I have been an active contributor since past 8 months, especially since May. Reached $10 milestone yesterday!
My initial phase was trying to create images which was technically correct. It took me around 3-4 months to get an approval ratio of 80%+ for each batch of upload I do.
Next bigger challenge is to get them sold. Many times.. ;) My favorite fotographers are some of my inspiration.
Overall, it has been an exciting journey and there is so much more to do - learning, capturing, creating and then selling!