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  • Give It Away

    by Ellenboughn | 28th of January, 2009

    The idea of free images makes the budget minded sing and some artists cringe. How can it be a good idea to give away what you are trying to sell? On the one hand is the sanctity of the copyright. On the other is the spirit of the Internet and an age-old marketing ploy: the... More
  • Why should I bother with contests?

    by Inyrdreams | 12th of June, 2014

    Another contest? should I enter? should I even bother? Contests are very interesting... they are created for a lot of different reasons, the biggest most likely being that they give manufacturers a wonderful data base of names and addresses and data about you, which... More
  • A picture of theatre is worth a dictionary

    by Litadoolan | 10th of May, 2014

    With a midnight deadline (tonight!) I am rustling together the 50 words for a Fringe brochure listing, that will best describe my show (a drama set in Famagusta, Cyprus examining divisions when two ex pat brits cannot cross to the South after being part of an anti fracking... More
  • How to increase image views?

    by Teeimagination | 13th of May, 2013

    Increasing image views seems to be the hardest part about stock photography. I mean among millions and millions of images how does a photographer get their pictures to be viewed? I come from a Marketing background. I studied advertisement in school. I have years of experience... More
  • Free marketing for your Christmas images and illustrations

    by Chanevy | 30th of November, 2012

    I have decided that it would be a great idea to attract some BUYERS to my stock photo page. The best way to do this is to have some AWESOME stuff available there (via a link to DT) So....put your Christmas collections together as a collection or lightbox and post a... More
  • 3 Quick Tips to Market for More Downloads

    by Chanevy | 28th of May, 2012

    Just like some people think that anyone with a decent camera can point, shoot, and create a great image, some photographers seem to think that great images should somehow sell themselves. It's true that sites like DT take a lot of the burden of marketing off our shoulders,... More
  • A favour to ask

    by Shadow69 | 22nd of September, 2011

    Hello all, I have just created a Facebook page for my photography in an attempt to get some more exposure and publicize Dreamstime at the same time. I would like to ask you to have a look and if you have any suggestions please do let me know. At the same time if you would... More
  • Marketers want two things: Good Photos and Affiliate Money

    by Davidhowse | 3rd of August, 2011

    In March 2011 I published the first issue of Alberta Marketing Strategy Magazine. It is a short run (25,000 print copies) B2B print and web publication. The image in this article was used for the composite to show clients. When the client who was to be put on the cover... More
  • +11,000 views for an image in a single day

    by Achilles | 9th of June, 2011

    Here's a short but true story of how online socializing can work to your advantage financially speaking. Fame is only a few clicks away. A regular Dreamstime image got to be virally famous, when filmmaker, actor and recently author, Albert Brooks tweeted yesterday:... More
  • Last Chances or Shamelss Self-Marketing

    by Georgeskyrillos | 7th of May, 2011

    I thought of giving a heads up to the buyers about the files I have with very few sales left before getting bumped up to the next level. Here's the last chance to buy each of these at a lower price! 1 more sale to be level 2: 2 more sales to... More
  • 5Ps of Microstock

    by Haslinda | 20th of April, 2011

    When I was studying Marketing in school, the 4Ps were drilled into our brains. Let's go into the world of microstock and apply this. Product - Photography/Illustration As contributors, we are the suppliers. So make the product unique and of good quality and buyers will... More
  • Get yourself out there!

    by Petarneychev | 8th of January, 2011

    How do you make the most of the referral program? How do you popularize your photography online? Perhaps you're looking into shooting some assignments for direct clients in the year to boost your creativity, experience and income... But then, how do you get these? For those... More
  • Marketing, Sales, and Photography

    by Davidhowse | 12th of December, 2010

    Tips from a Buyer, How to Sell More of Your Photos As a marketer in Alberta, Canada I've been using DreamsTime for about three years. The first few photos I purchased where for proposals and temporary marketing and advertising pieces. After buying over 400 photos... More
  • Make Your Print Materials More Effective

    by Jsternig | 9th of August, 2010

    Print materials are important to most everyone on Dreamstime, from photographers to designers looking for imagery. Last week in the Project Your Identity series we covered the importance of business cards. While certainly a very important aspect of your physical marketing... More
  • Is Your Business Card as Effective as it Could Be?

    by Jsternig | 29th of July, 2010

    With the rise of online social networking sites and virtual information exchange applications like bump, physical business cards have seen somewhat of a decline in recent years. While these new networking alternatives are certainly important tools and can vastly expand your... More
  • Get Your Photography Business Noticed

    by Jsternig | 15th of July, 2010

    One of the most important assets that your photography business has is its own identity. Unfortunately, many businesses struggle to use that identity to their advantage, whether because they are unaware of the potential that it holds, or because they are simply intimidated... More
  • My e-book

    by Starblue | 21st of June, 2010

    Hi all! It has been extremly busy spring time for me. Not only I have taken many new photos outside in nature, not only I have studied my new Adobe Photoshop CS5, I have also made the last revisions of the manuscrips "Zodiac Kids". I and together with my friend from... More
  • Using Twitter to Promote Your Dreamstime.com Account

    by Davewebbphoto | 14th of June, 2010

    Twitter could be the greatest advancement in Internet marketing since the e-mail autoresponder. There are millions out there in the Twitterverse, all hanging on your every word - sort of. Here are a few tips to drive people to your Dreamstime profile via Twitter: 1. New... More
  • Marketing your images on Social Networks

    by Fcarucci | 14th of March, 2010

    Dreamstime does a great job at representing and marketing our images. Can we help too? I'd say yes, and I'm looking at ways to drive more traffic to my profile, hoping to improve sales, while I also try to improve my technical and compositional skills. Some marketing... More
  • Photo for free?

    by Saniphoto | 11th of August, 2009

    In my blog I recently posted about the photo for free strategy. Here in Dreamstime, as in other agencies, is quite popular the marketing technique to give a photo (or more photos) for free in exchange for portfolio visibility and possibly future sales. My point was to... More

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