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2008 Best Selling Photos
posted 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?... More...
Secrets of Microstock SuperStars
posted 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... More...
Reached 8,000 Sales
posted 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!
Most viewed doesn´t mean most successful
posted 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... More...
1000 Dollar Image
posted 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... More...
Holidays are coming!
posted 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...... More...
First Two Downloads - And On The Same Day!!!
posted 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 -... More...
Satisfaction of the long awaited sale
posted 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... More...
Photoshop Does Wonders For Smiles
posted 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... More...
2 Downloads each
posted 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... More...
Upcoming Milestone
posted 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... More...
The difference image 4 years
posted by fengai - 16th of december, 2012
Hi! In 2008, I learned about the DT I had a few images presently I specially I draw illustrations for DT if we remember how I started to work... This is my first picture merry sun 2008 3 downloads This picture I drew... More...
My Lucky night!!
posted 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... More...
Android App for Dreamstime
posted by solidsdman - 3rd of november, 2012
Does anyone know if there is an android mobile app for Dreamstime to check balances and downloads?
Sales.
posted 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... More...
Milestone - first $1,000
posted by peanutroaster - 16th of july, 2012
Now here is a milestone worthy of marking - I just reached my first $1,000 in sales. This month also marks my one year anniversary with Dreamstime, 600+ sales and 1,354+ uploads. And importantly my acceptance rate has gone from about... More...
My first $100 *smile*
posted by cglightning - 23rd of june, 2012
(sorry for my english, i hope you will understand my writing *g* ;o) ) i have only 40 uploads in my Portfolio, because i do 3D-Grafics and that needs lots of time. My first pictures are uploaded 12/12/2010 and it is allways a... More...
400 downloads and rising:
posted by newsfocus1 - 24th of may, 2012
This month I had the pleasure of reaching a total of 400 downloads on Dreamstime. The images that did it were two of the seafront at Mandraki on the Greek island of Nisyros. They sold at the same time to (I assume) the same buyer so... More...
The key word for keywords is: Simplicity
posted by mark6138 - 3rd of may, 2012
Wherever I have information available about the terms used by buyers to select an image they have invariably used one of the simplest terms in my keywords list. Recent sales for me that highlight this include the terms 'gravel path'... More...
The Secret of Microstock - It ain't so secret
posted by peanutroaster - 10th of january, 2012
For those just discovering the world of micro-stock photograph and turning your photographs into earnings, there is a steep learning curve. You have to learn how to step up your technical game taking pictures and developing them with... More...
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