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  • First Sale! - Quantity is not everything

    by Shiny247 | 28th of August, 2014

    My first sale -thank you! I did not expect to sell anything yet. This image has only had 26 views! My portfolio only has 6 images in it at the moment. So maybe you don't need loads of images to get a sale after all! I hope this will inspire all other newbies to not give... More
  • Concept and editorial market

    by Lenutaidi | 24th of August, 2013

    Hi!! Sometimes quality supplementation quantity,sometimes quantity supplementation quality.Was talk and talk more about the concept in stock.Because that brings sale, concept and conceptual. But also some editorial stock bring sales,and you know that. Editorial with... More
  • Dreamstime Submission Rate

    by Toynutz | 27th of November, 2012

    Based on numbers assigned to my Dreamstime submissions in a 10-hour period, I have calculated some interesting figures regarding average Dreamstime submission rates: 26 submissions per minute 1,549 submissions per hour 37,174 submissions per day 260,215 submissions... More
  • Factors of affecting sales

    by Annieyek | 22nd of September, 2011

    Here are the 8 factors that I can think of: 1. Diversify of image 2. Quality of image 3. Quantity of image 4. Exclusivity of image 5. Keywording of image 6. Activeness in blogging and messaging 7. Level of image 8. Your popularity Do you agree? or you can add... More
  • One question: how many picture before to have "enough" sales?

    by Shkyo30 | 17th of July, 2011

    Yes, I ask often to me this question! I'm here since 2 years and I've some sales, not enough for me, but it's never enough, no?! ;-) And I'm also in more than 10 other microstocks websites with between 340 to 550 pictures, it's depend of the site. With the totality,... More
  • Quality versus quantity versus time

    by Bradcalkins | 9th of May, 2011

    From my engineering background I find the quality versus quantity discussion interesting. What seems to be missing from the discussion is a third variable: time. It is kind of meaningless to talk about quantity versus quality as if both can't be accomplished! A simple... More
  • Is size everything?

    by Antloft | 1st of December, 2009

    Well only a quick posting this time folks. Busy with my core business designing so not had a lot of time to devote to the photography. But something that is becoming apparent and has been mentioned before in many other blogs is the 'quality v quantity' decision. Having... More
  • Too many shots!

    by Kikkerdirk | 10th of September, 2009

    I think that if we want to get more attention from the buyers we have to take a little less pictures! Yes indeed less pictures! I see you scratching your head! You look surprised! No this is not a joke! I'm talking from my experience with film. I'm studying analog... More
  • 50 approved -- some thoughts

    by Azschach | 20th of May, 2009

    Two months, after starting in microstock and at Dreamstime, I got 50 approved images online. Overall, I think this is a quite good rate, but I am not that satisfied as I'd like to be. Just an approval rate of ~43%. Hm. Okay, I've mixed new, specific images for microstock... More

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