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  • Free images - donate or not?

    by Julia161 | 6th of September, 2009

    After some of my portfolio images became one year old I decided to try this option. Some people wrote on message board this can be useful for sales, others objected, but you never know untill you see it with your own eyes. So, my first donation was this image , which... More
  • My first EL sales!

    by Lilihu | 6th of September, 2009

    It's really exciting! My first image with W-EL ($23.46). Thanks to all of the Buyersand the Dreamstime team ! See Article
  • $7 in four days, I can do it!

    by Fultonsphoto | 3rd of September, 2009

    Some of the more successful sellers here might get a good laugh out of this one but its all part of the fun. The idea behind my heading is that on the 7th September I will have been online at DT for 1 year, therefore in just over 4 days time actually, I will be 1 years old... 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
  • First Level 2

    by EmeraldUmbrellaStudio | 26th of August, 2009

    I am happy to say that I have my first level 2 image, Most of the downloads have been in the last 4 days so i say bring on fall. To be honest I wasnt really happy with it so I reshot it on a black background to make it pop but either way im happy to have the sales.... More
  • Photography from hobby to work...

    by FabioConcetta | 26th of August, 2009

    Hello everyone, my name is Fabio and photographer for about 8 years. I started with the old Contax and the darkroom for many years, I still remember the excitement of when I dipped the paper in acid and it has become my first picture. Since my wife gave me (I want very well!... More
  • The Niche In Your Back Yard

    by Wisconsinart | 17th of August, 2009

    You can give the same camera to 100 different people yet you will see 100 unique collections of work after the people have created a collection of images. This is because as individuals we all see the world differently and our creativity will gravitate toward what interests... More
  • Starting Model Stock

    by Davidsl222 | 14th of August, 2009

    I recently purchased some lighting to go along with my photo equipment. My intent was to do some product shooting and family art portraits. I love taking photos of my wife in different costumes and poses. We laugh and have fun. (Clean stuff -- mind out of the gutter you.)... More
  • Lucky 13!

    by Mani33 | 14th of August, 2009

    Yesterday August 13th I had two sales... The Hunting Bulls my first photo on DT. Auction my 13th sale, that made it my first level 2 photo. Thanks for the buyer making my milestone with Lucky 13. Cheers ;) More
  • WooooHoooo 200 sales!! :)

    by Amilevin | 12th of August, 2009

    Hi, After 11 active months here in DT I reached another major milestone - my 200th sale. This was the image which was the 200th, also one of my best-sellers: Just wanted to share... :) Ami. See Article
  • Question about Exclusive

    by Amikphoto | 11th of August, 2009

    I'm thinking of Exclusive selling. I never added exclusive photos on dreamtimes. Do you think it's good way for enlarge sales? Now my sales are on the beginning. 1 photo per 2 days. But my sales are growing. What do u think about it? My best sales More
  • Level 5 !!!!!

    by Teekaygee | 11th of August, 2009

    Woo hoo! I just checked my stats, and this shot has just received its 100th download and is now level 5. I had wondered if sales would slow when it made it to level 4 and thus cost more, but buyers are obviously not deterred by higher levels if the image suits their needs.... More
  • 100 images online :)

    by Frantab01 | 6th of August, 2009

    i'm so happy, i have just got two images accepted taking my portfolio to a lovely 3 figure 100 images - i'm hoping to have 200 by the end of the year :) hopefully i'll see more sales hope you're all having a lovely summer More
  • 100 Sales at last...

    by Fultonsphoto | 5th of August, 2009

    Well it finally happened, I have sold my 100th image on DT. Here is the image that made my first milestone possible and with its download it has also moved to level 2 having had 5 downloads, which is an added bonus. Thanks to all the buyers that have bought my images so... More
  • Setting goals

    by Bradcalkins | 3rd of August, 2009

    I think it is a given that setting goals is a good idea and helps to achieve success. By setting intermediate goals you keep yourself going in the short term, while building towards the long terms goals as well. I'm happy to report that setting my own uploading goals... More
  • travel photos sales is icing to the cake

    by Tan510jomast | 30th of July, 2009

    Is my passion for travelling paying off bonus?. Never had I thought to use any of my initial excursion tour to the continent of North African for anything other than having them framed and presented to my house visitors and closed friends. The tour also marked my... More

    by Irisangel | 27th of July, 2009

    This is my latest milestone, 4,300 Downloads. This image is also one of my newest. I just uploaded it last week. The reason I like to post these blogs, is to hopefully, give people just starting out here, a reason to believe that with hard work, dedication and patience, you... More
  • How i use my collections

    by Jordanrusev | 27th of July, 2009

    What you do to link your similar images , like furnitures for example. I put a link of my collection in the description of the image. For example see image below: The description is: Design of TV in sea. Ecological electronics. More furnitures and electronics... More
  • Ever sold the rights to your photo?

    by Voodooshack | 23rd of July, 2009

    When submitting photos to Dreamstime, you are asked if you would like the option to sell the rights to your photo with a suggested starting price of $300. Has anyone ever actually had this happen? Did you set the price or was it the suggested price, which changes depending... More
  • Be Diverse and perservere

    by EmeraldUmbrellaStudio | 14th of July, 2009

    For all the new contributors who are getting frustrated with not getting sales and feeling like the time and effort that they spend is being wasted. Fear not just remember that Microstock is a Marathon not a sprint. Over the last month or so I have tried to focus more... More

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