Yesterday 3 years passed since my registration on DT. I have got some stats that could be of interest for others, so let me share some of my figures with you.
So, after 1st year I had 216 images online, 92 sales and revenue of $$160. For my second year I uploaded 257 images and earned $$940 with 580 sales. My third year gave me 563 sales, $$1380 and I uploaded 288 files. Totally, by the moment I have 651 images online (110 have been disabled by me for 3 years), 1163 sales and revenue of $$2480.
Analysing the figures above one can notice an interesting thing: in spite of growing portfolio number of sales stays at almost the same level (since beginning of 2011 it is approx. 45-50 sales per month). So, revenue grows only thanks to growing RPD (which is 2.33$ for my 3rd year). This means, on my opinion, that one needs to upload extensively to increase sales or at least keep them at some constaant level. For those who stop uploads sales will fall down.
Number of 'leveled' images (I mean levels as they defined today, i.e. 5 level for images with >24 sales, 4 level for >10 sales, 3 level for >5 sales and 2 level for >0 sales, correspondingly) changed as follows: 0, 1, 3, 48 after the 1st year; 0, 12, 23, 208 after the 2nd one and 5, 18, 46, 294 today. So, 56% of my files have been sold though once and this number seems for me to be a bit too low.
Besides, I am tooking the 1st place in Stock Rank here on DT :)
Nevertheless 3 years have been passed and I have had lot of fun and enjoyment. Also I have learned lot of things on stock photograhy and was pleasured by communication with the DT members. And, for sure, I am going to continue.
So, thanks a lot to DT and... And the life will continue.