After one year and two weeks with Dreamstime I finally reached a personal milestone with now 1000 images in my portfolio. Having had a lazy start in the first months with no experience in stock photo business at all, I started working more conceptional and spent in general more time with building up my collection.
There is still more potential. The acceptance ratio is at around 62%, the sales are just starting to kick in, with almost 300 on the record.
What I’ve learnt is:
- stick to what you like and what you’re good at, don’t try to copy others, just because they are successful in it, when you have to leave your own comfort zone;
- try to develop your own skills, try to think more in concepts and think straight and simple;
- use your home, use your environment, use the area, the region...
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