I love stock photography, my favorite hobby. When I have a chance in my busy life, I go over my photos and look for the "Dreamstime quality" ones that I can submit. Even though I have still a very small portfolio, I try to understand my statistics to find some kind of pattern and hope that my numbers will get better over time.
There are so many Myths I read over the years about how uploading in a constant manner will give you more exposure and more sales, how your acceptance ratio influences your placement in searches, etc.
Well, after increasing my portfolio over 50% in the last three months or so with my acceptance ratio higher than ever and seeing my sales plunge, the revenue per download in a record low, I can be certain that all that theory is wrong.
My conclusion... [ Read more...