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  • 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
  • My good luck image

    by Ladyamber | 11th of July, 2009

    This is my first image that reached the level 2. At last! But more than that - this image was also my first sale here at DT. :-) See Article
  • 500 sales :)

    by Mitch1921 | 10th of July, 2009

    Today I reach 500 DLs... I'm so happy.... Here is my 500th image sold.. It's also my best selling image and best earning... Thank you everyone :) :) :) See Article
  • Help the buyers buy your images

    by Amilevin | 5th of July, 2009

    Hi, I guess most of you, like myself, put a lot of effort in order to upload more and more images to DT. It's a heavy time consumer, we need to think of an idea, plan how to shoot it with all considerations, set up lights, scenery etc.. , take the actual photos, precess... More
  • 1,010 Sales On Dreamtime.

    by Ongchangwei | 2nd of July, 2009

    I am very happy, today i got total 1010 sales in Dreamstime. Had one photo in Level 3 48 In Level 2. OCWO Creation More
  • Sales Drop....

    by Asaliro | 2nd of July, 2009

    I am so disappointed with my June sales, because it's only 7 images downloaded. I have no idea, why my sales is drop. My monthly average sales is about 20 images or about $20 something. I hope my sales will raising again for the next month. More
  • I haz a sad face

    by Denisebeverly | 1st of July, 2009

    My sales are slow..totally my fault... haven't been submitting lately. but...I haz a sad face because my last two sales are subscriptions. Lowest either one had ever earned was 50 cents waaayyyy back in 2007. The highest 3.00 each as late as May of this year. Last... More
  • Which pictures are better to promote?

    by Charlydamart | 1st of July, 2009

    I’m a DT member since October 08 and I have 99 pictures on line (wow, almost 100!) and some of them have a lot of views (more than 300) but any sale. No one sale: On the other hand, I have some pictures that have been sold with few views. High... More
  • It seems I know... (what helps our sales the most)

    by Julia161 | 30th of June, 2009

    Being registered here since December 2007, I really started to upload in 2008, August. Before This I had read a lot of articles written by happy photographers who made good money on stock. What they said sounded very optymistic - a sort of "shoot what you want and sell each... More
  • 4+ Months for the first 100 DLs

    by Lcjtripod | 29th of June, 2009

    I am happy with the results on DT with 100 DLs in just over 4 months here as a new member. A little more than 500 images on line now and I will be adding more. I also have earned my first paycheck on DT in less than 4 months. This is the image sold as number 100.... More
  • New Trend in n/a Sales

    by Sgcallaway1994 | 29th of June, 2009

    I'm noticing a new trend: 1. 75% (6/8) of my last downloads are from n/a sales 2. I don't have any photos in the free section 3. ALL of my photos are in both private and public COLLECTIONS What does this mean: (My Conclusions)? 1. The search engine has changed... More
  • How to Use Dreamstime Image Collections to Market Your Stock Images

    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 the Dreamstime site. It's the perfect... More
  • 4 more to go....

    by Rebeccaosborn | 23rd of June, 2009

    I've got 4 more sales to go before i reach 100 sales! (which i'm well excited about!) I haven't been very active at all the last few months on here, but the more sales i'm getting, the more its urging me onto getting out there and getting some new snaps! Good luck... More
  • My first sale.....:)

    by Nicophaser | 18th of June, 2009

    This is my first time in the DT on the picture to download, thanks to download it, I hope more people like my pictures, and download them, and so I am free, I will upload as much as possible more more picture. See Article
  • My first photo on dreamstime

    by Nicophaser | 16th of June, 2009

    This is my first photo on, I should like to commemorate. At present, I have only 17 images online. Than others, this is a very small number. My English not very good, but I would like to find out how to improve the sales picture. More
  • How do you encourage your referals to upload more?

    by Robisklp | 15th of June, 2009

    I have my own blog about microstock business with some referal links. People that are new at microstock will soon forget to upload photos, if they dont get any downloads. You know all that with first sales comes great encouragement to upload more. What i do personaly- i download... More
  • Oh happy day, finally made 50 images online!

    by Alaskaparks | 14th of June, 2009

    Please check out my portfolio, I think i'm finally getting the hang of it! See Article
  • Reached 1000 sales in two years

    by Robisklp | 1st of June, 2009

    It took me 2 years to reach 1000 sales in DT. Now i think that i'm really getting better at doing illustrations on the last months, but it's still much to learn. Now i'm going to slow down on doing illustrations and will try to learn something new. Would like to get more... More
  • My Dreamstime sales back up over $100 per month

    by Litifeta | 28th of May, 2009

    This month saw a boost to my sales even though I have not submitted for a while. The benefit of Dreamstime as a micro is that your sales continue to grow even if your portfolio stays static. My average sale price has rocketed up to $1.75 each which to me is very very good.... More

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