Milestone: $20,000 Total Earnings, Lesson Learned: Ego vs Confidence

posted on 23rd of march, 2014
>I've recently reached two milestone with Dreamstime: Fives years as a contributor and $20,000 total earnings. I was first published 40 years ago and thus started my career in freelance art, but I never really enjoyed any real income until I branched into online microstock. I've had a lot of fun and many unique experiences over the years, but it's nice to have learned a few things along the way to where it generates a secondary income.

One thing I've recently learned is the conflict between "Confidence" and "Ego." The past few months have seen a fair number of discussions and posts in the forums where contributors are, shall we say, full of themselves. Being able to create great images, being able to get past the Reviewers, and especially being able to grab a few sales in a land full of top-notch professionals,...

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Posted by Annemario on April 10, 2014
Wise words, thanks for sharing your experiences!
Posted by Libux77 on April 10, 2014
ThanKs for sharing your experience
Posted by Davidwatmough on March 31, 2014
I went to a club first 10 years ago and they have lots of Ego !
Their stuff is mostly art................ microstock tests you..... if people buy you know your work is good.
I agree that 22 million images dilutes our portfolio and therefore earnings.............. but learning to make images that sell is the best lesson of all. David.

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