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  • the first sale

    by Gandolfos | 30th of January, 2012

    Only after a few days and after only 1 view i have my first sale on dreamstime. We hope that this is the first in a long series ... my english it's a shame...sorry ;-) See Article
  • Turning Rejection Into Self-Promotion

    by Angelaostafichuk | 30th of January, 2012

    My name is Angela and I have a rejection problem. It's not the usual suspects that most women my age worry about, so it's slightly tricky on learning how to deal when you can't turn to a friend for advice. I of course, am talking about stock photography rejections. it'... More
  • 7 sales in 7 days

    by Paulvandenberg71 | 24th of January, 2012

    Hello Dreamstimers, This is my first blog and have to figure it out how erverything works. Anyway the reason why I write this is, is that I have 7 sales in 7 days. For me as beginner is this a huge milestone for the moment and I am so happy with it. In september 2010 I... More
  • Finally 800 sales!

    by FabioConcetta | 24th of January, 2012

    Hello everyone! Today is a beautiful day for me, I reached the amazing number of 800 sales, I would never have imagined! As always thank you all for your participation in my blog, a warm greeting! This is the image sold. See Article
  • Milestone - 50 Images Online

    by Ntrifunovic | 24th of January, 2012

    I've just reached 50 images online with this image: Since I joined DT few months ago I had only 7 sales, I'm hoping to see increase in my sales as my portfolio gets bigger... :) My images that had sales: Few newest... More
  • Exclusive Rights

    by Sunguy | 20th of January, 2012

    Greetings Although my regular sales seem okay for a newbie ( 5 over the last week), it appears the real bucks are in someone buying the exclusive rights to an image. Does this happen very often or is it a rare occurrence. I would like to be able to upgrade my mode of transportation... More
  • 100!

    by Onedayoneimage | 10th of January, 2012

    Perhaps a small milestone, but an exciting one for me. My 100th download was yesterday but really and truly the number is not as important as the great experiences I've had shooting the photos, improving skills and being a part of Dreamstime. Here's #100 and I hope to take... More
  • One year on Dreamstime!!!

    by Nero67 | 9th of January, 2012

    Hello everyone, today I celebrate my first year on Dreamstime!!! One year has already passed since I joined DT and I'm very happy and proud to be part of this great community :-) I know that I have a little portfolio but unfortunately my day-job does not allow me to spend... More
  • Low Views, Fast Sales

    by Peanutroaster | 8th of January, 2012

    The question always arises, do views translate into sales? Or what is the connection between sales and views? Basically there is no scientific formula that translates views into sales. Consider the following: An image with high views but no sales might... ....be the... More
  • Santa's Visit

    by Hotmidhun | 5th of January, 2012

    Santa visited me at the beginning of December itself, and stayed with me throughout. It's Jan, and Santa has gone... December had been my BME. While I got the same number of sales in October, the revenue was something quite ushering and remarkable now.. With an RPD of... More
  • Credits remaining

    by Goldution | 4th of January, 2012

    Could anyone tell, i have receieved one credit, have no idea what for.. I never bought any credits, nor converted earnings to credits.. is it a system error, or maybe a petty bonus as i have just had 100 sales? See Article
  • Slowly but surely

    by Phildaint | 31st of December, 2011

    I'm relatively new here and probably have the worst online files to sales going but i plan to keep running with it... Since i started taking photography seriously at the beginning of '09 i have just dumped all my pictures onto various external hard drives with the odd... More
  • Fast sales from new photos!

    by Gbfoto | 29th of December, 2011

    It is the festive season! I got two sales on two new photos within a couple of days being accepted... if only this happened with all photos! ;O) Here are the photos and they were purchased on the 2nd and 5th views! A big thanks to all the buyers out there! More
  • Finally 900 uploads!

    by Popocorn | 25th of December, 2011

    Hi everyone out there! Finally I reached 900 uploads and 1400 sales! It took me 18 months to get there. Thank you all and Happy Holidays! See Article
  • Six Years Microstocking

    by Bright | 23rd of December, 2011

    Three years ago, I was posting "3 Years Microstocking" by discussing about the changing market of (micro)stock photography. Have there been significant changes ever since? The end of year is often an excellent time to look back and think about what... More
  • Early Christmas present - a nice Tiff sale

    by Peanutroaster | 20th of December, 2011

    I've had a good day today sales wise. The most exciting one was this Tiff sale: That image was one of the first ones I uploaded. I'll be looking for it on a billboard or the side of a bus I guess. I also had a nice quick sale of this image that I just recently... More
  • First Sale - First Month results

    by Ntrifunovic | 20th of December, 2011

    I had my first sale exactly a moth ago. With this image Since then I had three more sales (two of them where subscription sales) :), and I have more then doubled size of my portfolio to 30 pictures. These are the images that had sales:... More
  • 200 Sales! Now what?

    by Mvogel | 19th of December, 2011

    A couple of days ago I finally reached 200 sales with the purchase of this image. While this a great milestone, it leaves me wondering what to do next. I do not think that I have reached my creative limit but I am definitely in slump. When I get home from work I... More
  • Tip - One Key to Success is Diversification

    by Peanutroaster | 19th of December, 2011

    "Don't put all of your eggs in one basket" is an old saying that rings true with micro stock photography. At least in my limited experience. Basically there are two schools of thought when it comes to your portfolio: One is that you should concentrate on what you like... More
  • My first 50 - SOLD

    by Streager | 19th of December, 2011

    So, as already the title says, I reached 50 units sold, which was my first goal. Approaching the magic limit of 100 dollars, which is my second goal. I will not request money, because my next goal is, to earn 200, 300 and so on, up to 1000 dollars....... and then continue.... More

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