big portfolio. You're on track and have good shots, keep them coming.

Comment by Keki on July 13, 2009

woohoo love the pic! congratulations!

Comment by Digitalreflections on July 13, 2009


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