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  • Best sellers in 2014

    by Tangie | 11th of February, 2015

    Knowing what sells is crucial if you're looking to be a successful stock photographer. Prediction is equally useful and can be easily made by scrutinizing image consumer behavior. Here's where we can help and show you last year's best sellers. Let's watch, learn and perhaps... More
  • 2008 Best Selling Photos

    by Ellenboughn | 20th of January, 2009

    The new year is the best time to look back at last year’s successes and failures to see how to increase the former and decrease the latter in the coming year. What photos were the most successful on Dreamstime in 2008 and why? Three photos that made the top sellers... More
  • Secrets of Microstock SuperStars

    by Ellenboughn | 5th of November, 2008

    While in New York City last week for PhotoPlus Expo and the PACA (Picture Archive Council of America) International Conference, I attended a panel comprised of ‘Microstock SuperStars” moderated by PDN’s Daryl Lang. I heard some words of wisdom from the panel members... More
  • 10,000th Sale Today

    by Aneese | 11th of June, 2015

    I am so happy to announce that I had my 10,000th sale on Dreamstime today. The picture that was the 10,000th sale was of a dog looking out of an airplane window. This picture also happens to be the one most downloads with 75 sales. a BIG THANKS to all the buyers that help... More
  • 100 Downloads

    by Amdizdarevic | 3rd of January, 2015

    Finally reached 100 downloads after being active for about 2 years. Each year, I've added about 200 images for a total of 473. For 2015, I hope to reach 200 downloads, and 1000 images uploaded. I hope I can achieve this goal. This image helped me reach 100.  ... More
  • 9,000 Sales reached in October

    by Aneese | 3rd of November, 2014

    I reached the 9,000 sales mark in early October. One step closer to the 10,000 mark, which I hope to make by my Birthday in May =) Will be uploading some pictures from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico soon Here is one of my newer pictures    See Article
  • 11,111 Downloads - it's not the end, is it?

    by Eyewave | 25th of August, 2014

    I usually don't car about the number of downloads - i find $ to be more interesting - but today I saw two contributor blogs here writing about their new milestones of 10,000 DLs. So I looked into my stats and noticed I was already way beyond that number. Since the actual... More
  • 300 UPLOADS!!! Double then last post!!

    by Newnow | 20th of August, 2014

    Hello everyone, my last blog was at 150 uploads, now I've double it...Yeah!!! But, I do need some advises because my images have good number of views but very low sale! Can anybody give me some advise what to change or what to do? I know my images are not always people... More
  • Reached 8,000 Sales

    by Aneese | 30th of January, 2014

    Reached my 8,000 sale on Dreamstime with the Classic Car picture which was my 26th picture that was accepted back in 2008. Getting closer to that 10,000 goal Thank You buyers! See Article
  • Most viewed doesn´t mean most successful

    by Thorken | 16th of December, 2013

    There is quite big gap among the most viewed images and the most successful ones. My most viewed photo has almost 5000 views and only 1 download. The 4th most viewed with 2700 views has no download. On the other hand the most successful photo has 7 downloads at 438 views.... More
  • 1000 Dollar Image

    by Thayyilani | 3rd of December, 2013

    Since I'm in Dreamstime, this image gave me more than $1000 from 264 downloads. There are a few other images too from this series and those images also getting lots of downloads. As an exclusive photographer, it's interesting and I'm really enjoying spending time with... More
  • Holidays are coming!

    by Rigmanyi | 28th of September, 2013

    It is My experience from the past years that in the next few months the attention of buyers will focus especially on Christmas and new year - related photos and illustrations. Christmas trees, ornaments, fireworks , etc... So even if the holidays are not... More
  • First Two Downloads - And On The Same Day!!!

    by Edosaodaro | 31st of August, 2013

    After a long hard struggle, I came close to giving up stock photography (altogether) before I got my first acceptance - "Slovenian Autumn Greens" (photo top left "from Slovenia") - late last November. However, I soon realised that - even after that major victory - the only... More
  • Satisfaction of the long awaited sale

    by Peanutroaster | 25th of June, 2013

    After you've been in the micro stock game for a while, perhaps a few years, you'll come to appreciated the satisfaction that comes along with a long awaited sale. Perhaps it was one of the first images you uploaded and got accepted. Maybe it was an image you... More
  • Photoshop Does Wonders For Smiles

    by Proimpressions | 3rd of June, 2013

    I run Internet marketing campaigns for dentists. It's a niche that I sort of fell into and have become passionate about. One of the constant challenges in marketing dentists is finding pictures of beautiful smiling people that look great on their websites AND that the dentists... More
  • 2 Downloads each

    by Amdizdarevic | 19th of March, 2013

    I think it’s interesting how 4 of my images have 2 downloads each and those are the only downloads that I have. Finally had some time to submit additional 44 photos that are currently in-review, so I am hoping that I will be over the 50 this week. Images that have... More
  • Upcoming Milestone

    by Georgeskyrillos | 22nd of February, 2013

    In order not to miss my 1,500th sale like I did with my 1,000th sale, I'll blog about it before it happens :P Still 8 downloads to go to reach 1,500 sales, so I randomly picked 8 files from my portfolio. Wonder if any of them will contribubte to reaching that milestone!... More
  • My Lucky night!!

    by Mangalika | 26th of November, 2012

    I slept at late night yesterday and when I woke up this morning there were 4 sales and $10+ added to my balance! Wow! 4 downloads in few hours...1st time with me!Last week only I requested for my 1st payout. How I wish everyday happens to be so charming :) :) Meanwhile I... More
  • Android App for Dreamstime

    by Solidsdman | 3rd of November, 2012

    Does anyone know if there is an android mobile app for Dreamstime to check balances and downloads? See Article
  • Sales.

    by Kodols | 30th of August, 2012

    Does anybody else has been really down on sales in two past months? Seems strange, because before these two months income was kinda steady, but now it seems like something is wrong. Somebody knows whats up or murphy laws is trying to get me bad time again? More

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