Congrats!! From my own experience: 2 years ago I was uploading to 2 sites: DT and another one, I tried another 2 sites wich requieres a previous sample of your work to be approved but they refused all I was sending, so I remained with DT and the other one. One year ago I went exclusive to DT because the good offers they do to the exclusives: 20 cts for photo approved and 60% comission.
So I'm happy with exclusivity.
Sometimes I've considered leaving exclusivity in order to upload refused files here to another agencies but then, the comission here for non exclusives is too low for me and I don't know if other sites are accepting all my shoots. If I quit exclusivity here I will lost all privileges and maybe other sites only accept 25% of my work or so, so it's not worth it.
Brad has said the rest, see your needs and consider :)
1. Do you sell your photos, or will you want to sell your photos elsewhere - this includes other stock sites of course, but also print on demand (i.e. your photo on a mug, prints, etc.) or any service where you sell your prints or photos through a third party. This includes images that are rejected here. If so, exclusivity isn't for you... 2. My choice to go exclusive revolved around spending less time on uploading, and more time shooting. DT delivered good income and results for my style of shooting and the community attracted me. If you are selling elsewhere you already know what your income from other sites is like. You can expect higher revenue per sale if you go exclusive, plus the upload bonus, but also better search placement - hard to quantify how much that helps. My feeling is that I do almost as well as selling everywhere, with a lot less work. If you have another job, etc. time may be more valuable than the boost in income....(More)
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