$10,000 earned to date: lessons learned


posted on 3rd of december, 2014

In May 2009 I joined DT after meeting another photographer who said he earned $480 per month on micro stock sites. It was sometime after I joined before I knew what I was doing.................... even now there's much to learn. The feedback from editors is probably the most valuable aspect of micro stock. If you listen and learn your photography should improve.
I made so many mistakes to start with submitting too many images and damaging for ever my acceptance ratio. Thinking landscape was more significant than it really is. Not understanding concept images. Not looking hard enough at successful images and ones which have high sales.
On the positive side there were only 8 million images to chose from in 2009 ............. now there are almost 28 million......... this means chances of your image being...

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Posted by Attilasimon on December 11, 2014
Congratulations, David!
Posted by Angelaostafichuk on December 05, 2014
Thanks for sharing your POV. I agree there are so many more images to pick from which can cause issues. And now everyone seems to have a camera as well...
Quality though will always be king. And by doing stock, you really do improve.
Posted by Sebastian423 on December 05, 2014
Thanks and congratulations!



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