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1000 Sales!
posted by joshuaraineyphotography - 26th of march, 2014
I have officially hit the 1000 sale mark with my portfolio here at Dreamstime! This image of a snow-covered dock at Lake Tahoe did the trick. That's really exciting news, especially considering where I was at less than a year ago.... More...
15,000 Sales !!
posted by mrallen - 21st of january, 2014
Hello fellow Dreamstime contributors, I have just passed another milestone, 15,000 sales. So my 'Stats' as of 26th January 2014 are......... 15,091 sales, 5556 images on sale, $22,454.82 total income, 84.5% acceptance... More...
$20,000 !!
posted by mrallen - 18th of september, 2013
I have just passed a significant landmark today (Sept.18 2013). My total earnings have just passed the $20,000 mark from just over 13,200 sales. After a very slow start when I first joined DT in late 2009, my total earnings... More...
Successful in stock photography?
posted by matthiase - 18th of august, 2013
How do you get successful in stock photography? Answer = Have a BIG portfolio of high quality images and in ALL different categories. What images sell in stock then? - Almost everything. People, food, nature, animals I have sold... More...
Today I received a first income.
posted by maocheng - 16th of july, 2013
Today I received a first income. Although only $ 100, but I still want to thank dreamstime!
My view on shooting for STOCK
posted by mrallen - 4th of june, 2013
As a full time professional who has been involved in shooting stock photography since 1972, I upload to DT for one reason only.......to give a home to (and make at least something) from the many hundreds of images I have... More...
Tax (Czech rep. - Europe)
posted by vennys - 2nd of march, 2013
I´d like to ask,how to handle my earnings while taxation. I understand the system with forms (did already) and my earnings are beeing prooved under czech (Europe) tax system, but should I declare something in US, even I filled the... More...
subscription rates on photos.. what gives?
posted by inyrdreams - 22nd of august, 2012
hello everyone, and especially DT staff. Can anyone tell me what is going on with the new subscription rate fees for photos? this is a great deal for buyers but almost a slap in the face for photographers. someone can download an... More...
How did you do with DT changes?
posted by egomezta - 1st of june, 2012
A month ago DT changed the levels of the prices per image, here it is the link where you can see these changes: Levels Update Now it is easier for our images to reach levels, for example before for a level 4 an image needed 25 sales,... More...
Online photo 500
posted by jianbinglee - 7th of march, 2012
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My first $500
posted by jerryway - 4th of november, 2011
It has been a little over 4 months since I jumped into microstock business with DT. Today I am happy to announce that I just made my first $500 with 343 sales. Alone with the $500 revenue, there are a couple of other milestones achieved... More...
Taxes from selling photos
posted by silent47 - 27th of october, 2011
Hello all.Please,can you clarify this for me?I live in Romania and i sell photos on different websites.My question is:I must pay taxes in my country for my incomes from microstock even if on some agencyes i signed tax forms?Please tell... More...
Great September sales
posted by twindesign - 4th of october, 2011
Is it just me or did September also bring you good sales? My sales were great! I had 10 sales in one day on the 29th! A total of 51 sales in September and lots of credit sales! I earned $69.66! I had about 147 images online at the beginning... More...
Yes, I've got it ($100)
posted by mjak - 25th of june, 2011
Actually I've got nice number $100,29 in my "Total revenue" line. Being totally out of civilization I can just guess if I ever will take in hands these nice green banknotes. But it is long and sad story. Well, to get $100 - it is not... More...
The truth about income from royalty free stock photography!
posted by flexigav - 15th of january, 2011
If you are a professional photographer in the sense that you derive your sole income from your photography, then you might look at royalty free stock photography as a low maintenance form of income because you already have the volume... More...
Early Christmas Present
posted by lowthian - 22nd of december, 2010
This morning I discovered that I had made my first 50 credit TIFF sale. That was an eye opener when you are used to seeing subscription sales. So needless to say, I'm very pleased. Now, like the greedy child at Christmas, I want more... More...
$3000 in sales
posted by litifeta - 14th of november, 2010
This innocent looking truck was the sale that pushed me over the $3000 in sales. While it is a simple enough thing, and it could be just another sale, it is the level of the sale that sets Dreamstime apart. This is a level 4 sale.... More...
Newest Member of the $1,000 Club: Thoughts on How You Can do it Too
posted by wisconsinart - 20th of august, 2010
Today I have achieved the special milestone at DT of $1,000 in earnings overall. Here are some thoughts on how you can do it, too: First, a look behind the numbers. I joined DT February, 2009. You get excited with your first few... More...
A Hand Spun Blog
posted by mrslevite - 28th of may, 2010
How many blogs am I supposed to have? Just about every site I go to now reminds me I haven't posted to my blog. I thought one blog was enough. I had my own little simple http://teresasdesk.wordpress.com blog. And life was good.... More...
200 images online
posted by keung1616 - 20th of may, 2010
I'm happy to tell you that there are 200 images proved and onlined. i'm wait for my first $100 income. Hope making the target as soon as possible. Some images I would like to share with you. Thanks all who downloaded my image and who... More...
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