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Give It Away
posted 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... More...
How to increase image views?
posted 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... More...
Free marketing for your Christmas images and illustrations
posted 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... More...
3 Quick Tips to Market for More Downloads
posted 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... More...
A favour to ask
posted 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... More...
Marketers want two things: Good Photos and Affiliate Money
posted 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... More...
+11,000 views for an image in a single day
posted 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... More...
Last Chances or Shamelss Self-Marketing
posted 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:... More...
5Ps of Microstock
posted 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... More...
Get yourself out there!
posted 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..... More...
Marketing, Sales, and Photography
posted 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... More...
Make Your Print Materials More Effective
posted 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... More...
Is Your Business Card as Effective as it Could Be?
posted 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... More...
Get Your Photography Business Noticed
posted 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,... More...
My e-book
posted 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".... More...
Using Twitter to Promote Your Dreamstime.com Account
posted 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... More...
Marketing your images on Social Networks
posted 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... More...
Photo for free?
posted 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... More...
Blogging may be a necessary marketing strategy
posted by saniphoto - 20th of july, 2009
Today I have posted in my blog saniphoto.blogspot.com about the necessity to write a blog as a marketing strategy. In fact, is something that more and more microstock photographers start to consider and many already do. The problem... More...
How to Use Dreamstime Image Collections to Market Your Stock Images
posted by laroach - 27th of june, 2009
If you sell your stock images on Dreamstime as I do, you can take advantage of a great marketing tool: Image Collections. This is a technique of grouping together images with a specific theme or criteria, which are then accessible on... More...
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