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Big sale!
posted by fredbro - 28th of march, 2014
Wow! After having many subscription sales lately, I just sold a 25 credits picture! What a nice surprise when you wake up in the morning, get on your Dreamstime account and see that your earning balance just made a big leap forward!... More...
How coffee boosted my microstock efforts
posted by daddiomanottawa - 24th of september, 2013
If you're Canadian, you know Tim Hortons. Unless of course, you've been living in a cave or trapping beavers in the deepest, darkest recesses of the Canadian forest for the last several decades. Tim Hortons. Canadas best loved,... More...
Four actions
posted by arturoosorno - 4th of january, 2013
As a DT contributor I have recently made four actions in a effort to improve rank and sales. First one was remove my images from other image bank with low sales and without feedback. Number two to become exclusive contributor.... More...
Trying my best to offer great images
posted by promicrostockraw - 30th of december, 2012
I made a switch from other stock agency where I worked for last one year with the hope that I would become successful there. But after working very hard and in right directions, I changed my mind and came to DT. With DT, I submitted... More...
Reflecting on a Year with Dreamstime
posted by sunguy - 13th of november, 2012
Although I joined Dreamstime in the summer of 2011, it wasn’t until the fall that I became exclusive and started to give it some serious effort. Looking back on my first year with Dreamstime I feel content. I have over 550 images... More...
400 uploads
posted by libux77 - 17th of february, 2012
Finally and with lots of effort I hit 400 uploads. Looking back I can say I learnt a lot both on techniques and on the rules of DT and the market. Rate of uploading is still higher than rate of sales and taking into account rate of... More...
Working on concepts...
posted by llareggub - 14th of february, 2012
The start of 2012 has proved a difficult year for inspiration for me and have not really been sure what to photograph so my monthly growth has slipped from 30 or 40 imges a month down to just 4 or 5 at the moment... Not exactly a stellar... More...
No excuses, only the efforts!
posted by jianbinglee - 17th of december, 2011
Recently, due to busy, no time to take pictures, there is no satisfactory image upload. And because no time and no theme, upload the picture quality is not good. Very depressed! Hope I can gradually change this situation. Efforts!... More...
Commitment
posted by alexhor - 11th of november, 2011
Howdy, my fellow dreamstimers! It's almost a year since I wrote my last blog article: Milestones in action. Since that, it was read over 1000 times. I hope it helped someone because after publishing that article I didn't follow my... More...
If you fall off a horse...
posted by llareggub - 10th of august, 2011
You should get straight back on, I had a really good month last month on DT with revenue up about 100% on my previous best month and I passed the 300 picture on line mark and got an acceptance rate of 85%. The end of the month certainly... More...
How sad
posted by omine77 - 21st of february, 2011
How sad. Despite continued efforts, the sales are not growing. Sorry for venting! :(
To new beginnings
posted by robseguin - 24th of october, 2010
Hi there, My name is Rob and I discovered stock photography few months ago. I wasn't too serious about it at first but now there will be more images from now on....I promise :) My model is also my wife, who was really interested... More...
Your Image is your image!!
posted by gwoeii - 20th of june, 2010
Stock photographers are those artists that capture images for the benefit of others at a very minimal fee! Each and every shot is imagined, framed and shot with the end-user (designers, advertisers, editors, etc) in mind! We are an... More...
The day it rained and you slept through the day
posted by fertographer - 22nd of april, 2010
I must admit I have not been contributing much pictures lately on Dreamstime, not for the past few months given the school work and other photo assignments. However, occassional logging back in onto this site showed that the monthly... More...
I want to believe
posted by claudiofichera - 8th of april, 2010
Every day I wake up at 7:00, start to heat water and turn on the computer. The lucky days, I see that Dreamstime photos sold for U$S 3,x 2,x, or 0,xx. The bad days, I do not sell any pictures, and the day is presented gray. This morning,... More...
Breaking new ground in 2010
posted by ratmandude - 24th of march, 2010
As the months go by, I keep asking myself … "Is this micro stock racket really worth all the effort?" Well that is a question that I am not entirely sure that I will ever be able to satisfactorily answer. But at this stage my... More...
A little extra work pays of
posted by kikkerdirk - 16th of december, 2009
I have not been uploading as much as I would like lately. But I did put some extra work in the pictures I made. And the extra work did pay of! Only two weeks after uploading I had my first level 2 image. Here it is, my manipulated... More...
Being number 1
posted by mani33 - 26th of june, 2009
As most of you guys know that soon DreamsTime will have more than 6 Million photographs (at the moment 5,983,709 online + 30,526 pending half of them are enough to reach 6M!), and with all the statistics that DT gives, we come to... More...
Today 99 photos!
posted by claudiofichera - 13th of may, 2009
Today I got to 99 photos, and tomorrow get 100... A huge effort, a huge expectation, and finally, the 100th did not like. So continuing to pass this first milestone in my first experience in microstock. I thank Dreamstime and to... More...
Art, Fun, & Work.
posted by georgeskyrillos - 1st of may, 2009
To DT artists: how much time do you devote to your images, be it photography or digital art? Each of my images (not photographs) take me a long time of hard work to finish but I'm always very satisfied with the result!... More...
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