How to promote your portfolio

posted on 18th of june, 2013

While Dreamstime does a lot for promoting your images out there, there are still a few things you can do for yourself in order to get more exposure and, hopefully, more sales.

How to promote your portfolio

There are two ways of promoting your photos: with direct links or with referral links.

1. Direct links will help you sell more and will help Dreamstime too, by enhancing your visibility in search engines, as my colleague Clif previously explained here. We live in a digital world, powered by search engines, and direct links are more useful for your images in search engines' rankings than referral links.

2. Referral links may help you earn more, by [link=]...

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Posted by Leswrona on December 07, 2014
I am an older generation and have 't been much into social media in the past. But due the fact of better exposure of my images on Dreamstime I stared investigating this area. Your article is very useful. I have already opened Google plus as a means of a window to the crisp Google search engine. Not sure if this actually helped to get more downloads so far and have not seen any referrals yet.
Nevertheless, I am going to implement more of social media per your advice. As a side note, it is interesting seeing younger generation being constantly busy with their phones using social media and now I am getting into this myself.
Posted by Naturepixel on March 13, 2014
Hi Viorel,

Thank you for the good advice !
I took a look at your website, wonderful photos !

Posted by Spat78 on January 16, 2014
Hi Viorel,
may I ask you if the use of watermarked comp image for promotional purpose is officially permitted by DT? I really liked your idea about Facebook album with both personal and microstock pictures, but I noticed that your album "last trip to Paris" is no more available. May you please confirm that we can do something similar, posting on FB watermarked pictures with the link to the DT selling page?

If you like, you can answer on forum too, where i posted the same question.

Thanks in advance and congratulations for your very effective pictures!


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