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  • Microstock adulthood.

    by Petarneychev | 23rd of October, 2010

    Two (of mine) articles back I wrote about the importance of being unique. Lately I've been realizing that I missed one very crucial point, which (imho) is much of the answer to the question why some will make it and some won't (in microstock, at least)... I read contributor'... More
  • Blog articles and sales

    by Mephi55to | 22nd of October, 2010

    It's obvious that if you want a website to be successful you need to fill it up with content like articles, blog articles, etc etc. I've noticed that I only had sales when I wrote here on the blog. It may be a coincidence, because I don't have many files and sales,... More
  • Be The Best "You"

    by Davewebbphoto | 20th of October, 2010

    Getting exposure as a photographer — and making sales — is all about standing out in the crowd. But, in Dreamstime especially, that crowd is VERY, very large. So how do you stand out? It's all about exploiting your unique skills and opportunities. For example, during... More
  • Recently hit $2000

    by Davidwattsjr | 5th of October, 2010

    I just recently hit $2000 in sales. I'm grateful to all the buyers that have found my work useful. Many of you are reading this and are just starting out. My message is simple: keep shooting, keep learning, keep growing. Virtually every time I go out to shoot - I learn... More
  • 300 images!

    by Meryll | 1st of October, 2010

    Today I have achieved 300 images online! My sales has also increased remarkably too so it seems work is rewarded here. Thanks to buyers, thanks to DT! More
  • Second level!

    by Kodols | 30th of September, 2010

    Yes, finally i made it! I have my first second level image! September has been my best month, because of many accepted images, getting exclusive, highest earnings and mountain of motivation. Thans DT for chance to improve myself. See Article
  • How is your September?

    by Meryll | 30th of September, 2010

    I am glad I can say at the end of September that this is my best month ever on DT, with 2x more sales and revenue than in August. To me DT rocks! And how is your September?? See Article
  • a first milestone reached

    by Fotoarts | 24th of September, 2010

    Dear Dreamstime members, I would like to share a really good moment with you: Today I reached my first personal milestone here at Dreamstime. With my sale number 164 I finally crossed the barrier of the minimum payout and was able to request payment the first time here... More
  • First 100 sold !

    by Archangel72 | 24th of September, 2010

    Yes, my first achievement in "only" 9 months on Dreamstime. Well, it could be definitely better, but for now, and with my present humble equipment I am satisfied. The result will be improved next year with my next camera purchase. Can't wait for next Canon "baby" 5D MarkIII,... More
  • I made it to 100 photos online!

    by Mvogel | 17th of September, 2010

    I finally made it to 100 images online today with this picture. It took a lot of work and I learned a ton on the way. Thanks to everyone for your help, encouragement, and support. Now it is on to the next 100 images. See Article
  • New goal, 100 images online

    by Mvogel | 4th of September, 2010

    It has been said that setting goals is one of the keys to success. How else can you know when you have succeeded if you have no goal to measure you progress by. My first goal was to get started when I did in February of this year with my first image accepted by DT.... More
  • First assignment success

    by Deniskelly | 1st of September, 2010

    I'm participating in my first assignment - Hidden Local Treasures - and am thrilled to have one of my submissions approved. This is part of The Wash, a large estuary in Norfolk on the East coast of England. These sheltered mudflats provide a vast feeding ground for... More
  • New Log-in Page

    by Elianehaykal | 1st of September, 2010

    Why haven't anyone mentioned it yet? Not in the forum nor in blogs?!!!! I LoVe ThE nEw WaRm DeSiGn and the fact that it shows photos of your last searched keyword :D See Article
  • One strike, one hit, on base first time at bat

    by Mvogel | 31st of August, 2010

    So I finally got my 50 images online a couple of months ago and the current assignment was the first opportunity that I had to participate. Once I read the assignment I was very excited. I live in a area where we have several UNESCO World Heritage sites, one only a 5 minute... More
  • What microstock photography gives to me.

    by Dmitrytsvetkov | 27th of August, 2010

    I heard about microstock photography a little bit less than a year ago. It was autumn. September or Octomber. I'm start thinking: "I'm not worse than all these people who make there money. Why not to try?" And I upload my favourite files. How I was disapointed when I saw... More
  • Be Successful on DT: Stay Active

    by Visceralimage | 18th of August, 2010

    I took a couple months off from uploading on Dreamstime to prepare for my Russia expedition (5 years in Russia). I also took a break from the message boards on DT. I noticed that my sales dropped by half; most interestingly, my sales of Bald Eagles stopped. My images... More
  • Personal Milestone: Thanks Everyone! Please keep up the good work!

    by Chrissatchwell | 16th of August, 2010

    Today I logged into my account to see a very nice milestone for my account. I am an affiliate for the website, I am a rubbish photographer so I stick to promoting only :) The milestone: I've now made $10,000 in affiliate earnings for myself - nearly all of it is from... More
  • Being Unique is Your Bright Future in Microstock

    by Petarneychev | 29th of July, 2010

    If you've been a part of microstock photography for more than a year then you already (should) know it - unique images sell best, competition is severe on all levels, it's increasingly harder to deliver more (creative) and better content at the same time. If you haven't... More
  • My second payment

    by smartview27 | 26th of July, 2010

    With this photo I was able to request my second payment. Thank you Dreamstime. You are a wonderful partner! See Article
  • My first 100 uploads!

    by Ozmosis | 3rd of July, 2010

    I joined the micro-stock world three years ago, but I started uploading pictures only some months ago. In just three months I reached up to 100 uploads. From my first image on the right to the last image on the right, which is the hundredth one I tried to put great care... More

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