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  • Free images section. Worth it? (long story short)

    by Maxsp | 5th of November, 2015

    Today I received from Dreamstime an email notification about my images that was 3 years without a sold. I went there and saw many i took in Norway and left some for free section. One of them was a bit difficult, because I saw potential in be sold.. Then I left it.. ... More
  • Turning a Passion into a Profit

    by Karenfoleyphotography | 2nd of July, 2015

    Many of us have a hobby that we’re passionate about – and at one time or another most of us have given thought as to how to turn that pastime into a money generating activity. Before quitting your day job however, ask yourself a few hard questions.    What... More

    by Jackbluee | 5th of May, 2015

    Hey! Spring time, gardens, gardens, gardens. I am sure I am not the only one thinking of it. Gardens sells very well in stock photography business. But on the other hand, it is very hard to sell a picture of garden. I guess one reason is that there are too many good ones... More
  • Milestone of $4.000,00

    by Maxsp | 16th of April, 2015

      Just reached the milestone of $4.000,00 Yuri, Challenge accepted! See Article
  • New to This World and Happy I Found it

    by Jslaterphotos | 2nd of February, 2015

    I am a fairly new photographer in the real world. I spent four years in the United States Navy, and I was handed a camera by chance. I had no prior interest in photography, or cameras, for that matter, but I happened to be in the right place at the right time. The ship... More
  • $10,000 earned to date: lessons learned

    by Davidwatmough | 3rd of December, 2014

    In May 2009 I joined DT after meeting another photographer who said he earned $480 per month on micro stock sites. It was sometime after I joined before I knew what I was doing.................... even now there's much to learn. The feedback from editors is probably the... More
  • 200 images online

    by Davem01 | 8th of September, 2014

    well, I've made it to 200 images online with the pic of the CTrain in dowtown Calgary  I'm not sure if I have fully grasped the requirements for stock photography as my favourite images don't seem to do too well, this is one of MY favourites but doesn't seem to be that... More
  • Look down to move up

    by Litadoolan | 6th of May, 2014

    A pal runs a yacht hire company that has done nothing but thrive. He has a sun tan all year round and lives on a diet of ice cream cones. It feels like he was born in a bed of roses and I wish him well. Everyone knows someone like that even if it is from reading about... More
  • Hurrah!

    by Kamell | 18th of March, 2014

    I already have a few sales for 12 and 13 credits. This is a very pleasant surprise for me. See Article
  • If Your're Going To Do Stock, Then Do It For Fun AND Profit

    by Wisconsinart | 22nd of December, 2013

    There are many Contributors here who are hobbyist photographers, perhaps specializing in landscapes or wildlife. Nothing wrong with that as most of us are passionate for various types of photography which is part of the road that led us into the world of online microstock.... More
  • Make MORE money from old designs & illustrations

    by Jasnemo | 10th of November, 2011

    I'd like to share a great tip for illustrators who already sell or are considering selling artwork on Dreamstime. This idea has worked extremely well for me. And while this article is a little wordy, if you take the time to read it, I think you will find it very worth your... More
  • Microstock = Microloans

    by Laroach | 28th of September, 2011

    A year ago I decided to donate whatever funds I made from selling microstock images to women entrepreneurs in third world countries. I do this by lending money through microloans at Each loan helps a woman who is working hard to fight poverty and support her family... More
  • Taking a risk

    by Mvogel | 24th of May, 2011

    Here are two examples of a risk that I took last year. This is a random picture that I snapped at a local city fair and a crab on the beach while on vacation. Once I returned home and started going through all of the images I found these images but was worried that they... More
  • Net Profit after Tax

    by Qing02051981 | 3rd of May, 2011

    Net profit is a measure of the profitability of a venture after accounting for all costs. How much have you earn so far from Dreamstime? See Article
  • Finally uploading photos of people besides my daughters

    by Jannelle | 19th of May, 2010

    It took me a while to start thinking about uploading stock beyond just nature,objects,and my daughters. I'm excited to start uploading more photos of people! I'm still not sure what to do though... any suggestions on what is needing? Families, couples, business? I would... More
  • Do you pay your models for submitting photos here?

    by Amnemcova | 31st of March, 2010

    Do you pay your models for submitting photos here? Or some kind of profit? See Article
  • My first 100 usd !

    by Davulcu | 16th of March, 2010

    After a few months I did my first 100 usd. I wanted to share my pleasure and thank to everyone who conributed to my work Thanks and regards Serdar Tibet See Article
  • Exclusive Sale

    by Peter.kirillov | 23rd of November, 2009

    You never know what image would make the most revenue for you. Last month I had my first sell with SR-EL (Sell the Rights) license. It was an image of winter forest. Similar to this (but not exactly like this). Image was staying in my portfolio for two years with just... More
  • Am I really making money from microstock?

    by Marekuliasz | 15th of November, 2009

    I started microstock photography 2 years ago. Today, I have almost 1800 pictures in my portfolio submitted to multiple agencies and working part time for microstock. Every month, I am posting earnings reports in my blog, Pixels Away. There are usually happy showing some... More
  • Not many Sales or Sales are Decreasing?

    by Wisconsinart | 29th of August, 2009

    Are you wondering why you're not getting very many sales? Or are you an old pro with stock but wondering why sales are decreasing? I have some tips that will hopefully be of help. I am new to stock but I have 30 years experience doing freelance art. It is always a struggle... More

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